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PlayStation Plus Update: RE5 Gold Edition Free for Plus, Portal 2 Discounted, More

Morgan Haro's Avatar Posted by Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

Oh hey, November. Almost didn’t see you there with all of your fall colors, national holidays, and general autumn revelry. While the temperature may be dropping, Plus is getting ready to deliver some great content. We’re happy to kick off this month with Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition, free for PlayStation Plus members! There’s more to discuss of course, so read on to get info on all the goods.

Don’t have PlayStation Plus? Go to the PlayStation Store on your PS3 or click here to get access.

November 6th PlayStation Plus Update

Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition

Free for Plus Members

This version of the original acclaimed Resident Evil 5 expands on the action-packed gameplay by including 2 extra episodes, one of which features Chris Redfield with series veteran Jill Valentine, along with extra costumes, content, and more. Of course it comes with the complete Resident Evil 5 story; playable solo, or via local or online co-op. If you haven’t tried one of the best Resident Evil titles this generation, now is your chance.

Portal 2

30% off for PlayStation Plus Members (Regular price: $19.99, PS Plus Price: $13.99)

One of 2011’s best titles and on multiple ‘Game of the Year’ lists, Portal 2 is coming to PSN and is coming in at a steal of a price for Plus members. Navigate ground breaking environment-based puzzles based on moving your character through a series of self-generated portals while experiencing the game’s outstanding story. This release also coincides with a patch for the game that enables PlayStation Move support as well!

Portal 2 In Motion

30% off for PlayStation Plus Members (Regular price: $9.99, PS Plus Price: $6.99)

So you wanted more Portal? PlayStation Move owners get the exclusive slice of cake with Portal 2 In Motion. The new addition to the series introduces new gameplay mechanics; including scaling and rotation of objects as well as portal surfing. These new abilities are all required as the player progresses through an increasingly challenging set of test chambers, but require new thinking to solve.

When Vikings Attack (Cross-Buy on PS Vita and PS3)

30% off for PlayStation Plus Members (Regular price: $9.99, PS Plus Price: $6.99)

Another PlayStation Network exclusive; this dynamic adventure features fast-paced battles pitting up to four co-operative players against the Viking hordes, and maniacally competitive “Versus” arenas where players can test their skills against friends. With online cross-platform play, and a certified Cross-Buy game where buying it on one device entitles you to downloading it on the other; Plus members will be getting the best deal on this one-of-a-kind PlayStation experience.
ABSOLUTE SUPERCARS (Only available in US)

20% off for PlayStation Plus Members (Regular price: $9.99, PS Plus Price: $7.99)

If you’re looking for an accessible racing game that still beats with the heart of some of the world’s audacious supercars, look no further. From Ferrari, to Pagani, to Aston Martin and McLaren, there’s a car for everyone and a series of stunning tracks to race them on.

It’s a jam-packed lineup this week, and there will be plenty more to come throughout the month. Before we go, let’s take a look back on some of the content we released in October and get your thoughts on what hit you the best.

What was your favorite PlayStation Plus content update from October?

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Check back next week where we’ll have a puzzling new addition to the Plus family. Until then, I’ll see you in the comments!

PlayStation Plus Update 11-5-2012

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Lucent85 said:

November 5th, 8:18 pm


“+ DrSmoov on November 5th, 2012 at 9:23 am said:
Worst update ever. What an awful and racist game. RE5:Kill all Black People – you should be ashamed. I sold this game 3 days after I was given it as a present. Did not beat it, did not care too. I sold it, and I am opposed to selling or buying used games, but that game was so awful it makers of that game deserved to suffer.”

Really? Not this thing again. How many time does it have to be said that it’s all about the location. You can even see not all of the Majini were black. =l

nolo451 said:

November 5th, 8:29 pm

Well, seeing as how it was mentioned before Resident Evil 5 wouldn’t be free, but now it is, I’m not going to buy Red Dead Redemption, I think I’ll wait for that and see if it “doesn’t come up” in the next few months. *wink, wink*

onard00 said:

November 5th, 8:33 pm

Great Update… Still waiting for Black Friday to buy my own PS3.. Should be fun..

ultraryuuzan said:

November 5th, 8:36 pm

♥_♥ I’m loving my playstation plus membership. Keep it up team USA. I wonder what they have in their sleeves for next week.

TJF588 said:

November 5th, 8:47 pm

@305 onard00 – That’s when I got my first, back in 2010! Came with LBP GotY(?) and MNR.

superbrosclassic said:

November 5th, 9:00 pm


meFreeman said:

November 5th, 9:07 pm

Oh well, too bad for me, alread have RE5 GOLD, hope the Vita content will be good…

drGiggless said:

November 5th, 9:20 pm

It’s about dam time we get a quality game on North American PS+. I hope this is the start of a trend and not just an aberration.

Kchow23 said:

November 5th, 9:54 pm

This isn’t so PS Plus related, but please add the functionality to upgrade from a sub-account to a master account. Creating a new account isn’t an option because I would lose all the content I have purchased and my trophies and this should really become the end goal of a sub account which is to branch out to your own PS3.

Kchow23 said:

November 5th, 9:55 pm

Otherwise, I am happy to see sales on quality DLC (hopefully some free later down the road) and games along with some great free games as well… just stay consistent.

silenttrick99 said:

November 5th, 10:53 pm

This is a nice drop for this week although I wish their would be more discounts on more games like counter strike or god of war orgins.

sicuro95 said:

November 5th, 11:14 pm

This is a nice Plus update, but i already owned RE5 Gold Edition on disc, and bought it for 45$ a few months, and now your giving it for free, i feel cheated wasting 45$ :(

YungShep said:

November 5th, 11:18 pm

good update! im consolidating my 60gb and 320gb for the slimmer 500gb this FRIDAY! looking forward to the ps plus 30 day trial :) but i already planned to renew anyway for the entire year!

. i missed saves :)

when vikings attack at 7 bucks? 2 versions! and cross-play! that’s alot of win right there :)

one thing. off topic.

the ps store has difficulties searching for God of War: Ghost of Sparta/ps3 version. i tried searching it, it only gave me the psp version all the time. i was able to find it through the new search, but it only gave me the premium version which gave me the indication, that i never bought the game ever.. (which i purchased when i had ps+)

needless to say i had to go through my download list to get it back on my hdd. thought it would be some help to get that out. navigating is still a bit rough on the edges..

kiratachibana said:

November 5th, 11:48 pm


Thanks for the update, I played RE5 on PC but would really love to try it on PS3 with move!
And I can’t wait for Portal 2 DLC too!

greasesman2 said:

November 6th, 12:07 am

This is awesome I enjoy the re series on ps1 & 2 was holding off getting this just in case it showed up on plus. Now its here, now just waiting for ps+ for my vita but im still stuck on zero escape and nfs on my vita dunno how i am going to find the time for all the games. I think my purchase of ps+ last month was a great time to do it. Free ps vita and free ps3 games who could ask for more. Thanks Sony and Morgan.

Also Morgan your doing a great job, you keep doing your thing and know we appreciate you keeping us informed on this stuff. I hope u can get some inside info from polyphony about gran turismo vita sometime so I can be all pumped for that as well.

melodicmizery said:

November 6th, 12:07 am

3rd week in a row of useless updates, the entire world has re5 already and if not i dunno why not its been discounted time and time again in the ps store. i guess ill have to stick to payday heist for another few weeks until something usefull is actually posted. there hasnt been a good month since feb!!!! and most the games posted are still from feb. i dont think im going to renew next month

ChainClutch said:

November 6th, 12:45 am

WHAT!! WHAT! RE5 gold for plus members! hell yea!!! glad i join plus at a good time woohoo!!

The_Dukenator said:

November 6th, 12:48 am

@315 You have the disc anyway, so you don’t have to download a large file, unless you wanted to. Saves should be compatible though.

@319 I’m not interested in Payday Heist. Just wait.

@305 I got my PS3 last year 2 days before Christmas for $9, and I happened to be there looking for something else at the time.

The_Dukenator said:

November 6th, 12:51 am

I meant $90

ralph-sa said:

November 6th, 1:01 am

幸亏我主美服 哈哈 ~~给力啊!

ralph-sa said:

November 6th, 1:24 am

我要 维京人 PS3 + PSV 很给力 。 现在PSV 各种饥渴,需要这样的活动!

RateX_BR said:

November 6th, 2:18 am

Finally a good update! Thanks for hearing our feedbacks! ;)

ultraryuuzan said:

November 6th, 2:46 am

I have a request. Tell them to make Gallop Racer I ( Playstation 1 game) available on playstation plus IGC with online support. Online support is the only thing that the game didn’t have because it was a PS1 game. Players would be able to use the game’s horses or they could also breed their own horses and play against each other online.

hung187 said:

November 6th, 2:49 am

I got the platinum for Resident evil 6 for days ago. The best RE in my eyes. I had Resident evil 5 last year but now I will be getting this one again. I dont know why people have to say that RE 5 and 6 are bad games. It’s like no one is happy with anything SONY gives out for free. People should be happy that we dont have to PAY to use the PSN. thank you SONY keep up the great work.

TheMART said:

November 6th, 2:58 am

Still no PSVita instant game collection update?

My definition of ‘soon’ probably is another one than Sony’s…

Kchow23 said:

November 6th, 2:59 am

Just thought of this, but it would be great if the Sort and Filter options could be brought up by using L2 and R2 instead of forcing us to scroll to the very top.

Dijitaal2012 said:

November 6th, 3:40 am

I just spent 40 bucks on psn. I spend too much money on psn. I only play most the games I buy once. I probably have over 200 games on psn now with the plus games included. Keep up the discounts. Oh, and give us Joe danger the movie, or thps HD. Theyre the only good games on psn I dont own now. Thanks.

CharlieDelta6 said:

November 6th, 3:40 am

Morgan what about plus users who already have RE5 gold??¿¿ This is like the third game they offer and I already have in my collection, is there anything u can do? Its sad to wait til plus offer a new game and realise i already have it :(

CATNDHAT777 said:

November 6th, 4:03 am

I thought Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition is supposed to be the free full game. Why is it still not showing in the store? :(

TheMART said:

November 6th, 4:07 am


USA’s update is always Tuesday evening, EU’s is Wednesday evening after 18.00 hours. It has never been any different…

CATNDHAT777 said:

November 6th, 4:09 am

Oh, ok. Thanks TheMART! I’m new to playstation plus.. :)

TheMART said:

November 6th, 4:23 am

No problems! Not sure if its 6PM in USA too or different, EU’s store also updates a few hours later the last few weeks, but tonight you should be able to download and play RE5 Gold! Enjoy

favian said:

November 6th, 4:28 am

Vanquish = Must get game. ASAP. Best action game this generation. No contest

thekobal said:

November 6th, 4:46 am

My PS3 Fat died yesterday and today I got a Ultra Slim.
Nice update. I was waiting for RE5 Gold. I really love having PS Plus :)

Belkan2087 said:

November 6th, 5:40 am

RE5 Gold!!! Nice!!!.

WanyaRolf said:

November 6th, 5:55 am

Well, another free game that I already own. Am I supposed to buy a game or just way till I get it for free? Feels like paying for the same content twice. I’ve paid my ps+ service, and i buy a game, and they both give the same (old) game. I saw a suggestion about a trade in, or something like that, if it is offered a game that you, a dear sony fan and supporter of the industry, already bought.
If you haven’t played RE5 in the three years since has been released, what’s the good thing about getting for free now?
I think that free games should be worthy. Like, imagine, getting Dishonored, or any new releases. Maybe they could make it secret, so to keep the hype of what’s coming for PS+. Or do what they did when there were the Big Hack. Give you 3 out of 5 games to choose from.
Anyway, getting RE5 is extremely disapointing. It’s a good game (and that increases the number of people who already own it) but it’s 3 years old.

ToKKeNbL00dMoNeY said:

November 6th, 5:55 am

YEAH!!! Resident Evil 5 is an amazing game and i can’t wait to play the crap out of it :P and Portal is also an amazing game, i love how a few years back it won awards beating out uncharted 3 and skyrim :D

javoff08 said:

November 6th, 6:04 am

I’ve always wanted to play RE5 but never got the chance (it wasn’t a priority). I’m very pleased, as always, with everything you give to us + users.

Keep up the great work!

TheMART said:

November 6th, 6:05 am

Agreed with poster above me that it is needed to give more recent retail AAA games for PS3. And then not just the sad selling ones like Motorstorm 3 (Motorstorm 2 is a much better game BTW).

Otherwise the more die hard gamer already owns the better games. PS+ then only becomes logical for new PS3 owners or those that never really bought a lot of games in the first place already.

Damn, I want that PSVita instant game collection update to happen :-)


November 6th, 6:55 am

When does it become available?

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    Morgan Haro said:

    November 6th, 11:22 am

    This content will be available with the 11/6 PS Store Update. Usually it updates between 11a – 5pm PST.

Femup said:

November 6th, 7:18 am

I guess I’m in the minority here. I’m glad so many people can play RE5 now, but I think it was a poor choice with the timing. Just last month, many many people already got RE5 with the RE6 Anthology Edition. I understand not everyone bought it, but the option was still there. Its like someone was trying to sell a bunch of stuff cheap, there wasnt much interest, and now they’re just giving them away. I know that some free games released on PS+ will be ones I already own, but it just seems like a wasted giveaway now to a good chunk of the audience. That, or this is just a promotional ploy to sell more copies of RE6

hatenchaos said:

November 6th, 7:25 am

While I appreciate what the PS+ team is doing and think the PS+program is a good idea, I really do think the program needs an overhaul. As the program is currently set-up, PS+ members that buy a lot of games are actually penalized for being members by paying AGAIN for content that they have already paid for. Like many posters here have already noted, PS+ should be revamped so as to either:

1) give gamers a choice of free games (i.e. a pick-one-of-three possibilities kind of thing), or

2) give people a PSN credit if they choose to NOT take the free offered game (for example, I played and beat RE5 many years ago and have no desire to play that terrible game again. In my proposed system, instead of choosing to download the game, I could choose say, a $2 credit that would be added to my PSN wallet in lieu of the free game. This system would satisfy both the PS+ members who actually want the free game and the PS+ members who already own or have played the free game).

I hope somebody at Sony America is actually open to suggestion as to how to make the PS+ program better ;-)

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    Morgan Haro said:

    November 6th, 11:22 am

    There are some operational hurdles in regards to implementing that type of system, but we are looking more closely at how to best take care of Plus members who may already have the content drops. But it would take some time, and although I do acknowledge the point, it may not be something we can address. But nevertheless, the feedback is helpful, thank you!

kaka_campolongo said:

November 6th, 7:38 am

GREAT, finally….

RESIDENT EVIL 5 GE this is amazing…

NewerDCD said:

November 6th, 7:44 am

Say, I’ve always wondered…is there a specific time-frame on Tuesdays when PS+ updates? If there is, it’d be awesome to know, as I have to constantly check and recheck the PS Store while waiting for the update and stuff.

CaveBo said:

November 6th, 7:53 am

Awesome! Picking up Portal 2 and the DLC. Can’t wait to play it with Move. RE5 too!

blaxarbush said:

November 6th, 8:12 am

I still don’t see the game available to download in the PS+ section of the store. Whats going one. I was told to just wait 24 hrs. Well, it has been 24hrs and the game is still not there. I’ve done a system update. Everything is all there excluding the game.

BTW, for all those complaining cause you already have the game. Well guess what. Some people like myself don’t have this game nor have we ever played it. I can’t afford to always purchase game so thats why I got PS+ so I can have a new game (whether or not its really new new) to play every month. Now, it’s getting to be weekly. Which is great. So just because you already own the game doesn’t mean the game for November was a bad choice.

Another thing, go ahead and download the game. That way its easier on the system and performs a lot better then having to use an external data source (the disc) to pull content through the system. Having the game on the HDD requires less processing power and doesn’t wear out the system as fast.

TwinDad said:

November 6th, 8:24 am


It’s great to imagine getting a new title that was just released for PS+. However I think you need to reflect on it from the other side of the fence. You are a publisher that just spent $30 million dollars developing your brand new game. It’s release day and you are looking forward to selling you game and making $30 a copy. You want to sell a million copies and at least get your money back. Instead you decided to give it away for free and lose $30 million.

Sure it’s a bit dramatic, but you have to imagine that blockbuster AAA titles won’t happen at launch and would be at least months before they appear on PS+. Financially, the publisher can’t afford it. I know people will point out that they could survive by selling DLC for their game. I’m sure it makes large amounts of money but not $30 million.

UnholyBahamut said:

November 6th, 8:25 am

^ ^ The store update every tuesday at night, so you have to wait a little longer.

blaxarbush said:

November 6th, 8:27 am

Thanks +UnholyBahamut. I guess its just me being impatient. LOL. I’ll be waiting and it’ll be just that much better when I see it available when I get off of work.

TwinDad said:

November 6th, 8:27 am


I don’t know who told you to wait 24 hours and update your system but the store has not been updated yet by Sony.

The price change in the store needs to manually changed. The game will not be free until Sony pushed a big red button to make it free. They publish the store (change prices) at a Random time during the day on Tuesday of each week. It can happen from Noon- 8pm Pacific Time.

Wait until you see the post from Grace Chen for this weeks store update. When you see that post go to the store and find the RE5 game in the PS Plus update.

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