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PlayStation Plus Update: Vanquish Joins Instant Game Collection

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Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

We’ve got a monster update to the Instant Game Collection today as not one, but two fantastic games are coming to PS Plus members for free! By now, you’ve got your hands on last week’s addition: Closure. Dungeon Defenders is still free in PlayStation Plus, and has a PS3 Community XP Event coming up this Thursday (register here for more info).

With tomorrow’s PlayStation Store Update, you’ll be able to download Vanquish and Mega Man Maverick Hunter X free if you’re a PS Plus member. We’ve got more including special content for Dust 514, and a launch week discount; so without further ado, let’s get to the goods.

Don’t have PlayStation Plus? Go to the PlayStation Store on your PS3 or PS Vita or click here to get access via the Sony Entertainment Network online store.

February 19th PlayStation Plus Update

Vanquish (PS3)

PSN Price: $19.99, Free for PS Plus members

Celebrate the release of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance by playing one of Platinum’s finest action titles: Vanquish. The same studio that’s bringing you Raiden this week, also delivered one of the finest sci-fi shooters in Vanquish. Check out its fast and fluid combat system, experience the visceral melee combat, and download this PS3 Full Game free as a PS Plus member.

Mega Man Maverick Hunter X (PSP and PS Vita Compatible)

PSN Price: $9.99, Free for PS Plus members

An enhanced remake of the classic Mega Man X, complete with 3D character models, remixed music, and all new unlockable features, this is classic Mega Man turned up to 11. When Sigma leads a group of Reploids in a revolt against mankind, it’s up to X and Zero to protect the world from ruin. You can download this title free as a PS Plus member and play it on your PS Vita, or PSP.

Dust 514 Starter Pack

PSN Price: $9.99, Free for PS Plus members

DUST 514 brings intense infantry combat, large-scale warfare, and deep character advancement to a free-to-play massively multiplayer shooter. Wage war in the next generation of first-person shooters, where a single victory could prove the crushing blow to a galactic empire of thousands of online EVE Online gamers. While the game is still in its beta phase, you can take advantage of this free Starter Pack. Remember, additional content you purchase in Dust 514 while it’s in beta will be carried over to your account when the game sees its full release. You can download Dust 514 now, and it’s free to play.

Urban Trial Freestyle (PS3 and PS Vita – No Cross Buy)

20% off for PS Plus members (PS3 Version: Original price: $14.99; PS Plus Price: $11.99 PS Vita Version: Original price: $9.99; PS Plus Price: $7.99)

Urban Trial Freestyle challenges players to push their risk-taking to the absolute limits and deliver maximum stunt rewards. The game`s nonstop action is complemented by a host of features including multiple game modes, leader boards, rider and bike customization, and much more. With slick urban detailed graphics and an innovative physics engine fine-tuned for fun pick-up and play, the game has been specifically engineered to get the most out of both PS3 and PS Vita versions.Learn more about the game from the PlayStation Blog’s coverage and download it this week!

PlayStation Community Update 2-15-2013

Don’t forget about the upcoming Dungeon Defenders PS3 Community XP event as well! The game is still free for PS Plus members. Click here to learn more on how to sign up for this event!

Lastly, if you haven’t downloaded Retro City Rampage or PAYDAY: The Heist, today is the last day they will be free in PS Plus; same goes for the Critter Crunch, Derrick the Deathfin and Karateka discounts.

Let us know your feedback on PlayStation Plus in the comments below, and don’t forget to use the poll links to speak your mind about what content you liked the most. If you want to see what the rest of the PlayStation community is talking about, head over to the PlayStation Community Forums in the PS Plus space to continue chatting about PS Plus, or find other topics to contribute your thoughts to, or start one for yourself. See you in the comments!

PS Plus Update 2-19-13

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jordoborg said:

February 22nd, 11:03 am

I have had a US PS+ account for a while now and am fairly satisfied with it, but it IS hard to look at the EU ps+ without some jealousy. I just got a free month of ps+ EU and got sleeping dogs, limbo, and f1 race stars; now next month, I get ME3, MGSHD, DOA5, Puddle, and Joe Danger? I’ve already renewed my EU plus service, but not sure I’m going to renew my US plus now!


February 22nd, 11:12 am

How about throwing us one of the bones you’ve been giving to EU? Also, where is my $10 credit? I’ve been buying stuff from the store left and right b/c I am sick of waiting for Sony to give us PS+ gamers something worth while. A guy I know has had his subscription for a month while I’ve had mine since August (year subscriber). He also hasn’t spent a dime, yet gets free credit? SMH. Come on Sony, what gives?

auskyem said:

February 22nd, 1:56 pm


Is it safe to say PS+ isn’t going anywhere when PS4 comes out? I wanted to extend mine (even with December expiration, but I (and others) would like certainty before this.

AnoyoIkari said:

February 22nd, 3:06 pm

@503 I’ve seen Morgan answer that question several times. He assured that PS+ is here to stay. Though no information how it will tie into PS4 itself.

rockxx2 said:

February 22nd, 11:52 pm

please dead or alive 5 and mass effect 3 for plus please

monyotone said:

February 23rd, 8:21 am

I downloaded Vanquish yesterday. It’s one of the games I wasn’t willing to pay 30 bucks for because I didn’t know if it would pay off, but now I’m really glad we got it. Even if you’re not the greatest shooter fan, it’s a really fun experience.

bcduggan said:

February 23rd, 9:42 am

The Problem

First, how big is vanquish? The download says 12 GB. My system settings say I have 21 GB left but when I go to download Vanquish it says I do not have enough space available for it.


I keep getting an error saying “there is not enough free space in your system storage” whenever I attempt to download Vanquish. Since Vanquish is 11.6 GB and I have 21 GB something is wrong, either with what it actually says the game takes up or what it actually downloads. Since this game is SUPPOSEDLY A BIG DEAL I was hoping to try it but since my original post got lost on blind eyes and apparently is not a big deal with SONY, and the other issues I have had with the PS plus membership, I should just get rid of the membership when it expires in March or April.

Morgan, or whoever reads this from SONY, if you think I am calling you out, I am. If I call the 800 number, I get nice people who are clueless to what is going on. If I post on here, I see too much sarcasm from other posters, and usually a lackadaisical attitude from SONY. All I want is to be able to fully enjoy my plus membership. I can’t seem to do that though.

Ed_Corben said:

February 23rd, 12:48 pm

Why is Mega Man not free for me? It’s 9,99, no free offer. Is the offer already over?

x_D3adKl0wn_x said:

February 23rd, 3:06 pm

@507 I’ve noticed that you need roughly twice the space of the download free on your HDD to get the games. I imagine this is due to needing room for the initial install download as well as space for the game to install to. once the install is done the first file is deleted and only the game remains. So, in the case of Vanquish, 11.6GB X 2 = 23.2GB approx required space needed to download and install the game.

Honestly though, while I agree that it must be annoying not knowing why it wasn’t working for you, and that it should explain this on PSN, this is a rather easy thing to google and find out, so I’m not sure why you are “Calling them out” without looking into the issue yourself first.

bcduggan said:

February 23rd, 5:00 pm


What you said in the first paragraph would be plausible IF on my second PS3, the one my wife uses,ever had this issue and she is down to 2.5 GB of space left. She has downloaded games practically down to 1GB left. However she has never had this issue.

It is annoying especially when you call the 800 number to be bounced around to 3-4 different live people and no one knows the answer to the questions you have. I “called them out” because since they had the billing issue with the store back in August/September, I have had nothing but problems with the store and my plus account. I have called customer service over all the other problems, and I just do not want to be subjected to being bounced around again to not be given a reasonable answer.

I posted an edited version of the original post at post 507 because the other half of the original post bothered me but I am ok with the other half of the original post. Also posted a second time because I believed the first post was essentially “lost”.

KaneTheGoth said:

February 23rd, 5:41 pm

You do need double the space for majority of games (if not all). Say the game is 8GB, you need 16gb free — 8GB to download the file which then self-extracts during the install to the HD.. They have said this several times over on the EU blog.

Perhaps some of the smaller games don’t need to be unpacked in this way? Just a thought…

bcduggan said:

February 23rd, 7:36 pm


Doubling the space doesn’t make sense, especially since the download process only says download and install, the processes are not broken down beyond that. Also, since I like in the USA, I really have no reason to use the EU blog.

Thanks for the help though.

I_Like_Tomatoes said:

February 23rd, 8:24 pm

we better have mass effect 3 and DOA 5 in the US store next moth

rockxx2 said:

February 23rd, 9:59 pm

please dead or alive 5 for ps plus

galenzo92 said:

February 23rd, 10:11 pm

Hey, morgan. The dust starter packs doesn’t show as free, it still says 9,99. What about that? I was planing to start playing dust after I got that pack, now I’m like “whatever, I didn’t want to play that game anyway”
Can somebody fix that? Thanks

josephgp said:

February 24th, 8:04 am

Oooh!!!! Come On!!!! This sh”·$” games doesn’t compare to the ones from Ps Europe, what’s happening here????

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