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PS Plus: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Free for Members

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Dive into the expansive realm of Kingdoms of Amalur, a fantasy tale penned by famed author R.A. Salvatore. There are plenty of options to customize your character and the way you defeat your foes, so role-playing fans will be right at home here. Whether you prefer magic, melee weapons or to be a little more rogue-ish, Kingdoms of Amalur’s flexible combat system will let you play how you want. In addition, there are discounts on several titles including Flashback HD, Darksiders II, Red Faction: Armageddon and MX vs. ATV: Alive.

All of these PS Plus benefits will be available after PlayStation Store updates tomorrow, 10/1.

PlayStation Plus 10-1-2013

Instant Game Collection

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (PS3)

Free for PS Plus members, Regular Price: $19.99

Kingdoms of Amalur
Immerse yourself in an all-new massive universe from the minds of bestselling author R.A. Salvatore, world-renowned artist Todd McFarlane, and legendary game designer Ken Rolston. Choose your path and battle through a sprawling master-crafted world featuring some of the most intense, responsive, and customizable RPG combat ever.


Flashback HD (PS3)

PS Plus Price: $7.99, Regular Price: $9.99

Flashback HD
20 years after the original game’s launch, Conrad is enlisted back to active service for the triumphant return of one of the most acclaimed franchises in gaming history. It is Flashback re-imagined. The original Core-Team revamped their own creation, leveraging the best of today’s technology while remaining true to the classic side-scroller that set the standards of the genre in the 90’s.

Other Discounts

Game Title PS Plus Price Regular Price
Wheel Of Fortune Ultimate Edition $17.19 $21.49
Jeopardy! Ultimate Edition $17.19 $21.49
Wheel Of Fortune & Jeopardy! Complete Pack $19.59 $24.49
MX vs. ATV: Alive $8.99 $11.99
MX vs. ATV: Alive Ultimate Edition $19.99 $24.99
Darksiders II $17.99 $23.99
Darksiders II Ultimate Edition $26.99 $35.99
Darksiders + Darksiders 2 Ultimate Edition $31.49 $41.99
Red Faction Armageddon Ultimate Edition $11.24 $14.99

We’ll be back next week with more details on the game arriving to the Instant Game Collection as well as any other benefits we can share.

If you’ve got feedback on today’s Plus update make sure you leave a comment below. To discuss all things PlayStation, including this update, you can also head over to the PlayStation Community Forums where you’ll find topics you can contribute your thoughts to, or start one for yourself.

Add Your Own

heckon said:

September 30th, 3:07 pm

Any chance we see Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon on sales? If its been already I must have missed it. I’m sure the day I get it I’ll see it on sales the week after…

StealthBlade98 said:

September 30th, 3:19 pm

Finally Kingdoms of Amalur is on PSN+, while i already have the game and close to platting it i think this game is something everyone should experience it’s freaking amazing. Shame what happened to 38 Studios. :(

boomstickbhg said:

September 30th, 3:23 pm

@72/poster of video link.

In this age of reviewers and media being bought off by game devs or console makers, It’s quite refreshing and encouraging to see that people aren’t going to accept all the baloney without at least stating their opinions.

Not to mention all the other issues often caused by the main console companies themselves.

We should be nicer to our fellow gamers and people who simply have tastes or opinions that don’t match our own.

But there is also a lot of reason in recent years for gamers to be upset and voicing this is a good thing. Some of the words chosen are not I’ll admit.

All in all the UK video was very amusing, but the guy comes off as a bit of an arrogant know it all, so I can’t take them seriously. Also don’t know what a ‘gamespot’ is.

SpyTech35 said:

September 30th, 3:30 pm

Will the dlc for Amalur be on sale at all?

Satnamji said:

September 30th, 3:40 pm

Very happy with Kingdoms of Amalur being added to the IGC as I’ve been looking to get into a fantasy RPG time sink while everyone else plays GTA V. :P

dkarlowicz10 said:

September 30th, 3:41 pm

Flashback HD would be perfect on the Vita. I have a PS3 also, but I think that this is better suited for the Vita. Why are games like this one skipping the Vita?

ArkonBlade said:

September 30th, 3:44 pm

A few of the games on sale look pretty good but the sale price isn’t very good. At least though kingdom of Alalur is free ths week. Heard it was a pretty decent game. So good free game this week. Was hoping for. Better sale…

On PS3 and some vita games. Oh well… More money to spend on PS4 games when it comes out I guess.

Pyrokid16 said:

September 30th, 3:45 pm

Hmm I say Put FarCry3 Out on The Instant Download Section Of The Store Xcom & Saints row 3 are overrated Practically Every1 Has Those Games Already i mean why would you put games every1 has in the store? In My opinion i say put games that are Popular But not common,games that every1 wants but not every1 has, Like Far Cry 3 & Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm & Metal Gear Solid 4 (those are all great games but not every1 has – truth be told i’m pretty sure every1 is focused on getting the PS4 that we dont have the time or money 2 go out and simply just buy these great titles – so You Guys At Playstation HQ should start putting those awesome games in your store for all your loyal fans “like Me*) :)

thelookey6 said:

September 30th, 3:56 pm

release all the game at the beginning of each month or do u want us to not enjoy
all the games that are released for each month for the full month?

example for the dumb/fankids:
if we get rayman at the end of the month and our sub ends in 1 week how on earth did we get our moneys worth?
if we have to wait until the end of the month to get the vita content how on earth did we get our moneys worth?

thelookey6 said:

September 30th, 4:02 pm

and if you are 1 of those people who are going to say that we got our moneys worth day 1 because of the games that are in the igc just keep in mind that i have payed $4 for a indie bundle and got

battlefield 3
medal of honer
saints row 3
saints row 2
and more all in one payment of $4
and the games are mine to keep forever

sleepy831 said:

September 30th, 4:28 pm

@ Morgan Haro, if we download the time trial today, would it make it easier for us to play it as soon as the psn store updates? (for example some games just need the “unlock” download, or will we have to download it once its confirmed free for ps plus members? thanks

Atafhael said:

September 30th, 4:43 pm

Can we have a Persona game por IGC? anything would do, Arena, Golden, even the PSP titles are cool… please

Billantwon said:

September 30th, 5:24 pm

@110 you rent the games… so much misinformation out there on the IGC. Once your sub ends… all of it is bricked until you resubscribe.

Sophrosync said:

September 30th, 5:33 pm

Just wanted to add my voice to the chorus of people wondering if the KoA DLC will go on sale, if not for PS+ this week then maybe later this month or for all users?

I have a feeling that many of us would drop $10 on it instantly if you halved the price for both packs, especially considering that it’s never once been on sale for the year and a half it’s been available.

Also, great update for October! I couldn’t be happier with the variety and selection, and I’m really enjoying the early month-long previews; they’re a great help when it comes to making informed purchases over the coming weeks. (Not to mention it’s always fun to receive a big batch of surprise “gifts” all at once) Nicely done PS+ team! :)

valoiz3386 said:

September 30th, 5:49 pm

I am not happy, dont like the discounts or ICG for this months… i want what PS+ have…..

valoiz3386 said:

September 30th, 5:49 pm

Ps+ Eu*

saab01 said:

September 30th, 6:16 pm

KOA is a cool game but myself I would like more games like

Twisted Metal
Max Payne 3
Big Sky Infinity

slovak34 said:

September 30th, 7:25 pm

A free copy of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – brought to you by PlayStation and the state of Rhode Island.

hazelcabug said:

September 30th, 8:06 pm

Asia and EU ps plus all the games are release at the same time, why in NA vita owners have to wait for 3rd week/4th week for the igc. It’s not like we’re waiting for something very EXCLUSIVE VITA GAME! it’s only INDIE AND PSP so why not put it right away? I really regret subscribing ps plus for my vita here. If only I could transfer all my trophy I could had change to different region in an instant.


September 30th, 8:15 pm

Sadly I have most of these on disc but for those who haven’t played them, Amalur, Darksiders and the Uncharted series are some of the coolest experiences you can have on the PS3. Be sure to pick ’em up. :)

Matnathan10 said:

September 30th, 8:25 pm

Ps vita is going to get some discounts this week?
thank you!

ioshi_US said:

September 30th, 9:51 pm

I dont own the content, but nothing for me this week
no vita love :(, give us discount pls

PrimeroIncognito said:

September 30th, 10:15 pm

Good update as usual.

@ Wishlist Boy

If you really want those games, just buy them. Simple.

hazelcabug said:

September 30th, 10:21 pm

The dog can’t really mind their own business.. they keep on barking to someone’s post.

Gamerzlimited said:

September 30th, 10:49 pm

@hazelcabug Says the person who is married by his mother that pays his games for him. Why don’t you mind your own business?

ThumbsOfSteel74 said:

September 30th, 11:07 pm

Childish, guys. Childish. I generally come down on the side of Plus being a good deal, but that doesn’t mean I have to agree with everything my supposed “side” says or does. I find Plus to be a good deal; others may not. I just wish more people would offer thoughtful opinions rather than hurling insults at Sony and/or each other.

To that end, I don’t understand what’s wrong with lists. Yes, there are childish and overly entitled brats who feel they should have every game they personally desire given to them for free. Many don’t have to pay for Plus anyway. *coughparentscough* So it really is free for them in that sense.

But otherwise lists are the most constructive form of protest I can think of. If we all let Sony know what we want, they can’t later say we didn’t tell them. Much better than saying “this month/week/whatever sucks.”


PrimeroIncognito said:

September 30th, 11:21 pm

@ ThumbsOfSteel74

Of course wishlists aren’t anything negative by themselves. But the fact that this one guy in particular keeps spamming his list over and over again for months has definitely become disruptive at this point. He shouldn’t be asking anyone else (Sony, in this case) to deliver him the things he wishes to have. He should keep his wishlist to himself (unless he’s an adolescent and it’s Christmas time) and then do his best to acquire the things he desires through his own hard work.

Seriously, what was “childish” or “insulting” about me telling the guy to buy what he wants instead of begging and hoping for someone to drop it in his lap? Please, tell me. I’d love to hear it.

And Sony will NEVER say, “but… but… you guys didn’t tell us what you wanted!” I promise.

@ weazelcabug

Get a dictionary. Look up “contradiction”. Read the definition. Look at your post, then look at yourself in the mirror. Let me know what happens next…


September 30th, 11:51 pm

Excuse me but when you´ll begin to post ps4 digital games in sony’s store?

please next month plus:
prototype 2
Dc may cry (new)

it doesnt matter what games you choice but at least two of them, please two good games for month, thanks you all

ThumbsOfSteel74 said:

September 30th, 11:52 pm

@PrimeroIncognito: I wasn’t talking only to you, but also the 2 that came after you.

Let me turn this around: I already said I understand what you mean about entitled brats. But what other way is there to request games for the IGC than to make a list? Yes, with certain people it’s always the same list. No surprise there.

It’s not that I think Sony will say we didn’t tell them, it’s that we’re not telling them. Many on here are deeply dissatisfied with the games the IGC. I’ve said before that I think it’s silly to get mad about it; the IGC is but a small *addition* (and a fairly new one at that) to a service with many other benefits. But if you don’t like what you’re getting, why shouldn’t you tell Sony what you do want?

PZDugna said:

October 1st, 12:00 am

Cant remember what number but if Sony could nab a Persona game that was on psp maybe 3 or 2 does not matter that would be pretty cool…could also put another rpg from the vita on there also.

Skyyplum said:

October 1st, 12:11 am

This is another month I wish we were getting the games EU is getting. We get KOA and cheaper psn and vita titles where EU gets Far Cry 3 and Dragons Dogma Dark Arisen. Back to back unimpressive months for games on the IGC here in the US.

ThumbsOfSteel74 said:

October 1st, 1:25 am

Sometimes I think Sony paints itself into a corner with the IGC. I think that’s why we got Ico and SotC separately; they simply didn’t have much else to offer. If companies don’t want to give their games away in the U.S. because they happen to be selling just fine here, what’s Sony to do about it?

I can certainly guess at plausible reasons why the EU appears to get “better” games than we do, though I mostly don’t care. I’m not jealous because, like I’ve said, there are valid economic reasons why Sony can make deals for the same game in one region but not another. That said, it would do Sony a lot of good PR-wise to explain itself. Perhaps even in a series of dedicated Blog posts.

hazelcabug said:

October 1st, 1:34 am

Dogs will always bark. woof woof

Gamerzlimited said:

October 1st, 1:54 am

@hazelcabug And bugs like yourself go buzzz. You should buzz off before I bring out the fly swatter.

hazelcabug said:

October 1st, 2:12 am

Sony really feed these dogs so well that they always bark every time a customer is dissatisfied with the service.

Gamerzlimited said:

October 1st, 2:33 am

@hazelcabug Except I don’t care on what they think about the service. All I’m saying is that you’re nothing but a pest. Either a troll who wants to scam Sony to take advantage of them or an idiot trying to compare the qualities of a different company. Take your pick.

sandhu_skidrow said:

October 1st, 3:25 am

My question.
1: Can I upgrade/purchase my psn+ membership/buy games from sony website from PC? If Yes, Please mention website.
2. My PS3 HDD is almost full, its 320gb, Full with games most of them I play, Can I buy games and store on USB HDD? I plan to buy 1 year membership, there are lot of games on the way I would like to download more digital games in my library,
Replacing HDD formatting backup consume lot of time, I would like this issue to be resolved by enabling user to download games on usb HDD, If possible can you add feature enabling PSN+ Users to download digital ps3 games from PC and play on PS3 via USB HDD (why because I notice PS3 download from PSN server is so slow, PC can be faster as we can explore more reliable network options).
I understand security policy concerns bla bla bla… there are ways to deal with this concern, (look at apple inc)
I got many suggestions and recommendations that need to be discussed and plan.

SSj4_Ryuk said:

October 1st, 4:52 am

Only Shadow of the Colossus this month, like Ico last month. And look at those terrible discounts on terrible games…game shows, racing, and a couple garbage titles.

Wow. Never gonna see great stuff, huh? No CoDs, even old ones, or MGS, or GoW, or anything…

smoothboarder540 said:

October 1st, 5:29 am

Someone should do a better job moderating these blog posts. There are so many hateful and unrelated comments that should not be here. I have to skip over every other comment because I see PrimeroIncognito, hazelcabug, and Gamerzlimited coming up all the time. I’m tired of so much pointless negativity. It acclomplishes NOTHING.

DonkeyKongKilla said:

October 1st, 5:31 am

@Morgan Haro – First, Thank you for stating that comment to that rude guy or girl. I didn’t realize the month update would be earlier although I did requested it be when it first started, bravo. Usually its been the first day of the new month so I missed it. Well, whatever keeps the job getting done, teamwork on 1, 2, 3. haha. Have a good one to you, PS Blog team, and the Store team.

smoothboarder540 said:

October 1st, 5:36 am


You can access the playstation store at:

I would suggest just upgrading your internal HDD. You can get a 1 GB HDD from Amazon for like $70. It’s simple to install. I know people use external HDDs but I don’t know much about how that works. I just don’t see a Usn drive ever working.

smoothboarder540 said:

October 1st, 5:37 am


jjsiete07 said:

October 1st, 6:18 am

Is it just me or has the PS+ not updated yet? I don’t see any of these updates at all.

djnealb said:

October 1st, 6:31 am

When I first heard about Rayman Origins being on Plus, I was super excited! Then I saw it was Vita only. Not that that’s a bad thing, but I still don’t have a Vita, and I was hoping that it would be both the PS3 version and Vita version. Oh well. I’ll still “purchase” it for when I eventually get one.

carlpain said:

October 1st, 6:50 am

@113: Way to go, dude. 110 was talking about the Humble Bundle. He never said it was Plus.
Glad to see that the “YOUR Guy” and “Primer(o)Fanboy” are here. They worship Sony.

ThumbsOfSteel74 said:

October 1st, 6:53 am

@smoothboarder540: Good for you trying to help, but that guy needs to be added to your list. He quite literally copies & pastes that entire mess into every comment section. His questions have been fully answered. He needs to actually read the responses and stop this nonsense.

P.S. He posted the same thing at least twice in the monthly update. -.-

cnx2022 said:

October 1st, 7:07 am

PleASE pretty PLEASE give us Farcry 3!!PLEASE!!

cnx2022 said:

October 1st, 7:12 am

What’s with all the garbage games lately? ICO, Shadow of the colossus, pinballs, psp fighters-What the hell?

renatodll said:

October 1st, 7:13 am

In november:
Nokia Snake
River Raid

samuelb101 said:

October 1st, 7:39 am

O sweet, I was hoping this one would be first :), and as for the vita games, well I hope to see MGS HD soon :/

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