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PlayStation Plus: Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition & Tomb Raider Free for Members

Kristine Steimer's Avatar Posted by Sr. Community Specialist

I think the best way to start off any new month is with two free PlayStation Plus games. For March we have Dead Nation: Apocalpyse Edition for your PlayStation 4 and Tomb Raider for your PlayStation 3. If you’re unfamiliar with the original Dead Nation, it’s a top-down twin-stick shooter that’s best experienced with a friend. Make sure you’ve got a strategy and plenty of items before you head out to take down hordes of zombies. The Apocalypse Edition was just announced last week, will be hitting PlayStation Store tomorrow, and it has some interesting benefits like an interactive live streaming option.

Then we have last year’s critically acclaimed reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise. Witness Lara’s growth from young archeologist to bad-ass adventurer as her expedition gets shipwrecked on a mysterious island. Lara has to do a lot to survive, including live through several impalings, explore her surroundings and hunt wildlife.

You can download Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition and Tomb Raider after the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow.

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PlayStation Plus: Instant Game Collection

Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition (PS4)

Free for PS Plus members

Dead Nation Apocalypse Edition
Run-and-gun through the zombie apocalypse as hit arcade shooter Dead Nation shuffles onto PlayStation 4. Fight for your life alone or with a friend as Jack McReady or Scarlett Blake as you step onto the streets of a city overrunwith undead flesh-eaters.And, if you’re feeling really brave, take a walk down the Road of Devastation – a deadly experiment that pushes your survival skills to the absolute limit as you face hordes of zombies with no extra lives and no second chances.The dead may walk – but you can make sure they don’t walk very far.
Tomb Raider (PS3)

Free for PS Plus members

Tomb Raider
This newest rendition of Tomb Raider explores the intense and gritty origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from a frightened young woman to the hardened survivor that she would become known as. Armed only with raw instincts and the ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance, Lara must fight to unravel the dark history of a forgotten island to escape its relentless hold.

PlayStation Plus: Discounts

Spring Fever 2014

Title Plus Price Regular Price
Master Reboot $11.99 $14.99
Awesomenauts Assemble! $7.99 $9.99
Need For Speed Most Wanted (PS3) $5.00 $9.99
Need For Speed Most Wanted (PS Vita) $5.00 $9.99
Need For Speed Hot Pursuit $5.00 $9.99
Need For Speed Carbon $5.00 $9.99
Need For Speed The Run $5.00 $9.99

PlayStation Plus: Last Chance

If you’ve got feedback on today’s Plus update make sure vote in the poll and 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

Kedaro said:

March 3rd, 10:48 am

Oh and what ever happened to the awesome ‘DARK CLOUD’ games are there any plans to make more or re-release the old ones on ps3/4 ?

mikeyvittelli said:

March 3rd, 10:56 am

Great update! Really looking forward to Dead Nation and Fez!

DarkDuckJustice said:

March 3rd, 10:59 am

18 more days until the new Infamous… Deep breaths. I can make it. I can make it.

brkn_ogr said:

March 3rd, 11:02 am

Any word when Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is going to be put up for preorder?

WILLIEFBABY said:

March 3rd, 11:04 am

When can we expect the MLB TV app? Thanks

leunam27 said:

March 3rd, 11:08 am

I wonder if they will put ps3 and ps4 ranking on different ranks for Dead nation. Will we be able to play with people that are on ps3? I might get back to it a little bit more to try it out on full hd. :)

fridaynightfelon said:

March 3rd, 11:13 am

Last week someone mentioned that they were unable to buy tomb raider because its bundled with quantum conundrum. Is the tomb raider bundle going to be free or just tomb raider? A lot of people will be locked out if it’s the bundle.

bertraar2 said:

March 3rd, 11:16 am

Tomb Raider looks fun! Really would like an Assassins Creed sometime too. I just beat Freedom Cry and it was awesome!

bobarue said:

March 3rd, 11:21 am

looking forward to both these games. Since it will be off sale tomorrow could someone answer this. So many people praise ni no kuni to the point I think about getting it, but I play the demo and it doesn’t seem fun. Cartoon like and the combat seems like Im just mashing attack every ten seconds. What makes this game so great?

coolasj19 said:

March 3rd, 11:21 am

I was saving money for FFX HD Vita. I guess I’m gonna have to start all over by the time March is over.

davidxraw said:

March 3rd, 11:25 am

I don’t think Uncharted 3 is a good choice for the Instant Game Collection. When I was previously on Plus I tried to download it but wasn’t able to since the file was to big. I plan on returning to Plus soon because I really want to play Thomas Was Alone. Some of the games I would like to see on Plus are Echochrome, Beyond Good & Evil HD, Resident Evil 4, Infamous Festival of Blood, Okami HD, Limbo, Papo & Yo, and Derrick the Deathfin. I was wondering maybe someday if you would be able to bring back some of the older titles you use to have on Plus like Closure and Outland because I missed them when they were available. Thank you for taking your time to hear my suggestions. When you download Tomb Raider through Plus do you get Quantum Conundrum too?

PainOfSarrow said:

March 3rd, 11:29 am

5 bucks for Need For Speed Most Wanted ? damn im def getting that. thats a dirt cheap steal.

JKar275 said:

March 3rd, 11:30 am

I’m very happy to see that a quality AAA game such as Tomb Raider is joining the IGC on the PS3!

I’m very glad that I’m a PS Plus member. It represents a great value for us PlayStation consumers.

Shimrra74 said:

March 3rd, 11:31 am

Looks like its going to be a Need for Speed week on my Sony consoles :D

XYX1999 said:

March 3rd, 11:40 am

Cannot wait to sink my teeth in Dead Nation once again! All these wonderful free games is making my backlog unconquerable!

mastorofpuppetz said:

March 3rd, 11:44 am

What is taking so long for sony to update the ps4? Where is the big OS update>?

darkforcegod said:

March 3rd, 11:44 am

Dead Nation that is great!!! I am so excited to play it soon.

bobarue said:

March 3rd, 12:00 pm

again, anyone could tell me whats great about ni no kuni before the sale is off tomorrow. the demo doesn’t seem fun but people talk asif its the best game out there. Whats the attraction to the game

MJtheMC said:

March 3rd, 12:07 pm

I cannot wait for midnight to get Dead Nation on ps4. Is there any chance we will see pay day 2 on ps4?

EmperorChess said:

March 3rd, 12:18 pm

Meh, free is free. :)

SpooNManX said:

March 3rd, 12:24 pm

Wow.. So FEZ defects to the Sony machine.. Hehe I guess they finally had it with Camp Micro$haft. ;)

SpooNManX said:

March 3rd, 12:27 pm

Now back to the awesome update. I’m surprised FEZ on PSN isn’t bigger news.

NGTKU said:

March 3rd, 12:33 pm

When will Tomb Raider be coming out?!?!?! I am excited for it!

Gooddaysfall said:

March 3rd, 12:33 pm

@Kristine If some of us own Dead Nation on PS3 will it be free to those people too?, Like how flower and escape plan were free on ps4 because you own the game? Also I would like a option to actually buy the games despite them being free…I dont like how if you are on plus and you see a game thats free you cant buy it after you try it as being a free game. Plz respond if you can.

leslein97 said:

March 3rd, 12:40 pm

@122

I would suspect, it would be considered a separate purchase as opposed to your original purchase being carried forward, as the DLC is included in the latest release for PS4. Hence the fancy “Apocalypse Edition” label. Now if they could work on that purchase option, that would be nice. Chances are solid no one is wading through this hot mess for an answer.

xClayMeow said:

March 3rd, 12:43 pm

When will the Vita version of Dead Nation be released?

And will we get it as IGC as well?

INFIDEL_JIHAD said:

March 3rd, 12:44 pm

Counting off the days til second son hits ! it’s looking really good… That 60 fps should make for a smoother experience all the way around

devilcry26 said:

March 3rd, 12:44 pm

@125 best paying? world goes out from your home dude,.anyway.. tomb raider for me this week along with project diva f on vita

BlueBl1zzard said:

March 3rd, 12:45 pm

@Gooddaysfall
+1 vote for being able to buy games that are part of the IGC

BlueBl1zzard said:

March 3rd, 12:47 pm

@devilcry26
Project Diva f comes out this week?

Luecifer said:

March 3rd, 12:48 pm

Im getting Dead Nation. Looks pretty good.

Those getting Tomb Raider are in for a treat. Thats one of the best games Ive ever played. No regrets for getting the Definitive Edition.

devilcry26 said:

March 3rd, 12:50 pm

@BlueBl1zzard
yes sir, it was anounced in the drop

Mintblend_44321 said:

March 3rd, 12:54 pm

I dont mind waiting for Dead Nation PSVita because i dont want a rushed game. But i hope with the update we can get an estimated release date and not just coming soon. Thanks.

Gooddaysfall said:

March 3rd, 12:54 pm

@BlueBl1zzard Being able to buy them makes sense doesnt it? I mean not everyone is going to love every game on the IGC but those that love a few of them should be able to have that purchase option so that they own it, I shouldnt have to wait till in not in IGC to buy it.

BornLeader77 said:

March 3rd, 12:59 pm

when well metal gear ground zeroes for ps4 be on for pre order ?

leslein97 said:

March 3rd, 1:04 pm

Ahhhh you fed it….

INFIDEL_JIHAD said:

March 3rd, 1:08 pm

And many of us spend alot on our gaming… $3000 isn’t really alot over 7 years … Good thing you don’t PC game it can be very expensive

l337_Atreyu said:

March 3rd, 1:19 pm

Looking forward to Dead Nation. Fantastic game from an impeccable developer. To anyone who hasn’t played Tomb Raider, I highly recommend it. This reboot was an extremely fun romp much deserving of a sequel.

alphagoku1 said:

March 3rd, 1:52 pm

so you’re putting all your eggs into one basket anyways with this.
the long and short of all the counter comments on here towards you is this: we’re not saying that you have to be silent and submissive to the views of others here, but you could at least give those other comments a chance to be heard rather than spamming them into oblivion because you’re unhappy with the service you receive. my advice to you is to cut your losses short and switch to a different company, one that could cater to your every whim. and if that’s too much to ask for, at least just find a different outlet to vent your frustrations

GStylez1980 said:

March 3rd, 1:54 pm

@SLICKT

I did see your posts…they are ignorant and offensive.

You are not a consumer with a complaint. You are a thug with a keyboard…nothing more or less. You are a person that delights in chaos and seeing others unhappy. You are a narcissist who only cares about him/herself.

No one will join you on your pointless crusade to “save” the rest of us from the evils of PS Plus or the PS Blog team. No one is attacking you…they are responding to the bile that you spew, hoping that they can reach you. It’s apparent that no one will be able to do so; and so we will simply have to await your inevitable ban by the moderators.

I know, I know…you’ll just return under a different screen name and continue your rude and petulant antics. Just know that I and many others that have read your posts feel sorry for you and whatever it is that you’re going through that has nothing to do with Playstation, PS Plus, or us bloggers.

DanteMerfi said:

March 3rd, 2:06 pm

Stop feeding the trolling and it will go away. Cheers, mates.

INFIDEL_JIHAD said:

March 3rd, 2:16 pm

Wow Gstyles … I was thinking the same thing literally … The only exception is I don’t feel sorry for him I feel sorry for his wife and kids… they have to live with him … ( If he actually has a wife and kids )

j_raeth44 said:

March 3rd, 2:25 pm

Its frustrating only owning a PS4 and seeing all these AWESOME games on PS3 while I’m stuck playing basically half games with my PS4 PS+. Seriously when is Drive Club coming out?! Also, why can’t Sony throw in at least 1 full retail PS4 game for free? Don’t get me wrong I love my PS4 and I love the concept of plus and am sure that in a few years it will be more beneficial for PS4 owners, but i just feel the people who have a PS3 are benefitting WAY more than those of us who paid $450 (including + membership) to sony.

DanteMerfi said:

March 3rd, 2:36 pm

Is Need For Speed Most Wanted cross-buy? Does anybody know?

VMikePN said:

March 3rd, 2:37 pm

I saw this coming… and I’ve been patiently waiting!! Tomb Raiders finally!

StingrayX said:

March 3rd, 2:46 pm

Ah Cool, the first dead nation was pretty awesome!

Unit68matthew said:

March 3rd, 2:52 pm

Now there is two free HouseMarque games for PS4 :) This is a good month. Keep up the great work! BEYOND!

slayeron117 said:

March 3rd, 2:54 pm

Great week!
My future Wishlist!
PS3:MGS:4, Shatter, Brutal Legend, Bayonetta, Catherine, GoldenEye 007: Reloaded, SSX, Starhawk, Max Payne 3, Crysis 3, GOW:A, Slinter cell blacklist and guacamelee.

ThumbsOfSteel74 said:

March 3rd, 2:59 pm

I’m considering Need For Speed Most Wanted (PS3) at $5. Like many others, I’m wondering if it will be on the IGC at some point. I’m not wondering why they won’t tell us; if they did, they would lose sales. (Duh.) But I’m not concerned about it going on the IGC even if I do buy it. It’s not a scam; it’s a perfectly above-board business practice that will never end. Once we realize this, we just have to decide what to do. Tired of seeing games join the IGC soon after buying them? Fine. Stop taking advantage of sales. But be prepared to lose as much as you gain: Many of those sale games will never be added to the IGC.

So I’m not worried about the money; my next concern would be the file size, which is 4.4GB according to the web store. Not too bad really. My final concern is it being digital. It’s been one of my Most Wanted games (*awesomeface*) for a while now, and I can’t find a brand-new physical copy for less than $20…

I’ll probably just buy it when the store updates tomorrow. XD

bgardner said:

March 3rd, 3:00 pm

how much will dead nation apocalypse be i have plus and still want to buy it

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