Of 2012: The PlayStation Pus Recap List

There were a lot of people on the fence about Sony’s paid PlayStation Plus service until E3 2012 when they redoubled their efforts and sweetened the deal. Like many, I bought a Plus membership within weeks of the announcement and suddenly realized how little hard drive space I had on my PlayStation 3. Here’s everything I got to play in those three months ( * denotes a game released in 2012):

  • *Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
  • Warhammer 40k: Space Marine
  • Hard Corps: Uprising
  • Choplifter HD
  • LittleBigPlanet 2
  • Sideways: NY
  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
  • Renegadge Ops
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
  • Just Cause 2
  • *The Walking Dead 1-2
  • Outland
  • Bloodrayne: Betrayal
  • *Double Dragon Neon
  • Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game

Purchased individually that’s a helluva lot more than the $18 I paid for three months. Granted, it’s all locked away now that my membership has lapsed but it was a great deal for the slower Summer months. Sony’s E3 gambit paid off and I’m now a fan (if not currently a subscriber) of PlayStation Plus.

Trying it also helped me realize that it’s a lot like Netflix instant streaming for games. You may not find the absolute newest, hottest games you’d want to play but it gives you a rotating menu of stuff to discover. I’d never have bought most of these games but having them handed up month after month I was more than happy to give them a whirl and I think that’s great.

UPDATE: My sister got me a 12-month subscription card for my birthday so I’m officially back on PlayStation Plus but for the purpose of this post I’ll not update the list.

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