I think we can all agree that Playstation Plus has been hit or miss the past few months. Some of titles, like Hotline Miami, have been awesome, but there has been a huge AAA hole that has been present in all of our Instant Game Collections. December is set to change that in a huge way! The holiday season is kicking off with two major titles coming free to the PS3.
Grid 2 (PS3)- The long-awaited sequel to the smash hit racing game was release in early 2013 and was met with positive reviews and much fanfare. Grid is currently carrying a solid 82 rating on Metacritic and has been graced with some very lofty praise by some.
Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux wrote:
Grid 2 comes close to perfection, but since nothing or nobody is perfect, we would like to point out a few tiny, little flaws. We miss the cockpit view dearly and the game could have benefited greatly from a dynamic weather system and longer races.
Borderlands 2 (PS3)- Need a break from the frustrating nature of racing games? The Instant Game Collection has you covered. When you find yourself spinning your wheels you will be able to take out that pent-up frustration on the scum of Pandora in the smash-hit follow-up to Borderlands. Our very own Taryn Beach wrote the Levelsave review of the game and awarded Borderlands 2 with an astounding 9/10.
In case you missed it, here’s an excerpt from Taryn’s review:
fans of the original will instantly have a great connection to the original vault hunters as the story unfolds. There are plenty of side missions as should be expected, but Borderlands 2 features a well written script that has plenty of chuckle worthy moments.
Dyad (PS3)- Keeping with the theme of well-received games, PS+ is also bringing us the psychedelic indie title, Dyad. Just like Grid, Dyad is carrying an aggregate score of 82 on Metacritic. In a press release from July of 2012 the following was satirically said about Dyad:
Today, Dyad was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to administer heroic doses of ultimate sensory overload. It is absorbed directly into gamers’ cerebral cortex via their eyes, ears and thumbs. The game was approved for use in all patients in North America who are in possession of a PlayStation 3 console, and are not susceptible to epileptic seizures or other abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain.
If that isn’t enough to get your attention check out the release trailer below…
Playstation Vita owners have not been left in the dark completely. While nothing as exciting as the titles above has been announced, owners of the handheld will be receiving Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and Urban Trial Freestyle free of cost this month.