PlayStation Plus Update: RE5 Gold Edition Free for Plus, Portal 2 Discounted, More

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PlayStation Plus Update: RE5 Gold Edition Free for Plus, Portal 2 Discounted, More

Oh hey, November. Almost didn’t see you there with all of your fall colors, national holidays, and general autumn revelry. While the temperature may be dropping, Plus is getting ready to deliver some great content. We’re happy to kick off this month with Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition, free for PlayStation Plus members! There’s more to discuss of course, so read on to get info on all the goods.

Don’t have PlayStation Plus? Go to the PlayStation Store on your PS3 or click here to get access.

November 6th PlayStation Plus Update

Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition

Free for Plus Members

This version of the original acclaimed Resident Evil 5 expands on the action-packed gameplay by including 2 extra episodes, one of which features Chris Redfield with series veteran Jill Valentine, along with extra costumes, content, and more. Of course it comes with the complete Resident Evil 5 story; playable solo, or via local or online co-op. If you haven’t tried one of the best Resident Evil titles this generation, now is your chance.

Portal 2

30% off for PlayStation Plus Members (Regular price: $19.99, PS Plus Price: $13.99)

One of 2011’s best titles and on multiple ‘Game of the Year’ lists, Portal 2 is coming to PSN and is coming in at a steal of a price for Plus members. Navigate ground breaking environment-based puzzles based on moving your character through a series of self-generated portals while experiencing the game’s outstanding story. This release also coincides with a patch for the game that enables PlayStation Move support as well!

Portal 2 In Motion

30% off for PlayStation Plus Members (Regular price: $9.99, PS Plus Price: $6.99)

So you wanted more Portal? PlayStation Move owners get the exclusive slice of cake with Portal 2 In Motion. The new addition to the series introduces new gameplay mechanics; including scaling and rotation of objects as well as portal surfing. These new abilities are all required as the player progresses through an increasingly challenging set of test chambers, but require new thinking to solve.

When Vikings Attack (Cross-Buy on PS Vita and PS3)

30% off for PlayStation Plus Members (Regular price: $9.99, PS Plus Price: $6.99)

Another PlayStation Network exclusive; this dynamic adventure features fast-paced battles pitting up to four co-operative players against the Viking hordes, and maniacally competitive “Versus” arenas where players can test their skills against friends. With online cross-platform play, and a certified Cross-Buy game where buying it on one device entitles you to downloading it on the other; Plus members will be getting the best deal on this one-of-a-kind PlayStation experience.
ABSOLUTE SUPERCARS (Only available in US)

20% off for PlayStation Plus Members (Regular price: $9.99, PS Plus Price: $7.99)

If you’re looking for an accessible racing game that still beats with the heart of some of the world’s audacious supercars, look no further. From Ferrari, to Pagani, to Aston Martin and McLaren, there’s a car for everyone and a series of stunning tracks to race them on.

It’s a jam-packed lineup this week, and there will be plenty more to come throughout the month. Before we go, let’s take a look back on some of the content we released in October and get your thoughts on what hit you the best.

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Check back next week where we’ll have a puzzling new addition to the Plus family. Until then, I’ll see you in the comments!

PlayStation Plus Update 11-5-2012

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  • I love how theres no ‘all sucked this month’ option in the Plus content poll. Seriously, the free games were pathethic and the discounts were substatial for the day 1 games.

    Sigh…i knew RE5 would be free eventually. I already have it, so it does me no good. Strange that you would wait till AFTER halloween to give it out though.

    Man, i was really hoping the Vita Plus would start tomorrow because it can’t possible be worse than what you guys are doing on ps3. At the very least, i only have 2 Vita games so the chances of you giving me free games i already have are slimmer.

  • I voted Halloween Discounts in the poll. Would love to see more deep discounts on older games as well as on DLC.

    Looks like it’s time to finally jump into Portal 2.

  • Glad to see some Move support!

  • So that leaked shot a few weeks back with RE5 free for PS+ on the new PS storefront was real. Oh PS Blog.

  • Great update. Portal 2 In Motion doesnt have trophies does it? I think I’m still gonna buy it.

  • Portal 2 + DLC = $21
    What kind of cruel joke is this?

  • Nice update.

    And those October screenshots of the new PSN Store layout showing “Free Resident Evil 5” were not only a mockup, after all :-)

  • wooooooooooow AWESOME!!!! THANKS SONY!!!! RE5 Gold, now i have all the 6 RE games!! Yey!!!

  • When vikings attack seems like a nice game, but is it couch co-op?

  • Boy that escaleted quickly!!!!!

    From a row of Crappy weeks to RE5 Gold Edition!!!

    Nice one Sony, keep up this great work and in a couple of weeks the faith of all PS+ members will be restored!!

    ” I live in brazil but i mourn the loss in this tragedy that hit US and other countries, our love and suport to all Sandy victim’s “

  • Thanks for the new PS+ Update. Now i can finally finish RE5 and then go for RE6 :D

    It´s there a chance to Black Ops 2 be avaiable on PSN next week?

  • lol RE5… i blame all the poepel last night complining about it and seeing it in photos asking about the new PS pstore… if it werent for them we probably would be getting something else…. like a game I DONT already have -_-

    and since Re5 is a retail game Im sur ethe next 2 games we get this month will be teh usual digital 15 dollar or less titles -sigh-

  • This is the kind of update that makes ps+ well worth the money. I had already planned on purchasing when vikings attack since it seem like an insanely original and fun game, and the discount will just be icing on the cake. Keep up the goo work! I look forward to see what you guys have in store for vita as it will determine if I will buy one or not!

  • Even though Resident Evil 5 is a pretty crappy game, at least it isn’t Resident Evil 6!!!!!


    Really crappy generic shootem games.


    *buncha action and steroid boulder punching Chris*

  • fantastic week to be a Sony user – pick up LBP Karting tomorrow (thrilled) & get RE 5 free ?! wow …. never played any of the RE series, so this is great for me … after being in love with the Walking Dead series, I may just really enjoy RE5 …. I voted for the Halloween sales, & 2nd to that would be the All Stars Beta – have loved every minute with it & glad to see it still is live – my son & I play everyday …. Costume Quest was fantastic & a great bargain with the sale ….

    like many other Vita owners, I’m on pins & needles to hear news of what +perks may be coming our way …. & the launch date …. should I go get my 32 gb card this week ??

    thanks Sony – love your hardware & plus perks !

  • @48

    Are you kidding me! The game is set in Africa so who do you think occupy that continent?

  • Still waiting for MGS Portable Ops to work on Vita. In regards to Plus I’d love to see some more discounts or mega sales. The Halloween sale was great!

  • Nice work Sony!!! Now we are talking! This is a good sign that the following will be coming to NA PS+ Users for free later on!!
    Dead Space 2
    Motorstorm Apocalypse
    Red Dead Redmeption
    I already own Resident Evil 5 but this is great for anyone that doesn’t. I really enjoyed the game.

    PS+ is fantastic and I cannot wait to see what you have in store for us with the Vita this week!!

  • @48

    Racist game? Why? Because you dont kill a bunch of white people? Let me guess, you also happen to be black right? Oh my, I surely going to enjoy this game a lot. Cant wait to kill all those black people and be racist -.-

  • Please make Dead Space 2 or Deus EX for free…..
    Actually I want the half price DLCs…..
    Make it happen Morgan

  • That’s a great game but, by now, almost everyone already played it. Too bad I’m one of them…

  • PS+ for Vita?????????

    When are we going to see an update? New perks for Vita users?

  • I never got around to playing RE5. Not sure why, but this is fantastic news (for me).

    Also, will buy a Vita when Plus adds it. At the price, its the only way I can justify the purchase.

    Oh, and thanks for not dropping the prices of either system for the holidays.

  • WOW PS+ is a joke nothing for hardcore gamers. every ps+ freebie thats been givin out in the past few months i have digital already. Borderlands, Payday, Nfl Blitz & now RE5 Gold.. it seems like PS+ is for the cheap gamers that don’t buy games on a regular basis. I feel dumb buying a year of this crap when i get NOTHING in return.

  • When will there ever be NBA/NFL teams logo avatars

  • NOOOOOOOO i got it already and you defended to death that is what not comming to plus , now its here

    why would you just admit it ?

  • I got my Vita last week and I’m saving all the money I have currently have in my wallet until the PS+ for Vita news arrive… I don’t want to wait until the end of the month to buy my first Vita game :(

  • about time they gave us a good game. honestly they should of gave us this last month along with some psn horror games like siren. anyways like i said before i bet november through January they will give us good stuff and then it will be back to junk for like 6 months lol

  • When are we going to get psone games again? Im really disappointed, not only because of the crap updates from the past month but because we dont get psone games anymore.

    Otherwise, nice update. Im really praying we get the same content as europe now. Its like buying a hamburger at a mcdonalds and then seeing people eating a bigger version of your hamburger on the other side of the street, its just not fair.

  • @75
    It’s a fact now that PS Plus freebies are for the new PS3 adopters.

  • how long will the portal 2 dlc be discounted?

  • Hi Morgan,

    I was just wondering if the team has considered adding an additional PS+ subscription plan. We have the 3 month and the 12 month. To add more options, perhaps you should add a 6 month option? It’ll give people more options to choose from on what they can/can’t afford at the moment. I know sometimes my friends would rather have a 6 month plan because they just can’t fork over the entire $50 at the time. It’s just about options. =)

    3 month subscription for $17,99
    6 month subscription for $29,99?
    12 month subscription for $49,99

    I think it would fit nicely! =)

  • Was really hoping for a Free game on PS Vita. Still an awesome month though. I have always wanted to have the GE of RE5 for the longest time but never justified a purchase because i had RE5 SE and a few of it’s DLCs. THANK YOU SONY!

  • I’ve already come to the conclusion that I am going to be disappointed every week with PlayStation plus when it comes to their free offerings but I still love getting discounts on things I actually want so thanks

  • Nice instant game. Nice discounts

  • “I’m not voting in that poll unless I get a trophy.”

  • @75 i was thinking the same thing.maybe thats why so many people are always happy when they give them junk for so many months they are just happy to get a free game since they cant afford to buy any lol that or they are just fan boys.

  • @75:

    For me Plus is really worth it just because of the 1gb of cloud storage, because I can backup my saves, and copy “copy-protected” saves XD.

  • A bunch of people were clamoring for RE5 last week. Well there ya go, can you stop complaining about the lineup now? Who am I kidding, of course you won’t. Even IF the lineup has been quite great so far.

    Well, time to play the DLC scenarios I didn’t get in my PC version of RE5. Cheers.

  • Wow. I just went to take the survey and realized I didn’t really make use of ANYTHING from plus in October. Don’t care for “M” ratings or sports or fighters… Don’t care about early access — just want a good deal on good (non-violent, family-friendly) games. I like how the survey is helping me assess the value of plus.

    This month, I plan to make use of the Portal 2 DLC discount, but that’s about it. I must say, I’ve been using Plus less than usual lately. Maybe I won’t miss it if I let it lapse. I have taken advantage of a couple sales, but none of them were Plus. Last month wasn’t much better for me. I need at least $3-5 average value out of plus for it to be worth it to me.

    If “When Vikings Attack” had been the freebie this month and RE5 the discount, it would have been better for me. I won’t play RE5 even for free, though, and probably won’t risk $7 on the Vikings.

  • Decent update for those who do not own or have not played RE5 yet. Fun game, DLC was all right. Don’t have it on PS3, but I’ve played it enough on Xbox to not really care about playing it again.

  • Portal 2 + In Motion shall be mine. (If I’m able to locate them on the new store that is…)

  • well, valve… you’ve done it. you finally pushed me into getting the move controller.

  • @75
    I totally agree with your statement!

  • @ 70 – I don’t find it racist just because you are killing black people. I find the depiction of Africans as backwards and tribal to be racist, that is not how most Africans are. I also find the “white” zombies – have African ethic features strikes me as black face in reverse. The games depiction of Africa is racist – for a better representation of Africa look at Far Cry 2.

  • oh, and do you need to have the portal 2 disc in order to run in motion?

  • Awesome Update Morgan

    See this is what you needed to do.

    A great update, Good Job Sony.

    Not only am I going to download and play RE5: GE. You also got a sell out of me for Portal 2. Because I cant find Portal 2 anywhere online for $13, so you got your selves a sell Sony.

    See great free game and Great game with great discount = WIN!!!

    If every update was like this I would be broke at the end of the month but happy. Keep up the good work, hope to see more free good PS3 and good PSN games.

  • oh yeah almost forgot to say Morgan i would like to see some RPG games added i mean dam we never get any it is ridiculous lol.

  • So this is the direction they were talking about… OK, now I have a feeling that the Vita offerings are going to be for games I already have!

  • I’ve had RE5GE for a couple of years and never got around to playing it ;P ,not complaining about getting it for free, just wondering if i had the game purchased on one account and got it free with plus on a different account would i still be able to play on my plus account even after my subscription ends?

    The discounts look good but i’m afraid AC3 & L are taking all my gaming time to even consider getting or playing another game.

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