PlayStation Plus Update: Become War in Darksiders, Free for Members

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PlayStation Plus Update: Become War in Darksiders, Free for Members

PS Plus members rang in the New Year with NBA JAM: On Fire Edition and Mega Man 9 and 10 for free. This week, we’re bringing you a mix of action and exploration with the original Darksiders. Read on to find out more about this week’s update and remember to use the polls on the right to let us know what you think of this week’s update! Also, if you haven’t already, make sure you check out NBA Jam: On Fire Edition and Mega Man 9 and 10, which are some of the more recent additions to the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection.

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

January 15th PlayStation Plus Update

Darksiders (PS3)

Free for PS Plus members

Take control of War, one of the fabled Horseman of the Apocalypse, and rain down destruction with a combination of brutal attacks and supernatural abilities. Darksiders’ true appeal however isn’t just in its visceral action. With an emphasis on open world traversal and mind-bending dungeons to explore, Darksiders delivers a true adventure, supported by the amazing art styling of comic book art genius Joe Madureira.

PlayStation Plus Update 1-15-2013

Stardrone Extreme

50% off for PS Plus members (Original price: $3.99; PS Plus Price: $2.00)

Don’t miss out on this great deal for the PS Vita charmer Stardrone Extreme. Each level starts by aiming and shooting yourself out of a cannon into outer space. Your spaceship stays in motion from this point on, and it’s your job to attach to nearby gravity beacons to navigate its flight path. While tethered to a beacon, you’ll swing and attempt to circle the beacon until you release and slingshot yourself further. This core mechanic brings together elements of shoot ‘em up, pinball, collecting objects; all in one unique game.

One other note; some of you noticed that inFAMOUS 2 left PlayStation Plus as a free game last week. This was an error and it will be back in the Instant Game Collection on the 1/15 PlayStation Store Update.

Tell us what you think of this week’s update in the comments below and don’t forget to vote by using the links near the top of the post. You can also delve into the PlayStation Community Forums in the PS Plus space to continue chatting about PS Plus, find other great topics to contribute your thoughts to, or start one for yourself. See you in the comments!

PlayStation Plus Update 1-15-2013

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  • Never got to play more than a demo of this game so i’ll definiely check this out. Anyone know how much hdd space this takes up?

  • Great Update! One more game to add to my enormous backlog because of PS+!

    But I have a question though.

    Are we ever going to see PSOne classics, dynamic themes and minis offered thru plus ever again?

    I miss those! Coming from a long time subscriber from before the IGC.

  • Great PS+ Update. I always wanted to try Darksiders. It’s sad that THQ is auctioning its IP.

  • wow I’m impressed about this update… I’ve noticed things have been getting better lately ,but this is the best update in months. Thank you sooo much Morgan I knew there was hope lol


  • @StECnet r u a plus member right now? I dont see a plus sign against ur id.

  • woot! finally… thank god.. now THAT i will take. now hopefully we’ll also get motorstorm apocalypse, dead space 2, RDR, vanquish and MAYBE arkham asylum (yes i said asylum not city lol).. now THIS is the kinda retails games i expect to see once a month.. lets hope February delivers too (ps i said once a month because usually is PSN titles throughout the month with ONE retail title a month)

    Thank you Morgan!

    PSS I notice a huge lack of negative comments here.. as opposed to lets say.. the last 3 months. You say you guys look at feedback so these comments should be taken as a hint as what should be done every month heh

  • Yes! Great update. If this game is as good as I’ve heard you just sold a copy of Darksiders 2 for THQ as well.

  • Too late to help THQ, but welcome nonetheless! PS+ continues to deliver.

    Now, how about a discount on Vita memory cards for PS+ members?

  • Thanks so much we voted and you guys listen and gave us an action game

  • Great news, great game. If I some some more great news in the next posts, I’ll think about rejoining PS+ :D

  • Great game, too bad I already own it on both PS3 and PC. :( For those getting to play it for the first time, though, you’re in for a great game. Real men play it on the Apocalyptic difficulty. ;)

  • Nothing for the vita unfortunately…and where is metal gear solid portable ops and peace walker, final fantasy 7 crisis core and kingdom hearts bbs these are some of the best PSP games and its not on the ps store

  • @StECnet – yes correct. I was mad about it too last yr when I found it out after my month trial… If you goto the info on the games for plus wait for it to update. scroll down to the bottom, you will see it says:start (day you downloaded) or something like that and expire: (when your subscription ends)

    Thats why I was like four24twenty are you being sarcastic you don’t keep your games.
    Then again this has been on the comments in arguments for a couple months.

  • Some of you have unrealistic expectations and are whiny brats.

  • Nice! Looking forward to this one!

  • You guys are just making this year better & better, keep it up!

  • Rip THQ

  • @Morgan Haro

    For people like me that has ps vita and ps3 this update is very good and the kind of thing that i want to see every week if possible (old retail game that is also very good because i am aware that is not possible to give us aaa blockbuster current tittles). However, i would be pissed if i only had a psvita and the plus subscription as there has been nothing good for the system since release of the program (uncharted, gravity, wipeout, mutant blobs and jet set radio were awesome; retro city rampage is a good game but a lot of people cannot really stand 8 bit games anymore so it is kinda lackluster and chronovolt was absolutely terrible); you need to pay more attention to the vita library (i know that there is hardly room for maneuver in that regrad as vita is a very young platform but you could really work out a deal with warner for Mortal Kombat vita because they seem so desesperate for money and now it is only 20 bucks) or like i have told you before, try to squeeze in 1-2 ps one classic per month (add another game to the IGC or count it like a vita game). I cannot imagine people complaining if they get parappa the rapper, crash team racing or games of the sort for their brand new vita.

  • Zelda + GOW = Darksiders

    It’s one of overlooked games for fair amount of reason, but very fun to play.
    Since Darksiders is my recommendation, I am happy to say that this week is not for me.

  • great deal

  • After having weeks of sports games, that I have had no interest in and other games that were such a let down I was beginning to get extremely worried with plus, with this Addition I say thank you glad to see we get a different style of game which is nice for everyone who doesn’t like the sports games.

  • I love playstation plus so much, and for 5 dollars a month, I save around 50 bucks. Hey Morgan just wondering, why is the poll private now?

    • Because I’d like the feedback in the comments to be focused on the game and content of the announcements, not the poll results. Helps me get better information to the Plus team.

  • Ah i miss read my bad @StE but yeah no plus like @Sab said. so… ??

  • Great game! I picked it up when it was $9.99 awhile back and played it through a couple times. I not gonna complain because it’s rthe kinda game I would cheer over getting free. Lets see more great games like this :)

    Here’s a couple tips, but no spoilers.

    Play at the hardest mode, you level much faster and the monster aren’t really harder, there’s just a lot of them.

    In the level with the river, there’s a chest that shows up on the map, but it’s a bug, there are other chest there too so still look for them.

    Oh one more thing, go to Options and Enter Code, enter “The Hollow Lord” with the caps as it’s case sensitive. You get a nice present to help you with your journey.

  • I don’t like RPG, but I loved this Update, we want games like Darksiders, big games, that wins a lot of Gotys, or, at least, have good critics.
    Like Uncharted 2, Red Dead, Mortal Kombat (PS3 and Vita), Limbo, Batman Arkham City…

    Thanks sony, please, we want more updates like this.

  • At comment 55… wow I’m an idiot my sub expired I thought I still had a full month to go yet I was wrong guess it’s time to get another $50 card and renew!

  • @DonkeyKongKilla: I was commenting on #13….dude was bummed because he had already purchased Darksiders a couple months ago…you keep the games you purchase.

  • Heyyyy PS VITA will get some good game???

  • An ok update. I’ll pick up Star Drone for sure.

  • Wow Darksiders!!!! great game! Very nice ps plus!

  • Great update. I’ve been wanting to get Darksiders for a while now.

  • I played this game three years ago when it first came out. Good game, but it is three years old now. No interest in playing through it again. And no significant Vita content again? There are so many PSOne, Minis and PSP games that I would gladly download and enjoy as part of Plus, especially discounted items (I personally prefer deep discounts to free content simply because I can keep it regardless).

    And for the PS3 side, Minis, PSOne and even PS2 classics would be a welcome change of pace here. If you’re going to give me old, then give me previous system games as opposed to older retail PS3 games.

    Just my preference on this.

  • Not a bad choice. I don’t usually prefer 3rd person games but I would certainly choose this over another crappy psn game. I would like it if you added more ps1 games to plus. That way the people with vitas get something too. And would you guys please figure out a way to get Crash and Spyro on the vita? I don’t care if I have to buy them again.

  • @four24twenty ah i see. you should use the name instead of comment. its #14 now


    #13 – currently says

    “yeah lets get the positive comments in fast! loved the first darksiders, regret trading it in last year, not anymo! now i can get those pesky last 3 trophies. thanks again for the past year of awesomeness ps+!”

  • Cool! \o/

  • @DonkeyKongKilla: I was waiting for you to bust me on that….way to do your research though, props!

  • @64

    No when we complained, we weren´t being unreasonable at all. People feels ripped of when they get 8 bit games because they feel old and for people like me, they are basically unplayable as i cannot stand the graphics, nor the music. That is the reason, i could not stand retro city rampage or old megaman games, they felt cheap to me. I would have prefered minis or psone classics instead of those and i am sure that a lot of people did not really enjoyed them either (as you can see in the comment section with all of the complaining).

  • I just beat this game a couple months a go, and beat Darksiders 2 last week, would play this again.


  • Im only giving this post 5 stars because darksiders is one of the best games I have platinumed. Im glad everyone who hasnt will get to play this zeldaesque action platformer. still going through darksiders 2 but just hope vigil gets bought by Sony or someone else so I can play Darksiders 3/4.

  • Nothing for Vita this week?

  • Morgan thank you so much!!! :)

  • Yay finally something that isn’t a shooter or fighting game lol.

    I hope you don’t fall into the same trap though and just give us action/adventures for the next 6 months, hopefully we can get ps1/ps2 rpgs and games like twisted metal in the semi near future.

  • Plus remains fantastic for PS3 owners and utterly miserable for Vita owners. Vita has had one good week. The first one. That’s it. PS3 has had far more than I can even count.

  • the only problem i have with this. i bought it right before Darksiders II came out. last year. either way, if you like Zelda on that other system, you’ll enjoy this.

  • Great job Morgan and company!! I’m happy this week. Darksiders FTW.

  • Great job this week. It makes me start having faith in + again.

  • Great start to the new year for PS Plus, thanks. Darksiders: adding one more log to my daunting backlog.

  • @four24twenty – thank you, honest mistake on my comment but I really thought you were being sarcastic.

  • Morgan, you just made my January!

    • Great! I’ll make sure to pass it along to the Plus team as Darksiders seems to be a popular title with this section of the PS community this week =)

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