PlayStation Plus: September’s Instant Game Collection

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PlayStation Plus: September’s Instant Game Collection

Don’t be alarmed — no, it’s not Monday. Although PlayStation Plus updates typically kick off the week, we’re trying something new by pulling back the curtain on our Instant Game Collection updates a little early.

For September, Resident Evil Chronicles HD Collection is leading the charge, so you can break out your PlayStation Move Controllers (yes, regular controllers work too) and start destroying zombies. Later this month you’ll get the HD-remastered version of iconic PS2 classic ICO, one of Rockstar’s awesome portable versions of Grand Theft Auto (in this case, GTA: Liberty City Stories), Ubisoft’s loveable platformer Rayman Origins for PS Vita and the classic arcade shooter Galaga Legions DX.

Remember, these games will hit the Instant Game Collection at various times throughout the month, so check back with us every Monday morning to see all the benefits of your membership.

September PlayStation Plus Preview

PlayStation Plus: GTA Liberty City StoriesPlayStation Plus: Resident Evil Chronicles HD CollectionPlayStation Plus: ICOPlayStation Plus: Galaga Legions DXPlayStation Plus: Rayman Origins

PlayStation Plus: September’s Instant Game Collection

Resident Evil Chronicles HD Collection (PS3)

PlayStation Plus: Resident Evil Chronicles HD Collection

Free for PS Plus members, Regular Price: $26.99
Gear up for the ultimate Resident Evil shooting experience with Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Collection. Use the PlayStation Move Motion Controller or traditional wireless controller to take down hordes of zombies across two full titles, Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles and Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles. Relive the events from the original series with classic characters in HD.


PlayStation Plus: ICO

Free for PS Plus members, Regular Price: $19.99
A young boy is locked away deep in a castle after horns started growing out of his head. After breaking free from his confines, he rescues a mysterious girl from her cage. Together they must escape the dangers of the castle and fend off the shadow creatures haunting their every move.

GTA: Liberty City Stories (PSP, PS Vita)

PlayStation Plus: GTA Liberty City Stories

Free for PS Plus members, Regular Price: $19.99
There are a million stories in Liberty City. This one changes everything. Once a trusted wise guy in the Leone crime family, Toni Cipriani was forced into hiding after killing a made man. Now he’s back and it’s time for things to be put right.

Rayman Origins (PS Vita)

PlayStation Plus: Rayman Origins

Free for PS Plus members, Regular Price: $26.99
Explore a massive world with over 100 characters & 12 unique worlds designed for all ages and playing styles. Take on a giant pink monster with hundreds of eyes… a possessed mountainous golem… and more! Rayman Origins is a platformer at its core but also features many elements of action, adventure, shooter and beat-’em-up gameplay.

Galaga Legions DX (PS3)

PlayStation Plus: Galaga Legions DX

Free for PS Plus members, Regular Price: $9.99
The legendary hit arcade shooter returns with Galaga Legions DX! Featuring a new twist on the classic gameplay, slick new graphics and devastating weapon power-ups, the fate of the galaxy lies in your hands! Board your fighter and prepare to defend Earth from wave after wave of relentless aliens. Target your enemies’ critical weak spots to earn bonuses and rack-up an astronomical score! Blast your way through unique levels and epic boss battles on your mission to defend the galaxy and prevent an intergalactic catastrophe!

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  • Not a good month for me. I already have Rayman Origins (great game though) and I’m NOT a fan of GTA, but is a good choice, I know lots of people love GTA.

    I hope we get lots of sales like this August. ^^

    • You can always count on a handful of discounts and sales through the month, so just watch the updates as they come!

  • Wow, this update’s actually pretty awesome! All of these games fall into the “Ohhh yeah I always wanted to get around to playing that” category for me, which is perfect. Wouldn’t want PS Plus to be giving out too many mainstream games that we already have.

  • C’mon guys, you can do it better! Europe got Mafia 2, Need for Speed Most Wanted, Assassin’s Creed 3 an Jak And Daxter Collection (one that I was hoping to see on the US Plus), and what we got is a “move enabled” resident evil that no one cares and JUST Ico but no Shadow of The Colossus? I really hope to see some AAA games in october, like the ones we got in june, with Saints Row The Third, XCOM and Deus. Ex. Damn that was one awesome month!

  • Which games are being removed from the IGC in September?

  • and is that the full iso collection or just 1 of the games so u can slowly give us the other 2 games later? eu got the full iso collection at once.

    and can we get 2 full vita tittles each month like everyone else. this is getting old just like the old psp games

  • Only half a collection (ICO). Too cheap to give us the entire thing?

  • This is the worst update ever :-(

  • Nothing for me this month. I hope we get good discounts. I’ll never complain about the “I bought X game during a sale and now is free.” I prefer to “own” the games. Better to buy them just in case one day I decide to stop paying for Plus.

  • For those complaining that Rayman Origins (Vita) was on sale previously, you should do like I do and refuse to pay for any game that EU gets as IGC.

    For one, both EU and NA often get each others games months later, and secondly, it’s just the principle of it – why show NA that you’d settle for a discount rather than IGC?

    That’s why I didn’t buy MGS HD when it was on sale a couple weeks ago, as EU got it as IGC.

  • Nothing for me this month

  • 106
    eu got the full ico collection and another full retail game all in the same month.

    so is ps+ for ps3/vita or psp/ps3/psvita? ii am 100% sure ps+ is for ps3/vita so stop with these old psp games

  • “No PSP fighting games!”
    “No Games that just went on sale!!”
    “No Generic Shooters!”
    “No Stupid Little Kids Games!”
    “No Games that everyone already has!!”

    … This list is really demanding and quite impossible. Just be glad this service is as awesome as it is.. and enjoy the ride. Way too much complaining every time the PLUS update comes around. If we become happier customers, there will be less ridiculous stress and weight on the PLUS team and they can focus on getting good stuff.. instead of filling the perfect mold you guys try to jab them into. If you really want something, go buy it. This is for people who want to try out the stuff that they skipped, had no time to play, or just didn’t hear about– and it’s doing a great service from that aspect.

  • BTW, I know you like to save the “big Vita game” for W4, but please consider giving us Rayman Origins earlier! This Tuesday would be ideal, as it would give fans time to try it out and if they like it, get Rayman Legends during Week One, which will probably have a PS+ discount and/or week-one digital bonuses.

  • realy?? only ico and RE ¬¬ when in PSN EU, this month is free AC3? and, in augusth them gift NFS Most wanted?

    this monst sucks!!

  • Dear OP,

    It would be really helpful if you link the game info rather than showing a thumbnail on those games… just a thought.

    Thank you.

  • Where the hell is AC III? u.u

  • Hell Yeah! now thats what i call a good month for Vita users, Showing us some love with a Great PSP Title and a great Psvita Title ! Thanks a Lot!! and giving a GTA game same month GTA V comes out, good one !

  • Wow. Just Wow! What a fantastic bunch of games! The Resident Evil Chronicles set is a lot of fun and the Move controls are easy and comfortable. Also ICO and GTA LCS is just icing on an already decadent cake! That said, it would be awesome to someday see a great horror title from Sony on the PSN. Namely Extermination as a PS2 Classic. It’s on my bucket list to play it and beat it again someday! Anyways, thanks Sony for all the gaming love!

  • @48: Wat. Anyone that got it for $5 OWNS it now. They don’t need their PS+ to have it.

    In fact, it’s rather annoying we can’t buy things on sale that we already got rented on PS+.

  • Listen I’ve never complained about the games that are discounted every week or the igc list, but today I must say that lately on the ps plus membership updates, I’ve notice that one week you release free games for the ps3 then weeks later for the vita or discount many games one week and then a month later make it a igc by you guys doing this its no longlonger the same discounts we once had…example: raymans was at a dicount a while back and now free, so the original savings for ps plus membersis cancelled out once it becomes free. I hope you guys aren’t seeing which game sells most on the psn store just to put it up for ps plus.

  • Bring on the new Devil May Cry please!!!!! ( DMC )

  • OMG this is a GREAT update. I want to play each and every game except one (I already platinumed Rayman Origins on Vita and it was an incredible game). BTW if any of you didn’t download Runner 2 which was on the IGC last month, do so as it is terrific. Thanks!

  • Those that are saying that this is better than the eu update need to go see a therapist. in the other side of the pond are getting AAA titles while were getting b titles or old titles I would hate to this how poorly were gonna to be treated on the PS4

  • … now i can try out ico i guess… i already have RE and Galaga and Rayman Origins i got the platinum …and that liberty city game … meh! :( oh well it was bound to happen eventually XD i hope next month will be better keep up the good work :)

  • Great Update and thanks for Rayman Origins!!!

  • DMC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • A bit disappointed this month. Fortunately, I was too poor to buy Rayman during the sale otherwise there would be nothing for me. On an unrelated note, is there any chance we’re going to see a sale on the PS+ membership anytime soon? I would hate to miss out on a good deal by renewing a week or two early.

  • I just want to know, when will uncharted/gravity rush etc be switched out?
    really hoping for resistance, mlb…and something else (LBP?)
    thats a nice variety.

    but this is a great update, one of the better ones in a while! thanks!!! really excited for resident evil/rayman/ico.

  • Galaga Legions is the only game I don’t own here that is worth the download. I hope the PS3 offerings improve significantly once the PS4 comes out because Chronicles is a joke and Vita games will remain worthless until Sony gets to cutting an additional 50% off the system’s memory card prices.

  • Great update guys; been wanting to play the RE Chronicles and Galaga Legions for a while now. Already own ICO on disc but I’ll be glad to have a digital copy for remote play.

    Also, Rayman Origins is awesome on Vita. Easily one of my favourite platinums.

  • I was one of the people that bought Origins when it was on sale about 3 week ago. Although I’m not all that angry about this particular instance, I understand where others are coming from. I think if you want to continue to grow the playstation and PS+ brand, you can’t afford to continue to pull stunts like this. You might get away with it this time, but it erodes consumer trust and ultimately leads to a decrease in consumer spending when they can’t have any guarantees on their purchases.

    I also think it’s worth noting that in the EU, their blog staff will often point out when a particular game that is on sale will be added to the IGC in the near future. Obviously, we’re not expecting a heads up on a title that will enter the IGC months from now, but the time that elapsed between the Origin sale and now hasn’t even been a month.

    If you want to foster a positive community relationship, then you need to treat your customers with a little respect.

  • I’ve always wanted to play ICO and RE Chronicles. Awesome update.

  • Great month. I don’t understand the hate for PSP games in PS Plus, PSP has games full of content and there is a well of great games that I’m sure many people haven’t played yet due to being overlooked. Maybe if more people paid for Vita games, 3rd Party publishers would invest more into the system so there would be more content to be offered in Playstation Plus in the future. There are many great sales on PS VIta games now, so I see no excuse to not just buy Vita games! Are the people complaining about PSP games the same people who pirated PSP games?


  • if you have playstation plus it is a waste of money to buy anything from the ps store . and never ever by a ps+ discount game because it will be free the next month.

    sad that we keep getting psp games also

  • I’d rather have a PSP sale like we did with VITA and get more VITA games for free instead! :3

  • Rayman Origins for VITA – thank you!

    Resident Evil – I will definitely give it a try.

    ICO – personally I can’t play this game. Thought it’s a beautiful game, it makes me severely motion sick.

  • I’m very happy about ICO, and looking forward to Rayman as well!

  • @Criscross87v3, you don’t even own a Vita – I just checked your PSN profile. So kindly STFU about PSP games being a good thing.

    Non Vita-owners should have no say in what Vita IGC there is.

    Go away troll.

  • Thank you so much for that Rayman sale last month, it wasn’t like you wasn’t putting it up on NA Plus or anything, OH, wait, this month has Rayman Origins as a free game…..HOW ABOUT THAT!

    Na, its okay, Origins is a wonderful game anyways, so you guys giving it for free is nice (and that sale for the other Raymans was cool too, as now have 1 and 2 on my Vita and 3 HD on PS3), as is finally giving a really amazing PSP game with GTA (heard nothing but good things about the PSP GTAs :)).

    The PS3 line up is really good with the RE Chronicles games (they were awesome on Wii), Ico, and Galaga Legends EX all being part of the IGC, so great job there :).

  • why do we get psp games anyway? no other region gets psp games.
    and we never get themes or free avatars anymore and we get crap compared to everyone else.

    so i thought ps+ was for ps3/vita ? way to pull the old bait and switch

  • Really disappointing lineup. I own none of these games and prob wouldn’t pay $4.16 (monthly price of a one year sub of PS plus) for all of them…. I hope there are some amazing sales next month. Thanks for the early update though.

  • 1. I acutally LIKED having fighters in the IGC (in fact, I’m still hoping for Tekken Tag 2 to join the collection), so I actually kind of miss them….
    2. ICO is part of a collection, yes? So why not offer the SotC/ICO collection instead of just ICO?
    3. Dammit, I just bought Rayman Origins (as well as the PS1 classics). Such a fantastic game! That said, in the future, if there is a game that’s available on PSN for both PS3 and Vita (whether it’s cross-buy or not), I think you should offer both versions of the game, so that people who bought the Vita version (or for people who don’t have a PS Vita) can have the PS3 version instead, and vice versa.

    Speaking of fighters, maybe you can get in talks with Capcom about offering a PS+ launch discount for both the add-on and full versions of Ultra Street Fighter 4 when it comes out? (Especially since SSF4AE was offered in the IGC last year)

  • @134: Not really.

  • I think they should make a (Sega Genesis Era) Warsong HD. That was one of the best games ever.

  • I love the fake Vita boxart for GTA.

  • For the very reasonable price charged for PS Plus, every update, including this one, is easily worth it. It’s a good deal, no two ways about it. However, the number one enemy of PS Plus is EU PS Plus. EU Plus August and September (take your pick) completely wipe the floor with this update. The good news for the NA PS Plus team is this: Zero decision making is required for October or November, just copy EU Plus August and September, everyone wins.

  • So many games to play in my PS Plus Game Collection, so little time!

  • Really amazing update!

    Any news on whether Kingdom Hearts 1.5 will be available digitally?

  • Gonna be stuck in a hotel room for the next 3 weeks. These updates will give me something to do during those times.

  • Awesome! thanks for the birthday post :)

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