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#1 handsomepete

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:48 PM

Jeepers!  US is kicking ass in the 70-80 range!

 

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I might regret this, but things are slow at work so I decided to tally up all of the PS+ offerings since the beginning for both the US and EU and give the region bias PS+ complainbots some facts to work with. I may or may not keep it up to date, but I will wiki it for others to do so.

It would also be swell if people would just put their 'X region's PS+ is so much better!!!' bitching in this thread so I don't have to see it in every other thread anymore, but that's a pipe dream.

Please note: I don't care at all which one is 'better' or 'worse'. This is intended as an informational resource only. I'm also not tracking discounts and other perks, but someone else is more than welcome to add it if they think it's relevant.

Without further ado - the up-to-date list can be found here for EU and here for US):

PS+ Free Games - In Common (US/EU = still active in IGC)

* Battlefield 3

* Binary Domain

* Bioshock 2

* Borderlands
* Darksiders
* Demon's Souls 

* Deus Ex: Human Revolution 

* Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen

* Hitman: Absolution

* Ico/Shadow of the Colossus (US)

* Infamous 2 
* Just Cause 2

* Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (US)
* LittleBigPlanet 2

* LittleBigPlanet Karting (US)

* Payday: The Heist

* Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One

* Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition
* Saints Row 2

* Saints Row The Third (US)

* Sleeping Dogs

* Spec Ops The Line

* Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (US)

* Vanquish 

* Warhammer 40k: Space Marine

* XCOM: Enemy Unknown (US)

* Double Dragon Neon (psn)

* Gotham City Imposters (psn)
* Guardians of Middle Earth (psn)
* Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (psn)

* Machinarium (psn/vita) (US)
* Malicious (psn) 
* Joe Danger 2! (psn) 
* Pinball Arcade (psn/vita) 
* Outland (psn)
* Quantum Conundrum (psn)
* Renegade Ops (psn)
* Rock of Ages (psn)
* Scott Pilgrim vs The World (psn)
* The Cave (psn) 
* Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown (psn)
* Chronovolt (vita)
* Gravity Rush (vita) (US)
* Jet Set Radio (vita)
* Knytt Underground 

* Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus

* Oddworld Stranger's Wrath (vita)

* Rayman Origins (vita) (US)

* Sine Mora (vita)
* Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack (vita)
* Uncharted: Golden Abyss (vita) (US)

* Wipeout 2048 (vita) (US)

* Zero Escape Virtue's Last Reward (vita)

 

PS+ Free Games - EU Only

* Assassin's Creed III

* Batman: Arkham City

* Bulletstorm
* Catherine (EU)
* Crysis 2
* Dead or Alive 5
* Dead Space 2

* Far Cry 3

* God of War HD

* Jak and Daxter Collection
* Lord of the Rings: War in the North (EU)

* Mafia II

* Metal Gear Rising Revengeance

* Mass Effect 3
* Mortal Kombat
* Motorstorm Apocalypse
* Red Dead Redemption

* Remember Me
* Chime Super Deluxe (psn)
* Cubixx HD (psn)
* F1 Race Stars (psn)

* Giana Sisters (psn)
* Hell Yeah! (psn)
* Limbo (psn)
* Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD (psn)
* Okami HD (psn)
* Retro/Grade (psn)

* Stealth Inc (psn)
* Thomas Was Alone (psn)
* Velocity Ultra (psn) (EU)
* Big Sky Infinity (psn/vita)
* Coconut Dodge Revitalised (vita) (EU)
* Lumines Electronic Symphony (vita)

* Lego Lord of the Rings (vita)

* Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (vita)
* Mortal Kombat (vita)

* Motorstorm RC (vita)

* New Little King's Story (vita)

* Puddle (vita)

* Street Fighter X Tekken (vita)

* Touch My Katamari (vita)

* Unit 13 (vita)

* Urban Trial Freestyle (vita)

* When Vikings Attack! (vita)
 

PS+ Free Games - US Only

* Contrast (ps4)

* Resogun (ps4)

* King of Fighters XIII 

* Starhawk (single player only)

* Super Street Fighter IV AE

* Anomaly Warzone Earth (psn)

* Bit.Trip Runner 2 (psn) (US)

* Bloodrayne (psn)

* Closure (psn)

* Dungeon Defenders (psn)

* Galaga Legions DX (psn) (US)

* Germinator (psn)

* Ibb and Obb (psn)

* Jet Set Radio (psn/ps3) (US)
* Labyrinth Legends (psn)
* Megaman 9 (psn)
* Megaman 10 (psn)
* NBA Jam: OFE (psn)
* NFL Blitz (psn)

* Oddworld Munch's Oddysee (psn) (US)
* Pac-man CE DX (psn)

* Poker Night 2 (psn)

* Resident Evil Chronicls HD (psn)
* Rochard (psn)
* Walking Dead Episode 1 (psn)
* Walking Dead Episode 2 (psn)

* Zen Pinball 2: Star Wars Pinball (psn) (US)
* Hot Shots Golf 2 (ps1)
* International Track & Field (ps1)
* Final Fantasy Tactics (psp)

* Gods Eater Burst (psp) 

* Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower (psp) (US)

* Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories (psp) (US)

* Megaman Maverick Hunter X (psp)

* Metal Slug XX (psp)
* Soul Calibur Broken Destiny (psp) 
* Tekken 6 (psp)

* Hotline Miami (psn/vita)

* Retro City Rampage (psn/vita)
* BlazBlue CSE (vita)
* Disgaea 3 (vita)

* Dokuro (vita)

* Foosball 2012 (vita)

* Germinator (vita) 

* Machinarium (vita)
* Plants vs Zombies (vita)

* Soul Sacrifice (vita)
* Zombie Tycoon 2 (vita/ps3)

 

Sloppy EU list by month:

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Sloppy US list by month:
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#2 UNC5052

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:30 PM

Good idea for a thread. There has been a lot of great games for both regions just since the IGC was introduced in June. Rock of Ages was also released for the US for free when it came out in May.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:57 PM

I agree with UNC; great thread, and thanks for putting it together.

EU's January offering looks incredible-- definitely more appealing to me than it was the last time I looked at EU's game list. Might be time to redeem that 30-day EU PS+ code...

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#4 RCS0926

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

That EU list is amazing. When I get around to upgrading my HDD, I'll definitely consider getting an EU PS+ membership on top of my current US PS+ subscription.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:02 AM

good list. By the way, i have a question, does PS+ Asia gets free games? Because i dont think i've ever seen a list about it, or is it a mess in which every country get something diferent?

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:07 AM

The only game I'm jealous that EU got for free instead of us is Oddworld. They can keep their old ass retail games that I can easily find for $10-20 and it saves me a ton of hard drive space.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:28 AM

good list. By the way, i have a question, does PS+ Asia gets free games? Because i dont think i've ever seen a list about it, or is it a mess in which every country get something diferent?

Yeah (I've listed a few of them here), but the selection isn't really on par with the US and EU offerings, in my opinion.

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#8 The Furry Panda

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:10 PM

Pretty jealous they have guardians of middle earth...played the demo and enjoyed but i cant see myself putting more then 7.50, like tokyo jungle, down on it.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:43 PM

Tgreat list and hope this gets the posts of people who are comparing and complaining to post here instead of flooding the the PSN store thread.

I agree the EU retail list is better but its not enough for me to get my pitchfork and light my torch.

I would like them to release more PS 1 classics. Personally, thats what I miss the most.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:49 PM

great thread, thanks for all your work!

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:07 PM

Pretty jealous they have guardians of middle earth...played the demo and enjoyed but i cant see myself putting more then 7.50, like tokyo jungle, down on it.

If it makes you feel better, it takes FOREVER to find a match in their online matchmaking service, in my experience. Especially if you choose their players-only mode (i.e., no bots).. when I tried that, I waited for 5+ minutes before quitting the search. I gave up on the game simply because of how long it takes to find a match (that and it's only a mediocre MOBA in my opinion).

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#12 handsomepete

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:15 AM

If it makes you feel better, it takes FOREVER to find a match in their online matchmaking service, in my experience. Especially if you choose their players-only mode (i.e., no bots).. when I tried that, I waited for 5+ minutes before quitting the search. I gave up on the game simply because of how long it takes to find a match (that and it's only a mediocre MOBA in my opinion).


It's the old gamecube/xbox Lord of the Rings action games or nothin for me! Considering the penchant for psn games on the US side I bet we'll get our chance soon enough.

Also, I think I'm the only one who isn't spinning around over megaman this week, but I'm glad everyone else seems happy about it.

#13 handsomepete

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:22 PM

A small blow to continental equality lands this week as Darksiders is added to the US IGC! While I vaguely remember beating a $5 copy of this quite a while ago, it's a fun universe to yutz around in so I'll take another spin while I'm waiting for DSII to drop.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:25 PM

After all the hate and bitching on other sites about US getting screwed over versus Europe, I tried to find a thread like this earlier today. Glad you bumped this one up as I had not noticed it before. Good work on tracking this information. I could not find it elsewhere.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:14 PM

If you want a full list of every PS+ game offered for free on US PSN from the beginning, there's a list in the OP of the PSN Weekly Deals thread.

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#16 handsomepete

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:00 PM

EU Feb updates, added:

* Sleeping Dogs
* F1 Race Stars
* Quantum Conundrum
* WipeOut 2048
* Lumines ES

Really decent update for EU this month. I'm especially jealous of Lumines!

#17 tylerh1701

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:29 PM

I'm especially jealous of Sleeping Dogs.

And I'm especially unhappy because I'm going to be reading about the US/EU discrepancy for the next month. :-(

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:01 PM

The comments in the PSN EU Blog for Feb for their plus update are interesting compared to the comments in the US Blog. The EU+ customers are full of effusive praise and appreciation of Sony and more than a few are basically pointing and laughing at the US+ game offers. On the US blog, you can barely see through the vitriol of complaints, the majority of which are juvenile and poorly formed arguments that come off as spoiled, just a playground for the trolls really, which is an environment fed by perceived poor customer treatment.

http://blog.eu.plays...bruary-content/

I sure hope SCEA has something major up their sleeves for the US soon. I'd be happy with Dishonored if it came in the next 1-2 months (not counting on it), although any content that is as fresh (Sleeping Dogs was released 5 months ago!) and exciting as what EU gets (even if it's a game I'm not interested in) would at least helpf me feel like it's going in a better direction. I wasn't really enamored with the SD demo, so I'm not as disappointed as many others, but geeze they give US really old stuff by comparison, it's hard to ignore.
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#19 handsomepete

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:24 AM

Just for fun I thought I'd post this bit of EU upsettery regarding R&C FFA's delay. In the EU they're receiving Motorstorm RC as compensation (US is getting R&C Deadlocked) and suddenly Sony is a huge sack of unbearable ass (and as always the US gets all the good stuff). Grass is always greener.

http://blog.eu.plays...pdate/#comments

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:42 AM

I always thought the content between the two were fair...but seeing this list and comparing the two has made me understand why people are so jealous of Europe.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:54 PM

I personaly dont understand the jealousy, anyone can get eu+ as well. I know i have 3 free months now. Also, i dont understand why people cant understand region differences...sleeping dogs probably just has a more continuous sale projection in the us, where in europe there is less projected sales and they hope to make money off the dlc. The idea of making games free for europeans (who pay eay more for base games) makes sense because they will be more likely to buy dlc then a semi-new overpriced meh game.

#22 handsomepete

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:35 PM

Updated with yet another continental equality week - the oh so bitchin Vanquish hits the US IGC tomorrow along with Mega Man Maverick Hunter X (or something like that).

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:45 PM

WOW... http://blog.eu.plays...r-march-update/

Mass Effect 3 for free, Dead or Alive 5 for free, MGS HD collection for free (vita) and Puddle (vita).
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:13 PM

WOW... http://blog.eu.plays...r-march-update/

Mass Effect 3 for free, Dead or Alive 5 for free, MGS HD collection for free (vita) and Puddle (vita).


Awesome update. If you're going to burn a free month or buy an EU card make sure to redeem it soon before they expire the other stuff if you're interested in Sleeping Dogs or Limbo:

Leaving PS Plus in March:
6th March: Sleeping Dogs
6th March: Vanquish
6th March: LIMBO
13th March: Wipeout 2048
20th March: Lumines Electronic Symphony

Edit: Pre-updated EU offering for March. Make sure that if you're about to sign up that you check the links in the OP to determine what's currently active.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:32 PM

EU had Mortal Kombat for PS3 in January?? Sigh, how did I manage to miss that.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:59 PM

Awesome update. If you're going to burn a free month or buy an EU card make sure to redeem it soon before they expire the other stuff if you're interested in Sleeping Dogs or Limbo:

Leaving PS Plus in March:
6th March: Sleeping Dogs
6th March: Vanquish
6th March: LIMBO
13th March: Wipeout 2048
20th March: Lumines Electronic Symphony

Edit: Pre-updated EU offering for March. Make sure that if you're about to sign up that you check the links in the OP to determine what's currently active.


It is an awesome update...wonder how US Plus will be. I'm going to be scared reading the comments next week :-#
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:44 PM

It is an awesome update...wonder how US Plus will be. I'm going to be scared reading the comments next week :-#


I predict either an out of the park surprise for US March PS+ (like DmC or Borderlands 2) or a carrot to encourage sales of another game (Dead Space 2, Metal Gear something for PS3, etc). No matter what we get, the reaction will be excessively negative and annoying.

#28 handsomepete

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:29 PM

Added the last of the February US games (PvZ).

Question: If they upped the cost to $60 and gave us a mirror of the EU offerings, would you pay it? Just looked up the conversion to buy an EU PS+ sub and it comes out right at $60 USD. I've been perfectly happy with US PS+ so far but I wonder if that extra $10 would make a difference.

Also, fun fact - looks like a couple countries where Sleeping Dogs is banned (Germany for example) instead got the eternally kickass Binary Domain.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:33 PM

EU picks up God of War HD today in honor of Ascension release

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:56 PM

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this but I have a European account on my ps3. I live in America and I was wanting to subscribe to EU ps+. Would it be possible to just buy a European ps+ card online and redeem it on my ps3 without having to use a credit card?