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PS Plus exclusive: Download God of War HD for free today!

God of War HD

Calling all PS Plus members. Boy, have we got a little treat to share with you today! To celebrate the launch of God of War: Ascension next month, we have managed to secure God of War 1 HD for our PlayStation Plus members to download and keep for as long as you are a member, at no extra cost!

There is a little catch though – it’s only available for two weeks from today, Wednesday 27th February, so make sure you grab it while you can as once it’s gone, it’s gone.

Like I said, we wanted to give this classic PS2 title away to celebrate the upcoming launch of God of War: Ascension, its immediate prequel. Ascension is a riveting, visceral experience that tells the dark past of our hero Kratos. The story will enthral you with epic, brutal and gloriously over-the-top action, retaining the signature gameplay of this storied franchise in a fully-fledged single-player campaign.

But that’s not all. For the first time, you can now take the larger-than-life God of War combat online with our new solo and team-based multiplayer experience.

God of War: Ascension standard and collector’s editions are available now for pre-order but to get you in the mood make sure you take advantage of this exclusive Plus giveaway from 27th February.

If you are not currently a Plus member, visit our PlayStation Plus site to find out more about the service. Here you’ll learn all you need to know about the Instant Game Collection, which gives members access to at least 14 games at any one time and over 65 games across the course of a 12 month subscription – all for a one-off payment of just £39.99/€49.99.

Remember, if you’ve not got access to your PS3 or PS Vita then you can also buy through our online store.

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That is an unbelievable bonus!

I had a sneaking feeling this would be the annoucement, this is a brilliant deal.

Great work EU PS TEAM!

Fantastic! Never actually played this all the way through. Thank you.

Plus is certainly embarrassing *ahem* other console paid services.

Whoa! That a nice surprise! Thanks!

Epic! That’s truly a pleasant surprise! :-)

Nightmare966 27 February, 2013 @ 12:05 pm   6

Welp, I already have the GOW Collection but… By the gods! :P

We’re on 27th February and you guys have made the February AND March months so awesome that I cannot even imagine how will you make April even better.

I seriously mean it. Everyone get this title: It’s easily one of the best games of, not only the PS2 catalogue, but of all times.

Thanks Chris for this one :D

Nice one guyce!

the1free_man 27 February, 2013 @ 12:06 pm   8

Nice. It’s been a while since I’ve played the first GoW. It’ll be fun to revisit it. And I still think it was the best one.

toxic-inferno 27 February, 2013 @ 12:07 pm   9

Never played either of these games, but they’ve been on my radar for several years! PS Plus keeps delivering!!!!

Gamesgbkiller 27 February, 2013 @ 12:09 pm   10

I can download it from my store , right ?

bradigor1981 27 February, 2013 @ 12:11 pm   11

SCEE are on fire with PS+ right now.

I know this is being done as a glorified promotion for Ascension, but long may this sort of promo continue.

Had a good amount of sales of GOW Collection in run up to release of Ascension, now able to give the first one free to all the other folk that didn’t buy!

Why does this happen so often, I buy a game that I’ve waited ages on discounts, it never comes, I cough up and then bam a week or two later is reduced in price.

themonk2012 27 February, 2013 @ 12:12 pm   13

thank you so much! what a great surprise!!

crackalakaling 27 February, 2013 @ 12:12 pm   14

Nice, but already got the 1st hd collection. Any chance for the 2nd hd collection for free or atleast discounted? Now that would be awesome. :)

i found out as u had the whats new section with ps plus and god of war and it had sent me to the game at the time. about 2 days before u annouced it. but not bad.

Wow, that’s awesome and unexpected news. I’ve been wanting to pick the HD collection up for ages. How much is GOW2 HD as I may as well get that too :-) Thanks PS-Plus team.

RagingAvatar 27 February, 2013 @ 12:17 pm   17

Nice – I’ve never gotten into God of War, despite all my friends telling me it’s excellent. I’ll give it a go.

Thanks SCEE! You guys and gals are doing an absolutely awesome job with PlayStation Plus – especially compared to the lacklustre US offers. This is the first game I’ll be playing via PS Vita’s Remote Play option!(-:

DiscworldDeath 27 February, 2013 @ 12:19 pm   19

Why is it tagged as PS Vita content? You got me so excited, and then disappointed.

Still, a very good offer, good job!

dark_angel69 27 February, 2013 @ 12:20 pm   20

That sure is a nice surprise. Hope to see many more like that in the future :P But anyway I already have that game in the collection so no download for me :( Maybe if you can try manage to get one from God of War collection volume 2 ;) lol

It’s tagged as Vita content because you can use the remote play function with this game.

Shame I’ve already completed this plenty of times! Great story!

Keep up the good offers SCEE! :P

Nice, I guess. But I already have all the games, including collections and originals, on disc for PS2/PS3.

Critter2003 27 February, 2013 @ 12:25 pm   23

Awesome surprise! Thanks Sony :)

Carnivius_Prime 27 February, 2013 @ 12:25 pm   24

Great freebie for those who don’t have it yet. I bought both Collections a while ago during a sale. Emailing a friend of mine who I know has Plus, loves God of War but hasn’t got around to buying the HD games yet so this’ll be a nice treat for them

Thumbs up

Never played 1 before, I only got because I wanted to try the series before I bought 3.

^^ “I only got 2 because”

Will the blog also be upgrading for next gen.Need that edit button

@DiscworldDeath probably because the games is PSVita remote-play compatible…

downloading the GoW Ascension demo at moment

liamlangan 27 February, 2013 @ 12:35 pm   29

this is fantastic, I’ve already got the platinum for this but I’m definately gonna play through it again :)

Only thing that could make this better is if the US didn’t get it….

I can almost taste their tears :)

Wow Chris this is very nice ! a must for anyone who hasn’t played GOW series.

I imported the GOW Saga a while ago, didn’t realise the USA download codes for Chain of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta don’t work on the UK store. Will the HD of said version be available to download eventually? i would love to play the ENTIRE series thanks.

Nice for those who don’t have it. Would have preferred discounts for all games in the series so I could pick up the ones I don’t have.

Splutterbug 27 February, 2013 @ 12:41 pm   33

Already have this but what a fantastic gesture. Also for those of you with a Vita and a PS3, this supports remote play

Great incentive to try out a game/genre I never gave much thought other than “not my kind of game”; who knows I might even actually like it and eventually end up picking up the rest of the series… ;)
Thank you very much, Sony!

Jacko_the_lad 27 February, 2013 @ 12:42 pm   35

The only God Of War I’ve played is the Ascension beta, so I’ll certainly give this a go to see what all the fuss is about. :)

never played gow 1. But after play gow 3 i wish i played when i had my ps2 :(

NostrobotUK 27 February, 2013 @ 12:46 pm   37

Very nice stuff.

When is Malta going to get a PSN Store? We cannot use PSN Store, buy DLC, get PSN Plus etc.!

That’s a nice special and gift, thanks Chris!
Actually the first HD collection are the only GoWs that I played, so far. I own the other 3 games too but never played them. That happens with such insanely huge backlogs!

Oh when I mention the backlog, I feel the requirement to mention Sound Shapes once again Chris. It currently has its second sale already in NA, don’t let us wait forever here in good old Europe!
I must add Sound Shapes to the list of games that I own and sometime might even play NOW. ;)

Pandarin_86 27 February, 2013 @ 12:48 pm   39

Oh my God (of War)! I love you, Sony… <3 Wish that it was with the second one, but even just one is a brilliant bonus.

Tagged_Deaf 27 February, 2013 @ 12:50 pm   40

Man, you done too much good for us, honestly.

Mass Effect 3 free in few weeks. Now we get God Of War 1 for free today! Already completed it many times long ago but I think I shall download this superb game later!

Great work, PS Store people!

Amazing! Trophy hunting time!!

higwayman1 27 February, 2013 @ 12:53 pm   42

You guys are too generous. Seriously, it does not make business sense to give things away. I’ll have to have a word with Kaz about this.;-)

Will God of War and Tomb Raider be available day one in the store?

Sure hope so.

Hamster8U 27 February, 2013 @ 1:00 pm   44

This is great news :) So glad I decided to buy a 12 month subscription. Thanks guys . Keep up the good work!!

no time ,
zen pinbal 2 star wars dlc
skyrim dawngard dlc ( i see french also today, so them can also be happy )
28/02/13 cod bo2 map pack .
then next = terraria – soul sacrefice ( rest = putting mony asite to buy ps4 )

stargateheaven 27 February, 2013 @ 1:02 pm   46

Well, i’m glad i checked the PS blog today.. hehehe

Not related to God of War, but something that keeps bugging me… Did you guys noticed that share purchase on facebook doesn’t work anymore since the new store layout was launched in Europe? still works from the vita, same thing with rating…

I’ve Never Played God of War so this is good introduction…

thanks and keep up the good work

am i been a bit silly i carnt seem to find it im a ps+ member byt for the life of me i carnt see it in the store

OkkiBaraccus 27 February, 2013 @ 1:12 pm   50

What a nice suprise, thanks!

Why is it that this demo is PS plus only when on NA marketplace anyone can download it?

    Chris Howe 27 February, 2013 @ 2:51 pm    

    The GoW A demo is only in Plus for German users as we are not allowed to give away 18+ content in Germany for free on the normal store

Can this be played via remote play?

Just seen the comment about remote play. Awesome!!!!

Chris, please tell me you guys have a total revamp in mind for the PS4 subscription services?

Gamer’s like myself, that buys 99% of all launch titles, the PS+ service has little or nothing on offer.

Not wanting to use Microsoft as an example, but they have a deal where they offer a percentage of MSPoints for the total number of Achievements one has. So an avid gamer who supports both the developers and Microsoft by actually buying their games, is rewarded financially. Granted the MSPoints given in relation to the actually Achievements is poultry…but still. At least the Hard/Core gamer is appreciated by MS.

At 7879 Trophies, no rentals, and no second hand purchases, I’ve spent and continue to spend a lot of money on the PS3. But it seems to be the case that the less you spend, and the least amount of games you actually buy for the PS3 the better.

Perhaps I should make my Wii-U or 360 my main console, and just continue with the PS+ service for “free” games on the PS3 as a particular demographic is being penalised for spending money. Crazy considering it’s the demographic Sony earns the most money from.

I know this is off topic but I haven’t received my download code email for Motorstorm RC yet (this is in reference to the Ratchet and Clank PS Vita cross buy) and was wondering who I would need to contact?

    Chris Howe 27 February, 2013 @ 2:49 pm    

    You will need to contact customer services I am afraid, there is nothing we can do from our end

CoolRichy008UK 27 February, 2013 @ 1:26 pm   56

off topic like it or NOT

sony int finished maintenance on ps home yet grr HURRY UP SONY will you

& i dont care if you delite this post il just stick it on your youtube page :D u has been warned

were abouts is this in the EU store to download carnt seem to find it thanks

Would have prefared Chaincs of olympos or Ghost of Sparta but this is ofcourse I nice bonus for does who don’t have it yet :)

Surely the PS+ service is also having a negative knock-on effect?

I was reading comments on the last PS+ Blog update, and gamer’s were asking for ‘Ni Nu Kuni’ (an absolutely awesome game that deserves huge support). Bt numerous stated they were going to hold off on buying it because they expect it to come through the PS+ pipeline at some point.

How is this good for the industry?

Someone the other day was complaining that the UK didn’t receive ‘Binary Domain’ (another great game) that was a German domain replacement for ‘Sleeping Dogs’. It’s got to the point that this gamer wouldn’t actually contemplate going out and..y’know…actually buying it because no doubt he/she expects to get it free at some point.

In principle PS+ is a great idea. A great way for developers to reach certain gamer’s who’re financially in a position that wouldn’t buy their games in a normal given day. But now some gamer’s are waiting. Why go out and buy a title full price when in six moths time there’s a 90% chance they’ll get it for free?

In the long term I can’t see this having a positive effect for the industry.

KnightShadow29 27 February, 2013 @ 1:37 pm   60

Any chance that both of the GOW collections will be available for discounted price?…

Jacoco1973 27 February, 2013 @ 1:42 pm   61

Can’t find it on PSN+. :-(

silmorat1 27 February, 2013 @ 1:43 pm   62

Never played any gow before I tried the ascension beta. I was impressed.

Scuffy_P 59 @
total agry whith u , i ask new ps+ service more % on games + 3/4 gb cloud save
not need free games ( = poisen gift , i afraid to buy new games )

also
I was for a long time online on psn without 1 problem
dowloads 3 big tings = no problem.

I’m in cod bo 2 and 1 st match running the game again totally lag + symbol you do not have Internet + psn kicks me out!!! (Cod bo 2 last patch = not fixing tings , i can not play 1 match online )

thereallausebub 27 February, 2013 @ 1:51 pm   64

This is the first time I’m posting here. I bought a PS3 3 months ago and I have to say that PS+ is the best thing that happened to gaming this generation, besides day one downloadable retail games. This service is fantastic and I’m happy to pay the subscription price if you keep the content we get so good. Great surprise. Will go along nicely with the demo for Ascension.
Thanks!

LoriK-man 27 February, 2013 @ 1:52 pm   65

where’s UK ? i’m so disappointed right now

CoolRichy008UK 27 February, 2013 @ 1:53 pm   66

ignore monoliet people he is trying to say bad things about the ps3 like ps store crashes lmao that proves his internet connection is rubbish and the uk internet connection is way faster

thereallausebub you tell them :D

CoolRichy008UK 27 February, 2013 @ 1:55 pm   67

Scuffy_P stop moaning will you

ps4 will have all your ps3 stuff trophies/downloads/ps plus stuff ALL HOME stuff you bought and trust me if sony dont let you get all your stuff fromt he ps3 to the ps4 loads of people will sue them for a refund and i dont care what the polocy is on refunds

we dont get all our ps3 items/downloads/home content on ps4 sony we will all forse you for a refund

Hey Chris, any chance to see the Deimos Skin for God of War III finally released in the Store? All the redeemable codes from Ghost of Sparta for the PSP should be expired by now, it’s no longer obtainable.

thanks psn!!! thats why you are numero 1!!!!

CleverMrXp 27 February, 2013 @ 2:14 pm   70

Wow nice freebie … keep them comming :D

Wild-Moth 27 February, 2013 @ 2:15 pm   71

@61: Have you tried using the search function of PS Store? At first, I couldn’t find it by browsing either but found it through searching.

Also, to the people who made this possible: a huge thanks! Never got into God of War ’cause I skipped PS2 after PS1 so I’m really excited to get to play this.

DjSparx162 27 February, 2013 @ 2:16 pm   72

WOW fantastic, was looking at buying this when i had some spare cash, again Sony saves me money, thank you :)

SimpleSi08 27 February, 2013 @ 2:21 pm   73

Thanks Sony never played any GoWs so lookin forward to trying the Plus service is great can’t please all the people all the time. If you think that + is so bad stop paying for it.

DieFliedermouse 27 February, 2013 @ 2:22 pm   74

Sweet! GOW1 was my personal favourite in the series. Will be great to replay it before Ascension comes out.

@Scuffy_P
Your logic is mostly is flawed.

You don’t seem to understand that Plus generates new customers. I had no Vita, before it was covered by Plus. Meanwhile I bought about 4 or 5 games. So Sony gained a new customer, that’s called a success dude.

Let’s see about developers: http://bit.ly/129jaY0.
He sold more copies on the PSN than Steam and far more than on XBL. Plus came just on top to make him a very satisified developer, with the promise of more content to follow. I think that’s considered a success too, right?

And seriously, if you think that there is a 90% chance to get exactly that game that you want, you are nuts. Either you have no idea how many games are released each year, or you overestimate how many games are shared via Plus.

The only real difference for me is that I buy less “random purchases”. Those games that I really want, I’ll always get anyway. Maybe not at once, as the backlog is growing faster than ever, but soon enough.

Your idea of another main console made me chuckle too btw.
Wii U? Good joke. :P
And Xbox and PS mostly share titles, so what would be the difference? You’d buy the game on A and might get it later on B for free? And that would make you feel better? Smart!

DwayneGignac 27 February, 2013 @ 2:31 pm   76

Can you Get this in Canada too?

WaterElemental 27 February, 2013 @ 2:35 pm   77

Excellent.

CuriousLemur 27 February, 2013 @ 2:39 pm   78

May be a wee bit impatient, seeming as I’m never played a GoW game before, but is it meant to be on the UK store, or will it update later?

Can’t wait to get my grubby little hands on this beaut :)

Coody-Baroody 27 February, 2013 @ 2:41 pm   79

@ Fred or Chris

Any chance you could reply and confirm if God of War; Ascension will or wont have 3D support?

supersmith2500 27 February, 2013 @ 2:44 pm   80

What an awesome bonus but I already have it in my GoW HD Collection. Say Chris, hate to go off-topic who is going to post the Store blog since Jawad is away?

Turtleing 27 February, 2013 @ 2:47 pm   81

Is it just me or can no one else find this? The ps store is very hard to find certain things I searched god and the only got of wars that came up were collection, collection 2 and ascension. I went to ps2 classics and god of war isn’t even in there.

    Chris Howe 27 February, 2013 @ 2:53 pm    

    Its in there, if you type in God and then use the space and scroll down its there and its now showing as Free for Plus :)

CuriousLemur 27 February, 2013 @ 2:48 pm   82

@Chris

Thank you for the extremely swift response :)

I’ve only recently become a PlayStation owner (January 2013) so I have missed out on A LOT of title over the years. I’ve been told many a time that the GoW games are fantastic and as a result, I’m so excited to give it a go.

Let the people in charge of the PlayStation Plus deals know that we all appreciate what they’re doing :)

And thanks again from a fellow Sony employee!

CloudBelmont 27 February, 2013 @ 2:52 pm   83

I was finished on the PS2, but with 60 FPS and to reflesh my memory will be awesome.

Thanks!!!

CoolRichy008UK i tink u are arogant !!

if i am against ps3 ( why i have ps1 – ps2 – ps3 psp- psvita al one day 1 ?)
ps soon ps4 :) if sony not make price to expensif .

store = alraedy faster so i have no comment on store , but stil need to getting better + peopel who puting tings in store make mistakes .

i have problem whith ps+ , why = i not want to buy if u can have free in jear . ( so i need new type of abo = no free games – but lots more % of games + 3/4 gb cloudsave )

i have free internet of mi fater work ( bonus he gets )= not the problem ( jes = not fastest )
but when u are abel to stay online +- 3hour + dowload lots of stuf en not getting kickout 1 timme

when i wil have mi own place = i wil even buy better internet :)

then u try cod bo 2 = instant lag + kickout psn ( before latest patch i have best conection in the game nowh i can not play 1 game )

Plus-Thiago 27 February, 2013 @ 2:58 pm   85

Not yet available. It is from what time today?

Nelsonslb1991 27 February, 2013 @ 3:01 pm   86

ps plus is amazing \(^o^)/

RemyX-1988 27 February, 2013 @ 3:04 pm   87

It’s a nice bonus, indeed. However, I own the game already. I find myself disliking PlayStation Plus more and more because most of the freebies with the new Plus, are games I already own…

In this case, I own the game twice. Once on PlayStation 2, and once as part of the God of War Collection…

Would you be able to provide an email address for the Australian customer services or whoever I need to contact? Thanks Chris :)

MissDreamer 27 February, 2013 @ 3:08 pm   89

Now this makes a nice change from all of those first/third person shooters we keep getting. With this and Mass Effect 3 next month ps+ is looking really good at the moment. Thank you very much.

I have asked this question before, but it has not been answered

Any incoming discounts for Okami and Demon’s Souls?

or are we going to get them in PS+?

We own Okami (ps2) and I have Demon’s Souls on platinum with 300+ hours, so I’m hesitant to buy them.

pinkplaybunny 27 February, 2013 @ 3:18 pm   91

Great i’ve never played any of these so getting the first one is well great :-)

Also are we getting any free PSN spendable money like the USA did?

http://kotaku.com/5985535/here-americans-have-10-free-credit-on-the-playstation-store

Feels kinda discrimination to be honest, as we EU user don’t get anything.. /:

    Chris Howe 27 February, 2013 @ 3:37 pm    

    No we are not doing that in SCEE

    We have just give you an extra game worth €17.99 to be fair………

Tsubaki_14 27 February, 2013 @ 3:20 pm   93

woah, and just on my birthday! Thank you :’D awesome gift

MordecaiHunter 27 February, 2013 @ 3:22 pm   94

@ Chris

Could you tell me what happens to the saved data in cloud if my subscription ends but i renew to plus say 2 months later ?

Thanks

    Chris Howe 27 February, 2013 @ 3:36 pm    

    Good question…It is my understanding that if you renewed your membership your games would still be there

Thanks. Nicely done :)

PiccoroDaimaoh 27 February, 2013 @ 3:25 pm   96

Meh, every PS fan already played GoW 1.
I’ve pre-ordered Ascension and I’m getting Plus in two weeks. I’d prefer if you give us the two PSP HD games…

@PiccoroDaimaoh
So “every PS fan already played GoW 1″, but GoW HD Collection 2 would of course be something entirely different? That’s something they must share!

Ah, it’s so funny when people argue with only their personal preferences in mind. :D

ginniprabjot12 27 February, 2013 @ 3:41 pm   98

Brings a tear to my eye. Thank u Sony

CitizenErased_66 27 February, 2013 @ 3:43 pm   99

i already have this game but I’m still gonna buy the G.O.W Ascension when it comes out.. LONG.LIVE.PLAY… WE LOVE YOU SONY!!

@MordecaiHunter @Chris
I remember that is has been mentioned that files remain in the cloud for 6 months, for you to re-subscribe. Afterwards they’ll be deleted.

Bloodlust_1138 27 February, 2013 @ 3:48 pm   101

Nice PS+ Bonus I got a PS Vita Just recently so now it really pays off to have it. However, I already own the first collection, I won it from you guys, which was awesome! :) Any chance of getting collection 2 for free or discount?

antmarques 27 February, 2013 @ 4:01 pm   102

AWESOME! Any news on GOW Saga over here in Europe? Thanks PS Team!!!

Demoplay86 27 February, 2013 @ 4:06 pm   103

Please Chris. I understand you’re rather swamped but i’ve been asking some of these questions for months.
Love the update and appreciate it immensely but can we in AU please get more PSX releases? In particular – World of Mana, Breath of Fire IV, Chrono Trigger, Xenogears and Suikoden 1 and 2? Other countries have had them for years =(
Also, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Acceleration of Suguri X-Edition, Counterstrike: GO, Arcana Heat 3, Derrick the Deathfin, Legasista, Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon or Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Decade Duels Plus? Any news on any of these?
And finally, Castle Crashers/Scott Pilgrim DLC? Will they ever come to Au? The Behemoth says it’s up to Sony.

true_kejsi 27 February, 2013 @ 4:15 pm   104

free GOW? …not bad

And as usual not available in Switzerland. Thank you Sony. :-(

    Chris Howe 27 February, 2013 @ 4:54 pm    

    This should be available in Switzerland, I checked my internal system and it said it is :)

Lance_87 27 February, 2013 @ 4:57 pm   106

Hey Chris, any chance to see the Deimos Skin for God of War III finally released in the Store? All the redeemable codes from Ghost of Sparta for the PSP should be expired by now, it’s no longer obtainable.

tonyXjini 27 February, 2013 @ 5:04 pm   107

yay! a god of war for free!… wait… ps3 only…
i just can’t get it… why slapping the face of the vita players…
i got a vita and i’m a ps+ member… please try to consider the tiny chance that not every one that play on the vita also have a ps3… because it’s not a console and it’s remote… the vita have feelings too
^^”

Miro33no 27 February, 2013 @ 5:33 pm   108

And I was just about to get retail collection :D Well, seems like I ll get the second one as digital and only 2. Collection and GOW3 as retail (since I have first two on my PS2 :) ) Thanks for this awesome gift guys :D

DoYouLikeMyID 27 February, 2013 @ 5:41 pm   109

WOW! What a nice bonus!

I’ve only played:

God Of War: Chains Of Olympus HD
God Of War: Ghost Of Sparta HD
God Of War III

So playing the first game will be great! Thanks! :D

JediFish_2012 27 February, 2013 @ 6:38 pm   110

I literally just bought the collection :(. Ah well, great job PS Plus team! :D

Thanks for the awesome gift! By the way, are there any plans of releasing the God of war Saga in Europe? I only played the first two on the PS2 and would like to get them all on the PS3.

PalmtopJakku 27 February, 2013 @ 7:25 pm   112

Once again, hats off to a fantastic EU team.

Adie_Stone 27 February, 2013 @ 7:44 pm   113

This was a very nice and welcome surprise.
Never played the first but I completed the second in about 3 hours.

Hopefully it will take me longer to finish this one.

You guys really are on the up and up with PS+ now, hopefully you can maintain this level of quality throughout the year.

HASTE360 27 February, 2013 @ 7:57 pm   114

You guys are making are making it difficult to live up to your selfs in April arn’t you? This next few weeks is AWESOME. Thank you!

@Zankes: your comment (#92) made me laugh so hard). You feel you’re discriminated with what SCEE is offering you??? Man, You got Sleeping Dogs in February and you’re getting Mass Effect 3, MGS HD collection and Dead or Alive 5 in March when us, in the US Store, get nothing that awesome… I wonder which is the most discriminated store!

nonkelvladimir 27 February, 2013 @ 9:00 pm   116

- The PS+ March announcement
- The Uncharted 3 free multiplayer (even though I understand all the downsides / not only PS+)
- Free GOW 1 digital version

= I am very happy to be a PS+ user right now! Keep up the good work guys and I really hope PS4 services will live up to this!

another_gamer195 27 February, 2013 @ 9:00 pm   117

@ Dessron
That Can go both ways friend, personally i bought most all these plus games at launch, hence my lapsed sub, myself i would prefer US plus as the discounts, on allready much cheaper (currency UNconverted) games would suit me much, much more. for instance i noticed you’s can get San Andreas for about 3 of our ‘quids’ (unbelieavably Good), and a little game called AC3 for about another 15quid, atm.. not buying That, just example. plus loads of newer, good games for, well basically peanuts.. i guess it all depends on the type of gamer you are, true the more casual gamer (buyer) seems to have good deal with EU plus, whereas a bigger gamebuyer would benefit from US plus.. i would Jump on US plus, But don’t want hassle of fake ac. Just hope next gens store is Global.

@nonkelvladimir

You better shouldn’t use + – = to communicate here on the blog. It could have 2 results:

1. People could confuse you with monoliet.
2. People could get the impression that Belgians can’t communicate without those.

So be aware! ;)

Sp4rkyM4rk1337 27 February, 2013 @ 9:18 pm   119

I love surprises. :D

vigilante_man 27 February, 2013 @ 10:13 pm   120

GOW I – Yeeeesssss!!

Never played a GOW before. What a bonus. I expect good months and also months that don’t have what I want in PS+. This is life. But over the past 9 months of my subscription I have so many games to play its untrue.

The quality is superb. I heard all the bad press from PS+ subscribers in the first 12 months so never joined. The instant game deal made up my mind for me. What a great decision on my part.

And we even get PS Vita games. Not one or the other but BOTH. It has made me decide to purchase a PS Vita today!!

SONY Europe – your game plan is working….

I want to know why don’t we have GOW, here in the US server. PSN can’t give such big title like this one on the Europe server and give us something cheep like PLANT VS ZOMBIE ON VITA !!!!! C”mon that’s ain’t right. Do something for US server or I might get my next ps+ subscription on a fake EU account.

QC, you get better customer service, much, MUCH cheaper prices for new and dated digital content, and discounts.
We get some random full games. I know which Id rather have.

Chris, we really need a service on par with SCEA, you cant keep hoping to distract everyone from SCEEs constant glaring flaws, why are we still paying 5-6 times what they do, for content that comes out later, and gets less content. You REALLY need to rethink things, either with a global store, or even remotely comparable store content.

Carnivius_Prime 27 February, 2013 @ 11:47 pm   123

@Dermado actually the US store isn’t always the cheapest or even the first with some games. I’ve noticed quite a few cases over the last couple years where I was better off buying something on my EU account than my US one.

Robinworldwide 28 February, 2013 @ 8:22 am   124

Didn’t see this one coming after the amazing lineup for March already…amazing job guys! :)

Just one question, will this digital version be suited for remote play on vita too?

blackout_pt 28 February, 2013 @ 5:57 pm   125

Thanks a lot for the notice mate.
Any chance we get the 50% of the games of the year of 2012? I’ve check the store but there’s nothing there.
Thank you Sony, you save me a bunch of money already :)

theskillzy 28 February, 2013 @ 7:45 pm   126

ok im just putting this out there

i would have missed this game if i didnt randomly look in the igc section …. is there any way that ps+ can mail me any updates to my playstation ? i know this would be a pain in the backside for you guys but if you could work something out like an account for ps+ that we can add then it sends mails to everyone about updates that would just be epic

im lazy for checking my emails since my hotmail account was stolen lol

God of War 2 will be free? :D

darknfluffy 1 March, 2013 @ 3:20 am   128

I was so excited when I saw this post because I love god of war so much, I even pre order ascension and did the whole trivia thing for the early demo etc.. With the release of ascension coming out soon I wanted to play through all the titles but I can’t find GoW 1! I go check the store and its still $14.99… Why do only those 5 countries get it free for the next 2 weeks?? :(

darknfluffy 1 March, 2013 @ 3:25 am   129

I understand that it’s an SCEE initiative thing. But what I don’t understand is that the games are all made by Sony Santa Monica Studios, in the United States. Why didn’t it come out free for North America?

avfc1234 1 March, 2013 @ 11:28 am   130

Brilliant game i was gunna download it straight away but its coming up as not available at this time any ideas?

Plus-Thiago 1 March, 2013 @ 2:04 pm   131

Para Plus USA nao tem ainda free, somente trial.

Plus-Thiago 1 March, 2013 @ 2:04 pm   132

To Plus USA has not yet free, only trial.

Hexahedronaut 1 March, 2013 @ 2:09 pm   133

As chris would probably tell you SCEA and SCEE are to different company’s. Don’t be surprised if you don’t see this but here’s hoping you do.

Dermado 1 March, 2013 @ 3:23 pm   134

Carnivus, bluntly put you are incorrect. But ok, the MAJORITY of releases come out in America sooner for cheaper. Happy? Also you get better sales and customer service. That is undeniable o_O
I sure hope SCEA DO NOT get this, or somethign better, Chris has claimed it was in place of the $10 that SCEA got, now ok the GOW HD collection isnt likely to be £5 physical, but lets face it, thats him dodging a bullet, it wasnt planned as such otherwise we would have a choice of games (which is essentially what America got o_o)

wasim_syria 2 March, 2013 @ 5:10 pm   135

beautiful surprise :)

Cr4z7WolF 3 March, 2013 @ 4:11 pm   136

Keep the good work, god of war, one of the best games ever … nice sony … very nice !!!

UnholyMagpye 4 March, 2013 @ 9:39 am   137

This blog post was on my birthday so what a fantastic ‘present’…much better than the ‘virtual birthday cake’. lol

Thanks Sony. <3 xD

Thanx a lot for the great present! GOW rocks!

scotty2002 13 March, 2013 @ 5:30 pm   139

It says its free but I can’t download it?! it only says add to cart! IS GOING ON?!