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New on PlayStation Plus in December: Gauntlet, King’s Quest, more

Freedom Wars, SSX, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon also join the service

Winter is coming…. and so is next month’s batch of PlayStation Plus games. Are you ready to delve into epic battles against the forces of darkness, or maybe you’d rather play it a little safer with a light-hearted adventure? Well, you’re in luck because we have both bases covered – with PlayStation Plus, you can fight over dragons and kings this holiday season, rather than who gave the worst gifts…

Here’s the full list of great titles that await you on 1st December:

Gauntlet: Slayer Edition

Fanboys/girls you can feel extra special this month as you are getting your hands on a PS4 exclusive! Know any wannabee/legit Warriors, Valkyries, Wizards, or Elves? Well then, assemble your team and prepare to invade the darkness with Gauntlet: Slayer Edition! Fight with your friends through the monstrous hordes lurking in a myriad of unique dungeons as you scour them for gold. What’s more, we are also giving away a free Gauntlet Slayer Edition PlayStation Plus theme on 1st December too!

PS: Hack-and-slash or take a more strategic approach, but for the love of Gauntlet, don’t shoot the food or you may be in for a tough time with your team mates! I mean, who isn’t cranky when they’re hungry, especially when your health bar depends on it?!

King’s Quest – Chapter 1: A Knight to Remember

It’s going to be a night to remember when King’s Quest – Chapter 1: A Knight to Remember (yes, I am aware of how lame that was) drops next month! Brace yourself for a fun filled fantasy adventure with enchanting characters and a beautiful art style in this reimagining of the classic adventure series.

And that’s not all. Go full throttle in the explosive ’80s-themed shooter Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (PS3), snowboard through beloved sports franchise SSX (PS3), annihilate an evil penguin regime in action adventure Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken (PS Vita), or escape a million-year prison sentence in Freedom Wars (PS Vita).

Last chance!

One word: FOMO. If you haven’t downloaded November’s games, don’t say I didn’t warn you – you’ve got until 30th November to grab these awesome titles:

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Here for the comments.

10 bags of popcorn please!

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Indeed pure entertainment every month :)

1.2

And here I am laughing through my tears! Sony is comedy gold :D

Better than the pluss games .

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Words are beyond me!!!

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What a load of old toffee! When will we get some decent games etc etc

VenomousAlbino 25 November, 2015 @ 16:54
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BEYOND!!!

While Xbone gets Thief in December which although wasn’t considered a great game is still an AAA title. Kinda feel like we’ve been shafted . . . again!

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Better, but not as good as buying SSX on the cheap (not as good as the PS2 SSX games) and letting my subscription lapse. Too little too late I’m afraid.

Same here. This will be the last content that I’ll receive, after being a subscriber since the very beginning. But it simply isn’t worth it anymore.
I’m sure that some will disagree, who think that receiving single chapters (from a 5 chapter game) is a wonderful deal, compared to what Plus used to be.

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I’ve been a non-subscriber for a couple of months now and I’ve not felt like I’m missing anything. Come brother, join the liberation!

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@ Last-Rapture
I doubt many people are paying for plus on the basis of the games.
If tomorrow they said online gaming was free again, i’m sure most people wouldnt bother extending their subscription.

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thank you, i am done with this service and never come back. thank you for christmas

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Sony is the Grinch!

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XD

madmanwithabox12 25 November, 2015 @ 22:09
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Thank you for Christmas. That’s an interesting interpretation…

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damn fam, it’s christmas month man, jesus birthday.. thought you guys would break out some of those AAA ps4 titles man.. where your christmas spirit at? another weak month.. not 2 bad for ps3.. i already got ssx tho.. but i’m lookin forward to that Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon..

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You make a good point about it being Christmas though. This is when Sony is likely to sell more consoles than any other time of the year, bringing in a lot of new PlayStation owners who will be curious about PS+. With a poor selection, that’s not much of an incentive for new customers to subscribe.

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Jesus wasn’t born in December. It’s all a con.

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I think the biggest con here is “for the players”

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I usually take what I’m given but this…one of the worst months ever. Considering let my subscription lapse.

I wanted SSX for a while, so that’s decent of you guys. Not too familiar with the PS4 games, but I’ll give them a try.

The fact that “decent” now passes for a positive comment speaks volumes of what PS+ has become..

RodrigoSharingan 25 November, 2015 @ 16:35
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I see they continue to have a awful service. Man, i miss the old PS+.
Can’t wait for my sub to expire, because this service is a carcass of what it used to be.

hope that black friday sale good at least.. but i ain’t holding my breath..

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Sony do a good sale? That will be the day!

Ok I guess. Better for the vita but I had freedom wars anyway. Gauntlet nearly bought that so thanks!!

*Sigh*

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Well, can’t say I think this is likely to incentivise people to ask for “a new PS+ subscription” for Christmas. :/

SSX is fun though. I already played it through on 360 a few years ago, might replay it on PS3 now.

My copy of Freedom Wars is still sitting on the shelf; I just hadn’t gotten round to playing it yet. I so often feel like I’m an idiot for buying Vita games on release, since they get to PS+ before I get round to playing them.

ste_the_legend 25 November, 2015 @ 16:37
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Surprised how much hate this appears to be getting. I actually think it seems like a pretty decent line up. A little different.

Freedom Wars was meant to be a AAA title, even if it didn’t really sell all that well.

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I guess you aren’t a PS4 owner. The 2 offerings for us are atrocious considering that we are the ones who pay for the games as we have the biggest user base.

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Not to mention it being mandatory for online on ps4 (!!)

I was thinking about buying Gauntlet a while back, so will give that a go now. Kings quest also looks good, but don’t like the idea of only getting one chapter free….

Freedom wars is cool. Finally a decent non-handmedown title on the Vita again

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Pretty decent line up for PS3 (which I sold two years ago!) but dreadful choices for PS4. I have now given up on PS+ giving PS4 games worth playing on a regular basis. If and when good games get put up I’ll be pleased but my subscription is being kept purely for online multiplayer and discounts. Who would have guessed back when Games with Gold launched that eventually it would be more appealing than PS+ one day?!

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My thoughts exactly.

Still waiting for the day for gold to be better.

Again great for me, I have been thinking about getting Kings Quest for a while and I have never played Blood Dragon.

Don’t worry there’s still the other 4/5 you can buy

Uhm… is this the first time that we get an episodic game on plus? (as incomplete, i’m aware of games like The Walking dead from this month)

Oh well, i hope that at least Gauntlet isn’t a broken mess as Magicka 2…

Gauntlet and Magicka 2 are not the same developers though :)

@Wingfrog, Oh, i know, i’m just bitter because i was playing Magicka 2 with friends and now i just can’t play the game, can’t load the old save and can’t start a new game, the game is just broken and there isn’t any solution yet so i don’t want to start another game and stop midway because of some problem.

Nice line-up this month – even if SSX and Freedom Wars have been down to a few quid before, they are great games. Excited to finally play Blood Dragon!

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Make Rocketbirds compatible with PS TV, come oooooooooooooooooooooooooon.

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Great selections for PS3 and Vita!

You’re totally don’t care about PS4 players. You sold 30 millions PS4 but the PS+ is always bad (i’m not saying bad words) on this console.
2 years, the PS4 have 2 years and NO one AAA game on PS+. It’s pathetic.

* You totally don’t care

Erm… Injustice was a AAA game on PS+ for PS4….. “the PS4 have 2 years and NO one AAA game on PS+” = Incorrect statement

Yeah, it’s true.
ONLY one AAA games in 2 years of the Ps4’s life.

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ps plus is useless,why isnt plus getting any off the same type of games,games with gold is getting

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Because Sony are trying to get as much money out to of us without spending any themselves. It’s down to Sony suffering losses in many of their other ventures. Gaming is one of the few that is making a profit and they don’t want to give any of that back to the gamer it seems.

Worst month for PS4 :| Unfortunately, i need PS+ to play FIFA online …

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A feeling that isn’t lost to many of us, I assume..

Wow…. that’s [DELETED] even for plus.

If you can’t give away decent ps4 content then why not offer some other incentives? Free movie rentals or reduced prices for psnow or something? This is garbage of the highest order as far as the ps4 is concerned.

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Really good ideas there, Sony need to listen to the consumers keeping them afloat for once.

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Problem is, Sony doesn’t offer movie rentals or PS Now in the majority of european countries, so… Yeah…

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@Flipkick
Good point well made sir. It’s a shame as the main reason for me keeping plus now i’s for discounts. The igc has become a husk of it’s former self now.

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talkin bout ” with PlayStation Plus, you can fight over dragons and kings this holiday season, rather than who gave the worst gifts…” hahaha it’s YOU who gave us the worst gift.

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Is Chris not doing the PS+ post anymore? Are you new?

Anyway looks like a better month compared to last month. Always wanted to play Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon but I don’t buy dlc or expansions so I never played it.

Can remember years ago a good few of us was asking for SSX and Chris saying he was trying to get it. Better late than never. :P

Freedom Wars makes the Vita good this month for a change!!! I liked the game but didn’t finish it so I look forward to jumping back in.

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New to the blog, yep :)

25.2

Welcome Otisha. Thanks for the reply. :D

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Grill!

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Shadow_Soulheart 25 November, 2015 @ 16:46
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Is Black Friday Sale going live today?

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Is it Friday?

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I’m dreading what they have on ‘offer’ this time!

Shadow_Soulheart 25 November, 2015 @ 17:18
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You can find Black Friday deals everywhere so it’s not strange to ask.

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well, cant be good for everyone, but imho this is a good month, only ps4 still hesitates to take retail games… como on!! microsoft is going forward with superb offers and better games…

Anyway, on vita and ps3 is quite good, freedom wars was on my sights for a while, but desisted as hunter japanese games are not my kind of game -maybe this will change my perception-, and rocket birds, is an indie game not so pixelated, and contra style, so it’s worth a -free- try.

And ps3… man… you will force me to unbox my ps3 again… farcry blood dragon for free it’s very tempting….

any special gift on christmas as last years? it will be nice… since microsoft’s is given an extra game….

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woo, some nice looking PS3 games in there this month, SSX is a wintery one and Blood Dragon is pretty groovy too :D. Gauntlet sounds fun and the Vita games seem pretty awsome aswell! nice going Plus dudes 8).

getting a ‘Chapter 1’ kinda implies we’re only getting a fifth of a full game xD, but sure its still cool and as good as the rest 8D.

warensembler83 25 November, 2015 @ 16:47
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I don’t know the PS4 games, to be honest. I’ll try Gauntlet, I’ll pass on the Pt 1/5 game, though. Freedom Wars is a decent enough game for Vita, it gets boring/too grindy after several hours, but it’s ok if you get it “for free”.

madmanwithabox12 25 November, 2015 @ 16:49
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Freedom Wars is the best game this month by a margin.

Its a joke right?

CoolRichy007UK 25 November, 2015 @ 17:22
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A big joke

I’m only interested in trying out Freedom Wars from this month’s games (I already have Blood Dragon).

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Really really bad month in DECEMBER!

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Just the first episode of King’s Quest… You must be avoiding bankruptcy.

Zengamerqwerty 08 December, 2015 @ 12:15
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What’s this kings quest anyway, look like a cheap game noone would pay for

I like this month, only got Hardboiled and would love to try the rest, but is the King’s Quest full game or only the first episode ?

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It’s Chapter 1: A Knight to Remember :)

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I really, really, really hope that this doesn’t mean that we will be getting the next episodes for the enxt 4 months O_o

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I really, really, really hope that this doesn’t mean we will be getting the other episodes for the next 4 months O_o

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Bunch of Craps for PS4!

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Isn’t it weird that outside of these bunch of whiners that invest the comments section every time Plus is mentioned don’t seem to think of Plus as a bad service at all? In fact quite the opposite.

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What? I couldn’t comprehend this sentence at all.

What are you basing that on out of interest?

Personally I am fine with it and usually find at least one game to interest me, but I come from the 360 before games with gold, so getting anything more than online is a win for me.

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@Gotrek_74 I find reading actually helps in those circumstances.
@Tee_Doff Most other mainstream gaming sites that aren’t PlayStation centric feel more positive about the service because they see it for what it is, getting 24+ games a year for £40 represents incredible value. Some still aren’t happy about online multiplayer been put behind Plus but the business model on PS3 was unsustainable in the long run.

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This is a horrible, horrible selection…

…except FREEDOM WARS, THANK YOU, I’M PLACATED.

CoolRichy007UK 25 November, 2015 @ 17:21
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im so upset at sony making ps4 worse each week im crying now

madmanwithabox12 25 November, 2015 @ 22:07
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Either you’re blatantly lying or you need to face reality. If this makes you cry, I’d hate for you to see what the real world has in store for you. =O

Some great looking stuff on here, thanks very much guys!

Freedom wars is an amazing game,

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Hmm… I already own Freedom Wars, so that’s not too exciting for me, but it’s an absolutely amazing game for anyone who hasn’t played it yet! As for SSX and FC3: Blood Dragon, I may give those a try. Interesting picks. I don’t have much interest in Rocketbirds though. I doubt I’ll ever play that. As for the PS4 games… I’m not particularly interested in Gauntlet, but I guess it looks fine if you like that kind of game. And really? We get an incomplete game in our PS Plus lineup? (King’s Quest: Chapter 1) Seriously? That sucks. Big time.

I also find it really worrying that the PS3 and Vita games aren’t advertised at all. Even the last line of this article states that PS Plus gives you “access to 24 PS4 games a year” as if the PS3 and Vita games don’t even exist. I have a feeling that early in 2016, one month we just won’t get any PS3 or Vita games (and complete silence regarding this change), and we’ll be stuck with just the sub-par PS4 games… In fact, it could happen next month for al...

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Hmm… I already own Freedom Wars, so that’s not too exciting for me, but it’s an absolutely amazing game for anyone who hasn’t played it yet! As for SSX and FC3: Blood Dragon, I may give those a try. Interesting picks. I don’t have much interest in Rocketbirds though. I doubt I’ll ever play that. As for the PS4 games… I’m not particularly interested in Gauntlet, but I guess it looks fine if you like that kind of game. And really? We get an incomplete game in our PS Plus lineup? (King’s Quest: Chapter 1) Seriously? That sucks. Big time.

I also find it really worrying that the PS3 and Vita games aren’t advertised at all. Even the last line of this article states that PS Plus gives you “access to 24 PS4 games a year” as if the PS3 and Vita games don’t even exist. I have a feeling that early in 2016, one month we just won’t get any PS3 or Vita games (and complete silence regarding this change), and we’ll be stuck with just the sub-par PS4 games… In fact, it could happen next month for all we know… It’s really making me reluctant about renewing my subscribtion. If that day indeed comes, and the PS4 games still haven’t improved, I’m definitely letting my subscribtion run out.

It would be great if we could get some clarity as to whether or not the 2 PS3 and 2 Vita games will discontinue being added to the IGC every month, anytime soon.

PiccoroDaimaoh 25 November, 2015 @ 16:58
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Great month!

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LUL no.

madmanwithabox12 25 November, 2015 @ 22:19
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Aaaaaah! Opinions! RUN!!!

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PS4 section not even worth mentioning again, SSX does save it from being a complete fail like usual for me (already own Blood Dragon). But last-gen is you know… last-gen.. It’s mandatory for PS4 online too, not ps3. PS4 PLUS section needs some serious work, fast.. Way, way overdue.

Inherentdragon 25 November, 2015 @ 16:59
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Looking forward to Freedom Wars! And interested in Far Cry Blood Dragon..um,would probably be interested in Kings Quest if it was all episodes but I’ll give it a go.not a bad line up…unless you compare it to last December’s of course! Ah well,not tried last month’s games yet and too busy on Lego Jurassic world!:)

What’s more, I think it’s really sloppy that you write a paragraph and share a video for the first two games in the list, but don’t bother with the other four. You’re messing with us if you think those games are a bigger deal than Far Cry, Freedom Wars or even (at a stretch SSX.)

Ok u write an article for this post in an hour or less

Xbox gold : van helsing ,thief, tomb raider, assassins creed black flag…

… Adventures Van Helsing is coming to XB1?

At this moment in time I’m glad I own both a PS4 and Xbox One.. Cause I’m really starting to think Sony like giving us the crappiest games for a service that just meant to be for a prescription of games EVERYBODY would enjoy.. Not just some…

I think its time to take your heads out your asses and just implement PS3 BC already. stop lying about it because you still hope people adopt the whole idea of PS NOW being the future. In retrospect you’re turning into the company we hated MS for being the beginning of this gen.

Making every more inconvenient for the consumer!

Sony, you changed..

lunalicrichard 26 November, 2015 @ 08:47
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Van Helsing would be great !!!

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Looking forward to Kings Quest, but can you clarify whether this is for JUST the first episode (and we have to buy the rest) or if it’s for the season?

King’s Quest Chapter 1 looks like poor advertisement for chapters 2-5 which will cost you big money anyway. Some developers give first chapter for free without psn plus.
[Sorry for my English]

How long is King’s Quest chapter?? If it’s anything like Telltale games chapters, it’s pretty lame of them only offering 1 chapter instead of the whole season.

5-6 hours apparently, so 2-3x longer than the usual Telltale affair.

But still an incomplete or unfinished experience to begin with.

1 part of an episodic game? That’s promotional material and should not be included in a pay-for service.

We’ll be getting betas next.

CoolRichy007UK 25 November, 2015 @ 17:19
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Looks like is this is not for the players but give us 3 years and we will fix it. if we get ps plus betas whats next free dlc to games that aint good lol

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Well said.

I’d be worried about the trend it could set.

Chapter 2 next month? Chapter 3 in February? Chapter 4 in March? Etc.

And then the next episodic game…

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