PlayStation Plus in February: Helldivers, Nom Nom Galaxy, more

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Grid Autosport, Nova 111 also join the service

Calling all heroes! It’s a mega action month for PlayStation Plus so prepare your best hero outfit and badass one-liners. With February’s games, you won’t just take on the world in the fight for survival – you’re also going to take on the entire galaxy. So rally your best comrades – you are going to need to be in it to win it next month!

Here’s the full list of great titles that await you on 2nd February:

Helldivers

We are losing the war to protect “Super Earth”, and you and up to four friends are the last line of defence against three invading enemy species. You will face near insurmountable dangers in unforgiving environments, and if you manage to survive your adversaries you could still lose out to friendly fire from a trigger happy teammate. It’s all about tactics and communication, so you and your squad better bring your A game if you hope to become heroes of the federation!

The holiday season may be over, but that doesn’t mean the giving stops! From now until 29th March, PlayStation Plus members can download the Helldivers dynamic theme for free!

Nom Nom Galaxy

Wondering why aliens haven’t made contact with us yet? The answer is (probably) soup, and Nom Nom Galaxy has the recipes you need! The genius minds at Q-Games and Double Eleven have cooked up a medley of awesome in this quirky sandbox adventure. Mixing up everything from base building to tower defence, it’s got all the gaming action you need to compete in the competitive galactic soup industry! It’s not easy keeping a galaxy of insatiable aliens well fed, so invite up to four friends to join you in co-op mode.

Not enough? Good, because it’s not over yet! Ready your PS3 and PS Vita systems for the thrilling fighter Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (PS3), the world of professional motorsports in Grid Autosport (PS3), classic puzzler Lemmings Touch (PS Vita) and sci-fi themed adventure Nova 111 (PS4, PS3 & PS Vita)

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January’s batch of games are still available for download until 1st February. Go download them now, before you forget!

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Pretty nice list.

SatoshiOokami 27 January, 2016 @ 18:31
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Agreed, wouldn’t expect P4U on Plus o.O
Sony definitely outdid themselves this month =D

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@mike, good point

because of u sony will never deliver better games! If u like those type of games go geat snes or some old old console! U waistingu ps4 life with those adroid titles….

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Feb is the month of love! Valentines day but damn no love from Sony!! Ouch..

ziggy-mandias 27 January, 2016 @ 16:41
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I agree!

X_Blood_Curse_X 27 January, 2016 @ 16:36
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Wow. Those Vita games. Lemmings is literally £2.50 right now and Nova 111 is more PS+ fodder from Curve Digital that didn’t sell for a reason. Pathetic.

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There isn’t that many vita-games left to choose from you know…

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They could have at least tried to get Persona 4 for Vita. It’s what pretty much everyone has been requesting for years now.

X_Blood_Curse_X 27 January, 2016 @ 17:41
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That’s not true though. It’s just an excuse that works in favour of Sony. The Vita store isn’t a barren wasteland of nothing but curve digital games. There are loads of games that aren’t unreasonable.

Toukiden Kiwami
Ragnarok Odyssey Ace
Titan Souls
Bit trip runner
Dead or Alive
Deception IV
Dynasty Warriors
Super Stardust Delta
Dragon Fantasy
1001 Spikes

I could find more but I’m not gonna bother. Sony are just being ultra cheap

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Thank you for Grid Autosport and Lemmings Touch (I already have Nova-111)!

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GRID Autosport: I have NOW a plus subscription. GRID 2 was difficult to learn, but match fun when you take the time to learn the skills.

mebay sale on DLC’s? when i am done whit the game i never going to buy the DLC’s…

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Nothing of interest for me. Hasn’t been much for quite a few months now.

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The level is sunk beyond hope…

Just bought Lemmings Touch on the sale a few days ago, not even downloaded it yet. Shouldn’t put items in the current sale on plus!

StevenJamesHyde 27 January, 2016 @ 16:47
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I did the same, and I totally agree. Okay, so it’s only £2.50, but the practice in general takes the [DELETED]

X_Blood_Curse_X 27 January, 2016 @ 16:53
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Dragon Age was on sale last month at the same time it was announced for PS plus and Medal of honour had rubbish reviews and we still got that. I agree with you, but they don’t care anymore.

ZombieMeat666 27 January, 2016 @ 16:57
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If you didn’t download it you can get a refund. But yea they are taking the…

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Was kinda hoping for Crypt of the NecroDancer. Helldivers is the only one I don’t have.

Still, we’ve definitely had worse months!

Persona Arena is more than enought for me this month, not that I wont play the rest, but you deserve a chickenpie for this one :)

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Having got Persona 4 gold quite recently I fully agree that is the one that makes this month interesting for me as well

No hope left with PS+.

Not really.

ziggy-mandias 27 January, 2016 @ 16:41
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Helldivers had since launch found it very repetitive very quickly…Lemmings Touch I’ve also had since launch too …. got bored of that also……Hmmm that means NO games again that will be on the hard drive.

Surely there could be better games out there to put onto PS+ … I wont say HellDivers is bad its just REALLY repetitve.

Tempted to get me a PS3 with the money I get with from selling the PS4 since SONY like to support the PS3 PSPlus more. Hell even Microsoft have started putting retail games in their Monthly Subscription service. If Sony aren’t careful they are going to start loosing all those XBOX owners that jumped ship to PS4 with Microsoft offering the “better” subscription service … or at least thats what it looks like to many gamers atm.

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So you are pretty much confirming from your point of view that Xbox Live was absolutely worthless from launch in 2001 to August 2013 then? I always thought that about Live though :)

THIS…… however is nothing like that but THIS is what you say is going to cause a mass exodus to another platform??? And during an awesome month of Plus too???

ziggy-mandias 27 January, 2016 @ 19:09
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@andrewsqual XboxLive was horrendous at launch! It was better when 360 came out. I am talking from an ex-xbox gamerpoint of view.

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Really? Have you seen the Xbox ‘Games with Gold’ lineup this month (current prices in brackets)?

– Hand of Fate (£15.99)
– Styx: Master of Shadows (£23.99)
– Sacred Citadel (£7.99)
– Gears of War 2 (£14.99)

Only ‘retail’ game there is GoW 2, which is going to be 8 years old soon!

And I’m not saying PS+ is much better, but both of them seem to be dropping the ball recently…

RodrigoSharingan 27 January, 2016 @ 16:42
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Don’t mind me… just waiting for my sub to lapse. Who knew that the PS + would become this, merely a carcass of its former self. I’ll be glad when my sub finally ends

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Once again an awful Vita lineup. Helldivers is the only interesting one, but not enough to renew my subscription this month.

Some people will never be satisfied… that’s sad. Over on the US blog there is much more sympathy for the games. People should start to be more open to play any game they get.
You’ll never know if you really like or dislike it. But who am I to say something like this… ugh, disgusts me, every month again and again.

Happy to see Helldivers and Nom Nom Galaxy in the IGC this month. Don’t know much about the other games.

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That’s because in the US they get prices which reflect reality. Not that prices apply to PS+, but Sony have poisoned the well and nobody in the EU sees anything but unfairness and ignorance (and endless pixellated indie games) any more.

I enjoyed Hellldivers until the DLC ruined the balance and made it a chore to play.

Unfortunately, humans’ hunger for more of anything will never be satisfied. It’s not about quality, it’s always been about quantity. Give the people GTA 5 and they will still want more free games. It’s greed, not displeasure. Considering the majority of the install base are teenagers with no high source of income, the greed will not end for quite some time. I for one could not care less for PS+ games seeing as how I can actually afford to buy and play the games that I want and not rely on some arbitrary service to give me what I want.

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I don’t really have a problem that people are not getting want they expect. That’s their issue. The sad thing is to see their negativity here on the blog on no one seems to care. Spamming that the line-up isn’t the best won’t give them a better one.
How you see it is exactly what this service is about. It’s an addition to your own library of games. No one should rely on this. This is not what PS+ is about. I don’t care about human’s nature, their hunger for more, and such. I just don’t want to see all their BS comments here.

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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax? *boom*

No old AAA game? O Sony gods why. Am at the point now where I actually might have to……buy Knack and Killzone. Spend actual money on a game.

That was sarcasm by the way. Made up with Helldivers.

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How about spending some actual money on Indies for a change if you’re going with that argument again? Oh that’s right, you get to rent them all for free in this ridiculously one sided subscription.

That was truth, by the way.

Persona 4: Arena is a good add.

nom nom should be fun as i do like pixeljunk

helldivers might be alright.

just a shame the 2 ps4 games have just been on sale not too long ago i thought you would stop doing that but guess not

It’s shocking how consistent PlayStation Plus is, sure consistently bad but still consistent…

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Truer words were never spoken..

That vita lineup is pathetic

finally something worthwile for PS4, very nice surprise ;)

Nothing to bother the immense back log for another month.

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After the downright awful January IGC offerings, I’d say that February is actually pretty decent. Plus, it’ll be nice to finally try Helldivers (IGN scored it at 9.0 at reviewed).

NamelessGamer505 27 January, 2016 @ 16:51
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Horrible.

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Not bad.

*sigh* This is not getting better at all. The PS4 lineup is consistently bad and Vita is going really downhill. The PS3 lineup is solid, but I don’t care about the ps3 anymore.

Which PS4 game would you be happy to see offered?

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to MikLSP: I own probably 95% of the games I wanted, but I wouldn’t mind if they started including the ones I own, cause it would mean that the service is getting better. Not some goddamn 2D, indie or pixelart game, I’m getting so sick of those. Any big game released in 2013 would do. Competition (which shall not be named) offered Thief a while ago, some Lego games wouldn’t be bad as well, for example.

CookieMonsterES 27 January, 2016 @ 18:56
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We already had Thief on PS3 months ago. Better not repeat games. And especially not games that have been part of sales countless times like Thief did. If people doesn’t get games like Thief on PS4 when it’s less than 10 quids I’m not sure what do they expect..

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Solid month for me, because of Helldivers. I wanted to play it since launch but always found it somewhat expensive. Looking forward to that.

ZombieMeat666 27 January, 2016 @ 16:56
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Seriously getting sick of you putting games on sale the previous month then next month announcing they are on plus!!! Very annoying it’s just not right and very sly. Shame on you Sony

I do agree with this, especially when there has been extra discount for Plus subscribers. It just means that a lot of the people who would most appreciate a game have already bought it previously.

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Not to mention it takes up place for better offers.. Only interesting if you’re really set on owning a game that is already in your PLUS library, as opposed to just having it in your PLUS backlog on rent.

Why are you complaining ? Also, since you aren’t using PS Plus, you can’t play these. Since you bought them you can. Forever.

Good selection of free gifts for subscribing to a service costing roughly the price of a chocolate bar a week.
Now to enjoy the funniest comments section of the month reading the howls of protest from people not getting the games they dont want to buy but expect sony to give to them

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For someone who only plays multiplayer occasionally, I don’t think £6 a month is justified. I don’t care for free games, I buy all the games that I want to play on my PS4. People’s outrage and frustration with the games that come with PS Plus stem from the first few years of PS Plus when good games used to be offered. People got used to a good service and then they increased the price and gave garbage most of the time. My problem is not with the free games, my problem is that I have to pay £6 a month to play GTA Online once a week or something when I have the time. I think it’s ridiculous.

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@t0rrent what maths are you doing to get £6 per month? That’s £72 a year…

StevenJamesHyde 27 January, 2016 @ 18:14
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@Tee_Doff monthly subscription price of £5.99, divided by one. Not everybody pays annually

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Every month I truly believe that this must be the last month of crap for PS4. And every month you truly surprising me…

Name one, just one game that you’d be happy to see offered…

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I can name even a few: Tomb Raider, Battlefield 4, Assasins Creed IV, Killzone, Need for Speed. I’ve bought PS4 because such titles were almost every month for PS3 – old good games. I know that we cannot count for new titles but for goodnes sake – we didn’t deserve for such crap!

LordBattleBeard 28 January, 2016 @ 02:41
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MikLSP How about any PS/2 classic game on PS4? any of those would have more value than another $2 indie game.

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Are you kidding me? Persona Ultimax. :˜) I love the persona fighting games and always wanted more people to play them. I’m sure I’ll find more opponents now. Thanks a lot. Great, great, great game!

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at least I have Unravel and Far Cry Primal to keep me busy in feb.

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Don’t forget to look in to firewatch, Street Fighter, plants vs zombies 2, digimon and gravity rush in Feb. Some top games this month, who needs ps+ games :-)

I wonder how many comments have been “proactively moderated” because they weren’t gushing with praise?

None

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Are you reading the same comments as I am? The huge majority of them are whingey whiny and a pretty long way from gushing with praise!

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Tinfoil hats and aliens people! Next thing Sony killed JFK

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Shout out to the dudes with the Arkham Knight Avatars!

Of all the games, i already own Helldivers… but i got the Super-Earth whatever edition with all DLC when it was on sale last year. I bet the PS+ version will never come with any of them. Same with GRID Autosport and Persona Ultimax, two good choices but they’re filled with (optional, but still) DLC.

Anyway, put all of them in the wishlist until their actual “release” :)

jamie-sixtyfour 27 January, 2016 @ 16:59
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@Otisha: Just checking but Helldivers is the standard edition not Super Earth Ultimate Edition, right?

Thanks :)

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Hey @Jamie-sixtyfour, correct. :)

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Amazing! Especially for PS3, but other platforms also gets such a good titles :)

Quite a good selection of games there.
Sadly I already bought Helldivers but I definitely recommend playing it; fun game and can be quite hilarious and very rewarding when played with friends.

Thief, Killer Instinct S2, K-Heroes, Dirt Showdown & Deus Ex: Human Revolution for Jan 2016.

ALL playable on the Xbox One too. Games with Gold is clearly 4 the Players.

I forgot, they’re YOURS to keep. No subscription nonsense either.

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Your opinion. Those games don’t really float my boat.

nope that got changed and they are tied to your sub.

if your going to fanboy out at least do it right

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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, thank you. Lucky I still have my PS3. Helldivers, own it. Lemmings, own it. Those others, don’t care. PS Plus games for PS4 is pathetic. I mean, Nom Nom Galaxy? Give me one more pixel game for my PS4, and I will hunt you down! I’m sick and tired of those games for PS4! “Yeah, bought I’ve got PS4. You want to come over AND WATCH ME PLAY SOME PIXEL [DELETED] FROM MY BIG SCREEN TV IN [DELETED] FULL HD!”

Nom Nom Galaxy isn’t Pixels.

hief, Killer Instinct S2, K-Heroes, Dirt Showdown & Deus Ex: Human Revolution for Jan 2016.

ALL playable on the XOne too. Games with Gold is clearly 4 the Players

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Yeah, but it would also require you to own an Xbox One, which, as we’ve seen, no one seems interested in. Also, setting aside that 3 of those titles were on plus long ago, not a single one of them is as good as Persona Ultimax.

I3loodthirsty 27 January, 2016 @ 17:04
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I would say another month of disappointment but that would mean i had expectations that ps+ on ps4 would be good for once but those expectations died loooong ago

PsyKO_Sasquatch1 02 February, 2016 @ 23:54
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you are correct sir

ummagummachild 27 January, 2016 @ 17:05
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Helldivers made up for the otherwise lame games for vita. I am happy overall.

I’ll gladly try some of these, but I don’t think any will appeal to me unfortunately. I’d really appreciate some genuine Vita love, though. Any chance of that happening in March?

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What game you have in mind? Most games ever released for vita have already been on plus. Don’t know if vita makes people whiners or whining makes a vita owner.

There is hardly any vita games in development so it’s even harder to please vitawhiners in the future and the moaning will be biblical! I say BIBLICAL!

I am hardly whining. If that’s what you got from my comment, then you’re mistaken. I don’t have anything particular in mind, though I would welcome any JRPG or Visual Novel.
I have to say, the Vita library is actually larger than people think, plenty of which have not been on plus.

CookieMonsterES 27 January, 2016 @ 17:54
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@Huono-peleis

Haha, your post made me laugh, I agree with you. People don’t realize the Vita catalogue isn’t that big AND that not every company want to see their games in the PS+ service. That surely limits the options every month.

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I don’t know how anyone could be dissatisfied with Sony for this month. Let’s go through the list:

– Helldivers: A great multiplayer twin-stick shooter. I bought it and had a fun time with it with my friends until it became a bit repetitive to me. But until then, a great many hours were spent. Cross-platform!

-Nom Nom Galaxy: An intergalactical soup company simulator. Probably my favorite one on the list. It got a bit bad reviews, so I decided not to buy it. However, now I’m super excited to try it out for free, even if I end up not playing it for long. A quirky fresh experience.

– Persona 4 Arena Ultimax: A japanese anime-style fighting game in the Persona universe. I’d love to check it out, but probably won’t dust off the PS3 for it. I’m very happy though for the PS3 players who haven’t switched yet, as they’re getting a great game.

– Grid Autosport: Apparently a racing game. I’m not interested, as I’m not a racing guy. But there seem to be a bunch of people who are looking forwar...

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I don’t know how anyone could be dissatisfied with Sony for this month. Let’s go through the list:

– Helldivers: A great multiplayer twin-stick shooter. I bought it and had a fun time with it with my friends until it became a bit repetitive to me. But until then, a great many hours were spent. Cross-platform!

-Nom Nom Galaxy: An intergalactical soup company simulator. Probably my favorite one on the list. It got a bit bad reviews, so I decided not to buy it. However, now I’m super excited to try it out for free, even if I end up not playing it for long. A quirky fresh experience.

– Persona 4 Arena Ultimax: A japanese anime-style fighting game in the Persona universe. I’d love to check it out, but probably won’t dust off the PS3 for it. I’m very happy though for the PS3 players who haven’t switched yet, as they’re getting a great game.

– Grid Autosport: Apparently a racing game. I’m not interested, as I’m not a racing guy. But there seem to be a bunch of people who are looking forward to it, so it couldn’t have been a bad choice.

– Lemmings Touch: A lemmings game. I’d say it’s the weakest of the six, but good for a bit of fun on the go. There are probably a few people who will play it to the end and have a good time.

– Nova 111: A puzzle game that mixes real-time and turn-based gameplay. What a great idea, I can’t wait to try it out. Again, reviews aren’t through the roof, but I’m looking forward to an original experience if nothing else. Added bonus: available on all platforms!

As you can see, there’s something for everyone. Even if there’s nothing or not much for you, that doesn’t make it a bad month. Sony has to cater to a lot of different tastes at the same time, have you ever thought of that? Also, don’t blame Sony if you already own the game. Unless it was on sale weeks ago, that’s kinda shady. ;-)

I like to stay positive about my hobby. Have fun playing guys!

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Thank you! This is the kind of post I want to see more often on the blog.

CookieMonsterES 27 January, 2016 @ 17:56
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Fully deserving of a thumbs up, MrSabuhudo ;)

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You have a strange sense of “everyone”. Just sayin’.

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The whiners will never be happy. Just do what you kerp threatening and shut up about it. It’s boring.

This is a solid month.

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No you are wrong. Some of us want the likes of mediocre games like Thief for PS4, games you avoid for 2 quid on disc when you’re in a shop. :P

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Lol, exactly!

RollingSun2000 29 January, 2016 @ 14:48
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@andrewsqual , what shops are you going into that you see PS4 games (or any games) for €2?
I’m asking because I am both interested and suspecting you are exaggerating a bit too much.

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Carnivius_Prime 27 January, 2016 @ 17:13
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Nice mixture of games. I’ll give Helldivers a go and Nom Nom Galaxy looks like it’ll be fun playing with my friend. Thank you. :)

DoYouLikeMyID 27 January, 2016 @ 17:18
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Hmm… Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is a great add to Plus! I’ll definitely play that at some point… Of course, I have to actually get started on P4G first, which probably won’t happen ’till summer. But then Persone 4 Arena Ultimax will be waiting for me :D

I suppose Helldivers is interesting as well. I’m not sure if it’s something I’d buy, but I’ll probably check it out at some point. As for the rest, I really don’t have any interest in any of them. Still, a pretty good month for me compared to the past half a year or so. I’m still hoping to get some AAA PS4 titles soon, though!

PsyKO_Sasquatch1 02 February, 2016 @ 23:53
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same here mate, reallly waiting for some note worthy AAA games coming for ps4

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Starting to become used to the usual garbage being thrown at PS+ users. Just create a separate price tier for multiplayer only or just drop this whole “games included” package because you know it’s not worth anything. Just charge £3 a month for multiplayer access and we’ll be happy with that. I didn’t pay £400 for my PS4 to play this trash so just make a multiplayer-only subscription that’s cheaper and that’s that. This way I just feel being ripped off for how much we have to pay for PS Plus every month just to access multiplayer…not to mention all the service outages we’ve been seeing lately

NamelessGamer505 27 January, 2016 @ 17:24
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Be careful dude, you might offend someone’s feelings with your “negativity”…

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Oooooh *shaking*

Go with the f2p titles as Ps+ is not required for online play. Create a US and Japanese account for some sweet demos and f2p titles too.
I havent bothered with plus since october , the sales and monthly games are not worth it imo.

Tbh i cant see myself bother with plus or sony in the future the way scee treat its customers compared to the US or Aisa ,guess its back to Pc when ps4 dies.

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Not a bad selection. Looks like it didn’t take long to go back to the 10 games for a month across all platforms either :)

CookieMonsterES 27 January, 2016 @ 18:23
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This. Some people doesn’t seem to value how much content those who have all the Sony platforms receive every month. The Cross-Buy feature is awesome :)

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So the same game on three different platforms is three different games for you? Short memory? Short attention spa…look, a butterfly…

So the same game on three different platforms is three different games for you? Short memory? Short attention spa…look, a unicorn…

So the same game on three different platforms is three different games for you? Short memory? Short attention span?

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Great value yes for people who never buy games to begin with, but for those of us who like to support developers and already own the games “given” via PS+ every bloody month, this subscription is a bloody rip off.

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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax? Nice That was unexpected, I will definitely play that game, The other games however I’m not interested.

Thanks Sony ,another month i dont need to renew my Ps plus.
Iv a nice backlog of single player stuff and lots of f2p titles if i get that mp itch.

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