Yesterday’s PlayStation Store update marked the final week of Sony’s PSN Play promotion. As promised, the publisher added Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to their download service. But they also added a few other games as well. Exactly how many did they add? How does 17 sound? Oh, and a closed beta too.
Ready? Here goes…
Two PS3 Full Games (Michael Jackson: The Experience and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron)… Nine PSN Games (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Way of the Samurai 4, Metal Gear Solid 2 HD, Metal Gear Solid 3 HD, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure HD, Deep Black, Retro/Grade, Crazy Strike Bowling, and Legasista)… Two PS Vita Games (Metal Gear Solid 2 HD and Metal Gear Solid 3 HD)… One PS2 Classic (GunGrave Overdose)… and Three PS Minis (Top Trumps NBA All Stars, Chopper I, and The Next Space).
And that’s not counting the launch of the Dust 514 closed beta, which began yesterday for PlayStation Plus members.
More information on all of these games can be found after the break. Or you can visit the PlayStation Blog for a rundown of this week’s new game add-ons.
PS3 Full Games
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron ($59.99)
Experience the epic battles and the darkest hours of the war between the Autobots and Decepticons as they fight for control of their dying home world, ultimately culminating in their legendary exodus from Cybertron. Created by the acclaimed High Moon Studios, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron provides unprecedented gameplay variety and epic action with the most complete cast of Transformers characters ever assembled.
Michael Jackson: The Experience ($19.99)
Michael Jackson the Experience is the ultimate dance game. Featuring an immersive and interactive experience that enables players to step into the shoes of Michael Jackson himself and re-live his most iconic moments through their own performance. Includes MJ’s biggest hits including Billie Jean, Beat It, Smooth Criminal and many more. PlayStation Move motion controller and PlayStation Eye (sold separately) required to use this product.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ($14.99)
The latest installment of the world’s # 1 online tactical action game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive expands on the classic team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it first launched. Featuring massive arsenal weapons, maps, game modes, new visuals, and more, CS:GO is a must-have tactical shooter. Playable with Controller, PlayStation Move motion controller, Mouse & Keyboard. Come join your friends online and GO, GO, GO!
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty HD ($14.99)
From acclaimed director, Hideo Kojima, comes Metal Gear Solid 2: Solid Snake HD Edition. The HD Edition combines the epic gameplay of the MGS franchise with all-new features including game-save/trophy sharing with the PlayStation Vita.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD ($14.99)
From acclaimed director, Hideo Kojima, comes Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD Edition. The HD Edition combines the epic gameplay of the MGS franchise with all-new features including game-save/trophy sharing with the PlayStation Vita.
Way of the Samurai 4 ($39.99)
Forge your own destiny as a samurai in this highly customizable adventure. Set in Edo-era Japan, embark upon quests from three competing alliances to decide the future of Amihama, a focal point of race relations as foreigners finally enter Japan. Multiple endings, branching storylines, a unique online feature where other players’ characters roam the land as a computer-controlled assassin and the series’ trademark brand of insanity await.
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure HD ($19.99)
The legendary JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is now in HD with network support! This is the kind of quality JoJo fans have been raving about!
Deep Black ($14.99)
Deep Black lets players experience for the first time the thrills of a third person action shooter in a unique underwater setting where combat, navigation and other tactical gameplay elements take place in three sub-aqua dimensions.
Play a classic Shoot ‘Em Up… in reverse! Navigate deadly enemy waves and un-fire attacks in Retro/Grade, a mind-bending rhythm game by 24 Caret Games. Pick up a DualShock 3 wireless controller or a PlayStation 3 guitar controller and help Rick Rocket restore the continuity of space-time, before a temporal anomaly rips the universe a new time-hole!
Crazy Strike Bowling ($14.99)
Join Aiden, Mr. Jenkins and a host of other cute, fun-filled characters in Crazy Strike Bowling, a wacky bowling game fit for the whole family! Using the PlayStation Move motion controller, battle your friends in exhibition or battle mode or dodge obstacles in challenge mode! With level-ups, exotic lands, FaceBook integration and so much more, Crazy Strike Bowling is a strike for all ages!
When science and technology have fallen into an age of mythology, one stalwart young man must venture into the mysterious Ivy Tower to save his sister. Create and recruit allies, battle monsters, avoid traps, and loot dungeons in this Survival Action RPG, powered by bean sprouts!
PS Vita Games
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty HD ($19.99)
From acclaimed director, Hideo Kojima, comes Metal Gear Solid 2: Solid Snake HD Edition for the PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system. The HD Edition combines the epic gameplay of the MGS franchise with all-new features including intuitive PS Vita system controls and game-save/trophy sharing with the PlayStation 3.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD ($19.99)
From acclaimed director, Hideo Kojima, comes Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD Edition for the PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system. The HD Edition combines the epic gameplay of the MGS franchise with all-new features including intuitive PS Vita system controls and game-save/trophy sharing with the PlayStation 3.
GunGrave Overdose ($9.99)
“Beyond the Grave” is summoned once again. This time, the gunslinger takes on a mafia group aided by a mysterious entity.
Chopper I ($2.99)
Infiltrate the enemy territory and take down enemy choppers, tanks and boats in this vertically scrolling helicopter shooting game released by SNK in 1988.
The Next Space ($2.99)
Pilot a spaceship, collect various speed and weapon items to take down a multitude of enemies, and restore peace to the galaxy in this vertical scrolling shooter released by SNK in 1989.
Top Trumps NBA All Stars ($2.99)
Top Trumps NBA All Stars is a turn based strategy game based upon the popular Top Trumps card games franchise, using real life player statistics, defeat rival teams with a combination of strategy and careful use of power ups.