Last month, Sony recruited a lot of new users to their premium PlayStation Plus service by giving away 12 free games, dubbed the “Instant Game Collection.” Sony also mentioned titles would be rotated in and out of the service to keep things fresh. Tomorrow, when the PlayStation store updates (usually around 5pm EST), we will see 3 new titles made available for the low, low price of free: Gotham City Impostors, Pac-Man Championship Edition DX, and Renegade Ops
The descriptions for each title, direct from the PlayStation Blog:
Gotham City Impostors: Previously announced as 50% off in Plus as part of the PSN Summer Sale, we’ve got a surprise for Plus members as Gotham City Impostors will be free for the month of July! Hatched from the twisted minds at Monolith Productions, Gotham City Impostors is a download-only multiplayer FPS that pits violent vigilantes (dressed up like Batman) against craven criminals (dressed up as the Joker) in open warfare on the streets of Gotham City. Since its release, there have been a ton of new additions to the game, including more customization options, thousands of player unlocks and upgrades, and more. Check out Giant Bomb’s review praising its gameplay and outstanding humor. Add this phenomenal multiplayer FPS to your collection this July – free with your PlayStation Plus membership.
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX: This edition of one of gaming’s most beloved franchises takes the series in a bold, and incredibly addictive direction. With fast-paced gameplay, countless twists on the classic Pac-Man experience, awesome head-bumping music, and crazy-good leaderboard integration, Pac-Man Championship Edition DX is a title that no gamer should miss — IGN gave it a 10 out 10! And now, with your PlayStation Plus membership, you won’t have to!
Renegade Ops: Last year’s PSN PLAY promotion introduced 4 amazing PSN games to heat up the last days of summer. Renegade Ops was one of those titles and deservedly so. The critically-acclaimed PSN game boasts 4 player co-op, destructible environments (using the Just Cause 2 engine), addictive gameplay, and lots of fun add-ons. This title will spice up your PlayStation Plus game collection with firepower on the back of co-op gameplay, and is a true must-download for all members. Check out 1up.com’s Renegade Ops review, where it scored a perfect “A” grade.
I would highly recommend, nay, implore all of you to jump on this deal, if only for Pac-Man Championship, which is an amazing title. Seriously, it’s a modernized version of the classic game with an insane amount of replay value, and it’s incredibly fun. Gotham City Impostors was also a title I had a passing interest in (Batman connection, of course), and will certainty give it a whirl. Renegade Ops I admittedly don’t know a ton about, but the reviews for it were fairly positive, and hey, it’s free!
It’s also worth noting that Virtua Fighter 5, Hard Corp: Uprising, and Zombie Apocalypse will be rotated out of the instant game collection when the update hits tomorrow, so make sure you Plus members add them to your download queue tonight before they go away. Remember, you can “purchase” the game without downloading it, and you will still have access to it even after it disappears off the Plus page.
Source: PlayStation Blog