July 23, 2014 - kenshinjeff
why you should get a US playstation plus account (mid 2014)
First things first: The free games that you have from the PSPlus offers will stay with you as long as you have a valid PSPlus account. For example on 1 Jan, you decide to sign up for 3 months of PSPlus subscription, and you checkout a free game, say, Uncharted 2 for PSPlus members, you can play Unchartered 2 as long as you have an ongoing PSPlus account. If there is a discount, and you purchase Unchartered 2 after owning the free version, then Unchartered 2 will be permernantly stored in your online game library for you to play anytime.
Secondly: The US version of PSPlus is only valid for US residents, and you can only use a US credit card, or prepaid US PSN voucher cards to topup your US PSN accounts.
One PSPlus account can be shared among all your PlayStation devices, ie. PSV, PSV Thin, PS3, PS4, etc.
On each device that you configure, you can schedule your saves to be uploaded to the PlayStation Network cloud automatically.
Some games are cross buy, you purchase the game on one console, and you get all versions of the games for each console type. ie. “Flower” is PS3/PS4/PSV.
A US PSPlus 12 costs 49.99 USD a year, that’s roughly 68 SGD, the equivalent of two good second hand games in Singapore.
Did I mention that every week, PSN will give out free games? IT’S FREE!
2 for PS4, 2 for PS Vita, 2 for PS3! TOTALLY FREE*
*some of them are old titles but you on and off you get pretty good stuff.
TL;DR: If you are interested in at least two of the games here for your console, JUST BUY THE SUBSCRIPTION. (I have taken the liberty of bolding some higher rated games that I like)
2014 list for the first half of the year
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (single-player) PS3 (retail)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown PS3 (retail)
LittleBigPlanet Karting PS3 (retail)
Battlefield 3 PS3 (retail)
Don’t Starve: Console Edition PS4 (PSN)
DmC: Devil May Cry PS3 (retail)
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons PS3 (PSN)
BioShock Infinite PS3 (retail)
Smart As Vita (retail)
Worms Battle Islands PSP
Outlast PS4 (PSN)
Metro: Last Light PS3 (retail)
Payday 2 PS3 (retail)
Remember Me PS3 (retail)
Street Fighter X Tekken Vita (retail)
ModNation Racers: Road Trip Vita (retail)
Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition PS4 (PSN)
Tomb Raider PS3 (retail)
Thomas Was Alone PS3/Vita (PSN)
Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut PS3/Vita (PSN)
Unit 13 Vita (retail)
Monster Hunter: Freedom Unite PSP
Mercenary Kings PS4 (PSN)
Batman: Arkham City PS3 (retail)
Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse PS3 (PSN)
Stealth Inc. PS3/Vita (PSN)
Velocity Ultra Vita (PSN)
Pixeljunk Monsters Ultimate HD Vita (PSN)
Stick it to the Man! PS4 (PSN)
Puppeteer PS3 (retail)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 PS3 (retail)
Skullgirls Encore PS3 (PSN)
Surge Deluxe Vita (PSN)
Limbo Vita (PSN)
Trine 2: Complete Story PS4 (PSN)
PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate PS4 (PSN)
NBA 2K14 PS3 (Retail)
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time PS3/Vita (Retail)
Terraria Vita (PSN)
Mutant Mudds Deluxe Vita (PSN)
Towerfall Ascention PS4 (PSN)
Strider PS4 (PSN)
Dead Space 3 PS3 (Retail)
Vessel PS3 (PSN)
Muramasa Rebirth Vita (Retail)
Doki-Doki Universe PS4/PS3/Vita (PSN)