Plants vs. Zombies Joins A Legion Of Free Plus Games In September

As if we didn’t have enough to play in September…

When I initially subscribed to PlayStation Plus, I thought I might have some buyer’s remorse. And admittedly, for the first couple of months, I did remind myself that I could have purchased a full game for the price of Plus. Somewhere along the line (I believe it was with the launch of the game Stacked, which was free to Plus members) my tune completely changed. I based the worth of Plus on how much the “membership” payed for itself over the duration of its life. This value was also determined by how much of the free stuff was actually valuable to me personally (as in, things that I normally would have been interested in buying).

This circumstance will obviously vary from person to person. That said, in September Plus is once again showing its value with a legion of great games that will come for free to Plus Subscribers. Starting today, Plus members can get the highly-praised Plants vs. Zombies for free (or 1/3rd of the Plus subscription fee, if you want to get picky). But it doesn’t end there. Later in the month we will be getting Resident Evil 1-3 (PS1 versions), also for free. I believe Resident Evil 1 alone is worth 10 bucks.

It’s no secret that any free game attained through Plus is no longer available after the membership expires. It’s also no secret that most people who subscribed to the service from day one (and received 3 free months, as well as the compensation for PSN being down) are nearing the end of their subscription. So it seems reasonable that they are making the last month a huge one for free games. And I can’t blame them for an enticing “stick around” tactic. But in all reality, Plus proved its value months ago, through early betas, free games, and serious discounts. And this month will be no exception, even if it is a method of keeping us subscribed. Here is a list of the upcoming content for the month of September. The latest issue of Qore will have some Ico/Shadow of Colossus coverage as well, so be sure to check that out.

Source: PS Blog
Free PSN Games and DLC: Plants vs. Zombies – 9/6
Astro Tripper – 9/6
Altered Beast – 9/6
Free Minis: Bashi Blocks – 9/6
Jellypops – 9/13
Street Smarts – 9/27
Free PS one Classics: Jet Moto – 9/6
Resident Evil Director’s Cut – 9/20 (2 weeks)
Resident Evil 2 – 9/20 (2 weeks)
Resident 3 – 9/20 (2 weeks)
Full Game Trials: BulletStorm – 9/13
Saint’s Row 2 – 9/20
Bolt – 9/20
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 – 9/27
Discounts & Sale Offers: Alpha Mission – Minis – 20% off – 9/6
T.N.K. Iii – Minis – 20% off – 9/6
The Impossible Game – 25% off – 9/6
Vanguard Ii – Minis – 20% off – 9/6
MotorStorm Apocalypse Premiere Pack Bundle – 30% off – 9/13
Cubixx HD – 30% off – 9/20 (1 Week)
Resident Evil 4 – 50% off – 9/20 (2 Weeks)
Resident Evil Code Veronica X HD – 50% off – 9/27 (2 Weeks)
Armageddon Riders – 40% off – 9/6 (2 Weeks)

Lucasarts PSP PSN Sale – 50% off PSN Sale Price – 9/13 (1 Week)
-Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes PSP
-Star Wars: Battlefront II
-Star Wars: Battlefront Renegade Squadron
-Star Wars: The Force Unleashed PSP
-Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Apprentice Mission Pack
-Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Character Pack 1
-Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Character Pack 2
-Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Hoth Mission
-Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Tatooine Mission Pack
Free Themes: Plus Exclusive Clouds Dynamic Theme – 9/6
Cow Abduction Dynamic Theme – 9/20
Armageddon Rider Dynamic Theme – 9/27 ( 1 Week)
Free Avatars (One Week Only) Armageddon Rider – Armageddon Rider Avatar – 9/6
Armageddon Rider -Collider Zombie Avatar – 9/6
Armageddon Rider – Fast and Deadly Avatar- 9/6
Armageddon Rider – Hot Rod Avatar – 9/13
Armageddon Rider -Logo 1 Avatar – 9/13
Armageddon Rider – Logo 2 Avatar – 9/20
Armageddon Rider – Zombiemower Avatar – 9/20
Media: Qore Episode 40, September 2011 – 9/6 – Early Access

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  • Awesome collection of stuff they are offering for this month. Seems Sony forgets this is the season of big retail releases and are making it hard on consumers wallets.

  • Anonymous

    50% off Resident Evil 4 and Code Veronica?  These are both the HD remixes?  I thought they were gonna be retail discs.  I’ve only ever played about half of RE4 via the Wii as a Gamecube disc.  I’ve enjoyed the game and still own a copy.  Will it be worth getting it in HD for the PS3?  Do we know if it will support the Move as it supported (albeit not so good) the Wii motion controls?

    • Austin Beard

      I doubt RE4 will support move as it’s a PS2 port. RE4 is definitely worth getting…as it’s THE ONLY GOOD Resident Evil game… Code Veronica on the other hand…is one of the worst games I’ve ever played in my entire life Dead Rising 2 is a close second (Both zombie games by Capcom…).

      • Anonymous

        I’ve heard that a lot about RE4 being THE Resident Evil game.  I will say that I have been playing RE5 with fellow PSNation writer Jason recently and believe it to be the best co-op experience I’ve had to date.  I tried on several ocassions to play it alone and always gave up.  It’s clear that the game was built for co-op and it shows.

  • Anonymous

    This will be the 5th platform I get PvZ for but at least it’ll be free and have mostly easy trophies. 🙂 I’m also looking forward to the free RE games since I never beat those. Can’t wait to relive that Jill Sandwich moment. 😀

  • I see that RE4 and Code Veronica are going to have 50% off but how much is going to cost? Does anyone knows?

    • Anonymous

      Regular price is $20 each, so $10 each for plus members.

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