Borderlands coming to PS Plus users for free

Sony announced a partnership with Gearbox Software today that will bring the original Borderlands to PlayStation Plus subscribers free of charge (other than, y'know, the price of PlayStation Plus.)

Borderlands will be coming to the Instant Game Collection feature which will allow subscribers to download the game instantly. The promotion is being timed to coincide with the upcoming release of the highly anticipated sequel, Borderlands 2 which will be arriving next month on September 18, 2012.

The free-Borderlands deal will be unlocked for PS Plus users on September 4, so make sure to clear some space on that hard drive. The only thing we're not too sure about is how many PS Plus players still haven't played Borderlands three years after release. Then again, PS Plus players tend to be the social mavens of the gaming world, shapers of conversation. So even if it just inspires some players to play through it again, it'll likely be worth it for Gearbox.


  • Sinnott - August 29, 2012 2:33 a.m.

    I already downloaded it free last wednesday, guess this one is for america
  • boondocks50 - August 28, 2012 10:45 a.m.

    Im starting to believe playstation plus is a better deal than XBL, cant wait to get this
  • Rowdie - August 27, 2012 7:42 p.m.

    Well there's 15 bucks of value. Does it come with the dlc? If not it's ten bucks. Still Nice work by sony.
  • shawksta - August 27, 2012 6:01 p.m.

    Pretty awesome, although its mostly for those who havnt already bought Borderlands, but still awesome.
  • The_King_of_Nothing - August 27, 2012 5:58 p.m.

    Another score for me! I've gotten a couple hundred dollars in "free" game because of PS+. Saints Row 2 and Just Cause 2 most recently. Plus the early betas. It seems it was worth it to buy it.
  • onetimebuster - August 27, 2012 3:31 p.m.

    I just bought it on my ps3 last week i dont mind i had to pay its a fun game.
  • jackthemenace - August 27, 2012 2:43 p.m.

    I'd feel like it was unfair, having paid for it years ago on 360, but... I've had so much fun playing it, it's well worth the amount I paid for it ten times over- including the extra money I spent when I bought the Game of the Year edition later on. Plus, anyone that has the money to subscribe to PS+ really DOES need to be given it if they haven't already bought and played it.
  • DASHONFIRE - August 27, 2012 2:20 p.m.

    It's already free on PS+...
  • ScottishHusky - August 27, 2012 2:40 p.m.

    In Europe yeah, But what about America?
  • dc1 - August 27, 2012 5:29 p.m.

    It drops in the US in the first week of Sept.

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