Sony gifting Tomb Raider: Underworld and Marvel Pinball to PS Plus members

Lara Croft, some Marvel pinheads, and a slew of other Sony stars are coming home for the PlayStation Plus holidays, as the US PlayStation Blog reports Tomb Raider: Underworld, Marvel Pinball, and a selection of other popular titles will be available for free or at significant discounts to PS Plus members during one of the service's most giving months yet.

Starting today, PS Plus members can pick up Crystal Dynamic's 2008 Tomb Raider tale along with Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Rifto's Rage, Spyro: Year of the Dragon, and PS Minis Orbit and Mad Blocker Alpha for nothing. One week later, on December 13, Sony will also release Zen Studios' Marvel Pinball for free, followed by the PS Mini A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks! on December 20 (which, for the sake of consistency, should be called a Space Shooter for 0 Bucks).

These freebies are part of Sony's PS Plus Holiday Collection promotion. Also on offer are 30% discounts on notable PS3 game packs, including the Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Bundle and the LA Noire Bundle/Complete Edition; up to 80% off PSN collections like the Penny Arcade Adventures: Episode 1 and 2 Bundle and the Tales of Monkey Island Bundle; and 50% off Marvel Pinball's Captain America and Fantastic Four DLC tables--all of which will begin competing for your time and cash on December 13.

In all, Sony pegs the total PS Plus savings at over $250, which more than covers a yearly membership. That is, provided you haven't played these games before, or aren't working your way through the wealth of AAA titles that arrived over the past few months. No doubt, Sony is making a big play for your PS Plus allegiance this season. Will you take the bait?


  • ThisIsMyFuckingThirdAccount - December 6, 2011 2:19 p.m.

    Little do they know I'd gladly pay for Plus just for the cloud storage! Those fools! Mwahahaha
  • robertpopovic - December 8, 2011 9:01 a.m.

    *Cough* it was automatic updates for my games that did it for me. Nothing's more annoying than popping in an older game that you haven't played a bit and being confronted with a few hundred mb's worth of patch. It's what I always wanted with xbla, but never got D:
  • ThisIsMyFuckingThirdAccount - December 8, 2011 10:23 a.m.

    Ooh that too! I love turning on my PS3 and seeing, "Here's all the shit we did for you while you slept. You're welcome!"
  • Zeos - December 6, 2011 11:46 a.m.

    Awesome I have yet to regret getting PS Plus for a year.
  • TheCakeIsaPie - December 6, 2011 11:14 a.m.

    Q: Why did Spyro put on shoes? A: To protect his Rip-toes! LOLOLOLOLOLOL
  • Helo1985 - December 6, 2011 10:24 a.m.

    Wait a minute, there's no Spyro on PS Plus, is this just a US offer? If not when will we from across the pond get it?
  • Darkhawk - December 6, 2011 10:17 a.m.

    CORRECTION! NOT FREE. I learned this the unhappy way: PS Plus freebies are free only for the duration of your subscription. You don't renew, you lose access to those games. The PSPlus discounts are better, because at least you don't have to pay an annual subscription to keep them active. Christ, who wants to pay perennial subscription fees to access their "free" games? (And what happens when PSN inevitably shuts down; you lose the games for good?)
  • Moondoggie1157 - December 6, 2011 12:16 p.m.

    Honestly, for the amount of free games I have received thus far, I don't mind paying $60 a year. I have literally saved hundreds of dollars. That does kind of scare me though, what will happen when PSN goes? Here's hoping we will be able to transfer them to the next generation console. Maybe the same network just updated? I dunno, I better not lose my games though. If that happened, I would turn my back on Sony.
  • ThisIsMyFuckingThirdAccount - December 6, 2011 2:22 p.m.

    PSN is Sony's universal network. This PSN will power the Vita and the next PS console. Sure, there will be changes, but just think of it like Android: it may look and act differently on different devices, but all the apps you bought on one will still work on another because it's tied to your Google account.
  • Helo1985 - December 6, 2011 10:16 a.m.


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