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
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?