Sony has announced next month's line-up of free games for subscribers of its PlayStation Plus service. Headlining the Instant Game Collection in February will be Square Enix’s critically acclaimed Sleeping Dogs. Other games up for grabs will include F1 Race Stars by Codemasters, and Quantum Conundrum by ex-Portal developer Kim Swift. On the PlayStation Vita, subscribers can grab the sci-fi racing game WipEout 2048 and the tetris-meets-rhythm game Lumines: Electric Symphony.
Leaving the Instant Game Collection in February will be BioShock 2, Ratchet and Clank All 4 One, Cubixx HD, Jet Set Radio, and Pinball Arcade. The first three will make their exit on February 6, Cubixx will be gone on February 13, and Pinball Arcade on February 20.
Sleeping Dogs is an action-adventure title that takes you deep into the violent criminal underworld of vibrant, neon-lit Hong Kong. You assume the role of Wei Shen, an undercover cop looking to take down the Triads from the inside. You have to prove yourself worthy as you fight your way up the organisation, taking part in criminal activities without blowing your cover. Along the way, you face some moral dilemmas that make you question if you're really a criminal or a cop.
Sleeping Dogs is like a Jackie Chan movie, but much more brutal
F1 Race Stars is a very cartoony take on the F1 racing genre. It has been praised for its robust multiplayer mode and the light-hearted art style.
Quantum Conundrum sends you on an inter-dimensional, problem-solving quest to rescue your mad-scientist uncle, who’s gone missing in his labyrinthine mansion. The professor’s latest invention, the Inter-Dimensional Shift Device (or ISD), proves quite useful in navigating the obstacles in each room–such as death lasers and pools of skin-melting “science juice.”
Sony has also announced that subscriptions to PlayStation Plus will be at a discount again. For two weeks, the price of the subscriptions will be discounted by over 30 percent.
The headlining game for January was BioShock 2. Other games for the month included console MOBA game Guardians of Middle Earth, and the fighting game Mortal Kombat for the PlayStation 3. Games for the PlayStation Vita were Jet Set Radio and Pinball Arcade.
The headlining game for December was Batman: Arkham City. Other games were Limbo, Big Sky Infinity and Knytt Underground for the PlayStation 3, and Big Sky Infinity, Mortal Kombat and Knytt Underground for the PlayStation Vita. The games removed in December were Crysis 2, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, and Double Dragon Neon for the PlayStation 3, and Chronovolt and Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack for the PlayStation Vita.
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