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Guardians of Middle-Earth Free for NA PS Plus Subscribers

Posted by Sammy Barker

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North America’s slightly less exciting PlayStation Plus offering continues to play catch up to its infinitely superior European counterpart this week with the addition of Guardians of Middle-Earth, the Monolith developed MOBA that stars characters from J.R.R. Tolkien’s dreary universe. Maybe if you pretend that you're excited about this, you might actually feel better.

The freebie will be accompanied by steep discounts on Karateka, Big Sky Infinity, and Knytt Underground. Meanwhile, lucky European members can look forward to complimentary copies of Sleeping Dogs, F1 Race Stars, and Quantum Conundrum on Wednesday. Cheer up – at least you guys get Mountain Dew Code Red.

[via blog.us.playstation.com]

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User Comments (9)

ThreadShadow

#1

ThreadShadow said:

"YOU SHALL NOT DOWNLOAD THIS GAME!" -Gandalf

I tried the Karateka demo on Xbox, and I was all like, meh, but the game started and I started playing, and wow, it's on my "Get" list now. Fun!

I want to get Quantum Conundrum too. Does the PS3 version have a lot of graphical clipping and tearing? My PS3 demo did.

Squiggle55

#2

Squiggle55 said:

I might be in the minority, but I'm always happy to get games more suited to short bursts. In fact I usually prefer it to titles like Sleeping Dogs. Puzzle games, online multiplayer games, smaller psn games, platformers with levels. That's all good for me. If there's a retail game I want (ni no kuni) I buy it. NA PS+ is a great fit for me and I just want them to keep giving a wide variety of games.

I'm also stillnot completely convinced EU is getting a significantly better deal. Someone would have to add up the original prices of all of the free games since E3, and the savings of all of the sales, and adjust for currency. EUs value might end up better after all, but I'd be surprised if it was vastly different. I suspect it just stems from the perception that a game like Sleeping Dogs has more intrinsic value than something like Fat Princess or Clash of Heroes. But those are the games I want.

Stuffgamer1

#4

Stuffgamer1 said:

Hey, Code Red is really hard to find in stores where I live! :P

Seriously, though, this is a disappointment to me only because I already bought the game...and haven't even really played it much. Sigh

bauckster

#7

bauckster said:

@Squiggle55 I agree with you. I can actually get overwhelmed by too many huge games getting thrown at me at once. I dig playing some of the smaller PSN titles. Recent smaller/shorter games I've played for free due to PS+ include: Rochard, Retro City Rampage, Quantum Conundrum, Laura Croft:Guardian of Light, Starhawk (single player), Pac Man DX Championship. I was really getting into Infamous 2 also, but it was taking so much room on my HD that I ended up finding an awesome discounted Infamous collection. No regrets whatsoever. PS+ is an awesome service, no matter where you are!!

Splat

#9

Splat said:

I'm downloading Guardians of Middle-Earth right now. I finished Darksiders twice and need something new to play...

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