The PS Store is back up today and immediately when you boot it up you’ll see the free PS+ games for download and the big surprise is Burnout Paradise. Since all PSN member get a free month of PS+ it is available to all members but access to the free games will disappear if you do not choose to renew your PS+ membership. The free games right now are (For EU & AUS regions):
- Burnout Paradise
- Magic The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers
- Streets of Rage 2
- And the PS One game James Pond 2
- And a couple of PS Minis, The 2D Adventure of Rotating Octopus and BABEL The King of Blocks.
It is a nice surprise considering this is in addition to the Welcome Back Program detailed last week.
I have Burnout Paradise on the XBOX360 as well as Streets of Rage 2 but they are such great games that I’m looking forward to playing them again. The Magic game is one that I’ve been wanting to pick up being a Magic CCG player back in the day. PAIN is one that I’ve never considered picking up but what I played in a demo way back was fun enough to warrant trying it out. I know nothing about the James Pond series but I’m curious to see what sort of game it is. And as always there are a bunch of wallpapers and avatars free to download in addition to whatever PS+ offers were up before the PSN downtime.