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Dead Space 2 Added to PlayStation Plus

Rock of Ages also available.

As we predicted yesterday, Dead Space 2 has been announced as PlayStation Plus’ Game of the Month for August. That’s right, until September 5th Isaac Clarke’s second adventure is completely free for Plus subscribers. On top of that, they’re offering 50% off associated DLC for the next two weeks. This includes the ‘Severed’ expansion, as well as three weapon and suit packs. If you fancy the DLC it’s available in the Plus section of the store.

So why should you get Dead Space 2, aside from the fact it’s free? Well Alex gave the game a 9/10 in our review of the game last year, praising its atmosphere and set-pieces. When comparing it to the original he called it “bigger, better and more beautiful but without straying from the core principles that mapped out the former,” although did point out that the fact it’s a sequel means we’ve seen the monsters before, removing some of the scare factor. If user rated games are more your thing, the game was rated as a Buy It when it came up in WeView.

If a free game of the calibre of Dead Space 2 isn’t enough for you, Rock of Ages, the “extra” game confirmed yesterday, is also available for free until the 29th of August. Disappointingly the game isn’t a tie-in to the recent film adaptation of the musical Rock of Ages, but is instead an action-strategy game from Atlus that combines tower defence with the ferocity of rolling boulders. To be honest I don’t know how ferocious the rolling boulders are, rocks not being known for their wild emotional range; they’re probably just your average boulder, albeit one rolling down a hill.

Whilst we haven’t reviewed Rock of Ages, it’s currently sitting on a Metacritic of 71.

21 Comments
  1. An-dz
    Member
    Since: Oct 2010

    and PS+ gets one step closer to getting that £40 out of my wallet for a sub…

    Comment posted on 01/08/2012 at 13:42.
    • DrOf1337
      Tends to spoil major games.
      Since: Jan 2010

      What’s it going to take?
      I’ll dance for you, I have NO shame.

      Comment posted on 01/08/2012 at 13:49.
  2. PriceofWar
    Member
    Since: Mar 2012

    Any idea what’s the file size?

    Comment posted on 01/08/2012 at 13:47.
    • DrOf1337
      Tends to spoil major games.
      Since: Jan 2010

      It’s 11GB

      Comment posted on 01/08/2012 at 13:49.
      • hazelam
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        oof!

        i definitely need a new hard drive.

        Comment posted on 01/08/2012 at 16:22.
  3. Carl
    Member
    Since: Jan 2009

    We also get TWO new full retail games in two weeks to replace Darksiders and Renegade Ops! Hooray! Nice work Rossy

    Comment posted on 01/08/2012 at 13:51.
    • uncharted86
      Member
      Since: Jan 2012

      Yeah, 2 retail games on 15/8 and a brand new extra PSN game Retro/Grade on 22/8 :D

      Comment posted on 01/08/2012 at 13:53.
  4. fs
    Member
    Since: May 2012

    Ahh my new 650 gb HDD might get a bit mroe use now ;) Although I don’t really like what is happening with the third, Dead Space 1 and 2 are great titles. I might buy 1 tonight and then just go through them.

    Comment posted on 01/08/2012 at 13:56.
    • uncharted86
      Member
      Since: Jan 2012

      You really should. Dead Space 1+2 are up there with the best games this generation imo.

      Comment posted on 01/08/2012 at 14:00.
  5. Bodachi
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    Glad I have a 1TB hard drive. PS+ just keeps getting better. Well worth the money.

    Comment posted on 01/08/2012 at 14:00.
  6. job
    Member
    Since: Jun 2010

    Never liked the second game and got rid after a fewa hours of play. Got the chance to reply for free so lets hope second time sound I can stick it to the end.

    Comment posted on 01/08/2012 at 14:15.
    • TSBonyman
      Member
      Since: Dec 2009

      Me too, might give it another go as it’s free – just so i can confirm that i didn’t like it again ;)

      Comment posted on 01/08/2012 at 14:39.
  7. colmshan1990
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    Another reason to make my ISP hate me…

    :)

    Must get round to beating Dead Space one of these days…

    Comment posted on 01/08/2012 at 14:23.
  8. Ro6afc11
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    I bought Dead Space eons ago for less than a tenner. Shamefully it is still in the wrapoer. I’ve been told many times to get it played. Maybe this will be the final incentive I need to give it a go.

    Comment posted on 01/08/2012 at 14:34.
  9. Awayze
    Member
    Since: Jul 2010

    Just bought DS2!!!

    Comment posted on 01/08/2012 at 15:49.
  10. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    i was a little disappointed when there was talk it would be Dead Space, as i have it on disc.
    but i’ve only played a little of Dead Space 2 when i borrowed the xbox version so i’m happy that that’s what’s on offer.

    i just have to find enough hard drive space.
    not sure how though. O_O

    Comment posted on 01/08/2012 at 16:25.