Along with one of last year’s top PS3 games, BioShock Infinite now being free for PlayStation Plus members, Sony has also begun the 14 for ’14 Sale, similar to the 13 for ’13 Sale they spearheaded last year to ring in the New Year. The sale will span across both PS3 and Vita, offering discounts for regular PlayStation Network members on PlayStation Store game downloads, while slashing prices even further for PlayStation Plus members.
We’ve got the rundown of which games will go on sale and for how much, along with their aggregate review scores according to gamerankings.com, obviously calculated specifically from the respective PlayStation edition for multiplatform games. We’ll list the regular members’ discount price on the left, and the PlayStation Plus membership discount price on the right, leaving our personal stamp of recommendation on the games we feel are most worth gamers’ attention. Given that many of these discounted games are among the best PS3 and Vita releases of last year however, you’ll probably find your budget a little bit strained with all of these great savings to be had on excellent games!
Be advised as well that PlayStation Store hit, Proteus, a cross-buy game playable on both PS3 and Vita, will be discounted too, though is apparently not part of the actual 14 for ’14 Sale. That would have amounted to fifteen games discounted, and we’ll likely get that number next year if tradition keeps.
Anyhow, both the PS3 and Vita will have fourteen games each discounted, totalling twenty-eight games in all, not counting Proteus.
The games discounted on PS3 only are as follows:
BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (87.27%) *EGGPLANTE RECOMMENDS* ($7.49/$3.75)
Crysis 3 (76.53%) ($9.99/$5.00)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut (79.50%) *EGGPLANTE RECOMMENDS* ($14.99/$13.49)
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West – Premium Edition (82.48%) ($9.99/$5.00)
F1 2013 (75.65%) ($29.99/$20.99)
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (83.53%) *EGGPLANTE RECOMMENDS* ($7.49/$3.75)
Pool Nation (83.67%) ($4.49/$2.25)
Puppeteer (81.65%) *EGGPLANTE RECOMMENDS* ($13.99/$7.00)
Rain (72.69%) ($7.49/$3.75)
Rayman Legends (92.06%) *EGGPLANTE RECOMMENDS* ($47.99/$35.99)
Tales of Xillia (77.91%) ($19.99/$10.00)
The Wolf Among Us (Season Pass) (87.88%) *EGGPLANTE RECOMMENDS* ($14.99/$13.49)
Next, the games discounted for Vita only are as follows:
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (51.50%) ($14.99/$7.50)
Killzone: Mercenary (76.94%) *EGGPLANTE RECOMMENDS* ($17.99/$9.00)
LIMBO (88.25%) *EGGPLANTE RECOMMENDS* ($7.49/$3.75)
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (88.98%) *EGGPLANTE RECOMMENDS* ($9.99/$5.00)
PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD (84.31%) *EGGPLANTE RECOMMENDS* ($7.49/$3.75)
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (75.80%) ($13.49/$6.75)
Soul Sacrifice (76.32%) ($17.99/$9.00)
The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season (79.00%) *EGGPLANTE RECOMMENDS* ($9.99/$5.00)
Velocity Ultra (87.93%) *EGGPLANTE RECOMMENDS* ($3.99/$2.00)
Worms Revolution Extreme (69.91%) ($7.49/$3.75)
Lastly, the following games are cross-buy, awarding you both versions with a single purchase on either platform. With that said, Stealth Inc.: A Clone in the Dark and Spelunky may only have their prices reduced when purchased on Vita, since the PlayStation Blog doesn’t list them as part of the PS3 discounts, though they will still award you the PS3 version for free when bought for the discounted Vita price:
Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut (83.00% on PS3, 81.36% on Vita) *EGGPLANTE RECOMMENDS* ($7.49/$5.24)
Thomas Was Alone (78.75% on PS3 and Vita) ($4.99/$2.50)
Spelunky (80.83% on PS3, 87.50% on Vita) *EGGPLANTE RECOMMENDS* ($7.49/$3.75)
Stealth Inc.: A Clone in the Dark (77.55% on PS3, 83.17% on Vita) *EGGPLANTE RECOMMENDS* ($5.99/$4.19)
If you’ve been accumulating lots of PlayStation Store money, even with 2013’s many strong PlayStation sales, or perhaps came into more of it as a stocking stuffer during Christmas, these savings present lots of strong offers for your PlayStation funnybucks! PlayStation Plus members in particular are being offered many gems for dirt cheap, so if you missed out on these acclaimed games before, now is most certainly the time to add them to your PS3 and Vita collections!
PlayStation Plus members should also be advised that this is your last week to download and play ICO HD on PS3 and Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath on Vita free of charge, as they will be removed from the Instant Game Collection on January 21st.
Stay tuned to Eggplante for all news and updates related to high-profile sales on PlayStation platforms and otherwise!