Sony Giving Away Free Games for PSN Outage

After being down for a month, Sony wants to make up for the massive security breach and the disabling of the Playstation Network by giving away a bunch of free stuff. Yes, Sony, we can be bought.

First up, everybody is going to get a month of Playstation Plus membership free, and current Playstation Plus subscribers get two free months. Service isn’t restored fully, but as soon as it is, users get their Playstation Plus memberships bounced up and a few other cool things.

Specifically, those things are free games. First off, there are a handful of PS3 games that can be downloaded free of charge and kept “forever.” You can choose any two from this list:

  • Little Big Planet
  • inFAMOUS
  • Dead Nation
  • Wipeout HD + Fury
  • Super Stardust HD

If you’ve got a PSP, you also get two downloads from this list:

  • LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
  • ModNation Racers
  • Pursuit Force
  • Killzone Liberation

Both sets of games will only be available for a month after the Playstation Store comes back online. Beyond that, there’s even more free stuff coming our way. The PSN will include a weekend of free select movies for rental, although that hasn’t been announced yet, and Playstation Home users will receive 100 free virtual items to download, including the next installment of the Home Mansion and an exclusive Home game, Ooblag’s Alien Casino.

Music Unlimited Premium and Basic subscribers get the time that was lost made up to them for free, and anyone who was working through a Music Unlimited Premium Trial subscription gets an additional free 30 days.

We’ll let you know when this stuff actually becomes available, and when Sony hands out the last of the announcements of just what it’s offering.

Source: Playstation Blog

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30 Comments on Sony Giving Away Free Games for PSN Outage

Phil Owen

On May 16, 2011 at 10:36 pm

This is horse.


On May 17, 2011 at 5:50 am

I call it giving a ‘reach-around’ myself ;)


On May 17, 2011 at 7:58 am

Nice way to “give away”, can’t get more obvious than this.

Still, free is free, it’s time to try this inFamous game.


On May 17, 2011 at 11:21 am

never played inFamous before, wish there were some better games to give away


On May 17, 2011 at 12:04 pm

I heard InFamous was a very good title. The only thing is that all the free stuff either have a sequel or will have one soon. Futur sales people.

I hate marketing on so many level, if they are good you never see the scheme, but if they are bad it feels outrageous. You’re always getting manipulated in the end.


On May 17, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Sad… just sad. Where’s the class action lawsuit?


On May 17, 2011 at 5:08 pm

The only game decent enough to play is inFAMOUS…littlebig planet was good but its old and boring now, dead nation is a birds eye view which isnt fun, wipe was and super stardust you get to destroy rocks in space..ide rather get one good game than 2 retarded ones. or get to choose 2 things off the playstation store free

big dic willy

On May 18, 2011 at 12:15 pm

DAM what a ashame that sony only give us 5 games to choose from. Remember that we couldnt play for a good 5/6 weeks, this im swicthing to xbox. GO MIRCOSOFT!!!

big dic willy

On May 18, 2011 at 12:22 pm



On May 18, 2011 at 12:23 pm

this is , they needa give us more games like …idk just more games god dammit.


On May 18, 2011 at 12:26 pm

sony, are for pony’s, and foneys.


On May 18, 2011 at 12:26 pm


Anita Dick

On May 18, 2011 at 12:32 pm

theres these flat chested girls with no butts in our 7th period, they look like walls.

Harry Balzac

On May 18, 2011 at 12:37 pm

sony gave us their least rated games for free, p.s i’d rather get layed buy mr. boydd.

Pat Maweini

On May 18, 2011 at 12:40 pm

ima virgin, so i’d rather get layed by boydd to


On May 18, 2011 at 12:42 pm



On May 19, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Juayvwondering how many pay to play Ps3 online my guess is no one cause its free. Not really sure how you can because you had to go out into the real world. Go to xbox you will be back after they nickel and dime you to death

help me

On May 20, 2011 at 4:22 am

where do u download the games from cause ps store isn’t working


On May 20, 2011 at 4:34 am

When everything is back up and running. They are bringing ii back up in stages. I heard the 31st of may everything will ne back up and running.


On May 22, 2011 at 9:25 pm

WTf are you serious for leaving us without psn for over a month to give back to us you give us games from the 80s like forreal the only decent game you have is inFAMOUS and i already beat that game atleast gives us one good game like matbe nba 2k11 or madden 11 or even cod mw2 something we can actually play and enjoy these games are just a smack to the damn face


On May 27, 2011 at 7:12 am

I bet that before any of this free downloading goes on, we’ll have to update the firmware on both the PS3 and PSP. I’d rather keep my custom firmware than get some free crap games. At least the year of free credit monitoring should come in handy.


On May 31, 2011 at 1:10 am

Lol, little big planet was pretty good

Gary Parker

On June 2, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Sure, we can be bought, but not with this pitiful selection of games we’ve been offered. They should have opened the *entire* store and let anyone have one free game of their choice and THEN had us choose one from a smaller selection of games.

But hey, should we expect anything else from a company that didn’t even bother to encrypt the files it stored customers’ credit card(s) and other financial info on?

Not only did the hacker(s) who stole the information get access to credit card info, they also got a complete list of all hardware connected to our PS3 & PSP. I don’t know about the rest of you guys, but I’m not entirely comfortable with some unknown individual knowing what kind of PS3 I have, what kind of Television I have, and WHERE I LIVE.

Fark you, Sony. This is less than pitiful customer service.

fuk u

On June 3, 2011 at 2:23 am


u suk

On June 3, 2011 at 8:22 am

i hate aony… games that they picked the stinkiest games there is just give us the 1 year ps plus+ they 2 year warranty because i swear that as soon as sony got hacked my ps3 started freezing so sony just put 1,000 dollars in my account and were even

mr. Fuxoni Andeernetwerc

On June 3, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Sony. Fisrt of all the games they givin is cheap and there promising all of this shyt meanwhile the network still isn’t alway up, atleast fix ur problem first. 2nd there givin us games least rated so they weren’t makin money off dem neway and they all have sequal comin so there really tryin to g us, n get us open of da freebees den have us buyin da new sequal its simple marketing. On top of that I have games like socom that u can only play on line so as long as the network is down they might as well come to my house n break da game in half n then tell me don’t worry well get u a new socom on da 24th…smh. And the one alright game is infamous and there givin dat free because most people have already had ut n beat it so they weren’t makin nemore money of that game either. Not to mention some yet to be.caught hacker nerd now knos my entertainment system layout, the games I play, my card info n who knos what else. They should credit everyone account with the amount of money it would have caust to pay for 2 months of all the services for the 2 month it well have been down for by the 24th and let us decide what to do wit it…I’m not spending another dime on ne ps3 games, serives or accessories because they can become worthless at anytime at the descretion of a no life havin hacker nerd, unless we’re duly compinsated because that’s the only u have to look forward in the event something like this occurs. but Ps3 won’t compinsate us because I think they believe people won’t up n leave.well guess what there wrong, and to even have the nerve to offer free games that wouldn’t even get my 5 year old nephew exited…smh. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………sincerely mr.Fuxoni Andeernetwerc………………………………………………………PS my sentiments are in my name, sond it out….smfh


On June 3, 2011 at 9:05 pm

Dude people stop ing, Its free stuff! Damn what has the world come to if you were given free stuff in the poorest of community’s you wouldn’t say . Just shut up and take it stop being so damn spoilt!!! If you want to blame someone blame the damn people that hacked the network, it happens at least there making an effort to make it up. How many time does Microsoft Windows get hacked a year? Do they ever give you free stuff for it? NO! They just come up with new versions that you have to pay for, so STFU and deal with it, also change your tampons you pu$$y$!!!!!! ALSO mr. Fuxoni Andeernetwerc learn how to spell you ing ing about free you worthless retarded little rich boy…. You’re all stupid and I hope, No I beg you all go to X-box so I dont have to play with your childish inpatient, and inconsiderate asses online!!! Sony keep up the good work and I appreciate the fact that you give us free stuff for the inconvenience of this, not being like Microsoft and just coming up with a new version and charging us for it even though we know that will get hack as well. So all you retarded kids who can barely spell talking about free stuff. That’s my two cents….


On June 5, 2011 at 5:07 am

quand on peut télécharge les jeux ? merci


On July 29, 2011 at 10:35 am

is it too late to get the games now


On September 14, 2013 at 2:12 am

Hey check this out the upcoming games on PS4