Depending on how good you are at rifling through bargain bins, PlayStation Now is either a whopping great deal or an unnecessary service. The ‘killer’ feature of PS Now is that it cuts out the downloads, the updates and all of those time-wasting gubbins and streams the game directly to your device (PS3, PS4, PS Vita or PS TV) of choice. Today, Sony announced that even more games will be added to the PS Now line-up including free-running classic Mirror’s Edge and space RPG Mass Effect 2.
PlayStation Now Adds New EA Games Selection
Announced today, the latest additions to PS Now are all EA published games. There are some greats though, which you can see in the list below.
- Mirror’s Edge
- Mass Effect 2
- Dead Space 3
- NBA Jam On Fire Edition
- Bejeweled 3
Mirror’s Edge is a cult classic in its own right, featuring female protagonist Faith as she free-runs across rooftops, fighting back (with guns or hand to hand combat) against the oppressive regime of a ‘utopian’ society. Heavy stuff, most people (myself included) were big fans of the game when ts was released problem was, with eight levels there wasn’t very much of it to go around and could probably be completed in a day. That’s a strong case for renting Mirror’s Edge on PS Now rather than buying it outright though.
Mass Effect 2 is a game that most people own already. For the uninitiated, Mass Effect 2 is the second in BioWare and EA’s galaxy-spanning franchise. There’s world saving, diverse protagonists (you can play as a man or woman of any ethnicity) and player controlled romances (there are even queer relationships too) and a whole lot of fast-paced, all out shooting. ME2 is actually an unlikely edition to the PS Now line up due to the fact that you can (and probably will) plug so many hours into it. If you’ve got time to spare though, this is definitely one worth checking out.
Dead Space 3 is the necromorph blasting horror survival game which took the series to the frozen planet of Tau Volantis. Not everyone was impressed which again is good reason to rent and not buy.
NBA Jam On Fire Edition and Bejeweled 3 are both arcade titles and potential time sinks (an over the top basketball sim and a match three puzzler, respectively) so perhaps you could rent ahead of a full purchase.
All five games will be available on PlayStation Now from the December 2nd (US and Canada only – PS Now is in an open, North America beta). You can rent them for a week (avg. $5.65) or a day (around 81 cents a day) but other pricing options are available.