This week's PSN update may be the largest seen in a good while. PS3 owners can get their hands on NBA Jam On Fire Edition, Crysis, Chrono Trigger, and several rare PS2 games. For soccer fans out there, there's another PES 2012 demo for PS3 debuting today in addition to a digital version of FIFA Soccer 12 for PSP.
PlayStation 3 Games and Demos
- Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition brings in Chris Redfield and Shiva Alomar to stop Wesker's plans of unleashing the Uroboros virus around the world. Gold Edition contains the "Lost in Nightmares" and "Desperate Escape" episodes along with a "Mercenaries Reunion" mode. Worth $29.99 to purchase.
- In Crysis, the United States and Korea join forces to battle an alien menace on an island located in the South China Sea. As special forces soldier Nomad, you have access to a suit that can change modes suited to particular situations for offensive and defensive purposes. Players can also customize their weapon loadout with a wide variety of attachments. Play this acclaimed FPS for $19.99.
- SHIFT 2: UNLEASHED lets PS3 users take part in auto races with realistic physics. Unleashed features 145 cars from 37 makers, 36 tracks, night racing, and Autolog support. Worth $39.99 to download.
- Sega Bass Fishing challenges players to catch the biggest lunker they can find. Pick one of several fishing spots then get to work on reeling in as many fish as possible. Pick up this Dreamcast classic for $9.99.
- Ulala returns in Space Channel 5 Part 2 to save the galaxy once again. Keep your rhythm to save kidnapped civilians then beat the leaders of the Rhythm Rogues in dance-offs to stop the group's plans. Dance to victory for $9.99.
- Minimalist RTS Eufloria tasks players to capture asteroids with, of all things, flowers and trees. Plant a tree then let loose a variety of offensive and defensive seedlings to attack rival seedlings and sap the energy out of asteroids. Levels are randomly generated so you'll always play different levels. This simplistic RTS can be bought for $9.99 or try out a demo beforehand.
- NBA Jam: On Fire Edition improves on the 2010 release with more co-op features, superstar players, Jam challenges, and unlockables. On Fire Edition also brings back familiar Jam features like Tag Mode and Team Fire. Get back on the court for $14.99.
- A second Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 demo gives players another look at the new Teammate Control, Active AI, and Off the Ball Control features.
PSone and PS2 Classics
All PSone and PS2 games listed here are worth $9.99 each:
- Chrono Trigger follows the adventures of a young boy named Chrono who travels through time to prevent a being known as Lavos from destroying the world in the future. Chrono assembles a team from various eras to face against this terrible menace.
- Maximo: Ghosts to Glory is based within Capcom's Ghosts 'n Goblins universe, starring a knight named Maximo who has teamed up with the Grim Reaper to save the lovely Sophia. Travel through five worlds to find Sophia but take care of yourself on your adventure or you'll be left in your boxers to fight whatever comes your way.
- Odin Sphere details the event of a fantasy war from the perspective of five characters. Battle your way through enemies and bosses in 2D levels while making use of alchemy and cooking to boost character and weapon stats.
- GrimGrimoire tells the tale of Lillet Bian, a student who wakes up one day to discover everyone in her magic school has died. The mystery behind these deaths will be unraveled through real time strategy battles.
- Ring of Red takes place in an alternate timeline where Japan did not surrender during World War 2 and was split into two regions: China and the Soviet Union control North Japan while the U.S. and other democratic countries occupy South Japan. Significant developments in this timeline brought about armored fighting walkers used by military forces on both sides of the conflict. Players must defeat enemy units, capture cities, and complete other objectives in turn-based gameplay.
- Over-the-top beat 'em up God Hand puts the spotlight on Gene, a martial artist who has acquired a legendary pair of arms that were once used to save the world from a demon called Angra. A group of demons intend to revive Angra so it's up to Gene to stop the evil beings. Players are able to make up their own combos by manually assigning one of over 100 attacks to their controls.
- FIFA Soccer 12 introduces 360-degree dribbling, goalkeeper controls, and a 15-season career mode. Career Mode lets you begin as a player, manager, or a combination of the two. Get some portable soccer on the go for $39.99.
- Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2012 Shooting Galleries (free) - Opens galleries located at Chile Plateau, Texas Woods, and Alaskan Rocks.
- Dead Rising 2: Off The Record "Support Pack" (free) - Required to play with those who purchased download content.
- Magic The Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 Foil Conversions and Full Decks ($0.99 each) - Convert and complete the Auramancer, Cloudburst, and Grave Whispers decks.
- NBA Jam On Fire Edition "Time is Money Pack" ($4.99) - Unlocks all content and grants 10,000 Jam Bucks to spend.
- Portal 2 "Peer Review" (free) - New co-op maps, leaderboards, and new challenge mode for single player and multiplayer.
- RAGE "Wasteland Sewer Missions" ($9.99) - Unlock missions located in the sewers. Meant for those who picked up used copies of Rage.
- Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition "Match Pack 1" ($3.99) - Replays from tournament matches.