Borderlands 2 is the free game through the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection this week, and it’s definitely worth checking out if you have yet to play Gearbox’s hybrid RPG/first-person shooter series.
I have spent more than enough time hunting vaults on Pandora to hold me over until Telltale Games releases Tales from the Borderlands, so instead of rushing through one more time with a free download, I’ll be checking out a few other weekly holiday deals available to members.
More specifically, Spelunky has dropped to an all time low at $3.75, and I have been dying to give that a spin ever since the remake was released. The price is right, so I’ll be checking it out once the PlayStation Store updates.
Capcom also has a fresh sale on some of its classics from back when it actually made games. Not one, but three quality games are available for download. The most popular the is beloved fighting classic Marvel vs Capcom 2, released in HD and just as button-masher friendly as ever. It’s an arcade classic from a more civilized age and should not be missed out on.
All your favorites from Strider Hiryuu to Mega Man and Tron Bonne to Omega Red and The Juggernaut, it’s enough to make any Capcom fan misty-eyed for the olden days.
The other two games are Marvel vs Capcom Origins, a compilation of earlier Capcom and Marvel crossovers, and Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara, an uncommon game not known to many beyond Capcom’s older fanbase.
At the height of its arcade days, the Japanese developer took two stabs at giving Dungeons & Dragons a beat ’em up make over, and the results are a lot better than you might imagine. I haven’t had a chance to play this HD port, but you can bet I’ll snag it for $3.75.
Those without PlayStation Plus can still pick up these games for $7.50 each.
Borderlands 2 is free and should be downloaded unless you just have too much on your hard drive already. Be sure to check out all of the cheaper sales as well, since you’ll find some great Capcom classics and one of the more popular indie games of the last few years.