Anomaly Warzone Earth Free For PlayStation Plus Today

When the PS Store updates later this evening Anomaly Warzone Earth will join BioShock 2, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, and Rochard as the fourth title added to the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection this month. Anyone else having trouble keeping up with their PSN backlog?

For those unfamiliar with Anomaly Warzone Earth, our very own Chaz Neeler summed it up in his XBLA review earlier this year as “the best tower defense game to ever not be a tower defense game”. The title is set in a “near-future Earth” where alien invaders have captured all of the world’s major cities. As the leader of the 14th platoon you are tasked with finding the safest and fastest route through the enemy defenses in order to crush the alien forces. Anomaly Warzone Earth‘s developer, 11 bit studios, calls it a “reversed tower defense” game or “tower offense”. Check out the PSN trailer embedded at the bottom of this article to get a taste of the unique title.

Sony also announced that the PSN Holiday Essentials Sale will kick off today and run for the next three weeks. This sale will give a 30% discount — up to 50% for PlayStation Plus subscribers — on over 40 titles when all is said and done. This week’s lineup for the PSN Holiday Essentials Sale includes the following 14 games:

  • Catherine (Sale: $27.99, PS Plus: $19.60, Regular: $39.99)
  • Counter Strike Global Offensive (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: $7.35, Regular: $14.99)
  • Dyad (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: $7.35, Regular: $14.99)
  • Escape Plan (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: $7.35, Regular: $14.99)
  • I Am Alive (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: $7.35, Regular: $14.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 (Sale: $13.99, PS Plus: Free, Regular: $19.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet PS Vita (Sale: $24.99, PS Plus: $17.49, Regular: $35.99)
  • Magic: The Gathering – Dules of the Planeswalkers 2013 (Sale: $6.99, PS Plus: $4.90, Regular: $9.99)
  • NHL 13 (Sale: $41.99, PS Plus: $29.40, Regular: $59.99)
  • Rayman Origins (Sale: $13.99, PS Plus: $9.80, Regular: $19.99)
  • Rayman Origins PS Vita (Sale: $20.99, PS Plus: $14.70, Regular: $29.99)
  • Resident Evil 4 (Sale: $13.99, PS Plus: $9.80, Regular: $19.99)
  • Retro/Grade (Sale: $6.99, PS Plus: $4.90, Regular: $9.99)
  • Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: $7.35, Regular: $14.99)

The discounts on these titles will only last for one week only (December 18th to the 24th), so make sure to pick up what you want before the new batch of discounted games rolls out next week.

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Justin Alderman

Justin has been a gamer since the Intellivision days back in the early 80′s. He started writing about and covering the video game industry in 2008. In his spare time he is also a bit of a gun-nut and Star Wars nerd.