It is hard to believe it’s almost March. The month that is new is bringing some of the first game releases of 2020, but for PlayStation Plus members, it also means a new batch of games will become available. Right on schedule, PlayStation has announced March’s PS Plus games, which will be free to maintain starting March 3. Until then, there is still time to file for February’s complimentary PS Plus games: BioShock: The Collection, The Sims 4, and Firewall Zero Hour (PSVR). As usual, these games are totally free to maintain as long as you have an active PlayStation Plus subscription.
First up for PS Plus associates in March: Shadow of the Colossus, an HD picture of the 2005 PS2 classic. Shadow of the Colossus follows a man named Wander who travels across a territory to battle with armored colossi. The match got a”superb” 9/10 in GameSpot’s Shadow of the Colossus review because of its magnificent visuals, riveting fights, and quite great horse.
“Shadow of the Colossus is a tremendous journey, and one well worth taking and retaking,” wrote Edmond Tran. “The visual overhaul is stunning, thoroughly enhancing every facet of Wander and Agro’s excellent adventure. Galloping through the tranquil world is always breathtaking; felling a monumental colossus is always humbling. Shadow of the Colossus is a beautiful reconstruction of an already exceptional title. It continues to be a modern classic and is an extraordinary game that everyone must experience.”
The second free game for March is less exciting, but if you’re in the mood to play some Sonic after watching the new Sonic the Hedgehog movie, Sonic Forces is still worth snagging while it’s free. Featuring both classic side-scrolling and modern 3D gameplay, the 2017 game starring everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog takes place in a time where Doctor Eggman and his minions have managed to conquer the world. Sonic and other familiar heroes like Knuckles, Tails, and Amy form a resistance force aiming to stop Eggman’s evil plans.
The game earned a 5/10 in GameSpot’s Sonic Forces review–editor Matt Espineli enjoyed its thrilling action but criticized its overall lacking story and clunky platforming. “Sonic Forces ultimately fails to advance the mechanics of previously successful 3D Sonic games or present them in their best light. A mediocre platformer at best, Sonic Forces manages to do nothing more than reinforce long-held stereotypes against Sega’s beloved blue blur,” he wrote.
If you’re looking to renew or extend your current PS Plus membership at a discount, there’s a great deal on a one-year membership at Ebay, which is selling 12-month PS Plus codes for $38 each. Considering PS Plus subscriptions generally go for $60 and rarely drop below $40, it’s worth snagging this offer while still available. This is a digital code you’ll receive via email within 24 hours of purchase.