Word is out on free game offerings in March, and it’s a doozy for one of the consoles. The other… well…
This month the PS+ features the following lineup:
- BroForce (PS4)
- Galak-Z (PS4)
- The Last Guy (PS3)
- Super Stardust HD (PS3)
- Flame Over (Vita)
- Reality Fighters (Vita)
I don’t own a Vita (and I suspect you don’t either) so I’m not even going to bother figuring out what the free Vita games are about. This is an unspectacular month for PS+ subscribers, although the addition of Galak-Z kicks it up a notch. It’s was received pretty well, and fans of old anime like Macross will probably enjoy the procedurally generated space fighter/mecha action.
Bro, the crowd has spoken, and Broforce was selected last month as PS+ Vote to Play game. It looks like it takes elements from wacky action games like Super Timeforce and Shank, while paying homage to 80’s action movies. Bro, like… that’s so awesome, bro.
PS3 sees the addition of Super Stardust HD, an old title that was a fun predecessor to games like Resogun, but let’s be honest – we want something with more meat. The Last Guy looks like straight up trash.
At this point in time, people are becoming so disenfranchised at Sony’s recent Indy fake 8-bit and 16-bit offerings that they’ve started to make parody videos.
Verdict: Bro… Broke ass offering this month.
Xbox Games with Gold
Xbox Live is offering these four games:
- Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments (Xbox One; Mar 1st – Mar 31st)
- Lords of the Fallen (Xbox One; Mar 16th – Apr 15th)
- Supreme Commander 2 (Xbox 360; Mar 1st – Mar 15th)
- Borderlands (Xbox 360; Mar 16th – Mar 31st)
Now this is more like it! Last month we were treated to absolute trash, but we’ve got some legit AAA games this time around. Lords of the Fallen is one that I know I’ve been hearing about as a Dark Souls-lite game, minus the soul-crushing difficulty.
I always tend to overlook the Sherlock Holmes games as budget shovelware, but according to some people I’ve spoken to, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments is a pretty decent story-based puzzle/adventure game… and the fact that it’s free makes it even better!
If you haven’t played Borderlands, now is your chance to check out the game that started it all for loot shooters… Zany writing, over-the-top randomized weapons and fun gameplay make this a must own.
Finally, we have Supreme Commander 2, a pretty decent RTS in a time when RTS games are no longer popular. Shame, but if you’re looking for something strategic, then check it out.
Verdict: Pretty damn good!