Written by Matthew Rondina
The March lineup for PlayStation Plus subscribers features a great variety of gaming experiences for just about everyone.
This month’s offerings include genres such as arcade sports, adventure, fighting, third person shooter, puzzle platformer and hack n’ slash.
The first free game to subscribers is Disc Jam which is an action packed sports hybrid between air hockey and tennis.
Players fight for dominance over a glowing disc while unleashing devastating powers in an effort to defend their end zones, or generate a scoring opportunity. The pulse pounding action can be shared with 2-4 players both locally and online.
Next is adventure platformer Tearaway Unfolded where you follow the main character Atoi The Messenger through a magical world completely made out of paper.
The art style of this title is gorgeous, offering a beautifully unique take on an action adventure story that will really bring out the kid in you.
This month’s offerings also feature Under Night In-Birth (PS3) a stylish 2D fighting game that features fast, furious fighting action.
The game’s Anime graphic style in combination with responsive gameplay will put a big smile on the face of any fighting genre fan.
Get ready to suit up in Earth Defence Force 2025 to save the planet from alien invaders. The continuation of the Earth Defence Force series builds on the story of humans mired in an epic battle with the Ravagers, an alien force, that seeks to destroy humanity.
Earth Defence Force 2025 features white knuckle third person shooter action and multiplayer co-op where a friend can join in and help you defend Earth.
Another unique offering for this month is Lumo which a charming retro throwback to the puzzle platform era of the early 80s and 90s.
Lumo’s single player journey features a whopping 400 rooms across four different zones to explore guaranteeing many hours of gameplay for players of all ages. Lumo is available for the PSVITA and through crossbuy can also be played on PS4.
From DrinkBox Studios, the creators of indie hit Guacamelee! comes Severed which tells the story of a distraught heroine, Sasha, who must knit the pieces of her story together from both the past and present in order to rescue her family.
Using touch based mechanics your finger becomes a large blade that you control with swipes of the touchscreen. The game features DrinkBox’s signature clean, edgy, always in motion graphics paired with great storytelling it’s a must play on the PSVITA.
Games with Gold is an exciting benefit of the Xbox Live Gold subscription program that gives subscribers access to 4 free games a month – two on Xbox One and two on Xbox 360.
An added bonus on Xbox One is all 4 games will be playable via backward compatibility. If you’re new to the Xbox platform or a seasoned gaming veteran, Games with Gold features different experiences each month and is a great way to grow your gaming library on a monthly basis.
The March 2017 Games with Gold lineup features some interesting titles that are sure to thrill and entertain.
Layers of Fear is a first person horror game that is not for the faint of heart. The game thrusts you into the shoes of a disturbed painter who is struggling to overcome a creative block that is slowly driving him mad.
In order to move past his struggles and complete his magnum opus he must navigate his mansion which has been twisted into a labyrinth of nightmarish horrors.
Evolve is all about the thrill of the hunt. From developer Turtle Rock Studios comes the ultimate 4v1player hunt where you take on a role as either a hunter or monster.
When you assume the role of one of the hunters you are tasked with hunting the monster through the ultimate version of hide and seek.
As the monster your goal is hunt wildlife and evolve continuously to become as powerful as possible for your final showdown with other hunters.
The Ultimate edition offers up the most thorough hunting experience yet with 20 Hunters, 5 Monsters, 16+ Maps, And 5 Game Modes To Play, meaning every hunt will be a unique experience.
Borderlands 2 is the smash hit follow up to the original Borderlands offering first person shooter shenanigans, with an excellent storyline and gut busting humour.
You assume the role of a Vault Hunter on the planet of Pandora as you seek the ultimate treasure. Pick one of 4 characters with very specific skill sets to reflect your play style to help you tackle central quests and side missions with your own style.
The big draw with Borderlands 2 is the online collaborative gameplay which allows friends to join you and jump in on the action.
Heavy Weapon is a side scroller that puts the player in control of an ultra powerful atomic tank to take on endless waves of foes. The game features two modes, missions and survival.
Missions features over 19 levels where you must push back the enemy threat while being pitted against powerful bosses at various stages. Defeating bosses allows players to visit the armoury and upgrade their tank adding to the assortment of heavy artillery at their disposal.
Survival mode faces you off against waves of enemies of increasing difficulty until your tank is destroyed. An extension of Survival is War Party which allows you to battle alongside up to 4 friends against the endless waves of foes.
Happy gaming, see you online!