PS Plus: Free Games for March 2015

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PS Plus: Free Games for March 2015

Another collection of excellent games joins PlayStation Plus this month, and you’ve come to the right place for details!

Starting things off on PS4 is Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee — New ‘n’ Tasty! This side-scrolling adventure reboots the PlayStation classic with new visuals, new sound, enhanced controls, and even more dark humor than before. Also coming to the PS4 lineup is Valiant Hearts: The Great War. This colorful puzzle game carries with it a heavy subject matter, as it follows four intersecting lives (and a loyal canine companion) during the first World War.

On PS3, gamers with PS Plus can download the critically-acclaimed Papo & Yo, alongside the wit-inducing Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments. And on PS Vita, watch out for OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood and CounterSpy.

These games will be available for Plus members when PlayStation Store updates later today.

March’s PlayStation Plus Preview
Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee — New ‘n’ Tasty! (PS4)

Free for PS Plus Members
It’s the return of a PlayStation classic! Join Abe in this rebooted platformer that has enhanced visuals, sound, and controls. Help him free his people from a dastardly meat processing facility, and see why gamers fell in love with good ol’ Abe in the first place!

Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4)

Free for PS Plus Members
The story of intersecting lives that suffer under the impossible duress of the first World War. Inspired by actual WWI tokens from the friends and family of the development team, this game may be colorful, but tells a dark and devastating story. Bring a box of tissues!

PS Plus March 2015
Papo & Yo (PS3)

Free for PS Plus Members
Papo & Yo is the story of a young boy, Quico, and his best friend, Monster. Monster is a huge beast with razor-sharp teeth, but that doesn’t scare Quico away from playing with him. Build your friendship with Monster by solving puzzles together and adventuring through a magical, surrealist world.

PS Plus: March 2015
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments (PS3)

Free for PS Plus Members
You are the legendary detective. Use your powers of wit and deduction to piece together several grisly cases and pass judgement on the accused. Will you live up to the legacy embodied in the name “Holmes?”

PS Plus: March 2015
OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood (PS Vita | PS4)

Free for PS Plus Members
Grind, kick, jump, and trick your way to a high score in the “skate-em-up” sequel to OlliOlli. Players can push their skills to the limit with a refined combo system, new modes, and more. Don’t fall!

PS Plus: March 2015
CounterSpy (PS Vita | PS4 | PS3)

Free for PS Plus Members
Inspired by the Cold War, this stylish adventure tasks you with keeping the world’s superpowers in balance, all while blending covert operations and high-intensity gunplay into a colorful pastiche of gaming subterfuge.

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  • Pretty great lineup there. Too bad I’ve already bought Papo & Yo, and rented/platinumed Sherlock for PS3/PS4 (cross-sharing trophies) within 2 days though.

  • Sorry, boring games as usual! Too many 2D games every month, how about putting some REAL games for free? This games are here because nobody bought them!

  • Has anyone even heard of these games?

  • Aw this month sucks! The games are finally a great selection but I already own them so technically I get nothing this month…. :(

  • Great selection of games!

  • I’m still working on Rogue Legacy, slow down!

  • Awesome month, im not disapointed!

  • Was hoping for Bound by Flame. One of the few PS4 games I don’t already own.

  • I’m really looking forward to olliolli2 and counterspy, thank you.

  • Sony and Playstation Family , keep up the good work . It’s really a shame to see so many complaints . But do not be discouraged congratulations to all those involved who have brought us this line-up .

    I loved OlliOlli 2 and Papo & Yo added to the list .

  • What is everyone talking about long wait? Doesn’t plus always update the first week of March? Really great stuff been wanting to play Oddworld!

  • looking at the list again the delay maybe had to do with the complaints last month about Thief and Sony tried to get Sherlock Holems and Valiant Hearts on IGC for all the systems availabele and not just what we got.

    not saying for sure that is what happened

  • I always wanted to play Valiant Hearts. Counterspy and Olli Olli 2 look interesting. This is my second month as a Plus member. It has been very Indie so far but honestly I enjoyed Transistor so much I can’t really complain.

  • Excited about the PS4 selection. It’s too bad that Crime and Punishment isn’t CrossBuy though.
    The Vita selection doesn’t interest me much this month, but I know a few people who will be excited for ollie ollie 2

  • Awesome line up – glad more people get to play Valiant Hearts!

    Thanks Sony!! :D

  • thank you sony for all free games but i wanna know when ill have my 15$ ? I buy 150$ in your promotion and i dont see my 15$ in my wallet

  • OlliOlli2 for FREE? Woot! You just made my day!

    Great month all around. I’ve been interested in Valiant Hearts and Counterspy for awhile now.

  • Ollie and that’s it the rest don’t interest me

  • Meh. Can’t really have any strong opinions on anything since I haven’t heard anything negative about these. But I was REALLY excited for Blazblue like Japan got, being a fighting game fanatic and all. Is there any chance for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round for PS4 in the next few months (I understand this may be difficult, as its a new game and all).

  • Yes, thank you. This is one of those months that where I am interested in playing every game listed. Nice lineup :)

  • Best line-up I’ve seen for Playstation Plus, thanks for another great update!

  • Thanks for the ps4 love! Pay no mind to the complainers.

  • Nice month. Been looking forward to playing CounterSpy and Valiant Hearts.

  • A bad month, not even good indies this time. I hope we get good discounts this month at least.

  • where’s duck dynasty on this list? smh


    New N Tasty, Valient hearts , Counter spy…

    The update may have been a little late this time but wow was it worth it. This is the most exciting month for me so far. Been debating New N guys freaking roc.

    You kick XBL Games with gold. $10 less and better games

  • Am I the only person psyched for Sherlock? I’ve played Abe’s Oddysee (PSX), Valianit Hearts, and Papo y Yo, they’re all worthwhile.

    Remember kids: 72 games / $49.99 = stop complaining!

  • Really wanted to play Crimes and Punishments Sherlock Holmes! Awesome!

  • I really want to see more deals with AAA titles, nice discounts on the digital games, digital games are too expensive for a game that will die with my ps4 instead of trading or selling to someone retail discs… Let see what the spring sales will bring =)

  • Very “Meh”. I’m glad I let my PS Plus membership expire. Clearly Sony is trying to be cheap by always giving us indies.

  • Is it possibe to ever get a 3d game? I remember Bioshock 2 was free on ps3 one month which was a real deal. Xbox has Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite and Rayman free this month. Not really into side scrollers personally. Im sure others are happy about this but sadly not me

  • Come on, indie games again….

  • excited for oddworld. as far as the rest of the lineup goes though… at least games with gold has a good lineup this month, because igc certainly doesn’t.

  • How can people say bad games not even good indie games.

    Abs oddysee was one of the best games of all time. And Valient hearts is a true piece of art work. If you dont like this months game you really dont good taste in games lol

  • Was hoping for full release of DRIVECLUB. BUt these are gonna be awesome :3 Don’t know how much of OlliOlli I’ll play, but Papo & Yo, Valiant Hearts, Oddworld, and Sherlock Holmes for sure have me. CounterSPy, probably.

  • im glad you’ve added papo & yo an animated game based on the game developers self experience being beaten by his dad. Good choice, worth the wait.

  • Very happy with OlliOlli 2 as I recently bought the first one from indie flash sale.

    Sherlock Holmes…as I remember picking up Testament a few months ago. Motivated now to finish it.

    Stranger Wrath for the Vita in the past IGC, picked up Munches Odyssey in the 99cent flash sale. Finally the full collection.

  • This is twice this year I’ve gotten a game free from plus that I was planning on buying within the week. You guys rock, thanks. Love the survey idea, great way to give you guys feedback without people spewing hate.

  • Yes, I’ve been wanting those games for the vita! Thanks for the vita love!

  • For those wondering why the delay happened, look at the URL of the PS+ post one the EU Blog. Dishonored was going to be in the lineup, must have fallen through last-minute and Sony had to scramble for a replacement.

  • One of the first months I own more than 50% already, still, don’t care, want the store to update so I can see what Lego games are on sale for PS4.

  • Excellent? indie games galore for the last couple of months…20 min. distraction for each of them.

  • Completely underwhelmed with this slate of games. Not the least bit interested in anything available. Was really hoping for better considering the wait. 1 out of 5 from me.

  • What? why is it that ps3 seems to get better quality games?
    I will try out counterspy possibly

  • Hahahah. This is what we had to wait for?

  • I am tired to see always indies games on the free content
    I Know that Yoshida loves indie games but i prefer features and os improvements that always indie games

  • Already happily spent the $$$ for New & Tasty on release day, but I’d be super stoked if I didn’t already own it. Fantastic!

  • Great month for Vita. Okay for PS3.

  • Yeah these aren’t that great.

  • Bug: I see Papo&Yo in the PS+ Free games section, but it’s at 9.99$ (Canadian Store).

    For the selection: Nice games, especially Counter Spy and Valiant Hearts. Still, I would have loved to play Sherlock Holmes on PS4 lol.

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