PlayStation Plus March Preview
Each month for PlayStation Plus seems to have a theme, one month it’s shooters, the next month it’s racing games. This month’s theme is survival. Whether it’s surviving in Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition, which comes to the PS4 as an update of the fan favorite PSN Game on PS3, or trying to survive a hoard of infected in Lone Survivor: Director’s Cut, this month is full of survival. From Lara Croft’s adventures in Tomb Raider to surviving against giant monsters in Monster Hunter: Freedom Unite, all I can say is good luck to you in this month’s releases for PlayStation Plus.
Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition (PS4): The top down arcade zombie infested shooter from the PS3 returns with enhanced visuals, textures and new features such as support for a new broadcast mode, in which viewers can scale the difficulty by voting on PS4. Apocalypse Edition includes “The Road to Devastation” expansion which contains an Arcade and Endless mode.
Tomb Raider (PS3): Though the Definitive Edition just released on PlayStation 4, fans who have not yet upgraded to next-gen can enjoy the highly acclaimed action adventure game from 2013. Tomb Raider is an origin story for Lara Croft as her ship crashes near an unknown island. It is up to her to find her crewmates and reveal the shadowy past of the mysterious island.
Thomas Was Alone (PS3): Released last year, this indie platformer has you guiding characters in the form of rectangles through different settings and puzzles. There are multiple main characters and each of them has a different ability to help reach the end of each area. Learning about each character and hearing their stories is an engaging tale.
Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut (PS3): In a city ravaged by disease, you play a masked protagonist who is trying to find his way out. Coined a psychological survival adventure, players choose how they want to proceed with a situation, such as killing everyone in front of them, or sneaking around them. The 2D sidescroller includes beautiful pixel art and was well received when it released late last year.
Unit 13 (PS Vita): As Zipper Interactive’s last hurrah, Unit 13 includes 36 unique missions and high value target encounters that are meant for bite-sized moments of play. The game is a third person action shooter that is perfect for the dual analog sticks, while incorporating some useful touch screen mechanics. Social updates, daily challenges, and leaderboards will keep you coming back.
Monster Hunter: Freedom Unite (PS Vita): Released in 2009 for the PSP, players can team up with others to hunt monsters and collect over a thousand weapon and armor sets. It is heralded as the biggest Monster Hunter to date including over 200 new quests, and new areas to explore. The PSP version has been added to the PS Vita store with improved graphics and the ability to use the second analog stick.
Well, what do you think about the PS Plus offering this month? Excited? Let us know in the comments what games you think you’ll be spending time on thanks to the folks at Sony.