Mass Effect 3 headlines PlayStation Plus free games for March

It’s that time of the month again. Sony has announced the new line-up of games making their way to the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection in March. Headlining the bunch of games for March will be the last chapter in BioWare’s epic space opera—Mass Effect 3. Subscribers will also be getting Dead or Alive 5 and Joe Danger 2 on the PlayStation 3, and Metal Gear Solid HD Collection and Puddle on the PlayStation Vita.

Mass Effect 3 plunges you into an all-out galactic war against robotic eldritch abominations. As Shepard, it is your job to find a way to deal with the Reaper threat and take the Earth back. While the game has been praised for wrapping up almost every loose thread in the series' story, critics panned it for the lacklustre ending. It will hit PlayStation Plus on March 6. You can check out what we thought about the game in our review.

Go out or save the galaxy. You decide.

PS Plus subscribers can take Earth back for free this March


Dead or Alive 5 is one of the few games that can actually compete with the Tekken series when it comes to 3D fighters. Featuring a range of game modes, the game picks up two years after the destruction of the tri-tower—the headquarters and symbol of DOATEC. Helena Douglas has begun the task of rebuilding DOATEC, this time with the aim of using its technology for peaceful ends. Now in the same position once held by her father, Helena has announced that she intends to hold the fifth Dead or Alive tournament. This game will be coming to PlayStation Plus on March 6. Check out our review here.

Joe Danger 2: The Movie takes the world's most determined stuntman to Hollywood. You'll have to survive outrunning an avalanche as a skiing secret agent, take on laser-spewing robots while flying a jetpack, and even become a water-skiing, sky-diving, quad-biking, dinosaur-dodging jungle adventurer. Grab it on PlayStation Plus on March 6.

The Metal Gear Solid HD Collection brings the classic Metal Gear Solid games—MGS 2: Sons of Liberty and MGS 3: Subsistence—to the PlayStation Vita. Play as Solid Snake, Raiden and Naked Snake as you take on bipedal tanks called Metal Gears, explore the origins of Metal Gears, and discover the true threat of the Patriots and their S3 plan. This collection will be sneaking into PlayStation Plus on March 13. You can check out our review here.

And last but not least, we get a puzzle-platforming title called Puddle. Conserve as much liquid as possible when crossing a variety of obstacles, such as burning passageways, carnivorous plants and electric currents, as you guide a puddle of fluid through 49 levels using the Vita's rear touch pad and tilt functionality. It’s coming to PlayStation Plus on March 20.

March will also see the departure of some older games from PlayStation Plus: Sleeping Dogs, Vanquish and LIMBO will be gone on March 6, WipEout 2048 will go on March 13, and Lumines Electronic Symphony will leave on March 20.

Published Date: Feb 23, 2013 02:27 pm | Updated Date: Feb 23, 2013 02:27 pm