PlayStation Plus has revealed the free games for March 2023 during its State of Play event. The three titles include the multiplayer shooter Battlefield 2042, hack-and-slash dungeon-crawling Minecraft Dungeons, and anime-themed Souls-like Code Vein.
These games are available to members of PS Plus Essential, Extra and Deluxe plans starting March 7. They will be free for download until April 3. You’ll need an active PlayStation Plus subscription to continue playing them.
Battlefield 2042 has been out for a while now, and it’s not as bad as people may have thought. The game isn’t as buggy as others in the franchise, and it’s still a solid shooter with plenty of weaponry to play around with.
It’s also got a new mode called Hazard Zone, where players take on the role of a four-person squad in order to locate and retrieve “Critical Data Drives” from the map. It’s a bit different from the traditional Battlefield multiplayer experience, but it’s worth a look if you want to try something new.
Despite these improvements, Battlefield 2042 still has some major issues. It’s missing a lot of things that players expect from a big multiplayer shooter, like player stat pages and specialist post-match voice lines.
Minecraft Dungeons is a dungeon crawler that expands on the classic sandbox genre, adding a new cast of mobs and challenging players to brave dungeons alone or with friends. It also features a leveling system that forgoes traditional class-based systems in favor of a gear-based system.
As you gain experience and power-up, new procedurally-generated dungeons are unlocked. These areas are full of new mobs and a wealth of loot, as well as missions to complete.
You can also purchase downloadable content for Minecraft Dungeons, which is available in the form of DLC packs and expansions. This allows players to take their characters to a higher difficulty level, unlocking new pools of powerful gear and allowing them to find their favorite tiers of dungeon.
Minecraft Dungeons is a great dungeon crawler with an interesting storyline. It’s a game that’s best played in co-op with friends, but it’s also a great solo experience. With a wide array of weapons and enchantments, you can turn your character into a melee-focused berserker or a ranged archer with explosive tracking arrows.
During PlayStation’s State of Play event earlier today, the company announced three new free games for PlayStation Plus March 2023. Members of PlayStation Plus Essential, Extra and Deluxe/ Premium plans can claim Battlefield 2042, Minecraft Dungeons and Code Vein, which is an anime-themed Souls-like from Bandai Namco.
Code Vein is an action role-playing game that combines the punishing difficulty of Dark Souls with a flexible class system. It was launched in 2019 and revolves around the post-apocalyptic world of Vein, which has been overtaken by monsters.
The game focuses on a group of Revenants, who are able to bring human corpses back to life by consuming their blood. They fight through the ruins of Vein to uncover the truth behind the Great Collapse and save their society from being destroyed.
PlayStation also revealed a surprise in this announcement: a new day one launch for a highly-anticipated platformer called Tchia, which will be available to PS Plus Extra and Premium tier subscribers on its launch date, March 21.
Tchia is an indie open-world game from developer Awaceb, a small studio with two co-founders hailing from the tropical archipelago of New Caledonia. This game is their love letter to their native land and it’s clear the team has worked hard to put as much care and detail into the world they created.
As players progress through the fictional land inspired by New Caledonia, they’ll be introduced to a variety of new cultures, traditions and languages. They’ll also unlock Tchia’s otherworldly abilities, letting her soul-jump into animals and objects found across her home to solve puzzles, traverse freely and avoid danger.
This opens up a whole new set of gameplay gimmicks, enabling players to climb trees and buildings, swing from them and even swim, dive and sail around the islands. It all makes for a delightful experience that’s very reminiscent of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Sable.