PS Plus' lineup for March 2022 has been officially announced, and if you can believe it, the leaks are back! That's right, we had one whole month without PS Plus leaks, but now we're back to the regular schedule, it seems.
And yes, the leaked game selection was correct. Your PS Plus games for March 2022 are as follows:
- GTA Online (PS5) - Bonus game available from 15th March, 2022
- Ghostrunner (PS5)
- Ghost of Tsushima Legends (PS5, PS4)
- Ark: Survival Evolved (PS4)
- Team Sonic Racing (PS4)
An interesting lineup, and not least because there's such a focus on multiplayer (Ghostrunner aside).
Ghost of Tsushima Legends first launched as a free co-op multiplayer mode for Sony's samurai-styled exclusive, and it actually became a standalone release months later. It's a solid mission-based romp and has always been fairly popular, but we assume that its PS Plus inclusion is designed to bolster player numbers (while also giving Sony an easy addition to its subscription service).
Meanwhile, Team Sonic Racing has been available for quite some time on PS Now (it was added in the summer last year), which will inevitably lead to yet more criticism of how Sony's two subscriptions continue to step on each other's toes.
And Ark: Survival Evolved has always been a popular multiplayer-enabled survival title — complete with a crazy amount of premium DLC.
Ghostrunner is the odd one out, then — a single-player, first-person platform-slasher. A fun game by almost all accounts, but it should be noted that you only get the PS5 version, not the PS4 version.
All three games will be available to download from next Tuesday — that's the 1st March, 2022. GTA Online arrives a bit later, on the 15th March, 2022 — as previously announced.
Frustratingly, a number of these games slipped through our review cracks, but we described Ghost of Tsushima: Legends as "shockingly good" in a hands on report: "We're honestly enamoured with Legends. Sucker Punch has gone above and beyond what was required here, delivering a shockingly in-depth and, more importantly, incredibly fun co-op experience. Did Ghost of Tsushima need a full-on multiplayer expansion? Not at all, but now that it's here, an already exquisite PlayStation exclusive just became even more essential."
Meanwhile, we dropped a 7/10 in our Team Sonic Racing PS4 review: "At the end of the day, Sumo Digital has served up a solid kart racer that succeeds in bringing something new to the table. It won't be to everyone's tastes, but the cooperative racing adds a nice layer of rapid fire strategy. It's implemented well, to the point where standard races feel distinctly secondary. It might be lacking the wow factor SEGA's other IPs brought to Sumo's other racers, and it's a shame performance is a little rocky, but this is a good option for PS4 players who want some arcadey thrills."
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