26 Feb 2021 4:02 PM +00:00

PS Plus games March 2021: Are they any good?

It's an important question when you consider the space they'll take up and how long they could take to download.

The March 2021 PS Plus line-up has finally been revealed and a new batch of free games are up for grabs if you have a PS Plus subscription.

But, are they actually worth playing? They're not going to be light on your hard drive, that's for sure.

Here are what the critics have to say about it.

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PS Plus March 2021 Games Revealed

At long last, ahead of an official reveal, it seems a reliable leak has been found regarding the PS Plus March 2021 free games line-up.

The long-rumoured Final Fantasy 7 Remake has made the cut alongside PSVR title Farpoint and Remnant: From The Ashes.

For PS5 players, PS Plus is offering ANOTHER new free game in March 2021. Maquette, a brand-new puzzler is set to arrive alongside these titles to make it a massive four-game month.

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HUGE - Four games are up for grabs this month with PS Plus

That being said though... Are they worth it? Here's what we think below with some critic's reviews.

What Do We Think?

It's hard to deny that this PS Plus line-up isn't fantastic.

The Final Fantasy 7 Remake is one of the biggest titles to come out of 2020 and when you consider the improvement between this game and the original, it's well worth the money full price!

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In addition to this, an additional PSVR title is never a bad thing if you own the headset. Farpoint is one of the better shooters out there on PlayStation's VR system and is well worth your time.

Remnant: From The Ashes is a bit of an underdog title but a great addition after Control last month. Another lengthy RPG title, this is also a third-person shooter. However, the souls-like gameplay and supernatural storyline keep it entertaining and challenging.

There isn't too much to say about Maquette yet as it's brand new, but judging from the trailer we've shared below, it's safe to say we're interested.

It seems to feature some gameplay aspects similar to SUPERLIMINAL and a heart-warming romance narrative is exactly what you'd need after taking on The Root and shooting hostile aliens, right?

Final Fantasy 7 Remake

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STUNNING - The Final Fantasy 7 Remake is an incredible achievement by Square Enix

Following the reveal of the Intergrade edition of Final Fantasy 7 Remake making it's way to PS5 consoles, we now know that it WILL be included in the PS Plus March 2021 line-up next month.

The Final Fantasy 7 Remake is one of the biggest releases of 2020 and it one of the newest titles to be added to a PS Plus lineup in quite some time!

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Set in the dystopian cyberpunk metropolis of Midgar, players control mercenary Cloud Strife. He joins AVALANCHE, an eco-terrorist group trying to stop the powerful megacorporation Shinra from using the planet's life essence as an energy source.

Below, we have the review scores... Final Fantasy 7 Remake has a Metacritic score of 87 at the moment.

Playstation Official Magazine UK - 100

This is a jaw-dropping success, grafting new life onto an epic adventure, with action-packed combat that still oozes strategy. FFVII has redefined the genre once again.

VGC - 100

The scale and detail of this partial remake is at times almost absurd. But this is a game full of beauty, intelligence and nostalgic power.

RPG Site - 80

At its best, Final Fantasy VII Remake is a loving, painstakingly meticulous reimagining of the original. While not every new facet is equally inspired, it remains an exuberant reminder of why it originally captivated so many

Farpoint

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INTENSE - Farpoint is a PSVR title that promises to keep you on the edge of your seat

It's been a little while since a PSVR title was added to a PS Plus line-up and now PSVR owners will have futuristic shooter Farpoint to play next month.

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Set on a hostile alien planet, Farpoint is a VR shooter that is best played with a PSVR Aim Controller.

It features both single-player and online co-operative play, too, making it a fantastic addition to any PSVR owner's library.

Below, we have the critic's scores... It sits at 77 on Metacritic at the moment.

Wired UK - 80

Quibbles aside, Farpoint is a delight. It doesn't hold the player's hand as so many of this first generation of VR games do, guiding them through scripted encounters. Instead, it offers authentic, often challenging gameplay that is enhanced by VR rather than using it as a gimmick. It isn't afraid to let you fail either, forcing you to improve – and with four co-op missions to battle through with a friend, there's somewhere to put the skills you'll learn in the single player campaign to use, too.

IGN - 75

Despite its predictable and unsatisfying story and hard-to-ignore bugs, it’s a full-fledged sci-fi shooter that feels fantastic to play with Sony’s high-quality PSVR Aim Controller (and slightly awkward without it). Several smart control options and design choices cater to a variety of different types of players, and the gunplay is second to none in VR. If I were to recommend one shooter to a PSVR owner, this would be it.

Push Square - 70

Farpoint leans on novelty to make up for its shortcomings elsewhere, but wielding the PlayStation VR Aim Controller is such a unique experience that it papers over some dated game design. The story is cheesy but has some nice moments, and the action really ramps up towards the tail of the campaign. With an arcade mode and co-op included, Impulse Gear’s inaugural outing is a fulfilling offering, and while there are obvious improvements that could be made, there’s enough here to prove that blockbuster first-person shooters could find a home on PlayStation VR yet.
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Remnant: From The Ashes

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ROOT - Take on this interdimensional evil with a vast array of weapons in this title

Gunfire Games' 2019 ARPG is a hidden gem and a huge addition to the March 2021 PS Plus line up.

Borrowing Souls mechanics, Remnant: From The Ashes incorporates elements of third-person shooters and an array of abilities and weapons to keep combat fresh.

Remnant: From the Ashes takes place in a post-apocalyptic earth that has been decimated and overrun by an interdimensional evil called the Root. The player is a wandering survivor of the apocalypse driven to put an end to the Root by traveling to a tower on an island that appears to be the epicenter of the invasion.

Below, we have the critics' opinions. At the moment, it sits at 77 on Metacritic.

DualShockers - 65

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Remnant: From the Ashes is an ambitious title and a fairly unique one at that, it just does not always stick the landing.

PlayStation LifeStyle - 80

At a budget price and launching with a last-minute ad bumrush, Remnant: From the Ashes is the kind of title you’d expect to come out and vanish quickly. But for fans of tough RPGs, action shooters, or post-apocalyptic fiction, passing up on Remnant would be a devastating mistake. It easily joins the ranks of games like Vampyr, which stubbornly outgrow their financial constraints to truly innovate and elevate a genre that has long since needed new ideas. 

Playstation Official Magazine UK - 70

Generic in places but ultimately redeemed by brilliant combat and some clever roguelike elements, this Dark Souls copycat is a (mostly) worthy contender.

Maquette

Maquette is a quant puzzler that stars both Bryce Dallas Howard AND Seth Gabel.

There isn't much information on what's in store, but Annapurna Interactive released a Reveal Trailer a little while ago to get people interested.

It's all about fitting things together and promises to be a unique love story that will stick with players long after playing. As a new indie game, there isn't actually any critic reviews just yet.

But, maybe you can decide for yourself. You can check it out below:

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The March 2021 PS Plus line-up is due to release within the first week of March and features a wide array of games that promise to keep you busy over the next month.

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