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What are the PS free games for March 2023?

Hey friend! As a fellow gaming enthusiast, I know how exciting it is when Sony announces the new free PlayStation Plus games each month. There‘s nothing better than getting access to awesome new titles for free!

In this guide, I‘ll give you a detailed breakdown of all the free games you can grab with a PlayStation Plus membership in March 2023. Let‘s dive in!

Overview of March 2023 PS Plus Game Lineup

For March, PlayStation Plus members across all tiers will get access to an amazing lineup of 19 free games.

  • PlayStation Plus Essential will include 3 free games
  • PlayStation Plus Extra will include 12 additional free games
  • PlayStation Plus Premium gets all 15 Essential and Extra games

That‘s a ton of great free titles across PS4, PS5, and classic PlayStation platforms! Now let‘s look at each offering in more detail.

PlayStation Plus Essential March 2023 Games

PlayStation Plus Essential is the base tier that gives you online multiplayer access and monthly free games. For March 2023, Essential members get:

Battlefield 2042 (PS4, PS5)

The latest entry in EA‘s massive Battlefield military FPS series lets you take part in dynamic 128-player battles featuring extreme weather, environmental hazards, and combat across land, air, and sea. It had a rocky launch but has improved a lot since then.

Code Vein (PS4)

Code Vein is an anime-inspired action roleplaying game with deep character customization and a unique buddy system. You‘ll explore a dystopian world and battle vicious monsters. The combat is very fast-paced and rewarding.

Minecraft Dungeons (PS4)

Perfect for younger gamers, this family-friendly dungeon crawler brings Minecraft into an arcade-style format. Go on quests and defeat enemies using various weapons and items. It supports online co-op for up to 4 players.

PlayStation Plus Extra & Premium March 2023 Games

Now let‘s look at the 12 free games PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium members will get in March on top of the Essential titles:

Ghost of Tsushima: Legends (PS5, PS4)

This standalone multiplayer expansion for Sucker Punch‘s samurai masterpiece Ghost of Tsushima allows 2-4 players to team up for co-op story missions and survival challenges. It‘s an awesome way to experience Tsushima with friends.

Ratchet & Clank (PS3)

The original Ratchet & Clank game from 2002 set the framework for one of PlayStation‘s most beloved and long-running franchises. Its mix of over-the-top weapons, gadgets, and humor made it a standout PS2 title.

Shadow of the Colossus (PS3)

Hailed as one of the most artistic and emotive video games of all time, Shadow of the Colossus first released on PS2 in 2005 before getting an acclaimed PS3 remaster. The epic boss fights are unlike anything else in gaming.

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS3)

The most recent entry in the charming Sly Cooper stealth platformer series time travels back to various points in history. It‘s packed with diverse settings, ingenious heists, and the series‘ signature cartoon art style.

Assassin‘s Creed Origins (PS4)

This 2017 release took the long-running AC franchise to ancient Egypt for one of the series‘ most beautiful and explorable settings yet. It also overhauled combat into an action RPG system with leveling and gear.

Celeste (PS4)

Regarded as one of the best platformers ever made, Celeste masterfully combines tight controls, great music, and a sincere story tackling mental health. Conquer over 700 challenging levels and unlock hidden collectibles.

Far Cry 4 (PS4)

Far Cry 4‘s huge open world is set in the fictional country of Kyrat in the Himalayas. It expands on Far Cry 3‘s formula with new weapons, vehicles, and the ability to ride elephants into battle against an eccentric villain.

Watch Dogs 2 (PS4)

This sequel to Watch Dogs brings the hacker-themed action to San Francisco. Lead hacker group Dedsec in an open world filled with side activities, multiplayer modes, and creative ways to manipulate technology as a weapon.

WWE 2K22 (PS4, PS5)

After taking 2021 off, the premier WWE wrestling simulation franchise returns with its largest roster ever and improved graphics, controls, modes, and match types. Create custom superstars and share them online.

Classic PlayStation Games

PlayStation Plus Premium members also get these PS1/PSP classics in March:

  • Syphon Filter 2
  • Star Wars Demolition
  • Hot Shots Golf 2
  • Toy Story 3

That covers all 19 free games across PlayStation Plus tiers for March 2023!

PlayStation Plus Monthly Games Analysis

Analyzing the March 2023 lineup, it‘s clear Sony is continuing to deliver outstanding value and variety through PlayStation Plus. Let‘s look at some key stats:

  • There are 5 AAA blockbuster titles like Battlefield 2042 and Assassin‘s Creed Origins
  • 8 acclaimed indie hits including Celeste, Sly Cooper, and Ghost of Tsushima: Legends
  • 6 PlayStation first party exclusives
  • 4 family-friendly games perfect for younger gamers
  • 9 PS4 titles, 3 PS5 games, and 4 PS1/PSP classics
  • Tons of different genres spawning action adventures, platformers, RPGs, FPS, wrestling sims, and more!

It‘s an incredibly well-rounded lineup that truly offers something for all types of PlayStation gamers. Sony is clearly investing heavily to ensure PlayStation Plus provides stellar value month after month.

Are the free games permanent?

Unfortunately, the PlayStation Plus monthly free games are not permanent additions to your library. You can only access them as long as you have an active PS Plus membership.

However, even if your subscription lapses at some point, you‘ll regain access to all previously redeemed PS Plus games if you resubscribe later on. So it‘s less about permanence and more about maintaining continual access. As long as you stay a member, you can keep playing all your accumulated free PS Plus games.

When can I download the March 2023 PS Plus games?

The March 2023 PS Plus Essential titles will be available to download starting on Tuesday, March 7.

The Extra and Premium lineup won‘t be accessible until Tuesday, March 21.

You have until Monday, April 3 to claim any of the March freebies before the April 2023 PS Plus games go live. Whenever you redeem them, the games are tied to your account and can be downloaded again whenever needed.

How do I get the free PS Plus games?

Getting your hands on these free games is easy! Just head to the PlayStation Store on your PS4 or PS5 and look for the PlayStation Plus tag.

You can then add the PS Plus games to your library just like a regular game purchase. The only difference is you won‘t be charged! Maintaining an active PS Plus membership is the only requirement to access the monthly Instant Game Collection.

Once claimed, visit your game library to find and download any PS Plus titles. And that‘s all there is to it!

Is PlayStation Plus Worth It in 2023?

In my opinion as a gaming analyst, PlayStation Plus remains one of the best deals in gaming. For only $10 per month, you get online multiplayer access, hundreds of free games, exclusive discounts, and perks like cloud storage.

The service used to focus just on the monthly free games, but now those are almost a bonus on top of the huge catalog of games included in the Extra and Premium tiers. Plus, Sony is clearly investing to compete with Xbox Game Pass, so I expect the PS Plus lineup and benefits to keep improving over time.

For all these reasons, I think PlayStation Plus easily pays for itself and still provides tremendous value to PS4 and PS5 gamers. The March 2023 lineup is just the latest proof of that!

Well there you have it, my complete breakdown of the stellar PS Plus free games you can grab right now for March 2023! Let me know if you have any other questions. Enjoy the freebies and happy gaming!