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PS Plus Members: Last Day To Grab Shadow Of The Colossus For Free

March's PS Plus games are free to claim now.

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March 2020 has given us a ton of great games to sink time into (including Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Doom Eternal, And Half-Life: Alyx), but for PlayStation Plus members, it also means a new batch of free PS4 games. As usual, these games are free to keep as long as you have an active PlayStation Plus subscription. This month, we get one of the best remakes in recent memory and a game that is definitely not that. And while you're downloading these two, you can check out what the April 2020 PlayStation Plus games are, too.

First up for PS Plus members in March: Shadow of the Colossus, an HD remake of the 2005 PS2 classic. Shadow of the Colossus follows a man named Wander who travels across a forbidden land to battle massive, armored colossi. The game earned a "superb" 9/10 in GameSpot's Shadow of the Colossus review for its stunning visuals, riveting fights, and very good horse.

"Shadow of the Colossus is a tremendous journey, and one well worth taking and retaking," wrote Edmond Tran. "The visual overhaul is stunning, thoroughly enhancing every facet of Wander and Agro's excellent adventure. Galloping through the tranquil world is always breathtaking; felling a monumental colossus is always humbling. Shadow of the Colossus is a beautiful reconstruction of an already exceptional title. It continues to be a modern classic and is an extraordinary game that everyone must experience."

The second free game for March is less exciting, but if you're in the mood to play some Sonic after watching the new Sonic the Hedgehog movie, Sonic Forces is still worth snagging while it's free. Featuring both classic side-scrolling and modern 3D gameplay, the 2017 game starring everyone's favorite blue hedgehog takes place in a time where Doctor Eggman and his minions have managed to conquer the world. Sonic and other familiar heroes like Knuckles, Tails, and Amy form a resistance hoping to stop Eggman's evil plans.

The game earned a 5/10 in GameSpot's Sonic Forces review--editor Matt Espineli enjoyed its thrilling action but criticized its overall lacking story and clunky platforming. "Sonic Forces ultimately fails to advance the mechanics of previously successful 3D Sonic games or present them in their best light. A mediocre platformer at best, Sonic Forces manages to do nothing more than reinforce long-held stereotypes against Sega's beloved blue blur," he wrote.

If you're looking to renew or extend your current PS Plus membership at a discount, there's a great deal on a one-year membership at Ebay, which is selling 12-month PS Plus codes for $37.50 each. Considering PS Plus subscriptions generally go for $60 and rarely drop below $40, it's worth snagging this offer while still available. This is a digital code you'll receive via email within 24 hours of purchase. Plus, check out all of the other free games you can claim right now.

March 2020 PS Plus free games:

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They gave away Shadow of the colossus free already. I'm not so happy... https://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/10/07/playstation-plus-shadow-of-the-colossus-free-for-members/

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@mnbmnbmnb107: Are you kidding? It wasn't the remastered version, and that was like 7 years ago.

It's also probably pretty safe to assume that a lot of people who didn't have Plus back then will be really happy to play this now.

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@aross2004: I guess I should just cancel my subscription if they are just going to give games that they gave out seven years ago then. I'm not shitting on other people for being happy I'm just saying I'm not because I was subscribed 7 years ago.

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@mnbmnbmnb107: the game is a remake from ground up. Or maybe you knee that already....

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@mnbmnbmnb107: I think cancelling your sub because they're giving away a remaster of a game that they gave away 7 years ago would be a bit extreme, but that's just my opinion. ;)

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@aross2004: Thanks for avoiding the point. Have fun.

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@mnbmnbmnb107:

Wasn't trying to avoid anything. Kindly explain the point if I misunderstood.

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@mnbmnbmnb107: Not the PS4 remaster though.

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@Acillatem1993: I'm fine with my ps2 copy. It's one of my favorite games but the remaster doesn't bring enough to the table to make it worthwhile. I was miffed the first time it was free and not so happy this time, it's really all the same game.

There's also plenty of games to give that you wouldn't need to give a remaster of a game already given.

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@mnbmnbmnb107: plenty people haven't played it and now is a good time

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@mnbmnbmnb107: I don't get people who are upset when things are given away for free. You know that YOU can claim the free game too, right?

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@Barighm: I have always been in ps plus for the games not the online. Was part of it near the beginning. After nine years there might have been 3-4 times I wasn't happy. I see it as spending money twice for the same game. I was fine when it was first offered even though I owned the game but now I'm paying again to get a game that was already given.

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@mnbmnbmnb107: It’s not a remaster. It’s a full on remake and it is waayyyy better than the PS2 version or the PS3 remaster.

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Another great month for plus . Sony is killing it as usual. Shadow of the colossus is a great game. If you don't have it then you're in for a treat. I don't have sonic forces so I will take it and try it out.

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Nice.

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Shadow is a great add. I found the game to have a lot of free for all exploring and trial and error, but it is grand in scope and worth some time.

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@irishplusfour: Yes. How amazing a game. Trico is too. It’s just frustrating to be stuck Every other screen, but that’s the whole point

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Shadow of the Colossus is great, and well worth a full playthrough. I'm a bit bummed I've already played this months PS+ goodie. Not a huge sonic fan :/

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Sonic Mania would have been a better choice, but as I never played Forces, I'll take it. Though it sucks, can't complain with it being free.

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@Pierce_Sparrow: I think Sonic Mania was already a PS+ game

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@DeadlyMustard: Ah, if so, I must have forgotten. I got the game when it came out, so I likely wasn't paying much attention. But hey, at least it isn't Sonic Boom.

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@Pierce_Sparrow: Mania deserves a proper purchase. The message that fan made games can be WAY better than the current crap produced by the actual devs needs to reach the entire industry and not just Sega.

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PS Plus has been killing it lately— Bioshock Collection, Titanfall 2, Nioh, Darksiders 3, Nathan Drake Collection, The Show 19, Borderlands Handsome Collection, Last of Us Remastered, Detroit: Become Human and now Shadow of the Colossus.

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@boardsport311: the cool thing is if it is true that ps5 is backward compatible and plays ps4 games at better performance then damn you already have a pretty good launch library lol

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@alastor529: Truth!

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@alastor529: That is what we are used to on Xbox consoles. Back compatibility for all previous generations. We never run out of games to play that way on newer consoles. Good to see that the PS5 is finally offering some form of back compatibility at least with one gen.

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I almost bought Shadow of the Colossus remake. I still have it on PS3 and never finished it so this is a good chance to come back!

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I’m actually very hype for this month.

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