Predicting the PlayStation Plus ‘free’ games for March 2016

Predicting the PlayStation Plus 'free' games for November 2015

Well after regularly predicting Helldivers would make an appearance as a free game for PlayStation Plus members as part of the Instant Game Collection it eventually did – although not in the month I anticipated. Meanwhile the other five games (Nom Nom Galaxy, GRID Autosport, Persona 4, Lemmings Touch, Nova-111) that were included in February 2016’s lineup weren’t even on my radar. However with the return of ‘Vote to Play’ I’ll hopefully get at least one correct prediction in March 2016.

Vote to Play is an irregular feature allowing PS4 owners to influence which game Sony will include in that month’s Instant Game Collection and this month the choice is between Broforce, Action Henk and Assault Android Cactus. Rumours abound that Broforce is currently topping the polls so seems a reasonable bet for my first choice.

The date for the new roster of titles to be added on PlayStation Plus is March 1st so my next step is to check out what other games are due to launch that day. The Vita and PS3 are looking pretty desolate in that regard, although the PS4 has Screencheat on the horizon which looks a promising option. Additionally Organic Panic (PS4) and Day of the Tentacle (PS4, Vita) have yet to confirm their release dates so could be wildcard selections – and I would be DELIGHTED if Day of the Tentacle popped up (it might even convince me to buy a Vita!)

Meanwhile looking at recent sales usually allows me to discard many PlayStation Plus possibilities although for this month it only covers a few conceivable games such as Just Cause 3, Army of Two, Deathspank, Mirror’s Edge, Mass Effect, Skullgirls and Starwhal.

After that there’s just the formality of consulting my list of PS3 and Vita games that are long-overdue a debut as PlayStation Plus titles and this month I’ll be choosing from Dustforce (PS3,Vita), Terrria (PS3), Joe Danger 2 (PS3, Vita), Epic Mickey 2 (PS3), South Park: The Stick of Truth (PS3), Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3), Alien: Isolation (PS3), Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3), Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (PS3), LEGO Indiana Jones (Vita), SteinsGate (Vita), Injustice: Gods Among Us (PS3).

PS4 predictions:

Broforce

Screencheat

Organic Panic

PS3 predictions:

Joe Danger 2

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Vita predictions:

Terrria

In the next few days we’ll see if I’ve managed to get any right myself.  In the meantime please leave your predictions in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

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