Get Ready For A Month of Free Games

By Dean Moses

If you are a subscriber to Sony’s PlayStation Plus or Microsoft’s Xbox Live Gold services then you are in for a treat this month. Both companies have a great lineup of free games available to download for your gaming pleasure, but seeing there are only 24 hours in a day, you most probably won’t have time to play them all. So, let’s take a look at the two best games for each brand.

Free For PlayStation Plus Subscribers

sherlock coverGame: Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments

Console: PlayStation 3

Rated: M for Mature

Playing as Sherlock Holmes, you must investigate crime scenes, interrogate suspects, don disguises and find clues to solve the many mysteries you will face throughout the game. However, Holmes won’t be using his powers of deduction alone, the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created character will also be accompanied by Dr. Watson on his travels throughout Victorian London. Can you solve all the head scratching cases? Download Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments now and find out.

New n Tasty

Game: Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty

Console: PlayStation 3

Rated: T for Teen

Within the strange and unusual land of Oddworld lie many more strange and unusual creatures. One such creature is the Mudokon, which are humanoid beings that work for a meatpacking facility, RuptureFarms, until one fateful night. Abe, one of the many Mudokons and employee of the month, was waxing the floors like usual when he overhead his boss talking about a new food product, a food product to be made of Mudokons. This is where you come in. You must help Abe and his friends escape RuptureFarms by solving puzzles and avoiding traps before they are turned into something New ‘n’ Tasty.

Free For Xbox Live Gold Members

BioshockGame: Bioshock Infinite

Console: Xbox 360

Rated: M for Mature

Neck deep in debit, Booker Dewitt is sent to recuse a young girl with the promise of his troubles being wiped away if he succeeds. He soon finds more than he bargained for when he gets transported to a mysterious flying country, held up by a new energy source. Incorporating alternative histories, multiple dimensions and incredible storytelling, this just could be the smartest and most enjoyable first-person shooter you have ever played.


Game: Rayman Legends

Console: Xbox One

Rated: E for Everyone

Rayman Legends is a fast paced side-scrolling video game that is suitable for members of the whole family. Supporting up to four players and boasting five worlds to explore, you will run, jump, glide and shoot your way to gigantic boss fights and through amazingly diverse level designs. In addition to the colorful stages, some vibrant and well-coordinated music play in time with your jumps and movement, keeping both your fingers moving and your head nodding.

Whether your brand of choice is Sony or Microsoft, the month of march will be filled with hours upon hours of free gaming fun.