PS Plus free games Ghost of Tsushima Legends, Team Sonic Racing can be downloaded today
You can play these free PlayStation Plus games on either PS5 or PS4, while Ghostrunner is PS5-only
It’s the top of March 2022, and that means new PS Plus free games are available to download today onto your PS5 and PS4, and the list includes Ghost of Tsushima Legends and Team Sonic Racing for starters. This makes Sony’s online service worth paying for beyond its online multiplayer features, especially if you find the PlayStation Plus discount code for $20 off (normally PS Plus costs $60 from Sony).
There are a total of four PlayStation Plus free games that you can add to your library through the PlayStation Store, either on a PlayStation 5 or PS4 console or through the web through Sony’s official website. As long as you’re a paid PS Plus subscriber, all four of these games are free of charge for the rest of the month.
Ghost of Tsushima: Legends (PS4 or PS5)
Sonic Team Racing
Ark: Survival Evolved
When do these free PS Plus games expire?
Access to these free PS Plus games to your library expires on March 31, however, you can continue to play them as long as you add them to your library before the end of the month. You also need to have an active PlayStation Plus membership.
You also won’t be left wanting on April 1. Sony will update with news about fresh PS Plus free games for April 2022. The announcement on the PlayStation Blog as to which three or four free games make the list happens on the last Wednesday of each month, so in this case March 30 at 11:30am EST. The Shortcut will have that news as soon as Sony confirms the PS Plus games list.
Ghost of Tsushima: Legends shouldn't be missed
Ghost of Tsushima: Legends shouldn’t be missed if you don’t have Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut. It’s now a standalone game that was part of the Ghost of Tsushima 1.1 update. It was also free, so subscribing to PS Plus doesn’t exactly save you money if you own either Ghost of Tsushima on PS4 or Ghost of Tsushima on PS5 already.
Regardless, for non-GOT owners, playing with up to three other players battling endless waves of enemies is well worth the time it takes to add this PS Plus free game to your library. Just do it before March 31, of course.
Team Sonic Racing
Team Sonic Racing is also worth playing among the four PS Plus free games available in March 2022. It received fairly positive reviews – it isn’t easy to please critics of kart racing games when the title doesn’t begin with Mario Kart. Originally launched in 2019, Team Sonic Racing can be played on either PS4 or PS5 (thanks to the console being backward compatible) almost three years after the PlayStation 4 version made its debut. And, of course, instead of costing $40 as it did at launch way back when, it’s now free to download through the PlayStation Store.
Which PS Plus free games will be next?
Sony’s picks for the PS Plus free games for April 2022 remain a mystery as of today, but at times we have seen the list leak out ahead of time. It’s usually between three and four games and a mix of PS5 and PS4 games.
It makes sense to limit the number of PS5 games as part of the PS Plus free games lineup. That’s why Ghostrunner this month is the only PS5 free game as part of the collection. There have been very few PS5 restock dates in February and March 2022, and we’re still waiting on a Target PS5 restock, meaning fewer people have access to the console. There are shortages everywhere, as noted in my Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra review and the Xbox Series X restock page.
Sony is leaning heavily on its archive of PS4 games for the PS Plus free games instead. That could change later in 2022 when more PS5 Disc and PS5 Digital Edition consoles get into gamers’ hands. At that time, we may also see a PSVR 2 pre-order date, at which time Sony will likely start tapping into its collection of PSVR games that most people didn’t play.
We could end up with a host of PS Plus free games in virtual reality from the PS4 era alongside the launch of PSVR 2, which will be brand new hardware for PS5 gamers with a back catalog of games to play with. That’s a winning strategy for moving more PlayStation Plus memberships (or by that time “Project Spartacus”).