PlayStation Plus Vs. Games With Gold For March, 2015

Sony released their lineup for the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection for March today in time for the Tuesday store update. Now that both console makers have their respective offerings out for comparison, we look through the PlayStation Plus Vs. Games With Gold offerings for March, 2015.

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PlayStation Plus subscribers are receiving a total of 6 offerings this month, according to the PlayStation Blog. The March, 2015, collection takes us from skateboarding to solving crimes with Sherlock Holmes.

PlayStation 4 owners are receiving a remastered classic from the original PS One, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee – New ‘n’ Tasty, as well as Ubisoft’s World War I title Valiant Hearts: The Great War.

PlayStation 3 owners will receive the touching, but disturbing, work, Papo & Yo. The indie game tells the story of a boy who struggles with his father’s physical abuse, stemming from his alcoholism. The boy finds refuge in a dream-like favela where he meets a docile creature, Monster. The game is almost an autobiographical work from the director who struggled with an abusive father growing up, giving the title a unique way of letting a player have a glimpse into that kind of world for a child.

The last PlayStation 3 entry is Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments.

PS Vita owners will be receiving OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood and CounterSpy. Both titles will include Cross Buy support for PlayStation 4, while CounterSpy will also receive PlayStation 3 Cross Buy.

Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee – New ‘n’ Tasty (PlayStation 4)
Original Release Date | July 22, 2014
PlayStation Plus Release Date | March 3, 2015
Original Price $29.99

Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PlayStation 4)
Original Release Date | June 24, 2013
PlayStation Plus Release Date | March 3, 2015
Original Price $14.99

Papo & Yo (PlayStation 3)
Original Release Date | August 7, 2012
PlayStation Plus Release Date | March 3, 2015
Original Price $9.99

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments (PlayStation 3)
Original Release Date | September 30, 2014
PlayStation Plus Release Date | March 3, 2015
Original Price $49.99

OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood (PS Vita)
Cross Buy for PlayStation 4
Original Release Date | March 3, 2015
PlayStation Plus Release Date | March 3, 2015
Original Price $14.99

CounterSpy (PS Vita)
Cross Buy for PlayStation 3 & PlayStation 4
Original Release Date | August 19, 2015
PlayStation Plus Release Date | March 3, 2015
Original Price $14.99

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Microsoft Games With Gold for Xbox One and Xbox 360

The Inquisitr covered the original announcement of the Games With Gold offerings several days ago, but for purposes of comparison we will list them here again. The original list can be found on the Xbox Official site.

Bioshock Infinite and Tomb Raider are the games up for grabs this month for Xbox 360 owners. Tomb Raider will lead the month, with Bioshock: Infinite bringing up the last half of March. Both are excellent games and gamers should move to pick them up. Interestingly enough, both games have been featured on PlayStation Plus in previous months. The key difference between the two offerings is that Xbox Games With Gold includes the permanent ownership of the titles, whereas Playstation Plus games are only good for however long the subscription lasts.

Rayman Legends (Xbox One)
Original Release Date | February 18, 2014
Games With Gold Release Date | March 1 – 31, 2015
Original Price $39.99

Tomb Raider (Xbox 360)
Original Release Date | March 5, 2013
Games With Gold Release Date | March 1 – 15, 2015
Original Price $19.99

Bioshock Infinite (Xbox 360)
Original Release Date | March 26, 2013
Games With Gold Release Date | March 16 – 31, 2015
Original Price $29.99

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