PlayStation Plus Free Games March 2023

Happy Valentine’s Day! And to celebrate the romance in the air, Sony is releasing three very romantic games for their next batch of freebies. And by very romantic, we mean not at all. But still worth checking out! And so, here is the next line-up of PlayStation Plus free games March 2023 available for download on Tuesday, March 7.

First, for both the PS4 and PS5, there’s Battlefield 2042, last year’s title in the Battlefield series. As the twelfth main installment, Battlefield 2042 differs from previous titles in that the game is solely multiplayer. Use an arsenal of futuristic weapons as you take down enemies in first-person shooting combat with three main gameplay modes.

Also, for the PS4, there’s Minecraft Dungeons. This spin-off from the Minecraft game was released in 2020. The game is a dungeon crawler with point-and-click hack and slash action which can be played solo or with a friend.

Lastly, for the PS4, there’s Code Vein, the 2019 action-RPG developed by Bandai Namco Studios. Inspired by such titles as Dark Souls and God Eater 3, the game is set in a post-apocalyptic dystopian open-world, where human corpses are brought back to life to fight emerging monsters.

All three titles in the PlayStation Plus free games March 2023 line-up have Platinum trophies to unlock.

Among them, Minecraft Dungeons is by far the easiest Platinum. Not a particularly difficult game, the Platinum will take between 15-20 hours depending on whether you play co-op or take your time in solo.

Code Vein is also not a particularly difficult Platinum. However, due to obtaining the required multiple endings, as well as a there being a trophy which requires grinding, expect around 75 hours of gameplay for this one.

Lastly, as you might expect from a multiplayer first-person shooter, the Platinum trophy for Battlefield 2042 is not an easy one to acquire, and will take well over 100 hours of gameplay. Players have also reported that some modes are void of players, which makes unlocking trophies all the more difficult.

Battlefield 1 Trophy Guide

Battlefield 1 Trophy Guide. Difficulty: ** A first-person shooter and the fifteenth installment in the Battlefield series. Overall the Platinum is average in terms of both difficulty and time required.

Game Name Difficulty Trophies Developer Country Bronze Silver Gold Online DLC
Battlefield 1 ** 32 EA DICE Sweden 16 9 6 10 19

Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1 is a first-person shooter, and despite the title, is the fifteenth installment in the Battlefield series. Set during World War I and based on historical events, players use an assortment of weapons from that era, as well as control vehicles such as tanks, armored trucks, and torpedo boats. The game also includes online multiplayer which supports up to 64 players.

Designed as six separate war stories taking place during events between 1915-1918, players control members of the Harlem Hellfighters who must defend their position against the German invasion in France, participate in the Battle of Cambrai, play as an American pilot, a member of the Italian Arditi unit in Northern Italy, as an Australian messenger during the Gallipoli Campaign, and as a Bedouin rebel working with British intelligence officer T.E. Lawrence.

Battlefield 1 received positive reviews with an average score of 89%, praised for its WWI themed setting, story, and multiplayer mechanics, though criticized by some for the shortness of the single-player campaign.

Unlocking the Platinum is a fairly average feat in terms of both challenge and time required. While the single-player trophies could technically be unlocked in one playthrough, most players will probably do this in two; one on Easy to get the bulk of the trophies, and another on Hard. Completing the game on Hard mode can be challenging at times, but is certainly doable. There are ten online trophies, though these are rather straight forward and do not require boosting.

Expect around 30-35 hours for the Platinum, depending on your first-person shooter skills.

Hard mode is available from the beginning, and if you are confident in your first-person shooter skills, then you could try completing it while also going for the other trophies. However, if you prefer to get warmed-up first, and unlock those miscellaneous trophies while not having to worry about the difficulty, then we recommend completing the single-player campaign in two playthroughs.

If you select to complete the game in two playthroughs, we recommend beginning on Easy mode. Play each of the six stories, while making sure to complete each of their set of challenges in order to unlock all the Codex Entries. Be sure to check out the Battlefield 1 trophy guide links under our Links tab to see which challenges must be met for each set of Codex Entries.

You will also need to find all 66 collectibles in the form of Field Manuals for the Enough For A Library trophy. Lastly, there are also a few kill-related and miscellaneous trophies you’ll want to collect during this first playthrough, as well. Again, check out the Battlefield 1 trophy guide links for more details.

Next, if you haven’t done so already, it’s time for your Hard mode playthrough. This will unlock The War To End All Wars trophy, and will be stacked with The Great War trophy for completing it on Normal.

Finally, there are ten online multiplayer trophies to unlock. Most of these are quite straight forward, and involve ranking up each of the four classes to Rank 2, while also reaching an overall Rank 10. You will also need to win at least one Operation for the Operations trophy, kill an enemy Scout using a bolt action rifle for the Counter-Sniper trophy, and complete 25 Squad Orders for the Play The Objective trophy. For the most part, these do not really require boosting. However, if you are looking for a boosting partner, check out the forums under our Links tab.

First, here's a Walkthrough on IGN:

And a video Walkthrough by theRadBrad:

Here's a great Trophy Guide by Kymar17, which includes the DLC by Discoking, Aruberikku, and morg106:

And MECHnation has a great Trophy Guide here:

And a useful Trophy Guide by PowerPyx, with plenty of videos:

And barticle has a detailed text-based Trophy Guide here:

And an Achievement Guide (same as the trophies on PS4) by Scotty and Thai J:

A video by NonstopTrophies demonstrating the Mightier Than The Shovel trophy:

And a video demonstrating the Triple Boluk-Bashi trophy, also by NonstopTrophies:

And a Collectibles Location Guide video by NonstopTrophies:

Finally, here's a basic Trophy List:

PlayStation Plus Free Games May 2021

Sony has just announced their next line-up of PlayStation Plus free games May 2021 which seems to be quite a mixed bag, this month. The games will be available for download on Tuesday, May 3.

First, there’s the first-person shooter Battlefield V. First released in 2018, it’s the sixteenth installment in the Battlefield series. The game is a return to the WWII era, and includes several new multiplayer modes including a battle royale mode with up to 64 players divided into squads.

Next, there’s Stranded Deep, a survival game released last year by Australian studio Beam Team Games. After surviving a plane crash in the Pacific Ocean, players can craft shelters and a raft, explore the procedurally generated islands and ocean, while fighting off hunger, thirst, and a variety of dangerous sea life.

Finally, for the PS5, there’s Wreckfest. The game was originally a PC and Xbox exclusive before making its way to the PlayStation 5. As a racing game, players can participate in banger racing and demolition derby, wiping out opponents while avoid crashing themselves, in an attempt to reach first place.

All three games in the PlayStation Plus free games May 2021 line-up have Platinum trophies to unlock.

The Platinums for both Battlefield V and Wreckfest are of average difficulty, though of course depends on your first-person shooter and racing skills. Both games have online trophies which can be made easier if boosted. Both games require roughly around 30 hours to Plat.

Stranded Deep is more time consuming than difficult, as you will need to craft every possible item, as well as do a fair bit of farming. Depending on your playstyle, the Platinum could take over 50 hours of gameplay.

Battlefield 3 Trophy Guide

Battlefield 3 Trophy Guide. Difficulty: ***  A military first-person shooter, the twelfth title in the Battlefield series, and a direct sequel to Battlefield 2. The Platinum requires some serious FPS skills and plenty of time.

Game Name Difficulty Trophies Developer Country Bronze Silver Gold Online DLC
Battlefield 3 *** 39 EA Digital Illusions Sweden 28 6 4 19 20

Battlefield 3

As the twelfth game in the Battlefield series, and a direct sequel to Battlefield 2 on the PC, Battlefield 3 is a military first-person shooter in which players take on various characters in several locations.

While investigating a hidden bunker in Iran, Staff Sergeant Henry "Black" Blackburn and his squad learn that a hostile militia - known as the PLR - have acquired two Russian nuclear devices, and plan to unleash them in New York and Paris. Blackburn must work against the clock, and the CIA, to stop the PLR from blowing up the cities.

The game features a co-op mode in addition to the standard single player campaign, as well as an online mode. Battlefield 3 was hailed by game critics, with an average score of 87% for its great graphics and fantastic multiplayer experience.

Like most first-person shooters, getting the platinum on Battlefield 3 will require some serious FPS skills and many hours of gameplay. You'll need to complete the campaign on its hardest difficulty, complete the co-op campaign on its hardest difficulty while grinding for XP, then put over fifty hours into online play.

Expect around 100 hours of gameplay for the Platinum, depending on your skills.

There's a number of chapter-related challenge trophies to acquire, so we recommend starting the game on Easy and going for those. Check out the Battlefield 3 trophy guide links under our Links tab for further details on those. Considering how many hours you'll need to put into the game later on, playing the campaign twice - once on Easy, once on Hard - will only save you from frustration. However, if you've got some serious FPS skills, then by all means play through on Hard the first time round.

Next, you can try to get the Co-op trophies out of the way. You'll need to find a partner who'll stay with you for all 6 missions, and help one another get the Co-op specific trophies. Again, like the campaign, you can first focus on those trophies by playing on Easy (takes only a couple hours) or just go straight to Hard if you don't mind frustration. After which, you'll need to grind for XP in order to unlock all the Co-op weapons for the Lock'n'Load trophy. We've posted a forum under our Links tab to look for a boosting partner.

Lastly, here comes the main course of this vast cuisine: the online play. This is where you'll be spending well over fifty hours boosting your XP till you reach Rank 45, as well as a number of other trophies along the way.

Good luck!

First, IGN has a great Wiki Guide and Walkthrough:

And a detailed, text-based Walkthrough by The White Gecko:

Sajiko has created a fantastic, detailed Trophy Guide which includes videos:

And another great Trophy Guide, this one created by Bushpig94 and other contributors:

Yet another great Trophy Guide, by Jeff McAllister:

And another detailed Trophy Guide, by OLIVERMC97:

Another Trophy Guide, this one with plenty of videos, by Josh Romero:

And a text-based Trophy Guide by Barticle:

Here's a Boosting Forum on PS3Trophies to help find a Co-op partner:

And another Boosting Forum, also on PS3Trophies, for a boosting partner:

Finally, here's a basic Trophy List:

Battlefield Bad Company Trophy Guide

Battlefield Bad Company Trophy Guide. Difficulty: ****  A first-person shooter set in the near future during a war between the U.S. and the Russian Federation. The Platinum is not only fairly challenging, but incredibly time-consuming due to some of the online trophies.

Game Name Difficulty Trophies Developer Country Bronze Silver Gold Online DLC
Battlefield: Bad Company **** 51 EA Digital Illusions Sweden 42 5 3 20 0

Battlefield: Bad Company

Battlefield: Bad Company is a first-person shooter, set in the near future during a war between the United States and the Russian Federation. The player belongs to a four-man squad from B-Company - nicknamed "Bad Company" for their reputation of being troublemakers.

After seizing the city of Zabograd, the squad finds an encampment of mercenaries, known as the Legionnaires, who are paid for their services in gold bars. After chasing a Legionnaire truck loaded with gold into a neutral country, the group decides to abandon their previous mission and go after the gold for themselves.

The game received generally high praise for its realistic destructible environments, impressive weapons and vast multiplayer platform.

The offline trophies aren't particularly difficult, though they require two playthroughs - one on Normal, the other on Hard.

But the online trophies will require many, many hours of gameplay. The Be The Best trophy, unless boosting with friends, will need some serious skills for becoming the top player in a ranked match. And Beans Bullets Bandages requires you to get 10,002 kills. This can be extremely time consuming.

NOTE: As of March 2015, the Catch The Bad Moment trophy has been patched, making it - and the Platinum - obtainable once again.

All the offline trophies can be collected in two playthroughs. Playing the game on Hard will NOT unlock the trophies for Normal.

Start on Normal to get a feel for the game, and use this opportunity to collect most of the trophies along the way. Use the walkthroughs under our Links tab to locate all the gold, for the Gold Digger trophy. Most of the other trophies you'll receive naturally during the course of the game, and remember to blow holes in walls rather than use the door for the Home Wrecker trophy. Once you have all those, then select Hard and mop up the rest of the offline trophies.

The online trophies are what's going to take up the majority of your time. A friend with the game required for the With My Devil Dogs trophy. Others, such as getting 10,002 kills for the Beans Bullets Bandages trophy, and getting 37,000 points to reach Rank 25 for the General Of The Army trophy are the most time-consuming.

Good luck!

IGN has a great Walkthrough with loads of images, useful for locating all the gold:

Mahalo has an excellent Walkthrough, which contains videos:

And another Walkthrough, detailed though without images:

And Scott Sawyer put together a text-based Walkthrough:

An excellent Trophy Guide, posted by ryan-the-retard:

Another great Trophy Guide, by fran:

Here is a simpler Trophy Guide, posted by Jeff Belote:

And another simple Trophy Guide, this one by ZipCrash:

Here's a Boosting Forum on PlaystationTrophies:

And a Boosting Forum on PS3Trophies:

Finally, here's a basic Trophy List: