We’ve got the lowdown on what’s coming to PlayStation Plus in March, for both North America and Europe.

North America

This month in North America, we get not only Unit 13 – a third person tactical shooter and a PlayStation Portable (PSP) Monster Hunter title called Freedom Unite coming to the instant game collection, but we also get two great indies via cross-buy. Thomas Was Alone and Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut will be available free for PlayStation 3 and obtainable on Vita via cross-buy. These games will likely be added to the Plus repertoire one a week all month, Unit 13 and Monster Hunter likely being released during the last two updates of the month and in no particular order.

Unit 13

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Jump into the action with Unit 13 for PlayStation®Vita and conquer 36 tactical missions and 9 high value target battles as you help take down global terror networks and earn your place in the military elite. With the precision of the PlayStation Vita systems’s dual analog sticks and unique touch interface, Unit 13 is the perfect on-the-go action shooter. Wi-Fi connectivity adds fast 2-player co-op action, and 3G compatibility keeps you connected for instant social updates and new daily mission challenges.

Monster Hunter: Freedom Unite [PSP]

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In the world of Monster Hunter you’re never alone.
-The biggest Monster Hunter title to date with over 500 hours of gameplay.
-Huge variety of character customizations including 1400 weapons and over 2000 armor sets.
-Players can form a team of up to 4 players through Ad-Hoc play and experience the social gaming phenomenon.
-AI Felyne companion, who will accompany players on quests and provide aid through the challenging battles. With the ‘Felyne Exchange’ feature players can share their companions with other players, transferring data using the PSP’s sleep mode.
-Fans of the series can transfer their data from Monster Hunter Freedom 2.

Thomas Was Alone (via Cross-buy)

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Thomas Was Alone is the critically acclaimed indie platformer about friendship and jumping. Guide a group of sentient rectangles through a series of environments, combining their skills to reach the end of each level. Listen to awesome music by David Housden, negotiate obstacles meticulously placed by Mike Bithell and immerse yourself in the characters’ journey with a voiceover read wistfully and amusingly by Danny Wallace.

Lone Survivor: Director’s Cut (via Cross-buy)

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In this psychological survival adventure, the masked protagonist must escape from a city ravaged by disease, by any means necessary. Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut is a new kind of adventure where the choice of how to survive is up to you. Sneak through without firing a single shot, or kill everything in your path. Eat and sleep well, or resort to drugs to keep going. Search for survivors, or try to escape the city alone. Look after your mental health, or descend into madness. Lone Survivor is a game where your choices genuinely matter.

Europe

This month, European Plus members get tower defense game Pixeljunk Monsters Ultimate HD and brain-trainer Smart As… added to their instant game collection. These games enter the instant game collection on March 5th.

Pixeljunk Monsters Ultimate HD

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Play as Tikiman in this critically acclaimed PSN tower defence classic. Defend his offspring from hordes of monsters using an array of weapon towers. Engage in online/ad-hoc co-op to make the most of all three islands; encounter monsters, towers and challenges from all previous editions of PixelJunk Monsters.

Smart As…

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Use cutting-edge touch, tilt and camera controls to prove how smart you are in the first ever socially networked brain game on PS Vita. Solve math, memory, logic and word puzzles, crack augmented reality challenges and sharpen your rapid-fire reflexes to storm up the online leaderboards and show off your scores to the world via Facebook and Twitter.

Leaving European PS+ on March 5th;

  • Guacamelee! (Cross Buy)
  • Dynasty Warriors Next
  • ModNation Racers Road Trip
  • shayne burrows

    This is actually a great way to give Monster Hunters momentum on the psvita.

  • Lester Paredes

    Dang. I already own almost all of the free games next month. Oh well. I can catch up on my extensive backlog and finally have no excuse to not play Thomas was Alone.

  • aros

    Really pleased to get two games I don’t have for a second month in a row. Hopefully one of the PSN only RPGs will be next.

  • I called it. I knew that Unit 13 would be coming to the PS+ took a year since i called it but it happened.

  • fatdog21

    Unit 13 was a very underrated game. The only thing i didnt like was it didnt have any competitive multiplayer.