11 new games you must play in March

March heralds the start of spring – the time of year when we put away our woolly jumpers and witness the natural world jump back into colour and life. More importantly, however, March also brings loads of great games.

This belter of a month has a little something for everyone. So whether it’s a returning automotive classic, a radical new look for a gaming icon, or a pirate sim that hits the spot, here are the games you’ll want to track down this March!

Bravo Team

On: PS VR

This PS VR first-person shooter allows you and a buddy to team up as the titular Bravo Team. You’re trying to escape a country where a hostile power has you outnumbered but, with clever teamwork and some nimble reflexes, you might just be able to shoot your way to safety. Plus, this uses the PS VR aim controller, for extra accuracy when you’re picking your shots.

Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition

On: PS4, Xbox One

This huge update for Final Fantasy XV is a banquet of additional content. There’s a new map for the Insomnia City Ruins dungeon, a new first-person mode that will give you a personal perspective on the adventure, and the ability to now drive the Royal Vessel through the sea between Cape Caem and Altissia. Those are just a few of the additions on offer in this definitive edition of the brilliant JRPG.

Scribblenauts Showdown

On: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

This multiplayer mashup features more than 25 mini games for your gang to compete in. But the real beauty of Scribblenauts Showdown is that you can conjure nearly anything up just by writing it down into the game. Want an elephant to help you? Type it in. Fancy riding a dolphin? Jot it down. How far will your vocabulary take you?

Devil May Cry HD collection

On: PS4, Xbox One, PC

One of the finest demon slayers in gaming history returns, with his first three adventures getting the remaster treatment. This bursting package includes the original Devil May Cry, along with sequel Devil May Cry 2, and threequel Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening Special Edition. Phew, that’s a whole lot of sword ‘n’ gun swapping action! The classic series laid the ground for the likes of Bayonetta and Vanquish, so this new pack allows you to get a taste of gaming history.

Kirby Star Allies

On: Nintendo Switch

Transform your bitter enemies into your bestest buddies in this heart warmingly lovely platformer. Kirby’s debut on Switch sees him gain the ability to hit his foes with a Friend Heart, which will then convert them to his side. On top of that, this supports four player co-op, so you can share the love with your real friends as well.

Burnout Paradise Remastered

On: PS4, Xbox One

This veicular masterpiece offers up the pristine open world of Paradise City for you to ram, slide, and thrash your fleet of cars through. This remaster adds some handsome touches, such as 4K support for PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, as well 8 DLC packs to ensure your latest trip to Burnout’s blistering open world is the best yet.

Sea of Thieves

On: Xbox One, PC

Watch out, landlubbers! There’s a new online multiplayer sensation docking into port, which lets you live out every pirate dream you’ve ever had. Take to the seas with your crew of friends, fight off others for buried treasure, and steel yourself against the might of the Kraken. Just remember, playing with a parrot on your shoulder is optional!

A Way Out

On: PS4, Xbox One, PC

A cinematic journey that follows two convicts escaping prison, A Way Out is a unique co-op adventure that’s set to be a huge shake up for videogame storytelling. That’s thanks to the splitscreen action that has two players control Leo and Vincent at the same time. Your actions will have consequences, which makes this great for gamers who love a cinematic story on the sofa.

Detective Pikachu

On: 3DS, 2DS

It’s Pikachu alright, but not as you’ve ever seen him before! This thriller sees the wisecracking, coffee-guzzling Detective Pikachu team up with a young boy called Tim as they search for Tim’s missing father. Solve puzzles and hunt for clues in a Pokémon game like no other. Don’t forget, there’s also a Detective Pikachu amiibo coming soon too!

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

On: PS4, PC

This sequel to the adored Ni no Kuni casts players as the young prince Evan, an inexperienced monarch who must learn how to lead his country. On the way, you’ll make friends, fight incredible monsters, and gawp at the gorgeous visuals. JRPG fans – you’re in for a treat.

Far Cry 5

On: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Hope County, Montana is the latest setting for Far Cry’s blend of open-world exploration and flawless first-person shooting. In this instalment, you step into the scuffed boots of a deputy sheriff trying to take down a fanatical cult. The classic Far Cry formula is given a new dimension thanks to your ability to recruit people (and the occasional dog!) across Hope County to your cause. This explosive entry looks set to be another classic open-world shooter.