Shadow Warrior 3 and More Are Joining PlayStation Now This Month

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PlayStation Now’s new crop of March titles are available now, so it’s time to get your hands messy.

Assuming that, is, you’ve got a taste for some ridiculously over-the-top samurai violence. We’ve known for a while that Shadow Warrior 3 was going to be available at launch through PlayStation Now, Sony’s Xbox Game Pass competitor.

And, if you haven’t already got your hands on it, it’s well worth diving into. We reviewed it and, while we remarked that it didn’t offer much in the way of innovation, we loved its ridiculous, gory mayhem and bizarre enemies.

If, on the other hand, tearing the lid off an animate pot and dropping a grenade into its brain isn’t your thing, there are a range of other titles, available from today. The titles in question are:

  • Crysis Remastered (a remastered version of 2007’s nanosuit assisted shoot-em-up)
  • Relicta (a gravity manipulating action-puzzler, not unlike Portal)
  • Chicken Police – Paint it Red! (a rather silly noir adventure set in a world populated by anthropomorphic animals)

All of these are PlayStation 4 games but will, thanks to backwards compatibility, run on the PlayStation 5. But are they worth playing? Well, Crysis Remastered is worth checking out for curiosity’s sake, not least since it used to require a very meaty PC to run. But don’t expect to stick with it because, as we pointed out in our review, it’s not aged well.

Though it tried our patience a little, we had more fun with Relicta, and if you’re a fan of Portal it could be right up your street. However, the cream of these non-Shadow Warrior 3 titles has to be Chicken Police, which we described as an “engaging detective story with a very distinctive flavour” (insert your own chicken soup joke here).

All these titles are available now, provided you’re a PlayStation Now subscriber. Be warned, though: Shadow Warrior 3 will only be sticking around until July 4th, when it’ll be removed from the service.