The free PlayStation games for May are here, available for free for PS Plus subscribers since 03.05. atechbook has checked what the new titles are good for.
Sony announced the free PlayStation games for May at the end of April after an early leak: there are again three games for PlayStation Plus subscribers. So, if you have a PS Plus subscription, you can download the titles for free since May 03.
The free PlayStation Plus games in May 2022.
PS Plus subscribers can once again enjoy three titles in this wonderful month of May, including a real surprise. But what are the games worth? atechbook has summarized reviews and player ratings.
FIFA 22 (PS4 + PS5).
The game series “FIFA” is certainly not only known to fans, since the first part, “FIFA International Soccer”, was released back in 1993. Since then, the soccer simulation game has been released every year. With “FIFA 22”, developer EA is making a more significant development than in previous years – especially on the PS5. With the so-called Hypermotion, all movements look more fluid, defense and attacking behavior is also significantly improved thanks to AI. For the PlayStation 5 (and Xbox Series X), there is a new tutorial where you can meet David Beckham in the streets of Paris, for example. Also returning is the mode where you can create your own club.
Critics praise, among other things, the variety of different modes and the graphics of the new “FIFA” part. The cost point often mentioned with the series, normally the game costs around 80 euros, is dropped with the offer within the PS Plus subscription. Many of the positive points mentioned by critics and gamers, such as the hypermotion, also explicitly apply to the PS5 edition. Those who still play on a PS4, on the other hand, will have to make some sacrifices. If the leak proves to be true, this would be a pretty good deal explicitly for PS5 owners.
Curse of the Dead Gods (PS4)
Action-Rogue-lite “Curse of the Dead Gods” is a classic representative of its kind. From a bird’s eye view, players must fight their way through comic book style dungeons. A boss awaits at the end of each level. The numerous enemies are joined by some nasty mechanics that make the game exciting.
The game from indie developer Passtech Games by no means reinvents the wheel, but it is fun, especially visually. With a Metascore of 79 and a User Score of 7.6, critics and gamers are also quite united in this case. One criticism is the rather thin story. However, if you’re looking for a varied battle system, this is the game for you.
Tribes of Mitgard (PS4 + PS5)
In 2021, Tribes of Midgard went through the roof on Steam quite surprisingly. The genre mix of role-playing, roguelike and survival game was well received by many. There is both a solo and a co-op mode for up to ten players. As Vikings, players explore the world during the day, collect resources and treasures, and protect the world tree Yggdrasil from onrushing hordes of monsters at night.
Alongside the game’s great success, there was also a fair amount of criticism. This was primarily because the trailer was a bit misleading about the genre distribution within the game. In the trailer, “Tribes of Midgard” looks like an action-survival game like “Valheim”. What you end up with is more of a tower survival game, where the goal is to upgrade and defend your base. According to reviews, the game does that very well. The game world is also well received.
PlayStation Plus Collection free for PS5 customers
Since the PlayStation 5 has been available since the end of 2020, the currently offered PS Plus games also apply to the new console. However, Sony is going one better and giving all PS5 buyers the Plus Collection with a whole 20 games, including some smash hits.
The collection is supposed to be a basis for owners of the new console, for which there are not very many new titles yet. The games are available for free download and can be played as long as PS Plus is subscribed.
Here’s the full list with all 20 games in the collection
- Days Gone
- Detroit: Become Human
- God of War
- Infamous Second Son
- Ratchet and Clank
- The Last Guardian
- The Last of Us Remastered
- Until Dawn
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
- Batman: Arkham Knight
- Battlefield 1
- Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombies Chronicles Edition
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
- Fallout 4
- Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition
- Monster Hunter: World
- Mortal Kombat X
- Persona 5
- Resident Evil 7 biohazard
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