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PS Plus: Free Games for May 2015

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PS Plus: Free Games for May 2015

Another collection of excellent games joins PlayStation Plus this May, and you’ve come to the right place for details!

Let’s begin with a fan-favorite game with a crazy colorful art style: Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition on PS4. Is that title a mouthful? Sure! A mouthful of delicious hand-to-hand combat! Bask in Guacamelee’s mix of platforming, puzzle solving, and exquisite video game humor.

Also up for grabs on PS4: Ether One. This new, first-person puzzle game tasks you with restoring the broken minds of the mentally ill through surreal puzzles. Can you unravel their tangled lives and also find answers to your own desperate questions?

Other games this month include the critically acclaimed indie project The Unfinished Swan, solar speed-demon Race the Sun, and the calmly explorative Hohokum, all of which are available on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita. As well as the oddly charming Murasaki Baby, available on PS Vita.

These games will be free for Plus members starting on May 5th. Would you like to know more? Hit the video below, and hear me rant about video games for a few minutes!


PS Plus: Free Games for May 2015

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May’s PlayStation Plus Preview
Guacamelee
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (PS4)

Free for PS Plus members
This 2D brawler/platformer hybrid is inspired by Mexican folklore and has a vivid art style to match. Explore a huge world, learn the robust fighting system, and enjoy some drop-in, drop-out co-op.

Ether One
Ether One (PS4)

Free for PS Plus members
This haunting, first-person puzzler tasks you with restoring the minds of the mentally ill by solving complex puzzles and sewing together the frayed strands of the patient’s lives. Be warned: not everything is as it seems.

The Unfinished Swan
The Unfinished Swan (PS4 | PS3 | PS Vita)

Free for PS Plus members
Developer Giant Sparrow made big waves with this project thanks to its astounding art style and thought-provoking gameplay. Will you help find a fitting end to this fairy tale? Experience a breath-taking story filled with delightful twists.

Race the Sun
Race the Sun (PS4 | PS3 | PS Vita)

Free for PS Plus members
This minimalist racing game forces you to compete against the setting sun in what is both a deeply calming and nail-biting session. That may sound like a contradiction, but it’s true!

Hohokum
Hohokum (PS4 | PS3 | PS Vita)

Free for PS Plus members
A supremely relaxing game that’s bursting at the seams with personality. Explore a crazy, colorful world, meet new friends, and just let go as you listen to the incredible soundtrack by a collection of talented artists.

Murasaki Baby
Murasaki Baby (PS Vita)

Free for PS Plus members
A strange puzzle game with an eerie atmosphere. Players guide Baby through a nightmarish landscape in search of home. It’s cute, and also a little weird.

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587 Comments

  • Horrible game list I want next gen games not old graphic looking games like where is our drive club u promised

  • RayDonovan_-

    + PrimeroIncognito
    Then explain please to why they even put Injustice or First Light in the Lineup.
    Was it to sell more ps plus subscriptions? I think they cheated the most loyal costumers with it.
    i pay more then you pay i think, you are from na and we are from europe we pay a lot more for ps plus and its not worthy anymore.
    thats why i write down what i am thinking.
    its just a normal discussion here.
    well to be honest they should reallybe fair and should find a good balance between indie and aaa games
    Every three months a bigger game like rayman legends, tomb raider , sherlock, wolfenstein
    and for the rest they could bring indie games. thats all i wanted fairplay and fun for everyone.
    they exaggerate it with indiegames, not every indiegame is bad, but look at the lineup, look at the critics.
    games like valiant hearts, binding of isaac were good and we want them to continue, but please give us aaa games aswell.
    there are more old aaa games out then you think, and it became frustrating with only indiegames.

  • RayDonovan_-

    EU and NA are the reason why Sony and the PS4 is on the top, ps plus subscriptions quadruple since PS4 launch,
    show the loyal ps4 costumers some love, they deserve it.
    whats the problem with giving knack out or an older aaa game for ps4? they gave ps plus japan trials fusion, child of light, killzone,knack,and even the xbox one gave rayman legends out.

    when does EU or NA get some love aswell? as i said they just should find a nice balance between aaa games and indiegames.
    nobody wants every month only aaa or the newest,
    we just want every 3 months something better than this. thats just my opinion.

  • Ok, so, I just discovered that, even though Unf. Swan, Hohokum and Race the Sun do not appear in the mainplus section in ps4, I can search for tham manually and download it for free. Why hiding those games? And how long does that have been going on? Because I’ve always complained about plus releasing some multiplatform games for just one platform, like Sherlock Holmes and Thief. Did I miss those for free for ps4?

  • RampageDeluxe

    @554 The only games that work that way are cross buy titles. Thief is not a cross buy title. If they are cross buy, you’ll be able to access them on any of the systems they are available for.

  • Generalplot

    + PrimeroIncognito on May 7th, 2015 at 4:52 am said:

    A guy like you should see Plus as a supplement to the main course you provide for yourself. But, if you find that you no longer like the “included” games, and you don’t use any other Plus feature, why subscribe at all?

    As I’ve said twice already, I bought three years worth upfront, and I don’t know anybody that can see that far in advance. So, I’m stuck with it until it runs out.

    + PrimeroIncognito on May 7th, 2015 at 4:52 am said:

    No corporate shill here. Just a guy who’s tired of man-babies embarrassing his species.

    Ah, yes, personal insults. A true sign that you have nothing to back up your argument with besides your own opinion, so you take it down a level to get your view across. Nevermind debating commerce or how a consumer has a right to complain when they aren’t happy with a service.

  • dopecanuckfan

    Once again no big name titles.

    Its been horrible since they changed up the “free” game system. Used to have a game that would be available for months like uncharted 3 was.

    Meanwhile xbox gets mafia 2. You tellin me theres no big games that came out years ago that are worth nexr to notbing they can put up there going back to 2006? Gimme a break. Another horrible ps plus month

  • CheesyBytes

    I was roped into buying a PS Plus Membership for a year given that I get free games that are worth the money. Unfortunately, all the games are a total waste of time. Not investing in this membership ever again unfortunately.

  • deathberry0

    disappointed? build a pc and don’t pay for online. I’m not going to waste my time complaining about the rented indie trash and just let my sub run out already beat bloodborne so its useless now. and I already have a pc with a much better library than ps4 is ever going to have with out having to rebuy my games in “hd remakes.”
    http://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/wiki/builds
    join the master race, and tell sony to go screw off for the paid online.

    “No corporate shill here. Just a guy who’s tired of man-babies embarrassing his species.”

    WAH UR ENTITLED U SHOULDN’T COMPLAIN IF YOU GET LOW QUALITY CONTENT FOR MONEY YOU SPENT. OI VEY ITS JUST A SMALL 240 SHEKEL YEARLY FEE GOYIM PLS. and you get all these great multicutural games!

    “A guy like you should see Plus as a supplement to the main course you provide for yourself. But, if you find that you no longer like the “included” games, and you don’t use any other Plus feature, why subscribe at all?”
    because you can not play online games with out it. this makes for most players ps + mandatory.

  • deathberry0

    disappointed? build a pc and don’t pay for online. I’m not going to waste my time complaining about the rented indie trash and just let my sub run out already beat bloodborne so its useless now. and I already have a pc with a much better library than ps4 is ever going to have with out having to rebuy my games in “hd remakes.”
    pc master race builds
    join the master race, and tell sony to go screw off for the paid online.
    “No corporate shill here. Just a guy who’s tired of man-babies embarrassing his species.”
    WAH UR ENTITLED U SHOULDN’T COMPLAIN IF YOU GET LOW QUALITY CONTENT FOR MONEY YOU SPENT. OI VEY ITS JUST A SMALL 240 SHEKEL YEARLY FEE GOYIM PLS. and you get all these great multicutural games!
    “A guy like you should see Plus as a supplement to the main course you provide for yourself. But, if you find that you no longer like the “included” games, and you don’t use any other Plus feature, why subscribe at all?”
    because you can not play online games with out it. this makes for most players ps + mandatory.

  • deathberry0

    LOOL SONY FILTERS LINKS TO PC MASTER RACE.

  • did the people who put together the mayweather/pacquiao fight put together this lineup? some indie gam…..zzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzz.

  • RayDonovan_-

    As i said they just should find a nice balance between aaa games and indiegames.
    nobody wants every month only aaa or the newest games.
    we just want every 3 months something better than this. thats just my opinion.

    BRING ON KNACK Sony

  • I like the selection of games this month for the most part. Unfinished Swan was a big hit in our household this weekend, particularly with my little girl, who was sick all weekend and who enjoyed sitting and watching me play Unfinished Swan.

    However, it’s Ether One I want to focus my comments on. I’m really loving the story and game mechanics, however so much of this game is so badly broken, it honestly should have had its PS+ release held off for a month while the developers made it playable. As soon as you load the game, there are subtitle synchronization problems (as subtitles are on by default, this is pretty hard to miss). There is an early way to cause a paradox in the game that makes progress impossible. There is an in-game keypad for entering text at important junctures of the game which doesn’t give any indication of what key is under the cursor. It crashes. There is apparently a point towards the end of the game that no PS4 player has been able to pass due to crashes. There is a pretty major thread on the PlayStation Forums (http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-4-Support/ETHER-One-Bug-Reporting-Thread/td-p/45146829) detailing the myriad problems.

    (cont…)

  • (continued from #564)

    In short, this game should never have passed QA the way it is. It has serious problems, and I don’t think that Sony should be putting titles on PS+ with such serious issues.

    All that said, I do have to give serious props to Pete Bottomley over at White Paper Games, who has been all over the Internet these past few days (via Twitter, Reddit, and PS Forums, and probably other places I’m not aware of) offering apologies and keeping everyone who has run into such problems up-to-date on the progress of fixes. He’s been a class-act all around. I understand that a patch has been built, and is in the pipeline for release. White Paper seems to have been very responsive to all the problems players are encountering…but these things should have been done behind the scenes. We, the players, could have waited another month while these issues were smoothed out instead of downloading such a problem-riddled game.

    (cont…)

  • (continued from #565)

    Believe me, I say this not only as a professional, but as someone who has seriously warmed to this game — I really look forward to finishing it once it’s patched up. This could stand up as one of my all-time favourite PlayStation “short” games, in league with games like ICO and Shadow of the Colossus. However, at the same time I didn’t pay for PS+ to be a glorified beta-tester; someone in the PS+ release team should have noticed these severe issues, and held off on the games PS+ release while the developer fixed them.

    [Fin].

  • lessiehanamoray

    Have no finished Murasaki Baby and The Unfinished Swan. Was pleased for the chance to play them, and even happier when I did. Great games and I’m glad more people will get to try them.

  • ninjaarcherdude

    The lineup isn’t bad, not great. Now that thief is older or even ac4 for would be nice to start branching off from all of the indie 2,3D platforms the ps4 has been having recently

  • ninjaarcherdude

    Would also like to mention that I scrolled up, what, twice?, from my first comment and found every yelling and complains about “plus plus sucks” and “PCI master race” and ahh. Sony has given us something few companies do: a place for tons of people to voice their opinions, opinions that matter. There’s a survey at the top and all of these negative feedback comments don’t help. What helps? Constructive criticism. It takes something special to go from “you suck” to ” you could improve with…”. Like this for example:
    ” this months free games line ups are disappointing. Next time I would love to see a title such as AC4, BF4, or Thief, mixed in with another Indie Title”.
    Keep in mind guys, Sony has to cater to more than just “Hardcore Gamers”. They have little kids, parents, media etc. to impress. With their cross buy system they have an awesome feature that gives us tons of free games. Moral: be constructive, this months lineups of games might’ve been underwhelming, but who knows? Our feedback could give us a better one.

  • ninjaarcherdude

    Also worth noting that ps plus did state at least one triple a, which means that they should be offering something to anyone who but several years in advanced due to that announcement. And every one who says that ps plus games are extra, ” and are an added once” and that ” st trying to get your triple games through ps plus” stop. STOP IT NOW. You know just as well as wee do that Sony done screwed up, mistakes are okay, but we as consumers have a right, to get our money’s worth, per month.

  • how to get to the survey part?

  • This is the crappiest selection of games ever imaginable, Sony charge millions of users up to £40 to play online(for the year), so they are easily making millions of pounds just online on the subscription to play online, disappointed. Hardly any games to buy for the PS4. Not forgetting to mention that Sony have committing fraud by taking money out my bank account, so I’ve deleted my card details off the system, reply back to comment if anyone else has been charged £1.69 or something along them lines without any acknowledgment !!!

  • When do u were charged? I have to check if I was too.

  • deathberry0

    ninjaarcherdude is confirmed sony peasant shill” JUST PAY THE 240 SHEKEL YEARLY FEE FOR NOTHING OF VALUE. UR PC MUSTARD RACE.”

  • deathberry0

    They don’t even have enough good games to give out even if every single company publishing on their console worked with them. there is literally no way to impress me because their console beyond bloodborne is garbage. but I still go back to the thing if your disapointed, you’ll continue to be build a pc and let your sub run out, don’t expect anything out of these rentals they have been and will continue to be garbage shovel ware.

  • “Would also like to mention that I scrolled up, what, twice?, from my first comment and found every yelling and complains about “plus plus sucks” and “PCI master race” and ahh.”
    paying for online sucks, paying for online in 2015 is even worse, “ps plus” gives nothing that the competition doesn’t do for free on pc and that sony could do for free as well.

    “Sony has given us something few companies do: a place for tons of people to voice their opinions, opinions that matter.”

    so pretty much any site with a forum this isn’t a big deal.

    “There’s a survey at the top and all of these negative feedback comments don’t help”

    there’s no way to help this system the only way for it to be helped is for them to turn off the paid online. I don’t want their garbage video game rentals If I want a game I’ll buy it instead of renting it from sony for 5 dollars a month.

  • “Keep in mind guys, Sony has to cater to more than just “Hardcore Gamers”.”

    then they shouldn’t charge these “hardcore gamers” 5 dollars a month to use features that should be free. no one wants their shovelware either not even kids would be happy with this garbage.

    ” With their cross buy system they have an awesome feature that gives us tons of free games. ”
    They aren’t free they are rented for 5 dollars a month.

    they could give us a thousand games if they were all garbage indie games they’d still be unplayable and worthless because they are rented not given or trade-able their value or quantity is irrelevant only if I will want to play them or not.

    “Moral: be constructive, this months lineups of games might’ve been underwhelming, but who knows? Our feedback could give us a better one.” they have no games of value to give out on ps4. even if the bigger companies worked with them. they would run out of decent video games. the moral should be “screw off with the paid online, and non one wants your rented shovelware sony.”

  • “online”
    paid online in 2015 is not acceptable on any platform. take it and shove it sony.

    “Free Games .”
    these are not free. these are rented, if they were free they would be given out for free with no need to have a ps+ subscription to keep them a game key to a game they way the pc competition would do with free games, no one wants your shovel ware either.

    “Discounts”
    so basically what the competition does for free, this is not a feature this is “pay us money to access discounts and sales you should be able to access with out paying us 60 dollars a year.”

    “Exclusive Access”
    so demos and betas pretty much what the competition offers for free again. and what should be free. demos should not cost 5 dollars a month, and I shouldn’t have to pay anyone to beta test their game they should QA testing is not something I should have to pay for to do for you or your devs sony.

    “1 GB of Cloud Storage”
    once again what the competition does for free but not really useful because the psn cloud isn’t very useful to me.

    inbefore “BUT ITS JUST 20 SHEKELS A MONTH FEE TO JOIN THE EXLCUSIVE PS-PLUS CLUB GOI-KUN U CAN PAY THAT EASILY. AND YOU GET ALL THESE GOOD MULTICULTURAL TITTLES FOR FREE.”

  • HentayHinata

    why couldnt eu/us get Trials Fusion? Its 9,99 in the store, can someone explain it to me please. eu/us are thirsty for AAA games and japan ps plus gets it.

    We want Killzone, Knack, Trials Fusion, Killzone, Black Flag, Wolfenstein, Alien Isolation, Rayman, Sherlock Holmes for PS4

    WE WANT A FAIR BALANCE BETWEEN AAA AND INDIEGAMES
    nobody wants every month only aaa, but its about time to get atleast 1-2 AAA GAMES.

    BRING ON THE GOOD GAMES FOR PS4

  • deathberry0

    “WE WANT A FAIR BALANCE BETWEEN AAA AND INDIEGAMES”
    they aren’t going to be able to. even if all the tripple a companies worked with them. they shouldn’t have forced anyone to get ps+ then compensate them with garbage rented indie games. nobody wants your shovel ware sony fvck off. their library is too small and the companies wouldn’t work with them anyways. so all they have is shovelware that no one wants and its the only thing of value you get out of ps+ if you have one or two games on ps4 (bloodborne) “OI VEY GOYIM JUST PAY THE 20 SHEKEL FEE AND GET UR FREE GAMES AND ONLINE PLAY FROM SONY.”

    “nobody wants every month only aaa, but its about time to get atleast 1-2 AAA GAMES.””
    I highly doubt that. nobody wants a every month of indie games no one would ask for indie games they can get on pc for next to nothing.

    I’d just build a pc, and let your ps+ sub run out, there is no reason to stay a peasant you are just going to be continually disappointed.

  • I remember when PlayStation didn’t give us any crapthis is b******* I haven’t gotten a game in the past 6 months

  • I understand that we need PlayStation Plus 2 player multiplayer games like battlefield or call of duty so everybody has PlayStation Plus now but once every two months they could throw us a bone with a good game unlike these indie games that I wouldn’t buy there’s no point of having PlayStation Plus now unless is older you’re going to do is play multi player like I do I get my money’s worth but I feel sorry for the people that don’t play multiplayer games and PlayStation Plus was their way to get a free game once a month now Sony is just ripping off these people

  • Just drop the sub man and build a pc, lel they even censored my comment you salty sony?

  • RayDonovan_-

    Well and guys, can we expect AAA Games in June?
    June was always special for Sony and PS Plus.
    I hope they will do it.

    As i said they just should find a nice balance between aaa games and indiegames.
    nobody wants every month only aaa or the newest games.
    we just want every 3 months something better than this. thats just my opinion.

    Bring on something like Knack, Trials, Rayman, Black Flag or Wolfenstein. Finger crossed :D

  • >.> Lineup is sad yet again. And to those who say these are “free” games must have their parents pay for their sub seeing as PS+ cost money and most people only pay the fee for their “Free” lineup each month. Bye PS+, Hello truly “Free” PC games that are just as good.

  • xPaleRiderx

    Junk

  • OutbackerDave

    I tried so hard but none of these games kept my interest. Guca got boring quickly and no real clear directions on what to do. The others were meh but that’s it.

    I would really like a few games with meat on it, no condiments as these games seem to be.

    So here’s to June giving us something good besides indies, which frankly, I am tried of month after month. I did not sign up for PS+ for indies.

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