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PlayStation Plus: Free Games for May

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PlayStation Plus: Free Games for May

Beyond: Two Souls and Rayman Legends lead the lineup of PS Plus free games for May 2018.

May is right around the corner, so let’s take a look at the games coming out during this lovely spring month!

First up, we have Beyond: Two Souls. Dive into the remarkable life of Jodie Holmes, born with a connection to a mysterious entity with incredible powers. This singularly unique psychological action thriller developed by the same folks who are making Detroit: Become Human (releasing May 25), Beyond: Two Souls is sure to entertain and keep you on the edge of your seat.

Next, the classic Rayman Legends. Featuring four-player co-op and online challenge mode, jump in and save the Glad of Dreams. A platforming action game made for all ages, this is a great addition to any library.

This month’s PlayStation Plus lineup also includes:

  • Risen 3: Titan Lords, PS3
  • Eat Them!, PS3
  • King Oddball, PS Vita (Cross Buy with PS3 and PS4)
  • Furmins, PS Vita
  • Also, just a reminder that we have an exclusive offer for all new and existing PS Plus members. Sign up for Spotify Premium through your PS4, and you’ll save 10% on the monthly subscription fee.

    And there you have it. See you next time PlayStation Nation!

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    128 Comments

    • Dissapointing lineup xbox have better AAA games thi month ….. this is a joke

      • boychik0830

        true but are they actually good games? one of them was metal gear solid which was already given out on plus in October and vanquish and the baseball game don’t look that good to me.

      • Metal Gear Phantom pain was a ps plus game on september 2017..so what are you talking about? we’ve been given great games on ps plus this past few months!

      • Dark_Sentence

        Yes XBox lineup have nothing new, MGS was last month PS Plus game and the baseball one is at best a meh game! What do you want a God of War 4 free game? PS Plus is giving you AAA games for free so be happy!

      • boychik0830

        no it was october as september was infamous and no i am not ungrateful I just expect better quality games for the price of what plus costs. they usually give out games that people already have or games that are not very expensive. they could give out better games if they wanted to.

      • Didn’t PS Plus give MGS5 back in October last year already? XBox playing catch up as usual.

      • Raptor-Skittles

        Don’t care, will be playing GOD OF WAR anyways :)

      • so go to xbox and ill enjoy god of war and spiderman when it drops :) Rayman is a great game and Beyond Two Souls is to drum up hype/sales for Detroit.

      • Techno_Viking-

        This is a fantastic month for me. Beyond: Two Souls is neat and Rayman: Legends is generally regarded as one of the best 2D platformers of the last few decades. How could Games with Gold be better this month when the two big games there, Metal Gear Solid V and Vanquish, have both already been PlayStation Plus games? Get outta here, man, hahaha.

      • SoMuchGamer

        Shhhhh, you dont know what youre talking about silly boy.

      • You guys in the replies shouldn’t judge Super Mega Baseball 2 so fast. I would call the first one the best sports game of the past 10 years. Sure I don’t think the sequel looks as good, but even if it’s a huge step back it’ll still be better than Beyond: Two Souls.

      • hell_razor721

        How can you complain about getting 100’s of $ worth of games every year? Ps and xbox doesn’t have to give us anything.

      • you expect better games for the price you pay each month? It’s 9.99 at it’s most expensive and 5.00 a month if you pay for a full year that is nowhere near expensive or deserving of anything. so many entitled babies, boohoo they didn’t give me the games I wanted for free.

      • What’s Disappointing is that there are people who actually still care about these free games.

        I own everything Xbox is giving away for may. I don’t care about those games anymore than PS+’s free games for May. I played Beyond Two Souls and I don’t think I can force myself through that game one more time on PS4. I own Rayman Legends on pretty much every platform at this point including PS4. Pretty sure MGS5 was already given away on PS+, not that it matters since I own the game already. I have Vanquish for PS3 and PC, I don’t think XBOX X Enhanced is really going to make me want to play it again on Xbox.

        I’m sorry your just comparing one dumpster to another dumpster. Personally I’d love to see PS+ go away or at least make the free games go away and just offer deeper discounts on the store. Those are worth more to me and are in far greater volume that what Xbox Live is offering. I’d like to see online go back to a free model. Sony needs to lead the pack again. This shouldn’t be status quo.

        Note that there is nothing wrong with these games now. It’s just that if you evaluate how much they cost at this point, they don’t really justify the PS+ subscription.

      • Whoa! Rayman Legends!? I loved that game. Now everyone will too!
        Also I never played Beyond 2 Souls so that’s rad.

      • I’m sorry, but nothing XB is offering beats Rayman Legends. Sony is actually offering at least one good game, XB is offering crappy AAA games nobody wants.

        /subjectivity

        See how stupid it sounds when I apply my subjective perspective as though it is fact? Now read your post again and see that you went even further than I did.

        The games they offer appeal to some people, but not others. If it’s not you this month, then wait because someday there’ll be a month that appeals to you but not to others. And then you can be happy on those months while others wait for their month to return.

      • iamtylerdurden1

        We got MGSV months ago and Vanquish years ago on Plus.

        Great month for Plus.

        Beyond Two Souls PS4 and Rayman Legends PS4 > MGSV and Mega Baseball.

        Awesome month.

      • Jisatsu_Kiddo

        You happen to be one of the people screaming the same thing on gamerantings or whatever that site is?

      • LAWN-NINJA75

        Thanks ps for all the free games. As to all the cry babies out there. I don’t always like the free games offered but at least ps offers something in return for having a ps plus membership. If you don’t like the games offered go buy what you like and a box of tissues. Or just stop complaining for the sake a complaining.

      • If you have so many triple A games on Xbox, what you doing here trolling playstation? Shouldn’t you be preoccupied with those amazing titles? Or maybe they just aren’t that good as you say. So you got bored came here to troll playstation gamers. Right?

      • MakaiOokami

        If you already played Vanquish or don’t feel like playing Vanquish, and if you’re not into old schoolish baseball games, then all you have to look forward to is a game PS plus already got.

        But if you’re interested in an interesting game that you can have someone else use a smartphone to interact with your gameplay on, if you’re interested in co-op platforming excellence, and if you are bored and want a weird spin on Angry Birds that doesn’t cost you $20-$50 or what ever ridiculious thing they charge for that game… then this is fine.

        If you’re not happy with plus then unsubscribe for like 6-9 months and and when they drop the PS3 games the Playstation platform will be offering games across PS4, and maybe PS5, and maybe Vita. So the quality will go up because it’s not up to Sony as to what games they offer, it’s up to marketing departments and how much of a lump sum they’ll accept.

        Fact of the matter is unfortunately too many people reflect the personality of the leader of the U.S. and have nothing better to do but dump on everything and wonder why people aren’t catering enough specifically to them. As least grammar is better on the blog crybaby rants than what we get on Twitter from the POTUS.

      • mattblood221

        MakaiOokami I hope you know they are dropping the Vita as well when they drop the PS3

      • They are dropping the Vita, and maybe they aren’t dropping the Vita per say.

        If they give out Darkest Dungeon you’re getting a Vita version with that. If they give away Full Throttle Remastered you’re getting a Vita version with that. If they give away One Piece game, or a Dynasty Warriors game? You might get the vita version with it.

        They are Dropping the Vita, that doesn’t mean you won’t get any Vita games. I think they gave out Banner Saga but if the Vita version releases and they give out hte PS4 version, the Vita version might tail along even if it’s not Cross-buy. Dragon’s Crown PS4 maybe they give it away and give the Vita version away at the same time like last time.

        So yes they are ending the support for the Vita, but that doesn’t mean you won’t get Vita games on there. That’s why it’s worth a maybe.

      • What are you talking about?
        Vaniquish and Phantom Pain was already given out for PS Plus long time ago… and that baseball game doesn’t look to be a good game !!!!

      • MattDank3eyes

        Okay but Xbox sucks.
        Microsoft sucks.

      • SoulSeekerUSA

        Blah, garbage as well as no VR games.

      • The_Beardyman

        I get the impression you haven’t played through Rayman Legends. Which is a hell of a fun time. Beautiful artwork, plenty of unlockable characters, fun platforming, unique boss battles and plenty of content (including every level from Rayman Origins)…..Sooooooo yeah I may not have any opinion on Beyond Two Souls (since I’ve never played it) but I’d consider giving Rayman a playthrough before you mark it “disappointing”

      • I just got PS+ again after a long time. Man what a time to be back. I’ve been holding off Rayman since forever and it’s awesome to get it for free!!! Never finished the BTS I borrowed on the PS3, and a remaster should be fun.

        Honestly I love the PS+ mostly because I don’t buy that many games anyways (not all of us have infinite cash), and it allows me to try out many games I never would’ve bought otherwise. It served me insanely well during the PS3 years, and glad to see it doing the same on the PS4 now.

      • Night3Wolf900

        great

    • GermaximusS

      Beyond: Two Souls is amazing.

      It’s getting harder and harder to see game added that I don’t already have though. haha =)

      • Agreed about BTS! For anyone who hasn’t played it (or anyone looking to play it again) I know it is billed primarily as a single player game, but it is hands down the best couch co-op game I have ever played (well, maybe until A Way Out last month…) Have one player play as Jodie and the other as Aiden. My friend who had played it before took control of Aiden during my first play though and played it with his own agenda… such a cool experience. Tried playing it as a single player game and it just wasn’t the same. Still good, but that first play through was special.

    • Hold On wasn’t Rayman Legends already Free for Plus? I think it was free on Vita

      • on xbox one not ps

      • Rayman Origins was on PS+ for the Vita a long time ago. Rayman Legends isn’t cross-buy though, so they could offer the Vita version in the future.

      • MakaiOokami

        Actually a couple non cross-buy games have been given as cross-buy in hte past. Dragon’s Crown is the one that immediately comes to mind but there was one much more recently that I don’t remember because I’ve been working too much and life and Monster Hunter take up the rest of my time.

      • OnesOwnGrief

        @MakaiOkami You’re thinking about Grand Kingdom.

    • Such old games. I miss getting brand new indie games once in a while.

    • good month although I would have preferred Heavy Rain ove rBTS

      • I think they are bundling in Heavy Rain when you order Detroit Become Human. I just finished BTS on PS3 a few months ago. Not sure if I feel like playing that all over again. It was quite a tedious Platinum playthrough.

      • pt1029384756

        Oh, that’s dissapointing. I really wanted to spam “SHAUN” and “JASON” with my friends for free

      • iamtylerdurden1

        Beyond Two Souls is the PS4 remaster and Rayman Legends is the most recent Rayman. They aren’t that old. Great month imo.

    • I own Beyond on PS3 but never played it, maybe now I will. I have Rayman Legends purchased 3 times over now one more couldn’t hurt, right? That game is AMAZING.

      • Played Beyond on PS3, and bought it at a big discount for PS4 because I seriously want to play it again with the better graphics (and perhaps change my gameplay choices and see what that does). It was stunning on the PS3, I never did get to it on the PS4 but I expect even better.

        If you’re expecting a traditional FPS, you could be disappointed – but if you enjoy it for what it IS, it’s amazing.

      • JDiegoelArabe

        Beyond: two souls is a better experience on PS4. The graphics are slightly improved and the framerate is a locked 30. Also, the remixed mode is available from the start, which is a much better version of the story.

      • @FeistFan – Better graphics?…haha you wish,y’all sure like to be deluded by these companies shoving recycled after recycled games upon us.Same damn game,as unnecessary and cash-grab as any other recycled game brought from PS3.

    • Rayman Legends is one of my favorite games of all time. It’s gorgeous and a ton of fun to play. It’s still the Platinum I am most proud to have. Took forever, but was so worth it.

    • It doesn’t specify, so I assume that the two headlines are both the PS4 versions of these games?

    • boychik0830

      another horrible month the ps4 games most people already have by now. risen 3 is a crappy game that got horrible reviews and king oddball is nothing but a port of a mobile game. I wish we would have more months like january and february.

      • You already own them. I don’t. Looks like a lot of people don’t. This risk is not a secret with PS+ or Humble Monthly or Games with Gold. You may or may not own some or all of the games offered. It’s been like that for years. You decide if a game is worth jumping on early, if you’d rather wait for a specific price, or if you want to hold out to see if it’s given away one day. You can’t be mad that a game you bought is being given away. You chose to buy it.

      • boychik0830

        I have not bought these games but I have played them before. I was really happy when deus ex was free as I was really wanting to play it again as I never got to finish it when I rented it.

      • pt1029384756

        I don’t own any of them, but nothing really interests me. Rayman would, if it was a cross buy with ps3 since i cant afford buying ps4 controllers just to play together with my friends. Guess it’s just personal tastes :p

      • Please stop lying to people just because you’re upset that you didn’t get what you were never promised, kid. Quit acting so petty.

    • Will rayman legends also be on vita? #vitalives

    • Crazysoulman

      Sweet great games thanks playstation can’t a ait!

    • Own none, that is a plus.

      Legends is easier on PS4 than Vita at least. Diamond Cup is annoying.

    • Great idea with Detroit right around the corner!

    • GRRRREAT! Wanted to try out Rayman Legends

    • GaMeR_bOi_83

      I have BTS on PS3. Don’t mind playing it on PS4. Great month. Can’t really complain.

    • pt1029384756

      It’s an ok month, i guess. The only thing i’m wondering is why did you give us beyond two souls instead of heavy rain, since it’s made by the same developers and is previously offered in ps plus asia’s game collection

      • ZanTheMan667

        I’m assuming they’re giving beyond two souls because if you pre order Detroit become human digital deluxe edition on the playstation store you get heavy rain.

    • i think this a great offering this month. yes risen is not a quality game but is better than the mess we got last month.

      • pt1029384756

        Last month’s lineup wasn’t that bad. Some of the games were really fun if you played them with friends

    • For those who complain about Metal Gear V Phantom Pain and Vanquish on GWG in May, PS+ gave out Vanquish(PS3) in Feb 2013, and then Metal Gear V Phantom Pain in Sept 2017 already.

      • Berserker_MZ

        Oh cool, but can you play it NOW on your PS4 Pro? Cause I can’t play any of my purchases from ps3 days on my ps4 pro…but I can play play MOST if not all my purchases from xbox 360, think about that for a while before you compare the two

      • To Berserker_MZ: True, that’s why I have both PS+ and XBLG. Do not really care.

      • iamtylerdurden1

        Berserker

        We got MGSV and Vanquish a long time ago on PS+.

        Who the heck cares if you can play a 7 year old game BC on xbox? God of War, MLB The Show, Yakuza 6, Ni No Kuni II, Detroit. With all the great NEW PS4 exclusives who has time for old BC games?

      • Vampire223456789

        iamtylerdurden1 AYYYY Yakuza 6, THAT GAME RIGHT THERE GOES HARD AF! You know what’s up! If God of War wasn’t as popular as it is, this game would be the BEST PS4 exclusive ever.

    • Kitty_Paine

      What are those trash vita games? At least give us some visual novels. Those look like mobile free to play crap. They are both under $10. Come on you can do so much better then that. Amnesia and Code Realize were great. Give me more games like those.

      • pt1029384756

        I dont wanna complain about the games we get for free, but the quality drop of ps3 and vita games is quite obvious

    • Rayman Legends is pretty fun co-op, I have it for Wii U :D

    • Why is risen 3 Titan lords only a ps3 free title? It should be available on both ps3 and PS4. I’d play it if we got on PS4.

    • Razor_Gloves

      Is it just beyond two souls or the beyond/heavy rain collection…. I just want to play heavy rain again lol

    • boychik0830

      The visual novels are not fun either as they are super boring. I agree that the ps3 and vita are getting secondhand games. I cannot believe they chose to release a game from 2007 which is not that good and uses crappy motion controls. I don’t expect aaa every month but I expect better games than what they are giving out currently.

    • Cool free games for my PS4 collection!!!! I’ll never understand people whining about free stuff lol

    • How come the avatars have not been showing up the past week?

      Beyond two souls might be interesting but I’m not sure played the demo on ps3 but never picked it up.

      Other games have no interest to me.

    • I played the BTS demo on PS3 back in the day, but never really broke down and bought it. I’ll be picking that one up. The PS4 games look like good selections, but not really crazy about the other ones.

    • organicsynthetic

      crap games per usual, sometimes there is good ones

      • iamtylerdurden1

        Beyond Two Souls PS4 and Rayman Legends PS4 are excellent PS+ games.

        Look at some of the recent PS+ games.

        Bloodborne
        R&C
        Mad Max
        Rime
        Deus Ex Mankind Divided
        Darksiders 2
        Just Cause 2
        Knack
        MGSV

        That is spectacular. PS+ has been great for a while.

    • Diztruxion-UK

      Another great month. I’ve already got Rayman, and it’s an absolutely fantastic platformer and will be a joy to play for anyone that’s not played it yet. Never bothered with Beyond wotsit, I can’t stand Kage’ games but might give it a whirl whilst it’s free at least. Sony are really spoiling us in 2018, you could easily not buy a game all year and still have a decent library with what they’ve given so far. There’s still gonna be people moaning I’m sure though, go play Bloodborne, Ratchet and Clank and Mad Max if so, worth 5 months of PS Plus subs alone (£20 for those 3 is peanuts)

    • BTS is an underrated game with a genuinely surprising twist ending, better than Heavy Rain IMO.

    • super disappointed in the continuing lackluster Vita games. Do you even try?

      The PS4 offerings are great though

    • I wondered if they would offer another vr game soon. I’m not too disappointed as my game backlog is bad enough. I still haven’t even started HZD or P5 or GoW or Mad Max or Ratchet and Clank or Knack. Still keep my Vita / PS3 too. Just picked up a PS4 Pro 1TB because it was 20% off and 5% off Target RedCard. I got 4TB external HDD as the 2TB inside my PS4 Slim is Full, a PSVR Skyrim bundle, Farpoint w/Aim Controller, a TES+ Fightstick. You come home and stare at electronics: what’s old and what’s new, a flash sale pops up, refresh that wish list. Oh you still have to finish Bloodborne w/old hunters, Helldivers, Infamous Second Son, P4G, D4 promise revisited, blah, & blah. You grab the nearest book and walk out the (wait grab Vita) door.

    • i would have rather had heavy rain, as i havent played it and was waiting on ps4 rerelease to try it

    • Beyond 2 Souls 2 Furious is hella garbo. If they wanted to promote Detroit then it should’ve been Heavy Rain, a significantly better game.

    • Once again games i already have!! Please Sony put games i haven’t played yet!! Thank you!!

    • asthmatic419

      Good lord people, enough complaining. First, a lot of subscribers were complaining that we were not receiving any AAA games. Now that we ARE receiving AAA games, those are now not good enough either. Fair enough, some of these people might be younger gamers for who’m nothing is ever good enough these days etc, but It never ceases to amaze me how much moaning and negativity there can be with gamers regardless of age. For those of us who, for one reason or another, perhaps have not yet had a chance to play some of these or other recent Plus games, I’d say we’re doing pretty well, considering the annual price of a plus subscription.

    • See Emily Play?

    • Countypower079

      Great Lineup thanks PlayStation

    • Very old Rayman & boring 2 Souls …
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      The Rayman only for PS4 – not in cross-buy ???
      .
      Where are games for PSVR ?
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      I want retro like good old title: Arcade Archives CONTRA instead of 2 Souls and other boring games like this one. Or logical: The Talos Principle
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      What about PSVita – I use PSV for play after go out from home. This games are crap. What about game like: Project Root ?

      • mattblood221

        Mie they never promised they would give out PSVR Games every month thats how they was doing the PS4 at first

    • Really I’m surprised they didn’t put something like God of War 3 Remastered,Middle-Earth Shadow of Mordor,Until Dawn,Dishonored 2,Batman return to Arkham,or even Uncharted the Nathan Drake collection on this monthly lineup. But some-to-most PS Plus subscribers sell the monthly lineup of free games short like your not gonna get the new God of War game but if your lucky you might get God of War 3 Remastered same thing with Resident Evil 7 but you might get rather Resident Evil 4 remastered,or Resident Evil Origins Collection for example sometimes you got to look past the bad games and find the ones that are fairly playable ones like the free games lineup got off to a pretty good start this year with Batman the Telltale Series,and Deus Ex mankind divided in January.Knack and Rime in February.Ratchet&Clank (2016),and Bloodborne in March. And last month was Mad Max,and Trackmania Turbo they were all fairly playable. so please don’t sell the PS Plus monthly free games lineup short as a courtesy note.

      • They just had Until Dawn a few months ago. But i agree that most people complain too much about the lineups. It seems like too many people expect to just have PS+ and then never have to buy a game on their own.

      • God of War 3 was a free game a few months back

      • Really just to let you know that I’m new the PS Plus and I would still like for those games to show up on free games lineup just for newcomers to get their hands on those games I was lucky to come across both Ratchet&Clank 2016 and Bloodborne

      • mattblood221

        AAIG1995 Well sorry to say they dont do repents of games so you are out of luck plus cnjchassie GOW3 hasnt been a free game that I have seen when was this?

      • You say lucky as if it was any good getting a damn recycled game for PS4….you see that “PS4”.BTW this sentence:”I would still like for those games to show up on free games lineup just for newcomers to get their hands on those games”…you sure like to dream don’t you?….haha.

    • asthmatic419

      Another very interesting month. Been some really good Plus games lately. Thank you Playstation.

    • Wish we could get Rayman Legends for the Vita. I already have Rayman Legends on PS4 so i know it isn’t cross buy. Still some good games though.

    • Awesome. I have been waiting for a good deal on beyond for over a year now

    • I’m honestly quite happy with this lineup. They’re games that I’m interested in playing but would never likely think to buy on my own. I’ll take a game from a smaller studio rather than a AAA game that I already own any day.

    • EyesBleedNoSleep

      Wow, if you play your cards right. You can get 3 Quantic Dream games in one shot in May. Beyond Two Souls is the free PS+ game for May. And if you pre-order Detroit: Become Human Digital Deluxe Edition. You also get Heavy Rain for free. So you will have those 3 awesome Quantic Dream games in your library. Nice!

    • LurkingFuhrer

      GIVING US SHOVELWARE AGAIN…. SONY STOP TREATING THESE LIKE TRASH, YOU KNOW PEOPLE HAVE BOTH THIS AND XBOX, LOOK AT THEIR LINEUPS CONSTANTLY IS BETTER THAN THIS TRASH

    • Happy with PS PLUS’s game offerings myself and have been a subscriber since the beginning unpaid(PS3) and paid(PS4), but since Sony/PlayStation have upped the price and did not necessarily add any more value.
      I personally believe that Sony/PlayStation should include Spotify with your PS PLUS subscription as an added bonus for the price increase..
      Or make a few different tiered options for PS PLUS :
      Such as a basic model the way it is and another premium or a few premium options with Spotify, Vue and/or even PS NOW added in at a substantial discount.

      I just feel if it is going to start costing more than maybe they should evolve the service and offer us more incentive or more options as well. imho
      On top of all that it also may soften the blow when you already own the offerings of games for the month…

    • Should have known after hitting us up with a quality game like Mad Max, it was going to be back to the trash. *sigh*

      • Right?…I never rely on Plus to play games but that doesn’t mean I don’t care about what I’m getting for the service I’m paying for.It was really funny to see all that people thinking all months would be like march with Bloodborne and Ratchet..they did good with Mad Max but next month stinks.

    • darksider2920

      I wish they give GOD OF WAR 3 REMASTERED for ps plus next month

    • So.. a bunch of comments get moderated, including mine where i suggest people be more considerate and change their perspective on being entitled, but the guy on the first page who called someone a ***** gets to stay? Solid moderating sony. Real professional.

    • EnigmaNemesis

      I was hoping for a sale on Beyond close to Detroit, since I missed out on the PS3 version. This is ever sweeter!

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