PlayStation Plus Free Games Announced for May: Battlefield V, Stranded Deep, Wreckfest

From braving through the horrors of World War II to racing a Sofa Car – PS Plus subscribers will have their hands full in May.

PlayStation Plus Free Games Announced for May: Battlefield V, Stranded Deep, Wreckfest

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PS Plus subscribers will get their hands on three free games in May

Highlights
  • PS Plus free games will be available from May 4 to May 31
  • 1 PS5-exclusive title on the slate for May
  • Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition is also available for free

PlayStation Plus subscribers will get their hands on an World War II epic, a challenging survival adventure, and a high-on-adrenaline racing title as part of their free games lineup for the coming month. Battlefield V, Stranded Deep, and Wreckfest will be available free to all users with an active PS Plus subscription. While the first two titles will be available for all both PS4 and PS5 users, Wreckfest is a PS5 exclusive. Subscribers will have until May 3 to scoop up the free games from the April lineup — Days Gone, Zombie Army 4: Dead War, and Oddworld: Soulstorm.

Sony announced in a blog post that the free games will be available to download from May 4 to May 31. Here's a quick look at the free games in the lineup:

Battlefield V

Known for its massive multiplayer modes such as Grand Operations and Combined Arms, the World War II shooter from EA DICE is marked by jaw-dropping visuals and tight gameplay. For single player afficionados, Battlefield V offers a memorable experience via its War Stories campaign, where you get to experience the emotional stories of different soldiers as they face the horrors of war. With Battlefield 6 set to release towards the end of this year, Battlefield V could offer a great chance for players to brush up on their multiplayer skills.

Stranded Deep

Did you like the TV thriller Lost? If yes, you may get addicted to this survival adventure from Australian studio Beam Team Games. You play as a plane crash survivor who finds himself stranded alone on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. You need to rely on your scavenging and crafting skills to survive in this surprisingly challenging title. The world you explore is procedurally generated. So, no two playthroughs will ever be the same. Oh, did we mention there's also a giant squid lurking in the ocean waters? Tread carefully, survivor!

Wreckfest

A racing title that could make even Fast and Furious' Dominic Toretto weak in the knees, Wreckfest delivers exactly what the name promises. A spiritual successor to the FlatOut series, Wreckfest lets you drive stock cars in breakneck speeds across a wide variety of tracks in destruction derby style. If crashing cars seem too mainstream, you can always fire up the incredible Sofa Car in Couch Craze events. Check out this fun gameplay video posted by KingGobbo on YouTube to see what we're talking about.

Earlier this month, as part of the Play at Home 2021 initiative, Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition is made available for free for all users. The initiative also bring several more free games for users. Click here to check out the available titles.

As always, you will need to have an active PlayStation Plus subscription to have continued access to the games, once you've added them to your library. PlayStation Plus subscriptions are available in India at Rs. 499 for a month, Rs. 1,199 for three months, and Rs. 2,999 for 12 months.

What do you think of this month's free PS Plus games? Let us know on our dedicated Gaming Community forum where you can connect with fellow gamers, seek tips and guides, or simply rant about any irksome game or feature you came across.


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Shayak Majumder is Chief Sub Editor at Gadgets 360. A journalist since 2013, he has worked both on the field as well as behind the desk in several organisations including Indian Express Online and MSN. As a reporter, he covered a wide range of verticals, from politics to the development sector. While at Indian Express, he regularly reviewed video games, gaming hardware and the growth of MMORPG in India. He is also a passionate musician and a former trainer, currently working on his upcoming EP. ...More
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