Are you a PlayStation Plus subscriber on the hunt for free PS4 games? Welcome! We've rounded up all the free games and discounts for the month of April down below so you can play through 2018 in style – plus, you'll find the deals from prior months, too.
This is a great way to try games you might not otherwise have played, whether because they're indie titles that slip under your radar or simply because you don’t have the funds to buy several games a month.
Even if you don’t plan to play them straight away, or you’re not sure if they’re your kind of game, we’d say it’s always worth claiming them while you can get them for free; you'll then have access to them for as long as you have an active PS Plus account.
Since this is a monthly event, we’ve decided to create a one-stop shop where you’ll be able to find the newest free games, as well as scroll back and see which games were featured in previous months. That way you’ll know whether it’s worth holding out for a game to appear in an upcoming PlayStation Plus haul or if it's already been offered.
So without further ado, here are the free PlayStation Plus games in North America, Europe and Australia for May 2018.
May is a big month for David Cage and colon fans, with his new game Detroit: Become Human due for release on May 25 and Beyond: Two Souls coming to PS Plus for the entire month. Beyond: Two Souls is an emotional narrative game driven by player decisions and stars Academy Award nominees Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe.
Who doesn't love a bit of Rayman? Rayman Legends will take you back to the Glade of Dreams to save it from slew of terrifying creatures. Join forces with Rayman's friends to save their home. This game can be played solo as well as co-op with three of your friends.
In the mood for some action RPG of a piratical nature? Say ahoy to Risen 3. Explore seas and lush islands over the world in a grand adventure as you try to unite your body with its missing soul.
Ever wanted to live you own comic book adventure? Here's your chance. Eat Them! puts you in the smeared lab coat of a mad scientist and lets you create and control your very own giant monsters. Customize your monsters with weapons and powers and rampage through the streets to wreak havoc and get your revenge.
This is an aptly named game which stars a king swinging a boulder back and forth with his tongue. It's up to you to decide when he releases it. All you have to do is make sure you time it right to destroy as many things as possible.
Yes Furmins are as cute as they sound and this game tasks you with leading them safely through more than 100 levels. One for fans of physics-based puzzles, Furmins is guaranteed hours of focused fun.
It would have been hard to live up to March's killer lineup but this month's PlayStation Plus titles are still worth looking at. You'd be mad to miss them.
Take up the role of Max Max and enter a post-apocalyptic open world where cars are king. Mad Max is an often overlooked third person action title (which is surprising given the success of the brand) where you must fight through a variety of missions to survive the Wasteland and build your ultimate vehicle.
Another car driving game but in a very different way, TrackMania Turbo puts you on some of the wildest, gravity-defying tracks around and has you race against the clock. If you can handle the speed, you can also play this title on PSVR.
Choose a spaceship, choose a weapon and sit down on the sofa with up to four friends to play this frantic twin-stick shooter.
There just aren't enough side-scrolling brawlers these days so that's why we need 99Vidas. With its 16-bit colorful visuals and numerous 80s and 90s references, this is one for a kick of nostalgia. It supports up to four players for co-op too.
It's an arcade classic rebooted but with new power ups, enemies, challenges and characters to keep things fresh.
There's not much to say about Toy Home other than that it's a car-based game that's very different to Mad Max and TrackMania Turbo. Colorful and pleasant, it gives you control of a toy car as you race through a home.
March 2018 promises to be one the biggest months for free PS Plus games to date, with FromSoftware's classic PS4-exclusive Bloodborne leading the charge, followed by Insomniac's excellent Ratchet & Clank reboot.
From the creators of Dark Souls comes Bloodborne, a gothic action-RPG that sees you battle hordes of beasts while trying to terminate the source of a plague that has turned the city of Yharnam's inhabitants into infected maniacs.
A visually-stunning reboot that brings two of PlayStation's greatest mascots into the 4K and HDR era, Ratchet & Clank is joyous and inventive sci-fi shooter that happens to be family friendly.
A young cat-like warrior is tasked with protecting his people from invading gorillas and rats using his superior martial arts skills.
From the creator of Mega Man comes Mighty No. 9, a spiritual successor that features near-identical platform-based shooter gameplay. It wasn't especially well-received, but you can't argue with 'free'.
An innovative survival horror game, Claire: Extended Cut mixes modern and retro pixel-art style with 2.5D gameplay that reacts to the decisions that you make. It's also got multiple endings, too!
Clearly inspired by the Bomberman series, this puzzle game sees you take on a number of mazes and face off against large opponents using only the bombs at your disposal.
- Just Cause 3 – PS4 – (usually £44.99/ $59.99/ AU$99.95)
- Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry – PS4 – (usually £11.99/ $14.99/ AU$22.95)
- Super Motherload – PS3 – (usually £15.99/ $14.99/ AU$20.95)
- Snakeball – PS3 – (usually £3.29/ $9.99/ AU$5.95)
- Downwell – PS Vita – (usually £3.99/ $4.99/ AU$7.55)
- Level 22 – PS Vita – (cross buy) (usually £6.99/ $6.49/ AU$11.95)
- Until Dawn – PS4 – (usually £29.99/ $19.99/ AU $47.95)
- Game of Thrones – PS4 – (usually £19.99/ $19.99/ AU $33.60)
- Tokyo Jungle – PS3 – (usually £9.99/ $14.99/ AU $19.45)
- Darkstalkers Resurrection – PS3 – (usually £11.99/ $14.99/ AU $17.95)
- Element4l – PS Vita – (usually £6.49/ $9.99/ AU $11.95)
- Don’t Die, Mr. Robot – PS Vita (Cross Buy on PS4) – (usually £2.89/ $3.99/ AU $5.25)
- Life is Strange – PS4 – (usually £13.99 / $19.99/ AU $25.95)
- Killing Floor 2 – PS4 – (usually £29.99/ $39.99/ AU $54.95)
- Abyss Odyssey – PS3 – (usually £11.99/ $14.99/ AU$22.95)
- WRC 5: World Rally Championship – PS3 – (usually £29.99/ $39.99/ AU $49.95)
- Neon Chrome – PS Vita/ PS4 – (usually £11.99 / $14.99/ AU $22.95)
- Spy Chameleon – PS Vita/ PS4 – (usually £3.99/ $4.99/ AU $7.55)
- Abzu (US only) – PS4 (usually $19.99)
- Alienation (EU and AU only) – PS4 (usually £15.99 / AU$29.95)
- Tales from the Borderlands – PS4 (usually $14.99 / £15.99 / AU$26.60)
- Blood Knights – PS3 (usually £11.99/ $9.99/ AU$22.95)
- Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants – PS3 (usually £15.99/ $19.99/ AU $29.95)
- Laser Disco Defenders – PS Vita / PS4 (usually £7.99/ $9.99/ AU$14.95)
- Type:Rider – PS Vita / PS4 (usually £11.99/ $14.99/ AU$22.95)
- Drawn to Death – PS4
- Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime – PS4 (usually £9.99/ $14.99/ AU$22.95)
- 10 Second Ninja X – PS4 / PS Vita (usually £7.99/ $9.99/ AU$14.95 )
- Curses ‘n Chaos – PS4 / PS Vita (usually £7.99/ $9.99/ AU $14.95)
- Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom – PS3 (usually £24.99/ $4.99/ AU$24.95)
- Alien Rage – PS3 (usually £11.99/ $14.99/ AU$22.95)
- Tearaway Unfolded – PS4 (usually / / )
- Disc Jam – PS4
- Under Night: In-Birth – PS3 (usually / /)
- Earth Defense Force 2025 – PS3 (usually / / )
- Lumo – PS Vit / PS4 (usually / / )
- Severed – PS Vita (usually / / )
- LittleBigPlanet 3 – PS4 (usually / / )
- Not a Hero – PS4 (usually / / )
- Starwhal – PS3 / PS4 (usually / / )
- Anna Extended Edition – PS3 (usually / / )
- Ninja Senki DX – PS Vita / PS4 (usually / / )
- TorqueL – PS Vita / PS4 (usually // )
- Day of The Tentacle Remastered – PS4 / PS Vita (£11.99/$14.99/AU $22.95)
- This War of Mine: The Little Ones –PS4 (£24.99/$29.99/AU $39.95)
- Blazerush – PS3 (usually £7.99/ $9.99/ AU $14.95)
- The Swindle – PS3 / PS4 / PS Vita (£11.99/ $14.99 / AU $22.95)
- Azkend 2 – PS Vita ( £6.49 / $7.99/ AU $11.95)
- Titan Souls – PS Vita / PS4 (£11.99/ $14.99 / AU $22.95)
- Invisible, Inc. – PS4 (£15.99/ $19.99/ AU $29.95)
- Stories: Path of Destinies – PS4 (£8.99/ $14.99/ AU $16.45)
- Hyper Void – PS3 (£6.19/ $9.99/ AU $11.25)
- Tiny Troopers Joint Ops – PS3 / PS4 / Vita (£5.79/ $7.99/ AU $10.45)
- Color Guardians – PS Vita / PS4 (£5.79/ $14.99/ AU $10.45)
- VVVVVV – PS Vita (£6.49/ $7.99/ AU $11.95)
- Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture – PS4 (£15.99/ $19.99/ AU $29.95)
- The Deadly Tower of Monsters – PS4 (£11.99/$14.99 / AU $22.95)
- Dirt 3 – PS3 (no longer available)
- Costume Quest 2 – PS3 (£11.99/ $14.99/ AU $22.95)
- Letter Quest Remastered – PS Vita / PS4 (£9.49/ $9.99/ AU $14.95)
- Pumped BMX+ – PS Vita / PS4 / PS3 (£7.99/ $9.99/ AU $14.95)
- Resident Evil – PS4 (£15.99/ $19.99/ AU $29.95)
- Transformers: Devastation – PS4 (£39.99/ $39.99/ AU $49.95)
- Mad Riders – PS3 (£7.99/ $9.99/ AU $14.95)
- From Dust – PS3 (£11.99/ $14.99/ AU $22.95)
- Code: Realize Guardian of Rebirth – PS Vita (£28.99/ $39.99/ AU $52.95)
- Actual Sunlight – PS Vita (£4.49/ $4.99/ AU $8.25)
- Lords of the Fallen – PS4 (£7.99/ $19.99/ AU $14.99)
- Journey – PS4, PS3 (£11.99/ $14.99/ AU $22.95)
- Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands – PS3 (£7.99/ $19.99/ AU $12.95)
- Datura – PS3 (£6.49/ $9.99/ AU $11.95)
- Badland – PS Vita, PS4, PS3 (£3.99/ $11.99/ AU $7.55)
- Amnesia: Memories – PS Vita (£7.99/ $29.99/ AU $14.95)
- Tricky Towers – PS4 (£11.99/ $14.99/ AU $22.95)
- Rebel Galaxy –PS4 (£7.99/ $19.99/ AU $14.95)
- Yakuza 5 – PS3 (£32.99/ $39.99/ AU $59.95)
- Retro/Grade – PS3 (£7.99/ $9.99/ AU $14.95)
- Patapon 3 – PS Vita (£6.49/ $14.99/ AU $11.95)
- Ultratron – PS Vita, PS3, PS4 (£7.99/ $9.99/ AU $14.95)