PlayStation Plus Free Games for May 2016 Revealed

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Here are the free PlayStation Plus games for May 2016, including Table Top Racing: World Tour and Tropico 5 for PlayStation 4, more for PlayStation 3 and Vita.

Yes, it’s that time again now that April 2016 is coming to a close. Sony has released the full line-up of PlayStation Plus games for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. As usual, each platform receives at least two titles, with some games available across multiple platforms. That means four of the six games work on PlayStation 4 in May, but none of the other games this month are available beyond their specific platform.

On PlayStation 4 this month there’s Table Top Racing: World Tour, a follow-up to the mobile and PS Vita racing game, which will be debuting on PlayStation 4 as part of PlayStation Plus. Next is Tropico 5 from Haemimont Games. As a bonus in May, indie action racer Switch Galaxy Ultra will also be available on PlayStation 4. It’s one of the PS Vita selections for May, but luckily it happens to work on PlayStation 4 too.

The rest of PlayStation Plus’ May line-up should offer something for everyone. On PlayStation 3 there is Bionic Commando Rearmed 2, and self-described “interactive screensaver” LocoRoco Cocoreccho. For PlayStation Vita there’s the aforementioned Switch Galaxy Ultra, as well as the PSP to PS Vita port for God of War: Ghost of Sparta. Ghost of Sparta is perhaps the best handheld God of War title and is rated by many as a PSP favorite.

Just to summarize the titles included in May’s PlayStation Plus line-up:

  • Tropico 5 (PS4)
  • Table Top Racing: World Tour (PS4)
  • Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 (PS3)
  • LocoRoco Cocoreccho (PS3)
  • Switch Galaxy Ultra (PS Vita, PS4)
  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta (PS Vita)

Obviously the line-up is missing a blockbuster title, but as ever the line-up does offer a selection of fine smaller games that are diverse and all well reviewed.

The question that’s increasingly asked within the community is when Sony will step up the scope of the PlayStation 4 offerings on PlayStation Plus. PlayStation Plus has never given out larger titles on the PlayStation 4, but with the increasing age of the PlayStation 3 and the limited library of the PS Vita it might be time to consider shifting more resources towards PlayStation 4 support. With a rumored powered up PlayStation 4 potentially being released in 2016, shouldn’t Sony consider stepping up  PS4 support considering the extra investment asked of players?

A specific date for May’s PlayStation Plus line-up to go live was not revealed, but if Sony’s history is any indicator the games should go live starting on Tuesday, May 3.