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4 Games Joining Playstation Plus in May

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By Jerry Walters - - 5 Mins Read
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PlayStation Plus is bringing the heat in May with four killer new games!

Sony just dropped the deets; frankly, this lineup is straight-fire.

According to a PlayStation blog post, these games will be ready for all PS Plus gamers on May 7th.

The Main Event: Destiny 2: Lightfall


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Alright, let's talk about the big dog first - Destiny 2: Lightfall. For all you Guardians out there, this is huge!

Lightfall is the meaty expansion that dropped in February. It sets the stage for the grand finale, "The Final Shape," later this year. And the best part? PlayStation Plus subscribers will get it for free in May!

Now, I know what you're thinking - "But Jerry, Destiny 2 is an online game; how can they just give us the expansion?"

Well, here's the deal. You won't get the full Destiny 2 base game, but you'll have access to all the sweet new content in Lightfall.

We're talking an epic new campaign to blast through, fresh exotic loot to chase, the incredible new strand subclass to master, and more. It's like a delicious appetizer before the main course arrives.

Also read: 10 Awesome Arcade Games That'd Keep You on Your Toes

The Cyberpunk Ninja Frenzy: Ghost Runner 2


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Next up, we've got Ghost Runner 2 coming to shake things up with some crazy cyberpunk ninja action! If you played the first game, you know this franchise doesn't mess around. Ghostrunner 2 takes that pulse-pounding, precise gameplay and amps it up to 11. 

Imagine zipping through neon-drenched cityscapes, wall-running with crazy parkour moves while wielding your glowing katana.

This game demands lightning-fast reflexes as you slice and dice your way through enemies, with one wrong move leading to dismemberment. It's like Mirror's Edge meets Ninja Gaiden in a dystopian future. Are you hyped yet?

The Indie Darling: Tunic


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Alright, let's shift gears to something a bit more...cuddly? Don't be fooled by Tunic's cute exterior; this isometric action-adventure indie hit will have you stumped for hours. It's like classic Zelda-style exploration and puzzles got reincarnated as an adorable little fox.

Tunic doesn't hold your hand; you'll have to decipher an in-game instruction manual written in gibberish to figure out the secrets and progression.

Exploring the vibrant overworld and discovering new items and abilities is like being a kid again trying to conquer an old-school gem. But with modern-day challenge and charm layered on top, This sleeper hit is finally getting its time in the spotlight on PS Plus.

The Sports Juggernaut: EA Sports FC 24


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Last but definitely not least, EA's powerhouse soccer franchise returns with EA Sports FC 24. For those out of the loop, this is the first entry without FIFA branding since EA went independent.

But don't sweat it, because it's packing all the authentic teams, leagues, and gameplay you know and love under the hood.

Whether you're a die-hard soccer fan or someone looking to get into the beautiful game, FC 24 is your chance to play the latest and greatest edition for free on PS Plus.

Dominate with slick dribbling, thunderous strikes, and masterful tactics against friends online or the AI. Who knows? You might even fall in love with a new sport!

Also read: Games Lineup for PlayStation Plus in April

Download Dates

You've got those game descriptions seared into your brain? Awesome. Now mark your calendars for May 7th, because that's when this fresh batch of PlayStation Plus games will be available to subscribers. 

Thus, You've got until May 6th to grab last month's free games like Immortals of Aveum and Minecraft Legends, in case you slept on those. But once the 7th rolls around, that new one will be ready to download and install.

Whether you're a hardcore Destiny veteran, a ninja wannabe, a puzzled explorer, or a virtual soccer star, PlayStation Plus has got you covered in May.

There are four wildly different games to sink your teeth into without spending an extra dime beyond that PS Plus subscription fee. 

Honestly, it's an insane value when you look at the variety here. From a beefy new expansion to one of last year's underrated indie hits and a AAA sports titan, there's something for everyone.

There are huge worlds to get lost in, crazy challenges to overcome, and fresh online battlefields to dominate.

If you're still rocking that PS4, don't sweat it because there are options for both that and the PS5. And if you haven't joined the PlayStation Plus crew yet, May is a perfect jumping-on point to see what all the fuss is about.

So quit watching from the sidelines and suit up, Guardians, Ghostrunners, adventurers, and soccer phenomenon! A stacked new lineup of free games awaits, courtesy of your pals at PlayStation. It's time to see what all the hype is about!