PlayStation Plus Free Games: May 2017

It’s that exciting time of the month again, where Sony reveals their next line-up of PlayStation Plus Free Games for the next month, available for download on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

Those with a North American account, players can enjoy Absu on the PlayStation 4, a title from last year by Giant Squid Studios; an underwater exploration game filled with plant and animal life, as well as the search for ancient ruins and technology. For European account holders, there’s Alienation, a shooter with RPG elements where players select one of three character classes and defend Earth against an alien invasion. And for everyone on the PlayStation 4, there’s Tales From The Borderlands, the point-and-click adventure by Telltale Games based on the Borderlands series.


For the PlayStation 3, there’s Blood Knights, a hack-and-slash with RPG elements where a vampire and a vampire hunter work together in co-op to find a powerful artifact that could cause a cataclysm. And Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants, a simulation game involving setting up an economy while facing off enemies in battles set in the Caribbean during the 16th Century.


And on the PlayStation Vita, there’s Laser Disco Defenders, the indie game from Out of Bounds Games Ltd., a shooter that combines retro sci-fi with the disco era. And Type: Rider, an adventure puzzle game involving the transformation of typographic images while traveling through the ages. Both Laser Disco Defenders and Type: Rider are cross-plat with the PS4.


Among the PlayStation Plus Free Games for May 2017, Alienation for Europe, Tales From The Borderlands, and Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants, all have platinum trophies to unlock. Among them, Tales From The Borderlands is by far the easiest and requiring only 12 hours of gameplay. Meanwhile, both Alienation and Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants aren’t particularly difficult platinums, though each will require roughly 60 hours of gameplay. Also, both Abzu for North America, and Blood Knights are fairly easy games to unlock 100% of the trophies, each requiring 4 or 5 hours of gameplay.