PS Plus free games: May 2022 list with FIFA 22 available today
New PlayStation Plus free games are available today, May 3, and the list includes FIFA 22
Update: The PS Plus free games for May 2022 are available today, May 3, headlined by FIFA 22 for PS5 and PS4 – well, you can play it on PlayStation 5 if you have found a PS5 restock. Not into soccer games? Also on the PlayStation Plus free games May 2022 list is Tribes Midgard and Curse of the Dead Gods. You can download all three PlayStation games starting today – and if you run out of storage space on the internal SSD, check out my PS5 SSD upgrade how-to guide.
In June, PlayStation Plus Premium and PS Plus Extra launch, and Sony has put a temporary stop to redeeming PlayStation Plus discount codes. But the codes will still work after the June 13 PlayStation Plus Premium release date.
With the introduction of the PS Plus free games for March 2022, the free games for April 2022 just left the service (if you added them to your PlayStation games library, you can continue to play them, don’t worry). Note: games don’t have to be downloaded, just added to your PlayStation games library before they exit.
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PS Plus free games May 2022
FIFA 22 (PS5 and PS4) – available today, May 3
Tribes Midgard (PS5 and PS4) – available today, May 3
Curse of the Dead Gods (PS4, compatible with PS5) – available today, May 3
The primary reason to get a PS Plus membership is online multiplayer, but these ‘free games’ have rounded out the value of Sony’s online service. It helps PlayStation Plus compete with the more robust Microsoft’s offering (see the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 12 month membership discount code) that has become a Netflix-like on-demand gaming service. That’s why PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now are merging to form PlayStation Plus Premium, PlayStation Plus Extra and PlayStation Plus Essential.
The PS Plus free games for May 2022 are headlined by FIFA 22, of course, and it has significantly dropped in price this month at retail. It’s a much better offering than the PlayStation Plus February 2022 games that saw three uninspired picks.
How to get the PS Plus free games
Get PlayStation Plus through this discount code to save $15 (new subscribers only, as Sony has stopped discount codes for current members until June 13)
Go to the PlayStation Plus tab on the PlayStation Store on your console
Add each of the four games to your library (you don’t have to download them but you do need to add them to your library)
You can also download them by logging into the PlayStation Store through the web and adding them to your library that way (will be faster for some people)
You’ll be able to add the three PlayStation Plus free games for April 2022 to your library until May 2. On May 3, the new games, including FIFA 22, will take over and you’ll lose your chance to add these games to your PlayStation library. Adding the PS Plus games to your library doesn’t require downloading them and therefore doesn’t take up hard drive or PS5 SSD storage space.
Why you shouldn’t wait on PS Plus free games
Should you buy PlayStation Plus today for these games? While online multiplayer is essential for some people, the free games for $60 a year MSRP (but $45 a year with a PlayStation Plus discount code) seems like a good value if you actually play with the PS5 (if you don’t have a console yet, check out the Target PS5, and Amazon PS5 restock guides along with the Sony Direct queue guide). This is despite the fact you don’t know if the PS Plus free games will be any good month-to-month.
But here’s why to get them right away: You won’t be able to add the April 2022 game to your library for free after May 2. So my expert advice is that if you don’t have a PlayStation Plus membership yet is to get it today or before May 3 to claim all of the PlayStation games this month and next month and for the following ten months.
Can I keep PS Plus free games forever?
As long as you’re subscribed to PlayStation Plus, you can continue to play any of the free games added to your library. If you cancel your PS Plus subscription, all of the PS Plus free games and DLC become inaccessible.
There is a caveat: if you were to resubscribe to PlayStation Plus, then the free games added to your library would become playable again. So it’s worth getting PlayStation Plus if you see a free game to your liking.
What were the past PS Plus games?
If you missed out on past PS Plus games, there’s no way to turn back the clock. However, I can tell you the games list for titles you missed out on.
PS Plus free games April 2022
Hood: Outlaws & Legends
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated
Slay the Spire
PS Plus free games list March 2022
Sonic Team Racing
Ark: Survival Evolved
Ghost of Tsushima: Legends (PS4 or PS5)
PS Plus free games list February 2022
Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep
Planet Rollercoaster (PS5)
PS Plus free games list January 2022
Persona 5 Strikers
Deep Rock Galactic
PS Plus free games list December 2021
Godfall: Challenger Edition
Lego DC Super-Villains
PSVR games: The Persistence, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, Until You Fall
Are PSVR games ever part of the PS Plus free games list?
Sony has released PSVR games as part of its PS Plus free games membership perk before (see the list in December 2021), but we haven’t seen virtual reality games among the lineup in 2022. I have a theory to explain why PS Plus free games may not have PSVR titles until PSVR 2 arrives.
Sony is prepping a new PS5 VR headset and a PSVR 2 pre-order date soon. It could easily release PSVR sleeper hits (that not many people have tried) to the PlayStation Plus free games lineup when that new PSVR 2 hardware actually launches.
By the time we get a PSVR 2 release date, these older PSVR games probably won’t be selling much, so that strategy to re-release them via PS Plus almost seems inevitable. Sony will make money through PS Plus memberships rather than letting these virtual reality sleeper hits become forgetting last-gen software.