PlayStation Plus May 2017: these are the free games you can get this month

Something for (almost) nothing

One of the biggest perks of being a PlayStation Plus subscriber is that each month you’re given a range of free games across the PS4, PS4 Pro, PS3, and PS Vita platforms.

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 2017, which will be available to within the next few days.

Please note, this month sees different free PS4 games offered in certain territories -- US subscribers will get Abzu with European and Australian subscribers will get Alienation.

May 2017

Abzu (US only) – PS4 (usually $19.99)

A beautiful game in the tradition of Journey (and made by some of the same people), Abzu takes you on an underwater expedition that will open your eyes to an ancient and mysterious world unlike no other. 

Alienation (EU and AU only) – PS4 (usually £15.99 / AU$29.95)

In this futuristic top-down shooter, you must lead an elite team and fight to take back earth from alien invaders. Do so alone or while playing in online co-op mode.

Tales from the Borderlands – PS4 (usually $14.99 / £15.99 / AU$26.60

Telltale Games takes on Borderlands in this hilarious episodic adventure game. If you love Borderlands' sense of humor, you'll get a real kick out of Tales from the Borderlands!

Blood Knights – PS3 (usually £11.99/ $9.99/ AU$22.95

Battle hordes of monsters in this vampiric hack'n'slash game combined with medieval action role-playing elements. Restore your honor as you, a legendary vampire hunter, are turned into the thing you hate most!

Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants - PS3 (usually £15.99/ $19.99/ AU $29.95

Yarr! Business and pirates -- together at last! This pirate-themed business simulation has you endeavoring to meet your monthly plundering quota while also hitting your KPIs (key pirate indicators). Probably.

Laser Disco Defenders - PS Vita / PS4 (usually £7.99/ $9.99/ AU$14.95)

Take out Lord Monotone and save the galaxy in this top-down shooter game. Explore the game's randomly generated levels and take on wave upon wave of robotic machines.

Type:Rider – PS Vita / PS4 (usually £11.99/ $14.99/ AU$22.95)

The hit mobile game Type:Rider has made its way to PS Vita and PS4! In this unique platformer, you must traverse across a number of words and fonts. Extra points if you can do so without dropping your monocle. Probably. 

Make sure to check back next month for the free PlayStation Plus games of June 2017!

To make it easy to keep track of what titles are coming up, we’ve rounded up the last few months of PlayStation Plus titles as well as current prices on the PlayStation Store. 

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

 January 2017 

December 2016 

November 2016 

October 2016 

September 2016 

August 2016