May's PlayStation Plus games include Red Dead Redemption 2, EA FC 24 & more

May's PlayStation Plus games include Red Dead Redemption 2, EA FC 24 & more
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Lloyd Coombes & Harry Boulton

Last updated 

15th May 2024 17:42

Everybody loves it when the new PlayStation Plus games roll around, with new Essential titles to claim forever, and a bunch of hotly anticipated titles entering the PS Plus subscription library.

While some games will unfortunately leave the service, the addition of new experiences always gives you something to play, and I know I've discovered some of my favourite games in recent times through all three tiers.

All Essential PS+ games for May

  • EA Sports FC 24 Standard Edition
  • Ghostrunnner 2
  • Tunic
  • Destiny 2: Lightfall
  • The EA Sports FC 24 Ultimate Team Starter Pack

This is quite the jam-packed month when it comes to games, and likely has something that piques everyone's interest. EA FC 24 is certainly a popular choice, and serves as the place to go for football, especially when you consider its blockbuster Ultimate Team game mode.

Image of the May 2024 Essential PS+ titles, including EA FC 24, Ghostrunner 2, Tunic, and Destiny 2: Lightfall
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If you are taking the plunge, make sure to also download the Starter Pack for a little boost at the beginning, and you should also see what the cheapest 85 rated players are here for any SBCs, and also the best players to use for every Evolution.

Ghostrunner 2 is also definitely one to keep an eye out for if you're a fan of parkour or all-around action, and Tunic is one of the most celebrated indie titles of the past few years, bringing the Zelda format to the world of a little fox.

Finally, Destiny 2 is certainly no small game, but you'll be able to get on 2023's expansion to catch up - which also includes the unlock of the powerful Strand subclass.

You'll be able to claim these games on May 7, 2024, so that means that you've thankfully still got until May 6 to claim last month's offerings, which include the magic-based first-person fantasy Immortals of Aveum, Minecraft Legends - which brings real-time action strategy to the world of blocks, and roguelike platformer Skul: The Hero Slayer, which I've certainly had on my backlog.

Here are the May Extra & Premium PS+ games

  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Deceive Inc.
  • The Sims 4 City Living (required The Sims 4 to play)
  • Crime Boss: Rockay City
  • The Settlers: New Allies
  • Stranded: Alien Dawn
  • Cat Quest
  • Cat Quest 2
  • The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame
  • Watch Dogs

All titles listed above will be available on May 21, so you'll have plenty to choose from when that day arrives.

Image of the May 2024 PS+ Extra and Premium games
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There's no doubt that the headliner here is Red Dead Redemption 2, as Rockstar's Wild West epic is well-known as one of the best games in recent memory. You'll be able to don the hat of outlaw Arthur Morgan as you experience a saga full of emotion. Definitely check it out if you haven't already!

You'll also be able to dive into a plethora of other games like Cat Quest, Watch Dogs, and even Crime Boss: Rockay City if the all-star cast appeals to you.

Classics Collection

In addition to the games highlighted above, there will be three PlayStation Classics games joining the PlayStation Premium service:

  • 2Xtreme
  • G-Police
  • Worms Pinball

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Lloyd Coombes
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Lloyd Coombes
Lloyd is GGRecon's Editor-in-Chief, having previously worked at Dexerto and Gfinity, and occasionally appears in The Daily Star newspaper. A big fan of loot-based games including Destiny 2 and Diablo 4, when he's not working you'll find him at the gym or trying to play Magic The Gathering.
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