Sony officially announced it May 2022 PlayStation Plus Line-up – and that’s a good thing. As always, the actual line-up was leaked some time ago, but now that we at Sony have officially confirmed what to expect, we’ve given it some thought and come to a conclusion – this is actually a pretty good month for the subscription service.
To recap, the games you can download starting May 3rd are: fifa 22 (PS4, PS5), tribes of Midgard (PS4, PS5) and curse of the dead gods (PS4). You have until May 2nd to download April’s PS Plus games – check them out at the link.
Perhaps that’s because Sony is trying to create as much positive vibes as possible ahead of the relaunch of PlayStation Plus and the pricier (and somewhat controversial) premium option. What better way to prove to players and payers alike that the service is still worth your hard-earned money than to phase out the traditional tier of service with a proverbial bang?
Let’s see how good these games are.
fifa 22: Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know about this game – FIFA 22 is a game with many solid improvements compared to previous iterations of the franchise, but many argue that the game is deeply let down by an aggressiveness and insidiousness monetization program.
The game currently holds a user rating of 2.6 on Metacritic (78 on the critics’ site), citing the large amount of criticism leveled at the game’s ruthless monetization tactics. The pace is slower than previous games, and the focus is more on 1v1 encounters with ball skills and things like that.
Let’s be honest though; This game will be available on PS Plus in May. That’s a big deal for a FIFA title – especially a recent one. It’s evident that EA is trying to get the title into the hands of more players so it can reap more money from them in the form of the premium currency, FIFA Coins. But if you want to play it, you want to play it – and there’s likely very little that will change your mind. It’s not like Konami’s eFootball (or even the mysterious UFL) has any chance of keeping FIFA off the football throne anytime soon.
tribes of Midgard: This is a title that blends survival and ARPG genres into an experience set in Norse mythology. As Einherjar brought back to life by Odin, you can play alone or in co-op. You and your tribe of up to 10 players are tasked with defending the seed of Yggdrasil from evil forces intent on bringing about Ragnarok.
This is a Diablo-inspired role-playing game in which you must collect resources, materials, and treasure to forge new weapons and armor. In any case, there’s a great cadence for progression, and you can cling to the many locking systems when the game opens. The final game? Take on giants and beasts from Norse legend and reign victorious.
The PS5 game has a respectable 71 on Metacritic, with most critics praising the title’s co-op action, launch offering and graphical style. Sure, it can get repetitive – but that’s kind of the appeal of these kinds of games, isn’t it? Come for the difficulty curve, stay for the endgame.
curse of the dead gods: If you’re a fan of skill-based single-player roguelikes, look no further. In this PS4 game – ranked #79 on Metacritic – you’ll explore a cursed temple that’s a seemingly endless maze filled with bottomless pits, traps and monsters. Here not even death is an escape, for after each death you will rise to fight again. Par for the course in the genre, that is.
Though many reviews say the game falls short when compared to genre stablemates like Binding of Isaac, Hades, or even Enter The Gungeon – it’s still a playful, satisfying romp in its own right. Visually striking and immersive (once you really get the hang of it), this mind-bending, action-packed game definitely made it onto my radar thanks to its PS Plus integration. Let’s see if I can ever stop playing Slay the Spire.
So there you have it, May’s PS Plus range. What do you think? Is there anything here that you will definitely play (or avoid)? Let us know in the comments below.
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