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PS Plus May 2021 free games: ‘Wreckfest’ for PS5, ‘Battlefield V’ and ‘Stranded Deep’ for PS4

By Kara Santos Published May 04, 2021 3:58 pm

Starting today PlayStation Plus subscribers will get access to three new games.

The free games for May 2021 include Electronics Arts’ shooter Battlefield V and Beat Team Games’ survival game Stranded Deep for PlayStation 4, while PS5 players get the destructive racer Wreckfest: Drive Hard, Die Last.

Sony Interactive Entertainment announced that the three games will be available to download for PS Plus subscribers until May 31. The games are only available for one month—so grab them while you can.

Here's more information on each game and their trailer.

Wreckfest: Die Hard, Die Last (PS5)

PlayStation 5 owners will get Wreckfest: Die Hard, Die Last as part of May’s PS Plus offerings. Bugbear’s demolition derby racing game first came to the PS4 in 2019, a year after its original release on PC. The PS5 version boasts of 60 FPS, 4K Resolution, faster loading times, enhanced lighting, improved visual effects, and controller haptic feedback. Gamers can also challenge friends online in an epic multiplayer mode of up to 24 players. 

Enjoy burning rubber, breaking rules and shredding metal in this full-contact racer from the creator of the FlatOut series. You can race and upgrade patched-together cars, improving their looks and toughening up their body armor to survive the epic crashes and neck-to-neck fights over the finish line in competitive races. Challenge modes will put you behind the wheel of crop harvesters, three-wheelers and much more.

GamesRadar reports that Wreckfest is getting a $10 PS5 upgrade this coming June, so it looks like PlayStation is giving PS Plus members a chance to enjoy the upgrade for free. 

Battlefield V (PS4)

Enter mankind’s greatest conflict with Battlefield V as the series goes back to its roots in a never-before-seen portrayal of World War 2. First released in 2018 for the PlayStation 4, Battlefield V was supported throughout last year with a series of updates including the addition of Battlefield’s foray into battle royale gameplay, Firestorm.

Players can now experience all-out multiplayer with the squad in the vast Grand Operations and the cooperative Combined Arms, or take on single player War Stories. As you fight in epic, unexpected locations across the globe, enjoy the richest, most immersive Battlefield yet. Developer DICE and publisher EA recently teased a sixth Battlefield title slated for release later this year, so now might be a good time to try this shooter out in case you haven't yet.

Stranded Deep (PS4)

Have you ever dreamed of being in the reality show Survivor or ever wondered how you’d fare if you were Tom Hanks in Castaway

Stranded Deep for the PS4 puts players in the role of a plane crash survivor stranded in the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean. This underrated open world adventure game will test your survival skills, as you fend for yourself alone on the open seas, managing thirst, hunger, and exposure to the environment to survive. 

Players can explore underwater and on land to hunt for supplies to craft the tools, weapons, and shelter you’ll need to stay alive. Stay sharp: hunger, thirst, and exposure conspire against you as you brave treacherous elements and dangerous creatures—including sharks—of the Pacific.

To be honest, the scenario looks and sounds like paradise right now compared to being stuck in lockdown in the city. Check out the trailer above.

The three games will be up for grabs for PlayStation Plus members from today until May 31, 2021.

As reported by PlayStation Lifestyle, you don't need to download the games at once to add them to your Plus library. You just have to redeem the games via your console or the PlayStation web store to have them available as long as you are an active PlayStation Plus subscriber.

For those still waiting to get their hands on a PS5 console, it's possible to redeem the PS5-only games via the web store to start a prebuilt library of games to play when you do get a chance to upgrade to the next-gen console.

In case you haven't picked it up yet, all players can still nab Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition for free as part of Sony’s Play at Home initiative, without a need for a PS Plus subscription. The game will be available free until May 14th. Even if you played Horizon, make sure you pick this up in case you missed the Frozen Wilds expansion.

(Images via PlayStation Blog & StrandedDeep.com)