PS Plus Game Catalogue May 2023

After a slightly lacking April, May returns with a strong selection of titles. This month has given us more great PS1 titles, a PSVR2 title, as well as a stack of great games. These games are in addition to the PlayStation Plus Essentials you can find HERE.

All titles are available Tuesday May 16, 2023.

PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium

  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – PS5
  • Humanity – PS4, PS5
  • Watch Dogs: Legion – PS4, PS5
  • Dishonored 2 – PS4
  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider – PS4
  • Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin – PS4
  • Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition – PS4
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider – PS4
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider – PS4
  • Bus Simulator 21: Next Stop – PS4, PS5
  • The Evil Within 2 – PS4
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood – PS4
  • Thymesia – PS5
  • Rain World – PS4
  • Lake – PS4, PS5
  • Conan Exiles – PS4
  • Rune Factory 4 Special – PS4
  • Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town – PS4
  • Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town – PS4

PlayStation Premium Classics

  • Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow – PS4, PS5
  • Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light – PS4, PS5
  • Pursuit Force – PS4, PS5

Ratchet and Clank is a franchise that has stayed relevant for almost twenty years now.¬†The games are fundamentally unchanged from the original core systems and mechanics of the original game. However, it’s the way in which this franchise has managed to tweak itself with modern systems and a new coat of paint with each generation of consoles that keep us coming back.¬†Insomniac Games has a good feel for the PlayStation 5. Previously launching Spider-man Miles Morales with the console, and now with a PS5 exclusive that gives us a glimpse of what to expect when this new generation of gaming leaves the last generation behind. For now there are too many cross-platform games that are still trying to appeal to the owners of last gen, until then games like this will stand out. This game is a must play.

Humanity is a great get for PlayStation. It plays like a modern day Lemmings game where you need to lead people to what is perhaps the afterlife. Each stage is a puzzle so you can take on a stage or two at a time so you don’t get burned out. It is also worth noting that this is the first game in the catalogue that is also a PSVR2 title.

The modern Tomb Raider trilogy is now available. It’s a fantastic series. Now is a great time to get into them before the next title comes out. It would be great to see the original PS1 games enter the Classics Catalogue in the future.

This is a great month for everyone. It’s hard to tell for how long PlayStation can keep stacking great games to the game catalogue before we are relegated to lower tier titles.

Are you happy with this month’s picks from PlayStation?

Robert Ring

PS Plus Game Catalogue April 2023

Well April appears to be a bit of a weak month compared to recent months. The games this month aren’t bad, but they’re mostly all first person shooters from Bethesda Games Studios. It’s a bit of a head scratcher seeing these Microsoft games here in what would have been some agreement by Sony. These games are in addition to the PlayStation Plus Essentials you can find HERE.

All titles are available Tuesday April 18, 2023.

PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium

  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits – PS4, PS5
  • Doom Eternal – PS4, PS5
  • Riders Republic – PS4, PS5
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – PS4
  • Slay the Spire – PS4
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom – PS4, PS5
  • The Evil Within – PS4
  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – PS4
  • Bassmaster Fishing – PS4, PS5
  • Paradise Killer – PS4, PS5
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure – PS4, PS5

PlayStation Premium Classics

  • Doom – PS4
  • Doom II – PS4
  • Doom 64 – PS4
  • Doom 3 – PS4

Kena: Bridge of Spirits came out during the PlayStation 5 launch window. It was met with positive reviews, but it was quite pricey for the type of game it was. Personally, I wasn’t sold on the game at launch so I will be using its availability on the game catalogue to play it.

Slay the Spire was a PlayStation Essentials title in the past and it is phenomenal. This game takes simple card game mechanics into a roguelike. Every run feels unique and it quickly becomes apparent how deep the game is. This game may become your addiction and you just go with the one more run mentality.

The Evil Within fits perfectly this month as the director of Resident Evil 4 directed The Evil Within as a spiritual successor to that game. The horror is nailed in The Evil Within. It’s too terrifying in some regards, and feels a little clunky so it doesn’t touch the height of Resident Evil 4. Still a title worth recommending to people coming off of the remake of Resident Evil 4 looking for similar thrills.

Overall, not a great month for everyone unless you like FPS. There have been so many quality games in the past few months it doesn’t hurt to have a lessor month.

Are you happy with this month’s picks from PlayStation?

Robert Ring