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PlayStation Plus Free Games for May 2015 (PS4, PS3, PS Vita)

( [email protected] ) May 05, 2015 01:34 AM EDT
PlayStation Plus subscribers are always looking forward to what games will be free for the month, and the free games for May 2015 have finally been unveiled.  As for what awaits in June 2015, this has yet to be revealed, but predictions are abounding.
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PlayStation Plus subscribers are always looking forward to what games will be free for the month, and the free games for May 2015 have finally been unveiled.  As for what awaits in June 2015, this has yet to be revealed, but predictions are abounding. 

IGN has reported that Sony revealed its six free games that are accessible to Playstation Plus members for the month of May 2015.  Here is what is available for the PlayStation 4, the PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita. 

The first game exclusively for the PS4 is Ether One, a first person adventure game that has optional puzzle solving.  The player is an employee of a memory-retrieval company known as the Ether Institute of Telepathic Medicine, and must investigate the thoughts of a woman with dementia in order to find lost memories.   

The second exclusive PS4 game is Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition.  This is an action-platforming video game inspired by Mexican culture like luchadores as well as other legends.  This edition adds additional levels and bosses as well as some other DLC (downloadable content). 

The next three games are available for both PS4, PS3, and Vita.  One of them is Race the Sun, which Metacritic describes as the player being in a solar-powered craft that must "hurtle towards the sunset at breakneck speed in a futile race against time". 

Another one available for all PlayStation platforms is The Unfinished Swan.  According to the Giant Sparrow website, it is a game about "exploring the unknown" where "The player is a young boy chasing after a swan who has wandered off into a surreal, unfinished kingdom. The game begins in a completely white space where players can throw paint to splatter their surroundings and reveal the world around them."

The last game that is available for all three platforms is Hohokum, and it is an art video game where the player controls a snake or kite, and it has no set objectives.  IGN reports that the colorful game is "non-linear, and has no score, time limit, or tutorial", which makes it very, very different. 

The free game for the PlayStation Viata is Murasaki Baby.  The official website states that it is about a girl with a purple balloon who wants her mommy, and is in a weird world populated by children's fantasies and fears.  The graphics and characters are on the very odd side. 

For those that are not familiar with PlayStation Plus, it is a paid PlayStation Network subscription service to provide users with some great features including having game patches and system software updates download automatically to the console, as well as getting some betas and demos of new games, not to mention the store discounts and the already mentioned free games.  The PlayStation online multiplayer requires a subscription to PlayStation Plus, and it costs $49.99 for one year and $17.99 for three months. 

There certainly is a lot of PlayStation Plus free games to enjoy for May 2015, but as for what is for June 2015, one can only speculate.