The May PlayStation Plus games have been revealed!

 

It’s time for your fifth pack of free games from those nice people at Sony, assuming you have a PlayStation Plus subscription that is. Last month’s games, the rather good The Surge and the slightly less good Conan: Exiles will vanish from the service next week, but what will replace them?

Coming to your console in May are Overcooked and What Remains of Edith Finch, both highly rated and rather excellent games but perhaps some will complain as they are are smaller indie titles. Even though it clocks in at around just two hours of playtime we gave What Remains of Edith Finch a very rare 10/10 in our review.

“What Remains of Edith Finch is a short experience, but one of the best that has been released in recent memory,” said our Aran. “Giant Sparrow rose to prominence with The Unfinished Swan and here the studio has cemented itself as one of the best at constructing narratives intertwined with engaging environments. Both a celebration of life and a commentary on the tragedy of death, What Remains of Edith Finch should be experienced by as many people as possible.”

We were almost as impressed with Overcooked, which scored 8/10 in our review. 

“Crafting a game that feels like a true co-operative experience is something studios continue to struggle with even today,” said reviewer Jim. “For a dev duo like Ghost Town Games to come along and nail it at their first attempt is a remarkable feat to say the least. As a result, Overcooked is easily the best co-op game of 2016 so far and will hopefully set living rooms afire with its accessible, often hilarious culinary hijinks. It’s certainly a game I’ll continue to revisit, roping in anyone willing to sit down and pick up a controller.”

What do you think of this month’s selection? Let us know in the comments.

Source: PS Blog

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23 Comments

  1. Should have been one of those with a bigger budget title alongside it this month, saving the other to go alongside another big budget next month.

    Can’t fob us off with 2 indies each month can they?

    • Serious question.

      Why would you want a 6/10 AAA game (Conan Exiles) instead of a 10/10 indie game (Edith Finch)?

      I can see why indie games are perceived to be “less value”, but if the AAA games are shit (Japan got Metal Gear Survive this month!), why would you want them?

      • How is Conan Exiles a AAA title? I wouldnz consider Funcom a big publisher, also it was both developed and published by them, so it would qualify more for indie than AAA, wouldnt it?

        I personaly would prefer anything else over those two games, but only because i have them both already… But i agree that onr big and one small title would communicate better value.

      • How is Conan Exiles a 6/10 title is a better question. It really was shit.

        But at least it was something new I hadn’t played. And had 3 minutes of entertainment playing with the penis size slider and then laughing at how terrible the Wobbly Cock Physics were.

        Edith Finch is fairly decent this month though. A fun couple of hours. (It’s not a 10/10 game though. More like an 8, at best)

        And Overcooked would be fun if it had online multiplayer. Is it hard when you’re playing by yourself?

      • Completely agree. There is an increasingly small gap between AAA titles and indie titles, and often indie titles are more enjoyable. I just want 2 decent games each month, how big a development team they had is meaningless.

      • Gernboes: Conan was £45 and in a box so was at least aiming for AAA.

        Perhaps AAA wasn’t the right word, “Full priced” maybe?

      • Can’t believe Tuff hasn’t responded to Yd’s ‘is it hard when playing by yourself’ comment :)

      • It was a perfectly innocent question. But now I think about it, I could have phrased it better. Especially as it came so soon after the phrase “Wobbly Cock Physics”. And so soon after TC posted pictures of his “Toy of the Night”.

  2. Well if it got 10/10, I’ve gotta at least try Edith Finch. The other one looks like an iphone game though.

  3. Edith Finch was very good and given my limited game time I have now I’m an oldish fart with responsibilities, sometimes short and sweet fits the bill. Arguably a bit of a ‘walking simulator ‘ as some folk said when reviewed but this doesn’t detract from a great story and some very interesting game mechanics.

    Not played Overcooked but currently enjoying the sequel a great deal with my daughter tho it is now getting tricky to get passed levels with even one star. I’d rather have modest, quality, small / indie titles than triple A games that are pants / mediocre.

  4. Disappointed because I own both. Edith Finch is brilliant and has stayed with both me and my wife to this day. The fish head bit?! AMIRITE?!

    Overcooked is disappointing when the sequel is already quite old and clearly a tactic to sell this plus its DLC. Still a fun game if you haven’t tried.

  5. From memory Edith Finch was OK – worth a play but only one. Overcooked looks like something I won’t even download never mind play.

    Definitely the worst month (ever maybe). ‘£22 worth of games’ that you could probably get for less than a tenner for both usually (in one of the ever present sales). I bought Edith Finch in Jan-18 for £8.29 for example.

    Oh well, it’s not like I play the PS+ games anyway (even when they’re good) so just moaning for the sake of moaning really.

  6. Not interested i cooking game but many seem to like it. As for Edith Finch: one of the best indie games ever!!!

  7. The backlash online is hilariously savage. Sony getting a lot of bad PR for this. Up the price, remove 66% of the content and reduce the quality of the games. Yes, this will go well…

    Can’t help but feel MS missed a great opportunity to show the competition up even more but their offerings are no better this month – although not quite as dreadful as Sony’s.

    • They have not reduced the quality of the games, both games were really highly rated.

      • They have reduced the quality of the games though. They may be very highly rated indie games but they aren’t in the same league as AAA releases.

        They could give us two of the best, most highly rated, 11 out of 10, megadrive-looking indie games ever made – but I’d rather have an excellent (and criminally under-scored) AAA game like Days Gone with its ridiculously low 6/7 out of 10 reviews any day.

        To be fair, Edith Finch is quite good but the other one is trash, I don’t care how highly rated it is. Games that look like free-to-play social media games should not even be considered for the lineup (can we even call it a lineup when there are only two?).

        The idea that scrapping the PS3/Vita games would increase the quality of the PS4 games offered was clearly a lie.

        You only have to look as far back as January this year when the PS Plus email stated ‘£74.98 worth of games for you!’ Fast forward to May and it’s ‘£22.48 worth of games for you!’

        Should be one AAA game and one Indie game every month. Not one indie game and one free-to-play mobile game.

      • Again, I point out these scored 10 and 8 from us, Conan got 6.

        That means Edith Finch and Overcooked are better than Conan.

        “The idea that scrapping the PS3/Vita games would increase the quality of the PS4 games offered was clearly a lie.”

        And when did Sony ever say that? They didn’t. You can’t accuse people of telling lies when they never made the promise in the first place.

      • Yes but surely those scores are based on their respective genre? Or are we saying Edith Finch is on the same level as The Last of Us or God of War? Because compared to those two games Edith Finch is a 5 at best.

        IMO a10/10 indie game is not comparable to a 10/10 AAA game. It’s like comparing an Oscar win to The British Soap awards.

        I’ll use Days Gone as an example again – received mostly 6/7 scores in the professional reviews (much higher from gaming public) but is massively superior to both of this months PS+ games. That isn’t even a question.

        No they didn’t outright state that games would improve, they said they were not including PS3 or Vita games to focus on PS4 titles. Implying that the PS4 games would be actual quality PS4 games and not glorified mobile games (Overcooked).

        Like I said, I don’t mind Edith Finch if we had a AAA to back it up but Overcooked is equal to a cross play PS4/Vita game that we used to get in addition to the ‘proper’ PS4 games (and the PS3 games).

        When they announced the price increase last year they released the following statement, “We are changing the pricing to reflect various market conditions, while enabling us to continue providing exceptional value to our members.”

        Do you think this month is exceptional value? Compared to what the membership previously offered? I don’t.

      • Edith Finch getting a 10 and Conan a 6 doesnt mean Edith Finch is better. It just means it got rated higher by tsa. Thats subjective and thats fine. But saying this means one is definitels better than the other seems weird. Black Paradox got an 8, but if somebody doesnt like arcade shooter, that doesnt mean anything… I got dozens of hours of fun out of Conan, playing with a group of friends and will get dozens more. But i wont spend a minute playing Black Paradox…

        Again, im not saying the games next month are bad. I bought both of them. But the lineup lacks volume. Measuring value in hours isnt a very good way, but its one of the most obvious ways nonetheless, and the offerings seem lacking measured this way…

  8. A shame I got Edith Finch, it is good.,though. I’m not that interested in Overcooked, it really looks like a mobile game, but I might give it a go at some point as a cheap local co-op game.

  9. You’d think we’d at least get a VR game every month now. Although, then I suppose those who haven’t got it would be moaning….

  10. It’s a fantastic month for me – i resisted renewing my Plus sub when it expired last month! :)

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