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Free games for PlayStation, Xbox and PC subscribers in May

A cursory Google search tells me that the month of May is celebrated as National Egg Month in certain parts of the US. We don’t all live in the US, nor do all of us eat eggs, but I think we can all appreciate that it’s a weird choice to make for the month after Easter. Anyway, here’s all the free games in May for PlayStation Plus, Xbox Gold, Humble Monthly, Epic Games, and Twitch Prime subscribers.

PlayStation Plus 

  • Overcooked
    The cooperative cooking game where you need to chop up and fry ingredients as fast as you can to rack up a high score. For the most fun, play with up to three of your loved ones. You’re going to get mad at each other. It’s a great time. The sequel came out last year, here’s our review.
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
    A first-person story-em-up where you play a young woman exploring her family home, finding out how each member of her family died. Our review described it as “haunting, emotional” and also “short and memorable” so you won’t be bummed out for long.

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Xbox Games With Gold

  • Xbox One
    • Outcast: Second Contact (available April 16 – May 15)
      A complete top-down remake of a late 90’s PC game, play a cool gruff man with a gun as he explores an alien planet, presumably using that gun at some point.
    • Marooners (available May 1 – 31)
      A multiplayer party game you can play locally or online. Features unlockable characters and weapons, so you can beat your friends exactly how you’d like to.
    • The Golf Club 2019 Featuring PGA Tour (available May 16 – June 16)
      The hot pop culture crossover event everyone’s talking about. Golf your way through the realistic career mode, but I’m sure there’s other, less strenuous golf options where you can golf your golfy little heart out.
  • Xbox One & Xbox 360
    • Earth Defence Force: Insect Armageddon (available May 1 – 15)
      An entomophobe’s dream and nightmare come true, all at once. Shoot down enormous aliens raining from the sky in an open-world metropolis. It’s what non-Australians think living in Australia is like, but a game.
    • Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley (available May 16 – 31)
      Jump and shoot your way through comic book panels to take down bad guys. Or obliterate the fourth wall completely by summoning the developers of the game to fight the bad guys for you.

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Humble Monthly

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
    The most recent entry in the long-running, long-shooting series, and the first to start a debate on how ancient Romans wrote the number 4. This one doesn’t have a single-player campaign, focusing more on multiplayer and Blackout, an addition to the battle royale craze.
  • Other games to be revealed June 7

Epic Games

  • World of Goo (available until May 17)
    Get balls of sentient goo to use their bodies to form a structurally stable shape, allowing other balls of goo to get to the other side. The needs of the many (balls of sentient goo) outweigh the needs of the few (ball of sentient goo).
  • Stories Untold (available May 17 – May 31)
    A horror game melding together different genres to tell spooky interconnected stories inspired by 80s technology. If Black Mirror was set in the 80s, it might look something like this.

Twitch Prime (all available May 1 – June 3)

  • The Little Acre
    Point-and-click adventure game with an adorable art style. Set in Ireland, a little boy looks for his missing dad in a magical world. Also, a clumsy dog is there.
  • Whispering Willows
    Another adventure game with a gorgeous art style about a young protagonist looking for a missing father, which needs to be a genre on its own. You play Elena, who can communicate with the dead.
  • Stealth Bastard Deluxe
    A punishing side-scrolling stealth game, this Deluxe edition comes with a global leaderboard so you can compare your mistakes to other people around the world!
  • Majesty Collection
    Features Majesty 2 and three of its expansions (Kingmaker, Battles of Ardania, Monster Kingdom). Build the medieval fantasy city of your dreams, but look out for monster invasions and the fact that your citizens don’t always listen to you.

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So there we have your free games for the month! And I got through it without making a single egg-based pun. Everything turned out sunny side up. Whoops. Sorry.