Another month, another chance for Sony to convince you to keep your PlayStation Plus Extra or Premium subscription. But this month is a bit more important for Sony, as it just ended its longrunning PS Plus Collection, which granted PS5 owners with PS Plus a lot of great games at no extra cost. With that now gone, Sony needed to replace it with some good stuff. And this month’s lineup—which includes Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, The Evil Within 2, and the rebooted Tomb Raider trilogy—seems like a solid attempt to fill the void left by the PS Plus Collection’s demise.
Sony’s PS Plus subscription service regularly expands every month with new games. And May 2023 is no different. But keep in mind that PS Plus changed in 2022 and now comes in three different tiers: Essential, Extra, and Premium cost $10, $15, and $18 a month, respectively. Essential is the basic PS Plus plan and gets you access to the monthly free games. Extra provides that, and also access to the PS Plus Game Catalog, aka Sony’s response to Microsoft’s Game Pass. Finally, Premium gets you all of that, plus access to streaming games and classic PlayStation titles, including PS1 and PSP games.
On May 10, Sony announced all the games it will be adding to PS Plus’s Game Catalog later this month. All of these titles will arrive on May 16. To play them, and to continue to enjoy the rest of the subscription service’s catalog in the future, you’ll need to maintain a PS Plus Extra or Premium subscription. (Sorry Essential members, you don’t get any of this stuff.)
Here’s the full list:
- Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
- Watch Dogs Legion
- Dishonored 2
- Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
- Sakuna: Of Rice And Ruin
- Tomb Raider Definitive Edition
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider
- Bus Simulator 21
- Evil Within 2, The
- Wolfenstein Youngblood
- Rain World
- Conan Exiles
- Rune Factory 4
- Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
This is a very strong list of games. I’m happy more people will get to play Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, one of the best PS5 games currently available. And for folks who never played the new Tomb Raider trilogy, well, now is a perfect time to jump in. While the third game, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, isn’t as great as the first two, all three games are still a blast and worth checking out.
Meanwhile, Premium members get four new classic PlayStation games, too. They are:
- Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow
- Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light
- Pursuit Force
- Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered
Again, and I’ve said this before, but whoever at Sony is filling PS Plus’ classics catalog with Syphon Filter games, I salute you. Does this mean the franchise might return in the near future? Probably not, but hey, I can dream of next-gen tasers if I want.