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The PlayStation Plus game catalogue locks in Red Dead Redemption 2 and more for May

Red Dead Redemption 2
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It’s that time of the month when Sony reveals what games are joining the catalogue of titles available for PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium subscribers to download and/or stream for no additional cost as part of their membership. And while it’s not a great month on the whole, there is at least one must-play title that could occupy gamers for the rest of May and beyond.

Rockstar’s phenomenal Red Dead Redemption 2 is the highlight of May’s PlayStation Plus Extra offerings. If you haven’t played this yet, now’s the time. It’s perhaps one of the best games ever made, with a shockingly realistic world and a compelling yet tragic story. Outside of that, however, everything else is a little more passable.

Crime Boss: Rockay City is entering the game catalogue, which had a rocky (rockay?) start but is now supposed to be in a much better state. Deceive Inc. is joining it, too. Both are possibly worth checking out for those who like multiplayer games. For those who like a bit of strategy there’s The Settlers: New Allies, while survival fans might want to jump feet-first into Stranded: Alien Dawn.

Also joining the game catalogue this May for PlayStation Plus Extra subscribers is the cute action RPG Cat Quest, and its local co-op enabled sequel, Cat Quest II. There’s The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame as well, which is also more fun when played in local co-op. Rounding things off is the original Watch Dogs, which we still think is great. And for The Sims 4 fans, the City Living expansion pack is included.

Of course, all of these are available for PlayStation Plus Premium subscribers as well, though they also gain access to a trio of classic titles. This month, those hits from yesteryear are 2Xtreme, a multi-discipline racing game, G-Police, which puts players in control of a gunship, and Worms Pinball, which is pretty self explanatory. Needless to say, it’s not the best month for classics.

Editor in Chief // An avid gamer since discovering the wonders of the Acorn Electron in the '80s, Rich has nearly played more games than he's had hot dinners. Not one to put all his eggs in one basket, Rich is happy to play games of all genres, but he particularly enjoys racing games and anything that's full of non-stop action, especially if it includes a good dose of humour, horror or crudeness!