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Every free PlayStation 4 game you can download in May

Published Apr 29th, 2020 10:15PM EDT
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  • Sony has announced the free PlayStation 4 games it will be giving away in May.
  • PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to download Cities: Skylines and Farming Simulator 19 for free from May 5th through June 1st.
  • The two games normally retail for $40 each on the PlayStation Store.
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We’re still anxiously awaiting news from Sony about the PlayStation 5, but in the meantime, we will take what we can get. Today, what we can get is free games, as Sony has unveiled the next duo of titles that will be free for PlayStation Plus subscribers starting on May 5th. Up first is Cities: Skylines, a game that lets you build and maintain enormous cities, and doom them to natural disasters when you get bored with the planning.

If you’d rather escape the city and head out to the countryside, you’re going to want to pick up the other free title, Farming Simulator 19. As the name suggests, this simulator puts you in the shoes of a modern farmer and has you harvesting crops, tending to animals, and riding around in more than 300 vehicles and machines. You can share your farm play online with other players and download mods created by the community.

If you find yourself enjoying either of the games (or both, for that matter) and want more, Cities: Skylines and Farming Simulator 19 have plenty of downloadable content that you can pick up on the PlayStation Store once you’ve bled the base game dry. You will have to pay for it, but at least you got the game for free.

Here’s the complete lineup of free PlayStation 4 games available to PS Plus subscribers in May:

  • Cities: Skylines (ERP $39.99): Available May 5th – June 1st
    • Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the classic city simulation. The game introduces new game play elements to realize the thrill and hardships of creating and maintaining a real city whilst expanding on some well-established tropes of the city building experience.

  • Farming Simulator 19 (ERP $39.99): Available May 5th – June 1st
    • The ultimate farming simulation returns with a complete graphics overhaul and the most complete farming experience ever! Become a modern farmer and develop your farm on two huge American and European environments, filled with exciting new farming activities, crops to harvest and animals to tend to.

Both games listed above will be free to download starting on Tuesday, May 5th. As always, you will need to have an active subscription to PlayStation Plus in order to download them for free. You will also need to either keep paying for or restart your subscription in order to keep them, even if you downloaded them for free. And don’t forget — all of the free games from April are still available until the new Instant Game Collection arrives next week.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.