Free games: here are the May 2021 titles for each platform

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In this new article we will talk about the many free games offered in May by the various monthly subscription services and more

Welcome back once again to our monthly column dedicated to video games available for free. Every month, thanks to some subscription services and company initiatives, so many titles are given away.

With all these free video games however there is always a risk of not being able to redeem someone in time. For this reason we have decided to write this article, in which we will tell you about the many free games offered in May by the various monthly subscription services and more.



Always on the alert

Many of the games we will talk about in this article will be free throughout May, but others will only during a certain period. For this reason, we recommend that you redeem the titles that interest you as soon as possible, so as to avoid unpleasant situations.

Also we remind you once again that to download most of the free games we will tell you about you will need to have the right subscription. Fortunately, however, many of these services have a free trial period which in some cases you can use to redeem the games that interest you.

PlayStation Plus - The free games of May 2021

As always, we start our list with the PlayStation Plus, the subscription service of Sony. As you know by now, the PlayStation Plus offers many advantages, such as the ability to play online on PS4 / PS5 and to load saves in the cloud, but it also allows you to redeem three free titles per month. Here are the free games available in May with the service:


  • Wreckfest: Drive Hard, Die Last (PS5)
  • Stranded Deep
  • Battlefield V

This time around Sony has decided to offer its subscribers titles that really suit all tastes. Lovers of FPS for example, they can have fun with Battlefield V, the latest chapter of the iconic shooter by DICE. If, on the other hand, you prefer less competitive games, you can go for it Stranded Deep, for an survival where you will take on the role of a castaway lost in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The lucky owners of a PS5, on the other hand, can have fun with Wreckfest: Drive Hard, Die Last. This adrenaline arcade car racing game will allow you to participate in spectacular races where, thank you to the advanced physics engine of the title, the accidents will really blow your mind.


Xbox Live Gold - The free games of May 2021

Now it's up toXbox Live Gold, the counterpart Microsoft of the PlayStation Plus. The games we will talk about are part of the program Games with Gold and are updated on a monthly basis. Be careful though, because some of these titles will be available only for some platforms and during specific periods. Here is the list of Games with Gold flanked by the platform and the period in which they will be available:

  • LEGO Batman The Videogame (May 1-15 for Xbox 360, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S)
  • Armello (May 1st - May 31st for Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S)
  • Tropico 4 (May 16 - May 31 for Xbox 360, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S)
  • Dungeons 3 (May 16 to June 15 for Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S)

Despite the fact that most of the games on the list are very old, this month Microsoft offered to subscribers some very interesting titles. We have for example LEGO Batman The Videogame, a very fun title and much loved by all fans of LEGO games. Also, if you are gods lovers of strategic and management, this month you will have so much fun to enjoy as you can redeem Dungeons 3, Tropico 4 e Armello, three excellent exponents of these genres.


Xbox Game Pass - The free games of May 2021

We still stay at Microsoft to talk aboutXbox Game Pass. At the moment the stock of titles of the service is very large and, on a monthly basis, is enriched with new games. Usually several quality titles arrive every month and also this time the company was not far behind. Here is the list of new free games added to the service in May alongside the platform and the period in which they will be available:


  • Dragon Quest Builders 2 (available May 4th for console and PC)
  • FIFA 21 (available May 6th for console and PC)
  • Outlast 2 (available May 6th for console, PC and cloud)
  • steep (available May 6 for console and cloud)
  • Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster (from 13 May for console and PC)
  • Just Cause 4: Reloaded (available May 13th for console, PC and cloud)
  • Psychonauts (available May 13th for console, PC and cloud)
  • Remnant: From the Ashes (available May 13 for PC)
  • Red Dead Redemption Online (available May 13 for console and cloud)

This time, too, Microsoft has outdone itself, offering its subscribers some really good titles. There are several really great games on the list like Psychonauts, Outlast 2 e steep, but obviously what stands out most is Red Dead Redemption Online. The last one masterpiece di Rockstar Games has been a resounding success among both critics and gamers and now all Xbox Game Pass subscribers will be able to try his multiplayer component.


PlayStation Now - The free games of May 2021

Let's now move on to cloud gaming with the PlayStation Now, the streaming gaming service created by Sony. At the moment the PlayStation Now boasts a very large stock portfolio and every month is always enriched with so much new. Also, most of the games available for PS4 they can also be downloaded, thus offering the possibility to play them even to those who do not have an excellent connection. Here is the list of free games added to the service in May:


  • Nioh
  • Jump Force
  • Streets of Rage 4

In May, PlayStation Now offers all subscribers a variety of quality titles. Fans of the soulslike for example they will certainly appreciate Nioh, the award-winning action RPG of the Team Ninja. Fighting and manga lovers, on the other hand, might appreciate it Jump Force, a title in which you will be able to fight with some of the most famous characters in the world of Japanese comics. If you prefer something more old school, you will surely love it Streets of Rage 4, one of the best modern scrolling fighting games on the square.

Google Stadia Pro - The free games of May 2021

Let's talk now about Stadia, the Google streaming gaming platform. Although a subscription is not required to use Stadia, with the pro subscription you will have additional benefits, including many new titles every month. The new free games available in May are:

  • Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince
  • Hotline Miami 2 Wrong Number
  • Floor Kids

Also this time the offer from Google is quite valid. Trine 4 is the fourth chapter of the well-known series of puzzle platformer where players have to control three characters to overcome different puzzles. Floor Kids instead it is a breakdance themed music game entirely hand drawn with a very special style. Finally, we are sure that no introductions are needed for Hotline Miami 2, the exceptional arcadand filled with violence and vaporwave scenarios which was acclaimed at its launch in 2015.

Humble Choice - May 2021 Free Games

Now let's see what titles are offered to us this month by the service Humble Choice by Humble Bundle. Subscribers to this service have the option to redeem every month, depending on the type of subscription, 3 or 9 games. In addition, as usual you will also have access to a huge one collection of DRM-free titles that you can download and play forever. Here are the free games available in May:

  • Metro Exodus
  • Darksiders Genesis
  • hellpoint
  • Cook, serve, delicious! 3
  • levelhead
  • Fury Unleashed 
  • Size Matters
  • Morkredd
  • relicta
  • Retimed
  • Family Man
  • Vane

Among the choices of this month there are several very interesting titles. Specifically, we advise you to take them into consideration Darksiders Genesis, Metro Exodus, hellpoint e levelhead. Also, if you are looking for something to play in a cooperative, you might also be interested in Morkredd.

Twitch Prime - May 2021 Free Games

Finally, we conclude our article as usual with the titles of Twitch Prime, Amazon's subscription service. Usually the platform always offers a lot of free games and even in May we were not disappointed with the quantity. Here are the Giochi 8 available for free with this month's subscription:

  • Iris and the Giant
  • Healer’s Quest
  • Beholder
  • Edgar Bokbok in Boulzac
  • The Blind Prophet
  • Yoku's Island Express
  • Fig
  • The Blind Legend

This month Twitch has released a large number of titles and among them are present some very special. We have for example Beholder, a dystopian game in which you'll take on the role of a spy who lives inside an apartment building and who has to gather detailed information about its neighbors. Very interesting too The Blind Prophet, a graphic adventure that boasts one really great art style. The most particular title of all however is certainly The Blind Legend, a game based solely on audio.

Remember Epic Games!

Thanks to this article you now know where to easily find most of the free games available in May. Our guide ends here, but if you're interested in really getting all the free games of the month, don't forget check out the Epic Games Store every Thursday. Fortunately, you can stay up to date on all the titles offered by this store thanks to the many dedicated articles on our site.

If you are interested in staying up to date with all the news on the world of video games and much more, then keep following us here on techigames. Furthermore, in case you want to buy some of these games at an advantageous price, we suggest you take a look at the many offers on Instant Gaming.

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