PS Plus May 2019 Free Games: Multiplayer Co-op and Arthouse Adventure Come to PS4

The free PlayStation Plus games for May provide a powerfully contrasting experience, combining an indie adventure designed for solo exploration and one of the most hectic cooperative multiplayer games available for the PS4. Beginning May 7, PS Plus subscribers will be able to download and play—for free—Overcooked and What Remains of Edith Finch. One is contemplative, the other frenetic.

PS Plus Free Games May 2019

This month's PS Plus free games will be available to download beginning May 7, for PlayStation Plus subscribers only.

Overcooked

In Overcooked, you play as a chef who must juggle various kitchen stations to get dishes out to customers as quickly as possible. This means combining ingredients, cooking and plating. It all gets a lot harder with kitchens with built-in obstacles, like pedestrian walkways, slippery ice and even a kitchen built across two different trucks, travelling at different speeds.

Overcooked is a great multiplayer game for beginners and non-gamers, because its controls are very simple. Instead, the challenge comes from juggling different dishes and kitchen stations with multiple players, coordinating as best you can out loud.

"With its cute and colorful stylings, huge range of dishes and kitchen layouts, easy controls, accessible gameplay and a focus on silly, over-the-top antics, Overcooked! Is the perfect party game for gamers and non-gamers alike," the PlayStation Blog describes.

Developed by Ghost Town Games and published by Team17, Overcooked is for up to four players, with solo, co-op and competitive modes.

What Remains of Edith Finch

The other free May PS Plus game couldn't be more different from Overcooked. In What Remains of Edith Finch, players explore a house full of secrets from a first-person perspective, learning the truth behind the deaths of Finch family members. The PlayStation blog describes What Remains of Edith Finch as a "highly original and often surreal experience," with "unique interactive storytelling."

What Remains of Edith Finch, from developer Giant Sparrow and publisher Annapurna Interactive, was originally released for the PS4 in 2017. "Sombre, thought-provoking and at times deeply moving, What Remains of Edith Finch is one of this generation's most understated gems," the May PS Plus announcement says, citing its Best Game 2017 award at the British Academy Games Awards and Best Narrative award at the Game Developers Choice Awards in 2018.

Both Overcooked and What Remains of Edith Finch will be available to download for PS Plus subscribers from May 7. You can also download the PS Plus games for April—Conan Exiles and The Surge—until May 6.

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