PS Plus, Games With Gold Freebies For May 2016

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With May upon us, it is once again time to dust off the PS4 and Xbox One and prepare yourself for a new batch of free games from Microsoft and Sony respectively. PS While last month was a glaring success for Microsoft, it seems they’ve taken a step back with some indies and games that, to be frank, most people already own.

Sony, while still not meeting the expectations set by Microsoft last month, has a few interesting titles for all of us loyalists at least.

Here are the PlayStation freebies for May.

  • Tropico 5 – PS4
  • Table Top Racing: World Tour – PS4
  • Switch Galaxy Ultra  – PS4, PS Vita
  • Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 – PS3
  • LocoRoco Cocoreccho! – PS3
  • God Of War Ghost Of Sparta – PS Vita, PSP

You have to hand it to Sony. They’ve been really trying to diversify the offerings of each month. After what felt like a year of nothing but 2D indie platformers, it’s refreshing that we will be getting something like Tropico 5, a fantastic strategy game that I didn’t even know existed on the platform.

It’s also nice to see Switch Galaxy Ultra, which is a game I’ve never heard of. I  think my favourite part about PS Plus is the idea that I’m constantly getting free games I’ve never heard of, just to find out that they’re mostly games I enjoy enough to buy them. Whether this is the case with Switch Galaxy Ultra remains to be seen.

For you equally loyal Xbox patrons, here are the games you will receive for the month of May.

    • Defense Grid 2  – Xbox One
    • Costume Quest 2  – Xbox One
    • Grid 2  – Xbox 360
    • Peggle – Xbox 360

What a random month for Games With Gold. After Microsoft blew it out of the water with the wonderful Sunset Overdrive, it is strange to see the headliner being a little tower defense game from 2014. That said, Defense Grid 2 is really tight and well, despite being a list that is not exactly a home run, every game is solid and well worth the download.

If you somehow neglected Peggle for all of these years, grab it, as it is potentially one of the most addictive arcade games available right now.

Tropico 5 Windowed Mode: Where to Find It

With Tropico 5 just released, I already became the crazy dictator that Tropico always turns me into. However, in this particular iteration of the game, I had a pretty tough time finding an option that makes your life a lot easier when playing and doing something else at the same time: the Tropico 5 windowed mode.

And after almost jumping off the chair when I finally found the option, I decided to share it with you too because there might be other players in my situation, not knowing how to find the T5 Windowed Mode (because, in my opinion, it’s in a really unexpected place).

So, here you have it: if you want to play Tropico 5 in Windowed Mode, you will have to go to the game’s resolution settings and scroll all the way up, where you will find the “Windowed Mode” resolution. Yeah, pretty crazy, but at least it’s there and we can enjoy dictatorship and island building alongside other useless things on the internet at the same time.

Best Games Coming Out May 2014

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A new month is ahead of us and the excitement rises with the imminent arrival of numerous highly anticipated titles. May 2014 will be a month extremely rich in genre diversity games and next-gen content. Even the pickiest players will be satisfied with a brand new release for their favorite gaming genre. Sports, strategy, role-playing, action-adventure, there’s certainly a release for every taste.

Here’s an extensive list of the best games coming out in May 2014:

Watch Dogs1. Watch Dogs (PC, PS 3, PS 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U)

After a long delay, Watch Dogs is finally getting released. This open world action-adventure game revolves around Aiden Pearce, a Chicago vigilante whose main weapon is hacking. Watch Dogs will introduce an extensive series of next-gen features, unique parkour and hacking abilities, diverse multiplayer modes and a mobile application to fully connect players anytime, anywhere. In a reality where everything is connected finding the most obscure secrets is just a matter of time. Experience the dynamic world of Watch Dogs by purchasing the game here.

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Release Date: May 27     Genre: Action-Adventure

Mode: Single-player & Multiplayer     Official Website: watchdogs.ubi.com

Publisher: Ubisoft     Developer: Ubisoft Montreal

Wolfenstein The New Order2. Wolfenstein: The New Order (PC, PS 3, PS 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

The Wolfenstein series are back with another thrilling game. The New Order presents an alternate course of history, in which the Third Reich came out victorious of the World War II. In this obscure reality, where oppression and tyranny reigns, players are tasked with the challenging mission to take down the nazi forces. To do so they must consider their tactical approach, which can be direct or stealthy. Furthermore, players will have access to a non-limited weapon inventory, including enemy military discoveries. Get a digital copy of Wolfenstein: The New Order here.

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Release Date: May 20 (NA), May 22 (AU), May 23 (EU)     Genre: First-Person Shooter

Mode: Single-player     Official Website: www.wolfenstein.com

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks     Developer: MachineGames

Bound by Flame3. Bound by Flame (PC, PS 3, PS 4, Xbox 360)

Bound by Flame is a promising action role-playing game from Spiders. Set in a world dominated by evil forces, players must do anything it takes to save the world. In this choice-driven game, players’ actions and decisions will generate different scenarios in the story. Also, each choice will determinate the power and appearance of the protagonist – greater power comes at the price of humanity. Companion interaction (friendship, rivalry and romance) will be a key feature in Bound by Flame. Purchase a copy on Amazon.

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Release Date: May 9     Genre: Action Role-Playing

Mode: Single-player     Official Website: www.boundbyflame.com

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive     Developer: Spiders

Mario-Kart-84. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)

The Mario universe is getting a new racing adventure for Wii U. Mario Kart 8 continues the traditional gameplay of the franchise, in which characters from the Mario universe race against each other in go-karts. This new game will feature an anti-gravity system, as well as underwater racing and vehicle customization. Besides the usual multiplayer mode, Mario Kart 8 will also include an online mode that connects up to twelve players at once. The game is available on Amazon.

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Release Date: May 29 (JP), May 30 (NA&EU), May 31 (AU)     Genre: Racing

Mode: Single-player & Multiplayer     Official Website: mariokart8.nintendo.com

Publisher: Nintendo     Developer: Nintendo EAD Group No. 1

Drakengard 3 5. Drakengard 3 (PS 3)

Drakengard 3 is a prequel to the original game of the Japanese Drakengard series. The game revolves around Zero, a mysterious woman who partners with a dragon to kill her five tyrant sisters. As players progress, they start to discover the true reason behind Zero’s rampage. The third game continues to deliver a mixture of ground-based hack-and-slash combat and aerial battles. Zero’s new adventure is available for purchase here.

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Release Date: May 20 (NA), May 21 (EU), May 22 (AU)     Genre: Action Role-Playing

Mode: Single-player     Official Website: drakengardgame.com

Publisher: Square Enix     Developer: Access Games

Tropico 56. Tropico 5 (PC, PS 4, Xbox 360)

The Tropico series is returning this month with a brand new simulation game. Tropico 5 introduces several innovative political features and challenges players to manage their island colonies since its historical foundation in the colonial era, through World War 2, up to the cold war and present. One of the main attractions is the competitive multiplayer feature, which allows up to four players to ally or fight each other within the same island. Buy it now.

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Release Date: May 23     Genre: Strategy, Simulation

Mode: Single-player & Multiplayer     Official Website: www.tropico5.com

Publisher: Kalypso Media     Developer: Haemimont Games

0Rk.1280x7207. Mario Golf World Tour (3DS)

Mario and his friends will engage in an exciting golf adventure this month in Mario Golf World Tour. The game displays intuitive controls and a fast paced realistic gameplay. The sport simulation mirrors the basis of golf, in which the player aims a ball with a golf club across a massive golf course in order to hit it into the target hole in the lowest number of strokes. Mario Golf World Tour can be purchased via Amazon.

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Release Date: May 1 (JP), May 2 (NA&EU)     Genre: Sports

Mode: Single-player & Multiplayer     Official Website: mariogolf.nintendo.com

Publisher: Nintendo     Developer: Camelot Software Planning

Other Game Releases This Month: Godzilla: Smash3 (May 16); Killer is Dead (May 9); Outlast: Whistleblower (May 7); Soul Sacrifice Delta (May 14); Start a Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure (May 7); Transistor (May 20).