May has arrived and PS4 gamers have a choice of different free titles to download and play. Some of them are full titles like Fortnite Battle Royale, while others are demos that last for a limited amount of time.
And gamers looking for something new on PS4 have the perfect opportunity this weekend. Sony adds new content regularly to the PlayStation Network, with only Nintendo beating them when it comes to regular demo content.
And May has gotten off to a good start, with a new PSN demo available to download right now on PlayStation consoles.
Gamers this month can download and play the LEGO The Hobbit Demo right now.
Weighing in at less than 1GB, the new content also comes with a 7+ age rating, making it even more accessible globally.
The game was originally launched back in 2014 and received average reviews on its debut.
And it’s taken quite some time for the demo version to appear on the PlayStation Network in the UK.
DOWNLOAD THE HOBBIT DEMO FREE
The game itself is an action-adventure puzzler with the demo version offering a limited amount of gameplay.
“Reclaim the Lost Kingdom brick by brick! Join Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Thorin and his company of Dwarves in an epic adventure across Middle-earth to recapture the Lonely Mountain in the most expansive LEGO game to date,” the game description reads.
“Battle ravenous Trolls, dangerous Orcs and many more! Combine the Dwarves’ unique abilities to solve puzzles – often with hilarious results. Explore iconic locations in Middle-earth, from the Shire to Goblin-town and beyond.”
This latest PS4 demo release follows the launch of the new PS Plus games for May 2020.
They can be claimed and downloaded today and include Cities: Skylines and Farming Simulator 19.
The PS Now lineup has also been refreshed with new titles for this month and now includes Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, The Evil Within 2, and Get Even.
For more details on the new PS Plus and PS Now games, you can find their descriptions below:
PS PLUS GAMES FOR MAY
Cities: Skylines – PlayStation 4 Edition
Do you have what it takes to develop a small, bustling community into a sprawling megacity? In this acclaimed city builder sim by Paradox Interactive, you make the decisions that will see your city flourish or fail. You’ll need strategic smarts to keep your burgeoning ecosystem from collapse, ensuring your ever-growing populace stay happy and the industries that are the lifeblood of your expanding metropolis continue to thrive.
Farming Simulator 19
Stressed by the bustling city life and eager to tackle a more sedate livelihood? Rural escapism awaits with Farming Simulator 19! Developer GIANTS Software has packed in a wealth of agricultural pastimes to lose yourself in as you set out to maintain a homestead. Harvest crops, raise livestock, tackle forest, ride your own horses…or just jump behind the wheel of your John Deere tractor or one of over 300 authentic farming vehicles and go for a drive.
PS NOW GAMES FOR MAY
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
It’s the perfect time to try out the deeply tactical, always tense multiplayer shooter that has become an esports phenomenon in the years since its 2015 debut. Strained matches are built around two competing teams of players using a variety of weapons, gadgets and sound strategies to triumph over the other. While you’ll need to adapt to its uncompromising gameplay, it only makes every well-earned victory all the sweeter.
The Evil Within 2
Genre aficionados will have plenty to savour with this horror sequel as you enter the alternate reality town of Union in search of your long thought dead daughter. Sickeningly brilliant creature designs and jump scares await as you explore the town’s expansive areas filled with dangers and secrets. But armed as you are with an arsenal of monster-shredding weaponry, as well as having the option to keep things low-key with a more stealthy approach, you’re ready to take on every abomination that stands between you and your family reunion.
Puzzler, shooter, psychological thriller. Developer The Farm 51’s mashup of genres makes for an intriguing first-person adventure. Finding yourself trapped inside an insane asylum with a virtual reality device surgically grafted to your head, you’re forced to track down and ‘enter’ memories to gradually unravel the mystery behind your incarceration. As gripping as any murder mystery and with events shaped by your decisions, Get Even is a must play for those who love stories with plenty of twists.