Tales from the Borderlands
"Tales from the Borderlands" will be included in the PlayStation Plus free games May 2017 roster. YouTube/PlayStation

The list of free PlayStation games for May 2017 has been revealed. This time around, PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to get their hands on two very promising titles: “Abzu” and “Tales from the Borderlands,” both for the PlayStation 4. On the PlayStation 3 front, “Blood Knights” and “Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants” will be available for free in May. Meanwhile, “Laser Disco Defenders” and “Type: Rider” for the PlayStation Vita will be free, though these are also available for cross buy on the PlayStation 4 as detailed by PlayStation Blog.

“Tales from the Borderlands” is a strong entry to this month’s lineup. An extension of the “Borderlands” series from Telltale Games, it is composed of five episodes in which a player’s choices ultimately affect the story as a consequence. Taking place after the events of “Borderlands 2,” it tells the story of protagonists Rhys and Fiona on their quest to get their hands on a formidable fortune. Though it may be part of the “Borderlands” series, its gameplay vastly differs from its other siblings within the franchise. While other “Borderlands” games are first-person shooters in essence, “Tales from the Borderlands” is a point-and-click interactive graphic adventure. As such, it is greatly similar to other titles by Telltale Games, such as “The Walking Dead” and “The Wolf Among Us.”

“Abzu,” on the other hand, follows the journey of a deep sea diver exploring the vast ocean who is later lead to restoring life to local seas with the use of magical springs. With its underwater setting, the game boasts strong visuals to go with its wordless storytelling. Though this title is included in the roster of free games for May, Eurogamer notes that it will only be available to PlayStation Plus subscribers in North America. Subscribers in Europe will instead get “Alienation,” an isometric twin-stick shooter that pits one to four players against aliens invading Earth.

Previously, the titles made available for free this month included co-op action game “Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime” as well as “Drawn To Death,” both for the PlayStation 4. While these games are still up for grabs at no cost, PlayStation Plus subscribers will only have until the end of the month to get their hands on them, especially after the announcement of the PlayStation Plus free games May 2017 list.