PS4's Free PS Plus Games Of April Still Available On PSN

Make sure to download these games by May 1.

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Now Playing: PlayStation Plus Free Games of April Livestream

We're now well into the new month, and for PlayStation Plus members, that means there are free games to grab if you haven't already done so. While this month's offerings can't live up to last month's killer lineup, players will find plenty of free fun in April.

Leading the pack is the often-overlooked Mad Max, an open-world game about building a destructive car and taking out apocalyptic marauders. In GameSpot's Mad Max review, Peter Brown came away unsatisfied with the ground combat, but thoroughly enjoyed bashing up enemies while behind the wheel of his "Magnum Opus."

The second-biggest game in this month's PS Plus lineup is TrackMania Turbo, which also puts you behind the wheel of a car, but with very different goals from Mad Max. Your job in this arcade racer is to reach the finish line on gravity-defying tracks in as short a time as possible. It's also compatible with PSVR, in case you have a need for speed.

Thanks to PlayStation's Cross Buy functionality, three of the other games also run on PS4. First is In Space We Brawl, a multiplayer twin-stick shooter that also works on PS3. Next is the side-scrolling beat-'em-up 99Vidas, which plays on PS3 and PS Vita as well as PS4. Then there's Q*Bert: Rebooted, which is compatible with all three PlayStation platforms, but unfortunately isn't very good. Finally, PS3 owners get Toy Home, a charming, colorful racing game.

All of these games are available to download for free from the PlayStation Store through May 1. And don't forget, this is the final year that PS3 and Vita games will be offered through PS Plus. Meanwhile, we now know what May's PS Plus games will be.

April 2018 Free PS Plus Games

PS4

  • Mad Max
  • TrackMania Turbo
  • In Space We Brawl (Cross Buy with PS3)
  • 99Vidas (Cross Buy with PS3 and PS Vita)
  • Q*Bert: Rebooted (Cross Buy with PS3 and PS Vita)

PS3

  • In Space We Brawl (Cross Buy with PS4)
  • Toy Home
  • 99Vidas (Cross Buy with PS4 and PS Vita)
  • Q*Bert: Rebooted (Cross Buy with PS4 and PS Vita)

PS Vita

  • 99Vidas (Cross Buy with PS3 and PS4)
  • Q*Bert: Rebooted (Cross Buy with PS3 and PS4)

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JohnnyKChop

Trackmania Turbo wasn't on my radar at all and now I can't stop playing it. Perfect game for PS Plus.

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Dualmask

Toy Home was literally the first PS3 game I ever bought, and the first digital game I ever bought. My son still plays it to this day. It's fun in short bursts.

Lots of curious titles, but nothing jaw-dropping to me.

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RaveNRolla

more stuff for my library, that i don't actually play :) . i was taking a look in there a few days ago and my, there are some (probably) great games in there, like Lords of the Fallen or Mgs5. but somehow i don't really try out new stuff, because i know what genres i like. i took a leap the other week and bought nier-automata and i didn't like it at all. fell flat on my face with that one. bloodborne is hot again at the moment, i'm fine with that. also looking forward to god of war!

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Stykman

Have Mad Max on my Xbox. Really great game, spent a lot more time on it, than I thought I would. Highly recommend you give it a whirl, especially if it's free.... well sorta free.

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Barighm

Nothing for me, but it's nice to see newer AAA titles showing up more often.

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videogameninja

-MEL GIBSON NINJA APPROVED-

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Redsyrup

Actually this is fairly disappointing for PS3 and Vita owners (again). Contrary to the description. For months now I've been paying to maintain the back catalog of previously downloaded titles. Sony's complacency will be their undoing.

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rmiller365

@Redsyrup: Sony has stated that they will cut off free game support for PS3 and Vita by the end of this year. While I don't see anymore killer app games being released for Vita or PS3, I commend them for still supporting hardware they released almost 13 years ago. No other console manufacturer has done that to date.

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Barighm

@rmiller365: Except MS and the 360's ongoing support. Still no word about when the 360 will stop receiving gold titles (or I missed it).