If none of the new PS Plus free games for May 2019 interest you then there’s a great alternative to try right now.
For a limited time, Monster Hunter World on PS4 – the smash hit title from Capcom – is available to play for free.
In a surprise announcement earlier this week, it was revealed that Sony PlayStation fans would get the chance to download and trial the game at no charge, for a limited time.
It’s the perfect chance to try out Monster Hunter World, which proved popular with fans and critics alike after its initial console launch.
According to the PlayStation Store, the Monster Hunter World trial isn’t a giant download, meaning you can save on the time it takes to add it to your digital collection.
Weighing in at just under 15GB, MHW managed to achieve an average user score of 7.9 on Metacritic.
And the good news is that this week’s Monster Hunter World demo is a long one.
Fans will be able to play Monster Hunter for free until May 20, giving players longer than a week to fully explore the content available.
It should be noted that this trial is not the full version of the game, so you won’t be able to cram everything into those 10 days.
The game will allow you to reach Hunter Rank 4, meaning you can enjoy some of the game’s events, as well as the online section.
And that’s an important of the whole experience, as Monster Hunter World is seen as a top multiplayer experience.
This is open to you in the Monster Hunter World demo this week but you will need an active PS Plus account.
Here’s more from Capcom, who confirmed this week: “Available starting today, the MH: World free trial on PS4 will be live today through May 20th and will feature content straight from the full game, up until the completion of the Tobi-Kadachi assignment quest at Hunter Rank 4.
“You’ll be able to start your journey, create your Hunter and Palico companion, and access all the features the game has to offer up until that point in the story (HR4).
“This means you’ll also be able to play with other hunters online and even partake in the Spring Blossom Fest, one our many seasonal events.
“Also, let’s not underestimate the amount of content packed into those early missions. You’ll get to explore two ample environments, each with a variety of monsters to hunt, vistas to take in, endemic life to discover, lots of gear to craft, 14 different weapon types to try out and Palico gear.
“And once you’ve decided to convert to the full game (which is currently on sale for just $19.99 on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One digital stores, btw!), your entire progress will carry over so you can pick up exactly where you left off in the free trial.”
It’s a great deal for any Monster Hunter fans who haven’t had the chance to try the newest game in the series.
And anyone who does pick up the game this week can be safe in the knowledge that Capcom is still actively supporting Monster Hunter World on all platforms.
It was recently announced that new expansion Iceborne is releasing worldwide on PS4 on 6th September 2019.
This new glacial area will feature its own harsh ecosystem and will be populated by new beasts, as well as the dynamic stampeding Banbaro and the Beotodus
Capcom has also confirmed that fan-favourite monsters from previous entries in the Monster Hunter series will be returning, including Nargacuga, the nimble foe known for being a headache.
This new area is also set to unlock new abilities, like the Clutch Claw’s new grapple feature and each weapon type gaining new attack moves and combos with the Slinger.
And anyone not interested in hunting monsters can always head over to the PS4 Store and download Overcooked or What Remains of Edith Finch, as part of their active PS Plus subscription.