(Pocket-lint) - Each month, PS4PS4 Pro and PS5 owners who subscribe to Sony's PlayStation Plus service get to download and play a great selection of free games.

PS Plus is PlayStation's online gaming service, which provides access to multiplayer gaming and other benefits, including money off many digital purchases. It also gives a great line-up of free titles that would usually cost a packet.

PlayStation 5 owners also get an added bonus of 20 classic PS4 games to play on their next-gen console through the PlayStation Plus Collection. And, an additional free native PS5 game for good measure.

A PS Plus subscription usually costs £6.99 per month, £19.99 for three-months or £49.99 for a whole year's worth.


Here are the free PS5 and PS4 games for April 2021:

On all consoles

These games are available to all PlayStation console owners, they can be downloaded and played on a PS4, PS4 Pro, PS5 or PS5 Digital Edition.

Days Gone

  • Available: 6 April to 3 May 2021

PS4 owners will get the most of this freebie considering it's already part of the PlayStation Collection on PS5 (see below). But, if you are on last-gen and haven't played Days Gone yet, here's your ideal opportunity. The open world zombie action adventure has some excellent set pieces and plenty of RPG elements to keep you hooked.

Zombie Army 4: Dead War

  • Available: 6 April to 3 May 2021

More zombies abound in Rebellion's tongue-in-cheek third-person shooter. Not only does Zombie Army 4 offer a great single-player campaign experience, you can also play the entire thing in co-op with three friends.

On PS5 only

These games are only available to PS Plus members who own a PlayStation 5 or PS5 Digital Edition.

Oddworld: Soulstorm

  • Available: 6 April to 3 May 2021

The latest, brand-new Oddworld is available at no cost to PS Plus members from day one. That's a big deal considering this is a return of a puzzle-platformer franchise much-loved by many.

PlayStation Plus Collection

The PlayStation Plus Collection is a line-up of 20 classic PS4 games available to download and play on PS5 through backward compatibility. In some cases, they will have boosts to the loading times and graphical performance on PS5 (ie. frame rates).

Here is the current game list:

  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Battlefield 1
  • Bloodborne
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Zombies Chronicles Edition
  • Crash Banidcoot N. Sane Trilogy
  • Days Gone
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Fallout 4
  • Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition
  • God of War
  • Infamous Second Son
  • Monster Hunter World
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Persona 5
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • The Last Guardian
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
  • Until Dawn
Writing by Rik Henderson.