May 2023's PS Plus Essential games were leaked just hours ahead of their official reveal earlier this week, and it's fair to say that the lineup divided opinion on both occasions. To be fair, it is a bit of an odd selection.
We've got GRID Legends headlining things — a solid racer with some questionable FMV story stuff thrown in. Then there's Chivalry 2, a multiplayer-focused medieval warfare 'sim' that's actually really good, chaotic fun — but we all know how multiplayer games go down with PS Plus' more hardcore audience. And finally we've got Descenders, a rougelite that's all about cycling. Editor Sammy tells us that it's deceptively enjoyable, but there's no denying it's a niche inclusion.