PlayStation Plus: August’s “free” game on the run with a must-have Japanese RPG?

Game news PlayStation Plus: August’s “free” game on the run with a must-have Japanese RPG?

The change in the PlayStation Plus formula will not have affected one thing: the arrival of “free” games in the subscription, whether on the Essential, Extra and Premium models. On this topic, it seems that the titles arriving in August would be leaked.


  • A mythical license for fans of Japan
  • The most famous skateboarder is back
  • The game about little nightmares

As every month, PlayStation reveals the video games to integrate the catalog of its PlayStation Plus: a subscription service that allows you to benefit from “free” games in exchange for a monthly payment. On the program there are three titles that need to be restored. For example, in the month of July, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, Arcadegeddon and The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan filled the catalog.

Often before the official announcement, many rumors try to predict the titles from PS Plus. While some predict the arrival of Nier Automata or even Mass Effect: Legendary Edition in the catalog, it is Dealabs (who are often right on this subject) who would have PlayStation Plus offers in advance for the month of August. Of course, we are waiting for an official announcement from Sony to secure such information.

A mythical license for fans of Japan

The PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 compatible title would be Yakuza: Like a Dragon. Released in November 2020, the seventh numbered episode of the license offers a revolution: it replaces the saga’s traditional beat’em-up system with turn-based combat. What constitutes a gateway for neophytes, while attracting the curiosity of veterans of the universe, but above all getting their hands dirty before the arrival of the eighth episode.

The most famous skateboarder is back

A true icon of skateboarding in the 2000s, Tony Hawk was entitled to a prolific saga of video games in his name. The first two, originally released in 1999 and 2000, were the subject of a compilation updated in 2020 called Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2. On the programme, an always effective experience located between past and present with a modern graphic envelope. Probably one of the best skateboard simulations on the market, especially since opus 3+4 is not ready to arrive.

The game about little nightmares

Little Nightmares is the first production from the Tarsier studio. A platformer title that evokes Limbo and Inside with its dark aesthetic (à la Tim Burton) and its thriller side. The player embodies Six, a teenage girl dressed in a yellow raincoat, who must make her place among the adults: an adventure that evokes the journey that every teenager goes through.

About the new PlayStation Plus:

What is PlayStation Plus?

PlayStation Plus is the subscription formula for PS4 and PS5. Through various offers, you can enjoy hundreds of PlayStation titles, a list of retro games ranging from PS1 to PS3 and even streaming playback, depending on your subscription level.

What are the 3 PS Plus offers?

PlayStation Plus consists of three levels: Essential (€8.99/month), Extra (€13.99/month) and Premium (€16.99/month). The first one offers the same benefits as the old PS Plus (online games, save in the cloud, games included every month, exclusive discounts via the PlayStation Store). The other also benefits from a catalog of around 400 PS4 titles | PS5. And the third adds on top of retro software (PSP, PS1, PS2, PSP), remote reading of a selection of games thanks to streaming and – this is important – demos to test a handful of blockbusters.

Who Can Benefit From Free PlayStation Plus Games?

Depending on your subscription, you will not have access to the same games. With PlayStation Plus Essential, you are entitled to the PS Plus Collection (only on PS5) and to the titles offered each month. With Extra you have access to a PS4 catalog | PS5 with about 400 apps. And with Premium you get almost 340 retro games, streaming PS3 titles and demos.

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