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PlayStation Plus Essential members still get their free games every month in the revamped version of the subscription service. While July wasn’t anything to write home about, August absolutely makes up for it. You should probably clear your calendars now.
Here are your free games for August:
- Yakuza: Like A Dragon
- Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 & 2
- little nightmares
Breaking down PlayStation Plus’s August benefits
the Yakuza series is incredibly popular, so it’s no surprise that Yakuza: Like A Dragon is finally gracing the PS Plus membership. Released in 2020, you play as Ichiban Kasuga and attempt to rise through your crime organization to make it to the top after serving an 18-year sentence for a crime you didn’t commit. This installment introduced turn-based combat to the series (and it’s something we’ll see in the upcoming sequel as well). It’s an unhinged RPG that will keep you guessing as you play with some of its antics.
What has most people excited this month is Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 & 2. This is the remastered version of the originals that graced our original PlayStations back in 1999 and 2000. It’s lovingly crafted with a fantastic soundtrack to back it up.
If you never played the original versions, please take the time to add this to your library; they are two of the most iconic skateboarding video games ever created. There are some updates to it, of course, as you can play as some of the iconic skateboarders or play as new Olympian skaters.
Last up is little nightmares, your haunting third-person adventure game this month. This isn’t a terribly long game, but if you’re craving a bit of spookiness to get you ready for Halloween, this is your game. You play as Six and attempt to escape the Maw, the prison vessel you’re stuck on. The creatures you encounter and attempt to sneak around are just… horrifying at times.
It has the perfect creepy atmosphere, and a gorgeously creepy soundtrack, and there are moments where the game is almost too creepy and grotesque. You might find yourself turning on a light while you play.
August’s games will be available to download starting Tuesday, August 2nd.