The PlayStation Plus monthly games lineup for August has been revealed and I’m not going to lie, I think this is one of the best ones to date.
There’s that classic nostalgia, a taste of the underworld and an adventure into the world of nightmares!
From Tuesday, 2 August, recent classics including Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, Little Nightmares, and Yakuza: Like A Dragon will arrive on PlayStation Plus across all the tiers so everyone has a chance to jump in!
The Best PlayStation Plus Monthly Line-Up Ever is on August 2
Additionally, the acclaimed Yakuza series will be coming to PlayStation Plus this year. Anyone who’s been intrigued by Sega’s long-running series will be able to experience its signature mix of crunchy combat, explorable districts, mini-games and fascinating storylines starting next month.
Let’s start with the first one, that I was really keen to play on release but ashamed to admit didn’t want to fork over the hard-earned as I felt like I’d bought them enough in the past. The acclaimed remakes of the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater games.
PlayStation Plus August 2022 Line-Up
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 Cross-Gen Deluxe Bundle | PS4, PS5
Drop back in with the most iconic skateboarding games ever made. Play Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater & Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 in one epic collection, rebuilt from the ground up in incredible HD. All the pro skaters, levels, and tricks are back and fully remastered, plus more. Skate to songs from the era-defining soundtrack along with new music, hit insane trick combos, or shred all the original game modes by going head-to-head with local 2-player modes! Strengthen your skills by taking your sessions online and competing against players from around the world in multiplayer modes and live leaderboards. Play as skaters from the original roster (Tony Hawk, Kareem Campbell, Bucky Lasek, and more) or slide into the new roster made up of Olympic skaters (Nyjah Huston, Aori Nishimura, Leticia Bufoni, and more).
Little Nightmares | PS4
Immerse yourself in Little Nightmares, a dark whimsical tale that will confront you with your childhood fears! Help Six escape The Maw – a vast, mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking for their next meal. As you progress on your journey, explore the most disturbing dollhouse offering a prison to escape from and a playground full of secrets to discover. Reconnect with your inner child to unleash your imagination and find the way out!
Yakuza: Like A Dragon and the entire Kamazu Kiryu saga | PS5, PS4
Level up from underdog to dragon in this action RPG. Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking grunt of a low-ranking yakuza family in Tokyo, returns to society after serving 18 years for a crime he didn’t commit. Uncover the truth behind his family’s betrayal while exploring – and fighting – your way across a modern-day Japanese city. Build a party from a ragtag group of society’s outcasts, spending time with them to unlock new abilities and combo skills. Take time off from your quest to immerse yourself in go-karting, arcade games or 50 substories. Watch the trailer here.
PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium subscribers will also be able to experience Kazazu Kiryu’s epic journey through the criminal underworld with Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami and Yakuza Kiwami 2 when the title’s launch as part of the August Game Catalog lineup.
Then, later this year, for Extra and Premium members, Kiryu’s story concludes with Yakuza 3 Remastered, Yakuza 4 Remastered, Yakuza 5 Remastered and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life.
So what do you think of the lineup for August? Sony has certainly stepped up the value of the subscription by adding these titles but also the overall catalogue is starting to really take shape into a list of classic and new games where there is something for everyone.
Don’t forget that you need to go in and add the current games to your library before they disappear after August 1: Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, Man of Medan and Arcadegeddon.
By Doccy Darko