PlayStation Plus has revealed its free games for the month of August.
From August 2 until September 6, PS Plus Essential, Extra, and Premium members can add Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, and Little Nightmares to their game libraries for no additional cost. Yakuza: Like a Dragon and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 include the PS5 and PS4 versions of the games, while Little Nightmares is a last-gen release.
Here’s PlayStation’s writeup for the three games, although none of them really require an introduction. That’s particularly true for Yakuza: Like a Dragon, which launched in January 2020 and became the most successful title in the series internationally based on copies sold.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon | PS4, PS5
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.
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 Olympian 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!
PlayStation Plus subscribers have been reminded to download July’s free titles if they haven’t already. They include Man of Medan, Arcadegeddon, and Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, the fourth mainline installment of Naughty Dog’s platforming franchise that was developed by Toys for Bob.
PlayStation also announced in a separate article that all Yakuza games would be coming to PS Plus in 2022.
- Yakuza: Like a Dragon | August | PlayStation Plus Essential / Extra / Premium
- Yakuza 0 | August | PlayStation Plus Extra / Premium
- Yakuza Kiwami | August | PlayStation Plus Extra / Premium
- Yakuza Kiwami 2 | August | PlayStation Plus Extra / Premium
Later this year:
- Yakuza 3 Remastered | PlayStation Plus Premium
- Yakuza 4 Remastered | PlayStation Plus Premium
- Yakuza 5 Remastered | PlayStation Plus Premium
- Yakuza 6: The Song of Life | PlayStation Plus Extra / Premium
PS Plus Premium, the highest tier of the subscription service, costs $17.99 monthly / $49.99 quarterly / $119.99 yearly. It includes a catalog of over 700 games, with cloud streaming access and time-limited game trials.