August 2022 PlayStation Plus free games include Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, Little Nightmares
The monthly PlayStation Plus free games for August 2022 have been revealed. These games will be available to members of the PS Plus Essential, Extra and Deluxe/Premium plans starting next week. On August 2, PS Plus subscribers will get access to Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 Cross-Gen Deluxe Bundle, and Little Nightmares. These titles can be added to your game library until September 6, after which time you’ll need to keep your subscriptions to play them.
Sony made the announcement on the PlayStation Blog, revealing the full set of games coming to the catalog in August. Expect another announcement as soon as July, where PlayStation Plus Premium and Deluxe subscribers will receive more titles as part of the Games or Classics catalog.
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PS Plus August 2022: Yakuza as a dragon
First up is Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio’s latest addition, Yakuza: Like a Dragon. The story follows former Yakuza member Ichiban Kasuga as he returns to Tokyo after serving 18 years in prison for a crime he never committed. Players team up with a group of outcasts in an attempt to uncover the truth behind his family’s betrayal. It would be the first mainline Yakuza game to feature turn-based combat – in addition to the classic offerings of arcade games, go-karts, and plenty of sub-stories. Yakuza: Like a Dragon will be available to play on PS5 and PS4.
PS Plus August 2022: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2
Developed by Vicarious Visions, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 brings the epic skateboarding experience to next-gen consoles. Rebuilt from the ground up, players can participate in various challenges, learn new tricks, and even go head-to-head with local 2-player modes and online multiplayer. The skaters of the original formation namely Tony Hawk, Kareem Campbell and Bucky Lasek can also be unlocked. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 will be available to play on PS5 and PS4.
PS Plus August 2022: Little Nightmares
And finally we have the whimsical horror game, Little Nightmares – where you help Six, a little girl in a yellow raincoat to escape from the miserable town of The Maw. Players can expect plenty of puzzles and platforming action as they battle giant, corrupted souls in search of their next meal. The game plays into the psychological horror trope and uses flashing lights and dead silence to understand the fear within you. Little Nightmares will only be available on PS4.
Additionally, over the course of 2022, PS Plus will bring four more Yakuza games to the service, rounding out the list to 8 titles. Later this year, players can expect Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4, Yakuza 5, and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life to be added to the subscription service. The current catalog includes Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, Yakuza Kiwami 2, and the aforementioned Yakuza: Like a Dragon.
Sony also reiterated that all PlayStation Plus subscribers have one last chance – until August 1 – to add Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, Man of Medan and Arcageddon to their library. These are the three free games that have been announced for July.
PlayStation Plus subscription starts in India at Rs. 499 per month for Essential, Rs. 749 per month for the Extra plan, and Rs. 849 per month for the top-end Deluxe.