Game News PlayStation Plus: All the “free” games of the Extra and Premium formulas for the month of August 2022
After announcing that almost the entire Yakuza saga was going to land on PlayStation Plus in August, Sony’s subscription service is back in the spotlight today to unveil the entire summer catalog. So, are there any little surprises on the program?
The Extra and Premium formulas of PlayStation Plus have been constantly offering content since last June. Moreover, today, Sony unveils the games that will be available to all subscribers from August 16th. Of course, we will have the right, as expected, to three Yakuza titles, but also to a few additional surprises.
Three Yakuza for the price of one (PS4/PS5)
We start with what we all expected: the Yakuza. It is therefore in less than a week that players will be able to dive into the Japanese underworld with the arrival of three hits from the saga of Ryū ga Gotoku Studio. We are obviously referring to Yakuza Kiwami first and second of the name (the remakes of the first two opuses), but also to Yakuza Zero: The Place of Oath. The goal for Sony here is to introduce newcomers to the adventures of Kazuma Kiryu before the arrival on the service of Yakuza 3 Remastered and its sequels Yakuza 4 Remastered and Yakuza 5 Remastered, and the conclusion Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. Indeed, the four aforementioned titles will be available in Sony’s catalog later this year.
Ghost Recon Wildlands is also in the game (PS4/PS5)
We continue the program with Ghost Recon Wildlandsa title that has come to breathe new life into the Ghost Recon franchise by offering players the opportunity to team up with three other players or even with the AI to evolve in an absolutely gigantic open world. We are talking here about a playground of more than 500 km2 that can be crossed by car, boat or plane. In this Ubisoft production, the mission of our favorite Ghosts is to dismantle a drug trade that is raging throughout Bolivia.
The Little Bugsnax Surprise (PS4/PS5)
We continue with the little surprise Bugsnax. An original title released at the time of the launch of the PlayStation 5. This game produced by the creators of Octodad: Dadliest Catch, throws the player on the island of Zenka, a place like no other inhabited by living snacks ; Yes, you read that right. Your hero, to investigate this mystery, will then have to hunt these strange snacks to analyze them and learn more about them. But the most interesting thing is that the creation allows you to mingle with the other shipwrecked characters on this island. “Grumpies” all crazier than each other.
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About the new PlayStation Plus:
What is PlayStation Plus?
The PlayStation Plus is the subscription formula of the PS4 and PS5. Through different 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?
The PlayStation Plus consists of three levels: Essential (€8.99 / month), Extra (€13.99 / month) and Premium (€16.99 / month). The first offers the same advantages as the old PS Plus (online play, save in the cloud, games included each month, exclusive reductions via PlayStation Store). The second also benefits from a catalog of around 400 PS4 titles | PS5. And the third adds on top of retro software (PSP, PS1, PS2, PSP), the reading of a selection of games remotely thanks to streaming and – this is important – demos to test a handful of blockbusters.
Who can benefit from free games from PlayStation Plus?
Depending on your subscription, you will not have access to the same games. With the PlayStation Plus Essential, you are entitled to the PS Plus Collection (only on PS5) and to the titles offered each month. With the Extra, you have access to a PS4 catalog | PS5 of around 400 apps. And with Premium, you get nearly 340 retro games, streaming PS3 titles and demos.