PlayStation Plus Essential’s free lineup for August 2022 has been confirmed, including games from the popular Yakuza franchise.
It’s been a few months since PlayStation Plus’ new tiers launched. And while much has changed, gamers can still expect free games along with their subscription.
And August will be no different, with PS Plus Essential users getting a few new games to add to their existing library.
While an announcement from PlayStation has yet to happen, the lineup has leaked online, with three games coming to PlayStation Plus in August 2022.
PlayStation Plus Essential Free Games for August 2022 Have Leaked
Confirmed by Sony, the three games that are becoming free for PS Plus subscribers are Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and Little Nightmares.
Both Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 and Yakuza: Like a Dragon have PlayStation 5 versions. However, Little Nightmares is only available as a PS4 title, which you can play with backwards compatibility.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon
The Yakuza series is a long-running franchise, with a big fanbase. And while Yakuza: Like a Dragon is the seventh game in the mainline franchise, that shouldn’t put you off.
That’s because you can play this game and still understand the story. Of course, fans of the series will get more enjoyment with it, but you can still have fun with the game.
The PlayStation 4 version of the game received an 84 critic score on Metacritic. And since it’s free, it’s definitely worth checking out!
UPDATE: On top of that, Yakuza 0, Kiwami, and Kiwami 2 will all be available on PlayStation Plus Extra in August. Yakuza 3-5 Remastered and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life will all be coming to PlayStation Plus Premium later this year.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2
Tony Hawk is easily the biggest name in the skateboarding scene, and both Pro Skater 1 and 2 are gaming classics.
It’s no surprise that fans were ecstatic when the first two games were getting a remaster. And Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 was everything fans had waited for.
The PlayStation 4 version of the game received an incredible 89 score on Metacritic. So, whether you loved the originals or not, you should definitely give this game a try.
While Little Nightmares doesn’t reach the same scores as the other games in this month’s lineup, it’s still a beloved game.
This horror-adventure title is praised for its atmospheric experience and unique graphics. It received a score 78 critic score on Metacritic while getting an 8.1 from users.
But if you’re looking for other games to play, check out the best games available on PlayStation Plus Extra.
Or, if you went for the higher tiers, why not play the best classic games on PS Plus Premium that you may have missed out on!