The roster of free PlayStation Plus Essential games for August 2022 has been verified by PlayStation after yet another leak. Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, and Little Nightmares are among the next PS Plus games.
Unquestionably, this is one of the year’s top PS Plus lineups. Additionally, owners of the PS5 will be able to play the upgraded versions of Yakuza and THPS. Starting on August 2, all three titles will be free for PS5 and PS4 members.
Available starting August 2 on PlayStation Plus
- Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 Cross-Gen Deluxe Bundle (PS5 and PS4)
- Yakuza: Like a Dragon (PS5 and PS4)
- Little Nightmares (PS4)
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 was the final game created by Vicarious Visions before it was absorbed into Blizzard. It was released in 2020 and received favorable reviews from critics. The collection, a recreation of the first two iconic Tony Hawk Pro Skater games, took inspiration from those games’ core mechanics to create a fresh skateboarding experience that looked fantastic and played even better. If you’re a die-hard traditionalist, you can return the gameplay to its original setup and test how much of your muscle memory has held up through the years.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon marked a significant turning point for the series by featuring a new protagonist and switching the action from street brawling to turn-based fighting with RPG influences. Despite these significant alterations, the fundamental elements of the Yakuza formula—a long, episodic tale, a vast world to discover, and a cast with distinct personalities—remain.
Little Nightmares, a game released in 2017, received positive reviews for its ominous tone, creative aesthetic, and frightening gameplay segments. Matt Espineli noted in his Little Nightmares review for GameSpot, “While its puzzles are at times overly straightforward, Little Nightmares is a terrifying voyage worth taking.”