Sony has revealed that PlayStation Plus games for July 2022 are Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time (PS5 & PS4), The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan (PS4) , and Arcadegeddon (PS5 & PS4).
Revealed on the PlayStation Blog, all three game will be made available at no extra cost to all PlayStation Plus subscribers from July 5.
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is the long awaited sequel (thus the name) to the classic and chaotic platforming trilogy that featured on the original PlayStation. The game is incredibly bright and colourful but, despite the cartoony graphics, the platforming is still tough as nails.
In our 8/10 review, we said: “Crash Bandicoot 4 is a great return to form, with some new ideas that add a fresh spin to Crash’s classic gameplay.”
The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan is the first in Supermassive Games’ anthology. Though it’s not as extensive as the studio’s bigger cinematic horror games like Until Dawn and The Quarry, Man of Medan has a similar set-up as the player takes control of (and makes the choices for) a plethora of different characters as they try and survive the night.
IGN gave it a 7/10, saying: “It’s not easy to keep everyone alive in Man of Medan, and you won’t necessarily want to, especially in 2-player co-op.”
The final game, Arcadegeddon, is a cooperative, PvE and PvP multiplayer shooter set in a wacky world in which the player is fighting to save the last ever local arcade. With different biomes, mini-games, chests to find, and more, there’s something new around every corner in Illfonic’s “ever-evolving” shooter.
These three new games will be available for free until August 1, while last month’s games – God of War, Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker, and Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl – will be available until July 4.
Sony has now officially launched its updated PlayStation Plus tiers across the world though, as evident by this collection of free games, the lowest-cost Essential tier is practically the same as the previous PlayStation Plus.
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