PlayStation Plus was relaunched this month with three new tiers. The classic PS Plus plan is now called PlayStation Plus Essentials, and includes the same benefits as before, including three free games each month, access to online gaming, as well as special discounts and perks. The free PS Plus Essential Games for July has now been announced and brings a classic platformer to both PS4 and PS5 users. Unlike previous occasions, PS Plus Essentials this time offered just one PS4-exclusive game with two titles for users of both consoles.
The free PS Plus Essentials games will be available starting July 5. The free games for June — from God of War, Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker, and Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl — will be available to be added to your library until July 4.
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Here’s a quick look at three free PS Plus essential games for July.
Crash Bandicoot: It’s About Time
Available for PS4 and PS5 users, It’s About Time is the eighth main installment in the Crash Bandicoot franchise. It’ll let you play as the iconic marsupial as he jumps over impossible obstacles and takes on a bunch of baddies in his signature wacky style. You will also get to play as Dr. Neo Cortex, along with series icons such as Coco, the Taunt, Dingogil. Platformers really don’t find anything better than this!
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan
Developed by Supermassive Games, the same studio that brought up Dawn and The Quarry, Man of Maiden is an interactive horror that constantly changes the story based on your in-game choices. Don’t expect any two gameplay to be the same. Unlike Till Dawn, Man of Maiden offers a fun multiplayer mode (including offline co-op) that will let you team up with friends and take on an awesome campaign. The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Maiden will be a PS4 exclusive.
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Available for both PS4 and PS5 users, Arcadegeddon is a co-op multiplayer arcade title that will let you engage rivals in a mix of PvE and PvP gameplay. You’ll have to team up with friends to explore a handful of procedurally generated biomes, find collectibles, and battle hordes of enemies and bosses.
In India, PS Plus Essentials costs Rs 499 per month, Rs 1,199 for three months and Rs 2,299 for 12 months.