Sony has confirmed August’s PlayStation Plus free games lineup with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 remakes leading the proceedings for PS4 and PS5.
Rounding out the trio of free-to-play titles available to download from August 2 are Yakuza: Like a Dragon (PS4/PS5) and Little Nightmares (PS4). Sony says all three games are available to PlayStation Plus Essential, Extra and Premium members until September 6.
Fans of the original PlayStation may appreciate the inclusion of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 Cross-Gen Deluxe Bundle, which has been remastered in HD with music from one of the most revered soundtracks in gaming history.
The levels you love look better than ever, while all the original game modes are preserved. You can skate as characters from the original games (Tony Hawk, Kareem Campbell, Bucky Lasek, etc.) as well as some newcomers from the Olympic realm.
Our reviewer Thomas Deehan was a big fan of the resurrected series, praising the tight and responsive gameplay, head-banging soundtrack, tons of content, and gorgeous updated levels.
Awarding the game a score of 4.5 stars, he wrote, “THPS 1+2 Remastered remembers everything that made the classic skateboarding series so great and brings it back into the modern era.” The gameplay is a little slower than some of the wackier titles in the series, but the focus on pure skill and reward makes it hard to put down.”
2020’s action RPG Yakuza: Like a Dragon was equally well reviewed and continued the success story of one of Sega’s most triumphant modern franchises. In many ways, this installment redefined the franchise with new characters and “forged a compelling path to the future.”
Finally, Little Nightmares is a “really scary” little game that will give you “a sense of dread.”
If you haven’t picked up your July freebies, you can still get Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, Man of Medan, and Arcadegeddon until August 1st.