It’s funny to think that when the PlayStation 4 released, a lot of people were complaining about all the indie games being added to the PS Plus lineup. That has now all but changed with Sony adding bigger AAA games to the mix over the last couple of months. August is no different, with Mafia III and Dead by Daylight being touted as the main attractions. On top of that, we’re getting two additional games, one for PlayLink, and the other for PSVR.
Mafia III (PS4)
After years of combat in Vietnam, Lincoln Clay knows this truth: family isn’t who you’re born with, it’s who you die for. When his surrogate family, the black mob, is wiped out by the Italian Mafia, Lincoln builds a new family and blazes a path of military-grade revenge through the Mafioso responsible.
– NEW BORDEAUX, A REIMAGINED NEW ORLEANS: A vast open world ruled by the mob and detailed with the sights and sounds of the era.
– A LETHAL ANTI-HERO: Be Lincoln Clay, orphan and Vietnam veteran hell-bent on revenge for the deaths of his surrogate family
– REVENGE YOUR WAY: Choose your own play-style brute force, blazing guns or stalk-and-kill tactics, to tear down the Italian Mafia.
– A NEW FAMILY ON THE ASHES OF THE OLD: Build a new criminal empire your way by deciding which lieutenants you reward, and which you betray.
Dead by Daylight (PS4)
Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer (4vs1) horror game where one player takes on the role of the savage Killer, and the other four players play as Survivors, trying to escape the Killer and avoid being caught, tortured and killed.
Survivors play in third-person and have the advantage of better situational awareness. The Killer plays in first-person and is more focused on their prey. The Survivors’ goal in each encounter is to escape the Killing Ground without getting caught by the Killer – something that sounds easier than it is, especially when the environment changes every time you play.
Knowledge is Power (PlayLink Bonus Game)
Go head-to-head against your friends and family in this quirky, quick-fire quiz game where all you need is a mobile, a TV, your PS4 and a brain full of general knowledge, trivia, tricks and tactics… Part of the exclusive PlayLink for PS4 range, Knowledge is Power challenges up to six brainboxes, bluffers and guessers to pick up a smartphone or tablet to swipe, type and tap in those all-important answers/random guesses.
Here They Lie (PSVR Bonus Game)
Dip into the terrifying dread of this dark horror game, now fully playable on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR. Explore a nightmarish monochromatic city, where sinister creatures lurk around every corner. Wrestle with life-or-death choices – and your own morality – as you uncover the mystery of the woman in yellow.
Bound by Flame (PS3)
Suppress your inner demon or unleash its power. You are a mercenary possessed by a flame demon in a desperate world ravaged by seven Ice Lords and their Dead-Army. In this RPG where all your choices lead to consequences, you will have to choose between unleashing the powers of the beast within and rejecting the demonic influence that wants to claim your humanity.
Freely develop your abilities and combat style through three skill trees: swing the heavy weapons of the Fighter, wield the sneaky dual daggers of the Ranger, or use the devastating flame spells of the Pyromancer.
Serious Sam 3: BFE (PS3)
Serious Sam 3: BFE is a glorious throwback to the golden age of first-person shooters where men were men, cover was for amateurs and pulling the trigger made things go boom.
Draw Slasher (PS VITA)
Meet Hanzo. He’s a ninja. While he was training ‘out there’ the Pirate Monkey Zombies – stupid, ugly, smelly, rotten and disgusting creatures – kidnapped his family. Take control of his awesome blade and aid him in the quest to free them.
You need just your finger to play. Draw a line to jump, dash, dodge and slash. Tap to run. Pinch the screen to summon powerful Ninjutsu Techniques – super-efficient against the ‘rottents’.
Space Hulk (PS VITA)
The legendary Space Hulk returns in this epic turn-based strategy game. Set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, an intriguing story of legendary battles and heroic actions unfolds.
Play as a small squad of fearless Space Marine Terminators who attempt to reclaim their honour by mounting an assault on a derelict space hulk, named “Sin of Damnation”, infested by hordes of vicious Genestealers.
And that’s the list of games that you will be able to claim and download next week. Anything in particular that you are excited for?