Update (28.07.22): Sony has now officially confirmed next month's free PS+ titles. In August, subscribers will get two major PS5 titles, as well as an older but very popular indie game.
Just as the previous leak suggested, Yakuza: Like A Dragon (PS4 and PS5), Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 (PS4 and PS5) and Little Nightmares (PS4) will all be available to claim for all PS+ subscribers.
Original Story (27.07.22): We're coming up towards August, which means a new set of free games are on the way for PS+ subscribers. Next month, those subscribed to the entry-level PS+ Essential tier will get some very decent games, including Yakuza: Like A Dragon and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2.
billbil kun, a Dealabs user who accurately leaks all PS+ games a week or so ahead of Sony's official announcement, has returned with an update for August. Next month, Sony will be giving away Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 (PS4 and PS5 versions), Yakuza: Like A Dragon (PS4 and PS5 versions) as well as Little Nightmares (PS4).
For those who don't know, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 was an early cross-gen title, offering an excellent remake of the classic Tony Hawk games. Vicarious Visions did a great job with the remake and many were hopeful they would return to recreate Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3+4, but unfortunately, the studio was later merged with Blizzard and is now tasked with working on major Blizzard remasters, like Diablo II: Resurrected.
Yakuza: Like A Dragon, otherwise known as Yakuza 7, is a fresh game in the series, offering new characters, locations and an entirely new plot separate from previous titles in the series. While previous Yakuza games had an action combat system, Yakuza 7 has a party-focused turn-based combat system and it works very well. Personally, it is my favourite Yakuza game and the studio behind it is already working on a sequel.
Finally, Little Nightmares is an acclaimed indie game that originally released in 2017. The game tells a dark, whimsical story taking inspiration from common childhood fears and having players confront them. The game reviewed well, averaging an 81 overall on Metacritic.
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KitGuru Says: Yakuza 7 and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater are must-haves for those subscribed to PS+ in August. Typically, these leaks are accurate and arrive about one week before Sony's official announcement, so we should get proper confirmation on this next week.