August’s PlayStation Plus Essential games have been revealed

August 2022’s free PlayStation Plus Essential games have been revealed by their usual leaker.

Dealabs user billbil-kun, who has been accurately leaking the PS Plus line-ups almost every month since September 2021, has revealed what they claim to be the new titles coming to the service in August.

The new batch of games reportedly includes Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 and Yakuza: Like a Dragon.

According to billbil-kun, the three games available from August 2 to September 6 will be:

  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 (PS5/PS4)
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon (PS5/PS4)
  • Little Nightmares (PS4)

2020’s Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 received favorable reviews from critics and debuted as the fastest-selling entry in the franchise, selling one million copies within its first two weeks.

VGC’s Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 review said of the game: “Vicarious Visions has delivered a superb remake of two iconic games without letting modern gaming’s vices get in the way.”

PlayStation Plus Essential is the new name for the base PS Plus subscription service, where players get access to a few ‘free’ games every month.

Players can continue to play these games even after they’re no longer available to claim at the end of the monthly period, as long as they continue to subscribe to PlayStation Plus Essential (or a higher tier).

Once their subscription ends, they’ll no longer be able to play these games until they re-subscribe.

July’s PlayStation Plus Essential games are still available to claim until August 2. These are Crash Bandicoot 4, The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan and Arcadegeddon.