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PS Plus: Preview August’s Free Game Lineup

Kristine Steimer's Avatar + Posted by Kristine Steimer on Jul 30, 2014 // Sr. Community Specialist

This month our PlayStation Plus members will receive two games free the day they release on PlayStation StoreRoad Not Taken on PS4 and Metrico on PS Vita. In addition to these titles, members will receive other popular games like Fez on PS4, Crysis 3 and Proteus on PS3 and Dragon’s Crown on PS Vita.

PS4 owners can enjoy two puzzle games with very different mechanics. First up, there’s Road Not Taken, where you’ll aim to strategically maneuver through a forest as efficiently as possible with only a limited amount of stamina, all while saving lost children. Then you can don a fancy hat in Fez, as you jump around pixelated 2D levels housed in a 3D world. Shift your view of the landscape with the hit of a button and journey to find the pieces of a Hexahedron.

On PlayStation 3, Crysis 3 offers the sandbox first-person shooter world that made the franchise famous and there’s a new toy to play with – the Predator Bow. If you enjoy multiplayer, there’s a new mode here called Hunter where two players are pitted against a team of CELL agents with the goal of slowly turning all of them into fellow Hunters. Then, there’s the soothing experience of Proteus, where you’ll explore procedurally generated islands with a dynamic soundtrack.

Finally, PlayStation Vita owners will get their hands on the highly-anticipated puzzle-platformer Metrico and critically-acclaimed action RPG Dragon’s Crown. Traverse a world filled with infographics in Metrico, but don’t be fooled by the clean presentation – proceeding through these charts isn’t as straightforward as it might seem. Invite up to three friends to join you in the dungeons of Dragon’s Crown, and thanks to Cross-Play you can even go adventuring with your buddies who have PS3s.

All of these games will be free for Plus members starting August 5th. If you want to see these titles in action, check out the video below.

August PlayStation Plus Preview

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Road Not Taken (PS4)

Free for PS Plus members

From the creators of Triple Town, Road Not Taken is a roguelike puzzle game about surviving life’s surprises. You play as a ranger adventuring through a vast, unforgiving forest in the aftermath of a brutal winter storm, rescuing children who have lost their way. Randomly generated levels deliver a limitless supply of possibilities to explore and challenges to overcome. Your actions will influence not only your own story, but that of the villagers you hope to befriend and the town you call home.

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Fez (PS4, PS3, PS Vita)

Free for PS Plus members

Gomez is a 2D creature living in a 2D world. Or is he? When the existence of a mysterious 3rd dimension is revealed to him, Gomez is sent out on a journey that will take him to the very end of time and space. Use your ability to navigate 3D structures from 4 distinct classic 2D perspectives. Explore a serene and beautiful open-ended world full of secrets, puzzles and hidden treasures. Unearth the mysteries of the past and discover the truth about reality and perception. Change your perspective and look at the world in a different way.

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Crysis 3 (PS3)

Free for PS Plus members

Crytek’s highly-acclaimed sandbox gameplay shooter is back.

  • Seven Wonders of the Urban Rainforest – New York City has been contained in a giant nanodome and grown into a unique rainforest with seven distinct environments. Master the ultimate sandbox and turn it into your own personal hunting ground.
  • Assess, Adapt, and Attack – Crysis’s highly-acclaimed sandbox gameplay is back with more open levels to let players choose their path and approach. Your upgraded Nanosuit allows brute force or stealth, always giving you more than one option.
  • The Biggest and Most Explosive Arsenal in Franchise History – In addition to giving you an arsenal of human firearms, Crysis 3 lets you scavenge alien weapons and deploy an all-new Predator bow.
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Proteus (PS3, PS Vita)

Free for PS Plus members

Proteus is a game about exploration and immersion in a dream-like island world where the soundtrack to your play is created by your surroundings. The primary means of interaction is simply your presence in the world and how you observe it.

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Metrico (PS Vita)

Free for PS Plus members

Metrico is a new world. A living world filled with infographics that react directly to your movement, actions and input. Metrico invites you to explore, experiment, test your skills and most of all: think outside the box.
Immerse yourself in this experience, exclusive to PlayStation Vita system, and see if you have got what it takes!

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Dragon’s Crown (PS Vita, PS3)

Free for PS Plus members

Dragon’s Crown is a multiplayer hack and slash beat ‘em up game with breathtaking visual style, a design built around cooperative play and epic boss fights, and the ability to discover a new adventure in every play session. Dragon’s Crown allows up to four players to team up online to clear out monster-ridden dungeons, discover precious treasure, and destroy awe-inspiring bosses.

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+ poodude on July 30th, 2014 at 8:10 am said:

Great month! I already have Proteus and Crysis 3, but I’m looking forward to digging into everything else. Hope we get some good sales this month as well!


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+ Pucacoste on July 30th, 2014 at 8:13 am said:

utter madness. great haul. will be busy for a while yowzaaaaa


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+ Wario64 on July 30th, 2014 at 8:13 am said:

Dragon’s Crown isn’t cross-buy


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    + Kristine Steimer on July 30th, 2014 at 9:08 am said:

    You’re correct, it isn’t cross-buy, but I’ve been told Plus members will receive both versions. ^_^


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+ Lazerezat on July 30th, 2014 at 8:13 am said:

Isn’t Road Not Taken a cross-buy Vita too?


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+ ZaRnYtH on July 30th, 2014 at 8:13 am said:

Crysis isnt cross buy either


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    + Kristine Steimer on July 30th, 2014 at 9:08 am said:

    It sure isn’t, I think that was just a formatting issue.


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+ Flannels111 on July 30th, 2014 at 8:14 am said:

Dragons crown and crysis 3 aren’t cross buy


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+ TheGrimHeaper on July 30th, 2014 at 8:14 am said:

Pffffbbbt. Road Not Taken seems interesting, but everything else I either already have(Dragon’s Crown) or I have no interest in(everything else!).


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+ janusfilmsfan on July 30th, 2014 at 8:14 am said:

In for ROAD NOT TAKEN and METRICO. Solid month.


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+ the_caribbean_dx on July 30th, 2014 at 8:14 am said:

Crysis 3 for ps vita? xD


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+ cubbielovr on July 30th, 2014 at 8:15 am said:

Really looking forward to Road Not Taken and Dragon’s Crown. Pretty good month.


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+ Stompy_MwC on July 30th, 2014 at 8:15 am said:

So Fez, Protueus and Dragon’s Crown will all be free for PS+ members on their other respective platforms too, right? For example we’ll get Dragon’s Crown on PS3 AND Vita?


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+ yasser90x on July 30th, 2014 at 8:15 am said:

Awful month.


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+ hartbrek310 on July 30th, 2014 at 8:16 am said:

Please tell me we get Fez for PS3 and Vita as well.


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+ Mercenary09 on July 30th, 2014 at 8:16 am said:

Pretty Sweet lineup this month guys! Very excited to see not one but TWO brand new games free for plus members in Road Not Taken & Metrico. Also been waiting on Dragons Crown so excited bout that too!


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+ OuterSpaceJunky on July 30th, 2014 at 8:16 am said:

Holy cow this is an awesome lineup.

I think there are multiple typos as far as what is cross-buy, as others have said. Crysis 3 is only available on PS3, whereas it says PS4, PS3, Vita. There is some question about Dragon’s Crown, too.


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+ Wolfviking on July 30th, 2014 at 8:17 am said:

Love that Road Not Taken and Dragon Crown are in this! Very happy.


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+ Skywarrd on July 30th, 2014 at 8:17 am said:

Really excited for Dragon’s Crown, Proteus and Fez. All games that have been on my radar, but I never took the plunge. Thanks Sony!


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+ pepelo13 on July 30th, 2014 at 8:17 am said:

Awesome month, almost for every taste. Thanks


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+ Heartlessomen on July 30th, 2014 at 8:17 am said:

confused as well about the availability of games like Crysis 3 and Dragon’s Crown. Why do you guys have them listed as PS4 and PS3???


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+ paulogy on July 30th, 2014 at 8:17 am said:

WOW. Nice lineup! Really looking forward to Road Not Taken, Metrico, and finally getting a chance to play Fez, Dragon’s Crown, and Proteus :-)


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+ CARbombTOM on July 30th, 2014 at 8:18 am said:

When will PS4 get full retail “AAA” games? I don’t care about most of the indie titles.


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+ TimeSkipLuffyUS on July 30th, 2014 at 8:19 am said:

almost the same as EU :D


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+ yentair on July 30th, 2014 at 8:20 am said:

Wow, fantastic lineup, thanks Sony!
I don’t care if any of the games are cross-buy, I’ll gladly play them on whatever platform you wanna give them away for.
Definitely going to play Crysis 3, Proteus, Metrico and Dragon’s Crown.
I’ll bank Road Not Taken for whenever I eventually buy a PS4.
Sweet month!


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+ Marlonsfc on July 30th, 2014 at 8:20 am said:

Dragon’s Crown! Finally! Glad I just renewed my subscription! =D


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+ CraddaPoosta on July 30th, 2014 at 8:20 am said:

Dragon’s Crown looks good. Still haven’t played any Crisis games, so I’ll probably try Crysis 3.

Aside from those two, as has been the trend recently, there is nothing about crappy indie titles that interest me. If I was not a PS+ subscriber already, the offerings this summer would not in any way compel me to become one.

I know it’s cheaper for Sony to pad the IGC with the cheapest titles they can possibly get their hands on, but, this is just another example of you NOT LISTENING TO YOUR CUSTOMERS.

Not just this blog, but all over the internet, all you see are articles, comments and threads about how everyone is sick to death of the obsession Sony has with indie games. You should change the ‘IG’ of ‘IGC’ from ‘Instant Game’ to ‘Indie Garbage’.

You are not going to be able to take back the market share you have lost to Android/iOS. Just accept that, and stop doing what Nintendo did with the DS; stop the glut of indie titles and shovelware.

Still, I am pleased with PS+, overall, because the few months that you DO offer excellent titles offsets the months and months of garbage that no one wants.


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+ slashvoid-13 on July 30th, 2014 at 8:20 am said:

Noooooooo I bought Fez last month! :(


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+ ferrers405 on July 30th, 2014 at 8:20 am said:

I only have FEZ, so will be a great month for me. :D


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+ FriedConsole on July 30th, 2014 at 8:20 am said:

Why did we not get every video game ever made this month? EPIC FAIL. Cancelling subscription. Going to get a Xbox now.


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+ NoGodsOnlyMan on July 30th, 2014 at 8:20 am said:

Dragons Crown!!!!!
wow, i got both PS3 and Vita versions, is just so good and now the online games will be heavily populated, making it even better for previous owners.

Crysis 3, o yeah i was going to buy it recently

the rest are … well i will try some, Fez looks cool

I have the 3 platforms and PSplus is just feeding the beasts!!!!


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+ janusfilmsfan on July 30th, 2014 at 8:21 am said:

@FriedConsole LOL


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+ Mercenary09 on July 30th, 2014 at 8:21 am said:

People really? They are obviously typos because Crysis 3 is only on PS3 and Dragons Crown isn’t Cross buy. Use some sense.


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    + Kristine Steimer on July 30th, 2014 at 9:28 am said:

    Crysis 3 was a formatting issue, but Plus users will receive both the PS3 and PS Vita versions of Dragon’s Crown :)


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+ snakeeyes211 on July 30th, 2014 at 8:22 am said:

Awful month.


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+ CraddaPoosta on July 30th, 2014 at 8:22 am said:

I am glad I didn’t get my hopes up this month.


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+ Mando44646 on July 30th, 2014 at 8:22 am said:

Is Road Not Taken and/or FEZ cross-buy with Vita?

Dragon’s Crown, hurrah! Glad to see a good non-Indie includes in the lineup


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+ NoGodsOnlyMan on July 30th, 2014 at 8:22 am said:

no wonder Sony said no-no to EA access, this PS plus is NUTS!


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+ moog on July 30th, 2014 at 8:22 am said:

Another month of shovelware indy fillers :(


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+ Mando44646 on July 30th, 2014 at 8:23 am said:

ah, I see Is FEZ is, but not Road Not Taken.

Also, why the hell is Crysis 3 listed for Vita? haha


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+ Michzadood on July 30th, 2014 at 8:23 am said:

was hoping for something better, terrible month, hope we get some good sales.


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+ gus_xl on July 30th, 2014 at 8:23 am said:

I was going to buy Metrico too… Awesome month.


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+ chavez1138 on July 30th, 2014 at 8:24 am said:

there would be nothing for me this month if I didn’t have a Vita… time to catch up in games.


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+ Sir_Alecks on July 30th, 2014 at 8:24 am said:

Can’t wait to finally play Dragon’s Crown!


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+ djsaiyan on July 30th, 2014 at 8:24 am said:

So just to be clear, we’re getting both versions of Dragon’s Crown despite it not being Cross-Buy? Is that how that’s working?


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+ snakeeyes211 on July 30th, 2014 at 8:24 am said:

When are we getting HBO go for the PS4?


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+ CraddaPoosta on July 30th, 2014 at 8:25 am said:

The link for the survey about “this month’s games” takes me to a page asking for my opinion on June’s PS+ games.


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+ avluis on July 30th, 2014 at 8:25 am said:

Got a few typos in here, but overall a very good lineup for the next month.
I’m so glad we get it all at once now!


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+ Mercenary09 on July 30th, 2014 at 8:25 am said:

@32 Fez is cross buy so you will get it on PS3 and Vita as well. We don’t know about Road Not Taken yet as the Vita version is coming out later on.


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+ radioavon on July 30th, 2014 at 8:26 am said:

Nice. Plus membership is finally paying off this month.


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+ darkclouds01 on July 30th, 2014 at 8:26 am said:

weak content update for ps4 owners. sony is loading us up with a bunch of indies as there is hardly any games out ps4


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+ ItsG_Baby on July 30th, 2014 at 8:26 am said:

Well at least the Crysis 3 multiplayer will be somewhat active for some time.


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+ TwinDad on July 30th, 2014 at 8:26 am said:

@moog ,

I would almost agree, however Dragon Crown and Crysis 3 fit in neither category.

I’ll play all the games sans Crysis this month, but I’m most excited about Road not Taken and Dragon Crown.


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