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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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+ Mercenary09 on July 30th, 2014 at 8:26 am said:

@40 That is a typo. Dragons Crown will only be free on Vita.


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+ Grexotic on July 30th, 2014 at 8:27 am said:

Yaaay!


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+ Monterossa on July 30th, 2014 at 8:27 am said:

decent selections except for those indie trash.


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+ paulogy on July 30th, 2014 at 8:27 am said:

Oh, if Road Not Taken is coming to Vita in fall, will this PS+ voucher unlock that too?


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+ djsaiyan on July 30th, 2014 at 8:28 am said:

Psst….hey guys, Crysis 3 isn’t listed for Vita. Look at the formatting in the rest of the post. That’s what’s called a very obvious typo.

Now Dragon’s Crown, that looks interesting. There ARE versions on both PS3 and Vita. Are we getting both, or is this a mistake?


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+ saab01 on July 30th, 2014 at 8:28 am said:

Road not taken and crisis 3 look interesting. I’m sure to keep dragons crown in my dl list if I ever do get a vita.


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+ T3DV0L70L1N4 on July 30th, 2014 at 8:29 am said:

Same as July — nothing for me this month. I’m not thrilled with the new format of announcing all the games for the month at once.


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+ wkureservedp2 on July 30th, 2014 at 8:29 am said:

Not sure I could possibly be more pleased with these offerings. Very diverse lineup, thanks SCEA!


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+ Tiago_Play3 on July 30th, 2014 at 8:29 am said:

Good update. Dragon’s Crown is the best this month, Crysis 3 is good. I will test the other.
Hey guys, Road Not Taken is good?


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+ snakeeyes211 on July 30th, 2014 at 8:29 am said:

Both of the PlayStation4 games are very weak one is a last GEN port and the other one is a really low rated game :-(


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

I don’t usually complain, but this is the worst month I’ve seen in a long time. I don’t even mind indies, but this is complete trash, especially because I already have Fez.


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+ Amnalehu on July 30th, 2014 at 8:31 am said:

Dragon’s Crown and Road Not Taken are 2 of the games I have been really wanting to play. Thank you PS+!


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+ bany_rock on July 30th, 2014 at 8:32 am said:

ok here´s a thought… for everyone saying crysis, dragons crown, etc are not cross buy (crysis not being on ps4)… i´m being positive here but …remember TOMORROW the open beta PS NOW launches, maybe plus members could stream Crysis 3 for free?


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+ bt1234567892010 on July 30th, 2014 at 8:32 am said:

ooooh…thank you Sony :D After the last couple months I thought you guys didn’t care as much for PS3 owners on Plus since the PS4 launched…boy was I wrong, this is an excellent lineup, and nothing I own :D

I’m glad the “leak” was false, the only thing on the leak I was hoping for was Far cry 3 Blood Dragon.


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+ Hugo_Mundo on July 30th, 2014 at 8:33 am said:

Nice month!


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+ D-Squad3 on July 30th, 2014 at 8:34 am said:

Dragon’s Crown on PS3?!!! YES!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!


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+ ArmedOne78 on July 30th, 2014 at 8:34 am said:

What a great lineup!! Hope I can find time to play these. It’s currently taken up by TLOU and Wolfenstein!


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+ Patsrule0316 on July 30th, 2014 at 8:35 am said:

Nice! There were so many times I wanted to buy Dragon’s Crown for Vita, but always held off, waiting to see it under $20. Now I get it free! I’ll keep an eye on The Road Not Taken, as well. I played Fez on the competition system, and loved it. If you like puzzle/platformers and haven’t played Fez, you are in for a treat. If I had a PS3, I would have been happy getting Crysis 3, but alas, I only have a PS4 and Vita.


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+ Tidushot on July 30th, 2014 at 8:35 am said:

Nice! Whether Dragon’s Crown is Vita only or both, I’ve been meaning to grab it for a while so I’m happy! The girlfriend will be happy to play Fez too.


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+ Hex_Ninja on July 30th, 2014 at 8:35 am said:

I was hoping for Secret Ponchos.


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+ llobak on July 30th, 2014 at 8:35 am said:

Is it true that the cross buy information is wrong?
sad… I thought I’ll be able to play crisis 3 with my PS4

But it’s still a great month! keep it up!


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+ erleikur on July 30th, 2014 at 8:36 am said:

Quite nice! I really want to play Metrico :)


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+ Sulumon on July 30th, 2014 at 8:37 am said:

Would love for Kristine or Ryan or any of the other Sony Social/community staff to please come on the thread and clear up the confusing language with this month’s offerings.

Are all platform versions of Fez and Dragon’s Crown free this month or only the PS4 and Vita platforms respectively? It’d be pretty slimy to release the other platform versions as part of another month’s offerings(SO DON’T DO THAT, REALLY).


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+ Splathew on July 30th, 2014 at 8:37 am said:

So, is Dragon’s Crown for PS3 or not? I’m confused?


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+ oXx-JD-xXo on July 30th, 2014 at 8:38 am said:

Wow! Just, Wow! I haven´t even tried any of this games so it´s an amazing month for me, thanks you guys =). Is it me, or are we seriously getting four PS3 games? Are Fez, and Dragon’s Crown really cross-buy?


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+ PiotrRasputinBR on July 30th, 2014 at 8:38 am said:

Great month!


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+ DarkStar83x on July 30th, 2014 at 8:39 am said:

No interest in Crysis 3, have Dragon’s Crown and Fez, getting the rest.


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+ RedMoonSharingan on July 30th, 2014 at 8:41 am said:

Not a bad month, I suppose. All honesty I had hoped that leaked list from a day or two ago would hold up in some aspects (Saints Row IV and Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon? Yes please) but I knew it wouldn’t. I mean, The Swapper being free when it’s part of the Play promotion? Rrrrriiight.

As for this month, while still not overly excited about Road Not Taken, it’s nice that a new release will be free right away for PS+. I’m more excited about Fez than anything, mostly because I just never got around to buying it yet so I’m glad I held off. Crysis 3… eh, I never played the others. Proteus looks fun. I know everyone likes to bash on indie games and while I’m starting to grow weary myself, some are still gems. Don’t have a Vita myself, but if Dragon’s Crown is going free for both PS3 and Vita then I’m all for that. All in all definitely one of the better months in more recent times.


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+ Malkavilis on July 30th, 2014 at 8:42 am said:

Awesome month!

Dragon’s Crown will be available for Vita AND PS3 ??? Thanks !


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+ IIL0YDII on July 30th, 2014 at 8:42 am said:

Great games, bought Dragon Crown full price, the game is amazing.


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+ thebiglouie on July 30th, 2014 at 8:42 am said:

Good month of PS+, especially on the Vita side with 4 games.

Feedback survey is still asking about June’s PS+ games, not July’s.


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+ OMG_IM_Teska on July 30th, 2014 at 8:42 am said:

Im new to psn use to play xbox but as im getting a vita im glad this month has got some nice vita games


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+ xeno3d on July 30th, 2014 at 8:44 am said:

YES!!! Glad I held off on Dragon’s Crown. Can’t wait to play it!


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+ killerlightning on July 30th, 2014 at 8:44 am said:

I have been looking at Crysis 3 on sale, but never got it. The other indie game looks good and the PS4 offering is decent, I will have to try them, b/c I would have never bought those in the first place. Overall good month, would have been great for me if Dragons Crown was for PS3 too.


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+ paul_id on July 30th, 2014 at 8:45 am said:

Wow! Road not taken AND Metrico free! I was planning on buying those games anyway!


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+ Elvick_ on July 30th, 2014 at 8:45 am said:

Two games I couldn’t afford to get at launch. Woot~ games I have, not a big deal for me… And crisis 3 as a bonus.

I’m happy


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+ SaberX85 on July 30th, 2014 at 8:45 am said:

Dragon crown PS3 too? seriously?


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+ Serpentes420 on July 30th, 2014 at 8:45 am said:

Lame lineup this month in my opinion. Games with Gold even has better offerings than what we got this month. Seriously, you can’t even put Knack on PS+ for PS4 and we can’t even get 2 retail games for PS3.


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+ Curtisio on July 30th, 2014 at 8:48 am said:

I love this Plus update! I want it ALL!!!

I’m being greedy, but I can’t go against my human nature!


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+ MakoSoul on July 30th, 2014 at 8:49 am said:

I’m not hating on indies here, but I am starting to notice that a higher and higher percentage of the PS+ games each month are indies.

What’s up with that?


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+ mhor25 on July 30th, 2014 at 8:50 am said:

Wow! One of the best free line-ups for PS Plus. Thank you Sony for being so generous to us PS Plus subscribers.


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+ TheJmqm on July 30th, 2014 at 8:50 am said:

Garbage games this month. Can you guys give some love to PS4 and PS Vita? It’s always PS3 getting good games!


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+ bajor27 on July 30th, 2014 at 8:50 am said:

Interested in Road Not Taken, Proteus, and Metrico. Don’t think Dragon’s Crown is for me. Own the other 2.

PS – I already own Crysis 1 & 3. Can we please get Crysis 2 on a good sale already (or IGC)?


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+ bajor27 on July 30th, 2014 at 8:51 am said:

@84 I wonder if that’s a mistake. It’s not a cross-buy title afterall.


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+ Gustavo_station on July 30th, 2014 at 8:53 am said:

excellent month. ¡Bravo sony bravo!


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+ DecadanceFantasy on July 30th, 2014 at 8:54 am said:

Thank you Playstation~!
Looks like August will have a good lineup this month. I’m really excited to play the Road Not Taken. Looks like great fun. It is cross buy, right? Please..
I might try Fez out since I know that’s cross buy (though I got stuck in the demo) but I’ll try it out!
Metricio looks different in a good way. I have Dragon’s Crown, but for my ps3 when it first came out. So having it on my Vita is what I’ve been waiting for. I think it’ll be easier to play (hopefully) I’ll get into it more. Proteus looks nice. I remember hearing good things about it before. The only game I might steer clear of is Crysis 3, cause I’m bad at shooters. Baaaadddd.
But yeah, really looking forward to August 5th. Like a early birthday present! Unlike the late one which hopefully is Xillia 2.


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+ RulitoCR on July 30th, 2014 at 8:54 am said:

I loved the PS Plus preview videos!! Great update! Actually greater because if everything goes right I’ll be getting my PS4 this week!!


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+ maxcoronel2014 on July 30th, 2014 at 8:54 am said:

Seems like a decent month for PS4. Road Not Taken looks awesome and FEZ is an amazing game!


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+ joaryche on July 30th, 2014 at 8:54 am said:

Thanks.. lots of Vita love this month…
I already have Dragon’s Crown for the Vita…(if you’re willing add the PS3 version to the IGC)…it is a great game


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+ killerlightning on July 30th, 2014 at 8:55 am said:

Funny how Sony doesnt want EA yearly service subscription on PS4 and yet the last two PS3 games have been EA games.


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