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PS Plus: Preview August’s Free Game Lineup

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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.


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.


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.

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.


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!


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 said:

July 30th, 8:26 am

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

Grexotic said:

July 30th, 8:27 am


Monterossa said:

July 30th, 8:27 am

decent selections except for those indie trash.

paulogy said:

July 30th, 8:27 am

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

djsaiyan said:

July 30th, 8:28 am

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?

saab01 said:

July 30th, 8:28 am

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.

T3DV0L70L1N4 said:

July 30th, 8:29 am

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.

wkureservedp2 said:

July 30th, 8:29 am

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

Tiago_Play3 said:

July 30th, 8:29 am

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?

snakeeyes211 said:

July 30th, 8:29 am

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

ABNJ said:

July 30th, 8:30 am

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.

Amnalehu said:

July 30th, 8:31 am

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

bany_rock said:

July 30th, 8:32 am

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?

bt1234567892010 said:

July 30th, 8:32 am

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.

Hugo_Mundo said:

July 30th, 8:33 am

Nice month!

D-Squad3 said:

July 30th, 8:34 am

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

ArmedOne78 said:

July 30th, 8:34 am

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

Patsrule0316 said:

July 30th, 8:35 am

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.

Tidushot said:

July 30th, 8:35 am

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.

Hex_Ninja said:

July 30th, 8:35 am

I was hoping for Secret Ponchos.

llobak said:

July 30th, 8:35 am

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!

erleikur said:

July 30th, 8:36 am

Quite nice! I really want to play Metrico :)

Sulumon said:

July 30th, 8:37 am

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).

Splathew said:

July 30th, 8:37 am

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

oXx-JD-xXo said:

July 30th, 8:38 am

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?

PiotrRasputinBR said:

July 30th, 8:38 am

Great month!

DarkStar83x said:

July 30th, 8:39 am

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

RedMoonSharingan said:

July 30th, 8:41 am

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.

Malkavilis said:

July 30th, 8:42 am

Awesome month!

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

IIL0YDII said:

July 30th, 8:42 am

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

thebiglouie said:

July 30th, 8:42 am

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.

OMG_IM_Teska said:

July 30th, 8:42 am

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

xeno3d said:

July 30th, 8:44 am

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

killerlightning said:

July 30th, 8:44 am

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.

paul_id said:

July 30th, 8:45 am

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

Elvick_ said:

July 30th, 8:45 am

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

SaberX85 said:

July 30th, 8:45 am

Dragon crown PS3 too? seriously?

Serpentes420 said:

July 30th, 8:45 am

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.

Curtisio said:

July 30th, 8:48 am

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

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

MakoSoul said:

July 30th, 8:49 am

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?

mhor25 said:

July 30th, 8:50 am

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

TheJmqm said:

July 30th, 8:50 am

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

bajor27 said:

July 30th, 8:50 am

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)?

bajor27 said:

July 30th, 8:51 am

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

Gustavo_station said:

July 30th, 8:53 am

excellent month. ¡Bravo sony bravo!

DecadanceFantasy said:

July 30th, 8:54 am

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.

RulitoCR said:

July 30th, 8:54 am

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

maxcoronel2014 said:

July 30th, 8:54 am

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

joaryche said:

July 30th, 8:54 am

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

killerlightning said:

July 30th, 8:55 am

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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