PS Plus August Free Games Leak Includes Tony Hawk's Pro Skater & Yakuza

The PlayStation Plus Essential games for August 2022 may have leaked online. PlayStation Plus Essential is the new PS+, as in, it has the same benefits as the old PS+, while PlayStation Plus Extra and PlayStation Plus Premium are the ones with an expanded library.

Sony's new tiered system for PlayStation Plus has gone off to a great start, at least in terms of the Essential and Extra tiers. The most recent Essential games included Crash Bandicoot 4 and The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan, while the most recent Extra games included Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, a day one launch for Stray, and several Assassin's Creed games. The new PlayStation Plus has been described as Sony's equivalent to Xbox Game Pass and the service has been hitting it out of the park, especially during a lull in Microsoft's offerings.


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The same website that correctly leaked the July 2022 PlayStation Plus games has revealed what's in store for August 2022. According to Nibel on Twitter, French gaming website Dealabs has revealed that the August 2022 PlayStation Plus Essential games are Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 on PS5/PS5, Yakuza: Like A Dragon on PS4/PS5, and Little Nightmares on PS4. It bears mentioning that this is a leak and should be taken with a grain of salt until Sony makes an official announcement.

August Could Be One Of PS Plus' Best Ever Months

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 is a highly-regarded remake compilation of the first two Tony Hawk's Pro Skater games, with new graphics, online multiplayer, and some of the mechanics and tricks from the later games in the series. Yakuza: Like A Dragon is the first JRPG in the Yakuza series, following a new lead character in a new city, as conflict brews in the Japanese criminal underworld. Little Nightmares is a puzzle-platform horror game about a young girl escaping from a terrifying underwater vessel. It bears mentioning that Little Nightmares is already a PlayStation Plus Extra game, so subscribers to PlayStation Plus Extra or PlayStation Plus Premium can download or stream it right now.

Rumor: the PS+ Essential lineup for August has been leaked on Dealabs

- Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 (PS4/5)
- Yakuza: Like A Dragon (PS4/5)
- Little Nightmares (PS4)

— Nibel (@Nibellion) July 27, 2022

If the leak is legitimate, then this is an amazing month for PlayStation Plus, with a great selection of games across multiple genres, ranging from sports simulation, to lengthy turn-based JRPGs, and a short, cinematic experience. The fact that a sequel to Yakuza: Like A Dragon is in the works also adds credence to it coming to PlayStation Plus Essential. Sony will likely confirm (or deny) the legitimacy of this leak soon, as it's almost time for the next batch of PlayStation Plus Essential games to be announced.