PlayStation Plus’s Free Game Line-Up Announced For August

By Ishaan . July 30, 2014 . 11:59am

Sony have announced their PlayStation Plus free game line-up for August for both North America and Europe. You can find the list of games for both regions below.


North America:

  • Dragon’s Crown (PS3, PSV)
  • Road Not Taken (PS4)
  • Fez (PS3, PS4, PSV)
  • Crysis 3 (PS3)
  • Proteus (PS3, PSV)
  • Metrico (PSV)



  • LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 (PSV)
  • Road Not Taken (PS4)
  • Fez (PS3, PS4, PSV)
  • Crysis 3 (PS3)
  • Proteus (PS3, PSV)
  • Metrico (PSV)

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  • konpon568

    So, we are getting 80% of EU PS+’s line-up? About time they do things nearly identical.

  • 3PointDecoupage

    Its about time Dragons Crown showed up. Glad I didnt buy it.
    But I also want Lego Potter…

    • Shippoyasha

      DC is pretty worth owning though. It even came with a pretty nice artbook.

      Not to mention the game can give you hundreds of hours of gameplay if you get hooked.

  • katzedan

    Dragon’s Crown shall be mine.
    hope I can have fun playing this! :3

  • Hound

    YES! I was actually considering buying Dragon’s Crown when I could happen across a copy for less than $20. Life has simplified <3

  • Rafael Martines

    This month Vita users got Muramasa and next month Dragon’s Crown, buying a Vita was the best decision that I made

  • Prinny Dood

    Does anyone want to play multiplayer dragons crown next week? Cause im looking for some players who will be getting the game.

    • X_Bacon

      I do. I already have it but haven’t played with every class yet

      • Prinny Dood

        Cool ill hit you up when i get it plus ill be getting arcana hearts on the vita when it comes out i love fighting games :D

        • X_Bacon

          Great! :)
          Which timezone are you on though? I hope mine is not too far apart…

  • Brandonmkii

    Oh well, nothing for me this month.

  • DesmaX

    Oh, Dragon’s Crown for PS3 too?
    Cool, might just sell my copy then

    Crysis 3 is pretty nice too, been wanting to play that game

    • Rafael Martines

      Is free for Vita only, the game is not Cross Buy

      • DesmaX

        The Brazilian PS+ Blog says they’re giving the PS3 version too (I’m signed up for that one).

        Of course, that could be a mistake too

      • X_Bacon

        They said on the PS blog that both versions will be available anyway

        • Rafael Martines

          Ah sorry, my mistake… now I see, the first time the PS3 was not there :P

  • Raymond

    forget that. I will just buy dragons crown. Downloading ps plus free games kind of sucks.

  • Shippoyasha

    Quick Dragon’s Crown character descriptions:

    Elf- Long range sniper class. Your own shmup character!

    Knight- Literal hack and slash class. Heavily defense oriented. Very classical style.

    Mage- Nuke-everything-on-screen class. A Michael Bay Production.

    Amazon- High risk, high reward, wombo-combo destruction-of-the-ages character. Plays like a 2D Bayonetta/Ninja Gaiden fighter with her parry and evade system. You get hit very hard or you hit others extremely hard.

    Sorceress- Jack of all trades character using tricks and powerful attack and support spells. Can change the game into something unrecognizable with some of her spells. Very fun and very technical character.

    Dwarf- Straight out of pro wrestling. Grapple giant enemies, toss them around and deliver a mighty elbow drop from the heavens!

    • Richard N

      I found Amazon to be really difficult to properly use in the post game stuff when everything got ridiculously tough. Maybe I didn’t use her correctly, but I always went back to my Elf who was proficient at hiding behind all the meat shields that were my online companions.

      • Shippoyasha

        Oh yeah. Amazon is an extremely skill based character and things can get dicey in a chaotic battlefield. Both her and Sorceress are for pros only. I’m not saying that lightly. Though playing either characters could make you into a pro by making you learn all the intricacies of the combat out of necessity.

        • GOLD

          settled. Amazon it is!

        • z_merquise

          I always find spellcasters (Wizard and Sorceress) difficult to play solo especially in higher-difficulties. But they’re very fun to play especially in multiplayer. Sorceress’ support-based spells are more effective in multiplayer.

      • z_merquise

        Amazon is more of a “berserker-type” character with a high-risk/high-reward playstyle. Her defense is very low but she’s agile and had many high-speed, high-damaging attacks.
        It’s always satisfying beating enemies left and right with her lvl.3 Berserk and max-leveled Brandish.

    • otakumike

      I went Sorceress, the jiggle did not let me down. SUGGESTIVE FRUIT EATING!!!

    • WyattEpp

      Dwarf is hilarious fun. Highly recommended.

  • Tincho Kudos

    The ps4 lineup is a joke. Can the ps4 play the PS3 games given in PS+?

    • Hound

      no. It cannot. Then again, the console is still short on titles, so it might be a long while before it can have an indie and highly reviewed game each month.

      • Jadfish


        I’m honestly surprised the PS4 get ANY games in PS+ given it’s current lineup. I paid full price for Strider when it came out and was a little surprised that it was on last months PS+ lineup for EU.
        And hey, I’m glad more people get to play Strider, but I’m honestly a little insecure about buying indie games on PS4 right now.

        • ishyg

          I’m insecure about buying indie titles at all. I mean, I do want to support them and buy their stuff day 1, but most of the time I’m short of gaming money and then when I already have the money they end up being ridiculously discounted, or in the IGC.

          • darke

            If I want to play a game “now” I’ll buy it; but if I don’t have time or it’s a “that looks interesting” game and I’ve got something else to do then I rarely bother. At the moment there’s so many games just being released or soon to be released I have to be choosy since there’s simply not enough time in the day. :)

          • ishyg

            I agree. There’s just not enough time in the day, especially if you include work and time for your loved ones. I have a backlog of PS3 JRPGs that I can’t let go because I don’t have a PS3 currently, but I’m thinking that I probably won’t have the time to play it even in the future. Currently I just want to play with what’s in my hands, and most of it are IGC games.

          • darke

            I’m still half way through half a dozen PS3 games that I might not ever finish, and I’ve got a couple of PS3s. :P

            Granted at least one is because NISA can’t be bothered to patch their broken game (Witch and the Hundred Knight); but a number of them are because they require you to do fiddly contortions to make sure you ‘do’ or “don’t do” things to get certain story endings (Star Ocean, Ar Tonlce Qoga) or just require you to focus and be obsessed over every detail so you don’t waste time (Rorona and friends, but specifically Rorona >.< ).

            I'm finding the only games I get through recently are those on the Vita I can play heading to work and back and during lunchtime; conveniently they also tend to be games that don't require you to be obsessive, and just enjoy the game itself.

          • ishyg

            “I’m finding the only games I get through recently are those on the Vita I can play heading to work and back and during lunchtime; conveniently they also tend to be games that don’t require you to be obsessive, and just enjoy the game itself.”

            I agree with this a hundred percent. This is also the reason why I’m not bothered if a game happens to be on PC and home consoles too, because obviously I can’t bring those and play while heading to work and back, and during lunchtime or just whenever I’m on commute and have nothing to do.

            But yeah, I wonder what am I gonna do with those PS3 titles. I’ll try selling them out, or just give them to my otaku friend back in the Philippines.

          • Jadfish

            if you don’t have a lot of spending money, don’t force yourself to be a day 1 indie supporter – even if it is a noble endeavour.

          • ishyg

            I can’t even force myself. It just lands on my PSN account for no reason at all! Well, PS+.

            Last indie game I bought day 1 was Shovel Knight, and that $15 on my eShop account was there for several months. Even then, I also kickstarted it, so I have the PC copy as well (that I just gave away to a friend that I was trying to convince hard that the game is awesome).

    • otakumike

      Well I mean you could always go out and buy the games you actually want to play. It would help the devs out a lot actually. Yeah, I think it’s a good idea. Let’s all go support some devs huh?

  • AndyLC

    Dragon’s Crown is basically an indie game, created by a tiny studio making the games they want to make. George Kamitani is a hero of the games industry.

    If you believe in heroes, then play Dragon’s Crown!!

    • Asura

      I don’t want to.

      • ishyg

        OK then.

      • AndyLC

        It only takes one more to make it 4

  • Kornelious

    The only game that looks good on this list is Dragons Crown, which pretty much makes up for the rest and then some :D

    It’s probably no coincidence that this happens not to long after they reached almost 100,000 in sales! :)

    • Ruins72

      b-but FEZ…it’s a great game D:

  • z_merquise

    Well it’s nice that more people can get to play Dragon’s Crown.

    It’s the best 2D beat-em-up for me.

  • Bigabu Beaze

    Yo Spence I dont get the joke. What do you mean by “Why yes, North Americans… that is an image of Dragon’s Crown.” I’m not trying to be mean or anything I just dont get it.

    • Michael Fagerstrom

      My guess is that he’s referring to a lot of NA PS+ members who were grumpy that EU got Dragon’s Crown and we didn’t.

      • Bigabu Beaze

        Oh I see. I thought that he thought we didnt know what dragons crown looked up.

  • tubers

    Dragon’s Crown! Ah yeah!

  • Remlot

    Sad that I just bought dragon’s crown a week ago but oh well, amazing game anyway so I shouldn’t regret it

  • buddyluv324

    I’m still happy that I paid for the game full price on day-1 ( and the artbook that comes with it didnt hurt either!) Glad to see that there will be potential for more people to give this gem a go thanks to PS+

  • GOLD

    NOOOOOICE! I win the waiting game. Dragon’s crown is mine. been wanting to try fez for a while now, and metrico intrigued when i saw it a while back, this is the first time i have heard about proteus but ill definatly give it a shot. This is the best ps plus month in recent memory for me.

  • GOLD

    So does the vita version online or just ps3 version? I cant find info anywhere

    • Herok♞

      It goes online I believe

    • MXC

      If you’re talking about DC then yeah it has online for both.

    • SolRevr

      Yes, DC has online for both. It has cross-play between the systems as well.

  • Herok♞

    Meh month for me I already have 3 copies of Dragon’s Crown(Vita physical and PS3/Vita Digital)

    • darke

      I got it free on the EU, will have it free on the US, and I expect my JP PS+ account will probably get it free there too sometime next month. :P

      I didn’t mind it when the EU and US actually had a different set of games regularly, but now the three stores have pretty much normalised I might as well drop my local EU/AU account when it runs out since there’s no real reason to keep it. :(

  • Dasheble

    I wanted to try out Fez for a while but never wanted to buy the game because Fish is a huge asshole. So I guess this can be seen as a kind of compromise?

  • SakuStar Light

    i can due with the vita Dragon Crown so this is an ok line up.

  • Codex

    Pretty crap line up for euro tbh

    • darke

      EU is the same as the US, except that Dragon’s Crown has already been released there free a couple of months ago. I recall the US getting a pretty average game as a replacement (wasn’t it a lego batman title or something; it must have been awful if I can’t remember it), so it’s not as if the EU is always disadvantaged. :P

  • MrRobbyM

    Dragon’s Crown and Fez. Good lord.

  • Raoni Marques

    Great line up this month! Already own Dragon’s Crown on Vita, but now I’m finally going to play it on ps3. And on my new TV! =)

  • KingGunblader

    Another ‘meh’ month. I would try Fez, but the listing confuses me. Is it available for PS4, PS3 and Vita? Considering the only other PS4 game is Road Not Taken I suspect Fez is the other.

    • darke

      Fez is a cross-buy title; so if they’re giving it away as a “PS4 title”, they’re also giving away the PS3 and Vita versions as a side effect.

  • James Reilly

    I already got a physical copy of Dragon’s Crown, but nice to see this available on PSN+ now.

  • SuperSailorV

    I’m never buying a Vita game at full price ever again.

    • darke

      I dunno, isn’t it like pretty much every console/computer?

      * If you really want to play the game ‘now’, buy it on release.

      * If you don’t have the urge to buy it immediately or you don’t have the time to play it immediately if you do buy it due to other games coming out, don’t worry about it and it’ll probably pop up in a sale/PS+ in a few months to a year’s time if it’s good.

      * If you have spare time due to it being a quiet month for game releases or something, then grab a physical copy if you feel like it.

      Maybe it’s just obvious because I’m primarily a PC gamer and this has become the de rigueur method due to the regularity of quick, and deep price-cut sales on PC in comparison to consoles where the sales usually take years to happen and it’s just an average price drop.

  • Jonathan Tse

    Siliconera editors, the games are not available for free on every system (as I realized sadly last month):

    Vita: Dragon’s Crown and Metrico
    PS3: Crysis 3 and Proteus
    PS4: Road Not Taken and Fez

    • Tinye

      Dragon’s crown will be on ps3 Sony said

    • ishyg

      Sony said on their blog that apart from cross-buy stuff, Dragon’s Crown will be available both on Vita and PS3.

      BTW Can you elaborate what you meant about “last month”? Every cross-buy title on that list is available on the platform it was specified to be on. For example, Doki Doki universe is available on PS4, PS3 and Vita.

      This month, I think Fez, Proteus and Metrico are cross-buy, so you can get them on the specified platforms. But other than that I think your breakdown is correct.

    • Ishaan

      Of course the games aren’t free on every system. Crysis isn’t even on PS4 and Vita. :P

    • darke

      The US list matches here: with the exception of Metrico.

      Metrico is apparenlty a PS Vita exclusive title according to the linked blog post: so the PS3 seems to be a cut-and-paste error.

  • Daniel Thongdy

    So can i download the PS3 version of dragons crown?

  • Hector Velar

    well now Dragon Crown WILL reach the 1mill+

    • darke

      A reasonable chunk of that was probably it being given away in the ‘EU’ regions a couple of months ago too. It’s too be expected though.

  • ishyg

    I bought a $50 PSN card to buy games, but nevermind, I’ll just keep it there until a worthy purchase is up. That’s like, 4 games for the Vita, and I haven’t even finished Muramasa. Too much backlog. Ah, the joys and woes of adulthood and married life…

    • darke

      Only recently acquired a girlfriend after too many years of depression-induced hikikomori-itits, and I’m rather surprised at just how much free time that has consumed, let alone married life/family stuff. :(

      • ishyg

        LOL. Good for you. :) Time wasted enjoyed is not wasted.

        Depression-induced anything is bad, I guess. Even gaming binges out of depression makes me feel more awful before, but that seldom happens.

        • darke

          Well, the girlfriend and I met up because we were both just coming out of our depression, I’m in the ‘mostly recovered’ part of it, she’s at the start; so I guess, to a certain extent, there’s odd benefits of depression? :P

          I never really had much ‘social energy’ to do anything ‘social’ for years, go to work->go home->internet/gaming/programming was about all I had the energy for; thought I was just ‘introverted’ turns out it was just ‘low-level’ depression. So while I can’t say I actually regret all the time I spent having fun programming rather then socialising, it’s taken years to learn how to interact in a social/casual environment in my 30s, that most people learn how to do in their teens. :?

          I’m still re-adjusting my mental “bad things/good things” settings though; for instance my brain still seems to think it’s a ‘bad thing’ I’ll be over visiting her in Japan during the time that Akiba’s Trip gets released. I mean, really, how am I supposed to get time to play it? :P

          • ishyg

            That’s quite the benefit. :D

            I’m impressed that you can still program at home. I can never really muster the energy to do so, or maybe it’s just that I’m procrastinating too much. And I’m also not a social person, I’m quite shy and introverted. Maybe I’m depressed too on some stage but never get to see a shrink. I can never fully relate to you (you’re in your 30s?) but I’ll be there with you saying I didn’t regret anything too. If I ever regret something, it’s that I’m spending way more time procrastinating. I’m having fun programming too, but sometimes and specially after work I just want to sit down and relax, but most of the time the relaxation part takes too much time. I enjoy it, but sometimes I feel like I should have done something more productive. I don’t really care about the socializing part that much, like I’ve said I’m kind of introverted. Not that I hate people, but sometime I just feel too awkward about myself. Maybe because I’m obese, or that I’m depressed because I’m obese, I don’t know.

            She’s here? Wow. Well, why not go on an “Akiba’s Trip” on a personal level? Sure there won’t be any vampires, and it’s hot as heck here in Japan, but try to enjoy it. I can’t stand on moral ground though, as I have my case of those as well. For example, during long business trips I can get more gaming time after work (not to mention extra money from expenses allowance), so I’m looking forward to those, but then I miss my wife so much that I just want to go back immediately. Haha.

            And thanks for reminding me that it’s about to come out. I’ve been waiting ages for that game (even though I shouldn’t because I’m in Japan already, but Nihongo). Now I have something worth it to use my $50, but then I want to opt for a physical release. Is there going to be a physical release for Akiba’s Trip?

  • Skye Johnson

    Anybody have opinions on the quality of Fez, Crysis, Proteus, and Metrico? They’re all new names to me, minus Crysis.

    • Soma

      Fez is an awesome game. Kind of a unique platformer. I’m surprised you haven’t heard of it since it’s garnered all kinds of critical acclaim. Really glad that it’s going to be free for PS+. Here’s the site!

      • Skye Johnson

        I don’t frequent a lot of gaming sites. Perhaps that’s why? Still, I”m surprised I haven’t heard of it either if it’s drawn that kind of attention. I don’t remember seeing an article on it on here, but that’s likely because I missed it.

        Thank you though! It definitely looks neat.

    • lrdalucard

      Im kinda scared actually, those names look a lot like cellphone games name’s…

  • thedood7

    :-DDDDDD SWEET! More awesome games to play!

  • Pichu0102

    Dang it! I just rebought Dragon’s Crown for the Vita!

  • zeta

    must not regret from buying it last week T__T

  • zeta

    must not regret from buying it last week T__T

    • Anontastic

      Your profile icon looks how you must feel right now (;_;)

      • lrdalucard

        I though exactly the same! (Still, in sort-of-same-satiation)

    • darke

      Yeah, I saw it on sale last week and didn’t bother since the Vita version was free on EU a couple of months ago, I was expecting after the sales this month, it would be free next month as the pattern has gone before.

      Not only that you apparently get the PS3 or Vita version ‘free’ in a pesudo-cross-buy, since it’s not normally a cross-buy title as far as I understand. I guess it’s to placate people who bought one of them on sale the week before it was going to be free. :P

  • Anontastic

    Hear that, PS+ subscribers? You no longer have an excuse not to have played Dragon’s Crown. Get on dat!

  • Ric Vazquez

    Now there is no excuse not to get Dragon’s Crown.

  • lrdalucard

    I wonder whats worse… cellphone games on you handheld console, or LEGO games…

    • darke

      Most of the lego games are overpriced and should be going for $10-20 rather then $40-60 at launch. They’re fun enough to play with kids to buy at the $10 range, but they exemplify the casual “you can’t lose” gameplay aspect.

      Most cellphone games are free-to-install, but they’re either crap, or crap-until-you-pay.

      I’d say they’re both equally bad honestly. :(

  • Kalis Konig

    Wasn’t Dragon’s Crown Just on sale? Wow dick move brah. lol. I have had it since launch though and I have not even played it yet.

    • darke

      Yeah, it’s probably the reason why they’re giving away the PS3 and Vita versions at the same time, even though they’re not technically cross-buy.

      It’s not as if it’s unusual though, it’s pretty common for a PS+ game to be on sale a few of weeks before it’s released free on +.

  • SonicRulez

    I let my Plus membership expire almost a year ago and I have yet to have a reason to renew it.

    • darke

      If you don’t mind struggling with not understanding things, a Japanese PS+ account is worth it for all the old PS1 games they regularly release. Always fun when I feel like playing something weird and random and not really caring about what it is; kind of like trolling for random indie games on the PC.

      But yeah, if you’re someone who buys games as you want them, a PS+ account really isn’t useful to you.

  • nathaniel

    so happy i decided not to buy dragon’s crown last week

  • soulz

    Finally Dragons Crown! Right when I was just about to buy it! Whew! Dodged losing 30 bucks!

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