“Ichiban” might mean “first” in Japanese, but he’s coming to PlayStation fans’ libraries in the “eighth” month. Sony is leading the PS Plus August 2022 games with Yakuza: Like A Dragon. The strategy RPG is part of PlayStation game offering for the month*. Alongside it are Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, and Little Nightmares.
*The selection reflects the North American PSN. Other regions may have different offerings.
All three PS Plus August 2022 games are available to all PS Plus subscribers, from the basic Essential tier up through Premium. They’ll go up for download on August 2, 2022.
Also known as Yakuza 7, Yakuza: Like A Dragon begins a new saga in the Yakuza series. Ichiban Kasuga is a low-ranking gangster thug, fresh out of prison after serving 18 years for a crime he didn’t commit. Players will see him uncover the truth behind the betrayal as they rise to power. Both the PS4 and PS5 versions of the game are available.
Also added to the PS Plus August 2022 slate is the remake of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2. Arguably the most iconic skateboarding games of all time, THPS 1 and 2 first appeared on the PlayStation 1. Now they’ve been remastered for current platforms, including most of the original soundtrack and roster. Both PS4 and PS5 versions are available.
Horror-themed PS4 adventure game Little Nightmares rounds out the selection. Players control a character named Six and help them escape The Maw, a vast vessel inhabited by corrupted souls.
The PS Plus August 2022 games become available on August 2, 2022. The current July 2022 PS Plus games are still available to add to the library. July’s offerings include Crash Bandicoot 4, The Man of Medan, and Arcadegeddon.