PS Plus: will these be the games of August 2022?

PS Plus: will these be the games of August 2022?

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As usual, as we get closer to the announcement date of the next free PS Plus games, an important clue arrives on the net. To reveal the possible line up of games for August 2022 is the usual French site Dealabs, which has been able to correctly anticipate for several months what turns out to be the three official games arriving within the service in PlayStation subscription.

As the French portal suggests, the first of the three games coming to PS Plus Essential in August would be Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2. Let's talk about the recent remake of the first two iconic chapters of the series released on the first PlayStation. The makeover work carried out by Vicarious Vision maintains the classic gameplay of the two titles, completely revising the visual aspect and also renewing the soundtrack with old and new punk-rock and skate-punk pieces.

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

According to the previews of dealabs, the third and last title arriving on PS Plus in August would be Little Nightmares, the very special horror that started the saga developed by the Tarsier Studio guys. As usual, we currently have no official confirmations on the August 2022 line up of the PlayStation service, but Sony's announcement should not be long in coming.

PlayStation Plus Free Games for August 2022 Leaked

As is typical these days, the free PlayStation Plus video games for August 2022 have leaked online ahead of an official reveal from PlayStation itself. According to the leak, PlayStation Plus Essential subscribers and above will be able to claim Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and Little Nightmares for free starting early next month.

More specifically, the three new titles will be available to grab starting August 2nd and run through September 6th, according to the leak from Dealabs user billbil-kun. The leaker has a solid track record of accuracy this year, so there's no reason to doubt these will be officially revealed in the near future. Additionally, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 is said to be free for both the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, as is Yakuza: Like a Dragon. Little Nightmares, however, is said to be specifically for the PlayStation 4.

'Help Six escape The Maw – a vast, mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking for their next meal,' the official description of Little Nightmares, arguably the least known of the three freebies, reads in part. 'As you progress on your journey, explore the most disturbing dollhouse offering a prison to escape from and a playground full of secrets to discover. Reconnect with your inner child to unleash your imagination and find the way out!'

As noted above, assuming the new leak is accurate, August 2022's free PlayStation Plus video games are Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and Little Nightmares. The official announcement from PlayStation should be coming soon, so there's not long to wait for confirmation. July 2022's free PlayStation Plus video games -- Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time for PS4 and PS5</a>, The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan for PS4, and Arcadegeddon for PS4 and PS5 -- are currently available and run through August 1st. The new tiered version of PlayStation Plus with PlayStation Plus Essential, PlayStation Plus Extra, and PlayStation Plus Premium is currently available in major regions of the globe where PlayStation Plus is offered, and all of the above games are available to grab for all tiers. You can check out all of our previous coverage of PlayStation in general right here.

What do you think about the leaked August 2022 freebies for PlayStation Plus? Are you looking forward to picking any of them up for yourself? Let us know in the comments, or feel free to reach out and hit me up directly over on Twitter at @rollinbishop in order to talk about all things gaming!