PlayStation Plus Free Games of August 2016 for PS4, PS3, Vita

Here's everything coming for free to Plus members on August 2.

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Now Playing: GS News Update: PlayStation Plus Free Games of August 2016

With less than a week until they are available, Sony has announced the lineup of free games that PlayStation Plus members in North America and Europe will receive for August.

There is the usual allotment of six games, although one of Vita's two games--Ultratron--is a Cross-Buy title also available on PS4 and PS3; that gives both of those platforms three freebies this month.

PS4 players get the upcoming puzzle game Tricky Towers, which looks almost like a competitive version of Tetris where you try to stack tetrominoes as high as you can. The other title is Rebel Galaxy, the action game where you explore the galaxy in a ship while transporting cargo and fighting off pirates. Fans of Firefly, in particular, will be pleased.

Those on PS3 get Yakuza 5, the most recent entry in the series to launch in the West. Retro/Grade, a side-scrolling shoot-em-up where you're traveling backward through time, will also be free.

Joining Ultratron on Vita is Patapon 3, the 2011 PSP sequel to the rhythm-action series.

You can check out the full lineup below, which will be available starting on Tuesday, August 2. You have until then to claim July's games, which include Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell and Furi.

August 2016 PlayStation Plus Games:

PS4

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Rebel galaxy is awesome. Been playing it on pc for a while now. The music is a highlight but gets repetitive after a while. Luckily with ps4 you can play music in the background. There's even a rebel galaxy playlist on Spotify

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Rebel Galaxy looks and sounds fun

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I hope Rebel Galaxy is fun because I'm going to play it.

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@milk: Rebel Galaxy is super fun. Unfortunately, I bought it this month (isn't that always the way). It's a deep space game where you can be a pirate, smuggler, trader. miner or bounty hunter. Great game.

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I don't think I've ever said this, but man this is a shitty month for PSN games.

I can usually see salvation in some of the lists, but not one of these games even warrant the download for me.

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@TripSe7en: Well, you've said it twice now. LOL

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I don't think I've ever said this, but man this is a shitty month for PSN games.

I can usually see salvation in some of the lists, but not one of these games even warrant the download for me.

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Horrible for ps4 once again. Besides Tropico, I cant remember the last PS4 PSN monthly game that I have actually played... Rocket League would be my guess...

Edit - Although that Rebel Galaxy does look interesting to me a bit...

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@chubby170: Helldivers?? NBA is subjective, depending on if you like basketball or not but it was enjoyable

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@rosinmonkekyx17: I had high hopes for Helldivers, but thought it was terrible.

Im not into sports games really, so I cant comment on that one.

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Good times for PS3 and GwG users. Bad times for PS4.

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yakuza 5 more than makes up for the others. a suggestion: how about a ps2 remaster for ps4 once in a while? i think many people would appreciate a dark cloud 2 or suikoden 3 etc.

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@Xristophoros: Rogue Galaxy > Rebel Galaxy.

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@Ripper_TV: i can agree about that.

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Sounds good - may have to dust off the PS3 for Yakuza

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Wait a second! Retro/Grade was already offered to PS+ members a while ago! In Europe at least.

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Utter, UTTER garbage is everything but Yakuza. Didn't even hear about most of these.

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@Ripper_TV: Have you even tried Rebel Galaxy?

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@Ripper_TV: Utter, UTTER garbage is this generic comment

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@Ripper_TV: So you are assuming they are garbage because you haven't heard of them? OK Cool.

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That Yakuza 5 is more than welcome! :D

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Man, finally Yakuza 5! Gods be praised!

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Rebel Galaxy seems like it will provide some entertainment, but I wish they'd give the PS4 some games like the caliber of Yakuza instead just endless amounts of indies.

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um...thanks?

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Gem after gem on PSN these days. Furi this month and Rebel Galaxy next. Sweet.

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This is a good month for all three platforms in my opinion.

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@SprSynJn: Indeed it is.

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Dammit, I just bought Rebel Galaxy I'm the Steam sale. Ah well.

Looking forward to finally trying Yakuza though. Had my eyes on that for a while.

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@cugabuh: Can't refund?

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@Ripper_TV: Pretty sure the sale/purchase was more than 2 weeks ago which falls outside of Steam's refund window policy.

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...what the buggery bollocks is this?

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wtf??? I jus bought yakuza 5 last month!!!! grrrr!!! owell good game tho

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I think Yakuza 5 is the highlight here.

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Microsoft are giving way better.

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@bigbadcrawford: the xbone are giving you 2kwwe game. Thats one of the worst things you can give out the game is soooo shit

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@bigbadcrawford: Then go to your Xbone article and stop messing about here

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@bigbadcrawford: I have both and am more excited about PS this month.

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@ticklemepink: I also own both and am really looking forward to seeing what rebel galaxy brings to the table, but I'm way more excited for games with gold.... Maybe it's just because I'm ready to raise some hell and wail on Triple H with a chair....

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The indie games have been pretty rubbish for the most part.

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Im sick of paying for this. I buy yearly ps plus because of multiplayer. The last quality game I got was outlast.

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@bigbadcrawford: So you're sick of paying because you buy it for multiplayer? What?

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@bigbadcrawford: I'm with you...I let it expire but recently wanted to play MKX and Uncharted 4 online so had no choice but to renew... I miss the ps3 days

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@romeothebeast: These free games are a bonus, I don't understand why anyone would keep PS plus just to get the games

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Rebel galaxy sounds like it could be fun. Patapon 2 was great fun so I look forward to Patapon 3. Yakuza I always wanted to try out. Somehow missed Yakuza 4.

Overall a pretty nice selection for me.

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@nedrith: If you happen to like Yakuza 5, it's still worth to check 4. All that content alone is well worth it.

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Bad month is bad

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@stage4saiyan: Bad comment is bad

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Well im interested in Yakuza 5 and rebel galaxy so an okay line up this month.

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Wasn't Yakuza 5 already free?

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@xenomorphalien: Yakuza 4 was previously on ps+ a year or so ago

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