PlayStation Plus August Free Games Now Live in PS Store

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All of Sony’s PlayStation Plus August free games are now available for download from the PlayStation Store. The six PS Plus free games for August went live yesterday, Aug. 5, and will stay available as free downloads for the next four weeks.

The two PlayStation Plus August free games for PS4, Road Not Taken and Fez, are both puzzle games. To be fair, Road Not Taken is a puzzle game only due to players needing to maneuver through a forest and save lost kids without using too much stamina. It’s not a “which switch do I hit next?” sort of puzzle, but a “what’s the most-efficient route?” puzzle.

Fez, the other free PS Plus game in August for PS4 owners, takes a more traditional approach. In Fez, players must solve 2D puzzles in a 3D world by strategically changing their view of the landscape.

PS3 PS Plus subscribers can get their hands on two free games in August as well: Proteus and Crysis 3. Proteus is a game about sound-based exploration and immersion in a dream-like island world, but it’s not so much action-driven as observation-driven. It certainly has a bit of a Minecraft vibe, but it remains to be seen whether it has the same allure and charm.

With that said, if Proteus seems “boring” to you, Crysis 3 is an out-and-out shooter. So, its addition to the PS Plus free games lineup this month should at least partially fill the intensity gap left by Proteus.

As for PS Vita owners, the PlayStation Plus August free games are Metrico and Dragon’s Crown. Metrico is the more intriguing addition if only because it launched for free for PlayStation Plus members the same day it launched as a paid game for non-PS-Plus subscribers.

Sony made the same move with Road Not Taken on PS4, offering the game for free to PS Plus members on the same day it launched for $14.99 on the PlayStation Store. If you’re not a PlayStation Plus subscriber, Metrico on PS Vita will set you back $13.99.

Both of those titles, along with their other PlayStation Plus free game counterparts in August, will revert to their standard pricing even for PS Plus members in early September.

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