PSA: Last Day to Get the Free PlayStation Plus Games for July 2018
Don’t forget to redeem last month’s PS Plus free games before they get replaced with next month’s games! Heavy Rain, Absolver, Zero Escape, and more will be disappearing from the Instant Games Collection once the PlayStation store rolls over tomorrow morning.
Sony has announced that the free PlayStation Plus free games for August 2018 will include the open-world period piece, Mafia III, and asymmetrical horror multiplayer game Dead by Daylight, which pits a group of survivors against a deranged killer. The current games will go away on August 7, so players have less than a day to redeem games like Heavy Rain, Absolver, Zero Escape, and more.
For August, In addition to the regular six games this month (two for each platform), Sony is offering two bonuses. Here They Lie is being added as a PSVR exclusive Plus free title through October 2, bringing back the two-month long free PSVR games that Sony had been previously offering to subscribers.
Finally, a PlayLink title called Knowledge is Power will be available for free through November 6. PlayLink titles require friends to play with and a companion app to use as a controller, but they can be extremely fun party games.
Here are the games both leaving and entering the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection on August 7, 2018 in North America and Europe:
Leaving the Instant Game Collection (Last Chance!)
- Heavy Rain (PS4)
- Absolver (PS4)
- Rayman 3 HD (PS3)
- Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess (PS3)
- Space Overlords (PS Vita)
- Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma (PS Vita)
Entering the Instant Game Collection in North America and Europe
- Mafia III (PS4)
- Dead by Daylight (PS4)
- Bound by Flame (PS3)
- Serious Sam 3 BFE (PS3)
- Draw Slasher (PS Vita)
- Space Hulk (PS Vita)
- Here They Lie (PSVR)
- Knowledge is Power (PS4/PlayLink)
Even if you don’t plan on playing July’s titles, you might as well redeem them on your Plus account. Once a title is redeemed, you can download and play it at any time as long as you have an active PlayStation Plus subscription.
Remember that Sony will stop offering PS3 and Vita titles in the Instant Game Collection in March 2019. At that time it’s unknown what–if anything–will replace those spots, but Sony’s continued offering of PSVR titles and games found in its PlayLink initiative could offer clues to the future of the service.
What do you think of the August 2018 PlayStation Plus free games? Which free PlayStation 4 game will you be playing first? Are you happy or disappointed with the list? Let us know what you think about all of the PlayStation Plus bonuses in the comment section below! Don’t miss the weekly PlayStation Store sales, which include a large number of Plus double discounts this week.