PS Plus August 2014 Update: FREE Road Not Taken For PS4, Metrico, Crysis 3, Fez, Dragon's Crown, And More! [VIDEO]
What's better than getting free games for Sony's Instant Game Collection? Getting two brand new games the day they launch!
It's another month and another impressive lineup of PS Plus titles. Subscribers in August have more to be excited about than usual, as Sony has revealed that two of the games they're offering are brand new titles. PS4 owners will get a nice surprise with Road Not Taken, while PS Vita owners can download and enjoy Metrico.
That's on top of the stellar rest of the list, which as usual offers two games for each PlayStation system, and will launch on the first Tuesday of the month (August 5) and be available throughout the entire month. Check out everything that's on the way and note that Fez is cross-buy and will give you copies for each console. Dragon's Crown is cross-buy but you need to buy each edition individually. So you'll be able to play with PS3 owners, just not play on your PS3 yourself.
Here's the full list!
Road Not Taken - "From the creators of Triple Town, Road Not Taken is a roguelike puzzle game about surviving life’s surprises. You play as a ranger adventuring through a vast, unforgiving forest in the aftermath of a brutal winter storm, rescuing children who have lost their way. Randomly generated levels deliver a limitless supply of possibilities to explore and challenges to overcome. Your actions will influence not only your own story, but that of the villagers you hope to befriend and the town you call home."
Fez - "Gomez is a 2D creature living in a 2D world. Or is he? When the existence of a mysterious 3rd dimension is revealed to him, Gomez is sent out on a journey that will take him to the very end of time and space. Use your ability to navigate 3D structures from 4 distinct classic 2D perspectives. Explore a serene and beautiful open-ended world full of secrets, puzzles and hidden treasures. Unearth the mysteries of the past and discover the truth about reality and perception. Change your perspective and look at the world in a different way."
Crysis 3 - "Crytek’s highly-acclaimed sandbox gameplay shooter is back.
Seven Wonders of the Urban Rainforest – New York City has been contained in a giant nanodome and grown into a unique rainforest with seven distinct environments. Master the ultimate sandbox and turn it into your own personal hunting ground.
Assess, Adapt, and Attack – Crysis’s highly-acclaimed sandbox gameplay is back with more open levels to let players choose their path and approach. Your upgraded Nanosuit allows brute force or stealth, always giving you more than one option.
The Biggest and Most Explosive Arsenal in Franchise History – In addition to giving you an arsenal of human firearms, Crysis 3 lets you scavenge alien weapons and deploy an all-new Predator bow."
Proteus - "Proteus is a game about exploration and immersion in a dream-like island world where the soundtrack to your play is created by your surroundings. The primary means of interaction is simply your presence in the world and how you observe it."
Metrico - "Metrico is a new world. A living world filled with infographics that react directly to your movement, actions and input. Metrico invites you to explore, experiment, test your skills and most of all: think outside the box. Immerse yourself in this experience, exclusive to PlayStation Vita system, and see if you have got what it takes!"
Dragon’s Crown - "Dragon’s Crown is a multiplayer hack and slash beat ‘em up game with breathtaking visual style, a design built around cooperative play and epic boss fights, and the ability to discover a new adventure in every play session. Dragon’s Crown allows up to four players to team up online to clear out monster-ridden dungeons, discover precious treasure, and destroy awe-inspiring bosses."
This author can personally vouch for the quality of Dragon's Crown and Fez, and while Crysis 3 is highly derivitive of the second installment (and really landed with a thud) it's well worth playing as well! This is going to be a great month for PlayStation owners.
Don't forget that if you haven't downloaded your free games from July you only have until the end of the month to do so! There's a ton of great games this month (check out the full list here), and remember that even if you don't currently own one of the Sony systems, you can "purchase" the free game on the Sony website so that you can download it later on in the future if you do end up picking up the console.