It’s a game subscription double whammy today. First up to bat was Microsoft, and their reveal for Xbox’s Games With Gold service. Next up, and only around half an hour later was Sony, and their PlayStation Plus games for August 2021. Busy day! Anyway, this month is a little more ‘lowkey’ for PlayStation than in previous months, and there’d even been leaks beforehand hinting towards August’s lineup. The marquee PS5 title for PS Plus’s August lineup is Hunter’s Arena: Legends, and is joined by Tennis World Tour 2, and Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville.
Since the PlayStation 5 launched last year, Sony has adjusted their PlayStation Plus structure to include one PS5 game alongside two PS4 titles. That PS5 game for August has been revealed to be Hunter’s Arena: Legends. While it’s billed as a battle royale, it operates slightly differently from your PUBGs and Fortnites. You can get more powerful equipment to take onto the battlefield by slaying demons in PvE dungeons. But beware, other players will be looking to take that equipment and your life.
Moving on to PlayStation 4, which is all some of us are able to own because of the PS5’s scarcity, we have Tennis World Tour 2 as one of those PS Plus August offerings. Tennis games have always been a nice fit in video game form (I fondly remember playing games like Virtua Tennis and Topspin on my Xbox 360), and Tennis World Tour 2 continues that trend. It’s a fun experience creating your own tennis star-in-the-making and rising up the ranks to world #1, even if that concept is a staple of seemingly every tennis game that comes out.
Finally, there is Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. The PvZ franchise has come some way since that first mobile game took off worldwide, and this game continues the legacy of the Garden Warfare series, games that were surprisingly great, considering the PvZ franchise’s reputation up to that point as just a mobile game series.
Compared to Xbox’s Games With Gold service, PlayStation Plus’s game availability is much easier to understand. For PlayStation Plus’s August lineup, the games enter service on August 3 and leave on September 6. Simple.
With all that said, what do you think about PlayStation Plus’s August lineup? I can’t really say that this month looks particularly interesting, but leave a comment down below!