Here Are July’s PlayStation Plus Games

Playstation Plus July

It’s July and, right on cue, here are July’s PlayStation Plus Games.

PlayStation Plus allows you to play PlayStation games online, with the three monthly games essentially being a sweetener. Unfortunately you can’t actually play them till July 6th but there’s at least one title here that’s worth waiting for. Here’s what’s on offer this month:

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence (PS5)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (PS4)
  • WWE2K Battlegrounds (PS4)

PlayStation 4 games can be played on the PlayStation 5, thanks to the console’s backwards compatibility, so if you’ve got a PS5 you can play Black Ops 3 and Battlegrounds. However,  even though A Plague Tale: Innocence it’s also available on PS4 it’s only the PS5 version that’s “free” this month.

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The cream of the crop has to be A Plague Tale: Innocence, which casts you as the harried but resourceful Amicia de Rune, a medieval teenager who, with her brother, has to survive a massive plague of rats. In our review we stated that the “combination of gripping storytelling, excellent characterisation and varied gameplay…  makes for an experience you won’t forget in a hurry.”

As for the other two? They’re less appealing, unless you want Black Ops III for its multiplayer alone, since we found its single player campaign to be such a disappointment. As for WWE2K Battlegrounds? In theory the game’s fun but so much of its content is locked behind monetisation, we recommend you give it a pass.

So, not a great month for PlayStation Plus, especially if you don’t own a PS5. But A Plague Tale should, at least, have you hooked for a good few hours and while we’re loathe to spoil things, there are second-half mechanics that will have you grinning like an idiot. Let’s hope PS4 owners get less of a raw deal next month.