PlayStation Plus: Free Games for July 2018

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PlayStation Plus: Free Games for July 2018

Heavy Rain and Absolver headline July's lineup for PlayStation Plus members. Enjoy!

Update: An earlier version of this post featured an incorrect PS3 title for the July lineup. We have updated the list below with the correct PS3 title for July.

July is almost here and summer is in full swing, so let’s take a look at the July lineup for PS Plus members.

But before we begin, did you watch the E3 showcase? If you happened to miss the news, PS Plus members can get Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 right now as part of your membership. This bonus title is in celebration of the upcoming release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. It’s available from now until July 11.

Now onto games for July!

PS Plus July 2018

First up, we have Heavy Rain. Experience the gripping psychological thriller that is filled with innumerable twists and turns. Spanning four days, hunt a murderer known only as the Origami Killer – named after the calling card they leave behind at crime scenes. Four characters, each following their own leads and with their own motives, must take part in a desperate attempt to prevent the killer from claiming a new victim. How this story ends is entirely up to you.
PS Plus July 2018

Next is the intense fighting game, Absolver. Go behind the mask of this customizable and fluid martial arts-focused action game. Players can build combinations of strikes, parries, and feints to make their own unique fighting style, all while exploring a dynamic world with dedicated PvP and PvE areas.

This month’s PlayStation Plus lineup also includes:

PlayStation Now

As if that wasn’t enough gaming goodness, we also have an extra special PlayStation Now promotion running for a limited time, exclusively for Plus members. Between now and September 25, PS Plus members who join PS Now–or extend their current paid subscription–will get 3 months of PS Now access for just $29.99 (normal price for 3 months–$44.99). This PS Plus-exclusive discount will let you play PS Now’s collection of 650+ PS4, PS3, and PS2 games for one low price*.

And there you have it. See you next time PlayStation Nation!

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  • Since Battlefield 5 is coming out soon, why not make the DLC for Battlefield 4 for free for ps plus members? And since Fallout 76 is coming out soon, too, why not make fallout 4 a free ps plus game?

    • Dice has been giving DLC of BF4 for free you should keep your eyes open for that and damn Fallout 4 is a perfect perfect game for the Plus lineup.Make it happen Sony.

  • Kind of a bummer month for me. I’ve already played heavy rain, totally worth it if you haven’t. Rayman is old news. I might check out absolver, it’s the only thing of interest or what I don’t already own or have played already. Hopefully we’ll get some good summer sales next month. :D

  • New to PlayStation and was excited about Beyond and really wanted to play Heavy Rain so for me this is a win ‍♂️

  • Holy cow. This is an amazing month. Heavy Rain is a solid choice and Absolve I did want for PS4 but ended up getting on PC. Didn’t play much of it there cause I just don’t do much PC gaming but it was definitely interesting so I’m glad to be getting it for free on PS4 as well and Deception is definitely something I don’t own but always wanted to try out and Zero Time Dilemma, well that’s just another freaking heavy hitter. Excellent month!

  • hey everyone who has played last of us and if so did you like the game ? i’m gonna start it this weekend and am looking forward to blowing up zombies :)

    • They aren’t zombies.

    • Effing awesome game and totally worth playing! But, mind you it takes patience. If you’re one of those gamers who gets pissed and throws ur system, be warned. You’ll get pissed. Some parts are extremely difficult to get thru. Even on easy mode.

  • What a pile of ***************very sad

  • Really excited to try out Absolver!

  • Is the Zero Escape a cross buy/play with PS4?

  • rowdyroddypooper

    Heavy Rain is really good if you give it a shot. It’s not your typical “game,” more like an interactive story but it’s done really well.

  • Excited to try Absolver!

  • Not too sure why so many people are complaining about Heavy Rain, or any game offered for free in general. The games released aren’t catered to anyone individually, so take it for what it is. If you don’t like it nobody is forcing you to play.

    • That’s a good thing to note due to the fact that things aren’t free now a days but you do pay for the subscription to get these free games so In thee end people are obviously entitled to there own opinion about the new games but how Sony should listen to its community so that they will say with the subscription rather than drop it all together. (Run on sentence…sry)

    • Yeah, that’s true, I think though that the total value of all games offered would match or go beyond the $59.99 cost for a year subscription within a month or two makes it worth it. It would be good for more options for community feedback but as of right now it’s kind of a toss-up from what I know.

  • Absolver is a great offering but enough with the crappy recycled games Sony,they aren’t games worth getting for free since they shouldn’t even be on PS4.Stop spitting in our faces shoving recycled games down our throats.

    Deception 4 is a perfect game for the lineup so nice one on that one too.

  • The games this month are okay I guess…I’d like to see Battlefield 4 or For Honor come out for free in the next couple of months. Maybe even Dragon’s Dogma Dark Arisen, it’s a great game and I don’t think anyone plays it a whole lot anymore so putting it out for free would probably bring it back to life a little.

    • sorry buddy but they gave out DDDA way back when, well for ps3 at least, maybe they’ll do it again for ps4

    • For honor is in my opinion too new and updated to go free. It’s like r6s. I doubt that will ever go for free

  • uh oh Sony, hope you ready for whining from the entitled : )

  • Já deram esse jogo pra quem comprasse Detroit antecipado…a maioria dos fãs já tm esse jogo…fazer o que!!

  • gonna continue not paying for ps+ until the games they offer get better

  • Zero Escape is a great game. One of the gems on Vita.
    I have not played Heavy Rain so I will definitely download this.

  • Heavy Rain’s great, been looking forward to playing it on the PS4.

  • Man, ok, why does Xbox have a backwards compatible system and with there games with gold they get old Xbox games that are similar to the games in the ps now subscription service. I’m already paying for ps plus on a system that’s not backwards compatible please include ps now along with the other ps services like Vue and Spotify. Sony you shouldn’t need money for me to be able to play PS3, PS2, and PS1 games Xbox includes this with there Xbox live subscription. I’m about to quit

    • Sony is better financially then Xbox is I think. So they couldn’t care less if you leave. I’m. It trying to be rude or mean I’m just saying people saying their gonna leave isn’t going to do anything. Stop giving them money. Stop playing on their systems then they might do something. Threats don’t hurt their wallets, that’s why the gaming industry .. sry .. the triple a gaming industry is so f*king horrible and cancerous right now.

  • Wow I already own both of the games on ps4. This month sucks for both systems.

  • I love how to post a comment it say “open to everyone, dont be a jerk”

    Yet Sony just screwed over everyone who preordered the Deluxe Version of Detroit Become Human.

    It came with a copy of Heavy Rain. The other extras were and are garbage, the only real bonus was getting Heavy Rain.

    But now less than 40 days later it’s a free game for Plus members.

    Why would I ever preorder any non multiplayer game again, when Sony pulls this cr@p.

    I had a few more Sony exclusives on preorder such as Days Gone and Spiderman. Consider both of those cancelled and I will wait till they are in the 5 dollar bin.

    It doesnt do a gamer any good to preorder a game for the bonus when they give it away a month later.

    To heck with Sony. I will save my cash or continue to buy games for my One X. And consider leaving Sony and playstation to the trash that they really are

    • Sony doesn’t own DBM or HR, and they didn’t hoodwink anyone. Quantic Dream did. They decided to give HR as preorder bonus and, at the same time, negotiated with Sony to give it away now.

      Direct your anger to them, not to Sony.

  • Just gonna get absolver, I don’t want another movie…

  • Heavy rain is probably the worst game I’ve ever seen. But I’ve been thinking about buying absolver so I’m happy my birthday month has that game on it. Now I can try it for free with my friend.
    But wtf psn/Sony -_- who wants heavy rain

  • There’s no need for play station plus when I’m just gonna play fortnite

  • Had a few mobths away but this month is pulling me back in…..nice one Psplus :-)

  • Why are they not listening to the player base anymore?! Nothing but trash has been given to us for the last 6 months. Not a single good free game. Stop with the indie stuff and give the players what you used to. Big name titles. There’s so many good games you could be giving us that we would actually get and keep instead of trying and deleting. Keep this up and I garuntee people will stop buying that psplus subscription. The only reason most of us buy it is for the free monthly titles.

  • I’m fairly sure people are never happy with whatever games come out. Personally i’m really happy with these games. I haven’t played Heavy Rain before.. which might have something to do with it, but i’ve heard nothing but good things.
    Absolver is one I saw ages ago.. was meaning to buy it at some point.. i’m hoping for something a little like Jade Empire.

  • I feel slighted for the fact that I bought the Deluxe Digital Edition of “Detroit: Become Human” because it came with Heavy Rain. This was just in May of this year. Now they announce that we’ll get it for free in July? It would be nice to get some compensation for my wasted money, but I’m not going to hold my breath. Instead, I will no longer buy anything other than the standard edition of games. Clearly, there’s no value in it.

  • Wow. A lot of entitled kids spending their time moaning about games they’re getting as a bonus with their subscription Mummy and Daddy paid for so they can play online….. Are the Fortnite servers down or something?

  • yashsharmasharma

    Please please please please please take GTA 5 for free next month pleased please please please please please take GTA 5 for free next montg

    • Unfortunate_Neko

      Lmao, I doubt it will ever happen. It’s been ot for years and you still never bought it?

  • This months Heavy Rain can’t be “purchased” because it already came with Beyond: Two Souls?

    I didn’t know Beyond was also Heavy Rain. So basically we get one game that’s in reality nothing at all. One game less this month I guess.

    • There’s a combo pack of Beyond and Heavy Rain so maybe you already bought that and need someone else to point it out to you, while you rage in the corner.

  • What happened to Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess? I felt bad for the EU region but it turned out that the NAME blog team was wrong and didn’t bother to correct it?

  • What happened to Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess? I felt bad for the EU region but it turned out that the NA blog team was wrong and didn’t bother to correct it?

  • Absolver is not free for PlayStation plus false advertisement

  • Nvm it finally became free

  • Why isn’t Deception IV listed as it says on the Blog.
    There’s some other game and I wasn’t looking forward to that.

  • So, are we not getting Deception IV then? The PS+ selection on the Store has updated with Extreme Exorcism instead, which is what the EU were getting in place of Deception IV.

    Really not impressed with the bait and switch, was actually looking forward to trying out Deception IV

  • What’s up with Deception for PS3? There is a different game showing as free, and I was really wanting to play Deception. I am in the U.S.

  • What’s Extreme Exorcism and where’s Deception IV?

  • It was all a deception, jajajajajaja

  • Hey, where’s Deception IV? You can’t just switch it for some indie game unannounced like that D:

  • After playing through heavy rain on launch the game has zero replay if you’ve done your choices. Just a cheap port that wasnt selling well. Great on ps3, anyome chomping at the bit for a ps4 redo, didnt really complete it the first time

  • This page needs a correction. Deception isn’t free, Extreme Exorcism is.

  • Se redimiram no mês de junho com Call of Duty 3, mas voltaram a decepcionar com os jogos do mês de julho.
    Mais uma seleção fraca.
    Pra quem já recebeu knack, Rechet & Clank, e beyond Two souls, me sinto frustrado.

  • I know no one cares about ps3…. but what happened with deception 4??? I was looking foward to it! :( instead we got extreme exorcist? the error is in this list or someone botched the job on the store?

  • Rayman??? I prefere Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess!!!!

  • Oh wow, correcting the post on the day the games drop. How professional.

  • Let me get this straight: We were told we’d be getting $50 dollar game for free (Nightmare Princess), but we suddenly get bombed with a $6 game (Extreme Exorcism) for free instead…a $6 dollar game? -_-

  • Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess was the one game I was actually looking forward too – this is absolute nonesense – if it was a genuine mistake how come it took a week for anyone to notice and or fix it????

  • Wow, crossing out Deception IV on the Blog Post on the day the PS+ games get released. What a poor showing from PlayStation, extremely unprofessional.

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