PlayStation Plus Essential July 2022 Games Are Here!

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The July 2022 PlayStation Plus Essential games for subscribers to PlayStation Plus are live now here’s everything subscribers can add to their libraries and start playing now!

This month, gamers can continue the adventures of the wily bandicoot and friends in a platforming classic, attempt to survive a diving trip gone wrong, and see your wildest arcade gaming dreams come true in a Day One gaming release for PS5 and PS4.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time | PS5 & PS4

Dr. Neo Cortex and N. Tropy are back at it again and launching an all-out assault on not just this universe, but the entire multiverse. Wield four powerful guardians of space and time that give Crash and Coco the power to bend the rules of reality and conquer dangerous obstacles in exciting new ways. Play as Crash, Coco, Tawna, Dingodile, or Dr. Neo Cortex and battle bosses such as N. Gin, Louise, Nitrus Brio, and Nefarious Tropy.

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan | PS4

In this branching, cinematic horror game from the creator of Until Dawn and The Quarry, five friends set sail on a holiday diving trip that soon changes into something much more sinister. Experience your terrifying story alone, with a friend online or go for safety in numbers with up to five players offline. All playable characters can live or die, with the choices you make deciding their fate. 

Arcadegeddon | PS5 & PS4

Gilly, the owner of a local arcade, is trying to save his business from a faceless mega-corporation, Fun Fun Co. …and what better way to stick it to the man than with a brand-spanking-new super game. Unfortunately, the corp gets wind of Gilly’s plan and launches a cyberattack, injecting a virus into the game. Now it’s up to you to rise up and save both the game and the last remaining local arcade in this ever-evolving co-op multiplayer shooter. Offering a mix of PvE and PvP gameplay, you and up to 3 friends online* to explore multiple biomes, compete in mini-games, find hidden chests, and battle a crazy cast of enemies and bosses.

All three games are available to download today, July 5, 2022 and running through until August 1, 2022. Subscribers to all tiers of PlayStation Plus are able to download and play these games now! Have fun and we’ll see you next month for the next PS Plus announcement!

What are your thoughts on the July 2022 PS Plus Essential games? Which game will you be trying out first? Are Day One launch titles such as Arcadegeddon and previously released games such as Destruction Allstars a good way for Sony to strengthen the value of PlayStation Plus?

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