There’s not one, not two, but three games as part of the PlayStation Plus July free game update, as Sony celebrate the subscription service’s tenth anniversary. That trio of games – NBA 2K20, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Erica – are now available to download for free from the PlayStation Store.
Here are the links to the UK PS Store, with all three free games available to download from Tuesday, 7th July until Monday, 3rd August.
Looking back on the selection of games, we came with some good praise for Rise of the Tomb Raider. In our original review of the game from 2015 – when it was an Xbox One timed exclusive – Dave wrote:
Rise of the Tomb Raider is an action-packed tour-de-force that, while derivative at times, is a fantastic romp from beginning to end. This sequel learns some of the lessons of its predecessor by making the game more like a recognisable Tomb Raider game, while at the same time implementing some new features and impressive visual design. While not quite the globetrotting adventure some were hoping for, Rise of the Tomb Raider is well worth playing.
Similarly, we didn’t review NBA 2K20 on PlayStation 4, but Dom went ahead and reviewed NBA 2K20 for Nintendo Switch instead. Nevertheless, he had some great things to say about the game, which is a functional match for the home console version.
For Switch-owning sports fans there’s nothing that comes close to NBA 2K20. Boasting great visuals, stellar gameplay and a feature-rich range of play types, there’s something for everyone, and while VC is still a ‘feature’ that we’d rather didn’t have a place in modern sports titles, it’s been balanced back in the favour of actual gameplay.
Lastly, we didn’t review Erica, but it was an interesting entry in Sony’s series of Playlink games, which used a connection to smartphone apps for control instead of having you pick up a controller. Talk of this functionality has definitely taken a back seat while Sony look instead to the launch of the PlayStation 5 and court core gamers instead of the mainstream, but it will be interesting to see if they revive the notion a few years from now.
Anyway, that’s your lot for this month. Are you picking up the lot, or just one or two?