August’s free PS Plus games are Modern Warfare 2 & Fall Guys

Sony have revealed the two games included in August’s PS Plus update will be Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout.

Not only that, but Sony are giving players a bit of a headstart, with Modern Warfare 2 available to download from tomorrow, 28th July, and then Fall Guys following on 4th August. Both will then be available until 31st August.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a remastered version of the 2009 blockbuster, released almost out of nowhere back in March. It’s just the single player campaign, and not the defining multiplayer (because Activision wouldn’t want to distract too much from the popularity of the 2019 Modern Warfare now, would they?), but for many this is still where the series’ story peaked. You can dive into the campaign with improved textures, animations, physically based rendering, high-dynamic range lighting and much more. Could this be a lead in to the announcement of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War?

You’d think Modern Warfare would be the biggest game of the month, wouldn’t you? Well, you’d be wrong, because that has to go to the cuddly battle royale of Fall Guys. Mediatonic’s riff on Takeshi’s Castle is full of bouncy shenanigans as you try to make it through to the final round and clinch that crown as the number one player.

We were playing it over the weekend in the last technical beta test before release and loved it. Read our Fall Guys preview here, where Jim said:

Tied up in such a cheeky, vibrant package, Fall Guys has the makings of a true multiplayer marvel and one that touts slapstick silliness over a constant barrage of blood and bullets. We’ll be throwing ourselves into this mad little game on launch day and we’ll surely be grinning from ear to ear as we do.

Before we get to that though, make sure to pick up the free PS Plus games for July:

Oh, and to lure people into getting online and subscribing, Sony will be holding a free online multiplayer weekend, starting on Saturday 8th August at 12:01am local time through to Sunday 9th August at 11:59pm local time. You’d best make the most of the 47 hours and 58 minutes of free multiplayer!

Source: PS Blog

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5 Comments

  1. Didn’t we recently get a COD game free on plus?

    • The WWII one was one of the games for June. Although it also appeared a week early, for some reason.

      And we had the first MW remaster last year, and Blops3 the year before.

      That’s 3.5 CODs in the past 3 years.

    • I’m not fussed as I didn’t have either of them (and used to like COD), but I imagine there’s a lot of Plus owners out there that have every COD already…

  2. Meh. Both of these are not worth my time.

  3. Brilliant, had MW2 on my wishlist and like the look of Fall Guys. On balance, I think I preferred PS+ when one of the games was a hot new release (a la Rocket League). Strikes a nice balance.

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