Sony has just revealed its PlayStation Plus free games line-up for August.  PS4 users get treated to puzzle game Tricky Towers, from WeirdBeard games, alongside Rebel Galaxy, the space Role Playing Game (RPG) from Double Damage.  PS3 owners are in for a real treat with the critically acclaimed Yakuza 5 making its presence known, fitting in nicely with side scrolling shoot-em-up Retro/Grade.  PS Vita users aren’t shunned either with Patapon 3 becoming available, and the cherry on top being the cross buy twin stick shooter, Ultratron, which not only is playable on the PS Vita, but also for PS3 and PS4 owners.

Here is a synopsis for all of this month’s Instant Game Collection selections.

Tricky Towers is a physics based game that initially looks like Tetris, but contains within a careful balancing act, literally.  Up to 4 players can place locally, or there is a multiplayer online mode, which offers hours of fun.

Rebel Galaxy plays like a Firefly game, with space trading and combat simulation lying at  its core.  Will you be a pirate, a trader or a bounty hunter?  The choice is yours!

Yakuza 5 is a PlayStation exclusive, in which the player is exposed to the brutal world of the Japanese Mafia.  An open world game, players enjoy the fun of Adventure Mode, which can seamlessly morph in Battle Mode when the need arises.

PlayStation Plus August 2016

Ultratron is playable on PS Vita, PS3, and PS4

Retro/Grade is a rhythm-based game in which pilot Rick Rocket must replay his last mission in reverse so as to stop the time continuum collapsing in on itself.  With original music, it is considered an indie darling.

Patapon 3 is another rhythm game in which a race of beings, Patapons, search for their fabled homeland.  With the help of their talking drums, the Patapons must battle the seven ArchFiends to reach Earthend.

Finally, Ultratron is an homage to old school space shooter, in which you play as the last remaining battle-droid with one objective on your mind ; Avenge the human race!  Featuring over 40 levels of white-knuckle action, you can play this game on your couch, on the train or where-ever else you can think of.

So what are your thoughts on this month’s PlayStation Plus games?

Excited to be a member of the famed Yakuza?   Ready to whet your appetite before the big drop of No Mans Sky with Rebel Galaxy?  Or getting your rhythm on with both Retro/Grade and Patapon?  Leave a comment below, and let’s discuss your thoughts.