KEY POINTS

  • August's PS Plus games include "Hunter's Arena: Legends" and "Tennis World Tour 2"
  • Fans were disappointed with the upcoming free PS Plus games
  • These games can be claimed until Sept. 6

The free games lineup for PlayStation Plus this August has been revealed, garnering mixed receptions from PS fans due to the somewhat lackluster games offer compared to the previous months.

The PS Plus free games for August are: “Plants vs. Zombies: Battle For Neighborville,” “Tennis World Tour 2” and “Hunter’s Arena: Legends.” All games are available for PS4 owners, while the latter is available for both PS4 and PS5.

While August’s lineup isn’t quite as stellar as those in the past few months, each game is still worth trying out simply because of the sheer fun factor that they can provide. Here’s a closer look at each of them.

“Hunter’s Arena: Legends”

“Hunter’s Arena” is a 30-player, melee-oriented PvE and PvP battle royale game that’s heavily based around ancient Asian lore and mythology.

Players can choose from a large pool of hunters who each have their own specializations, offering a wide selection of playstyles to choose from. The game’s melee system revolves around setting up enemies for devastating aerial combos and performing decisive counter-attacks that can turn the tide of a duel.

Hunter's Arena Legends is a melee-oriented battle royale with PvE and PvP elements Hunter's Arena Legends is a melee-oriented battle royale with PvE and PvP elements Photo: Mantisco

The PC release for “Hunter’s Arena” suffered from technical issues and a low overall player count, but the game stands a better chance at success on consoles now that it’s available to PS Plus subscribers for free. Despite its problems, the core gameplay of “Hunter’s Arena” remains immensely satisfying.

“Plants vs. Zombies: Battle For Neighborville”

The “Plants vs. Zombies” franchise has deviated heavily from its humble beginnings as a tower defense game, and “Battle For Neighborville” evolves the franchise even further as an over-the-top hero shooter.

The game pits two teams against each other in a bid for control over the titular Neighborville in PvP and PvE game modes with couch co-op compatibility.

“Tennis World Tour 2”

Challenge opponents from around the world or start a solo career in “Tennis World Tour 2,” which features realistic and dynamic tennis gameplay in online or local game modes. Create a custom tennis star or pick from a roster of real-life pros and dominate the leaderboards one match at a time.

These games will be up for grabs for PS Plus subscribers until Sept. 6.