PlayStation has confirmed the PlayStation Plus Essential free games lineup for August 2022. The next batch of PS Plus games includes Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2, and Little Nightmares. This is undoubtedly one of the best PS Plus lineups of the year. Plus, PS5 owners will be able to play the enhanced versions of THPS and Yakuza. All three games will be free for PS5 and PS4 subscribers starting August 2.

Released in 2020, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 earned positive reviews from critics and was the last game from developer Vicarious Visions before it was absorbed into Blizzard. A remake of the first two classic Tony Hawk Pro Skater games, the collection used the DNA of those titles to form a new skateboarding experience that looked great and played even better with some clever tweaks to the formula. If you're old-school to the bone, you can also switch the gameplay to its original format and see how much muscle memory you've retained over the decades.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon was a major departure for the franchise, as it starred a brand new protagonist and flipped the action from street-brawling to RPG-inspired turn-based combat. Even with those big changes, the core Yakuza formula of a sprawling episodic story, a massive sandbox to explore, and a well-developed cast remained intact.

As for Little Nightmares, this 2017 game earned favorable reviews for its eerie atmosphere, imaginative style, and tense gameplay sequences.

All three tiers of PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to claim these games.