If you subscribe to PS Now, August is looking like a great month. Hitman 2 puts you back in the polished shoes of Agent 47. The game is filled with sandboxes that let you set up the perfect kill in a variety of different environments. There have been numerous updates, and there is a big expansion pass you can purchase with the money you saved on not buying the base game.
The roguelike Dead Cells joins the August lineup. I mentioned updates, and, while this one has some DLC you can buy, it’s dropped a lot of changes on the community for free. In fact, it’s still receiving updates almost two years after launch. That means nothing if the game isn’t good, but it seems to be a winner if you enjoy permadeath, high challenge, and tight controls.
Greedfall is a game I’ve been meaning to play after seeing developer Spiders’ teaser for its future title, Steelrising. Greedfall is an RPG with spells and combat, but also the freedom to use stealth or diplomacy to solve its quests. Set on an island, you’ll be working with the population and the invaders as tensions rise. Customize your character with different abilities and skills, and use those abilities to shape the world.
As usual, the PlayStation Blog doesn’t list all the games, so you have to go to the commenters to see the lineup. According to ArmGunar and supported by other commenters, we’ll also have racing action in WRC 8, hitting the courts in AO Tennis 2, The Sinking City, Pure Farming 18, Power Rangers: Battle For the Grid, and Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr. Since my PS Now hasn’t updated yet, I can’t independently verify these titles, but the commenters have been reliable in the past.
PS Now has a strong month for August, and you can always grab the PS Plus games for even more to play.
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Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.