The July PS Plus games were announced today on the PlayStation Blog, and we’ll be receiving three games next month. Starting on July 7th, you’ll be able to download NBA 2K20, Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration, and a bonus game, Erica. Before we jump into the game’s you may be wondering why we have three. Well, PS Plus history aficionados, today is the ten year anniversary of PS Plus. To celebrate and to say thank you to its
paying customers fans, Sony is throwing in an extra game and a theme.
It’s hard to decide which is the marquee game for the month, but I’ll start with Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration. I like the series, and this one follows Lara on the path to the lost city of Kitezh. Trinity will be trying to kill her and anyone else who gets in its way, so Lara will need to stay one step ahead of them. This version contains all of the DLC with extra modes, guns, outfits, and even the retro character models. If you never played it or haven’t played it in a while, prepare for an adventure.
NBA 2K20 is the other game for July. I haven’t played this one, but the trailer lets me know its more than a standard basketball game. Sure, it has a lot of that in its refined gameplay, but there is a story mode. The WNBA is included as well as what looks like streetball and dodgeball modes. Popping over to Metacritic, it looks like the game has some (or even a lot) of loot boxes based on user reviews. Either way, it’s free, so you can make your own judgments.
The bonus “because we like you” game is Erica. It’s an FMV game for a cinematic, choose your own adventure style experience. As Erica, you are haunted by your father’s death, and you will need to uncover the truth about what really happened. Controlled with your phone, there are multiple endings for you to see.
All of the games are available starting July 7th, and you can check out the nice infographic about the history of PS Plus for a stroll down subscription memory lane.
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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.