Road Not Taken, Dragon’s Crown, more free for PlayStation Plus subscribers in August
posted on 07.30.14 at 11:01 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Sony announces August free games lineup.

Road Not Taken

Sony has announced its lineup of free PlayStation Plus games for August, including the PlayStation 4 version of new release Road Not Taken.

Get the full lineup below.

United States

PlayStation 4

  • Fez (Polytron Corporation)
  • Road Not Taken (Spry Fox)

PlayStation 3

  • Crysis 3 (Electronic Arts)
  • Dragon’s Crown (Atlus)
  • Fez (Polytron Corporation)
  • Proteus (Curve Studios)

PS Vita

  • Dragon’s Crown (Atlus)
  • Fez (Polytron Corporation)
  • Metrico (Digital Dreams)
  • Proteus (Curve Studios)


PlayStation 4

  • Fez (Polytron Corporation)
  • Road Not Taken (Spry Fox)

PlayStation 3

  • Crysis 3 (Electronic Arts)
  • Proteus (Curve Studios)

PS Vita

  • LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Warner Bros.)
  • Metrico (Digital Dreams)
  • Proteus (Curve Studios)
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  • Cheesy04

    Owning Dragon’s Crown both Digital and Physical feels so good :D

    • Natsu Dragneel

      It’s how I feel about Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed, Soul Sacrifice, Rayman Origins and a few more :) lol

      • Cheesy04

        Good to hear about other peeps enjoying their Vita games :D

    • Manny Being Manny

      Renting a digital version isn’t owning it.

      • Cheesy04

        Hmm I guess PS+ is kinda like renting it. My bad!

  • Zefhar

    Yeah! My chance to try Fez

  • Elvick

    Ewwwwww, poor Europe. Lego Harry Potter on Vita is garbage. Low res, blurry ass cutscenes. Bleh.

    Couple cross buy games in there, that’s always nice. Proteus wasn’t great for me. Don’t think many will be happy with it.

    • Natsu Dragneel

      I wouldn’t say it’s that bad seeing they already got dragon’s crown, from the looks of it, it might be them giving those as fillers until NA gets what EU got, first Muramasa and now Dragon’s Crown. I assume from the months look they wanna give the same games in NA and EU going forward

  • Vayne

    Why for free? Were so bad?

    • bloodiOS

      *LOL* “Free”

  • MrKappa

    What a dry month for plus.

  • Unretributed

    I’m calling it now, November’s PS Plus PS4 games will be Killzone Shadowfall and Knack.

    I was hoping Tales of Xillia would be a Plus game on PS3 this month from NB to try and push more sales for ToX2.

    • Anime10121

      That’d be amazing, but I doubt that they’d throw in 2 physical games in one month, even with it being the 1 year anniversary of the consoles release…

      We may get one, but I doubt we’ll get both, as the physical library of neither the One or the PS4 are large enough to give out that many “big” games in a month.

      • Unretributed

        That makes sense. Maybe one of the 2 plus Transistor? And I feel like Tearaway will end up on PS Plus at some point before this year is over.

  • Ping92

    i have yet to play my copy of dragon’s crown. damn backlog

  • Anime10121

    Ooh goody, glad I hadnt bought Fez yet (was waiting on a good sale… this right here is MUCH better)!

    And I guess this means I’ve got Dragon’s Crown Vita as well! Backlog STAHP, you’re doing that “growing” thing again…

  • shogunknight

    This months lineup is really good. Dragons crown is an awesome game, the wizards meteor is grand

  • BossTuff

    Gotta say, super stoked for Dragon’s crown. I never got around to picking it up, had too much of a backlog.

  • Akimitsu

    Supposedly, from a comment by Kristine on the PSBlog, the US might get both the PS3 and Vita versions of Dragon’s Crown this month for PS+.

  • PrinceHeir


  • Audie Bakerson

    Shit I’ve played or just plain old shit. Yay?

  • z_merquise

    Dragon’s Crown is really great so it’s a nice offer for PS+ subscribers who haven’t played it yet.

    • Spicy Chicken

      Damn straight. I’m not even on PS+ but it’s nice to see it getting more exposure. I wish it would stop being referred to as an RPG though, it really isn’t, at least not to me. When I think of RPG I think of Final Fantasy, Disgea etc. turn-based RPG’s basically. This if anything is a side-scrolling beat-em’ up dungeon crawler with RPG style leveling/item collection. It’s true that it can also be described as an action RPG, but I strongly feel even that could put some people off.

      Case in point: I know someone that now owns a copy of the game based on my recommendation who, originally, saw the word RPG on a gaming site mentioning the game and ran a (virtual) mile. When I explained to him it was more like Golden Axe but even more awesome, with RPG style leveling and item collection ONLY, but absolutely zero turn-based cr…stuff, he then tried it out.

      Honestly, it’s a side scrolling fighting game before it’s anything else, and an awesome one at that. But I know for a fact RPG get’s mentioned way too often when discussing/describing it. Shame, I’m sure they lost a few sales because of that. (how many I don’t know, but every bit counts) >_<

  • OverlordZetta

    How many of these are cross-buy?

    • Sal Romano

      None as far as I’m aware, it’s two games per console.

      Edit: Never mind, I know nothing.

    • Ping92

      fez (ps4,ps3,vita) and proteus (ps3 and vita) are cross buy.

      also dragon’s crown is being offered to ps3 and vita owners even though it isn’t cross buy, according to kristine from ps blog

  • The Grim Heaper

    Is August “Art Month” or something?

    Dragon’s Crown is good though.

  • FTM

    Dragon’s Crown is great; been a while since a + update where I didn’t already own the games I was interested in.
    Looking forward to this one!

  • Akari Akaza

    Not too exciting….>_<

  • Solomon_Kano

    Oh sweet. Grabbing everything on Vita except DC, both PS4 games, and everything on PS3. Well, except Fez since I don’t need it on all 3.

    Nice that I can run through DC on PS3 now. I’ve had it on Vita since it came out, but that’s a pretty good incentive to make a return trip to Hydeland.

  • Sirichanh

    It’s kinda sad most people complain about getting free games on other sites or on youtube. Not you guys on this website though. You guys appreciate things like this.

  • Learii

    Dragon Crown nice move

  • Shippoyasha

    Dragon’s Crown was arguably my persona GOTY of 2013, easily. It had a mix of the good old D&D side scroller and with a feel of Diablo, with all the skill building and rare equipment collecting. The infinite dungeon is like crack. Once you are in there, it’s a gamble to stay alive as long as possible while trying to get the rare drops. Drop in co-op is one of the most seamless I’ve ever seen, where I sometimes don’t realize the other characters on screen are human controlled. Just a gorgeous game visually and aurally as well. Almost no discernible lag on online as well.

    I actually want a Dragon’s Crown 2 to be made sometime in the future.

    • z_merquise

      Same here. If not for Dragon’s Crown, Metal Gear Rising should have been my personal ‘game of the year’ for 2013. Both are amazing games though.

      Another thing I love in Dragon’s Crown is that the side-quests are very rewarding. Not only accomplishing a side-quest rewards you not only EXP, in-game gold and skill points but a beautifully drawn artwork as well. What’s good is that each of the artwork even had some story in it.

    • Zackasaur

      I’d prefer a Muramasa 2. =3=

  • DeadnBuried

    Well, US guys, congrats on Dragon’s Crown, the Vita version was in the EU Plus a while back and I’m still playing it, it’s fantastic.

    The EU list sucks, this time around. Crysis 3 is nice, but aside from that it’s indie indie indie. That’s fine, but I hate indie games, and Plus has been heading that way more and more recently. It used to be three major PS3 games, two Vita games and two PS4 games. Its fair enough that they cut the PS3 games to two, and I get that the PS4 games need to be indie games for the first year or so, but it’s just disappointing that we’re now getting fewer games, of less value and quality to boot. And for God’s sake, why do they keep giving those awful Lego games away for the Vita? If they were ports of the console version they’d be awesome, but they’re the shitty 3DS version instead. They’re not even worth downloading.

  • Zackasaur

    That is a kickass lineup.

  • Nesther

    Meh. Another LEGO game? Enough is enough. And Proteus is pretty much a walking simulator. Hopefully Road Not Taken is good.

  • ShadowFang

    Road Not Taken looks charming as heck!

  • Kobracon

    Aw man…I hope my country gets DC for Vita free….