PS Plus Essential Games August 2023: All New Free PlayStation Plus Games

The PS Plus August 2023 Essential games are now available for download! Here's which games PlayStation Plus Essential subscribers can get this month – furthermore we'll tell you how you can get them, when the next lineup will be revealed and which games have already been part of the subscription in 2023.

PS Plus Free Games
PS Plus Free Games in August 2023: Here is the full Essential lineup! | © Sony/EarlyGame/Rockstar

With an active PlayStation Plus subscription, Sony offers you several free games every month. You can choose from a selection of three PS4 and PS5 games that can be downloaded and played for as long as you have an active subscription. Usually, the titles are a mix between AAA titles and Indie games, so most of the time something will be there for everyone.

For more information about PlayStation Plus and the different tiers, check this article: PlayStation Plus Explained: Features, Tier Differences & Price

The games are available for any subscriber, regardless of their tier in the PS Plus system. So let's take a look at what games you can get.

The PS Plus August 2023 Essential Games

Here are the three free PlayStation Plus Essential games in August:

PGA Tour 2K23

PGA Tour 2K23 is amongst the PS Plus Essentia gamesl lineup in August 2023. | © HB Studios

Ready to tee off on the PGA Tour? It's time to show off your skills and aim for the title of the next FedExCup Champion! Get ready to challenge the golf pros, make new rivals, and conquer the course in PGA Tour 2K23.


Part of the PS Plus lineup this month: Learn to make your own world in Dreams. | © Sony

Dreams is an amazing and ever-expanding game universe by the talented Media Molecule, also known for LittleBigPlanet and Tearaway. In the unique world, you can explore games created by the community from all over the globe and you can learn to make your own as well!

You can bring your wildest ideas to life and share them with the world. Whether you're into games, music, art, animation, or films, Dreams is a fantastic digital playground.

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Death's Door

Death's Door is the third game among the PS Plus August 2023 lineup. | © Acid Nerve

Embark on a somber yet darkly funny journey in the isometric action adventure Death's Door. Wield melee weapons, arrows, and magic to battle beasts and demigods. Customize your character stats, master unique abilities and explore a land teeming with twisted inhabitants and hidden secrets. Along the way, meet bizarre and delightful characters, and bring hope to their lives as you progress through this fantastic tale.

New PS Plus Games: Reveal Date And Time

Sony usually reveals the new PS Plus lineup on the last Wednesday of a month, which means the lineup for August 2023 was announced on July 26 and the September games will be announced on August 30. You can always expect the official lineup to be revealed around 4:30 pm BST / 5:30 pm CEST / 0:30 am PST / 11:30 am EST.

When And Where Can You Download The PlayStation Plus August Essential Games?

The new PS Plus games are now available for download via the PS Store, for both PS4 and PS5. Just go to the PS Plus section or to each individual game, and claim them for free.

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All PS Plus Essential Games In 2023

PlayStation Plus: Have a look at the games that have already been on the PS Plus lineup this year. | © Sony

There have been quite a lot of really good games in this year's selection of PS Plus essential titles. Here is everything we got this year so far:

January 2023

  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (PS5, PS4)
  • Axiom Verge 2 (PS5, PS4)
  • Fallout 76 (PS4)

February 2023

  • OlliOlli World (PS5, PS4)
  • Mafia: Definitive Edition (PS4)
  • Evil Dead: The Game (PS5, PS4)
  • Destiny 2: Beyond Light (PS5, PS4)

March 2023

  • Battlefield 2042 (PS5, PS4)
  • Minecraft: Dungeons (PS4)
  • Code Vein (PS4)

April 2023

  • Meet Your Maker (PS5, PS4)
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure (PS5, PS4)
  • Tails of Iron (PS5, PS4)

May 2023

  • GRID Legends (PS5, PS4)
  • Chivalry 2 (PS5, PS4)
  • Descenders (PS4)

June 2023

  • NBA 2k23 (PS5, PS4)
  • Jurassic World Evolution 2 (PS5, PS4)
  • Trek To Yomi (PS4)

July 2023

  • Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War (PS4, PS5)
  • Alan Wake Remastered (PS4, PS5)
  • Endling - Extinction is Forever (PS4, PS5)

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