August is finally upon us, which means new PS4 freebies will soon be available for PS Plus subscribers–the perfect excuse to stay inside and avoid the summer heat. Plus, July’s free games are still available for a few more days, so don’t forget to claim Detroit: Become Human Digital Deluxe Edition and Horizon Chase Turbo before August 6. On that day, they’ll be replaced by August’s games: Wipeout Omega Collection and Sniper Elite 4, which will be available to claim until September 2.
Wipeout Omega Collection contains a remaster of Wipeout HD, the Wipeout HD Fury expansion, and Wipeout 2048. The futuristic racing series features anti-gravity ships instead of your traditional race cars, and they each have their own defining characteristics and strengths. In total, the games feature 26 different tracks, 46 ship models, and nine game modes. You can play with friends in either local or online multiplayer, and the collection can even be experienced in PlayStation VR, if you have it.
The collection earned an impressive 9/10 in GameSpot’s Wipeout Omega Collection review. “While each of the three games exude style and stimulation in their own distinct ways, they collectively showcase the best elements of franchise’s engrossing racing and silky smooth visuals,” we wrote. “And even though it doesn’t completely scratch the itch that only a completely new PS4 sequel can offer, this collection is easily the next best thing.”
If you prefer tactical shooters to turbo-charged racers, this month’s other free game, Sniper Elite 4, is worth grabbing. The third-person shooter is set in 1943 Italy, where you control a sniper to scout out environments and take out Axis forces using your rifle, traps, explosives, and more. Sniper Elite 4 also features co-op and competitive multiplayer modes.
The game earned an 8/10 in GameSpot’s Sniper Elite 4 review. “Sniper Elite 4 feels like a natural progression for this series, as Rebellion continues to refine its systems and put a greater emphasis on the long-range shooting it does so well,” we wrote. “Its stealth and action mechanics may be simplistic, but they’re functional and regularly enjoyable. And the maps–with their impressive scale, open-ended objectives, and clever level design–coalesce these disparate systems into a creative and fulfilling whole.”
PS Plus August 2019: Free PS4 games
Available 8/6 – 9/2