Every month, PlayStation Plus subscribers are treated to six games, and the PlayStation Plus games for July 2017 are as follows:
- Until Dawn - PS4
- Game of Thrones - PS4
- Tokyo Jungle - PS3
- Darkstalkers Resurrection - PS3
- Element4l - PS Vita
- Don’t Die, Mr. Robot - PS Vita (cross buy on PS4)
The most noteworthy game on this list of Plus games is definitely Supergiant Games's smash hit from last year Until Dawn. For those who aren't familiar with the game, Until Dawn is a survival horror adventure game that places a group of teens in a snowy, mountain retreat where spooky stuff happens. It's basically a horror movie that you can play, and your actions decide who lives and who dies. The game also reviewed very well and currently has a score of 79 on OpenCritic.
Telltale's Game of Thrones game is the other option for PlayStation 4 owners. This game, set in the Game of Thrones show universe, allows you to take control of various members of House Forrester. However, while the adventure game mechanics are similar to Until Dawn's, Game of Thrones Season 1 didn't score nearly as well. It currently holds a 62 on OpenCritic.
TechRaptor's review described Season 1 as an experience that "can be defined by its misused and poorly executed potential, leaving behind something a little better than average." Our reviewer gave the game a 6.5 out of 10.
Also, season 7 of the Game of Thrones TV show starts on July 16th, which may have played a factor in Sony negotiating to add this game to it's PS Plus lineup for July.
For the PlayStation 3, PS Plus subscribers will be able to add the games Tokyo Jungle and Darkstalkers Resurrection to their library. In Tokyo Jungle, you play as an animal attempting to survive in a version of Tokyo where all the humans are gone. It is a survival action game with a score of 74 on Metacritic. Meanwhile, Darkstalkers Resurrection is a fighting game from Capcom, and it holds a score of 80 on Metacritic.
And for PlayStation Vita owners, you will get to add the games Element4l and Don't Die, Mr. Robot to your library in July. Element4l is an extremely difficult platforming game available on the Vita with a Metacritic score of 62. Don't Die, Mr. Robot is an arcade dodge-em-up with a Metacritic score of 76. Don't Die, Mr. Robot is also going to be available on PS4 thanks to cross-buy.
But wait, there's more! All PlayStation Plus subscribers will also be able to pick up That's You from July 4th to October 24th in celebration of the launch of PlayLink. That's You is a party game where you use a companion app to play, rather than a traditional controller, much like Jackbox Party Games.
Additionally, Orcs Must Die! Unchained is launching on PlayStation 4 on July 18th. All PlayStation Plus members will be able to pick up the Orcs Must Die! Unchained Plus Pack for with their subscription. The offer lasts until August 15th.
You can check out the PlayStation Blog for more info on the PlayStation Plus games, as well as the other bonus content included with Plus this month. As always, the PS Plus games will go live the first Tuesday of the month, which in this case falls on July 4th. You have until then to add June's games to your library.
What do you think of July's lineup? Which of next month's games are you most excited to try out? Let us know in the comment section below!