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Mafia 3 and Dead By Daylight headline August’s PS Plus games

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August is starting to look real good for the gamer on a budget. While indie games aplenty may be hitting shelves this month and Metroidvania itches are going to be scratched with the likes of Chasm and Dead Cells, The PS Plus offerings for the month look rock-solid. Finally. The main eventer on offer this month?

None other than Mafia III, 2016’s return to the American underworld that took players out of the Italian loafers of previous games and cast them as returning Vietnam war veteran Lincoln Clay as he found himself stuck in another battle between the black gangs of New Orleans and the encroaching menace of the Mafia. A completely competent game, here’s what that good fella Alessandro had to say about it when it was first released:

Mafia III is a flawed game at times, but an equalling captivating one in others. It’s repetitive gameplay loops and standard mechanics hide an engrossing tale grounded by top of the class performances. It’s a tale that pays off in closing, if only just barely.

Fair enough, but considering that it’s part of my PS Plus sub I ain’t complaining. The game does look amusing anyhow. Funny how? Funny like a clown? EY FUGGHEDABOUDIT! GOODFELLA REFERENCES! Moving on before Geoff starts pistol-whipping me, there’s also Dead By Daylight, a game which I know sweet nothing about it. It has Freddy Krueger in it though, so it must be good.

Dead by daylight Freddy

If you’ve got a PS VR headset gathering dust and you fancy some dark psychological horror, Here They Lie should satisfy your demented mind while the rest of us hop onto the last free PS4 game of the month, Knowledge is Power. One of the PS4 games that attempted to bridge mobile and console players, Knowledge is Power is a fun trivia game with friends, even if you don’t know Jack about anything.

Here’s the full line-up for August, neatly summarised from the PS Blog:

  • Mafia III (PS4)
  • Dead by Daylight (PS4)
  • Knowledge is Power (PS Plus Bonus – PlayLink)
  • Here They Lie (PS Plus Bonus – PS VR required)
  • Bound by Flame (PS3)
  • Serious Sam 3: BFE (PS3)
  • Draw Slasher (PS Vita)
  • Space Hulk (PS Vita)

Last Updated: August 2, 2018


  1. Hey Darryn, you’re in a video game?!


  2. Pariah

    August 2, 2018 at 08:37

    Also Dead by Daylight has to be the most boring game I’ve ever watched – and that list includes the Sims.


    • Dutch Matrix

      August 2, 2018 at 08:49

      Hey! Hey! Watch it!


    • Dutch Matrix

      August 2, 2018 at 08:49

      Hey! Hey! Watch it!


  3. Original Heretic

    August 2, 2018 at 08:39

    Ugh, totally meh month.
    Haven’t even touched the July PS Plus games yet.

    Just looked at Dead by Daylight and…ugh, just ugh.

    Might try Mafia III. Though, to be honest, after the terrible Mafia II, I probably won’t.


    • miaau

      August 2, 2018 at 09:51

      I watched some videos and read reviews on Mafia 3 and I always thought it might a load of fun ASSUMING it was either cheap ot part of my Xbox Games with Gold.

      I think it might be the distraction I need in my life right now, but will have to use Forza Horizon 2 for that. Hope it stacks up, cause 3 was AMAZING. HOT WHEELS EXPANSION!


  4. Pieter Kruger

    August 2, 2018 at 09:06

    PSN just being online should be enough…..show some appreciation dammit!!!!


  5. Admiral Chief

    August 2, 2018 at 10:38



  6. Pooyan

    August 2, 2018 at 14:17

    To be honest, I’d rather have Serious Sam BFE on PS4 as well than these crappy games.


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