Heavy Rain's a free PS Plus game for July and grab Black Ops 3 while you can

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Another selection of free PS Plus games arriving for July means the summer is officially going by way too fast, but at least it also means a bunch more stuff to play. Sony has revealed the latest set of games coming to the subscription service, headlined by Heavy Rain and Absolver on PS4 - not to mention that cool bonus gift of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. The free PS Plus games for July will go live on July 3, so make sure you add June's selection to your library before they expire. 

July 2018 free PS Plus games

Until July 11 - Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (PS4): Sony and Activision are still giving away Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 to PS Plus members through July 11, as announced at the PlayStation E3 2018 event. Since Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 won't feature a dedicated single-player campaign, it looks like this game will still serve as the final chapter of the conspiracy-laden Black Ops story.

Heavy Rain (PS4): The PS4-remastered version of Heavy Rain improves the original's already impressive visuals while retaining its lovable quirks (try intentionally flubbing all the QTEs in the market chase scene if you've never seen it before). There's been a whole lot of Quantic Dream going on for the last few months!

Absolver (PS4): Take the punishing difficulty of Dark Souls, pump up the multiplayer focus to something around Destiny level, then replace the combat with intricately customizable, rhythm-based kung fu. Absolver is a one-of-a-kind game, and now you'll have plenty of people to play it with. 

Space Overlords (PS4, PS Vita): You're an Overlord, a giant being of immeasurable destructive power, and you want to wreck… well, pretty much everything. Theoretically you're taking revenge on some ancient evil, but you are the one blowing everyone up on a series of planetoids, so.

Rayman 3 HD (PS3): Return to the age of mascot platforming with this HD remake of Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc. It's weird to think that Rayman 2 and 3 ended up being brief 3D digressions in a majority 2D platforming series, especially since so many of us first got to know the limbless wonder in polygonal form.

Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma (PS Vita): The final game in the Zero Escape trilogy is a gripping conclusion for fans, but also an equally welcoming entry point for newcomers. If you think the puzzles are tough, just wait until you get to the whole "deciding who lives and who dies" part.

NA only - Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess (PS3): The Deception series is super niche, but if you've ever fantasized about defending yourself Home Alone-style with a series of elaborate traps, you should give it a try. Oh, and the traps actually kill people here - though the Wet Bandits probably should have died too, realistically speaking.

EU only - Extreme Exorcism (PS3): Local competitive combat between up to four players with a very novel twist: the winner of each round spawns a ghost who will repeat all of their actions from that round into the next, including sending rockets flying everywhere. It gets hectic fast. 

 June 2018 free PS Plus games 

  • XCOM 2 (PS4)
  • Trials Fusion (PS4)
  • Ghost Recon Future Soldier (PS3)
  • Zombie Driver HD Complete Edition (PS3)
  • Atomic Ninjas (PS Vita, PS3)
  • Squares (PS Vita)

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