Free PlayStation Plus games for July 2024: Borderlands, Among Us and Ice Hockey

PlayStation Plus Essential subscribers will receive Borderlands 3, NHL 24 and Among Us as part of their subscription from July 2, PlayStation announced on Wednesday.

All three are big names, but a known quantity for dedicated console gamers. NHL 24 may seem timely, but the Stanley Cup Final just ended, with Florida arresting a near-collapse in the seventh game of winner-take-all to win 4-3 against the Edmonton Oilers. That kicks off professional hockey’s miniscule offseason, with opening day in early October and the next edition of EA Sports’ officially licensed video game expected a few weeks before that.

Borderlands 3 is the latest edition of a franchise that pioneered the loot-shooter subgenre with the first Borderlands in 2009. Borderlands 3 launched in 2019 for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One, with native versions coming to PlayStation 5 later and Xbox Series X for the launch of both consoles. In either case, fans can expect wild post-apocalyptic sci-fi chaos, unreasonably aggressive mutated beasts and psychopathic villains and fun robots in Gearbox Software’s latest adventure in the series.

Among Us, which first launched in 2018 and saw a massive increase in player numbers and popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic, is not a free game, despite assumptions. The cheerful game of social deduction (a la Clue) set aboard a spaceship has something of a live-service model with crossovers and collaborations.

When will these free PS4 and PS5 games be available?

But it is still a paid title in which a group of players try to find out who the evil impostor is who wants to kill the crew members and destroy their ship. Among Us’ most recent update, which came out last week, introduced new imposter roles and a new crew member to keep everyone on their toes.

You can add all three games to your library for free and download them starting Tuesday, July 2.

June’s free games – Streets of Rage 4, AEW Fight Forever and SpongeBob Squarepants: The Cosmic Shake – can be downloaded until July 2.