You’ll need PS Plus Premium to get them all, though
The PlayStation Plus games for August are now officially announced, with Yakuza: Like a Dragon among the lineup. But that isn’t the only Yakuza game coming to PlayStation Plus owners this year.
Sony has confirmed that eight Yakuza games, stretching across the mainline entries, will arrive on PlayStation Plus services by the end of the year. To check out the full gamut, you’ll need PlayStation Plus Premium. But yes, those who do have a subscription will be able to dive deep into this wild series.
Starting this month, Yakuza: Like a Dragon is the first up. The RPG may be a departure from the usual beat ’em up action of the core series, but it’s a darn good one. August’s Game Catalog update for PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium members will also see Yakuza 0, Kiwami, and Kiwami 2 arrive. The Kiwami games are remakes of the first two games, while Yakuza 0 is a prequel story that is frankly superb.
Then, as the year rolls on, the remasters of Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 will arrive for PS Plus Premium, and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life will close it out for Extra and Premium. The short version is:
Yakuza games headed to PS Plus by tiers
- Essential: Yakuza: Like Dragon
- Extra: Yakuza 0, Kiwami, Kiwami 2, 6
- Premium: Yakuza 3, 4, 5
So yes, you will need PlayStation Plus Premium to take full advantage of the sheer flood of Yakuza content. But for those who did dip all in the way, getting the entire Yakuza series seems like a good upside.
Sony has also rolled out additional PS Plus bonuses since launching its new subscription tiers, like making popular cat-game Stray free for Extra and up. We’ll see how these tiers keep up with both the modern offerings of Game Pass and the retro lineup of the Nintendo Switch Plus collection as time goes on, but a whole bunch of Yakuza is a pretty good pace-setter.
Meanwhile, if you want a look at the future of the Yakuza series, we got one in an offscreen video clip. Now would be a great time for a Like a Dragon refresher, as Ichiban and the crew look ready to take the lead again.