PlayStation Plus Essential Games Coming to PS4/PS5 in July 2024

Sony has announced the latest line-up of PS Plus Essential titles which will be made available to subscribers on Tuesday, 2 July 2024.

The games available in July are Borderlands 3, NHL 24, and Among Us

These are on top of the PS Plus Extra and Premium games that were made available to subscribers in June, which included Monster Hunter Rise, Football Manager 2024, and After Us.

Are you happy with the July lineup of PS Plus Essential games? Let us know in the comments below.


Borderlands 3 (PS5, PS4) 

Borderlands 3 has been on PS Plus before. To see it back again may be a pleasant surprise for some but anybody hoping for a more up-to-date title to launch on Sony’s subscription service will likely be disappointed. Regardless, if you still haven’t finished this one, you now have the opportunity to do so when this looter shooter arrives in July. 

Official Description:

“At the hard edge of the galaxy lies a group of planets ruthlessly exploited by militarized corporations, and brimming with loot and violence.

This is your home – the Borderlands. Now, a crazed cult known as The Children of the Vault has emerged and is spreading like an interstellar plague. Only you have the allies and arsenal to take them down.

Play as one of four all-new, deeply customizable Vault Hunters – the ultimate treasure-seeking badasses of the Borderlands. Customize your Vault Hunter with tons of personalization options, and use their distinct skill trees to tailor abilities to your preferred playstyle.” (source)

Metascore: 81


NHL 24 (PS5, PS4)

What better time than the summer to play a game that is, quite literally, as cold as ice! By which we mean, you’ll be skidding all over the frozen stuff in an attempt to score a goal. Thankfully, you won’t need to wear shin pads when playing this game from home. 

Official Description:

“Feel the intensity of hockey, as EA SPORTS NHL 24 brings you closer to authentic on-ice action with a wealth of new game features and upgraded modes

The new Exhaust Engine recreates the rush and fatigue of high-pressure games, rewarding extended offensive play with game-changing effects. Refreshed Total Control Skill Moves and a revamped Vision Passing System broaden your moment-to-moment strategies and allow you to execute them with complete precision.

Build your NHL 24 Ultimate Team and recreate moments from classic matches and recent highlights in HUT Moments, and explore the expanded World of Chel, which offers cross-play, a redesigned EASHL and much more.” (source)

Metascore: 71


Among Us (PS5, PS4)

Fans of the reality TV series The Traitors will enjoy this game as its all about teamwork, with the ultimate aim of uncovering who among the players is a trait..erm… imposter! It’s a lot of fun… until you get wrongfully accused and end up being ejected into the abyss!

Official Description:

“Prepare for departure, but beware the Impostor! Complete tasks to hold your spaceship together and return to civilization, but keep an eye out as one or more random players among the crew are Impostors determined to sabotage the ship and kill everyone.

It’s up to the remaining humans to finish their tasks and identify the Impostors to eject them into the abyss. But watch out! The Impostors will use every trick in the book to convince everyone they’re a crewmate, so don’t believe everything you hear. Get your alibi straight or else you might be the one wrongfully ejected!” (source)

Metascore: 85


Are you happy with the July 2024 PS Plus Essential line-up? Let us know in the comments below.