PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium Games Coming to PS4/PS5 in August 2023

Sony has announced the latest line-up of PS Plus Extra and Premium titles, the majority of which will be made available to subscribers on Tuesday, 15th August 2023.

There are a whopping 17 games in total, with 14 games coming to the Extra tier of PlayStation Plus and 3 games coming to the Premium tier. Among the titles this month are Sea of Stars, a brand new RPG that breathes new life into the traditional role-playing game formula, and the positively reviewed Lost Judgment, which is one of the better titles within this month’s selection.

Which games will you be playing this month? Let us know in the comments below.

Sea Of Stars (PS4, PS5)

Sea of Stars, from publisher/developer Sabotage Studio, is a turn-based RPG that aims to modernise the classic role-playing game formula in terms of turn-based combat, storytelling, exploration and interactions with the environment.

The game tells the story of two Children of the Solstice who will combine the powers of the sun and moon to perform Eclipse Magic, the only force capable of fending off the monstrous creations of the evil alchemist known as The Fleshmancer.

Need a break from fighting and exploring? No problem, as there are many ways to hang out in the world of the Sea of Stars if you feel the need for a change of pace. Go sailing, cook food, spend time fishing, or stop by a tavern to listen to a song!

Arrives 29th August. 


  • Engaging turn-based combat
  • A navigation system that breaks free from the classic bound-to-the-grid tileset movement
  • Dozens of original characters and story arcs
  • Dynamic lighting effects
  • Six playable characters

Metascore: N/A

Dreams (PS4)

Dreams is for you if you have ever wanted to create your own video games. With Media Molecule’s award-winning title, you can bring your ideas to life with easy-to-use tools and share them with the global community.

If making your own game sounds like too much of a chore, don’t worry. While the game’s developers have incorporated easy-to-follow tutorials for anybody wishing to create their own masterpiece, you can choose to spend your time playing one of the thousands of other games made by people in the Dreams community. You can also embark on a full-length, genre-crossing story campaign that has been created by the developers at Media Molecule that showcases the creative potential of Dreams.

We gave Dreams 9/10 in our review so this is one title that is definitely worth checking out this August.


  • Bring your video game ideas to life
  • Speedy and intuitive design tools
  • Thousands of games created by other players
  • Create games, music, paintings, animation, sculptures, movies or anything in-between
  • PS Move controllers supported
  • Optional online play

Metascore: 88

Moving Out 2 (PS4, PS5)

Moving house can be stressful but it can be fun too, especially when simulating the experience with a physics-based game instead of packing up your belongings for real.

Play alone or with up to 3 friends and use your moving skills across old and new dimensions with the aim of rebuilding Smooth Moves and becoming an all-star F.A.R.T. (Furniture Arrangement & Relocation Technician). 


  • Online and local co-op
  • New worlds to explore

Metascore: N/A

Destiny 2: The Witch Queen (PS4, PS5)

This sixth expansion for Destiny includes new missions, maps, and weapon types. In the game’s campaign mode, you will delve into Savathûn’s Throne World to uncover the mystery of how she and her Lucent Hive stole the Light.

If you are an avid fan of this first-person shooter series, you will understand more about the game’s lore than newbies to the world of Destiny. 


  • Create custom weaponry
  • Powerful melee combos
  • New campaign

Metascore: 87

Lost Judgment (PS4, PS5)

In this sequel to Judgment, you will take on the role of detective Takayuki Yagami as he goes undercover at a prestigious high school to solve a string of twisted bullying cases. There is more to this game than solving mysteries, however. You can also join school clubs, such as the Dance Club and Robotics Club, and get to know the culture of each city through various explorable locations. 


  • Investigate clues using hi-tech gadgets
  • Freeform combat
  • Underground racing
  • Join gangs
  • Side cases

Metascore: 82

Destroy All Humans! 2 Reprobed (PS4, PS5)

Cypto is back with his license to probe in this groovy sequel that sees the malicious alien get up to all kinds of trouble when he lands on Earth in the 1960s to get revenge on the KGB for blowing up his mothership. The full story can be experienced with another player so you can cause double the chaos if you have a friend to play alongside. 


  • Classic and new weapons
  • A large open world to explore
  • Upgrade skills using human DNA
  • Split-screen co-op

Metascore: 67

Two Point Hospital: Jumbo Edition  (PS4)

This enjoyable hospital simulator comes with the base game, four huge expansions and two DLCs, namely Bigfoot, Pebberley Island, Close Encounters and Off the Grid full expansions, plus the Retro Items Pack and Exhibition Items Pack.

In the game, you can take control of 27 hospitals that are fully customizable. Of course, with many bizarre illnesses to cure, there’s little time for decorating and DIY as you must also do your best to care for the patients in desperate need of your medical services. 


  • Base game and four premium expansions
  • New items packs
  • Cure unusual diseases

Metascore: 85

Source of Madness (PS4, PS5)

In this side-scrolling Lovecraftian adventure, you take on the role of a new Acolyte who must explore the twisted world of the Loam Lands where all kinds of nightmarish beasts lie in wait. 


  • Close-combat magic
  • Labyrinthine environmental exploration
  • Skill tree with abilities, classes and spells
  • Ever-changing landscapes

Metascore: N/A

Cursed to Golf (PS4, PS5)

You aren’t competing to become a golfing champion in this acclaimed indie title. Instead, you must play through the devious courses of Golf Purgatory on a quest to return to the land of the living. Insane hazards and otherworldly power-ups add to the enjoyment of this challenging golf-like adventure where every shot counts. 

Arrives 18th August. 


  • Tuition from a ghost caddy
  • Power-ups and weird obstacles
  • Plenty of replayability

Metascore: 74

PJ Masks: Heroes of the Night (PS4, PS5)

Adults won’t find much to enjoy here but younger kids will enjoy the opportunity to save the day as either Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko in this bright and colourful platforming adventure. 


  • 8 PJ Masks locations
  • Cool hidden items

Metascore: N/A

Hotel Transylvania: Scary-Tale Adventures (PS4, PS5)

Here’s another game for younger gamers that is based on a popular animated franchise. In this title, players can take control of Drac and Mavis and play through classic fairy tale worlds that have been given a spooky spin. 


  • Explore classic fairy tale worlds
  • Meet iconic characters from the movies
  • Exciting quests and devious challenges
  • A coffin full of collectables
  • Solve puzzles

Metascore: N/A

Lawn Mowing Simulator: Landmark Edition  (PS4, PS5)

If you love nothing more than mowing your lawn on a hot summer’s day, you’ll have a blast with this simulation that lets you choose from an authentic and expansive roster of real-world licensed lawnmowers from prestigious manufacturers. In this title, you can mow the grass at various unique locations, including a Dinosaur Safari Park and four of Britain’s finest Ancient sites, so expect something a little more complicated than your own back garden. 

Arrives 28th August.


  • Real-world licensed lawnmowers
  • New locations

Metascore: N/A

SpellForce III Reforced (PS4)

Spellforce III takes place before the acclaimed SpellForce: The Order of Dawn at a time when the rebellion of the renegade mages, known as the Mage Wars, has been quashed by the Crown. Create your own hero, choose between different skill trees, and assemble your party from a diverse cast of companions in this mix of RTS and RPG that can be played solo or with friends in the campaign coop mode and competitive PVP modes. 


  • Create your own hero
  • Epic storyline
  • A diverse cast of companions
  • 30+ hour campaign
  • PVP and cooperative multiplayer

Metascore: 73

Midnight Fight Express (PS4) 

Streets of Rage fans will get a kick (and a punch) out of this combat title that puts players in the shoes of Babyface, a former member of the criminal underworld who is lured back into “the life” by a mysterious AI drone.

Punch, dodge, counter, and finish off enemies in fluid and visceral combat and use the environment as a weapon as you take down the bozos, cronies, and crime lords that stand in your way. 


  • Motion-captured animations
  • Custom difficulty modes
  • A sprawling skill tree
  • Weaponize everything
  • Customize your character’s appearance
  • 41 hand-crafted levels

Metascore: 75

MediEvil: Resurrection (PSP)

PlayStation Premium

This third instalment in the MediEvil series is a reimagining of the original game. Once again, you take control of the resurrected Sir Daniel Fortesque, a fallen knight who sets out from his crypt to exact revenge on Zarok the evil sorcerer and his undead armies. 


  • Improved graphics and control system

Metascore: 66

Ape Escape: On the Loose (PSP)

PlayStation Premium

In this remake of the original PS1 game, you are tasked with capturing more than 200 monkeys in 8 vibrant worlds with the aim of stopping these primates from changing the course of history. 


  • Ape-related humour
  • 20 fun-packed levels across 8 worlds
  • A range of gadgets and gizmos

Metascore: 66

Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice (PSP)

PlayStation Premium

Put the pedal to the metal in this exciting chase and combat game that features road and off-road battles, and new vehicles, including helicopters, boats, and trains. The game is rather dated now, of course, but if you’re lucking for a blast of nostalgia, this might be worth a play when you have exhausted the other games on this list, including the more sedate Lawn Mowing Simulator!


  • Vehicular, on-foot and rail-shooting sections
  • Multiplayer modes
  • More than 30 different weapons

Metascore: 73


Which titles will you be playing this month? Let us know in the comments below.


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