Red Dead Redemption 2, God Of War Lead July PlayStation Now Lineup

PlayStation Now Brings Seven New Titles

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If you’re a subscriber to PlayStation Now, you’re about to have a big July. Sony today announced seven new titles coming to the service tomorrow. A few game with restrictions, but they’ll provide plenty to keep you busy.

The highlight is our 2018 Game of the Year, Red Dead Redemption II. While only available until November 1st, this is a game every player should check out. This does come with an unfortunate caveat though. It seems it is only available for download and not streaming. It also isn’t available for PC players. Our own Jonathan Trussler in 2018 said:

Every criticism of the game just seems to show how Rockstar have prioritized immersion in Arthur and his life above all else. In today’s world, big publishers feel increasingly pushed to sideline the importance of telling a story entirely in favour of of pushing the online component and generating a steady income of microtransactions. I applaud Rockstar for going the opposite direction.

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Strong praise. If you’re a fan of big 2018’s top titles, God of War is also joining PlayStation Now tomorrow. Our runner up to Red Dead Redemption 2 in 2018, Kevin Chapman said:

 When Sony Santa Monica announced that the next entry in the God of War series would be tackling Norse mythology and be more story focused, fans were concerned at first.  After sitting through the game and platinuming it, I can safely say it’s one of the best AAA titles I’ve played in years.

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Nioh 2 and Judgment also join the service, both strong games which we’re fans of. While both have PS5 releases, if these follow past trends only the PS4 versions will be available. That’s a bit of a shame when stronger versions are available to fans. Judgment will only be available until October 4th. It seems like a way to catch players up for the upcoming sequel, Lost Judgment which hits September 24th. Our Kenny McKee reviewed the PC version of Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition earlier this year, awarding it a 4/5:

If you’re a fan of the original Nioh, or soulslike games in general, this is absolutely something worth picking up. And for those of you who aren’t so accustomed to games like this one? Well, so long as you go in with the right mindset and strive to keep improving yourself, you should end up loving it, too.

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Meanwhile, Francis DiPersio gave Judgment a 4/5, saying:

If you’re a fan of the Yakuza series and don’t mind the familiar scenery, adding this to your library is a no-brainer. Judgment is a superb hard-boiled detective drama that you’ll want to see through to its finish.

High praise. A few other games are still on the way. If you’re ready to get into the Olympic spirit with the games starting July 23rd, Sega’s recent Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – The Official Video Game is worth considering, especially for free. I reviewed it last month, giving it a 3.5/5 and saying:

This is the sort of game I once called a great rental. Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 may not win the gold, but at the right price, it could squeak out a bronze.

Two final games round out this month’s lineup. Moving Out is a physics based co-op and single player game where you fight to help people move. 2020’s NASCAR Heat 5 puts you behind the wheel and lets you take on the NASCAR Cup Series.

Any of these games catch your eye? Will you play them with PlayStation Now? I know I’ve been meaning to go back and play Judgment, this may be what gets me there. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Andrew Thornton
Andrew has been writing about video games for nearly twenty years, contributing to publications such as DarkStation, Games Are Fun, and the E-mpire Ltd. network. He enjoys most genres but is always pulled back to classic RPG's, with his favorite games ever including Suikoden II, Panzer Dragoon Saga, and Phantasy Star IV. Don't worry though, he thinks new games are cool too, with more recent favorites like Hades, Rocket League, and Splatoon 2 stealing hundreds of hours of his life. When he isn't playing games he's often watching classic movies, catching a basketball game, or reading the first twenty pages of a book before getting busy and forgetting about it.

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