Published on July 13th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning

PlayStation Plus Game Catalogue & Classics for July: It Takes Two, Sniper Elite 5, Twisted Metal

PlayStation Australia is pleased to reveal the PlayStation Plus Game Catalogue for July 2023 with all games available on Tuesday, 18 July. Let’s dive in.

PlayStation Plus Extra and Deluxe | Game Catalogue

It Takes Two | PS4, PS5
Embark on the craziest journey of your life in It Takes Two, a genre-bending platform adventure created purely for co-op. Invite a friend to join for free with Friend’s Pass* and work together across a huge variety of gleefully disruptive gameplay challenges. Play as the clashing couple Cody and May, two humans turned into dolls by a magic spell. Together, trapped in a fantastical world where the unpredictable hides around every corner, they are reluctantly challenged with saving their fractured relationship.

Master unique and connected character abilities in every new level. Help each other across an abundance of unexpected obstacles and laugh-out-loud moments. Kick gangster squirrels’ furry tails, pilot a pair of underpants, DJ a buzzing nightclub, and bobsleigh through a magical snow globe. Embrace a heartfelt and hilarious story, where narrative and gameplay are interwoven in a uniquely metaphorical experience.

*Friend’s Pass is included for It Takes Two. It allows the owner of the game to invite another person to join online co-op with them for free.

Sniper Elite 5 | PS4, PS5
The latest instalment in the award-winning series, Sniper Elite 5 offers unparalleled sniping, tactical third-person combat and an enhanced kill cam. Fight your way across the most immersive maps yet, with many real-world locations captured in stunning detail, and an improved traversal system that lets you explore more of them than ever before. Bring your skills online by invading another player’s campaign, take on 16-player online competitive battles, or enjoy four-player co-op Survival mode.

Snowrunner | PS4, PS5
SnowRunner puts you in the driver’s seat of powerful vehicles as you conquer extreme open environments with the most advanced terrain simulation ever. Drive 40 vehicles from brands such as Ford, Chevrolet, and Freightliner as you leave your mark on an untamed open world. Ride solo or play with other players in 4-player co-op. Overcome mud, torrential waters, snow, and frozen lakes while taking on perilous contracts and missions. Expand and customise your fleet with many upgrades and accessories including an exhaust snorkel for heavy waters or chain tires to battle the snow.

World War Z | PS4, PS5
World War Z is a heart-pounding co-op third-person shooter for up to 4 players featuring swarms of hundreds of zombies. Unlock powerful weapon upgrades and level 6 character classes to take on greater challenges. In co-op story-driven campaigns, survive around the world, as unique groups tell their stories of perseverance. Alternatively, fight other players for survival across intense Player vs Player vs Zombies game modes.

The Ascent | PS4, PS5
Meet new allies and enemies and find loot as you explore the brimming cyberpunk world of action-shooter RPG The Ascent. Aim low or high, switch weapons and equip lethal gadgets, take cover and use the destructible environments to your advantage and keep adjusting your tactic as you face new enemies. Customise your character with cyberware that suits your playstyle. Play the entire game alone or work together with up to three friends in local or online co-op.

Undertale | PS4
Explore a rich RPG world full of strange and delightful characters where violence isn’t the only answer. Dance with a slime…pet a dog…whisper your favourite secret to a knight…or ignore all of that and rain destruction upon your foes. The choices are yours—but are you determined enough to prevail?

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated | PS4
The cult classic is back, faithfully remade in spongetastic splendour! Play as SpongeBob, Patrick and Sandy and use their unique sets of skills to show the evil Plankton that crime pays even less than Mr. Krabs. Want to save Bikini Bottom from lots of rampant robots with your mighty bubbles? Of course you do! Want to join forces in a brand new multiplayer mode? The battle is on! The brand two-player new horde mode for up to two players, online and offline.

Melty Blood: Type Lumina | PS4
This is the latest addition to the series of 2D fighting games based on the visual romance novel, Tsukihime. Explore an all-new MELTY BLOOD world from scenario writer Kinoko Nasu, based on the events of Tsukihime -A piece of blue glass moon-. Use characteristic Melty Blood mechanics as well as a few new powerful techniques, with an all-new simple control system which will allow both seasoned veterans and new players alike to fully enjoy the world of Melty Blood.

Dysmantle | PS4, PS5
Explore, craft and survive a world teeming with vile creatures in this isometric apocalypse sim. Unravel mysteries and solve puzzles as you explore the open world, build outposts to establish your presence and claim the island back area by area while creating tools and weapons from resources. Survive, thrive… and find a way to escape.

Circus Electrique | PS4
Circus Electrique combines enthralling, story-driven RPG tactics and circus management with a steampunk twist. When everyday Londoners mysteriously turn into vicious killers, only Circus Electrique’s talented performers can save the city. The “Greatest Campaign Mode on Earth” places these talented individuals in tactical turn-based battles. Crazed Bobbies, British Sailors gone bad, aggressive Posh Girls, and other Victorian-era archetypes stand in their way. Circus Electrique’s innovative Devotion morale system affects characters’ performance not only in battles but also for actual circus shows, dutifully managed between heroic jaunts through six sprawling districts.

Dynasty Warriors 9 | PS4
Experience the thrill of ‘one versus thousands’ like never before in this continuation of the Dynasty Warriors franchise. Set in Ancient China, hack and slash your way across an ever-changing battlefield as you use the new Musou Action system to battle armies through a single, vast, open-world map. In addition, the captivating lives of an eclectic cast of officers intermingle in an expansive ‘Romance of the Three Kingdoms’ world will allow you to feel completely immersed in the tides of history.

Samurai Warriors 5 | PS4
Samurai Warriors 5 reimagines the story, characters, action system of the very first game in the series, with a dynamic yet detailed art style inspired by Japanese ink paintings. In the main Musou Mode, play as military commanders Nobunaga Oda and Mitsuhide Akechi and experience their stories taking place during the Sengoku period. In Citadel Mode, protect your base, either defending against oncoming enemies or defeating them, collecting resources to upgrade the various buildings in the My Castle menu.

My Little Pony: A Maretime Bay Adventure | PS4, PS5
Adventure across Maretime Bay and beyond as Earth Pony Sunny attempts to make the world a better place by hosting Maretime Bay Day, a forgotten celebration of friendship and magic. Unlock pony skills and accessories including clothing, purses, and magic abilities, and use your magic to put on fashion shows, find cute animals, fly with the Pegasi and more. Invite another player for multiplayer minigames such as a fashion show, herd bunnies and more.

Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Rise of SH1FT3R | PS4, PS5
Get behind the wheel of all your favourite Spy Racers vehicles and show criminal organisation SH1FT3R you didn’t come to lose. You’ll need to use your brains, speed, and secret shortcuts hidden within levels to edge ahead and claim victory. But that’s not all, your car comes equipped with spy gadgets that will help you boost past rivals with superchargers, blind them with paintball bullets, or use your character’s unique Spy Skills to push through the pack.

With 17 pulse pounding tracks across 5 locations, you’ll need to master them all to prove you’re the best racer around. Play as 13 racers, including SH1FT3R across solo races and online or offline competitive races.

Monster Jam Steel Titans | PS4
Experience the complete Monster Jam experience with all the trucks, stunts, stadiums, racing and massive air in one game. Compete with 25 of the most popular trucks including Grave Digger and Max-D, then play in various game modes including Stadium and outdoor Racing, various Stunt Challenges and Destruction modes.

PlayStation Deluxe | Classics

Gravity Crash Portable | PS4, PS5
Retro fun meets futuristic thrills in PSP space shooter Gravity Crash Portable, now enhanced with up-rendering, rewind, quick save, and custom video filters. Blast aliens across 30 hostile planets in stellar missions filled to the brim with wormholes, laser beams and amazing explosions.

Twisted Metal | PS4, PS5
The vehicular combat game returns. Experience Twisted Metal on PS1, enhanced with up-rendering, rewind, quick save, and custom video filters. Outwit, outrun and outgun up to eight other vehicles to be the last one surviving by driving anywhere and using machine guns, heat-seeking missiles and more. Take on a friend in a local split-screen two player mode.

Twisted Metal 2 | PS4, PS5
Smarter, deadlier and deeper battles in the vehicular combat world await in this sequel, with the PS1 version enhanced with up-rendering, rewind, quick save, and custom video filters. Master combos and Advanced Attacks to blow away the competition and use special weapons to be the last vehicle on the road. Two-player battles return, while the game’s Battlegrounds are now rich with hidden areas, mystery cards, teleporters and secret passageways.

Fans of rocket-blasting cars and chain-gun-hauling ice cream trucks have even more to look forward to in July. Start your engines! Based on the PlayStation cult classic video game and from the twisted minds behind Deadpool and Zombieland, the brand-new Stan Exclusive series Twisted Metal, starring Anthony Mackie, premieres July 27, only on Stan. Watch the official trailer here.

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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