Video games. You play them, otherwise, something tells me you wouldn’t be here. Since you’re here, you’re probably wondering what new games are going to be coming to PlayStation Plus as part of the Instant Game Collection in August. Well wonder no more, as we’re about to detail this month’s line up of games that are coming free to PS Plus members!

Hitman: Absolution brought a fine return to form for Agent 47 last year and now, this highly acclaimed title will be leading the way this month, supported by other fantastic titles like Bit.Trip Runner2, and plenty more!

In addition to the month outlook, you’ll also want to dig into the other PS Plus benefits this week. Sales on a ton of Rayman games, EscapeVektor, and more await, so read on, then let us know your thoughts in the comments.

August Preview

Hitman Absolution (PS3)

Regular Price: $19.99, Free for PS Plus members

Hitman Absolution offers freedom of choice, unique disguise gameplay and the innovative Contracts mode that lets you create your own hits by choosing the level, targets, weapons and the rules of assassination. In Contracts mode, you play to create, which means that no contract is impossible and that you are in control of how the contract is shaped. Contracts can be shared with friends or the whole Hitman community and the money that you earn will unlock weapons, upgrades and more disguises. This digital version includes the following:

Deus Ex Disguise DLC for use in Contracts Mode.
Deux Ex ‘Zenith’ Handgun DLC for use in Contracts Mode.
Discount on the digital version of Sleeping Dogs.

Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (PS3)

Regular Price: $14.99, Free for PS Plus members

Runner2 is a rhythm-music, auto-running platformer. Players will run through fantastic environments, using brand new moves, to amazing new soundtracks as they run, jump, slide, kick, and soar toward the goal of tracking down the Nefarious Timbletot who has un-fused CommanderVideo’s reality. Runner2 features 5 exciting worlds, 125 tantalizing levels and 5 death defying BOSS battles! Play as 8 different characters and find secret areas to unlock new and zany costumes!

Leaving PS Plus In August

8/6 – Battlefield 3
8/13 – Labyrinth Legends
8/20 – Gods Eater Burst
8/20 – Malicious
8/27 – Dokuro

Entering PS Plus in August (in no particular order)

Hitman: Absolution (PS3)
Zen Pinball 2: Star Wars Pinball (PS3)
Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (PS3)
Machinarium (PS Vita)
Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower (PS Vita, Compatible with PS Vita)

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