The sun is certainly shining, but that’s not stopping Sony from waving the chequered flag on another insane European PlayStation Plus offering. Starting from 31st July, you’ll be able to burn rubber in Need for Speed: Most Wanted, all without needing to worry about the price of petrol. But while Criterion Games’ critically acclaimed arcade racer may be the hottest new addition in August, it’s by no means the only noteworthy inclusion on the starting grid.

Also up for grabs are complimentary copies of gangster favourite Mafia II and thought-provoking shooter Spec Ops: The Line. Over on the PlayStation Vita, you’ll be able to download LEGO Lord of the Rings and cross-buy combat title When Vikings Attack. That should keep your backlog bulging for a little longer, huh?

As always, the impending arrival of the aforementioned titles means that a handful of releases will be departing the Instant Game Collection soon. If you still haven’t snatched Battlefield 3, Catherine, Malicious, Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus, and Unit 13, then make sure that you get to work before 31st July. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to tell us what you think of this month’s update in the comments section and poll below.

Which PS Plus title are you most looking forward to in August? (8 votes)

Need for Speed: Most Wanted


Mafia II


Spec Ops: The Line


LEGO Lord of the Rings


When Vikings Attack


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