PlayStation Plus July offerings include Rise of the Tomb Raider and NBA 2K20


Happy Anniversary!

The PlayStation Plus service turns 10 years old next month. That’s 10 years of great (and occasionally not-so-great) titles for those signed up to the service. I can’t deny it’s done my library the world of good, even if the chance of me getting round even half of the games themselves is a bit optimistic.

July will see three more games added to the ever-mounting backlog. First up is 2K Games’ notoriously lootbox-heavy basketball sim NBA 2K20, which first launched in September 2019. Featuring Career, GM, League and multiplayer modes, NBA 2K20 hopes to keep court fans happy while they wait for the real-world NBA to make its grand return on July 30.

For those who prefer bouncing heads to basketballs, then July’s second PS Plus offering is survivalist sequel Rise of the Tomb Raider, which sees Lara Croft venture out to the snowy mountains of Syria, on a quest to discover a lost city and the secrets of immortality that lie within. Immortality that comes too late for the legions of mercenaries about to get a climbing axe to the fo-head. Released in 2015, Rise is the second chapter of Crystal Dynamics’ Tomb Raider reboot.

But that’s not all, as PlayStation is also throwing in a third game in the form of 2019 FMV mystery, Erica. Developed by Playworks, Erica tells the story of the titular young woman who is driven to investigate the meaning behind the terrifying dreams that plague her every night. Worth checking out for fans of occult mysteries and the quirky FMV genre.

NBA 2K20, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Erica, and a special 10th anniversary theme will all be made available to PlayStation Plus subscribers on July 7. For more details, check out the official PlayStation Blog.