Sony adds three highly-rated PS Now games for August 2021

NieR: Automata, Ghostrunner, and Undertale will all be joining Sony's game streaming service in August 2021.


Sony's highly underrated games streaming service, PlayStation Now, continues to improve. After Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War, Nioh, and Judgment, among others, were added to the PS Now library in July, this month's games are just as good, albeit somewhat underrated.

NieR: Automata will join PS Now from August 3 to November 2021.

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Sony continues to improve the PS Now library

In a way, Ghostrunner is the game that Cyberpunk 2077 wish it was.

This month's offerings might not be of the same quantity as the seven new titles that came to PS Now in July 2021, but the games are nevertheless a welcome sight, especially after the underwhelming PlayStation Plus August 2021 offerings.

For August 2021, Sony has brought in three exceptional games to the service: NieR: Automata, Undertale, and Ghostrunner.

NieR: Automata is one of the best action RPG games of its generation. Although an awful PC port initially marred the game's reputation, this isn't a problem with the console version. The game runs exceptionally well on consoles.

At the same time, Ghostrunner is the best cyberpunk game today. If Cyberpunk 2077 left you wanting more, Ghostrunner should be more than enough to scratch the same proverbial itch.

Lastly, Undertale is another RPG that lets you complete the entire game using non-violent solutions, via its unique battle system.

All three PS Now games will be available for download across both the PS4 and PS Now starting on August 3.

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The best part about these three new games hitting PS Now is that two of them aren't leaving anytime soon or at all. Only NieR: Automata has a "shelf life" as it is set to go away on November 1, 2021. On the other hand, both Undertale and Ghostrunner are expected to be available to download for a long time.

It appears that Sony is intent on taking the fight to Microsoft when it comes to the battle of streaming services.

A few months ago, we made a case that PS Now has become a much better streaming service. It isn't necessarily better than the Xbox Game Pass yet, but it's not half-bad. For only $9.99 a month, you get access to an entire library of games, including highly-rated PlayStation exclusives.

If Sony can bring Netflix into the package, then it will have a legitimate shot at equaling the value brought by the Xbox Game Pass.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is based in the Philippines. He is a lifelong gamer and a PC hardware enthusiast. He builds and repairs laptops and computers for friends and family in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.