PS Plus Free Games for July 2022 Take Up a Lot of Space

On July 5, the PS Plus free games (now known as the Essential tier) swap titles. July 4 is the last chance for anyone looking to pick up God of War, Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker and/or Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl. However, it should be noted that God of War will still be available to PS Plus Extra and Premium subscribers.

These three games will be replaced by three more: Crash Bandicoot 4, Man of Medan and Arcadegeddon. Overall, these games have better collective reviews than June’s games (as God of War is the only one that gets a lot of reviews), so it’ll be interesting to see how the month is received. It now also matters whether someone counts in the new PS Plus Extra additions or not. But for those working with limited space on their consoles, they should be aware that the PS Plus games will take up a lot of space this month.

Arcadegeddon adds a few gigabytes to the games download size, although it is by far the smallest. Looking at the PS4 size alone, since PS5 versions come in smaller sizes, Arcadegeddon comes in at somewhere between 6.5 and 13 gigabytes. However, Man of Medan and Crash Bandicoot 4 are huge. The former only comes in at 50.5 gigabytes, while the latter comes in at 45.3. That’s almost 100 gigabytes for just two games, and it’s pushed over the 100 GB threshold if someone downloads all three games.

Those who download all three games to a PS5 console are in relatively better shape as Arcageddon weighs 7.1 GB, Crash Bandicoot 20.05 GB and Man of Medan (as only a PS4 version is available) 50, 5 GB remains. That’s a total of 77.65 GB compared to the 100 for PS4 users.

Storage space is arguably becoming an increasing issue as games get bigger, even as consoles find better ways to use that storage space. However, external SSDs for PS5 and Xbox Series X remain expensive, which means that some players have to constantly download, delete, download and/or redownload games. For those with access to great internet, that’s not a problem, but many rural areas have a harder time in this department.

This is more true given the release of PS Plus Extra and Premium, as well as Game Pass on Xbox consoles. These libraries are huge and no one downloaded every game, but it’s understandable why some services are looking for better cloud technology. Anyway, PS4 users who want to have all three games should make sure they have the space.

PS Plus subscribers get a handful of free games every month.

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