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July’s PlayStation Plus free games include Pro Evolution Soccer 2019

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Just in time for the end of the Women’s World Cup

Philippe Coutinho dribbles a soccer ball
Coutinho dribbles in Pro Evolution Soccer 2019.
PES Productions/Konami

July is going to be a sporty month for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

First up on the list is PES Productions’ Pro Evolution Soccer 2019, last year’s simulation soccer game from Konami. The PES series is the only true competitor to EA Sports’ FIFA franchise, and although it’s missing some of the sport’s top-flight clubs and leagues (because EA can shell out for their expensive exclusive licenses), PES remains renowned for its soccer gameplay.

It just so happens that PES 2019 will go free on PlayStation Plus a few days before the 2019 Women’s World Cup final, although there’s no World Cup content in the game — because EA Sports holds the license for FIFA, which runs the World Cup, of course.

The other free game for July is Horizon Chase Turbo, an arcade racing title from Brazilian indie developer Aquiris Game Studio. The company originally released the game as Horizon Chase - World Tour on mobile devices in 2015, and brought it to Nintendo Switch, PS4, Windows PC, and Xbox One as Turbo in 2018. The port contains cars, tracks, and modes that were not available in the mobile version.

Both PES 2019 and Horizon Chase Turbo will be available free for PS Plus subscribers as of Tuesday, July 2. In the meantime, customers can still pick up the June free games: Sonic Mania and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection.