Games to Watch Out For This August

Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions

If you like sports games, you’ll be kept entertained this August.

Coronavirus may have robbed us of the ability to watch or even get involved in our favourite sports for most of the year, but thanks to video games we can at least keep them going virtually. Sports games aren’t all that’s being released this month though, of course not. There are plenty of other games worth wasting away some hours with, too.

So, what games have you got to look forward to this August? Read on and find out!

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Skully

SKULLY STRONG FORM (2)

Release date: 4th August
Formats: PS4, Xbox One, Switch & PC

We were rather taken by Skully when we played a bit of it just a few weeks ago. Essentially a 3D platformer, what makes it unique is that a lot of the time you’re playing as just a skull. Needless to say, your ball control will be tested as you attempt to roll the little noggin’ through tricky environments.

Watch our preview of Skully 

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Fast & Furious Crossroads

Fast & Furious Crossroads

Release date: 7th August
Formats: PS4, Xbox One & PC

Games based on the Fast & Furious franchise have been abysmal in the past, but hopefully things will change with Fast & Furious Crossroads. In fact, developed by Slightly Mad Studios, the team behind the Project CARS franchise, we’re sure it’ll be the best Fast & Furious game yet.

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Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition

Horizon Zero Dawn Frozen Wilds-min

Release date: 7th August
Formats: PC

One of the best games on PS4, Horizon Zero Dawn makes its way to PC this August. It’s the complete edition too, with all of the game’s DLC. If you’ve got a decent PC and have never played it before, consider it a must-have.

UFC 4

UFC 4 (1)

Release date: 14th August
Formats: PS4 & Xbox One

It seems like only yesterday that EA announced UFC 4. Anyway, it’s out this August, and it’s not just your simple update. Many of the game’s mechanics have been revamped, hopefully making it the most authentic yet accessible entry in the series yet.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator (1)

Release date: 18th August
Formats: PC

Do you like planes? Do you like phenomenal graphics? If you answered yes to both of those questions and have a capable PC, you’re really going to want Microsoft Flight Simulator. And remember, it’ll be included in Xbox Game Pass for PC right from launch. Great news if you’re a subscriber.

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Helheim Hassle

Release date: 18th August
Formats: PC, Xbox One & Switch

We’re rather looking forward to Helheim Hassle, primarily because it’s from the same developers as Manual Samuel – and set in the same universe. Rather than controlling someone’s every movement though, this time you’ll be solving puzzles by detaching limbs. It looks to feature the developer’s signature humour, which is sure to be a hit.

Peaky Blinders: Mastermind

Peaky Blinders: Mastermind

Release date: 20th August
Formats: PS4, Xbox One, Switch & PC

You’ve watched the show, now play the game. Peaky Blinders: Mastermind lets you take control of various members of the Peaky Blinders gang in order to complete numerous missions. You’ll need to manipulate time and plan each character’s action effectively if you want those gold medals though.

Read our preview of Peaky Blinders: Mastermind

PGA Tour 2K21

Release date: 21st August
Formats: PS4, Xbox One, Switch & PC

The PGA Tour golf series is back. Well, kind of. PGA Tour 2K21 is essentially the latest entry in The Golf Club series, which has grown to be pretty decent over the years. Needless to say, if you’re into fairways, putting and birdies, you’ll probably want to add it to your game collection.

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Tell Me Why

Release date: 27th August
Formats: Xbox One & PC

The latest game from Life is Strange developer Dontnod, episode one of Tell Me Why lands in August. You won’t be waiting long for the rest of the episodes either: they’re releasing just a week apart. A narrative driven adventure set in a fictional Alaska town, Tell Me Why tells the story of a set of twins on a journey to unravel their troubled childhood. It’s going to be available on Xbox Game Pass, too.

Wasteland 3

Wasteland 3

Release date: 28th August
Formats: PS4, Xbox One & PC

After a short delay, the next entry to the Wasteland series is almost here. Wasteland 3 is an RPG that focuses on telling a deep story, set in a post-apocalyptic world. We previewed the game earlier in the year, praising its incredibly high production values and engaging combat. This is another title that’ll be available on Xbox Game Pass, too.

Read our preview of Wasteland 3

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Madden NFL 21

Madden NFL 21 (1)

Release date: 28th August
Formats: PS4, Xbox One & PC

Another year, another Madden NFL game. Madden NFL 21 has new ball-carrier special moves and user-friendly pass rush mechanics. But let’s face it, if you’re into the sport you’re going to be buying it regardless of the changes.

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Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions

Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions

Release date: 28th August
Formats: PS4, Switch & PC

If you want a serious football game, FIFA 21 is still a couple of months away. For the rest of us though, Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions will possibly be the sporting event of the year. It looks ridiculous and over-the-top, but that’s why we want it so badly. Chances are it’s going to be the football game for those who aren’t even too bothered about football.

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Project CARS 3

Project Cars 3 AcuraNSX_Tuscany_2

Release date: 28th August
Formats: PS4, Xbox One & PC

The latest entry in the Project CARS series arrives this August, and it’s mixing up the formula a little. With accessibility in mind, more hardcore features such as tyre changes and pit stops are out. It’s still got the realistic physics, however, and players will be able to upgrade their cars this time around.

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