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Games to Watch Out For This August

Moving into the second half of the year, game releases are starting to pick up. Soon we’ll be knee-deep in new releases, all vying for our hard-earned money and valuable time. It wouldn’t be too bad if we didn’t already have considerable backlogs. In any case, if you were wondering what games you had to look forward to this August, we’ve got you covered.

Whether you love epic RPGs or fast-paced mech action, August has you covered. Scroll down and discover our picks for the month. We’re hoping that each and every one of these blows our socks off.

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Baldur’s Gate III

Baldur's Gate 3 (1)

  • Release date: 3rd August
  • Formats: PC (PS5 in September)

After a lengthy stint in early access, the complete Baldur’s Gate 3 experience finally launches this August. It promises to be a chunky RPG, full of important choices to make and battles to overcome. If what was available during early access is anything to go by, players are in for an absolute treat. PS5 players have to wait an additional month before they can jump in, unfortunately. There is cross-save, though, so you could start on PC then play on PS5 later. Just saying.

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WrestleQuest

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  • Release date: 8th August
  • Formats: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch and PC

What do you get if you cross old-school Final Fantasy with wrestling? WrestleQuest, that’s what. Journey across a toy world where wrestlers are revered as gods, all in the hope of making a name for yourself while spreading the joy of the sport. We recently went hands-on with the game and found it to be very enjoyable indeed.

Atlas Fallen

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  • Release date: 10th August
  • Formats: PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC

From Deck 13, the developer of The Surge and its sequel, comes Atlas Fallen, an action adventure game that lets you glide across sand. That’s just the start of your otherwordly abilities in this game, too. You can also raise buried structures to gain height, for example. If you like exploration and thrilling combat this may just be the game for you. Check out our preview for more info.

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Stray Gods

Stray Gods

  • Release date: 10th August
  • Formats: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch and PC

The fact that Stray Gods is a musical role-playing game should be enough to make many gamers interested in it. Also factor in that it has songs composed by the award-winning Austin Wintory, and features the vocal talents of the likes of Troy Baker and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, and you have what is surely going to be a treat for the ears. Hopefully its story will be engaging too.

GORD

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  • Release date: 17th August
  • Formats: PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC

Described as an action strategy title, GORD puts you in charge of the fate of the the Tribe of the Dawn. To succeed in your role, you’ll need to venture into unknown, dark territory, complete quests, and steadily develop your settlement into a fortress, able to withstand any attack. No pressure then.

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Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew

Shadow Gambit Cursed Crew

  • Release date: 17th August
  • Formats: PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC

Did you play and enjoy either Shadow Tactics or Desperados 3? Mimimi Games is back with another hardcore tactical stealth game for you to sink your teeth into. In Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew you’re invited to join a ghost ship and assemble a crew. For what purpose? To seek out legendary treasure, of course! It won’t be easy, but if you make use of the unique skills available to each crew member, you should be able to emerge victorious.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

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  • Release date: 18th August
  • Formats: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC

Based on the iconic 1974 horror movie, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is yet another asymmetric multiplayer experience that is going to vie for your time. It appears to be very enticing, though, providing you’ve got the fortitude for it. As a survivor, things will get extremely tense as you try to stay away from the ferocious Leatherface or the rest of his maniacal family. And as a killer? Well, you just get to enjoy the hunt.

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Fort Solis

Fort Solis

  • Release date: 22nd August
  • Formats: PS5 and PC

We don’t know all that much about Fort Solis, but what we do know has us very interested indeed. It’s a story-driven cinematic adventure set on Mars, in which you take on the role of a man called Jack who’s responding to an unusual alarm call from a remote mining base. Events escalate from there, and we’re keen to see what’s in store. Oh, and it’s a story told over four chapters, which you can apparently approach like episodes. Will you binge them all at once, or take your time?

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Immortals of Aveum

Immortals of Aveum

  • Release date: 22nd August
  • Formats: PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC

After a short delay, Immortals of Aveum launches in August and hopes to impress us with its fairly unique presentation of first-person magic-casting action. In this single-player adventure you’ll be playing as Jak, the latest member of an order of Battlemages that are fighting to save the world. It looks pretty good if you ask us, and it has over 25 spells for you to employ.

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Blasphemous 2

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  • Release date: 24th August
  • Formats: PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Switch and PC

We absolutely loved Blasphemous, and Blasphemous 2 might just be our most anticipated release this August. Carry on your adventure as The Penitent One, journeying once more to unravel mysteries in a new world. Promising more options and a bigger, non-linear world, if this manages to top the first game we’ll be very happy indeed.

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RIDE 5

RIDE 5 (1)

  • Release date: 24th August
  • Formats: PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC

Who’s ready for another entry in what is quite possibly the best motorbike racing series there is? RIDE 5 will once again let players embark on an epic career, amassing a huge collection of bikes in order to enter and emerge victorious in a wide variety of events. With new features such as dynamic weather and improved physics, this might just turn out to be a dream for those who like to speed on two wheels.

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Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon

  • Release date: 25th August
  • Formats: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC

Some might be disappointed that the next game by FromSoftware isn’t a Soulslike. Not us. As much as we like Elden Ring et al, we’re very happy that the developer is returning to the Armored Core series. If piloting mechs at high speed and overcoming your adversaries with an array of weapons is your thing, this is the game for you. And if not, maybe give it a try. You never know, it might just win you over.

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Goodbye Volcano High

Goodbye Volcano High

  • Release date: 29th August
  • Formats: PS4, PS5 and PC

A narrative-driven adventure game, Goodbye Volcano High has our attention purely because of its quirkiness. This is a game about love, life, and the end of it all. There’s an apocalypse coming, you see. Anyway, Goodbye Volcano High has a cool art style, promises a variety of minigames, and has some rhythm elements. What’s not to love?

Samba De Amigo: Party Central

Samba De Amigo Party Central

  • Release date: 29th August
  • Formats: Switch

A SEGA classic is set to be revived this month. Samba De Amigo: Party Central will have you shaking your Joy-Cons like maracas, and we can’t believe it’s something we haven’t done sooner. Shake along to a variety of songs and prove your prowess. It’s bound to be fun, and if you get some friends together that fun is sure to be amplified.

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Sea of Stars

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  • Release date: 29th August
  • Formats: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch and PC

With its beautiful pixel art, Sea of Stars aims to thoroughly impress those who love the greatest RPGs of yesteryear. After playing it for a short while, we think it might just do so, too. Even better, if you have Xbox Game Pass or are a PlayStation Plus Premium or Extra subscriber, you’ll be able to play it on launch day without spending any more money. Nice.

Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle

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  • Release date: 30th August
  • Formats: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC

It’s been a good year for horror fans so far, and it possibly might continue with Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle. We weren’t overly impressed with its predecessor, Daymare 1998, but it’s earned itself a cult following. This sequel mixes things up a little, but still has a focus on providing some old-school horror thrills. Fingers crossed it ends up being good.

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