9 Best Video Games Coming This August
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August is here and with it, comes a new wave of video games to become new classics and new
favourites. Here are just some of the games we’re most hyped for this month.
Ark: Survival Evolved
August 8 (PC, Xbox One, PS4)
Dino-based survival game, Ark: Survival Evolved gives you the chance to move through a science fiction world inhabited by prehistoric animals. Punch dinosaurs, throw your poop around and crossbow Dodo’s back into extinction in this funny survival game. It’s already been out on Early Access for a little while now, but August brings the release of the full game.
Batman: The Enemy Within
August 8 (PC, Xbox One, PS4)
Telltale are once again bring us a Batman episodic, a second season to their already popular take on the big bad bat. The trailer seemed to hint at some Joker/Bats conflict which we cannot wait to experience. Except all the other Telltale classics – immersive storytelling and difficult choices that have you debating and pacing for hours on end.
Agents of Mayhem
August 15 (PC, Xbox One, PS4)
A new game from the Saint’s Row team, Agents of Mayhem has you playing as one of 12 agents, each with their own abilities and character arcs, to show evil doers in a futuristic version of Seoul. Expect humour and explosions.
August 15 (PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch)
A new Sonic game but with a twist. Sonic will return to his pixel roots with a new 2D game, developed by fans at the approval of Sega. Play as Sonic, Knuckles and Tails on brand new maps and twists of old classics to make any retro gamer nostalgic.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
23 August (PS4)
Did you ever want to play Uncharted but didn’t want Nathan Drake to be anywhere in the game? Well, you’ve got your answer. The Lost Legacy started life as a DLC for Uncharted 4, but developers seemed to think there was much more to the story and that it deserved its own spin off game. You play as Chloe Frazer (from Uncharted 2) – along with Nadine Ross, from Uncharted 4 - on the hunt for an Ancient Indian artefact, the fabled Tusk of Ganesh.
It’s Uncharted but with far more girl power.
August 29 (PS4, PC)
Fighting games have always been popular, but recently, game developers have been trying their hand at ways to break the old mould. Absolver, an online martial arts game by indie developer SlowClap, is one such attempt. Look forward to beautiful visuals and a unique art style as well as an incredibly fluid, dance-like combat system.
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
August 29 (Switch)
Admittedly, this is something we’re super excited for. When it was first leaked, many people thought it was a joke – at least until the artwork came out. Mario + Rabbids is a strategy game, a lot slower paced than the average Mario game but just as crazy as every other Rabbids game. It sounds insane, but what we’ve seen of the gameplay shows that it might just work.
Plus, Rabbid Princess Peach.
A definite pro there.
August 29 (PS4)
Sega are bringing out the remaster of the first ever Yakuza game, first published in 2005. For those who have played more recent instalments, this is a great chance to delve into the very beginning of the game series whilst old players get the opportunity to revisit and remember why they loved the franchise in the first place.
Life Is Strange: Before The Storm
August 31 (PC, Xbox One, PS4)
Life Is Strange was the episodic game about time travel and murder and gay girls. Although it did garner some criticism at the time, particularly the ending, the game was a huge success and a massive boon for episodic adventures. It makes sense that there would be a sequel – well, a prequel. Before the Storm is a three-part standalone where you play as Chloe Price in the events before the main game. Cue blanks being filled and a TON of Rachel Amber. No time bending though.