Enjoy the top ten game releases for August 2017. This month is looking to be another month of more awesome games, and nobody is complaining.
1. The Long Dark (August 1)
Did that trailer make you feel cold? The Long Dark is a first-person walking/survival simulator set in the Canadian wilderness.
It is an episodic game so only the first two episodes will be available this time around, and the other three episodes will be released later this year and in early 2018.
According to the game’s developers, the first two episodes will clock in at around six to ten hours, but since it is an open world game your time could be different.
I’m not saying you’ll win an Oscar for playing this game, but Leonardo DiCaprio won one by playing someone in a similar setting.
The game will be available on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Linux.
2. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (August 8)
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is a third-person action adventure game about a Celtic woman on a quest to get her husband back from hell.
We’re going to follow Senua, and she’s been through some shit. Vikings killed and destroyed everyone and everything in her village, including her husband… and Senua loves her husband… and she wants him back.. and she is a warrior… and as a warrior, she’s going to walk all the way into hell and get her husband dammit!
Ninja Theory has been working with a neuro scientist and people that have histories with mental illness so they can help depict how Senua’s head is working because she is no longer sane. Her whole world is gone and she is a person trying to get through this traumatic experience. So we’re going to see Senua dive deeper into hell and deeper into her madness.
This is really cool because we’re going to watch Senua go into hell and not know if what she’s experiencing is real or if she is just losing her mind (I kinda hope it’s both).
I’m really excited and I’m going to do a let’s play of this game and maybe even a review.
The game and the fighting mechanics look good too, but it shouldn’t be hard since companies that make hard games like to announce how hard their games are, and nobody has mentioned that in this game.
Hellblade will release for PS4 and PC.
3. Lawbreakers (August 8)
Lawbreakers is a first-person online multiplayer hero shooter.
This game is very fast paced and what sets it apart from others is that the middle of the stage has no gravity and you have to get your bearings really quick, especially if you’re playing Blitzball; which is like Quidditch except there are no brooms and people are shooting at you.
If you really want to know, one side plays as the Law and the other side plays as the Breakers (get it?). Teams can’t play as characters from the other side, but the roles have the same play style and equipment regardless of the team.
The game will be available for PS4 and PC.
4. Agents of Mayhem (August 15)
Agents of Mayhem is a third-person open world action adventure with 12 playable wacky characters. Of those, you must choose three to complete missions in order to defeat a super-villain organization named Legion which is trying to take over the world.
No word on whether there is a dubstep gun in-game when the game becomes available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
5. Sonic Mania (August 15)
Do you miss the old Sonic? You know, the one that still had his baby fat and wasn’t this in-shape 3D douche? Well, I have some good news for you, this game is a commemoration of the Sonic the Hedgehog series’ 25th Anniversary, bringing Sonic back to his Sega Genesis 2D origins along with his old friends’ Tails and Knuckles. They’re in old remastered stages as well as new ones, on their quest to defeat Doctor Robotnik.
The game will be available on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC; so everyone can go back in time to Sonic’s best days before all the creepy/glorious fan fictions.
6. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (August 22)
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is an upcoming third-person action adventure game where we will play as Chloe Frazer (not Nathan Drake), on her quest to find the Tusk of Ganesh through the gorgeous country of India.
You should expect a lot of action and a great story.
For more info click here for a more in-depth look at this PS4 exclusive.
7. Absolver (August 29)
Absolver is a third-person open world online fighting game (mouthful) that stands out not only for its great art style but also for its fighting mechanics and setting.
The focus on the game is clearly in the fighting, you’re going to do some walking and some exploration for loot, but you will mainly fight in this game, a lot.
There are 18-0 fighting moves from different art styles, that you will learn through experience points, and through seeing them used by someone else. There is also this neat clan thing where you can join a clan and use other players moves.
You can encounter other players randomly during your play-through, and you can choose to play along side them or fight them and even join their clan. There is also a 1v1 mode where you can fight your friends.
There is no clear story in this game, but there is a world there that you can discover, similar to what Journey did.
You can fight your buns off on PS4, Xbox One, and PC upon release.
8. Yakuza Kiwami (August 29)
Yakuza Kiwami is a third-person action adventure game where you play as Kazuma Kiryu who just got out of jail for a crime he didn’t commit, to find out his whole world has gone crazy. His best friend is missing, someone stole 10 billion yen from his clan, and there is this little orphan girl that everyone is after.
This is a PS4 HD remaster from the first Yakuza game; so expect big improvements on textures, resolutions, framerate, loading times and game play from the original game.
9. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (August 29)
What? Wtf!? Coming completely out of nowhere Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a turn-based strategy game where Mario and friends and rabbid friends go on a quest to restore order to the kingdom.
This game has already been compared to XCOM and that’s a good thing. Can you imagine an XCOM game that is not hard AF but still fun to play?
Well, I guess all you had to do was throw some rabbids into the Mushroom Kingdom.
I have high hopes for this new strategy game coming for the Nintendo Switch, and I’d like to try that local co-op to see how it works.
If anything, the sassy Rabbid Peach is now my new spirit animal.
10. Life is Strange 2 Before the Storm (August 31)
Life is Strange Before the Storm is an episodic graphic adventure game with tons of dialogue trees, and it is actually a prequel to Life is Strange.
This time around we follow Chloe Price, a sixteen-year-old girl with tons of angst. Chloe does not have the power to rewind time, but she does, however, have the power to “backtalk” which can help her get her way; or make things worse if you do it at the wrong time (just like real life).
Only the first episode of three is releasing this month for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Top 10 game releases for August 2017
You can’t really tell if a game is good until you play it, but looking at all the information that is out on this list of games they are honesty looking pretty good.
Become an informed consumer, especially when you have to spend your hard earned money for whatever you wish to buy.