5 Games worth getting in August
August is a busy month this year.
Big game releases are definitely picking up this month and there’s a lot to look forwards to. Which is both good and bad new. Good news for the industry, bad news for our bank accounts. While there’s five game in particular we’ve highlighted for this months special, there’s a list at the end of the article with YouTube links to their trailers. Be sure to check out the list at the end of the article as well otherwise you might miss some real gems!
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
This is the major release for the Switch this month. The X-Com style Mario + Rabbids game from Ubisoft which almost every Switch owner has pre-ordered already. This tactical role-playing game sends the Rabbids into the Mushroom Kingdom. Mario teams up with Rabbid versions of Princess Peach and his brother Luigi to fight a new threat which could take over the kingdom. There are eight playable characters from the Mushroom Kingdom in the game including Mario, Princess Peach and Yoshi. There’s also two player local co-op on one Switch which is great to see.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will be releasing at the end of the month on August 29th.
The highly anticipated arena FPS game is finally here! While it was originally going to be free to play, the developers opted to make it pay to play instead to ensure they could create the best game possible. All of the Alpha and Beta tests for the game have been very positive so LawBreakers is definitely going to be a game to keep an eye on next month. There are several different gamemodes to select from which are all team-based and are based on classic FPS gamemodes such as capture the flag and a mode similar to “Bombing Run” from the Unreal Tournament series.
This FPS game will be releasing on August 8th for the PC and PlayStation 4. It will cost $30 at launch.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
The standalone expansion to the Uncharted series is releasing later this month. Players take control of Chloe Frazer who is hunting the Tusk of Ganesh in the mountains of Indie while the country is being torn apart by a civil war. With the help of Nadine Ross, she makes her way through the many dangers and challenges that stand in the way of finding the legendary treasure. It should feel exactly like an Uncharted game with the classic platformer elements with plenty of action. Everything we’ve seen so far about this game makes it look fantastic and definitely worth getting this month.
The Lost Legacy releases on August 23rd as a PlayStation 4 exclusive.
Life is Strange: Before the Storm
This incoming episodic game is only three episodes long but it seeks to explain the events before the original Life is Strange game. It’s set three years before the original game and follows Chloe Price who has a special “Backtalk” ability that lets her talk her way out of dangerous situations with a dialogue tree. However, it can also make situations worse so players will really need to think about what they say. Besides this, we don’t know a whole lot about the game but if the first game is anything to go by then the prequel will be just as amazing.
It’s releasing at the very end of the month on the 31st.
Tacoma comes from the developers behind the narrative hit, Gone Home. It was originally due for release last year but it was delayed to Q1 2017 and well, it’s not Q1 anymore. We don’t actually know a large amount about this game other than the fact it’s about AI where the player must explore a space station to discover what happened to the people on the station. Players will need to discover clues that build up to a story about trust, fear and resolve while the crew deal with a disaster. As far as narrative adventures go, it seems very promising and definitely worth looking out for.
The game releases at the start of the month on August 2nd.
Resident Evil: Revelations (HD re-release for Xbox One and PS4| No trailer yet)
Cities Skylines (For PS4)
Undertale (For PS4)
Minecraft: Story Mode (For the Switch)