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The Biggest August 2022 Video Game Releases

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Loveleen Kaur / ONE37pm

Don't sleep on the final summer month of the year - CAUSE THIS MONTH IS STACKED! There's a surprisingly vast array of video games coming your way this month, so you're definitely going to want to take some time for the ones you're looking to play while you're camped out in front of your air conditioner. The variety on display here is so fulfilling - you're getting a refreshed take on the open-world Saints Row series, a proper remaster for Pac-Man's 3D platforming spinoff adventure, a free-to-play brawler battle royale, and so much more. Allow us to pad out your backlog even more with this list of the biggest August 2022 video game releases. And hey - make sure you're done with those July games first before you take on these new ones!

August 2022 Video Game Releases

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‘GigaBash’ - August 5 (PS5, PS4, PC - Steam)

Picture this - Power Stone meets War of the Monsters. Are you intrigued now? We figured you would be! Developer Passion Republic Games is offering that hype mashup within a four-player brawler that pays tribute to the wild and wonderful world of fighting kaiju monsters. With a roster inspired by legends of the genre, such as Godzilla and Ultraman, open arenas that lend themselves well to players' destructive behavior, and chaotic local/online clashes to enjoy, GigaBash has what it takes to become your next go-to party fighting game. We call dibs on Rawa!

Be sure to check out our review for this game right here.

‘Two Point Campus’ - August 9 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC - Steam)

For those of you out there that adore simulation games such as Rollercoaster Tycoon and Cities: Skylines, this Sega/Two Point Studios release should provide you with a new favorite. Two Point Campus adopts the mechanics seen in Two Point Hospital and applies it to a game all about building and managing your own college institution. Your duties in this new sim will entail pushing your students towards the academic goals they desire, hiring proper staff to keep your school running, and building your university in the best way you see fit. Some of the courses your students will take, such as "Knight School" and "Gastronomy," play into the fun-loving nature of it all.

‘Rumbleverse’ - August 11 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC - Epic Games Store)

Who would have ever thought that the elements of professional wrestling and battle royale matches would mesh so well together? Developer Iron Galaxy came upon that winning formula and has fine-tuned it via alphas and betas - now we're set to get the very best iteration of it once it finally launches in its 1.0 form. Rumbleverse is the first-ever "free-to-play brawler battle royale," which is all about picking your beefy custom avatar and using all manner of melee combos and super bodyslams to become the last man/woman standing. 40 players drop onto a map and treat it like a massive wrestling ring, which sounds like a total win to us.

‘Rollerdrome’ - August 16 (PS5, PS4, PC - Steam)

Rollerdrome is one of those unique video game concepts that offer a third-person shooter concept where players are forever in perpetual motion. And that continued movement comes courtesy of the main character named Kara Hassan, who gets by on skates as she competes in a brutal futuristic sport played in the year 2030. This cel-shaded shooter will surely enrapture you as you pull off sick tricks while simultaneously blasting your rivals and hulking robots. Rollerdrome's clever renditions of rollerskating and third-person shooting definitely have what it takes to become the next big trending game to release from development studio Roll7 and publisher Private Division.

Here's everything else you need to know about Rollerdrome.

'Kirby’s Dream Buffet' - August 17 (Nintendo Switch)

The incredible success of Fall Guys has seemingly lit up a bunch of light bulbs above the heads of everyone working at the development studio HAL Laboratory. That multiplayer concept that led to Fall Guys becoming a regularly trending game is obviously being replicated in Kirby's Dream Buffet. Four players can take over their versions of Kirby to participate in some chaotic party games, including Gourmet Grand Prix, Race, Minigame, and Battle Royale. The delicious stages you'll play across in this one stick to the game's overall theme of racing and stuffing Kirby's gut so your version is the biggest out of all the competition.

‘Thymesia’ - August 18 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PC - Steam)

We know you're probably already finished with everything Elden Ring has to offer and are on the lookout for another "soulslike" undertaking. Trust us when we tell you that Thymesia is just what the plague doctor ordered. This extra gloomy action RPG puts you in the boots of a melee expert named "Corvus," who must navigate a kingdom ravaged by rampant death. The mysterious enemies you'll need to defeat can be eliminated by your expert weapon usage, magical raven formation, and mastery of using the actual plague against them. Your latest foray into the "Soulsbourne" sub-genre may just coincide with the release of Thymesia. Oh and Switch owners! You guys will be getting access to a Cloud version, by the way.

‘Madden NFL 23’ - August 19 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC - Steam)

Dedicated followers of the exploits of impactful tackles and game-winning catches that take place on the gridiron know what's in store here. And once August rolls around, the football simulator that bears John Madden's name comes back in refreshed and refined form. Madden NFL 23 comes with the improved visuals and legacy modes you've enjoyed for decades. The main pull of this annual sequel is the newly introduced "FieldSENSE Gameplay System," which gives players more active handling over every position on the field. You can look forward to even better interpretations of skill-based passing, 360-degree cuts, battles between the wide receiver and defensive back, etc. Sports sim fans have their top pick right here when it comes to all the August 2022 video game releases.

‘Saints Row’ - August 23 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC - Epic Games Store)

Development studio Volition is looking to revive its signature open-world IP by leaving behind some of the more ridiculous elements seen in the third and fourth games. But that doesn't mean all the fun-loving antics featured in those games will get left behind - this version of Saints Row still lets you go crazy with the character customization as you make "The Boss." You and your crew of misfit criminals from rival gangs (who're former members, BTW) will attempt to rule the underworld within Santo Ileso. That means you'll need to explore nine different districts and get into some intense gunfights and car chases with the gangs that rule over them. Saints Row is looking like it's coming back extra strong with new characters, a new locale, and the same wild open-world crimes fans have come to hold up high.

Here's everything else you need to know about Saints Row.

Be sure to check out our review for this game right here.

‘SD Gundam Battle Alliance’ - August 25 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC - Steam)

The wide and wonderful world of Mobile Suit Gundam has expanded beyond its anime origins. We've got a whole host of games that showcase the massive robots that span several generations of the mech-based phenomenon. And now we're set to get the latest one that adopts action RPG mechanics and includes some of the most memorable Mobile Suits of all time. SD Gundam Battle Alliance introduces players to a world known as "G: Universe," where past storylines intertwine and lead to shocking outcomes. In order to correct things, you and your three-man Gundam crew (which can be AI or actual human co-op partners) will have to eliminate the evil forces at the heart of G: Universe's issues. When it comes to this list of August 2022 video game releases, SD Gundam Battle Alliance looks like an instant pickup for Mobile Suit diehards.

‘Pac-Man World Re-Pac - August 26 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC)

One of the most random remakes to ever come across our timeline is this one. There's a surprising amount of love for the original Pac-Man World, but we never figured Bandai Namco would go all the way in on a complete visual overhaul of it. Pac-Man World Re-Pac revives the spinoff platformer for the world's most iconic yellow video game hero. The user interface is improved, plus there's a wealth of quality of life improvements to take advantage of here. First-timers can look forward to this game since it features fun platforming scenarios and classic Pac-Man mazes in 3D form.

‘Soul Hackers 2’ - August 26 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC - Steam)

Sega and Atlus' Shin Megami Tensei IP has churned out its own mainline games and the widely popular Persona JRPGs. Another branch that extends from the franchise tree is Devil Summoner, which maintains the themes of a near-future timeline and interactions with the supernatural. Soul Hackers 2 takes place within the 21st century, where a feud is taking place between two groups that fall underneath the "Devil Summoners" umbrella. Two "Aion" beings are brought into a world filled with war and strife in order to prevent an apocalyptic outcome. You can look forward to stopping the end of the world from happening by fighting and recruiting demons, plus there's a social system that helps you connect with your human party members to unlock beneficial abilities for battle.

Be sure to check out our review for this game right here.

‘Destroy All Humans! 2 - Reprobed’ - August 30 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC - Steam)

The first Destroy All Humans! got a well-deserved remake two years ago, which was a pleasant surprise for fans of the extraterrestrial open-world extravaganza. Now in 2022, the second game in the series is also getting a remake with a pretty clever name change - Destroy All Humans! 2 - Reprobed. Crypto makes his return to Earth here and makes it his mission to terrorize the human race just like he did before. The 60s time period comes into focus as you take the fight to the KGB, who is responsible for taking your flying sauce out of action. This remake offers a two-player co-op option, which makes all the planetary destruction that much more pleasurable. Keep this remake in mind when you're looking to make that all-important pick from this list of the most noteworthy August 2022 video game releases.

‘F1 Manager 2022’ - August 30 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC - Steam)

Just one month after F1 22's launch, the next racing simulation take on the popular motorsport is set to arrive. Development studio Frontier Developments has injected a whole host of incremental upgrades into F1 Manager 2022 that should please the hardcore F1 fanbase out there. Among those improvements is the ability to poach staff members from the three main Formula racing teams, upgrade your team racing team's facility, and utilize your team's reserve driver during practice sessions. Racing sim fans will get their money's worth out of this game that incorporates all the management duties of F1 racing into video game form.

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection - August 30 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC - Steam)

The Turtles are currently basking in a video game renaissance this year. TMNT: Shredder's Revenge dropped and felt like a natural successor to Turtles in Time - it enraptured longtime fans with playable characters besides the Turtles themselves, a gorgeous animated style, and instantly compelling beat 'em up action. Now Konami is dropping a compilation that honors the past of the Turtles' previous video game exploits. TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection features your usual quality of life improvements that come with retro game collections, which is always a plus. 13 games in total are offered here. And four of them can also be played online via competitive or co-op means - those four games are TMNT (Arcade), TMNT: Turtles in Time, TMNT: The Hyperstone Heist, and TMNT: Tournament Fighters.

Console Ports

‘Azure Striker Gunvolt 3’ - August 2 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One)

'Axiom Verge 2' - August 11 (Linux)

'Undernauts: Labyrinth of Yomi' - August 11 (PS5)

‘Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered’ - August 12 (PC - Steam)

‘Tribes of Midgard’ - August 16 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)

‘Cloudpunk’ - August 19 (PS5)

‘Fallen Legion Revenants’ - August 23 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC - Steam)

‘Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory’ - August 23 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC - Steam)

'Idol Manager' - August 25 (PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch)

‘Inscryption’ - August 30 (PS5, PS4)

‘Phantasy Star Online 2’ - August 31 (PS4)

‘Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis’ - August 31 (PS4)

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