Welcome to the 25th anticipated releases list. It’s crazy to think I have been doing this series for two years now, starting with my first list on August 2017 list, but here I am. Without further ado, let’s get into the list.
The game has to be released on at least one of the major systems (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch). The game has to be new, so no remasters or re-releases onto new systems. One thing I do count is a game either entering or exiting early access, but that game can only be counted once. If a game does have multiple release dates like Destiny 2 or GTA 5, then I will only count the earliest release date. The exception to that is if the game has a pre-order bonus of entering the game early, in which I will count its normal release date. Finally, it has to be a game, not a DLC. With the rules out of the way, let's look at my top picks for August.
5. Hunt: Showdown
Hunt: Showdown is a first-person PvPvE shooter by Crytek about ten hunters who enter an area in search of a monster, with the goal of hunting it down and extracting its materials; but only two get to have the fame and fortune. I have had this game since day one on early access, and I have had a blast with the game. The concept of the game works really well, and I love the late 19th century setting. Now that it is coming out of early access, I want to go back and try the game out some more. Hunt:Showdown is leaving early access on the 27th and is available currently for PC and Xbox One.
4. Astral Chain
Astral Chain is the newest game by Platinum Games about a city being attacked by strange beings, and police officers with the ability to control a weapon called a Legion fighting back. This game has been flying under the radar for me for some time, but the closer this game gets to release, the more hype I see about the game. I can’t help being swept up with the hype, with reputable names behind the game and a setting I like. Astral Chain will be out on the Switch when the 30th rolls around.
3. The Dark Pictures Anthology - Man of Medan
Medan of Medan is an upcoming horror game by Supermassive Games as well as the first game in the Dark Pictures Anthology about five people stuck on a ghost ship. As a fan of Until Dawn, I already went into this game excited. On top of that, however, this game improves upon the formula set with Until Dawn by making a shorter, more multiplayer-focused experience perfect for a horror night with friends. Plus, I am intrigued with the anthology approach to this game, and I can’t wait to see what will come in the future. Man of Medan will be out on the 30th for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
2. Remnant: From the Ashes
Remnant: From the Ashes is a third-person shooter by Gunfire Games about survivors in a post-apocalyptic world fighting against monsters from another dimension. This game has been on my mind for quite some time, and I am glad that it will finally release soon. The game looks challenging in a fun way, the procedural mechanics sounds promising, and I like the post-apocalyptic setting. Remnant: From the Ashes will release on the 20th for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Remedy’s newest third-person action game follows Jesse Faden as she finds herself wrapped up in the strange and supernatural world of the Federal Bureau of Control. As a fan of Remedy games, Control being a Remedy game alone already made this a top anticipated game for me. What really pushes me over the edge with this game, though, is its interesting world. I love the setting of this game, which is a secret government facility that sounds similar to SCP or A Cabin in the Woods. On top of all of that, the gameplay sounds like a lot of fun, as for the game takes on a Metroidvania formula and includes supernatural abilities. Control will be out on the 27th for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Bonus: Extra Games
Here are a few more releases this month that didn’t quite make the cut, but are still noteworthy.
Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, Blair Witch, Killer Queen Black (maybe), Rad,Rebel Galaxy Outlaw, and Vicious Circle.
That is going to wrap up this list. Two years of anticipating fun, and there are hopefully plenty of more years to go. Thank you for stopping by, and tune in next month for another month of releases.