The mid-year lull of gaming releases has begun to pick up, and August is set to deliver one of the most exciting months for gamers, so here’s 5 games we can’t wait to play this month:
Ark: Survival Evolved
29 August 2017 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Ark: Survival Evolved has already garnered quite the community since hitting Steam Early Access, and now it makes its way to consoles and PC in retail format.
In the first-person dinosaur survival game, you must hunt, harvest resources, craft items, grow crops, research technologies, and build shelters to withstand the elements. Players have to use their skill and cunning to kill, tame, or farm the leviathan dinosaurs and other primeval creatures roaming the land. You can also jump online and team up with (or prey on) hundreds of other players to survive.
8 August 2017 (PS4, PC)
Coming from the mind of Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski, Lawbreakers is a team-based arena shooter.
This PC and PS4 only title focuses on futuristic law enforcement officers attempting to repel marauding gangs which have clubbed together and attempted to take the US. The moon was also the subject of clandestine testing and has shattered, leading to pockets of zero-gravity which can be exploited.
It looks and sounds pretty interesting, and with the creative talent behind it, we’ll be keeping a close eye on Lawbreakers.
Agents of Mayhem
18 August 2017 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Volition, the studio behind the successful Saints Row series have always had a knack of creating tongue-in-cheek games that, while admittedly silly, were actually pretty good. And the offbeat studio’s next project follows those lines but adds a dose of super-powered task-force into the mix.
Agents of Mayhem takes cues from stereotypical A-team-inspired action shows, and throws them into a single-player, open-world third-person game set in Seoul.
What makes Agents of Mayhem different is that before each mission you choose three out of the 12 agents to bring with you, and you can switch between these three at will.
15 August 2017 (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch)
Sonic Mania will try to tap into what made the original set of Sonic games so beloved back in the 16-bit era, and features classic-style visuals, gameplay, and both original levels and remixes of classic levels.
It pretty much sounds like the Sonic game fans have been begging for for decades, and, at least based on the trailer, it looks like it might finally deliver.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
23 August 2017 (PS4)
Following on from the stellar Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is essentially a standalone spin-off following the exploits of two tough female characters from the Uncharted universe, Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross.
The story follows the two as they set aside their differences to work together to obtain an ancient artefact.
Expect similar climbing, gunfights, emotional story beats, and high-octane action that the Uncharted franchise has become known for.