We had the usual slowdown in June and July where we saw mostly announcements but not that many big releases. But August has just arrived and it will be full of new games to play.
There’s something for everyone with two big sports games coming up, a turn-based tactical shooter, games that let you start a cult or build a university campus, a highly anticipated crime game and a few nostalgic remasters and remakes. PC gamers are getting yet another PlayStation gem with improved graphics.
Let’s have a look at the best games releasing in August 2022.
Hard West 2
Hard West 2 is very similar to XCOM but with cowboys in a supernatural version of the American West. It features turn-based tactical combat so you’ll have to think before you make a move.
Hard West 2 releases on August 4 for PC on Steam.
Two Point Campus
A follow-up to the successful Two Point Hospital game, Two Point Campus is a business simulator that tasks you with building and managing a university campus. You’ll be appointing staff and organizing classes, but you’ll also have to take care of your students’ needs and keep them happy.
Two Point Campus is coming August 9 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Switch.
Cult of the Lamb
In this one you play as lamb that is starting its own cult and recruiting other animals to join. Once you have indoctrinated some followers, you can assign them to do tasks for you while you’re busy completing dungeons and slaying bosses.
Cult of the Lamb’s is slated for August 11 coming to PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Switch.
Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered
PC gamers will be treated to yet another PlayStation-exclusive game this month. Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered brings one of the best Spidey games of all time to the most powerful gaming platform and with the best graphics.
Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered is coming August 12 for PC.
Madden NFL 23
Every August we’re getting the latest American football video game and this year is no exception. Madden NFL 23 promises quite a few improvements over its predecessor and this year’s box cover will pay tribute to legendary NFL coach and commentator John Madden, who slowed his name and expertise to kickstart the video game series back in the ’80s.
Madden NFL 23 launches on August 20 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.
Saints Row is like GTA but different. Both are crime games but while GTA tries to keep it real, Saints Row brings a more lighthearted over-the-top version of the “build your own criminal empire” fantasy.
This new Saints Row game is a reboot of the series which takes you to the fictional city of Santo Ileso and promises a huge open world to explore and conquer, plus a lot of ways to customize your character, cars and guns.
Saints Row will be out August 23 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.
Pac-Man World Re-Pac
Pac-Man World Re-Pac is a remake of a popular 1999 Pac-Man game for the original PlayStation console. Expect loads of fun and updated graphics as you jump your way through six different worlds playing as the iconic yellow ball.
Pac-Man World Re-Pac is releasing on August 26 to PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Switch.
Destroy All Humans! 2 – Failed
Destroy All Humans! 2 – Reproved is another remake. The original game was released on PS2 and Xbox in 2006 and it had you play as an alien posing as the US President in the ’60s while seeking revenge on the KGB for destroying his ship from him.
Destroy All Humans! 2 – Reprobed releases on August 30 for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S.
F1 Manager 2022
After F1 22, which put you in the driver’s seat of a Formula One car, F1 Manager 22 will let you call the shots at one of the 10 teams in motorsport’ premier discipline. This new game, which is poised to start a series, promises unprecedented control over every minute aspect of F1 team management.
F1 Manager 2022 arrives on August 30 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.
TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection
After Shredder’s Revenge showed everyone how to make a nostalgic ’90s game in 2022 the right way, we are now getting a compilation of 13 classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games with The Cowabunga Collection. The games are coming in their authentic 8- and 16-bit era glory and all three Tournament Fighters versions are included.
TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection will be out August 30 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Switch.
Written by Stoyan Ovcharov on behalf of GLHF.