25 New Video Games You Can Play This Month (August 2017)
Article by George Norman
On 31 Jul 2017
Since tomorrow is the first of the month, then it means it’s time to take a look at all the new video games that are going to be released this August.

Before I go on and list the 25 new video games that are scheduled to be released in August 2017, let me quickly remind you about the 6 games that were released in July. With that out of the way, let’s get this list started!

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1. The Long Dark
  • Game type – first-person open world survival simulation video game.
  • Release date – graduates from Steam Early Access and launches worldwide on August 1 for PC, Xbox One and PS4.
  • Price – $34.99 on Steam, Microsoft Store and PS Store.
  • About – The Long Dark is a thoughtful, exploration-survival experience that challenges solo players to think for themselves as they explore an expansive frozen wilderness. There are no zombies -- only you, the cold, and everything Mother Nature can throw at you.


Learn more about The Long Dark.


2. Patapon Remastered
  • Game type – action, music and rhythm, platformer.
  • Release date – August 1, 2017 for PS4.
  • Price - $14.99 on the PS Store.
  • About – An iconic PlayStation game, players are tasked with leading the colorful Patapons, a brave and noble tribe, through a series of epic battles against opposing armies and gigantic monsters. In a distinct gameplay twist, action and rhythm are intertwined as players utilize drumbeats to march, attack, and defend, ultimately leading the Patapon tribe to victory.


Learn more about Patapon Remastered.


3. Tacoma
  • Game type – sci-fi narrative adventure video game.
  • Release date – August 2 for PC, Mac, and Xbox One.
  • Price – $19.99 on Steam and Microsoft Store.
  • About – The Venturis Corporation wants their AI back. That's where you come in. Tacoma is a narrative adventure set aboard a high-tech space station in the year 2088. As you go about your mission, you'll explore every detail of how the station's crew lived and worked, finding the clues that add up to a gripping story of trust, fear, and resolve in the face of disaster.


Learn more about Tacoma.


4. Blackhole: Complete Edition
  • Game type – indie platform video game.
  • Release date – August 8 for PS4 and Xbox One. Available on Steam since February 2015.
  • Price – $14.99 on Microsoft’s Store.
  • About – When the crew of the spaceship Endera is sucked into a black hole, it seems like the end. Fortunately, the ship crashes on Entity – an unidentified object resembling a planet. After the crash, the first member to wake up is the guy who makes coffee for the crew - you! There’s no one around and your only ally is Auriel, the ship’s computer’s sarcastic A.I. Together, you’ll need to come up with a plan to fix the spaceship, save the others and become heroes of planet Earth by closing the black hole once and for all.


Learn more about Blackhole.


5. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
  • Game type – action-adventure video game.
  • Release date – August 8 for PC and PS4.
  • Price – $29.99 on Steam and PS Store.
  • About – From the makers of Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, and DmC: Devil May Cry, comes a warrior’s brutal journey into myth and madness. Set in the Viking age, a broken Celtic warrior embarks on a haunting vision quest into Viking Hell to fight for the soul of her dead lover.


Learn more about Hellblade.


6. LawBreakers
  • Game type – first-person shooter video game.
  • Release date – August 8 for PC and PS4.
  • Price – $29.99 for the Standard Edition and $39.99 for the Deadzo Deluxe Edition on Steam and PS Store.
  • About – LawBreakers challenges players with a new level of skill-based competition that gets you off the ground into a dynamic, 360 degree combat experience. It’s a vertical battle royale where skill determines who survives. You’ll need to choose a role that matches your play-style and learn a variety of deep movement skills, combat abilities and weapon combos to step up and dominate the competition.


Learn more about LawBreakers.


7. Sudden Strike 4
  • Game type – real-time tactics (RTT) video game set in World War II.
  • Release date – August 11 on Steam and August 15 for PS4.
  • Price – $49.99 on Steam.
  • About – The beloved Real Time Strategy series returns, this time with bigger battlefields, more units, better graphics, new scenarios and legendary commanders with individual abilities – all of which makes Sudden Strike 4 more tactical and realistic than ever before!


Learn more about Sudden Strike 4.


8. Startcraft Remastered
  • Game type – remastered version of the Starcraft real-time strategy video game.
  • Release date – August 14 for PC and Mac.
  • Price – $14.99 on Blizzard’s Store.
  • About – Prepare to rediscover a classic. StarCraft: Remastered upgrades Blizzard Entertainment’s original sci-fi real-time strategy game and its acclaimed expansion, StarCraft: Brood War, from beginning to end. Experience the intergalactic battle between the terran, protoss, and zerg with improved graphics and audio…and the same classic gameplay that made StarCraft a global phenomenon.


Learn more about StarCraft.


9. Agents of Mayhem
  • Game type – open world action-adventure video game.
  • Release date – August 15 for PC, Xbox One and PS4.
  • Price – $59.99 on Steam, Microsoft Store and PS Store.
  • About – In Agents of mayhem, you run a no-holds barred operation against a shadowy super-villain organization known only as legion and their mysterious leader, the Morningstar. Explore the city of Seoul as a variety of Super Agents to thwart legion's vile plans to take over the world!


Learn more about Agents of Mayhem.


10. Matterfall
  • Game type – side-scrolling shooter video game.
  • Release date – August 15 for PS4.
  • Price – $19.99 on the PS Store.
  • About – As a hero-for-hire, survive high-intensity side-scrolling war zones in vertical cities overrun by mysterious “smart matter”. Weaponize alien tech to destroy enemies infected by deadly Red Matter – and control Blue Matter to manipulate the world and forge the path forward.


Learn more about Matterfall.


11. Nidhogg 2
  • Game type – side-scrolling two-player fighting video game.
  • Release date – August 15 for PC, Mac and PS4.
  • Price – $14.99 on Steam and PS Store.
  • About – The rules are simple. Reach the other side and kill anyone that stands in your way. Deftly parry and rend their throats, riddle their bowels with arrows, or squish their brains between your toes. The wurm cares not for chivalry.


Learn more about Nidhogg 2.


12.Observer
  • Game type – cyberpunk horror video game.
  • Release date – August 15 for PC, Xbox One and PS4.
  • About – What would you do if your fears were hacked? Discover a dark cyberpunk world beset by plagues, war and squalor. Play as the new front line of neural police as you hack into the jagged minds of the insane.


Learn more about Observer.


13. Sonic Mania
  • Game type – side-scrolling platform video game.
  • Release date – August 15 for PC, Xbox One and PS4.
  • Price – $19.99 on Steam, Microsoft Store, and PS Store.
  • About – Experience the ultimate celebration of past and future in Sonic Mania, an all-new 2D Sonic adventure running at a crisp 60FPS with stunning HD retro-style graphics. Multiple playable characters give you the ability to go explosively fast as Sonic, soar as Tails, or power through tough obstacles with Knuckles’ brute strength.


Learn more about Sonic Mania.


14. The Escapists 2
  • Game type – action-adventure role-playing video game.
  • Release date – August 22 for PC, Xbox One and PS4.
  • Price – $19.99 on Steam and the PS Store.
  • About – Craft, Steal, Brawl and Escape! It’s time to bust out of the toughest prisons in the world as you return to the life of an inmate in The Escapists 2, now with multiplayer! Have you got what it takes to escape?


Learn more about The Escapists 2.


15. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • Game type – action-adventure video game.
  • Release date – August 22 for PS4.
  • Price – $39.99 on the PS Store.
  • About – In order to recover an ancient artifact and keep it out of the hands of a ruthless warmonger, Chloe must enlist the aid of renowned mercenary Nadine Ross and venture to India’s Western Ghats to locate the Golden Tusk of Ganesh. In Chloe’s greatest journey yet, she must confront her past and decide what she’s willing to sacrifice to forge her own legacy.


Learn more about Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.


16. White Day: A Labyrinth Named School
  • Game type – survival horror video game; a top-to-bottom remake of the original first-person masterpiece from 2001.
  • Release date – August 22 on Steam and PS4.
  • About –Steel your nerves for a Korean horror without equal! Step into the shoes of student Hee-Min Lee and brave the terrors of Yeondu High School in a terrifying survival horror game filled with puzzles, secrets and deadly ghosts.


Learn more about White Day.


17. F1 2017
  • Game type – racing video game.
  • Release date – August 25 for PC, Xbox One and PS4.
  • Price – $59.99 on Steam, Microsoft Store, and PS Store.
  • About – Win the 2017 World Championship, break every record in the fastest ever F1 cars, and race some of the most iconic F1 cars of the last 30 years. With an even deeper ten year Career, more varied gameplay in the new Championships mode, and a host of other new features, both online and offline, F1 2017 is the most complete and thrilling F1 videogame ever.


Learn more about F1 2017.


18. Madden NFL 18
  • Game type – American football video game
  • Release date – August 25 for Xbox One and PS4.
  • Price – starting at $59.99 for the Standard Edition on the Microsoft Store and PS Store.
  • About – Madden NFL 18 takes a significant visual leap delivering the greatest looking Madden of all time with the power of the Frostbite engine. See stunning new stadium exteriors surrounded by vast cityscapes and watch the spectacle of NFL gameday come to life in the most photo realistic game to date.


Learn more about Madden NFL.


19. Absolver
  • Game type – online multiplayer action role-playing game based on martial arts fighting.
  • Release date – August 29 for PC and PS4.
  • Price – starting at $29.99 for the Standard Edition on Steam and PS Store.
  • About – Absolver is an online multiplayer combat game where players are placed behind the mask of a Prospect under control of the Guides, the new rulers of the fallen Adal Empire, who will determine your worth in joining their elite corps of Absolvers.


Learn more about Absolver.


20. Hello Neighbor
  • Game type – stealth survival horror video game.
  • Release date – August 29 for PC and Xbox One.
  • Price – $29.99 on Steam and Microsoft Store.
  • About – Hello Neighbor is a stealth horror game about sneaking into your neighbor's house to figure out what horrible secrets he's hiding in the basement. You play against an advanced AI that learns from your every move. Really enjoying climbing through that backyard window? Expect a bear trap there. Sneaking through the front door? There'll be cameras there soon. Trying to escape? The Neighbor will find a shortcut and catch you.


Learn more about Hello Neighbor.


21. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
  • Game type – turn-based tactical role-playing video game
  • Release date – August 29 for the Nintendo Switch.
  • Price – starting at $59.99 for the Standard Edition on Uplay.
  • About –This is the story of an unexpected encounter between the most iconic video game hero of all time, Mario, and the irreverent, chaotic & cute Rabbids. Go on an adventure with them and experience the Mushroom Kingdom like you never have before! A new world twisted by the mischievous Rabbids but filled with secrets and nods to classic Mario games!


Learn more about Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle.


22. Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition
  • Game type – adventure role-playing game.
  • Release date – August 29 for Xbox One and PS4.
  • Price – $49.99 on Microsoft’s Store and Sony’s PS Store.
  • About – includes the base game and all previously released additional content, including all DLC and expansions in a single package.


Learn more about Pillars of Eternity.


23. XCOM 2: War of the Chosen
  • Game type – expansion pack for the award-winning strategy title XCOM 2.
  • Release date – August 29 for Pc, Xbox One and PS4.
  • Price – $39.99 on Steam, Microsoft Store, and PS Store.
  • About – War of the Chosen adds extensive new content in the fight against ADVENT when additional resistance factions form in order to eliminate the alien threat on Earth. In response, a new enemy, known as the “Chosen,” emerges with one goal: recapture the Commander. This expansion includes new Hero classes to counter the “Chosen”, new enemies, missions, environments and increased depth in strategic gameplay.


Learn more about XCOM 2: War of the Chosen.


24. Yakuza Kiwami
  • Game type – action-adventure video game; a remake of the first game in the Yakuza series.
  • Release date – August 29 for PS4.
  • Price – $29.99 on the PS Store.
  • About – In 2005, a legend was born on the PlayStation 2 – the legend of Kazuma Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima, in his video game debut with Yakuza. Now, 11 years after that release, a new generation of players will be able to experience the incomparable action and drama of the Yakuza series with the rebuilt-from-scratch HD remake exclusive to PlayStation 4, Yakuza Kiwami.


Learn more about Yakuza Kiwami.


25. Life Is Strange: Before the Storm Episode 1
  • Game type – episodic graphic adventure video game.
  • Release date – August 21 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
  • Price – starting at $16.99 on Steam, Microsoft Store, and PS Store.
  • About – Life is Strange: Before the Storm is a new three part standalone story adventure set three years before the events of the first game. This time play as Chloe Price, a rebel who forms an unlikely friendship with Rachel Amber in a dramatic new story in the BAFTA award winning franchise.


Learn more about Life Is Strange.




Tags: video game, Steam, PS4, Xbox One, Microsoft, The Long Dark, Patapon Remastered, Tacoma, Blackhole: Complete Edition, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, LawBreakers, Sudden Strike 4, Startcraft Remastered, Agents of Mayhem, Matterfall, Nidhogg 2, Observer, Sonic Mania, The Escapists 2, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, White Day: A Labyrinth Named School, F1 2017, Madden NFL 18, Absolver, Hello Neighbor, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition, XCOM 2: War of the Chosen, Yakuza Kiwami, Life Is Strange: Before the Storm
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