In 2020 there has already been quite a few heavy hitting games, such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons, DOOM Eternal & Final Fantasy 7 Remake, as well as the recently released Ghosts Of Tsushima. There is also the launch of the next generation consoles later in the year, and Summer is always a lacking time in terms of content, so there aren’t too many huge games coming out in August. But here are 10 of the best upcoming games that are coming up in August 2020.
1. Hellbound (PC) – August 4
If you grew up playing games such as DOOM, Quake, Unreal Tournament etc, then this game is for you. Hellbound is a 90s FPS game 30 years later; it keeps all the integrity of the old style of gaming while giving it a modern coat of paint. Definitely one for the classic gamers to check out.
In this fast-paced first person shooter, you’ll be fighting in Hell against unspeakable evils. It’s a GROTESQUE game focused on action, speed, gore, and metal music.
Kill demons, find secret items, strafe-jump a lot, and, of course… shoot some Big F**king Guns!
2. Skully (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – August 4
On a mysterious remote island, a skull washes up on shore and is reawakened by an enigmatic deity. Dubbed Skully, the newly-reanimated being has been summoned to intervene in a war between the deity’s three siblings whose quarrel jeopardizes the island they call home.
Fate has bestowed Skully with a second chance at “life”, and his adventure will take him across a strange paradise as he seeks an end to the conflict that plagues the isle.
3. Horizon Zero Dawn (PC) – August 7
The former PS4 exclusive action RPG Horizon Zero Dawn is finally coming to PC. Horizon Zero Dawn is highly regarded as one of the best games on the PS4, and it is great to finally see it on PC.
Experience Aloy’s entire legendary quest to unravel the mysteries of a world ruled by deadly Machines.
An outcast from her tribe, the young hunter fights to uncover her past, discover her destiny… and stop a catastrophic threat to the future.
Unleash devastating, tactical attacks against unique Machines and rival tribes as you explore an open world teeming with wildlife and danger.
Horizon Zero Dawn™ is a multi-award-winning action role-playing game – and this Complete Edition for PC includes the huge expansion The Frozen Wilds, featuring new lands, skills, weapons and Machines.
4. EA Sports UFC 4 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One) – August 14
There’s not much to say about this. If you like UFC and MMA then you will like this. If you don’t, then you probably won’t.
5. Rogue Legacy 2 (PC) – August 18
Rogue Legacy 2 is unique in that every playthrough is a randomly generated world, so no 2 runs are the same. It is a rogue-style 2.5D action platformer and looks like it should be a lot of fun. A definite game for the Metroidvania fans out there.
6. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition (PlayStation 4, Switch) – August 27
Originally released on the Gamecube in 2003, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is one of the best spin off Final Fantasy games. Players take on the role of adventurers who travel in a caravan gathering mystical fuel for crystals which protect the world’s settlements from the destructive Miasma. The single-player campaign has the player escort the vessel carrying the crystal’s energy, defending it from enemies and solving puzzles to progress.
7. Madden NFL 21 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, PC) – August 28
The next yearly iteration of the Madden series is due out on August 28th. Its basically FIFA for Americans, not much else to say.
8. Project Cars 3 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) – August 28
2020 is a great year for racing games, with F1 2020 recently hitting stores (you can check our review here), DIRT 5 coming later this year and Project Cars 3 coming August 28th. Codemasters truly is the king of racing games (all games mentioned are Codemasters titles). If you’re a fan of racing games, Project Cars is a true highlight of the genre.
9. Wasteland 3 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) – August 28
The post-apocalyptic series Wasteland makes a return next month with the sequel to 2014’s GOTY, Wasteland 2. Wasteland 3 is a squad-based RPG from inXile entertainment, featuring challenging tactical turn-based combat and a deep, reactive story full of twists, turns, and brutal ethical decisions that will keep you hooked whether you’re a Wasteland veteran or new to the series. Create a squad of up to six Rangers and customize them with perks and abilities geared to your playstyle. You even get your own battle truck, which you can upgrade into a hardened war beast bristling with weapons to help mow down your enemies.
10. Windbound (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – August 28
August 28th is a really busy day for new games, with Windbound also being released that day. It is a beautiful cel-shaded action RPG with a huge emphasis on sailing (Wind Waker, anyone?). Windbound definitely has the opportunity to be a hidden gem game.
What upcoming games for August 2020 are you excited for? Let us know in the comments.