Five More Standout Video Games Worth Checking Out This Month

A few other games that are worth both your time and money.

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On Monday morning, I published an article on the top 10 most anticipated game releases of August 2017. While that article was largely representative of the bigger titles out this month, there is absolutely no denying that there are still several other noteworthy titles that deserve your undivided attention. The following is a quick overview of a few other games that should definitely stay on your radar.

Full Title: Tacoma
Developer: Fullbright
Publisher: Fullbright
Platforms: Xbox One, PC, Linux and OS X
Release Date: Out Now

Tacoma is a single-player narrative driven exploration game set aboard an abandoned space station in the year 2088. Through the use of an augmented reality device, players are able to view past conversations that took place between the former crew members and get a better idea of how their stories are connected. If you ever had a chance to play Gone Home, then you have a good idea of what to expect from this title.

Full Title: Matterfall
Developer: Housemarque
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Release Date: August 15th

Matterfall is a side-scrolling shooter created by the talented independent development studio Housemarque. This title takes place in a futuristic setting in which alien material known as Smart Matter has corrupted the universe. Fans of Nex Machina will gravitate towards this game because of its fast, challenging gameplay and intriguing storyline.

Full Title: The Escapists 2
Developer: Mouldy Toof Studios
Publisher: Team 17
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC
Release Date: August 22nd

The Escapists 2 is a strategy role-playing game in which players must use their relationships and resources to escape prison. While fans of the first game can expect upgraded prison facilities and new challenges, the addition of multiplayer aims to alter the overall experience unlike ever before. If you like strategy games that will force you to think outside the box when completing objectives, then this may be the perfect title for you.

Full Title: Absolver
Developer: Sloclap
Publisher: Devolver Digital
Platforms: PlayStation 4 and PC
Release Date: August 29th

Absolver is an upcoming action role-playing multiplayer game rooted in martial arts-focused combat and character building. Players take on the role of warriors who travel across the land to prove their worthiness of joining the Absolver Peacekeeper faction. This unique title is ideal for fans of challenging fighting games and is sure to be a bonafide success when it launches later this month.

Full Title: Everybody’s Golf
Developer: Clap Hanz
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Release Date: August 29th

Everybody’s Golf is an upcoming golf game and the official rebranded worldwide name of the popular Hot Shots Golf series. This title takes a different approach to the genre by introducing comical cartoon characters into the real world of golf with precise ball physics. If you’re a fan of golf and you want a new experience, then Everybody’s Golf serves as the perfect starting point.

This concludes my list on five more standout video games worth checking out this month. Do any of you plan on buying any of the titles listed above? If so, please feel free to let us know what your choices are in the comments section below.

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