The Top 10 Most Anticipated Games of August 2017

Another memorable month for gamers everywhere.

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While I may sound like a broken record at this point, it bears repeating that 2017 has been an amazing year for video game releases. Blockbuster titles like Horizon Zero Dawn, Persona 5, Injustice 2 and more have proven that patience is a virtue and good things come to those who wait. August is poised to continue this trend without hesitation thanks to Hellblade, Agents of Mayhem, Sonic Mania, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and more. The following is a quick list of ten standout titles that deserve your undivided attention over the next several weeks.

Full Title: Batman: The Enemy Within – Episode 1
Developer: Telltale Games
Publisher: Telltale Games
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
Release Date: August 8th

Batman: The Enemy Within is the second season of the popular episodic point-and-click graphic adventure game based on the trials and tribulations of Gotham City’s Caped Crusader. The Enemy Within revolves around Batman dealing with both The Joker and Riddler while also repairing his image after last season’s family scandal. If you’re a fan of both Telltale Games and Batman, then picking this up next month should be an absolute no-brainer.

Full Title: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Developer: Ninja Theory
Publisher: Ninja Theory
Platforms: PlayStation 4 and PC
Release Date: August 8th

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is an upcoming action-adventure, hack and slash game developed by the talented team over at Ninja Theory. The narrative is deeply rooted in Celtic and Norse mythology. Players take on the role of lead protagonist Senua as she journeys through a hellish underworld filled with mind-bending threats. Dark Souls fans may be most interested in this game due to its brutal and unforgiving combat.

Full Title: LawBreakers
Developer: Boss Key Productions
Publisher: Nexon
Platforms: PlayStation 4 and PC
Release Date: August 8th

LawBreakers is an upcoming first-person shooter developed by Boss Key Productions. From the mind of Cliff Bleszinski comes a multiplayer game where teams compete against each other while defying the laws of gravity. If you enjoyed the open beta that took place this past weekend on PS4 and PC, then you owe it to yourself to pick up the final version of the game next week.

Full Title: Agents of Mayhem
Developer: Volition
Publisher: Deep Silver
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
Release Date: August 15th

Agents of Mayhem is an upcoming open world action-adventure game developed by Volition. Set in a futuristic version of Seoul, South Korea, players are able to choose from a group of twelve different agents to complete missions and explore the world in sets of three. Agents of Mayhem is a spinoff of Saints Row and includes characters and the same comedic tone that made that series great. If you’re looking for a fun open world experience, then Agents of Mayhem was designed for you.

Full Title: Sonic Mania
Developer: Headcannon and PagodaWest Games
Publisher: Sega
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC
Release Date: August 15th

Sonic Mania is a side-scrolling platform game and the next 2D installment in Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog series. Sonic Mania takes place after Sonic & Knuckles and revolves around our heroes tracking down the source of a powerful energy reading from far away. Fans should expect remastered versions of stages from previous Sonic games along with strong feelings of nostalgia from start to finish.

Full Title: Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Developer: Naughty Dog
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Release Date: August 22nd

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is an action-adventure game and a standalone expansion to Naughty Dog’s Uncharted series. The Lost Legacy takes place six to twelve months after Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and features Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross as they join forces in search of an ancient artifact. Uncharted fans already have a good idea of what to expect from this game and are already planning on making this an automatic day one purchase.

Full Title: Madden NFL 18
Developer: EA Tiburon
Publisher: EA Sports
Platforms: PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Release Date: August 25th

Madden NFL 18 is the 29th installment in EA’s popular Madden NFL Football series. While fans can expect various gameplay improvements across the board, this year’s edition also includes a story mode called Longshot and is built entirely from the ground up with the Frostbite engine. If you’re a Madden fan or took a break from the series over the last few years, then now might be the perfect time to jump back in.

Full Title: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Developer: Ubisoft Milan and Ubisoft Paris
Publisher: Ubisoft
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Release Date: August 29th

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a turn-based tactical role-playing game that makes use of both Mario and Raving Rabbids franchises. The plot involves Mario teaming up with the Rabbids to restore balance within the Mushroom Kingdom. This title could be best described as a lighter take on X-COM strategy games and is ideal for fans of turn-based strategy games.

Full Title: Yakuza Kiwami
Developer: Sega
Publisher: Sega
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Release Date: August 29th

Yakuza Kiwami is an action-adventure game and the remake of the original Yakuza released more than a decade ago. Players step into the role Kazuma Kiryu, a Yakuza who seeks answers and aims to protect his friends after a war starts throughout the streets of Kamurocho. If you enjoyed Yakuza 0, then you’ll definitely love what this game has to offer.

Full Title: Life Is Strange: Before the Storm – Episode 1
Developer: Deck Nine
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
Release Date: August 31st

Life Is Strange: Before the Storm is an episodic graphic adventure game and the prequel to Life Is Strange. The narrative is largely focused on sixteen-year-old Chloe Price and the events that take place before the previous game. If you enjoyed Life Is Strange, then you’ll definitely want to check out this prequel too.

This concludes my list of the top 10 most anticipated games for the month of August. 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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