If you were wondering which games to prepare your wallets for next month, wonder no more. Here’s our list of the 18 Upcoming Games for August 2019. To see all games coming soon, visit our listing of all upcoming games.
1. Madden NFL 20 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One
EA’s commercially successful sports game isn’t going away anytime soon. This annual football title continues the pride and glory of America’s beloved sports activity.
It’s pretty much the same thing, really. If you’re a huge fan of the Madden franchise, you might be glad to know that its Superstar Mode is getting better. And of course, knowing that it’s EA who developed this game, there’s always microtransactions. As much as possible, stay away from it. As tempting as it may sound, it’s not really that game-changing.
But the joy in every Madden game is its multiplayer. Grab your friends and enjoy football fun with some improved mechanics. It comes out this 2nd of August.
2. Age of Wonders: Planetfall on PC, PS4, and Xbox One
Planetfall holds more than a few surprises for the Age of Wonders series--biggest of all is the move from their usual fantasy settings to the realm of science fiction. With a whole new cast of factions, you won’t be seeing your old rogue and druid friends anymore. But don’t you worry, the evil penguins are here to stay.
Planetfall explores a future that follows the mysterious end of the Star Union, leaving three factions vying for survival and eventually domination. You’ll be taking picks from six factions at the start. From bio-obsessed Amazons, the cyborg assemblies, the sly Syndicates, The ultra industrial Dvar, The once enslaved Kir’Ko...and the Vanguards pushing to rebuild the Union.
It’s Age of Wonders taking on the diplomacy of Paradox’s grand strategies With a promise of more complexity, there’s a lot to look forward to when it comes to the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on Aug 6th.
The Guacamelee series has been showering the platforms with the colors of Mexico's rich culture… since their PS Vita days. This combo edition, however, gives you the complete experience.
This One-Two Punch Collection has both Guacamelee’s Super Turbo Championship Edition and the sequel... Guacamelee 2. Sure, it took a while for developer Drinkbox Studios to master the art of bringing two games into one package, but now, it’s finally coming out on the PS4 and Switch this August 6th.
Recent fantasy games have been making money off of deriving ideas from big man Tolkien for years. Now, Middle Earth is cashing in too and the great battle against the darkness is now in digital cardgame format.
The game does seem visually similar to popular cardgames like Hearthstone. But, unlike these games, LOTR the cardgame is more focused solo and cooperative play and less on PvP.
Build yourself a powerful deck and lead up to three heroes to a quest against Sauron’s forces. It’s coming out on the PS4, Xbox One and Switch this August 8th.
Planetfall wasn’t the only Paradox Interactive title this month. The first expansion to their 4X space exploration game is also coming to the consoles.
Judging from how brief the release date trailer was and how little info we have, it probably has the same features as the PC version.
Have fun colonizing space with megastructures and build your galactic empire on the backs of star energy and ethics-less hive minds. Coming out August 13th.
The ultimate edition of the asymmetrical horror game that’s been haunting the PC is coming to the Switch. Friday the 13th is pretty much like Dead by Daylight where its killer vs survivor and you’ll never which one you’ll be.
Some reviews would put its other versions at the level of “decent at best.” If you have the Switch and are really into gorey messes, then this will still be good news.
There really aren’t much footage of the upcoming Switch title, but according to their previous trailers, the ultimate slasher edition will have complete sets of clothes, emotes, weapons, and kill animation your psycho-loving heart could ever desire. Watch out for the release on Aug 13th.
The old gameboy days just might be back with a new portable Yu Gi Oh game coming to the Switch. What makes this new game special is it seems to be one of the biggest Yu Gi Oh titles yet. Not only does it have the legendary Yami Yugi but also his humble successor Jaden Yuki.
On top of that, Legacy of the Duelist has most of the special summons of the series, including the cool new Link Summon. Which you can use to bring out their 9000 strong collection. It feels like one of the most comprehensive Yu Gi Oh games in the series and it’s coming out August 20th.
Double Fine Studios is breaking out of the Psychonauts shell. I mean yes, they did that with Broken Age too, in 2014. And that turned out pretty well for them. That makes us seem a little more confident in what they have in store for us now. And what they have for us is a post apocalyptic roguelike game set in the weird 80s.
Overused concepts, yes, but RAD brings in mutations into the mix. With the repetitiveness of roguelike, it feels like that will add enough variety to escapades you’ll be embarking in.
We only have a reveal trailer so far, and we're looking forward to learning more when it releases on the PC and consoles on the 20th.
9. Oninaki on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC
If there's anyone who knows how to make a good JRPG, it's Square Enix. For this action-packed RPG, they're calling on the powers of Lost Sphear...and I Am Setsuna creators, Tokyo RPG Factory, with none other than Chrono Trigger director Takashi Tokita as creative producer. Perhaps all that covers the question, "why does this game look so good?"
In Oninaki, you make like Hannah Montanah, getting the best of both worlds as the Watcher that manages the divide between the lands of the living...and the dead.
There’s a lot of lost souls to rescue, and while you’ve got weapons, the souls will also guide you, giving you a host of new and different abilities. First announced in the Nintendo Direct, it’s set to release on the PC and the PS4, as well as the Switch this Aug 22nd.
10. Life is Strange 2 - Episode 4 on PC, Xbox One, and PS4
If you haven’t seen the other episodes yet, you might want to tread lightly. That’s right, the next episode to Dontnod’s Life Is Strange sequel set to come next month, with a new look at how the two brothers are doing in their adventure.
We unfortunately only get a very brief look--if you can even call it that, given it was just a 30 second teaser. But, it did seem very ominous, with a familiar man hinting at the “end of the road” for the kids as we know it.
Releasing on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on August 22nd.
11. Crystar on PC and PlayStation 4
Picture this as an Anime version of The Binding of Isaac. By using the power of Grief, confront the souls of the dead in this ridiculous, yet emotional RPG game from Spike Chunsoft. Just like Isaac, use your tears as a weapon. Don’t dry them and don’t wipe them away as you use this sadness to obliterate the many forces of purgatory.Yes, you’re not hearing things wrong.
It’s an Anime-game alright and it’s bound to surprise you with a fantastic story and lovable characters, despite its over-the-top atmosphere. It’s coming this 27th of August.
Did we really came from Apes? From the makers of the iconic Assassin’s Creed series,... this new survival game plays the importance of evolution… and teaches us the complex formula of life. If you’ve seen bits of the gameplay trailer, you play as an adorable and caring Ape getting ready to face nature.
Adapt and develop newfound skills to survive the many mysteries of the prehistoric world. If you think about it, it’s still sharing the same qualities of the AC titles, but you’re literally going back in time to the simpler simian days. The game comes out this 27th of August on the PC, PS4 and X1.
13. Control on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4
Alan Wake was just the tip of the iceberg.Now that they’ve renewed their publishing rights from Microsoft,... it’s about time they took full CONTROL of their games now... Get it?
This new IP is as promising as their Stephen King-inspired adventure. With the power of Telekinesis,.. break the laws of physics and send enemy bullets back at them. Destroy a mysterious reality-bending threat… known as the Hiss... from breaking the laws of nature. Like all of Remedy’s projects, it’s played from a third person perspective.
Combat is as seamless as ever with realistic physics and slick levitation abilities. It’s like X-Men’s Jean Grey having a field day against supernatural threats. The game comes out this August 27 on the PC, PlayStation 4 and X1.
14. MXGP 2019 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One
The dirt road awaits you in this annual MXGP entry from Milestone. This current season offers more than just death-defying stunts in Evil Knievel fashion. The motocross experience takes you from Nequen, Argentina to the lovely city of Shanghai.
Just like real life, MXGP 2019 shares the same thrills with its competitive multiplayers, dynamic weather conditions, and a fantastic customization feature. You can even make your own tracks to flex some of your mad skillz. It’s set to release this 27th of August.
If you’re a big fan of Bubsy, this game is for you. If you do member his classic titles,... you know you’re into a wild ride in this Runner that somehow spawned a cult following.Compared to its predecessors,... this game is a whole lot better with fun controls, better levels and content that doesn’t bore you to death.
Most fans were grateful for this solid third entry. They revered Paws On Fire as a blessing from the Elder Gods.Like a rebirth of a once forgotten video game character. Bubsy will be back on August 29.
16. Astral Chain
Futuristic cops are a thing in Japan. PlatinumGames is showing their love for the Switch users with this gorgeous-looking title. Assume the role of two rookie officers and stop aliens from destroying our world.
Platinum’s signature stylish combat is evident,... making you utilize a wide range of abilities including... a high-tech whip that could tame monsters. Takedown massive enemies because teamwork is key... and its seamless hack and slash controls lets you synergize with your partner... in fantastic Anime combat. It’s coming out on August 30.
17. The Dark Pictures Man Of Medan on PS4, Xbox One, and PC
The dudes behind Until Dawn is back with more realistic facial expressions... and brutal life and death decisions that could change the course of the game.
Taking control of five characters trapped in a ghost ship is no easy task. Its interactive storytelling is really convincing,... especially Shawn Ashmore and Pip Torrents who provided mo-cap and VO for their characters.
Just like its previous game, QTE’s are the true gameplay experience. If you’ve seen the SAW Movies, you know it’s never gonna be a walk in the park. Coming this 30th of August.
Of course everyone remembers The Blair Witch Project. It’s the found-footage horror movie that changed it all. Blair Witch is a first person horror title taking place in the lore of the Blair Witch universe.
Face your fears and escape ever shifting forest with your loyal (and adorable) dog at your side. How long until your sanity gets the best of you? Sadly we only have a trailer to quell our curiosities. Oddly enough, the game is a Microsoft exclusive. Coming this 30th of August.