The video games of August 2023

A brief recap, release dates, and trailers for some of the biggest (and smallest) video games of August 2023.
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As we move past the midpoint of the year, the “AAA” release schedule might feel slim but there are a ton of great mid-tier and indie titles coming out all the time. Here are some of our picks for the video games of August 2023 with their release dates and latest gameplay trailers below.

ADORE (03/08/2023 on consoles)

PS4/5, Xbox One/Series S|X, Nintendo Switch, PC

Adore is an action creature-collecting game where you build your team of unique creatures and go on a journey to resurrect the God of the Creatures. In Adore, you can customize your game style according to the creatures you capture. Each of them has very different characteristics and abilities. On top of that, there are the Synergy System, Traits, and Special Abilities, which allow for even more varied playstyles and powerful combos.

Baldur’s Gate 3 (03/08/2023)

PC (PS5 and Xbox Series later)

Baldur’s Gate 3 is a story-rich, party-based RPG set in the universe of Dungeons & Dragons, where your choices shape a tale of fellowship and betrayal, survival and sacrifice, and the lure of absolute power. Gather your party and return to the Forgotten Realms in a tale of fellowship and betrayal, sacrifice and survival, and the lure of absolute power. Mysterious abilities are awakening inside you, drawn from a mind flayer parasite planted in your brain. Resist, and turn darkness against itself. Or embrace corruption, and become ultimate evil.

WrestleQuest (08/08/2023)

PS4/5, Xbox One/Series S|X, Nintendo Switch, PC

TAG TEAM WITH DESTINY! Pro wrestling and RPG fantasy collide in the ultimate pixel-powered adventure. “Macho Man” Randy Savage and tons of other icons offer guidance as you powerbomb your way to glory beyond the ring. This hero’s journey ain’t just an epic quest, it’s WRESTLEQUEST!

Atlas Fallen (10/08/2023)

PS5, Xbox Series S|X, PC

Rise from the dust and glide the sands of a timeless land, filled with ancient dangers, mysteries, and fragments of the past. Hunt legendary monsters with powerful sand-infused weapons and abilities in spectacular, super-powered combat.

Everspace 2 (15/08/2023 on consoles)

PS5 & Xbox Series S|X

EVERSPACE 2 is a fast-paced single-player spaceship shooter with exploration in space and on planets, tons of loot, RPG elements, mining, and crafting. Experience an exciting sci-fi story set in a vivid, handcrafted open world full of secrets, puzzles, and perils.

Hammerwatch II (15/08/2023)

PC (consoles later)

Gather your heroes and journey beyond the dungeons of Castle Hammerwatch to explore a pixelated world like never before. Aid King Roland’s resistance while helping villagers along the way. Battle beasts, finish off hordes of the undead, and face the forces of evil.

Gord (17/08/2023)

PS5, Xbox Series S|X, PC

Gord is a single-player adventure strategy. To survive, you must build, but to prevail, you must conquer the darkness beyond the gates. In this dark fantasy world, you must complete quests while managing a populace whose personal stories and well-being decide the fate of your tribe.

Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew (17/08/2023)

PS5, Xbox Series S|X, PC

Welcome to the Lost Caribbean! In this stealth strategy game, join a ghost ship with a living soul and assemble a cursed pirate crew. Embrace magical powers to defy the menacing army of the Inquisition, which stands between you and the mysterious treasure of the legendary Captain Mordechai.

Bomb Rush Cyberfunk (18/08/2023)

PS4/5, Xbox One/Series S|X, Nintendo Switch, PC

Bomb Rush Cyberfunk is a future world from the mind of Dion Koster where self-styled graffiti crews equipped with personal boostpacks are battling each other for control of the streets. Start your own cypher and dance, paint graffiti, collect beats, combo your tricks, and face off with the cops to stake your claim to the sprawling metropolis of New Amsterdam.

Immortals of Aveum (22/08/2023)

PS5, Xbox Series S|X, PC

Immortals of Aveum is a single-player first-person magic shooter that tells the story of Jak as he joins an elite order of battlemages to save a world on the edge of abyss. In the universe of Aveum, those that can wield magic, use sigils to focus the power within them, making it more effective and deadly in combat. Sigils are an integral part of Immortals’ moment-to-moment magic shooter action and visceral, cinematic campaign experience.

Blasphemous 2 (24/08/2023)

PS5, Xbox Series S|X, Nintendo Switch, PC

The Penitent One awakens as Blasphemous 2 joins him once again in an endless struggle against The Miracle. Dive into a perilous new world filled with mysteries and secrets to discover, and tear your way through monstrous foes that stand between you and your quest to end the cycle once and for all. 

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon (24/08/2023)

PS4/5, Xbox One/Series S|X, PC

Combining FromSoftware’s longstanding expertise in mech games with their signature action gameplay, ARMORED CORE VI FIRES OF RUBICON brings a brand-new action experience to the series.

Sea of Stars (29/08/2023)

PS4/5, Xbox One/Series S|X, Nintendo Switch, PC

Sea of Stars is a turn-based RPG inspired by the classics. It tells the story of two Children of the Solstice who will combine the powers of the sun and moon to perform Eclipse Magic, the only force capable of fending off the monstrous creations of the evil alchemist known as The Fleshmancer.

Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy (31/08/2023)

PS4/5, Xbox One/Series S|X, Nintendo Switch, PC

Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy will take Amadeus the Wizard, Zoya the Thief, and Pontius the Knight on their most action-packed journey yet! Traverse breathtaking 2.5D landscapes in Trine‘s deepest and visually richest chapter to date, with an all new cast of characters – some friends, some foes, but all unforgettable. Whether by yourself or playing with up to three friends in online and local co-op, the upgraded puzzle difficulty system keeps things fresh, adapting the challenge to the number of players. Level up the heroes’ abilities with the all-new skill quest system, growing their legend as they are once again united by… the Trine!

Obviously, there are way more picks for the video games of August 2023 to consider so let us know in the comments below what you’re most looking forward to.

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