We are still weeks away from Starfield’s and Spider-Man 2’s release (28 days and 88 days, respectively, but who’s counting?), but there are still some heavy hitters out next to bat before the big boys show up.
Baldur’s Gate 3, Atlas Fallen, Immortals of Aveum, and FromSoftware’s Armored Core VI are all lined up for release this month, promising yet another month of exciting releases.
Check out our list below for the best games releases for August 2023 across PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch:
Best Games Releases for August 2023
Baldur’s Gate 3
Genre: RPG | Release Date: August 3, 2023 | Platforms: PC
With 12 classes and 11 races to choose from, both offering 46 subclasses and 31 subraces, respectively, and around 600 spells, an engaging D&D 5e ruleset-based turn-based combat, engaging story, and 4-player co-op, Larlan Studios’ Baldur Gate 3 seems to be the RPG to watch out for this year.
The game has been available as Early Access for a long time, with the full game finally available this month on PC. The PS5 version will launch a little later, on September 6, 2023, while the Xbox version is scheduled for release sometime next year.
Genre: Adventure| Release Date: August 10, 2023 | Platforms: Xbox
BlueTwelve Studio’s heartwarming story about a cat lost in a futuristic dystopian underground world is finally releasing for the Xbox Series X/S this month.
First released on PC and PS5 to massive critical acclaim, Stray is a third-person action-adventure that has players controlling a cat who falls down to a world run entirely by robots and somehow has to return to the outside world. While the premise might seem silly initially, the cool and twisty sci-fi story and the characters you will meet along the way will remain in your mind for a long time.
Genre: Action RPG | Release Date: August 10, 2023 | Platforms: PC, Playstation, Xbox
A game Anakin Skywalker would completely hate, Deck13’s Atlas Fallen is an action-RPG with players roaming around a massive sand-filled world where they must encounter legendary monsters and use powerful, shape-shifting weapons and sand-powered abilities to conquer them. The game can be played solo or cooperatively with two players.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Genre: Horror | Release Date: August 18, 2023 | Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox
Based on the iconic 1974 horror film of the same name, Sumo Digital’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre offers a third-person asymmetrical horror experience where you can play as either the notorious Slaughter Family, or one of their victims.
As the Slaughter family, players must track down and “stop” their guests from escaping. Inversely, as the victim, players must use their wits and stealth skills to stay out of the sights of the Slaughter Family and make it out alive.
Immortals of Aveum
Genre: FPS | Release Date: August 22, 2023 | Platforms: PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S
It’s been a while since we have received a big, big-budget first-person shooter, and Ascendant Studios hopes to fill that void with Immortals of Aveum.
This first-person “magic shooter” tells the story of Jak (played by ‘Never Have I Ever’s Darren Barnet), who joins an elite order of battlemages to save the world from going kaput. As the world rages from an Everwar, Jak must uncover mysterious secrets and master the three forces of magic to protect himself and those on the right side of the war (whichever that is). The Unreal Engine 5-powered game will be released for PC, Xbox Series X/S and PS5.
Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
Genre: Action | Release Date: August 25, 2023 | Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox
FromSoftware is back after riding the high waves of Elden Ring, and surprise, surprise, it is not another Souls-like. Instead, they have unearthed one of their old franchises and are putting a new spin on it.
Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon combines fast-paced mech combat with FromSoftware’s signature action gameplay (read: it will be hard as heck). Players will pilot mechs in omnidirectional battles played out on massive levels and will be able to customize each part to cater to a variety of playstyles.
Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy
Genre: Action Adventure | Release Date: August 31, 2023 | Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch
Trine 5 brings yet another adventure for Amadeus the Wizard, Zoya the Thief, and Pontius the Knight to embark on, and developer Frozenbyte promises a fresh and exciting affair.
This 2.5D side-scrolling adventure can be played solo or with up to three other players and offers an all-new cast of characters, upgraded puzzle difficulty, a new combat system, a new skill quest system and lots more.
Those are the best games releases for August 2023 that you should not miss. Which ones of these are you most excited about? Or is there one that we have completely missed that should be on this list? Let us know in the comments below.