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The month of August is quickly approaching, and if you’re searching for some fresh games to play on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, and PC, some intriguing releases are coming soon. Saints Row, a remake of the well-known open-world genre that returns the gangland sandbox to its roots after the last several games ramped up the insanity factor to 11, is undoubtedly the biggest game coming out in a few weeks.
Additionally, web-slinging on PC will be possible with the release of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, a roguelike golf game (yep), the sweetly endearing and slightly unsettling Cult of the Lamb, and a completely awesome throwback collection of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ best songs. The complete list is compiled here, along with a few other games that will be the talk of August, including remakes of alien invasions and a naughty cat that wants to terrorize your orderly collection of items.
Two Point Campus (August 9)
Hello, academic world! Following the success of Two Point Hospital, Two Point Studios is shifting its next iteration of simulated strategy to higher education.
You will be tasked with creating a university that can produce brilliant minds from its revered halls and perhaps make a little money in the process to maintain the establishment. There will be many obstacles to overcome, but with the proper staff and original ideas, you’ll be able to establish a school with an unconventional curriculum that molds minds and captures the hearts of students.
Cult of the Lamb (August 11)
It’s adorable, it exudes charm from every pixel, and if you play as a possessed lamb who must found a cult to pay off a life due to the afterlife, you risk tarnishing your immortal soul. Prepare to seize resources, gather a committed following of adherents, and employ them to aid in the eradication of bogus lamb gods with that bit of inspiration in play. This month, delicious enjoyment will be available on PC and gaming consoles.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection (August 30)
The Cowabunga Collection ought to put an end to your wants for young martial arts lizards if the fantastic Shredder’s Revenge didn’t. The Cowabunga Collection brings together 13 TMNT games from the past on various platforms and includes internet play for some games, crisper visuals, and rewind features for when you get stuck in that awful underwater level from the NES TMNT game, and a tonne of historical content.
A Little to the Left (August date TBC)
It’s time to introduce fans to a more naughty feline who uses chaos rearranging power in A Little to the Left now that cats are (rightfully) gaming royalty. The main draw of the game is that it revolves around carefully arranging objects while setting things right—or left—as a cat swoops in to make the tedious process a little bit more interesting.
Saints Row (August 23)
This Saints Row game’s developer, Volition, is sticking to the streets for a new adventure starring the crew in purple, so don’t expect to halt an alien invasion. The Saints are back, which means there are more opportunities than ever to create havoc, scam insurance providers, and build a criminal empire. The next Saints Row is shaping up to be a nostalgic throwback with a few contemporary conveniences thrown in for good measure by emphasizing the uncontrolled violence, deeper characters, and a multitude of personalization possibilities.
Cursed to Golf (August 18)
Its Saints Row game is not about stopping an alien invasion; instead, Volition is sticking to the streets for this new frolic starring the group in purple. Since the Saints are back, there are more chances than ever to cause havoc, scam insurance companies, and build a criminal empire. The new Saints Row is shaping up to be a nostalgic homage to the past with a few contemporary conveniences thrown in for good measure by emphasizing the uncontrolled violence, deeper characters, and a multitude of customization possibilities.
August 2022 Video Game Releases
- The Mortuary Assistant (PC) – August 2
- Frog (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch) – August 2
- South of the Circle (PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch) – August 3
- Camp Canyonwood – (Steam Early Access on PC) – August 4
- PlateUp (PC) – August 4
- Hard West 2 (PC) – August 4
- Turbo Golf Racing (Steam Early Access on PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S Game Preview) – August 4
- Retreat To Enen (PC) – August 5
- Farthest Frontier – (Steam Early Access on PC) – August 9
- Two Point Campus (PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch) – August 9
- Lost in Play (PC, Switch) – August 10
- Pulling No Punches (PC) – August 10
- Rumbleverse (PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One) – August 11
- Arcade Paradise (PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One) – August 11
- Cult of the Lamb (PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One) – August 11
- Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered (PC) – August 12
- Fashion Police Squad (PC) – August 15
- Rollerdrome (PC, PS5, PS4) – August 16
- Pac-Man World Re-Pac (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch) – August 26
- Soul Hackers 2 (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S) – August 26
- Destroy All Humans 2 – Reprobed (PC, PS5, Xbox Series X|S) – August 30
- F1 Manager 2022 (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S) – August 30
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch) – August 30
- Way of the Hunter (PC, PS5, Xbox Series X|S) – August 16
- Blossom Tales 2: The Minotaur Prince (PC, Switch) – August 16
- Robo Revenge Squad (Xbox One, Switch) – August 17
- Thymesia (PC, PS5, Xbox Series X|S) – August 18
- Cursed to Golf (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch) – August 18
- RPG Time: The Legend of Wright (PS4, Switch, PC) – August 18/ September 13 [PC]
- Madden NFL 23 (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S) – August 20
- Midnight Fight Express (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – August 23
- Saints Row (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S) – August 23
- I Was A Teenage Exocolonist (PC, PS4, PS5) – August 25
- Tinykin (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch) – August 30
- ORX (PC) – August 30
- ZOR: Pilgrimage of the Slots – Steam Early Access (PC) – August 30
- Dusk Diver 2 (PS4, PS5, Switch) – August 31
- Scathe (PC) – August 31
- A Little to the Left (PC, Switch) – August TBC
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The following trio of free games for PS Plus Essential subscribers has been officially confirmed by PlayStation. Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, and Little Nightmares are among the August PlayStation Plus games. Unquestionably, this is one of the year’s top PS Plus lineups. Additionally, owners of the PS5 will be able to play the upgraded versions of Yakuza and THPS. Starting on August 2, all three titles will be free for PS5 and PS4 members.
August 2022 — Free PlayStation Plus games
Accessible as of August 2
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater Cross-Gen Deluxe Bundle, Volumes 1 and 2. (PS5 and PS4)
Like a Dragon: The Yakuza (PS5 and PS4)
Little Horrors (PS4)
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 was the final game created by Vicarious Visions before it was absorbed into Blizzard. It was released in 2020 and received favorable reviews from critics. The collection, a recreation of the first two iconic Tony Hawk Pro Skater games, took inspiration from those games’ core mechanics to create a fresh skateboarding experience that looked fantastic and played even better. If you’re a die-hard traditionalist, you can return the gameplay to its original setup and test how much of your muscle memory has held up through the years.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon marked a significant turning point for the series by featuring a new protagonist and switching the action from street brawling to turn-based fighting with RPG influences. Despite these significant alterations, the fundamental elements of the Yakuza formula—a long, episodic tale, a vast world to discover, and a cast with distinct personalities—remain.
Little Nightmares, a game released in 2017, received positive reviews for its ominous tone, creative aesthetic, and frightening gameplay segments. Matt Espineli noted in his Little Nightmares review for GameSpot, “While its puzzles are at times overly straightforward, Little Nightmares is a terrifying voyage worth taking.”
These games will be available to PlayStation Plus customers in all three tiers. Check out our stories on the best PS4 and PS5 titles in the library to download, the finest classic games to play, and the best PS3 games to stream if you’re looking for something extra to play.
Some FAQs about games
What PS Plus games are available for August 2022?
The following trio of free games for PS Plus Essential subscribers has been officially confirmed by PlayStation. Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, and Little Nightmares are among the August PlayStation Plus games.
What makes Playstation Plus so important?
Online multiplayer and monthly PS4 and PS5 games are both available with PlayStation Plus Essential, and you may download them for free. Additionally, it includes special add-on material, discounts on the PlayStation Store, and 100GB of cloud storage for saved games.