'Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon' (2023) | Image: FromSoftware

Best New Games – August 2023

Another month means another selection of new games from publishers vying for your hard-earned income. Even if your backlog is growing larger than Elon Musk’s ego, it will be difficult to pass up on some of the titles launching throughout August 2023.

Best New Games Releasing in August 2023

Elden Ring developer FromSoftware revives its Armored Core franchise, and following a few years in early access, Baldur’s Gate III is ready for its full launch. EA is trying something different with its magic-wielding shooter Immortals of Aveum, and a Dreamcast classic scores a spiritual successor. There are also vampires, chainsaw-wielding serial killers and adorable removalists to look forward to (the last one being something I never could have imagined typing). And if you think August looks good, wait until we reveal the incredible lineup dropping during September!

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon

Elden Ring developer FromSoftware returns to one of its earlier franchises with Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon. Described as a high-octane action experience, players assemble a mech from a wide selection of parts and weapons and infiltrate a planet of warring corporations to find a mysterious energy source of devastating power.

Pilot the mech in fast-paced, omnidirectional battles on land and in the air. Deploy offensive and defensive tactics to take down powerful bosses. Customise mech parts to dramatically alter your play strategy, maneuverability, and battle style as the action intensifies.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S
Release date: August 25

Baldur’s Gate III

Baldur’s Gate III is a story-rich, party-based RPG set in the universe of Dungeons & Dragons. Players gather a party of complex characters and return to the Forgotten Realms for a tale exploring themes of fellowship and betrayal, sacrifice and survival, and the lure of absolute power.

Twenty-three years on from its predecessor, fans can finally get around to the final version of this hotly anticipated sequel. Baldur’s Gate III has been making waves on social media thanks to the reveal that your hero can romance the druid character and become intimate while he’s shapeshifted into a bear. Baldur’s Gate III comes to PC in August and PlayStation 5 on September 6.

Platform: PC
Release date: August 3

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Immortals of Aveum

Summon power. Stop a war. Save the realms. Immortals of Aveum is a single-player first-person shooter with a twist. Players wield magic and unleash spells with deadly skill to decimate the legions of enemies threatening the world on the edge of the abyss.

The fast, fluid combat is described as easy to learn and satisfying to master, with magic at the core of offence and defence. Players can creatively leverage over 25 spells and 80 talents while unlocking and upgrading hundreds of armour pieces.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S
Release date: August 22

Bomb Rush Cyberfunk

The few SEGA Dreamcast owners may fondly remember the inline skating game Jet Set Radio. Well, the team behind Bomb Rush Cyberfunk certainly do because they’ve created a successor that captures the look, feel and funky beats of SEGA’s classic.

In Bomb Rush Cyberfunk, players combo tricks, graffiti, dance and face off with the cops while staking a claim on the sprawling metropolis of New Amsterdam. Explore the five city boroughs while skateboarding, inline skating or by BMX. Leave your mark through graffiti and avoid the military police, who scale up the more you vandalise.

Platforms: PC, Switch
Release date: August 18


Gord is a dark-fantasy strategy game set in a hostile, forsaken land inspired by Slavic mythology. Besieged by vile creatures, you must build a safe settlement to survive and strike out to conquer the darkness beyond the gates.

Take command of the Tribe of the Dawn and embrace the ethical complexity of leadership. Grow from a humble settlement to a formidable fortress. Various quests and random encounters lead you deep into the wilderness to hunt legendary creatures, uncover ancient secrets, and defeat deadly scourges. Outside of the campaign, players can create scenarios for endless replay value.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S
Release date: August 8

Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Texas, 1973. The search for a missing sister quickly turns into a nightmare of unimaginable proportions when the search party mistakenly invades the home of Leatherface and his cannibalistic family.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a multiplayer experience inspired by the classic horror film. It’s described as a deadly game of cat and mouse for seven players. Four players take on the role of victims who must work together to escape the nightmare, while another three players take on the roles of Leatherface, Cook and Hitchhiker, stalking and dispatching victims one by one, ensuring Grandpa remains fed.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S
Release date: August 18

Moving Out 2

As the sequel to one of 2020’s best video games, Moving Out 2 should be on the radar of anyone looking for some family-friendly fun. Players must work together as a crew of removalists to face chaotic, silly and humorous challenges on a dimension-hopping journey to pack and move household items.

Moving Out 2 can be enjoyed through couch co-op and online multiplayer with a string of accessibility options so everyone can play.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch
Release date: August 15

Vampire Survivors

Vampire Survivors is the retro gothic horror game with rogue-like elements where players mow down thousands of night creatures while surviving till dawn. Selling millions of copies since releasing on PC, this hit indie gem is coming to Nintendo Switch.

Hell is empty, the devils are here, and there’s no place to run or hide. All you can do is survive as long as you can until death ends your struggles. Gather gold in each run to buy upgrades and help the next survivor delay the inevitable.

Platform: Switch
Release date: August 18

August 2023 Video Game Release Dates

  • VR Skater (PS VR2) – August 4
  • Gord (PC, PS5, XBX/S) – August 8
  • Tower of Fantasy (PS5, PS4) – August 8
  • WrestleQuest (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) – August 8
  • 30XX (PC, Switch) – August 9
  • Atlas Fallen (PC, PS5, XBX/S) – August 10
  • Stray (XBX/S, XB1) – August 10
  • Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) – August 10
  • Everspace 2 (PS5, XBX/S) – August 15
  • Hammerwatch 2 (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) – August 15
  • Moving Out 2 (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) – August 15
  • En Garde! (PC) – August 16
  • Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew (PC, PS5, XBX/S) – August 17
  • Vampire Survivors (Switch) – August 17
  • Bomb Rush Cyberfunk (PC, Switch) – August 18
  • Madden NFL 24 (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1) – August 18
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (PC, PS5, XBX/S) – August 18
  • Fort Solis (PC, PS5) – August 22
  • Immortals of Aveum (PC, PS5, XBX/S) – August 22
  • Blasphemous II (PC, PS5, XBX/S, Switch) – August 24
  • Firewall Ultra (PS VR2) – August 24
  • Ride 5 (PC, PS5, XBX/S) – August 24
  • Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1) – August 25
  • Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1) – August 29
  • Goodbye Volcano High (PC, PS5, PS4) – August 29
  • Samba de Amigo: Party Central (Switch) – August 29
  • Sea of Stars (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, Switch) – August 29
  • Under The Waves (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1) – August 29
  • War Hospital (PC, PS5, XBX/S) – August 31

August Game Release FAQ

What video games are coming out in August 2023?

Highlights from August include Armored Core VI, Baldur’s Gate III, Gord, Immortals or Aveum, Bomb Rush Cyberfunk and Texas Chain Saw Massacre, to name a few.

Does Immortals of Aveum have multiplayer?

Immortals of Aveum is a single-player-only game. Will it might be a blast to run around hurling magic at friends in the first-person, this newly published title from EA is currently a solo experience.

Is Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon a souls-like?

Armored Core VI is said to be a challenge like other FromSoftware games, including Elden Ring and Dark Souls. However, AC6 retains its own identity and is a very different take on action gameplay. It will be tough but arguably less punishing than FromSoftware’s souls-like titles.

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