Best Video Games of August 2023

Ten Best Video Games Releases For August 2023

August brings a wave of thrilling new games, and we’ve handpicked our top 10 favourites, offering a mix of action, adventure, and strategy.

August is going to be a thrilling month with some incredible new releases. From building and defending your kingdom in Thronefall to embarking on magical quests in Baldur’s Gate 3 and Atlas Fallen, there’s plenty to explore. With so much variety, there’s something for everyone to look forward to this August.


Thronefall is a tower defence game that gives you the reins of a small kingdom. You get to build it from the ground up, planning and creating its structures. However, it’s not just about building – you also need to protect your kingdom. Enemies will attack, and you’ll need to direct your forces strategically to keep them safe. You can do all this without spending hours on complex strategies. Thronefall makes it simple, so you can enjoy your kingdom’s journey.

Thronefall releases onto Steam Early Access on August 2nd. You can read more about Thronefall in our demo review here.

Thronefall PC Demo Preview
In game screenshot – Thronefall

Baldur’s Gate 3

Baldur’s Gate 3 is an adventure video game where you become a hero in a rich fantasy world filled with magic and monsters. You’ll explore vast lands, battle fierce enemies, and unravel complex puzzles, all while forming bonds with unique companions. Whether you’re choosing to be a noble hero or a cunning rogue, your decisions shape the story and can change the fate of the world. On August 3rd, the full release of Baldur’s Gate 3 will release on PC.

Baldurs Gate 3 – Credit IGDB

Atlas Fallen

Third-person action role-playing game Atlas Fallen puts you in control of a custom avatar with a magical gauntlet. You’ll face challenges head-on, nimbly dodging, countering, and blocking attacks while switching between land and air combat. The more momentum you build, the more devastating your special abilities become. Along the way, you’ll meet various characters, tackle side quests, and find special items to enhance your gauntlet. Plus, you can even team up with a friend in the game’s two-player cooperative mode. Get ready for this adventure because Atlas Fallen is coming to PS5, PC, and Xbox X|S on August 10th.

Atlas Fallen – Credit IGDB

Moving Out 2

SMG Studio is anticipating the release of Moving Out 2, the sequel to their highly regarded game about removing household items. Players choose from a variety of characters known as Furniture Arrangement and Relocation Technicians or F.A.R.Ts. The characters will head into a multiverse, with each universe featuring its own unique set of challenges and environments. All the while, players must achieve their goal of moving furniture as quickly as possible.

Moving Out 2 is launching on August 15, 2023, for Nintendo Switch, PS4/PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, and Steam.

Moving Out 2 Cover Art
Moving Out 2 Key Art

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a new video game inspired by the classic horror franchise. Developed by Sumo Nottingham and published by Gun Interactive, this game lets you team up with friends for co-op play or challenge others in player-versus-player combat. You’ll encounter iconic characters like Leatherface, played by Kane Hodder, and The Hitchhiker, played by Edwin Neal, returning from the original film. Get ready to dive into this chilling adventure when The Texas Chain Saw Massacre releases on August 18, for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, and on the Xbox Game Pass.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Key Art
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – Credit IGDB

Fort Solis

Fort Solis is a science fiction horror adventure game, landing on PlayStation 5, PC, and MacOS on August 22, 2023. Developed by Fallen Leaf Studios, this game features Roger Clark as the voice and motion capture artist for the main character, Jack Leary, joined by Julia Brown and Troy Baker. The game’s story takes you on a chilling journey with engineer Jack Leary. Responding to an alarm call, Jack arrives at the Fort Solis Mars base. But when storm warnings come up, he’s forced to head inside the base, kicking off your adventure.

Fort Solis – Credit IGDB

Immortals of Aveum

Players will embark on a thrilling journey in the stunning lands of Aveum with Immortals of Aveum, a single-player first-person magic shooter packed with action. This game’s unique prospect provides spell-based combat and compels players to strategically select their spells.

Brace yourself for challenging encounters with powerful bosses, formidable battlemages, and fantastical beasts that will push your skills to their utmost limits. The breathtaking landscapes and meticulous detail of Aveum beckon you to explore its depths and immerse yourself in its enchanting world.

Immortals of Aveum releases on PS5, PC and Xbox X|S on August 22nd.

Immortals of aveum
Immortals of Aveum – Credit IGDB

Blasphemous 2

Blasphemous 2 is an exciting sequel where you continue the adventure from the Wounds of Eventide DLC. You are The Penitent One, awakened to face a prophecy about a new miracle child. The game plunges you into a dangerous world full of secrets and mysteries, and you’ll have to defeat terrifying enemies on your mission to end the cycle. Get ready, because on August 24th, Blasphemous 2 is launching on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S.

Blasphemous 2 – Credit IGDB

Armored Core 6

Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon is a mecha-based combat game set to release on August 25, 2023, for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. Developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment, it’s the newest instalment in the Armored Core series. You take control of a customisable mech called an Armored Core, equipped with weapons to tweak its power for various combat situations. The game rewards you with credits for completing missions, allowing repeated attempts without financial penalties seen in previous games.

Cover Art, Credit - Bandai Namco
Armored Core 6 – Credit IGDB

Sea of Stars

Sea of Stars is an exciting role-playing game where you step into the shoes of two heroes, Valere and Zale. Using the powers of the sun and moon, you’ll take on an alchemist in epic battles. This game is all about solving puzzles and engaging in turn-based combat, where you can manage up to six characters. You’ll sail across vast seas, undertake side quests, and strategically exploit the elemental weaknesses of your enemies. Sea of Stars will release on August 29 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox X|S.

Sea of Stars – Credit IGDB

These are our top games for August. What are your favourite upcoming games, is there anything we missed?


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