The Biggest Games Coming Out in August 2019

Written by Jon Sutton on Mon, Jul 29, 2019 2:36 PM
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OK, now we're talking. We're barrelling towards AAA season in earnest this month. Madden is always our gaming Groundhog, signaling a bloodbath of huge releases between now and Christmas.

Huge games are beginning to drip out over the next four months, kicking off with Madden NFL 20 before diving headfirst into Remedy's Control, a nostalgia trip with World of Warcraft: Classic and Nintendo will look to continue its fine run of form with exclusives when Astral Chain lands.

There's something for just about everyone here, from the just-one-more-turn 4X greatness of Age of Wonders: Planetfall to the spacefaring antics of Rebel Galaxy Outlaw, and the growing tension of Life is Strange 2. Heck, even The Church in the Darkness is coming out. That game's been kicking around for years and years. Let's hope the wait has been worth it.

Here are all of the biggest and best games coming out over the next four or so weeks. Get voting for your favourites in the poll below!

Madden NFL 20 - August 2nd / PC, PS4, Xbox One

Madden NFL 20 System Requirements

 

The Church in the Darkness - August 2nd / PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

The Church in the Darkness System Requirements

 

Age of Wonders: Planetfall - August 6th / PC

Age of Wonders: Planetfall System Requirements

 

Rebel Galaxy Outlaw - August 13th / PC

Rebel Galaxy Outlaw System Requirements

 

Rad - August 20th / PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

Rad System Requirements

 

Remnant: From The Ashes - August 20th / PC, PS4, Xbox One

Remnant: From the Ashes System Requirements

 

Life is Strange 2 - Episode 4 - August 22nd / PC, PS4, Xbox One

Life is Strange 2: Episode 4 System Requirements

 

Okinaki - August 22nd / PC, PS4, Switch

Okinaki System Requirements

 

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey - August 27th / PC

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey System Requirements

 

Control - August 27th / PC, PS4, Xbox One

 Control System Requirements

 

The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut - August 27th / PC, PS4, Xbox One

The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut System Requirements

World of Warcraft: Classic - August 27th / PC

World of Warcraft Classic System Requirements

Astral Chain - August 30th / Switch

 

 

Blair Witch - August 30th / PC, Xbox One

Blair Witch System Requirements

 

The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan - August 30th / PC, PS4, Xbox One

The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan System Requirements

If you're planning to pick up any of the games out this month, you can get voting below. You can also vote for multiple games if you’re planning multiple purchases. Enjoy the next month of gaming and do let us know if you're saving your cash for something a little further afield or you're getting tucked into your backlog!

Which games are you planning to buy in August?

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I don´t know why people love Control so much looks quite boring to me and remedy hasn´t really had the best track record as of late.

zenmaster

Im just interested in controlnot so much because of the setting, but rather to see how optimized and how good my pc can run this game xD.

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21:58 Aug-03-2019

Blair Witch.

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10:17 Jul-30-2019

I'm really interested in Ancestors Humankind Odyssey.
It could be worthwhile, will check out the sys req if my laptop can run it.

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14:04 Jul-30-2019

Final sys reqs aren't out yet sadly. Looks like a neat idea though, and it's being producer by the original Assassins Creed creator

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12:32 Jul-31-2019

Of everything that has been released this year, Ancestors could be the game that I find the most interesting/innovative.

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12:43 Jul-31-2019

Very hard to predict whether it'll be any good or not though. I'm a sucker for any games that try prehistory though

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10:25 Aug-02-2019

I think I'm a sucker for new ideas.

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05:15 Jul-30-2019

I never heard of Rebel Galaxy Outlaw and it sounds awesome, but doing some digging and it turns out it's already out on Steam? Is this a sequel or something? Oh, and I'm dissapointed beyond belief on what they manage to turn The Bard's Tale into. Wtf... Most of the titles don't look all that interesting to me. The few exception being Okinaki & Astral Chain, they look solid, I love their artstyle and gameplay. Definetly something I'll pick up for my Switch.

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14:04 Jul-30-2019

That's the original. Looks like the sequel is an Epic exclsusive

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15:26 Jul-30-2019

Shame

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12:30 Jul-31-2019

I think you can get Rebel Galaxy for free on the Epic Store.
Not 100% sure if the time limit is up, working so don't have time to check.

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12:37 Jul-31-2019

That was a few weeks ago. Makes a lot of sense now!

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10:23 Aug-02-2019

Marketing 101 it seems.
We'll see how the 2nd game will end up.

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20:00 Jul-29-2019

Control is my obvious choice but it's not a sure buy. I want to wait until I see reviews and benchmark videos first before buying it. It had better not be another Quantum Break with those ridiculous recommended specifications.

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19:18 Jul-29-2019

Can't wait for control, also looking forward to blair witch.

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12:20 Jul-30-2019

Exactly the same here, I'll try those 2 for sure!

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19:03 Jul-29-2019

i am interested in Remnant: From The Ashes and Control
but my vote goes to Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

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18:19 Jul-29-2019

Waiting for ancestors human kind odyssey looks like a very fresh concept to me


"Spore" is slightly close to this

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18:05 Jul-29-2019

Technically coming out still in July (30th) But i'm excited for Kindergarten 2! (it's not on GD yet though?)


Other than that, Life Is Strange and Blaire Witch are on my radar!

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16:56 Jul-29-2019

Okinaki is the only one on the list i'm really interrested in right now , played the free demo and like it so far and want to know more about the story , Blair Witch is my n2 pick from this list

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16:59 Jul-29-2019

and oh man just discovered Astral Chain , wish it was not a switch exclusive as i Don't have one :(

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16:48 Jul-29-2019

I can't wait to play Man of Medan. I had a blast with Until Dawn, and I can't wait to play this.

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16:20 Jul-29-2019

why is there no option for none of them ? or others

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15:04 Jul-29-2019

I don´t know why people love Control so much looks quite boring to me and remedy hasn´t really had the best track record as of late.

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19:17 Jul-29-2019

I guess it depends what kind of gamer you are, I guess I'm more of a casual gamer. I don't like to grind a lot or put a lot of work in getting good stats and doing all kinds of side quests (expect Breath of the wild :P). I just want a good story. That's why Alan Wake is my favourite game of all time. And I also loved quantem break.

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21:52 Jul-29-2019

i liked alan wake a lot it was creepy, different, confusing. quantem break tried to be a tv show? with a low tier television story and mediocre gameplay

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14:58 Jul-29-2019

Im just interested in controlnot so much because of the setting, but rather to see how optimized and how good my pc can run this game xD.

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Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core 3.7GHz Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB 16GB