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5 Best Games of August 2022

Summer marches on – why not keep cool with some video games indoors? On that note, here are the 5 best games of August 2022. Oh, and we won’t make you click through five pages to look at the entire list.

5 Best Games of August 2022

Two Point Campus

Your own unique and distinct educational masterpiece awaits with the release of Two Point Studios and SEGA Europe’s Two Point Campus.

The ultimate goal of this title is to build and manage a university campus, but the devil most certainly is in the details. Not only will players be tasked with creating classrooms, lecture halls and libraries, they’ll also have to organize different cultural events and extra-curricular activities. Staff and students that fall into different archetypes also come into the picture, with players planning out extra-curricular activities.

Two Point Campus will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC on August 9, 2022.

Saints Row

The Saints are marching once again with the release of Volition and Deep Silver’s Saints Row.

Based in the American southwest city of Santo Ileso, players will have to contend with three gangs as “The Boss”: Los Panteros, The Idols, and Marshall Defense Industries. Separated into nine districts, players will take control of each region as they launch illegitimate business and build their empire.

Saints Row will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on August 23, 2022.

Soul Hackers 2

A supernatural RPG with stylish summoners and dark dangers, Atlus West’s JRPG Soul Hackers 2 is set to launch this month.

The Yatagarasu and the Phantom Society are at war, with the supernatural “Aion” beings Ringo and Figue setting out to avert a cataclysmic event. Featuring turn-based combat with the Press Turn system, players will use both physical attacks and magic Skills that summon demons to perform elemental attacks. Demon fusion and demon negotiation are also available.

Soul Hackers 2 will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC worldwide on August 26, 2022.

Aliens: Fireteam Elite – Pathogen

Players will be able to delve deeper and fight together for survival against a new Xenomorph threat with the release of Cold Iron Studios’ Aliens: Fireteam Elite – Pathogen.

This DLC brings with it three exclusive story missions, featuring a new threat to keep fireteams coming back. Uncharted locations, terrifying enemies, and a new source of peril all await.

Aliens: Fireteam Elite – Pathogen will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on August 30, 2022.

Cult of the Lamb

Set in a land of false prophets, players will set out to build their own cult with the release of Massive Monster and Devolver Digital’s Cult of the Lamb.

Featuring a sprawling, randomly generated world, players will fight off hordes of enemies and defeat rival cult leaders as they absorb their power and assert their cult’s dominance in your quest to become the mighty lamb.

Cult of the Lamb will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC on August 11, 2022.

Casey Scheld

Casey Scheld has more than 15 years of experience in the gaming industry as a community manager, social media director, event specialist, and (of course) gaming editor. He has previously worked with gaming start-ups like Raptr, publishers like Konami, and roller derby girls at PAX West (check out Jam City Rollergirls)! Gamers Heroes is a passion project for him, giving him a chance to tap into the underground side of gaming. He is all too eager to give these lesser-known heroes of the indie space the attention they so rightly deserve, seeking out the next gem and sharing it with the world. Previously making appearances at events like CES, GDC, and (the late) E3, he is all too happy to seek out the next big thing. For those that want to talk shop, send over a tip, or get an easy win in a fighting game of their choosing, be sure to check out his social media channels below.

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