The summer vibes continue through August in the world of video games. See what will keep your PC and consoles buzzing along with the 5 best games of August 2023. Oh, and we won’t make you click through five pages to look at the entire list.
5 Best Games of August 2023
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Sumo Nottingham and Gun Interactive are dipping into the world of horror with the release of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
Kane Hodder (Hatchet) will play Leatherface, and the Cook, the Hitchhiker, and two other family members take part in co-op and PvP combat. Meanwhile, the story revolves around the victims searching for the missing sister of Ana Maria.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on August 18.
Baldur’s Gate 3
Larian Studios returns to the Baldur’s Gate universe witht he release of Baldur’s Gate III.
This RPG, which is based on the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop title, will have players create a character and form a party as they take on turn-based combat that follows the D&D 5th Edition rules.
Baldur’s Gate 3 will come out for Windows on August 3.
Designed for next-gen consoles and PC, Milestone’s RIDE 5 will have players racing at break-neck speed.
A love letter to motorcycle racers, players will be able to hit more than 35 tracks and collect more than 200 motorcycles from world-renowned manufacturers. Also included is an Endurance Mode, which rewards perseverance and strategy.
RIDE 5 will come out for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on August 24.
Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
FromSoftware moves from the SoulsBorne formula back to the world of mechs with the release of publisher Bandai Namco’s Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon.
The first entry in 10 years, this title will have players earning creates from completing missions, all while customizing their mechs with different upgradable parts. For longtime fans of the series, players will be pleased to know that they can repeatedly attempt missions.
Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on August 25.
Sea of Stars
After a successful Kickstarter, the world of Sabotage Studios’ RPG Sea of Stars will release this month.
Centered around the heroes Valere and Zale, players will be able to use the power of both the sun and the moon as they take the fight against an alchemist. Along the way, players will be able to take part in turn-based combat and puzzle solving. For RPG fans, composer Yasunori Mitsuda lent his talents to the soundtrack.
Sea of Stars will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC on August 29.