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August Game Review: Here Comes the Reboots, Remakes, Remasters and a Few New Titles, Digital News

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It’s looking good for us fellow gamers as there are quite a few interesting titles to look forward to this month. The more notable releases are Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered for PC (Aug 12), the Saints Row reboot (Aug 23) and Destroy All Humans! 2 – Re-probed (30 Aug). However, also keep in mind these ‘minor’ titles that we’ve listed below:

Hard West 2


Release date: August 4
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Hard West 2, the highly anticipated sequel to one of 2015’s sleepy hits, is a turn-based tactical game that takes inspiration from XCOM: Enemy Unknown and gives it an American coat of paint with supernatural elements. In this sequel, you have to lead a group of bandits and chase the devil to save your soul.

Hard West received praise for its story as well as challenging tactical combat, and according to developers Ice Code Games, the sequel ups the ante in every way possible. One of the new features that have been given the spotlight is the Bravado State mechanic.

This unique mechanism rewards players for a more offensive approach, as the more kills you get, the more action points are replenished. So you’ll need to think carefully about how to link kills together, extend your streak, and unleash a single twist of mass destruction.

The world of Hard West 2 is incredibly varied as you roam the land visiting snowy vistas and frontier towns struggling to survive in a merciless world.

To further bring the world to life, characters you meet and join your team are voiced by Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series), Darien Sills-Evans (Days Gone, League of Legends), and Adam Gifford (The Colony, Batman: Silent).

two-point campus


Release date: August 9
Platform Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch

In this sequel to the wacky management simulator Two Point Hospital, instead of treating patients, you now have to prepare the perfect university to produce the next generation of wizards, spies, archaeologists and more.

Unlike Two Point Hospital, where your interactions with patients only lasted as long as they needed to, at Two Point Campus you have an academic year dealing with students.

This will allow you to connect even more deeply with your students and discover the best ways to keep them engaged and productive. At the end of the day, you want them to be happy, well-rounded individuals.

Summer vacation is also the best time for you to customize your campus, choose what wild and wonderful courses to offer, and make sure everything meets Two Point County’s impeccable standards. Whether it all comes together or falls apart depends on your decisions.



Release date: August 16
Platform Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5

From the folks who gave us the very fun and highly addictive OlliOlli World, yet another interesting new idea comes in the form of Rollerdrome, a third-person shooter that combines high-octane combat with adrenaline-fuelled skate stunts for a truly unique retro-futuristic action experience.

In the year 2030, world citizens are distracted from an increasingly sinister political situation by the violence and excess of a brutal new arena sport: Rollerdrome. Players step into the skates of Kara Hassan, a newcomer to this brutal sport. As the mysteries unfold behind the scenes, players and Kara must stay focused on their goal: to become the next Rollerdrome champion.

And how do you become a champion? By participating in a series of brutal gauntlets and achieving the highest possible score by combining eliminations with flashy tricks while successfully completing countless challenges.



Release Date: August 30
Platform Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch

Tinykin is a 3D platforming adventure inspired by classic Saturday morning cartoons and games like Pikin and Paper Mario. In Tinykin, you play as galactic explorer Milo who was reduced to just an inch in length when he beamed toward humanity’s long-lost home, Earth.

He finds himself lost in a 1990s-style house inhabited by live insects. Milo is free to explore the house’s vast, miniature environments, with each room populated by its own strange cultures and new problems to solve.

Some of these puzzles include bringing music back to the living room, tidying up the bathroom, and finding parts to fix the machine that will crack the puzzle of this bizarre world.

The strange land and its puzzles will be tricky, but Milo gets the help of the usually friendly insect population and he can also enlist the help of the Tinykin, mysterious and colorful critters who live to aid quirky adventures. Milo can build a swarm of these new friends and make them move huge objects, build ladders, blow up sealed passageways and more.

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