August marks the arrival of some big video game releases, including the return of an open-world crime franchise, a management gem follow-up, and some serious throwback-nostalgia for good measure.
Two Point Campus
Release date: 9 August 2022 (Xbox Series X/S | Xbox One | PS4 | PS5 | PC)
One of the unsung breakout hits of 2019 was Two Point Studios’ first game, Two Point Hospital, a homage to classic management sims of yesteryear like Theme Hospital, but with some modern flair. The studio’s next project will utilise the foundations built with Two Point Hospital, and expand them to a college management sim, allowing you to run a full educational institution, which will undoubtedly pose its own hilarious challenges and hurdles.
Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered
Release date: 12 August 2022 (PS5 | PC)
Spider-Man Remastered is exactly what it says on the box: a remastered port of 2018’s smash PS4 hit, Spider-Man, although it has been jazzed-up for PS5 and PC. It includes the original game, the free downloadable content, The City That Never Sleeps paid downloadable content, three additional suits, further trophies and new additions to the photo mode. Performance and visuals wise, it includes updated textures, graphical improvements, and 3D audio and haptic feedback features for the DualSense controller on PS5.
Release date: 23 August 2022 (Xbox Series X/S | Xbox One | PS4 | PS5 | PC)
After four primary games, the over-the-top open-world crime franchise is getting a reboot/prequel of sorts, with a new setting, new characters, and a new look and feel. Simply titled Saints Row, the new game from original developer Volition shifts the action to a Las Vegas-like setting called Santo Ileso, with new weapons, vehicles, and a zany cast of characters to embrace. We got a behind-closed-doors look at the game back in May, which you can read in our Saints Row preview here.
Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed
Release date: 10 August 2022 (Xbox Series X/S | PS5 | PC)
Cult-classic Destroy All Human 2 is getting a remake courtesy of a for the current-gen consoles and PC. Destroy All Human 2 Reprobed has been rebuilt from scratch in Unreal Engine 4, but retains the same zany gameplay and tongue-in-cheek humour from the original. The game takes place in the 1960s, where you have to fight your way through fictional cities infiltrated by the KGB. Yup, it’s as bonkers (and as great) as it sounds.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection
Release date: 30 August 2022 (Xbox Series X/S | Xbox One | PS4 | PS5 | PC)
For some radical nostalgia this August, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection contains thirteen classic TMNT games from yesteryear all in one package. From 1989’s original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NES classic and its sequels to the more obscure GameBoy releases such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue, you can play them all while enjoying some modern upgrades, such as save states, rewind functions, button mapping, as well as online capabilities in certain games and local co-op in all games where it was originally intended.