There's a whole lot of video games to get hyped about in August 2020. If you don't know what you will be playing, or you simply need to plan your gaming time, we've got you covered with all the August 2020 video game releases.
Let's kick things off with our top five picks, followed by a full list of August 2020 video game releases.
1. Serious Sam 4
The iconic FPS franchise featuring thousands of enemies on the screen at the same time returns to PC in August. Serious Sam 4 still doesn't have an exact release date, but the release window is August 2020, which developer Croteam and publisher Devolver Digital revealed back in May.
The franchise has always been about throwing a plethora of enemies at the player, and Serious Sam 4 is taking this aspect to the next level. Serious Sam 4 has a Legion System will allow for hundreds of thousands of enemies on screen.
We can't wait to blow things to smithereens in the latest entry, which is coming to PC and Google Stadia.
2. Baldur's Gate 3
Another one of our top picks in the August video game releases list is yet another iconic franchise, this time in the RPG genre. Baldur's Gate 3 also doesn't have a specific release date, but instead, an August 2020 release date window.
The game is set to be the biggest, most detailed intro into the franchise, and that's saying something. It is being developed by Larian Studios, the people behind the incredible Divinity: Original Sin 2. The game is expected to release on Steam Early Access in August. We simply can't wait to play it, and drive the Mindflayers back into the Underdark.
3. Horizon Zero Dawn on PC
PC gamers are in for an absolute treat with Horizon Zero Dawn, one of the best titles on PS4 which is finally coming to PC on 7th August 2020. The game, created by Guerilla Games, is one of the best new IPs from Sony's first-party studios this generation.
- Read more: Horizon Zero Dawn for PC: Release Date, Price, Download Size, System Requirements, and more
Best of all, it is the Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition coming to PC, which means PC gamers will also get the fantastic Frozen Wilds expansion. After we've seen what Death Stranding on PC looks like, especially with NVIDIA's DSSL 2.0, we can't wait to jump into the boots of Aloy on PC.
Horizon Zero Dawn runs on the same engine as Death Stranding, so we can expect great things from the PC experience.
4. Microsoft Flight Simulator
Microsoft has finally brought the series, which started all the way back in the MS-Dos era, back to life. On 18th August, PC and Xbox One gamers will be able to take flight in the latest game, simply entitled Microsoft Flight Simulator.
From everything we've seen so far, Microsoft Flight Simulator looks absolutely gorgeous. If you are into the franchise or simulator titles in general, then Microsoft Flight Simulator is the game to pick up in August.
The game allows you to travel the world and experience over 2 million cities, and expansive environments from mountains down to roads, trees, rivers, animals, traffic, and much more.
5. Wasteland 3
If you are a fan of the Wasteland franchise, then Wasteland 3 from developer inXile Entertainment should be at the top of your must-play August 2020 video game releases list.
Wasteland 3 features challenging tactical turn-based combat and a deep, reactive story full of twists, turns, and brutal ethical decisions which should keep you hooked for dozens of hours. The game releases on 28th August for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
All August 2020 video game releases
Below, you can find all the August 2020 2020 video game releases, including games coming to platforms they haven't been on before. There's even a spider murdering simulator called Kill It With Fire.
Arachnophobes beware (Picture: TinyBuild Games)
- Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (PC & PS4) - 4th August
- Hellbound (PC) - 4th August
- Skully (PC, PS4, Xbox One & Switch) - 4th August
- Drink More Glurp (PC & Switch) - 6th August
- Fast & Furious Crossroads (PC, PS4 & Xbox One) - 7th August
- Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition (PC) - 7th August
- Inertial Drift (PC, PS4, Xbox One & Switch) - 7th August
- Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? - Infinite Combate (PC, PS4 & Switch) - 7th August
- A Total War Saga: Troy (PC) - 13th August
- Kill It With Fire (PC) - 13th August
- UFC 4 (PS4 & Xbox One) - 14th August
- Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC) - 18th August
- Griefhelm (PC) - 20th August
- Pastel: Blind Karma (PC) - 20th August
- Aokana - Four Rhythms Across the Blue (PS4 & Switch) - 21st August
- PGA Tour 2K21 (PC, PS4, Xbox One & Switch) - 21st August
- Kandagawa Jet Girls (PS4) - 25th August
- Madden 21 (PS4 & Xbox One) - 25th August
- No Straight Roads (PC, PS4, Xbox One & Switch) - 25th August
- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition (PS4 & Switch) - 27th August
- Tell Me Why - Chapter 1 (PC & Xbox One) - 27th August
- Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions (PC, PS4 & Switch) - 28th August
- Project Cars 3 (PC, PS4, & Xbox One) - 28th August
- Wasteland 3 (PC, PS4 & Xbox One) - 28th August
- Windbound (PC, PS4, Xbox One & Switch) - 28th August
- Baldur's Gate 3 (PC) - TBA August
- Surgeon Simulator 2 (PC) - TBA August
- Serious Sam 4 (PC & Stadia) - TBA August
- Tour de France 2020 (PC) - TBA August
So there you have it, all the August 2020 video game releases to look forward to. There's definitely something for everyone to enjoy.
While you wait for your most-anticipated game of August to release, you can spend some time watching the latest episode of our Lockdown video series.