Sure, most guys don't go around and brag about how great they are at video games — unless you're a serious gamer who is full invested into that type of scene — but, let's not kid ourselves, video games is a hobby that men of all ages enjoy doing.
A couple of weeks ago, we gave you the first installment of the games to expect in the month of August, so we figured it'd only be right to finish off the list with a few more, with titles like Madden NFL 18, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy topping the list of games most people will want to get their hands on.
Whether you identify as a hardcore gamer or just like to set up shop on the couch in a dark room after a long day to escape a nagging girlfriend/wife/roommate, these are the video games you should mark your calendars for, because they release sometime this month.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (August 22nd)
A standalone expansion to the Uncharted series. Players control Chloe Frazer, who seeks the Tusk of Ganesh in the mountains of India in the midst of a civil war, with the help of mercenary Nadine Ross. The game is played from a third-person perspective; players use firearms, and can use melee combat and stealth to defend against hostile enemies. Players solve puzzles, incorporating several platformer elements to advance the narrative, and navigate the game world on-foot or by vehicle (Wikipedia). Single-player and multiplayer. Platform: PlayStation 4.
F1 2017 (August 25th)
F1 2017 is a racing video game being developed and published by Codemasters and set to be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows on 25 August 2017. The game is based on the 2017 Formula One season and includes all of the twenty circuits, twenty drivers and ten teams. The game is also set to feature the return of classic Formula One cars, which were last included in F1 2013 (Wikipedia). Single-player, multiplayer. Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows.
Madden NFL 18 (August 25th)
Madden NFL 18 is an upcoming American football video game based on the NFL that is being developed by EA Tiburon and published by EA Sports. The 29th installment of the Madden NFL series, the game features New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on the cover, the second straight year a Patriots player has the distinction, following tight end Rob Gronkowski. Single-player or multiplayer. Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One.
Absolver (August 29th)
Absolver is a martial arts-focused action role-playing video game developed by Sloclap, a Parisian indie game developer composed of former Ubisoft Paris employees. Players control warrior characters who fight other players and computer-controlled characters across the fictional land of Adal to prove their worthiness of joining the Absolver peacekeepers. The game's story is focused on the human development of the characters as they fight to find their place in the collapsed empire.The character's fighting moves are customized in a "combat deck" of cards, with each card assigned to a move. Players earn cards, equipment, and weapons by progressing through the game (Wikipedia). Multiplayer. Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows.
Ark: Survival Evolved (August 29th)
In the game, players must survive being stranded on an island filled with roaming dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, natural hazards, and potentially hostile human players. The game is played from either a third-person or first-person perspective and its open world is navigated on foot or by riding a prehistoric animal. Players can use firearms and improvised weapons to defend against hostile humans and creatures, with the ability to build bases as defense. (Wikipedia). Single-player or multiplayer. Platforms: Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One.
Hello Neighbor (August 29th)
Hello Neighbor is an upcoming stealth survival horror video game developed by independent Russian studio Dynamic Pixels and published by tinyBuild. The object of the game is for the player to successfully sneak into the basement of their neighbor's house to uncover a "horrible secret". The game's artificial intelligence modifies the neighbor's behavior based on the player's past actions, such as setting traps along paths the player followed in a previous attempt. (Wikipedia). Single-player. Platforms: Microsoft Windows, macOS, Xbox One.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (August 29th)
While traveling to Princess Peach's castle, Mario discovers a giant vortex floating above him. Soon after this discovery, Rabbids begin flying out of it. To restore the Mushroom Kingdom, which has been "torn apart" by the mischievous Rabbids, Mario teams up with Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, and four heroic Rabbids that are dressed up as Mario and his friends to defeat their enemies while armed with various weapons (Wikipedia). Single-player and multiplayer. Platform: Nintendo Switch.
Warriors All-Stars (August 29th)
The primary setting of Warriors All-Stars is a kingdom relying on a magical spring to sustain themselves. When the king of the kingdom suddenly dies and the spring begins to wither, the widowed queen and priestess of the spring, Sayo informs her three charges, her children Tamaki and Shiki , as well as her nephew Setsuna, that the spring must be restored using the power of otherworldly heroes. When Tamaki attempts to summon the heroes using the last of the spring's magic, the summoning goes awry, and the heroes are scattered throughout the land. Each of the three charges proceed to recruit the various summoned heroes to their cause in a race to restore the fountain and claim the throne for themselves (Wikipedia). Single-player. Platforms: Playstation4, PlayStation Vita, Microsoft Windows.
Yakuza Kiwami (August 29th)
When his best friend Akira Nishikiyama murders their boss, yakuza Kazuma Kiryu takes the blame to protect him and spends 10 years in prison. Upon being released, Kiryu discovers that both the Tojo clan and Nishikiyama have changed dramatically while he was away, his childhood friend Yumi has gone missing, and everyone is searching for ten billion yen that was stolen from the clan. As war erupts through the streets of Kamurocho, Kiryu makes it his mission to find Yumi and the missing money, as well as to protect Haruka, a mysterious young girl whom everyone seems to be after. (Wikipedia). Single-player. Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4.
Life Is Strange: Before The Storm (August 31st)
Life Is Strange: Before the Storm is a graphic adventure played from a third-person view. The player assumes control of sixteen-year-old Chloe Price, three years prior to Life Is Strange. Unlike its predecessor, the game does not include time travel. Instead, Before The Storm features the ability "Backtalk", with which the player can call upon Chloe to get out of certain precarious situations. "Backtalk" may also make a situation worse. A dialogue tree presents itself when a conversation or commentary is prompted. Occasional decisions will change momentary to permanent outcomes. The environment can be interacted with and altered, including marking walls with graffiti (Wikipedia). Single-player. Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One.
Mary Skeltor: Nightmares (August 31st)
Escape from the living prison JAIL in Mary Skelter: Nightmares for the PlayStation®Vita system. The Nightmare monster actively stalks the player as you run through the dungeon, so you must use the dungeons' gimmicks to impede its movements. This dungeon RPG features a turn- based battle system that includes class change, a strategic blood-licking transform system, and a blood-rubbing system to power up your party. As you solve the dungeons' mysteries and satisfy the prison's desires, you just might make it out alive. (Gamestop.com). Single-player. Platform: PlayStation Vita.