6 Amazing Games to Play this August

New Super Lucky's Tale
New Super Lucky's Tale

2020’s been a phenomenal year already for gaming, and the lineup of awesome new games to try out just keeps on growing. Whether you’re a budding sports superstar, pilot extraordinaire, platforming pro, or you’re looking for something a little bit outside the box, we’ve got you covered this August.

Here are just a few of our picks to keep you busy this August, all nicely laid out in chronological order of when they launch. And there’s plenty more where they came from (honestly, we whittled the list down by a lot), so don’t forget to check out the full list of upcoming games over at GAME!

1. Skully

Out on: 4 August
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Skully

The three siblings of a mysterious island deity can’t stop fighting, so who do you call on to intervene in the ensuing war? Naturally, you’d turn first to a small skull that’s washed up on the beach. Newly reanimated and with rolling, bouncing, and transforming powers to make the likes of Sonic jealous, it’s up to you to bring an end to the siblings’ quarrel before they destroy the island completely.

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2. Fast and Furious Crossroads

Out on: 7 August
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Fast and Furious: Crossroads

Dive into the world of the movies, complete with all the heroes, locations, cars, high-speed stunts, and more, as you join the hunt to track down an international crime syndicate.

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3. New Super Lucky’s Tale

Out on: 7 August
Platforms: PS4

New Super Lucky's Tale

You’ll be hopping between worlds via the magical Book of Ages as you hunt down the missing pages that have been stolen by the villainous Jinx and his family, the terrible Kitty Litter. Out soon on PS4, this one’s a raucous romp through platforming levels, boss fights, mind-bending puzzles and more, with something to challenge even the most experienced platformer fan.

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4. UFC 4

Out on: 14 August
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One

UFC

Test your mettle and develop your own unique fighting style, with all your progression unified across all modes from Career Mode to the Online World Championships. Pre-order your copy at GAME to add Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua to the lineup, as well as a GAME exclusive UFC Fight Pass for one month.

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5. Microsoft Flight Simulator

Out on: 18 August
Platforms: PC

Microsoft Flight Simulator

Wherever you want to fly in the world (no, really), you can go there. There are over 20 realistic aircraft to choose from and 30 hand-crafted airports to plan your routes around (and more of both if you upgrade from the Standard Edition), dynamic weather patterns to contend with, and even real-life flights taking place around you based on live air traffic control, which is just mind-boggling.

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6. Madden NFL 21

Out on: 25 August
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One

NFL

Madden’s one of those games that needs no introduction. Pre-order the latest in the American football super-series at GAME to get your choice of one of 32 Elite Players from Team Elite Pack, five MUT Gold Team Fantasy Packs, and one Uniform Pack of your choice.

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And remember, there are tons more games coming out this August that we couldn’t fit on the list, so make sure to check out the full set of upcoming titles over at GAME. And if you’re looking a little further ahead for your next must-play game, check out our list of every game confirmed for next-gen consoles, and also every game confirmed for Xbox Series X Smart Delivery.