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August 2018 Video Game Review

This August has brought upon a plethora of different style video games. Summer is coming to a close and the holidays are rapidly approaching. This month, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC have gained some gems. This month was not the biggest in terms of big title releases, but fans of MMOs, RPGs, and Sports games fans have been hooked to the fresh games. Here’s a list of the games that were released this month.

 

  • Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (Switch)

  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

  • Yakuza Kiwami 2 (PS4)

  • Strange Brigade (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

  • Blade Strangers (PS4, Switch, PC)

  • Victor Vran: Overkill Edition (Switch)

  • Donut County (iOS, Mac, PS4, PC)

  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 (PS4, Xbox One)

  • Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

  • F1 2018 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

  • Little Dragon's Cafe (PS4, Switch)

  • Shenmue I & II (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

  • State of Mind (PC, Mac, Switch, PS4, Xbox One)

  • World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

  • The Walking Dead: The Final Season Episode 1 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

  • Death's Gambit (PS4, PC)

  • Madden NFL 19 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

  • We Happy Few (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

  • Okami HD (Switch)

  • Monster Hunter World (PC)

  • Overcooked 2 (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)

  • Dead Cells (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)

  • WarioWare Gold (3DS)

  • Yakuza 0 (PC)

 

The big hits out of the bunch has to be the new World of Warcraft expansion Battle for Azeroth, Monster Hunter World for PC, Overcooked 2, and We Happy Few. The new WoW expansion adds a ton of content including two continents, eight new races, and the Alliance vs Horde battle. These additions have sparked WoW’s popularity again and has almost revived the long missed MMO genre. Monster Hunter World for PC has been a long awaited blessing. Players who have played the PS4 version already know how graphically intensive it is, but now PC players have their hands on the gem. With better processing power and multiplayer capabilities, Monster Hunter World feels like a brand new game on PC. Overcooked 2 is the sequel to the hit Overcooked and does not disappoint. As a popular party game, casual gamers can find include this in their set of games to play and has even more sharing potential on the Switch. We Happy Few was shown last year at E3 as a curiously horrifying game. It is set in a setting with the same aesthetic as Bioshock Infinite but with a twist. Players will try to resist being doped by the drug “Joy” and survive in the dystopian society. Many of these games have awesome art and amazing stories. Make sure to pick up a few and have fun gaming!

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