August was a busy month for video games! From much-anticipated big titles to smaller fan games, here were some of our favorite games from August.


Brutal

This ASCII-inspired roguelike dungeon crawler was a lot of fun.

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You can get the game for PS4.


Abzu

Abzu is a simple but beautiful game full of mystery and discovery. It also brings some of the beauty of nature to players’ screens.

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You can get the game for PS4 and PC.


Near Death

This survival game set in Antarctica is small but clever.

You can get the game for PC, Mac and Linux.


One Night In Karazhan

This latest expansion for Hearthstone has players fighting party-crashing demons.

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You can get the game for PC, Mac, and mobile.


No Man’s Sky

No Man’s Sky might not be the ultimate video game, but we enjoyed our time with it. Players might not be able to see each other, but they saw a lot of creatures ranging from the cool to the NSFW. If you’re still getting your bearings in the game, you can check out our tips.

You can get the game for PS4 and PC.


Pan-Pan

This short, challenging puzzle game belies a beautiful world worth exploring.

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You can get the game for PC and Mac.


Reigns

This quirky game combines ruling a kingdom with Tinder. You can watch us play through it here.

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You can get the game for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android.


Layers of Fear: Inheritance

The DLC for the surprisingly good horror game Layers of Fear scared the pants off us.

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You can get the game for PS4, Xbox One, and PC and Mac.


Bound

We had a great time with this surreal, beautiful game.

You can get the game for PS4.


Deus Ex Go

This complex and satisfying mobile puzzle game does a great job interpreting Deus Ex elements into the Hitman Go and Lara Croft Go formulas.

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You can get the game for iOS and Android.


AM2R

This fan remake of Metroid II didn’t last long before getting a DMCA from Nintendo, but we had a good time with it when we had it.

The game’s website is here.


Inversus

In this simple-looking strategy shooter, players change the color of the board as they go to challenge their enemies.

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You can get the game for PC and PS4.


Metroid Prime: Federation Force

This Metroid spinoff doesn’t seem like a Metroid game, but it’s a smartly-designed and surprisingly strategic shooter.

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You can get the game for 3DS.


Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Adam Jensen’s latest adventure is smaller than Human Revolution but has a wonderful hub area. It can be a bit quirky both in terms of gameplay and architecture, but it’s beautiful. You can check out our tips here.

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You can get the game for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.


The King of Fighters XIV

This long-running franchise has shed some charisma with its transition to 3D, but it’s still a lot of fun.

You can get the game for PS4.


Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X

Project Diva X is shorter than other Hatsune Miku games, but it makes up for it with an engaging story mode.

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You can get the game for PS4 and Vita.


Pokemon Uranium

This fan-made Pokemon game nine years in the making got removed from the internet pretty quickly, but you can check out us playing it here.

The game’s website is here.


Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom

This game has great movement that makes the notion of fighting for your life against unfeeling monsters hell-bent of devouring humanity seem like fun.

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You can get the game for Xbox One, PlayStations 3 and 4, Vita, and PC.


Madden 17

Madden 17's Play of the Moment feature gives players control over the parts of the game that matter and has gotten us playing it regularly again.

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You can get the game for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, and PS4.


Style Savvy: Fashion Forward

This game lets players create their hip young female avatar and then transports them to a place where they can enjoy multiple high-pressure creative positions without being driven completely insane.

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You can get the game for 3DS.


World of Warcraft: Legion

This long-awaited expansion is a very good problem for WoW fans, with some lovely widescreen loading graphics to boot.

You can get the game for PC and Mac.


Four Sided Fantasy

This unique puzzle sidescroller changes what it means to run off the screen.

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You can get the game for PS4, PC, and Mac.


Hitman Episode 4

Hitman’s latest episode, Bangkok, returns to the colorful, complex levels of previous installments, plus it has some pretty interesting NPCs.

You can get the game for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.


Obduction

This new game from the creators of Myst is as confusing as you’d expect.

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You can get the game for PC.


Valley

This story of an archaeologist obsessed with uncovering an ancient artifact of great and terrible power has great movement.

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You can get the game for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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