Game news Xbox: 7 games to watch in August 2022
Xbox, whether it’s One or Series, is definitely a safe bet: not only does Xbox Game Pass enrich it regularly, but it also sometimes has very interesting games, especially for the month of August. You may just find your happiness there.
- Two Point Campus
- Cult of the Lamb
- Saints Row
- F1 Manager 2022
- Soul Hackers 2
- Destroy all humans! 2 – Reprobed
Souls-like is certainly popular, and therefore it is quite logical that the formula has been taken up by many studios, all over the world. For once, Thymesia is a game developed by OverBorder, a Taiwanese studio, under the imprint of the company Team17. We therefore have a decidedly dark adventure where we can follow the journey of Corvus, a masked hero released into a world where a kind of black plague is spreading fearsomely. The small difference is that it will be possible to use it against his environment, for example by imprinting his weapons with the aim of contaminating his opponents. A title inspired a lot by Bloodborne with difficulty to meet, and therefore potentially a good surprise.
Pre-order Thymesia on Xbox Series for €29.99
Two Point Campus
The Two Point saga is starting to get a good background in the midst of management games, and its last episode, Two Point Hospital, was a really good demonstration of that. Fans of the genre will therefore be delighted to hear about the return of the saga with Two Point Campus, which, as the name suggests, asks us this time to lead a university by developing it to the maximum, by making our students the best… and by creating profits. In addition to its very well-oiled mechanics, the title published by SEGA is based on a crazy, fun universe full of dark or absurd humor that often hits the mark. We’re pretty sure it’s going to be a solid effort, so keep an eye out for the app you’re looking for an experience of this style.
Pre-order Two Point Campus on Xbox for €39.99 instead of €39.99
Cult of the Lamb
When Devolver Digital announces a new title, you should always watch it closely, and Cult of the Lamb is certainly no exception to this tradition: it’s even one of the most exciting games of the moment. This production designed by Massive Monster puts us in the shoes of a lamb, rescued from the slaughterhouse by a mysterious person: enlightened, you will then form your sect and attract as many followers as possible while facing the false prophets that stand in your way. A particular WTF pitch, yes, but an exquisite atmosphere and attractive art direction for this roguelite and dungeon crawler that makes a lot of noise. It’s also being compared a lot to Binding of Isaac, which obviously isn’t to displease us, let’s face it.
After four episodes with increasingly improbable concepts, it became difficult for the Saints Row saga to continue on the same paths, and Vollition therefore had to (rather logically) choose the very fashionable passage of the reboot. So here is Saints Row, the revival of the saga, which still looks like a GTA-like, but this time in a completely new environment inspired by Las Vegas called Santo Ileso. For the rest, we are on familiar ground: we have to create our “Boss” thanks to an ultra-permissive character editor and grow our gang of Saints while crushing the competition. Again and again the adventure promises to be very irreverent, often burlesque, but with one code word: fun for a completely crazy sandbox.
Pre-order Saints Row for €49.99 instead of €69.99 on Xbox at Amazon
F1 Manager 2022
“Management” simulations are quite popular, and if the famous Football Manager remains a reference for many, we must also not forget F1 Manager 2022, which pays tribute to motor sports. We therefore stand at the head of a Formula 1 team in this advanced software developed by Frontier in collaboration with the FIA: the player will have to take care of all the facets of the company, from the development of the single seat to the factories, without forgetting the pilots’ contract or the different budgets. The races will also be important, with the right strategy to go for to win the famous championship. In short, something to enjoy when you are a fan of the discipline, fighting life in support.
Pre-order F1 Manager 2022 for €54.99 on Xbox at Amazon
Soul Hackers 2
Soul Hackers 2 is a rather unlikely sequel as it continues the story of its predecessor Devil Summoner, released twenty-five years ago on the Saturn, then on the first PlayStation. Suffice to say, Atlus has a real legacy here: this typically Japanese RPG and planted in the Megami Tensei series should therefore please fans of the series (and so much to say that there are some) so that they can find a “Cyberpunk and Dangerous Japan”. In particular, we will go to the side of Aion’s agents, whose goal is to “decipher fate” in an attempt to save the world from the apocalypse. A program loaded and again in turn, let’s do well to specify it.
Pre-order Soul Hackers 2 for €59.99 on Xbox at Amazon
Destroy all humans! 2 – Reprobed
After the remake of the first episode a few years ago, THQ Nordic is back with the redesign of its sequel, originally released in 2006. Rest assured, the goal remains the same: we embody Crypto, a particularly angry alien who must exterminate the human race in the four corners of the world. It is therefore with the help of an important and particularly crazy arsenal that our alien will go and make his grub, with even large-scale destruction and a local two-player co-op mode. A pretty fun experience and a real stress reliever that also chooses to ignore the PS4 and Xbox One to better utilize the power of the new consoles.
Pre-order Destroy All Humans 2 Remake for €39.99 on Xbox Series at Amazon
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