Game news PS4: the 7 games to watch in August 2022
The PlayStation 4 is nearing the end of its cycle, but rest assured: 2022 still has some great surprises in store, some of which will be released in August. Without further ado, here’s our pick of the most interesting apps in the coming weeks: just take your pick. The good life.
- Two Point Campus
- Cult of the Lamb
- Saints Row
- F1 Manager 2022
- Soul Hackers 2
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero
Two Point Campus
The Two Point saga is starting to get a good background in the middle 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 PS4 for €29.99 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.
Announced only a few months ago, RollerDrome is the brand new project from the talented Roll7 studio, based in England and known for the excellent skate games OlliOlli. This time the Brits step it up a gear by opting for 3D, still with wrinkles … but also with guns and slow-motion shots. The principle is therefore on paper quite sexy, since we are talking about facing enemies in arenas by linking tricks and headshots, all with bullet time galore and in a very colorful artistic direction. An unlikely mix between Max Payne and Jet Set Radio necessarily arouses our curiosity, and which we will not fail to test when it is released, exclusively on PlayStation and PC.
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 that 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 PS4 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 PS4 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 PS4 at Amazon
The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero
The Legend of Heroes is a saga already well-known to Japanese RPG fans, and it will soon have a “new” episode bearing the sweet subtitle of Trails from Zero. It is set a year after the events of Trails in the Sky and revolves around Crossbel and Lloyd Bannings, who has just become a detective. Note that this is therefore a very Japanese RPG and turn everything, originally released in 2010 on the PSP, which for the occasion will offer a nice polish. A Deluxe edition is also planned, which will contain the soundtrack in dematerialized form as well as an illustrated mini-book.
Pre-order The Legend of Heroes Trails from Zero for €49.99 on PS4 at Amazon
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