New PS5 and PS4 games releasing in August 2022

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After a painfully slow summer, things are finally picking up for PlayStation. We’re not quite in the holiday season months yet, but we’re getting there.

As August is the final month of summer, it represents a shift in the industry — the start of a new cycle of sports games. And it begins with Madden NFL 23, the latest installment in EA’s annual football game. If you’re a football fan, Madden 23 is probably on your radar. This year’s game introduces FieldSENSE, a new gameplay system specifically for the PS5 (and Xbox Series X|S) version that provides the foundation “for consistent, ultra-realistic gameplay.”

I know, I know, “Madden is the same game every year but with updated rosters.” Maybe so, but I get it every year anyway.

The other blockbuster game coming this month is Saints Row a reboot of Volition and Deep Silver’s open-world action-adventure. Saints Row takes us to Santo Ileso, a vibrant fictional city in the heart of the American Southwest. With crime running rampant and factions fighting for power, you play as a group of friends trying to start their own criminal venture.

Saints Row promises to be the “biggest and best Saints Row playground ever created.” Fan response to the reboot has been mixed so far, but it still remains one of the most anticipated and biggest games releasing on PS5 and PS4 in August.

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Another highly anticipated release is Phantasy Star Online 2 (and New Genesis). The free-to-play online action RPG is finally coming to PS4 at the end of the month. For those wondering the difference, New Genesis is a massive update of PSO2. It’s basically an entirely new game with updated graphics, a revamped character creation system and a transformation into an open-field online RPG.

  • Frogun – August 2
  • South of the Circle – August 3
  • Sword and Fairy: Together Forever – August 4
  • GigaBash – August 5
  • Two Point Campus – August 9
  • Arcade Paradise – August 11
  • Cult of hte Lamb – August 11
  • Rumbleverse – August 11
  • Rollerdome – August 16
  • Way of the Hunter – August 16
  • Cursed to Golf – August 18
  • Slaycation Paradise – August 18
  • Cloudpunk – August 19
  • Madden NFL 23 – August 19
  • Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? – August 23
  • Saints Row – August 23
  • Yars: Recharded – August 23
  • Earth Defense Force 6 – August 25
  • Idol Manager – August 25
  • Soul Hackers 2- August 25
  • Pac-Man World Re-Pac – August 26
  • Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed – August 30
  • Dusk Diver 2 – August 30
  • F1 Manager 2022 – August 30
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection – August 30
  • Phantasy Star Online 2 – August 31
  • Phantasy Star Online 2 – New Genesis – August 31

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Which PS5 and PS4 games are you most looking forward to playing in August?