A List of 10 August 2016 Games You Missed
Even for games journalists it can be difficult to keep track of all of the new releases in a month. Each week is filled with dozens of new games, including mysterious titles that didn’t receive any buzz beforehand. These naturally get lost in the shuffle. After all, August was filled with big releases such as Madden, Deus Ex and No Man’s Sky, so it’s no surprise that a lot of quality games went under the radar.
Thankfully, I’m here to make sure that some stellar games don’t get fully missed. I’ve taken a look back at the great month of August, and have put the spotlight on 10 games you may have missed. Check them out below, and give them a play once you have time!
Also, let me know in the comments what games surprised you this month. A lot of games came out, and it’s impossible to show off every worthwhile one!
Stormcloud Games’ Brut@l is a love letter to the ASCII dungeon crawlers of the 80s. Its visual design is top-notch, and there is a solid action RPG underneath its veneer. Throw in solid cooperative action, and it quickly becomes one of the big surprises from Sony’s PLAY 2016 promotion.
No other action game is quite like Heart&Slash. The combat is incredibly fast-paced, and there’s a ton of customization to be found in this roguelike. Testing out different weapon combinations is a blast, and there’s really an unprecedented degree of freedom here. Out for consoles and PC, this indie title has enough content to keep players coming back for more.
Henry Hoffman and Dan Da Rocha’s latest collaboration is a special one. Hue is a fantastic color-based puzzle game that will also test any gamer’s platforming skills. It’s also a great game to look at from a design perspective, as it has one of the best difficulty scaling I’ve seen in a game.
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