Welcome to the Top 5 Upcoming RPGs of August 2020! In this series we highlight the Top 5 RPGs for the upcoming month. In this edition, we’re going to take a look at each of the titles, talk a little about each, and then explain why we think they deserve to be on the list. So join me now and find a mixture of some hidden gems and old favorites given a shiny new coat of paint.
Top 5 Upcoming RPGs Of August 2020
Last month we saw a real mix of RPGs from turn-based Fairy Tail to rogue-like Void Terrarium. This month is just as varied as we see a couple of sequels, a brand new indie title making it’s way out of early access, as well as open-world RPG getting a launch on a new platform. It’s an exciting choice of games this month, so without further ado let’s get into the month of August!
Honourable Mention: Pathfinder Kingmaker Definitive Edition
Release Date: August 18th
Platform: PS4/Xbox One
Developer: Owlcat Games
Publisher: Deep Silver
The fantastic CRPG Pathfinder: Kingmaker is making it’s way to new platforms this month, in the form of the Definitive Edition. Fans of the game can grab the title on Playstation 4 and Xbox One, with all the six DLC packs that were released for the PC version of the game, plus a new turn-based mode. The new mode for console versions will give players the option to play in turn-based mode that will offer more precision when it comes to using a gamepad.
Pathfinder: Kingmaker features a very in-depth system when it comes character creation, customisation which includes the ability to choose race, class, skills, abilities, spells or even character traits to determine personality. This sticks to the pen and paper nature of the original Paizo’s Pathfinder franchise, which the game is based upon.
Pathfinder Kingmaker Definitive Edition releases on consoles PS4 and Xbox One on August 18th 2020. It also is currently available to play on PC. Need some build ideas? We have plenty to share on our Youtube channel.
Release Date: August 6th
Platform: PC/Xbox One
Take on the action-adventure rogue-like UnderMine, an indie title that blends dungeon crawling, roguelite with RPG elements. Each run will require you to keep your wits about you, find powerful relics and rescue some friendly NPCs who just need a helping hand. Explore new areas and then face off against some powerful bosses.
There’s plenty to discover, characters to meet and a plot filled with intrigue. You follow the role of a poor peasant who is sent to the goldmines to bring back treasure, but he’s in a pretty terrible job as his boss doesn’t care for him and there is a pretty dangerous work environment. Test your skill, nerve and patience in this underground mining adventure. If you enjoy classic dungeon crawlers and appreciate 2D pixel art, this could be the game for you.
UnderMine leaves early access fully launching on PC and Xbox One on August 6th.
4. Death End Re;Quest 2
Release Date: August 25th NA/August 28th EU
Developer: Compile Heart
Publisher: Idea Factory
The sequel to the horror filled RPG, Death End Re; Quest 2 makes its return with turn-based RPG action. This time following Mai Toyama as she tries to escape a traumatic past. Now enrolled in an all-girl’s dormitory in the small isolated town of Le Choara, Mai looks for her missing sister, rumoured to be the last place she was seen. Expect a psychological horror as this sequel is in collaboration with Corspe Party scenario writer Makoto Kedouin.
Explore dungeons and engage in battles with faceless figures that appear from out of nowhere, be ready for their Berserker attacks. This sequel introduces a new feature to the Overkill system, where characters can ow stack damage beyond the health of the enemy for a bonus, the larger the damage the greater the reward. By day search for clues for Mai’s missing sister, by dark fight the creatures that come out a night.
Death End Re;Quest 2 releases on Playstation 4 and PC on August 25th for North America and August 28th for Europe.
3. Immortal Realms Vampire Wars
Release Date: August 28th
Platform: PS4/Xbox One/PC/Switch
Developer: Palindrome Interactive
Publisher: Kalypso Media Digital
Take on the turn-based strategy title Immortal Realms Vampire Wars where in this dark vampire world, you’ll be battling using a unique card-game system. Described as Total War meet turn-based meet Vampires, if you like the sounds of this, then you should check out this title.
Uncover the secrets of Nemire, experience an intriguing story that spans over 12 specially crafted missions in four different environments. As you choose your specific Lord, they will each have their own agendas and motivations. There is over 25+ hours of gameplay in missions alone, not counting Skirmish and Sandbox modes.
Each player has their own Vampire Lord who in charge of their own army, the leader being the most powerful character. You can also recruit other Vampires to be in your command. Cast spells in combat and use a choice of weapons, armor and accessories to perfect your build.
Immortal Realms Vampire Wars will release on Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC and Switch on August 28th. If you wa nt to know more about this game be sure to read/watch our Immortal Realms Vampire Wars preview.
2. Horizon Zero Dawn
Release Date: August 7th
Aloy is coming to PC this August, yes finally Horizon Zero Dawn is launching on PC via Steam this month. Horizon Zero Dawn takes place on Earth but now it is ruled by Machines. Outcast from her tribe Aloy must unravel her past in order to discover her destiny and also take care of a major threat that will affect the future.
Horizon features a sprawling open world, where Aloy will use tactical attacks to take down the machine enemies as well as rival tribes. Explore a world full of wildlife and danger. You can choose a number weapons including bow and arrows, slings, spears and more. Salvage items from machines and explore a world that’s wild and dynamic.
This action-RPG originally released on Playstation 4 in 2017, but gains a new platform for fans to enjoy. After snapping up multiple awards this title is hard to miss and also comes with the large expansion The Frozen Wilds, which opens up new lands, skills, weapons and more. The PC version also gets a major graphics upgrade with higher variable frame rate, ultra wide support, graphics customisation and detailed reflections.
Horizon Zero Dawn will launch on PC on August 7th via Steam.
1. Wasteland 3
Release Date: August 28h
Platform: PS4/Xbox One/PC
Developer: inXile Entertainment
Publisher: Deep Silver
Taking the top spot this August is Wasteland 3, the return of the turn-based tactical title influenced by XCOM, taking place in a post-apocalyptic Colorado with squad-based gameplay. The story follows the quest to build a new base, to train to new recruits and fight your way through hostile frozen lands. There are plenty of factions who have their own agendas as well as some following an almost cult-like organisation.
InXile have included a visible attributes system which will make it easier in choosing your build choices by having each attribute clearly explained in what they impact. Players can use ATVs to get around the overworld map, traversing the snow covered terrain. You can also expect an Action Point system for turn-based moves, cover system and Ambush. The gameplay features challenging tactical turn-based combat with a reactive story full of plot twists and some moral dilemmas that will draw you in.
If you’re not about customising individual characters from the ground up, or simply new to the Wasteland world, the devs share a new feature which are duos, ready built character teams that can work together. But not all that is new to the game are additions, there are some changes to turn-based gameplay such as player/enemy turns. Rather than each move being played out one by one, enemies will play all their moves “bunched together”, making gameplay playout more fluidly.
Wasteland 3 is releasing on Xbox One, PC and Playstation 4 on August 28th.
That’s a wrap for the Top RPGs of August. Did I miss your favourite August release? What games are you most looking forward to this year? Please let us know in the comments below.
You can also check out the Top RPGs Upcoming RPGs of July 2020. Want to know what RPGs we’re excited about for 2020? Read/watch our Fextralife’s Top 10 Upcoming RPGs Of 2020. Want to know what’s been delay this year? Be sure to check out next Delayed Games Of 2020.
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