The Steam Summer Sale has come and gone, leaving only empty wallets and frantic gamers in its wake. We all know summer is the best time for working on the old backlog and I hope you’ve made some progress on yours because the summer drought is about to end in a big way. August is actually home to one of the most talked about games of the year, Saint’s Row IV. In case you didn’t know, it’s going to be my choice for the poll below. So let’s take a look at the poll first and then talk about what other games are coming out after the break:
That’s quite a line-up for a summer month! Saint’s Row IV is the likely winner here, but Splinter Cell is a heavy hitter in its own right. Interesting to see if fans will reject the new direction the stealth series is heading. Don’t sleep on The Bureau, either. XCOM was a big hit and this 3rd-person shooter puts an interesting spin on the aliens we love to hate. Madden is always a big deal this time of year, but I wonder if people are waiting for the next-gen systems before taking the plunge?
On the family side, Disney Infinity, the Mouse’s answer to Skylanders, is finally here and the hype for it has been palpable. I won’t partake, but any gamers with kids out there that are going to give this a shot? In addition, the next entry in the hilarious Mario & Luigi RPG series is out on 3DS. Finally, the re-release of the brand new Final Fantasy XIV MMO is out this month, which is an achievement all unto itself. I’m not sure anyone will pick this up, but credit to Square Enix for at least trying.
Oh, and Lost Planet 3 is out, too.
So there you have it: the games of August 2013. What’s on your menu for this month? Go!