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 nice surprises in store for it, some of which will be released in August. Here is our selection of the most interesting apps for the coming weeks: all you have to do is decide. The good life.
- Two point campus
- cult of the Lamb
- Saints Row
- F1 Manager 2022
- Soul Hacker 2
- The Legend of Heroes: Traces of Zero
Two point campus
The Two Point saga begins to have a nice backdrop in the midst of management games, and its last episode, Two Point Hospital, was a really good demonstration of that. Fans of the genre will therefore be happy to know about the return of the saga with Two Point Campus, which, as the name suggests, asks us this time to run a university by developing it to the maximum, by making our students the best… and by making a profit. Beyond its very well-oiled mechanics, the title published by SEGA is based on a wacky, funny universe full of dark or absurd humor that often hits the mark. We’re pretty sure it’ll be a solid bet, so keep an eye out for the app you’re after for an experience of this style.
cult of the Lamb
When Devolver Digital announces a new title, it’s always one to watch closely, and Cult of the Lamb is certainly no exception to that tradition: it’s actually one of the most exciting games of the moment. This production designed by Massive Monster puts us in the role of a lamb rescued from the slaughterhouse by a mysterious person: Enlightened you will then start your cult and attract as many followers as possible while confronting the false prophets that stand in your way. A particularly WTF pitch, yes, but an exquisite atmosphere and an attractive artistic direction for this roguelite and dungeon crawler that makes a lot of noise. It’s also often compared to Binding of Isaac, which we clearly shouldn’t dislike, let’s be honest.
Announced just a few months ago, RollerDrome is the brand new project from the talented England-based Roll7 studio, known for being behind 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 gunfights. The principle is therefore quite sexy on paper, since we’re talking about facing enemies in arenas by chaining 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 is bound to pique our curiosity and we won’t fail to test it when it releases exclusively on PlayStation and PC.
After four episodes of increasingly implausible concepts, it was becoming increasingly difficult for the Saints Row saga to continue along those same paths, and Vollition was therefore forced to (quite logically, by the way) choose the very fashionable passage of the reboot. So here is Saints Row, the revival of the saga that still looks like GTA, but this time in a brand new Las Vegas-inspired setting called Santo Ileso. Otherwise we are on familiar territory: We’ll have to create our “boss” thanks to an ultra-permissive character editor and grow our band of Saints while crushing the competition.
F1 Manager 2022
“Management” simulations are very popular and if the famous Football Manager remains a reference for many, we must not forget F1 Manager 2022, which pays tribute to motorsport. We are therefore at the helm of a Formula 1 team in this advanced software developed by Frontier in collaboration with the FIA: The player must take care of all facets of the company, from the development of the single-seater to the factories, without forgetting the pilots’ contract or the different budgets. The races will also be important to approach with the right strategy in order to win the famous championship. In short, something to enjoy if you are a fan of the discipline, a huge life in support.
Soul Hacker 2
Soul Hackers 2 is a rather unlikely sequel as it continues the story of its predecessor, Devil Summoner, released 25 years ago on Saturn and then the first PlayStation. Suffice it to say that 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 suffice it to say that there are quite a few) to find one “Cyberpunk and Dangerous Japan”. In particular, we will join forces with the agents of Aion whose goal is to “unlock destiny” in order to save the world from the apocalypse. A loaded program and in turn we do well to specify it.
The Legend of Heroes: Traces of Zero
The Legend of Heroes is a saga already well known to Japanese RPG fans and there will soon be a “new” episode with the cute subtitle Trails from Zero. The setting for this is set a year after the events of Trails in the Sky and revolves around Crossbel and Lloyd Bannings, who has just turned detective. Note that this is therefore a very Japanese RPG and revolve around everything originally released on PSP in 2010 which will provide a nice touch for the occasion. A deluxe edition is also planned, which will include the soundtrack in dematerialized form and an illustrated mini-book.
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