We've somehow made it to August already – where does the time go?! – and that means we're getting ever closer to the busiest time of year for new games. There are some huge titles headed our way over the next few months, so it's time to start planning which games you want to play and considering locking in a pre-order or two.
Below, we've put together our usual list of exciting games headed to both PS5 and PS4 over the next couple of months. You'll find some highlights hand-picked by us, as well as a larger selection of physical games that'll be available over the next few weeks. Enjoy!
Two Point Campus - August 9th
Originally planned to launch in May but pushed back to August, Two Point Campus is the latest entry in Sega and Two Point Studios' well-loved simulation series.
"Jam-packed with new creative tools" that'll no doubt help you build the university of your dreams, the game lets player develop an entire outdoor campus environment complete with all sorts of teaching facilities, pathways, plants, and more. The Enrolment edition comes with fancy packaging, a campus map, a university prospectus and bonus DLC!
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Madden NFL 23 - August 19th
Back for another year, Madden NFL 23 touches down on PS5 and PS4 on August 19th.
Featuring "all-new ways to control your impact with every decision", Madden NFL 23 will let you call the shots in Franchise with free agency and trade logic updates. You'll be able to play your way into the history books in Face of the Franchise: The League and "assemble the most powerful roster in all of Madden Ultimate Team". Ooer.
The PS5 version of the game looks to be where it's at this year, with an all-new 'FieldSENSE' system promising "consistent, ultra-realistic gameplay" and "more control all over the field in every game mode". We'll have to wait until we get our hands on it to know for sure, but it sounds like 23 could be an exciting release.
Saints Row - August 23rd
Towards the end of the month we have Saints Row, an original title said to be "the biggest and best Saints Row playground ever created."
Promising "extraordinary scenes and signature surprises," the game is set across the sprawling world of Santo Ileso. We'll let the official blurb take things from here:
As the future Boss, with Neenah, Kevin and Eli by your side, you’ll form The Saints – and take on Los Panteros, The Idols and Marshall as you build your empire across the streets of Santo Ileso and battle for control of the city. Ultimately Saints Row is the story of a start-up company, it’s just that the business The Saints are in happens to be crime.
The Last of Us Part I - September 2nd
A game that needs no introduction – although, yes, this is basically an introduction – is The Last of Us Part I, a remake of Naughty Dog's genre-defining epic that originally launched on PS3.
Everyone and their HD giraffe has their opinion on this one, but we're happy to let the new and improved gameplay do the talking when it launches on September 2nd. If you're already sold on this remake of Joel and Ellie's unforgettable adventure, you can order a copy below. More pre-order options are available here.
Stray (Physical Edition) - September 20th
The digital edition may already be available both on the PS Store and as part of your PS Plus subscription, but anyone wanting to pick up a physical copy of Stray can do so on September 20th.
Ever wanted to wander around cyberpunk towns and explore a gritty world as an adorable kitty? Well, now you can. More pre-order options are available here.
FIFA 23 - September 30th
And on the 30th, EA is launching its latest footie sim, and the last from the studio to bear the FIFA name.
FIFA 23 is said to be the “most ambitious” FIFA game ever, with more crossplay possibilities, new HyperMotion 2 tech, the introduction of women's club football and more elevating the game to new heights. Pre-orders are available below if you're ready for kick off, including the alternate cover Sam Kerr edition which is exclusive to Amazon UK. More pre-order options are available here.
More Upcoming PS5 and PS4 Games for August and September 2022
But of course, that's not all. Here's a tasty selection of upcoming physical games that are patiently waiting for you to snap them up.
Digital-Only PS5 and PS4 Games for August and September 2022
Below, we've listed some of the most notable digital releases coming to the PlayStation Store during the next couple of months. You can find complete release schedules for PlayStation 5 and PS4 at the links.
- Frogun - August 02nd
- South of the Circle - August 03rd
- Cult of the Lamb - August 11th
- Rumbleverse - August 11th
- Rollerdrome - August 16th
- Cursed to Golf - August 18th
- I Was a Teenage Exocolonist - August 25th
- Inscryption - August 30th
- Tinykin - August 30th
- Circus Electrique - September 06th
- Fire Commander - September 15th
- SBK 22 - September 15th
- Deliver Us Mars - September 27th
- Tunic - September 27th
PS5 and PS4 Essentials
If you need to stock up on the essentials for your PS5 or PS4, such as new controllers, PS Plus subscriptions or SSDs for more storage, make sure to check out our dedicated buying guides:
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What PS5 and PS4 games will you be buying in August and September? Tell us in the comments section below.