Aug 9, 2023 7 min read

The best games coming to Steam in August

Baldur's Gate 3 is joined by the likes of Blasphemous II, Oceanhorn 2, and countless others on Steam this month.

Games coming to Steam in August 2023

Baldur's Gate 3 is joined by the likes of Blasphemous II, Oceanhorn 2, and countless others on Steam this month.

The summer is typically a quieter period for games when it comes to huge, big releases, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of interest titles arriving on Steam throughout August — in fact this month has several big titles well worth wish listing.

We've gone through all of the upcoming titles set for release this month, and today we're going to run through the highlights.

Over the next few weeks we've got the likes of Baldur's Gate 3, Blasphemous II, Sea of Stars, and Trine 5 releasing on Steam. Let's get to the full list.

✨ August 2023 Steam Games

Oceanhorn 2 for Steam Deck

Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm

🗓️ Release date: August 2
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

This is the anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed 2013 action adventure 'Oceanhorn: Monster of the Uncharted Seas'. The first game (which is Deck Verified) was a much loved, Zelda-esque experience, and this second entry seems to improve on everything that made the first so compelling.

The new entry has a fresh third person 3D view, a lovely clean look, and sees you unfold the "mysteries of what happened 1000 years ago".

Although the game page does not yet list an 'official' Steam Deck compatibility status, it's looking like this one should run no problem.

➞ Oceanhorn 2 on Steam



Thronefall on Steam

Thronefall

🗓️ Release date: August 2
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

This looks cute. It's a minimalist strategic tower defense game about building a medieval village safe. The game enters early access on August 2, and there's also a demo available now.

➞ Thronefall on Steam


A Guidebook of Babel

🗓️ Release date: August 3
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

A delightfully animated, and detailed adventure game about time travel, puzzle solving, the butterfly effect, and subtly rewriting history. There's a demo available is you want to give this time manipulation adventure a shot.

➞ A Guidebook of Babel on Steam



Baldur's Gate 3

🗓️ Release date: August 3
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: Verified

This highly anticipated RPG finally leaves its three-year long early-access stint this month, bringing a turn-based D&D 5th edition ruleset experience to the table.

➞ Baldur's Gate 3 on Steam


WrestleQuest on Steam

WrestleQuest

🗓️ Release date: Was August 8, now August 22
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

This is a wrestling meets RPG mash-up with plenty of over the top action.

Yup, this fantasy pro-wrestling adventure sees you "powerbomb your way to glory beyond the ring". It sounds delightfully silly, and looks to be a fun 2D quest that long-time wrestling fans will get a kick out of. There's a demo available.

The game was originally slated for an August 8 release, but has been pushed back to August 22 following the discovery of a save game bug.

➞ WrestleQuest on Steam



I Am Future on Steam

I Am Future

🗓️ Release date: August 8
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

A cheery 3D survival sim about building a 'cozy' rooftop camp in a flooded post-apocalyptic city. Again, there's a demo available for this one.

➞ I Am Future on Steam



Atlas Fallen on Steam

Atlas Fallen

🗓️ Release date: August 10
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

'Rise from the dust' in this new third-person action role-playing title — it's said to have been inspired by the likes of 2018's God of War and the PlayStation Horizon games. It's an adventure game set in an ancient, sandy world with plenty of big monsters to take on. Visually stunning.

➞ Atlas Fallen on Steam


Overwatch 2 on Steam

Overwatch 2

🗓️ Release date: August 10
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

Yes, if you really wanted to there's already a way to play this team-based shooter on your Steam Deck — but it's about to get a whole lot easier thanks to this official Steam release of Blizzard's free first-person hero hit. Cheers love.

➞ Overwatch 2 on Steam



Stray Gods on Steam

Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical

🗓️ Release date: August 10
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: Unknown / TBC

A modern fantasy music adventure game (with musical numbers composed by a Grammy-nominated composer) in which greek gods walk among us. It's a musical for video game lovers, and a video game for musical lovers.

➞ Stray Gods on Steam



Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew

🗓️ Release date: August 17
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

A stealth tactics strategy game in which you find yourself aboard a ghost ship with a cursed pirate crew by your side. You and your crew explore the Caribbean to pull of heists and salvage loot.

➞ Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew on Steam


Gord for Steam Deck

Gord

🗓️ Release date: August 17
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: Playable

A dark fantasy single-player 'city' building adventure strategy game in which you have to build your settlement, take on quests in the world beyond, and please the gods along the way. Your actions will decide the fate of your growing tribe.

➞ Gord on Steam



Bomb Rush Cyberfunk on Steam

Bomb Rush Cyberfunk

🗓️ Release date: August 18
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

If you like Jet Set Radio you'll want to look at this. Graffiti crews, rollerblading, skating, funky beats, Dreamcast vibes — it's all here. Super stylish.

➞ Bomb Rush Cyberfunk on Steam


Immortals of Aveum

🗓️ Release date: August 22
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

Call of Duty meets Harry Potter? This new 3D single-player first person shooter 'defies FPS conventions' and swaps out the guns for magic. You join a group of mages trying to save a world "on the edge of abyss".

➞ Immortals of Aveum on Steam


Armored Core 6 on Steam Deck

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon

🗓️ Release date: August 24
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

This big mech vehicular combat game sees FromSoftware give dark fantasy a break, and instead sees the studio turn to sci-fi action and huge mechs once again. The result, the sixth main Armored Core game, is looking great — and yes, it will run on Steam Deck.

➞ Armored Core VI on Steam



Blasphemous 2

🗓️ Release date: August 24
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

The sequel to the 2019 original. This new brutal side-scrolling Metroidvania is just as beautifully animated as the first game, and picks up where the DLC of the first game left things. More grotesque enemies to take on, a new non-linear land to explore, savage combat filled with gore, and boss battles a plenty will test your skills.

➞ Blasphemous 2 on Steam


Sea of Stars for Steam Deck

Sea of Stars

🗓️ Release date: August 29
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

A beautiful looking retro-inspired 2D RPG with detailed pixel graphics. This turn-based adventure tells the story of two children with the powers of the sun and moon, who together can perform 'eclipse magic' to fend off evil. There's a demo available now and it seems to run on Steam Deck too!

➞ Sea of Stars on Steam



Trine 5 for Steam Deck

Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy

🗓️ Release date: August 31
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

The long-running Trine series returns with its "biggest adventure" to date. This colourful fantasy series has consistently delivered a fun co-op platforming experience, and this upcoming is looking like yet another solid entry.

Oh, and Trine 5 does work on the Steam Deck it seems — this interview with Kai Tuovinen from Frozenbyte confirmed as much, with them adding that they are making "some optimisations" to the game to get it running on Deck as smooth as possible.

➞ Trine 5 on Steam Deck



Other games coming to Steam in August:

Do you like the look of any games coming out this month? Drop a comment below and let us know!

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