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PC Game Release Dates for August 2011

List of new video games due out for the PC in August 2011

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The month of August typically has one or two bigger name titles looking to get a head start on the competition going into the red hot fall and Holiday shopping season. While this year only has six notable releases for the PC, it's no different from years past in terms of a potential blockbuster release in Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Age of Empires Online.

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Pirates of Black Cove

Pirates of Black Cove Box
© Paradox Interactive
Release Date: Aug 2, 2011
Genre: Real Time Strategy
Theme: Pirate
Rating: T for Teen
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Set in the 16th century, Pirates of Black Cove puts players in the role of a pirate as they take him from the lowly ranks trying to obtain enough notoriety and fame to make him king of all pirates. With three distinct campaigns players will encounter famous pirates from history as well as famous strongholds and ports such as Port Royal and Tortuga. The mission based open game world will include battles on both land and sea as you try to complete your ultimate goal of becoming king.

Age of Empires Online

Age of Empires Online Box
© Microsoft Games
Release Date: Aug 16, 2011
Genre: Real Time Strategy
Theme: Historical
Rating: E10+
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Game Series: Age of Empires
Age of Empires Online is a real time strategy game that restarts the Age of Empires series. Much like the previous Age of Empires games, players will control a civilization from history that they will need to expand through conquest and maintain in a persistant online game world. The game will feature two civilizations upon release, the Greeks and Epytians, with more to be added later. Age of Empires is a freemium game that will include a basic free to play with the ability to purchase premium content.
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Deus Ex Human Revolution

Deus Ex Human Revolution Box Art
Square Enix
Release Date: Aug 23, 2011
Genre: First Person Shooter, Action RPG
Theme: Sci-Fi
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Game Series: Deus Ex
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the third title in the Deus Ex series of action role playing/shooter games. In it, players take on the role of a former SWAT team specialist named Adam Jenson, who is selected protect the intellectual property of a advanced bio-tech company from falling into the wrong hands.
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Tropico 4

Tropico 4 Box
© Kalypso Media
Release Date: Aug 30, 2011
Genre: City Building Sim
Theme: Construction Management
Rating: T for Teen
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Game Series: Tropico
As the title suggests Tropico 4 is the fourth full release video game in the Tropico series of City/construction management sim. Tropico 4 will feature 20 missions on 10 different maps. Much like the previous three Tropico games, the players, as "El Presidente", have seized control of an island and must manage and build it into prosperity.
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Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad Box
© Tripwire Interactive
Release Date: Aug 30, 2011
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: World War 2
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Game Series: Red Orchestra
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad is a World War 2 first person shooter and sequel to Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45. This PC exclusive title is set during the infamous Battle of Stalingrad with the realistic game play elements such as realistic behavior of guns and ballistics, blind firing, cover/partial cover and much more. It also contains a more realistic injuries as the game does not include med packs or allow players to regain health over time. Tanks will also be a drivable vehicle in Red Orchestra 2 with more coming after the game's initial release.

The Sims Medieval: Pirates and Nobles

The Sims Medieval: Pirates and Nobles Box
© EA
Release Date: Aug 30, 2011
Genre: Simulation
Theme: Medieval Life Sim
Rating: T
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Game Series: The Sims, The Sims Medieval
The Sims Medieval: Pirates and Nobles is the first expansion pack for The Sims Medieval that includes new quests and story arc, new traits, new pirate and nobility themed objects, new items such as birds that can be trained, treasures & treasure maps, new dangers and much more. The Sims Medieval: Pirates and Nobles will require the full version of The Sims Medieval in order to play.
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