Players’ Choice: Hades voted August 2021’s best new game

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Players’ Choice: Hades voted August 2021’s best new game

Psychonauts 2, Aliens: Fireteam Elite, and Axiom Verge 2 pulled in lots of votes, too.

Congratulations, Supergiant! Hades, the underworld escape hack-and-slasher from the creators of Transistor, Bastion, and Pyre, garnered the three-headed guard dog of the underworld’s share of votes in August’s Players’ Choice poll, securing it the title of Best New Game for the month.

Your runners up for August were Psychonauts 2, Aliens: Fireteam Elite, and Axiom Verge 2 — all worthy entries in their own right!

Thanks for voting, and we’ll see you next month. For now, feel free to drop your September predictions in the comments!


Salutations! We have officially opened the polls for the month of August 2021, which means it is now your sacred duty to click the little button next to the game you think most deserves the title of Players’ Choice. You’ve got plenty to choose from this month — the three highlighted in the image above, plus Madden 22, Fracked, Hunter’s Arena: Legends, I Expect You To Die 2, Recompile, and more.

We’ll keep the polls open until Sunday at 11:59pm Pacific, so finish your deliberations and cast your vote before then. Once you do, don’t be afraid to tell us why your chosen game deserves to be this month’s champion. See you in the comments!


How does it work? At the end of every month, PlayStation.Blog will open a poll where you can vote for the best new game released that month. Soon thereafter, we’ll close the polls, tally your votes, and announce the winner at PlayStation.Blog. PlayStation Store will also showcase some top Players’ Choice winners throughout the year.

What is the voting criteria? That’s up to you! If you were only able to recommend one new release to a friend that month, which would it be? In keeping with our long tradition in the Game of the Year Awards, remastered or re-released games won’t qualify. Ambitious, larger-scale rebuilds and remakes like Shadow of the Colossus and Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy will.

How are nominees decided? The PlayStation.Blog and PlayStation Store editorial teams will gather a list of that month’s most noteworthy releases and use it to seed the poll. Write-in votes will be accepted.


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  • What a great month. I’m voting for Hades and I think Hades will win. That said Psychonauts 2, Axiom Verge 2, Synth Riders, Fracked, and I Expect You To Die 2 are all fantastic games too

    • I’m making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is where i started… 𝗪𝘄𝘄.Income200.𝗰𝗼𝗺

  • Hades is undoubtedly the best game 👀

  • Wow August is Finally Over it was a Very Big Month for Gaming all the Reveals and Such but to help me get through all That a was the Fantastic Campaign Psychonauts 2 gave Me Man was that game Loved the Dialogue and Colors Hades is a Stong Second tho Yo that game is too Tough 😤 💪🏿 I Love it

  • For a second I thought we were voting for which game we want free on Ps Plus next month.

  • at first glance I thought this was the PSPlus for September 2021 and omg it was stunning

  • Im still amazed that Microsoft not only let psychonauts 2 come to PlayStation, but published it on PlayStation too

  • How do we vote?

  • Aliens: Fireteam Elite 👍

  • I’m making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided tosdsg look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is where i started… 𝗪𝘄𝘄.Income200.𝗰𝗼𝗺

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    open this link for making $2000 per month

  • Personally, I‘ve only bought King‘s Bounty 2 and had good fun so far. It has some serious Heroes of Might and Magic vibes.

  • Arashi being basically Tenchu VR is the best thing ever – sorry if you can’t play it.

  • Hades is amazing so it gets my vote, but I have also gotten and enjoyed Fracked and Aliens: Fireteam Elite. I also have interest in getting I expect you to Die 2. Packed month.

  • Psychonauts for me but largely because I played Hades to death last yearning PC.
    Psychonauts has a charm that barks back to an earlier age but it’s humour and sheer playability is a joy.

  • Voting for Hades because it’s simply a breath of fresh air for the gaming world with how convoluted the industry has become…cut clean and clear gameplay. 10/10 game for me

  • Voting Fireteam Elite solely because of the Alien franchise. These games need to be featured more because of their quality gameplay.

  • I really loved physchonauts it felt like a ps2 game but I mean it in the best way. A fun game and felt like a classic in the making!

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