August's theme is "Westerns". This is meant to encapsulate any 10+ year old game that has a "wild west" theme. Whether it be the romanticized cowboys and shootouts stuff, or the more realistic frontier survival and gold mining. In general, the wild west as we know it existed between 1848 to 1890, located in the USA's western regions. Games that thematically occur in that place and era, are what this theme's about. Though not to the extent of excluding western games with fantastical elements of course.
It blew my mind when I realized that Red Dead Redemption is already a decade old. Slow down time! Gyaddang. So that being said, I will wholeheartedly say that RDR is the greatest western game I've ever beaten.
By some miracle, I have once again gotten my stalled playthrough of Wild Arms: Alter Code F going again. Like, guys, I bought this game back in 2003. Geez. My current save now has a nice figure of 25 hours onto it. Who knows, maybe I'll stick with it and finally, finally erase that 20+ hour mark of shame from my backlog.