It’s a new month and a brand new set of games to bleed your wallet dry. There’s a great mixture of huge releases and innovative indie games, so something for everyone.
N.B. Dates may vary depending on your country – it’s always best to double check before buying!
Child of Light – 1st July (Vita)
After very positive ratings on all other systems, Child of Light is coming to the Vita this month. The artistic RPG follows Aurora as she rescues the sun, moon and stars from an evil queen. Ah yes, just your average day then.
Deadbreed – 1st July (Steam Early Access)
Choose your monster and get ready to spill blood. Deadbreed is played online, putting you and two other players in a team to fight in arena style battles. If you get tired of endless fighting though, there are quests available to grab some new loot.
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn – 1st July (PS3, Vita)
In a nutshell, you play as a Transformer kicking everyone’s arse. There’s really not much more to add – I mean, doesn’t that sound great enough already?
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition – 1st July (PS4), 2nd July (Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U)
Even more fighting! Only this time, there’s a heavy focus on platforming. You play through the game as Juan who is on a mission to save his true love, killing numerous Mexican-inspired monsters along the way. It has been out for a while, but this version will add more levels, bosses and all DLC.
Ship Simulator: Maritime Search and Rescue – 1st July (Steam)
Simulation games seem to be everywhere these days, and this month you’re getting another exciting addition. In Maritime Search and Rescue you and your crew spend your days rescuing people out at sea. Certainly makes a nice change from murdering everything that moves.
Sniper Elite III – 1st July (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Karl is back to continue his story in North Africa, so grab your gun and get ready to pick off the enemy. Despite previous issues surrounding the game, it definitely looks worth a look.
The House – 1st July (Steam)
The House is an atmospheric horror game set to spook. As you check out a house you’re looking to purchase, you realise it’s not quite as empty as you thought. Also none of the lights work and many doors are locked – are you sure you want to buy this house?
Over 9000 Zombies! – 2nd July (Steam Early Access)
There are so many things to love about this game – its use of a great meme, hordes of zombies and a retro feel. The game is a top-down 2D game, reminiscent of all your childhood favourites. Perhaps. Really it depends how old you are.
Second Chance Heroes – 4th July (Steam)
Another arcade-style game coming this month, which sees you and a friend on a quest to stop the apocalypse. You’ll be sure to see plenty of humour and lots of blood. Brilliant!
Unturned – 7th July (Steam Early Access)
Who doesn’t love a free to play game? Unturned feels a little like Lego: Zombie Edition where you and your friends group together to survive in a ruined society.
Mousecraft – 8th July (PC, PSN, PS4, Vita)
Mousecraft describes itself as a “cross between Tetris and Lemmings” – two of the best puzzle games of my childhood! Your goal is to help mice get some of that delicious cheese. Of course it is, what else were you expecting?
One Piece: Unlimited World RED – 8th July (3DS, Wii U, PS3, Vita)
If the game is as manic as the artwork suggests, you won’t have a spare second to breathe when playing. If you enjoy the anime, then it’s definitely worth looking into, so long as you can handle the fast-pace!
4PM – 9th July (Steam)
An interactive drama rather than a game, 4PM follows Caroline as she prepares for another mundane day, but what really turns out to be so much more.
The Escapists – 9th July (Steam)
Your job is to escape from prison, but it’s not just a matter of grabbing a gun and running off into the sunset. You’ll have to gather and craft various items without raising suspicion in order to experience the sweet smell of freedom.
The Red Solstice – 10th July (Steam Early Access)
This month you’ll take your adventure to Mars with seven other players. Each game session will take you an hour where your only objective is to survive. Great if you want to submerge yourself into a game, but not so good if you want to relax for 10 minutes at a time.
Quest for Infamy – 10th July (PC)
Being a hero is overrated, we rarely get to play the bad guy, but Quest for Infamy is going to change that. Sure, you’re running away from your evil past, but that doesn’t make you good! The point and click game will take you to numerous locations, where your past isn’t as hidden as you may have hoped.
Wayward Manor – 15th July (Steam)
This very stylistic game will take you back to the gothic 1920s. It focuses on a ghost who just wants a peaceful afterlife, but the living don’t understand. So what must you do? Well, be a scary ghost of course!
Hidden in Plain Sight – 16th July (Steam)
Now this game sounds extremely innovative. You play with friends (unfortunately only local multiplayer) and must blend in with the masses as you complete various tasks. There are various fast-paced game modes to try out, so it’s not likely you’ll be getting bored any time soon.
DieselStormers – 17th July (Steam)
Rob people, create a weapon and then stab them in the back – sounds like everyone’s dark dream. Another game to be enjoyed with a number of friends, DieselStormers is a run ‘n’ gun game with a detailed weapon system. Competition for the biggest weapon imaginable? Of course.
Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty! – 22nd July (PS4)
Remember when you were younger, solving puzzles and freeing slaves? This month you can relive that feeling with the long awaited remake. For those that don’t know, Oddworld is primarily a puzzle game, filled with death. Or perhaps I just wasn’t very good.
Adventurezator: When Pigs Fly – 23rd July (Steam)
The description for this game just oozes humour and lighthearted games are always welcomed with open arms. You play a man turned pig on a quest to be human again, but that’s not where this game really shines. Not only do you play the game, but you also create it, with no need for any programming skills – just what I always wanted!
Unrest – 23rd July (Steam)
Fighting is rare, death isn’t the end and you progress through the story by talking to people. How unrealistic! We kid of course; Unrest definitely looks interesting, taking the RPG genre in a new direction and allowing gamers to tread through ancient India, which is uncommon in videogames.
The Last of Us Remastered – 29th July (PS4)
Not technically a brand new release, seeing as the original game only came out last year, but we’re just too excited not to mention it. The Last of Us follows Joel and Ellie through post-apocalyptic America and the remastered looks gorgeous. It’s like we’re right there with them, in the safety of our bedroom.