It’s the beginning of a brand new month and as such, we can expect to see a meaty serving of games heading our way. There’s no shortage of titles to select from, ranging from AAA to indie, but which games should you look out for in particular? We’ve listed five games that we think you should certainly have on your radar for July. We’ve also included the release date and a trailer for each of the titles we have picked, so be sure to check them out to get a first hand look at what awaits. Furthermore, standby for a review of each in due course.
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 – July 11th – Trailer
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is actually coming straight into the Xbox Game Pass on the same day that it launches, so there’s more than enough reason to either invest in the game or invest in the subscription service. Its predecessor enjoyed an excellent reception from fans and critics alike, and the sequel, which is said to be more refined, is aiming to walk a similar line. If you’re looking for a groundbreaking melee action game that pushes the boundaries of the first person co-op genre, don’t let Vermintide 2 pass you by. It looks incredible!
Earthfall – July 13th – Trailer
When the world ends, the fight begins! In co-op shooter Earthfall, you gather your friends, load your weapons and grab your portable defenses and work together as a team to battle through swarms of ferocious aliens. Everything that we’ve seen from Earthfall looks absolutely delicious. The pacing looks good, the design looks great and more importantly, the gameplay looks tense and invigorating. There’s a strong collective driving this game forward, and I for one am very much excited to see if the end result has really paid off.
No Man’s Sky – July 24th – Trailer
Ah, one of the most controversial games of this gen. No Man’s Sky first released on the PlayStation 4 and suffered horribly from a well deserved fan lashing. However, to the developers credit, they’ve worked all the hours that life sends to refine the experience and implement elements that were missing at launch. The bottom line here is that it’s finally time to take No Man’s Sky seriously. The game will launch on Xbox One with all prior updates, including the upcoming multiplayer component. What’s not to love now? Huh?
Mega Man X Legacy Collections – July 24th – Trailer
Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 includes Mega Man X, Mega Man X2, Mega Man X3, Mega Man X4, Mega Man X5, Mega Man X6, Mega Man X7, and Mega Man X8. Phew, that was a lot of Xs. Safe to say that if you’re a fan of Mega Man and enjoy the classics, this is pretty much a no brainer. There’s also the addition of a new Challenge Mode for each collection, as well as a huge museum filled with rare production art, an animated prequel film starring the origins of Mega Man X villain, Sigma, and more.
Remothered: Tormented Fathers – July 25th – Trailer
Remothered: Tormented Fathers is the first chapter of the long-awaited third person game trilogy. Playing as Rosemary, you will have to face psychopaths and fanatics. Your aim is to discover the truth, but you have to survive in order to do so. Your enemies are like obsessed stalkers always on your steps. By and large, this looks like one of the most intriguing survival horror games that we’ve seen in a long while. Its release date came out of nowhere a few days back, so if you’ve not heard of this game, I heavily advise that you check out the trailer.
So, there you have it. Five recommendations from us. Would you have selected something else? Do you agree with the ones on offer? No Man’s Sky stirred up some controversy a while back but has bounced back on its feet considerably well, wouldn’t you say? Sound off in the comment section below to get in on the proverbial action.