Another week of July goes by and another chance emerges to play some exciting new games (and attempt to catch up on some previously released ones too). This week, sees a mix of unique indie and smaller releases which have something different to offer gamers.
Here are our picks for the games releasing 25-29 July 2016:
Release date: 25 July 2016 (PC)
In Quadrilateral Cowboy, you take the role of the Hacker who oversees the heists. The Hacker doesn’t act alone; he works with other agents in order to pull off heists. Some agents will be tasked with infiltration or theft. Regardless of the agent’s special skills, everything is related back to the Hacker through VR goggles.
This gives the Hacker the ability to use his Deck to hack a building’s security features to allow the agent to continue moving forward. Hacking is no simple button input. Players will need to do some actual hacking by typing in specific code on their keyboard to affect the game world.
Release date: 26 July 2016 (PC, PS4)
Headlander is a fun spin on the action-platformer genre inspired by 1970s science fiction. At the start of the game, you can choose from three different heads. While you may be just a head, you aren’t powerless.
The major gameplay component of Headlander involves you taking over the bodies of humanoid Citizen and Shepards, robot dogs, turrets, robot vacuum cleaners, or anything with a universal docking ring. Taking over different bodies is key to progressing as each body has its own colour clearance, and as a bonus your lasers become more powerful as you take over more powerful bodies.
Hyper Light Drifter
Release date: 26 July 2016 (Xbox One, PS4)
Hyper Light Drifter is a 2D action RPG in the vein of older classics with influences from Diablo and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. While it draws inspiration from classic games, its gameplay is distinctly modern with quick combat, increased mobility, tactical options, and better AI.
As with the best 16-bit games, Hyper Light Drifter features a large and interconnected world full of secrets and alternate paths. Also, players will be able to upgrade the Drifter’s weaponry, as well as discover new equipment, to travel deeper into the lands of Buried Time.
The PS4 and Xbox One versions will also include local co-op for the whole campaign.
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