The gaming release schedule for July isn’t the most notable, but there are a few games worth checking out, even if you’re still trying to catch up with the onslaught of titles already released this year.
Red Faction Guerrilla: Re-Mars-tered Edition
Release date: 3 July 2018 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC)
While almost 10 years old, Red Faction: Guerrilla makes its way to the PS4, Xbox One, and PC in a spiffy new package, along with a terrible pun-tastic tagline. The base game itself is the same, you get the same open-world, destruction-based action adventure, but there have been some new, higher-res textures added, 4K support on consoles, and a few graphical upgrades. If you’re a fan of smashing things in third-person, this game is made for you.
Warhammer: Vermintide 2
Release date: 11 July 2018 (Xbox One)
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is already out on other platforms, but it lands on Xbox One this July. Vermintide 2 takes the Left 4 Dead formula of four-player co-op first-person slaughter and translates it from a zombie apocalypse to the Warhammer fantasy universe. It’s fast, brutal, and if you’ve got 3 friends looking for something to play, it’s a ton of fun.
Sonic Mania Plus
Release date: 17 July 2018 (Xbox One | PS4 | Switch | PC)
Coming almost a year after the original release, Sonic Mania Plus offers the purest form of classic Sonic gameplay. The ‘Plus’ in the title means that you get new levels added to the base game, more secrets, and two additional characters in the form of Mighty the Armadillo, and Ray the Flying Squirrel – both of whom have been long absent since their appearance in the arcade-only release of Sonic the Hedgehog.
No Man’s Sky
Release date: 24 July 2018 (Xbox One)
After one of the most blundered video game launches of all time, No Man’s Sky finally makes it’s leap from PS4 and PC to the Xbox One. While interesting, the game was heavily criticised upon its initial release for not having the multiplayer and space-combat features that were advertised. This time however, the developers promise that multiplayer is in the game, players can link up and survive together and build colonies, and, yup, space battles will be there… apparently.
Release date: 27 July 2018 (PS4 | Switch)
A smaller game release this month, but nonetheless interesting. Hello Neighbor requires players to break into their mysterious neighbour’s house, solve some puzzles, and find out the secrets that your proximate is hiding. While doing so, you’ll have to avoid him at all costs, which sets up a thrilling cat-and-mouse scenario for players.
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