We’re hitting the mid-part of 2018, which has already been a stellar year for gamers so far, and things aren’t slowing down, with some pretty exciting titles coming your way this month. We’ve listed the most anticipated games releasing in June that we’re dying to get our hands on.
Release date: 5 June 2018 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC)
Vampyr is an interesting looking game from French developer Dontnod Entertainment, who worked on 2013’s Remember Me and, more recently, the Life is Strange series. Vampyr, is an action-RPG which puts players in the blood-soaked boots of Jonathan Reid, a doctor who has turned into a vampire during the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918 London. Going against his nature (helping people), Reid must quench his thirst for blood while uncovering the vampiric underworld he’s been thrust into. Gameplay wise, it looks to be a healthy blend of stealth, shooting, and melee combat, mixed up with some spooky supernatural powers, but you’ll have to take that sacrifice of feeding on innocents in order to achieve new powers; which is completely up to the player. Vampyr looks packed with potential, look great , and has been a longtime in development, so let’s hope this beast has the bite to meet its bark.
Release date: 5 June 2018 (Xbox One | PS4)
Over-the-top offroad racers can be very hit or miss. Since Motorstorm back on the PS3, we haven’t had a spectacular, boost-filled, arcade title to really indulge in, but Onrush may just be the game to change that. Developed by veteran racing studio Codemasters, who are the guys to go to when it comes to solid titles (the Dirt and F1 series being prime examples of this), Onrush utilises the developer’s pedigree of excellent racing mechanics with a fun, flamboyant twist. Players can select from a range of cars, bikes, and trucks to go head-to-head in some crazy, hillside environments full of dangers, cliffs to smash your opponents off of, and some massive jumps to pull off some crazy stunts.
Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr
Release date: 5 June 2018 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC)
If you’ve been craving an isometric Diablo-esque dungeon crawler, but don’t mind some machine-guns and high-powered armour in the mix, Warhammer’s Inquisitor open-world sandbox RPG should be right up your alley. Set in the dark world of Warhammer lore, the game gives players an action-RPG set-up, whereby you can create a marine and head into the hostile world in order to protect the imperium from a whole bunch of baddies, including mutants, monsters, xenos, and daemons. There will be fan-fare for longtime Warhammer aficionadoes, but developer Neocore has assured gamers that the campaign and story is newcomer-friendly.
Jurassic World Evolution
Release date: 12 June 2018 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC)
Well, we know how dinosaur parks usually turn out, but that shouldn’t stop you from trying to build your own, right? Jurassic World Evolution gives players the task of setting up the new iteration of the iconic (yet disastrous) park, setting up 5 unique sites across the Costa Rican islands, which should be exciting for Jurassic Park fans as we’ve only seen one island from the movies – Isla Sorna. Each island will have its own challenges and threats, but with careful management, clever construction, and (inevitably) good crisis control, there should be a lot of fun found in Jurassic World Evolution.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
Release date: 29 June 2018 (Xbox One | PC | Previously available on PS4)
After an extremely successful launch on the PS4, the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, which is is a collection of high-definition remakes of the first three Crash Bandicoot games (Crash Bandicoot, Cortex Strikes Back, and Warped), makes its way to all the other major platforms. The 3 titles now feature current-gen visuals,environments are far more detailed, dynamic lighting fills and radiates the colourful levels, and Crash himself looks fuzzy and tangible, unlike his more blocky 90s counterpart. Mechanically, nothing has changed. The games are still the simple platformers from yesteryear and better for it. Most reboots tend to tinker with the formulas of what made them great, and to worse affect. Crash N.Sane Trilogy sticks to what it knows – running, jumping, smashing crates and hoovering up Wumpa fruit, it feels like Crash.
The Crew 2
Release date: 29 June 2018 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC)
The Crew was a massively ambitious racer with some interesting multiplayer-integrated mechanics, but it failed to really pick up enough steam when it released back in 2014. The series is back, though, with a second iteration that aims to improve upon all the elements of the first game, while adding aerial and boat racing into the mix. That’s right, players can jump from the streets to the skies to the water, all within the same race. If it pays off, it looks to be a lot of fun that’ll please racing fans who are also looking for something with a twist from the usual staples out there.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Release date: 29 June 2018 (Switch | Previously available on: Xbox One | PS4 | PC)
Nintendo’s family-friendly portable console is finally getting some great ports to please the more action-orientated gamers, and it doesn’t come louder and more brutal than Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, which picks up after the events of 2014’s brilliant yet under-appreciated The New Order. You once again jump into the boots of BJ Blazkowicz as he wakes up from a coma to find the good ole US of A under full Nazi occupation. Not ideal. He has to (once again) take up arms against those pesky Swastika-donning extremists, but of course, you have a whole lot of bonkers guns to help you with the job at hand. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is every bit the challenging, over-indulgent Nazi-shooter you want it to be, but it’s also not as brash and blunt as it initially looks, providing a relatable, human story alongside its spray of bullets and blood. A must-play for first-person shooter fans.
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