As summer soldiers on, many video game lovers are undoubtedly finding themselves in the predicament of spending their time indoors, cozied up with a good game or venturing out into the sunshine. While last month’s video game releases were nothing to write home about, July brings with it a handful of notable titles that might just warrant staying indoors.
10) One Piece: Unlimited World RED:
Released earlier this year in Europe and Japan on the Nintendo 3DS, One Piece: Unlimited World RED is set to hit Western shores on July 8 for the 3DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and Wii U.
Featuring characters from the popular manga/show One Piece, Unlimited World RED is the fourth title in the franchise and builds upon the gameplay featured in previous entries. With high-octane action and plenty of adventure to be found, One Piece: Unlimited World RED is certain to be a must-have game for fans of the franchise.
9) The Escapists:
Leave it to the indie game scene to continually create unique and innovative titles. The Escapists, by Mouldy Toof Studios, places players in a prison with one small task – escaping.
With a large prison full of guards, cameras and other convicts to navigate about, formulating the perfect escape is sure to be no small task, but rather one that players can invest dozens of hours into. The Escapists’ retro-inspired graphics offer a compelling visual style that adds charms to the otherwise harsh world of the prison system.
8) Call of Duty: Ghosts – Invasion:
While not a full game release, Call of Duty: Ghosts – Invasion is finally coming to PlayStation 3, 4 and PCs. The third major downloadable content pack to the wildly successful Call of Duty: Ghosts, Invasion follows in the footsteps of its predecessors by unleashing a slew of new maps upon players.
7) Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition:
The definitive version of one of the most popular indie titles in recent years, Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition is set to release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Wii U early in July.
The definitive version of the metroidvania-inspired title, Super Turbo Championship Edition contains new levels and bosses in addition to the all of the previous DLC released for Guacamelee.
6) Sniper Elite III:
After much waiting, military shooter fans will finally be able to dive into the dangerous world of Sniper Elite III in July.
Sniper Elite III brings realism to the video game world like no other title can. Thanks to the game’s impressive bullet physics and intense shooting, World War 2’s Western Front has never felt quite as brutal as it will in Sniper Elite III.
5) Sacred 3:
The third title in the action/RPG Sacred series, Sacred 3 looks to be a step in the right direction. Deep Silver has taken over publishing duties for Sacred 3, and have placed a serious emphasis on making the game bigger and better than ever imagined before.
Sacred 3 featured new classes and environment for players to explore as they embark on a journey to slay Lord Zane, ruler of the Ashen Empire.
4) Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee – New ‘n’ Tasty:
The Oddworld series is one of the most loved and respected franchises in video game history, garnering a dedicated following since the original release of Abe’s Oddysee.
Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty is essentially an HD remaster of the original Oddworld title, presented with vastly improved textures and visuals, bringing the strange experience of Abe’s Oddysee to life like never before.
3) Abyss Odyssey:
Developed by ACE Team, Abyss Odyssey is destined to be a remarkably unique video game experience. Billed as part fighting game, part rogue-like platformer, this interesting combination is something that only the developers of Zeno Clash could pull off.
In Abyss Odyssey, players will be able to go it alone or play cooperatively with others in order to defeat a wicked Warlock.
2) Divinity: Original Sin:
Larian Studios’ newest offering into the rich fantasy world of Divinity, Original Sin is destined to be a RPG fan’s dream come true. Presented in a traditional, isometric view, Divinity: Original Sin paints a modern take on the classic RPGs of old.
Brimming with personality that exudes in its environments and top-notch writing, Divinity: Original Sin is the kind of game that only comes along every once in a while and is certain to be remembered by fans of the genre as an instant classic.
1)The Last of Us: Remastered:
Even though The Last of Us was released recently, there is little reason not to be excited for July’s launch of The Last of Us: Remastered for the PlayStation 4.
Those who aren’t familiar with The Last of Us and the numerous great aspects of it can catch up with Entertainment Buddha’s review of the original title here.
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