This has been a pretty hectic year for gaming, thanks to numerous genre-defining releases across all platforms. Gamers should enjoy titles like Ring of Elden that raised the bar for open-world games, games like Forbidden Horizon West who demonstrated the impressive graphics that the current generation is capable of, and Sifu which proves that the indie scene is still very much alive. There are still plenty of major titles to look forward to in 2022, although the middle of the year brings with it a bit of a lull.
While the rest of the most anticipated games are mostly stacked up for the end of the year, that doesn’t mean July is a dry month. Gamers will always be treated to plenty of new releases across many genres from AAA and indie studios. Whether gamers are looking for high-speed racing or see the world through a cat’s eyes, there’s something to satisfy everyone.
The biggest games to watch in July
Perhaps the most interesting game released in July was from BlueTwelve Studio Wander, a game about a cat who, in a cyberpunk world populated by cyborgs, tries to find his way back. It’s an open world game, and players will progress through exploration, puzzle solving, and platforming. The released trailers reveal that the world of Wander is immersive and busy, filled with narrow alleyways, seedy pubs, and weird robots with CRT monitors for heads. It’s not an entirely safe world, however, and players will have to deal with enemies known as Zurks who attack in swarms. The game is set to release July 19 on PC, PS4, and PS5, and it will be available for free to PS Plus Extra, Deluxe, and Premium subscribers at launch.
Speed lovers should keep their eyes on F1 22the latest entry from Codemasters F1 racing franchise. New additions have been implemented in the series, including Adaptive AI which adjusts the pace of AI vehicles to player performance to keep the player on their toes through races. The game will also feature F1 Life, a hub mode allowing players to collect virtual items such as clothing, accessories, and vehicles. VR fans will also be happy to know that F1 22 will support virtual reality on PC for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets. The game is slated for release on July 1 on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox. F1 22 won’t be the only sports game releasing in July, however, and gamers can also expect Match Point – Tennis Championship, a game that promises to bring an immersive tennis experience. It will launch on July 7 on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox.
All games released in July 2022
The aforementioned blockbusters aren’t the only noteworthy games that will appear in the coming month. Here are all the games players can expect in July:
- AI: The Somnium Files – Nirvana Initiative – July 8 (Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, Xbox One)
- Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series – July 8 (Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
- Loopmancer – July 13 (PC)
- Clan – July 14 (PC)
- As dusk falls – July 19 (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
- Endling – Extinction is Eternal – July 19 (Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, Xbox One)
- Pie from Hell – July 21 (Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
- capricious strand – July 21 (Nintendo Switch, PC)
- live alive – July 22 (Nintendo Switch)
- Bear and breakfast – July 28 (PC, Nintendo Switch)
- Soft transit – July 28 (PC)
- Digimon Survive – July 29 (Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, Xbox One)
- Xenoblade Chronicles 3 – July 29 (Nintendo Switch)
As we can see, there is plenty to keep players busy, especially on the Nintendo Switch which will benefit from several new versions. Additionally, players can breathe new life into select old games through DLC, thanks to the release of Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels DLC which drops on July 19. For gamers with planned releases arriving later in the year, this could be a good opportunity to dive into a quirky title such as Wander.
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