Must Buy Games in July 2016


July is typically the most uneventful month for game releases in the year. This year has been no different from the norm but there are still some great revamped versions of old games set to release later this month. There is also a shock entry with the potential to shift the mindset that my phone is not for playing games! Here is my list of upcoming games for July 2016:

Rocket League: Collector’s Edition

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This is one of my favourite games in recent years. You only need to see how many hours of game play I have dedicated to this game to release how much I enjoy this game! Therefore, a version that contains content from the Supersonic Fury, Revenge of the Battle-Cars, and Chaos Run DLC packs is a definite win. The biggest selling point for this game release is the price. If you wanted to buy a game with, effectively, a season pass you would need to shell out £40 upwards. However, 505 Games have got it right with this release by keeping the cost below £20 for a full game and plenty of additional content. Owners of Rocket League may not be rushing out to get this but for any Rocket League newbies, snap this up as soon as you can!

Platforms: Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC
Release Date: 5th July 2016

Batman: Return To Arkham

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The Batman Arkham franchise is considered the best super hero games to ever be released. So the good news is they have been remastered for your enjoyment on the latest gen consoles. Only the first two Batman games will be included in this release but all DLC packs will be included for both games which makes this game, at the very least, worth its retail value. You will be able to pick up a copy for £40 but, it is without doubt, you are getting the two best Batman games from the Arkham series in their entirety. Let’s just say this will be more enjoyable than watching Batman V Superman, so if you paid £10 at the cinema to see the aformentioned film then you should be willing to grab a copy of this game.

Platforms: Xbox One, Playstation 4
Release Date: 26th July 2016

Pokemon GO

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Before I start talking about Pokemon GO I would like to outwardly state that I dislike mobile games…a lot. They don’t deliver against a promise of entertainment and are extremely shallow, repetitive experiences in my humble opinion. Despite holding these points of view, I have found myself very excited by the premise of Pokemon GO. This game is a GPS based, Augmented Reality game that allows players to catch Pokemon by exploring the real world. Different types of Pokemon will dwell in different landscapes. Go near a lake or river to catch water Pokemon or they can just appear randomly when you are ‘out in the wild’. As a huge Pokemon fan as a child I can finally live out my dream to become a Pokemon master. There is also a smart watch which helps to enhance the Pokemon GO experience but luckily this is not a requirement to play on your mobile device. Details regarding this game have been sparse but we know enough at this stage to gauge how exciting this release could be. Since it will be free then make sure you get this in your life in July!

Platforms: iOS, Android
Release Date: July 2016

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