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The Best Games of 2014: July Releases

The Summer Gaming Drought Has Begun

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Now that E3 2014 is officially in the books, the summer gaming drought is in full effect. July is a slim month highlighted by a few rereleased games that many of us should have already played by now. However, if you passed on games like The Last of Us and/or Guacamelee, then now is the best time to see what these titles have to offer.

Full Title: Child of Light
Developers: Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher: Ubisoft
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
Release Date: July 1st (North America and Europe)

Child of Light launched on several other platforms back in April, and will finally be available to Vita owners starting tomorrow. If for any reason you’re interested in this game and have specific questions about it, then I fully encourage you to check out Gary Swaby’s in-depth Child of Light review for more insight.

Full Title: Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition
Developers: Drinkbox Studios
Publisher: Drinkbox Studios
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, and Xbox 360
Release Date: July 2nd (North America and Europe)

Features Editor Carl Daniel had a chance to review Guacamelee! last year when it launched simultaneously on both PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. This version of the game features a few bonuses, and a new villain to square off against. If you missed out on playing the first game, then you might want to check it out now.

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Full Title: The Wolf Among Us; Season Finale – Cry Wolf
Developers: Telltale Games
Publisher: Telltale Games
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, PlayStation Vita, and Mac OS X
Release Date: TBA July (North America and Europe)

The fifth and final chapter in Telltale Games iconic first season of The Wolf Among Us is expected to launch sometime in July. Shortly after that, the full season will be debuting on both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. If you still haven’t had a chance to see what all the buzz is about, then now is the right time to play catch-up.

Full Title: One Piece: Unlimited World RED
Developers: Ganbarion
Publisher: Bandai Namco Games
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and PS Vita
Release Date: July 8th (North America) June 27th (Europe)

Fans of the One Piece manga and anime series will have a brand new game to look forward to. Released in Japan late last year, One Piece: Unlimited World RED has even more action and adventure than previous entries in the series. For more on the game, please feel free to check out the English dubbed trailer above.

Full Title: Forza Motorsport 5: Racing Game of The Year Edition
Developers: Turn 10 Studios
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Platforms: Xbox One
Release Date: July 22nd (North America and Europe)

Forza Motorsport 5: Racing Game of The Year Edition is pretty much the full game with some additional DLC packs included in the overall package. If you initially passed on Forza Motorsport 5 and want to get your hands on a much more complete package, then you might want to pickup this game when it drops on July 22nd.

Full Title: Oddworld: New “N” Tasty
Developers: Just Add Water
Publisher: Oddworld Inhabitants
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Release Date: July 22nd (North America and Europe)

Oddworld: New “N” Tasty is a remake of the 1997 classic title Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee. This game will feature a brand new 2.5D graphical style to coincide with the clever platforming mechanics that everyone knows and loves. The game is also expected to launch on several other platforms at a later date. If you are a longtime fan of the original, then you owe it to yourself to check out this game as well.

Full Title: Unrest
Developers: Pyrodactyl Games
Publisher: Kiss LTD
Platforms: PC, Mac OS X, and Linux
Release Date: July 23rd (North America and Europe)

Unrest is an independently developed RPG/adventure game that allows players to explore an ancient Indian city and use conversation, violence, and choices to reach their goals. The game had a successful Kickstarter campaign and is expected to offer a unique gameplay experience to entice fans. If you love indie games built on choice and exploration, then you may want to give Unrest a try.

Full Title: The Last of Us: Remastered
Developers: Naughty Dog
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Release Date: July 29th (North America and Europe)

The Last of Us was easily the best PlayStation 3 game released last year. With The Last of Us: Remastered, Naughty Dog aims to bring the same game with all the DLC add-ons and improved resolution to PlayStation 4 owners. If for any reason you never got a chance to play the original game and you currently own a PS4, then you absolutely should pick this up as soon as humanly possible.

This concludes my list of the best games worth picking up in July. Please note that some of these release dates are subject to change at any given time. Do any of you plan on purchasing any of the titles listed above? Please feel free to let us know in the comments section below.

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