From big-budget hits to indie gems, we played some great games this month. Let’s look at some of our favorite games from June.
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst brings back cyberpunk runner Faith and her dizzying parkour skills. A follow-up to 2008's groundbreaking Mirror’s Edge, Catalyst meets and even exceeds its predecessor in many ways, even if it plays a lot of things safe.
Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator
Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator has a unique tutorial that helped us remember the basics. It also has new characters, new modes, and new mechanics to make it more accessible to newcomers and more entertaining for veterans.
Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
This HD remake runs beautifully while keeping the charm and beauty of the original PS2 game intact. It’s a great way to revisit the game or to play it for the first time.
Hearts of Iron IV
Hearts of Iron IV is a strategy game, but unless you’re a veteran of Paradox’s special take on the genre, it’s not what you’re used to. You look after nearly every aspect of your nation’s strategic management, including diplomacy, research, recruitment, and production.
You can buy the game for PC.
Surgeon Simulator Anniversary Edition
Edge of Nowhere
Edge of Nowhere puts you inside a game like Uncharted 4 or Tomb Raider. One of the first virtual reality games to be made by a major studio (in this case, Insomniac Games), it’s fun, has a great sense of scale, and can be played without making you sick.
You can buy it for the Oculus Rift.
Trials of the Blood Dragon
Trials of the Blood Dragon was a surprise reveal during E3. This combination of the motorbike action of the Trials series and the over-the-top neon ‘80s action movie aesthetic ofFar Cry 3 expansion Blood Dragon is really something beautiful.
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ expanded story missions give underutilized movie characters a chance to shine. Fresh mechanics make it more than just another Lego game.
Resident Evil 7 Demo: Beginning Hour
You can play the game on PS4.
The Last Leviathan
This ambitious Early Access sailing game has you building ships (but mostly sinking them).
You can buy the game on PC.
Inside is a new game by Playdead, the folks who made Limbo. It’s an evolution on Limbo’s formula with constantly escalating surprises that are a big part of what makes it so much fun.
VA-11 Hall-A is a brilliant experiment in storytelling that bills itself as a point-and-click bartending sim, but is more akin to a self-mocking William Gibson novel.
You can buy the game for PC and Mac.
A little bit of P.T. mixed in with The Stanley Parable, Asemblance is a head trip of an experience.
Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma
House of the Dying Sun
This Early Access starfighting game is polished, fun, and especially enjoyable in VR. We look forward to seeing the direction its one-person development team takes it in.
You can buy the game for PC.
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
You can buy the game for Wii U.
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