With the large number of games coming out every month, it can be a daunting task to track down which ones are worth your time. The year 2019 has been a great one for games already, with Kingdom Hearts III, Metro Exodus, Far Cry New Dawn, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice finally releasing, and July looks to be no exception. Here are the five best games for July, 2019.
While there are more than five games that people should keep their eyes on in July, there were five picks that stood above the rest. From MMOs to turn-based tactical RPGs, here are the five titles that should be on your radar going into July. Keep in mind, we will have coverage for most of these titles up around launch time, so if you prefer to wait on reviews, keep checking back with us around each titles respective launch date for full coverage.
5. Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers
After an atrocious initial launch, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn re-launched to critical and commercial acclaim. The rebuilt world worked now, and players were enjoying spending time in Eorzea. Shadowbringers is the third expansion to the world, and takes players to a new dimension and tasks them with restoring darkness to a world that is overflowing with light.
The expansion raises the level cap to 80, and brings two new jobs with it: the Gunbreaker and Dancer. Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers launches July 2, for PC and PlayStation 4. Preorders are available here.
4. God Eater 3 (Switch)
God Eater 3 launched a few months ago for PlayStation 4 and PC. It was a lot of fun, and featured tons of enemies to kill and weapons to earn. Despite this, it felt like a title that lended itself really well to a portable mode, with short levels that felt more arcade-driven than a full campaign. Nintendo’s console/handheld hybrid is the perfect home for God Eater 3. Here’s a sample of what we thought of the game.
Loads of story and side missions will keep players engaged, even when the story gets bogged down with anime clichés now and then.“
God Eater 3 launches for Nintendo Switch on July 12, so fans of the Monster Hunter franchise will have something to look forward to taking on the go. Preorders are available here.
3. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
It’s been a long time coming, but the third entry of the Marvel Ultimate Alliance franchise is almost here with Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order. This new outing is developed by Team Ninja and is being published by Nintendo, which means it’s a Switch exclusive, and you’ll be able to take it on the go.
Players will be able to take a number of different characters into battle, but the title seems focused on Marvel characters from the MCU, and players will be able to take control of Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Wolverine, and many more. Check out the trailer below, and then pick up a copy of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order when it launches on July 19, 2019. Preorders are available here.
2. Fire Emblem: Three Houses
It’s kinda weird seeing three of the best looking games of July heading to Nintendo Switch all in one month, but here we are. It’s been about four years since we’ve seen a proper Fire Emblem game, not counting Echoes: Shadows of Valencia which was a remake of 1992’s Gaiden.
Fire Emblem makes its Nintendo Switch debut with Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Three Houses takes place in a world where the land is split into three nations at peace. Little is known about the plot, but players will get to choose which nation the protagonist is a teacher in, and follows his connection with a mysterious entity.
We’ve embedded the trailer below, so check that out, and then go preorder Fire Emblem: Three Houses here.
1. Wolfenstein: Youngblood
Wolfenstein: The New Order was a bit of a soft reboot after the release on PlayStation 3 was ill-received. The new title from Machine Games was fast, brutal, and over the top. The sequel, Wolfenstein: The New Colossus, was even better than the first, and had great gunplay, combined with a wonderful cast of characters. Now, Bethesda and Machine Games will release a new outing with Wolfenstein: Youngblood.
The title is set in the 1980s, where Jessica and Sophia Blazkowicz, twin daughters of series protagonist BK Blazkowicz, travel to Paris to find their missing father. The entire title can be played in co-op, and will feature a non-linear mission structure, a first for the series.
Check out the new trailer below to see more of the game in action, which promises to be an entertaining, frenetic thrill ride. Preorders for the July 26 launch are available here.
Be sure to check back with us next month as we take a look at the best games coming out for August of 2019!