July’s Hottest Game Releases: What to Play This Month

After a stellar start to 2024, July is shaping up to keep the momentum going strong with a slew of exciting new game releases. Traditionally a month more known for game announcements than launches, this July is packed with highly anticipated titles, including a major expansion for one of the biggest MMORPGs. There’s something for every gamer this month, whether you’re into sports, RPGs, or nostalgic speedrunning challenges.

Final Fantasy 14: Dawntrail

Square Enix Release Date: July 2 Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, PC

Starting the month off with a bang, the fifth expansion for the beloved MMORPG, Final Fantasy 14, has finally arrived. Dawntrail takes players on a “summer vacation” adventure, a refreshing shift from the intense drama of Endwalker. Expect new areas to explore, a level cap increase to 100, and the introduction of two new classes, Viper and Pictomancer. This expansion also brings the first major visual overhaul since the game’s relaunch in 2013, making it a must-play for fans.

The First Descendant

Nexon Release Date: July 2 Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC

The First Descendant is an online co-op third-person shooter with RPG elements, drawing inspiration from games like Destiny, Warframe, and Outriders. Players team up in groups of four to tackle self-contained missions, unlock characters, and gather in-game currencies and materials. As a free-to-play title, it’s accessible from day one, with microtransactions available for those looking to expedite their progress.

Once Human

Starry Studio / NetEase Games Release Date: July 9 Platform: PC

Once Human offers a unique take on the multiplayer survival genre with its distinctive post-apocalyptic open world. Players must team up to survive in the wilderness, battling monstrous enemies and crafting weapons from over 100 available blueprints. With a highly customizable arsenal and cooperative gameplay, Once Human promises an immersive survival experience.

Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition

Nintendo Release Date: July 18 Platform: Nintendo Switch

For fans of retro gaming and competitive play, Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition offers a collection of speedrunning challenges from classic NES titles. With over 150 challenges across games like Metroid, Excitebike, and the early Zelda and Mario titles, players can compete locally with up to eight friends or vie for leaderboard dominance in this nostalgia-fueled release.

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn

Kepler Interactive Release Date: July 18 Platforms: PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Described as a blend of God of War and Elden Ring, Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn features a mix of soulslike combat and cinematic storytelling in an open-world setting. Set in a 19th-century-inspired world with ancient Mesopotamian deities, players engage in intense battles and explore a richly detailed environment, making it one of the month’s most intriguing releases.

EA Sports College Football 25

EA Sports Release Date: July 19 Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X|S

After an 11-year hiatus, EA Sports is bringing back college football with EA Sports College Football 25. Featuring all 134 Football Bowl Subdivision teams, this game revives beloved modes like Dynasty and Road to Glory while introducing new features to reflect the current state of college football. Fans of the series have eagerly awaited its return, making it one of the most anticipated sports titles of the year.

Gear Up, Game On!

With such a diverse lineup of games releasing in July 2024, there’s something to look forward to for every type of gamer. Whether you’re diving back into the world of Final Fantasy 14, exploring the post-apocalyptic settings of Once Human, or reliving the glory days with Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition, this month is packed with must-play titles. So gear up and get ready for a thrilling month of gaming!

  1. It’s really cool to see that Final Fantasy 14 is still getting love, those who are a fan of the game should really enjoy this new season. World Championship reminds me of NES Remix, I had this game for the 3DS back when it first released and it was fun to play a bunch of different levels from various NES games with challenges! I’ll probably check out World Championship when it comes out.

  2. I am a fan of Final Fantasy Franchise. I have not yet played Dawntrail, the fifth expansion pack to Final Fantasy 14, but this is one of my anticipated games. I am also very much interested in Flintlock as it is considered a blend of Elden Ring and God of War, both my favorite games

  3. This is a game for people that are into post apocalyptic settings and survival challenges. Players are tasked with rebuilding civilization in the aftermath of a global disaster.
    Though I am but of a fan of such storyline, I will probably check it out upon its release. It could have me hooked, who knows.

  4. My friend is a fan of PC gaming, and playing Once Human with him is going to be great. The game is out since July 9th and I would really have a go at it with my friend this weekend to see how it is.

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