It’s June. Winter is settling in which means more time spent indoors. Thankfully the new games keep coming. Nice One! This month its vampires, dinosaurs, plumbers turned tennis pros and much, much more. Like Shaq Fu Reborn. It’s a reboot of a terrible game from 1994 starring everyone’s favourite basketballer turned actor, turned commentator Shaquille O’Neal. Discover that game at your own risk.
Vampyr – 5th June – PC, PS4, Xbox One
Prowl the disease-ridden streets of 20th century Britain as a newly born vampire taking victims and trying to understand the affliction. Vampyr is filled with death and drama, as you cling to what remains of your humanity. Players ultimately shape the fate of Vampyr’s hero through moral decisions and versatile RPG skill-trees. There’s always some risk with a new IP although reviews have so far been positive.
Far Cry 5: Hours of Darkness – 5th June – PC, PS4, Xbox One
Set in the jungles of Vietnam, Hours of Darkness is the first batch of paid DLC for Far Cry 5 adding a standalone story, location and possibly new combat mechanics. Far Cry doesn’t take itself too seriously, so Hours of Darkness will likely be less Platoon and more Tropic Thunder. Either way, more Far Cry is a good thing.
Jurassic World Evolution – 12th June – PC, PS4, Xbox One
Build your own Jurassic World in this strategy/management sim that puts players in control of operations on the legendary island of Isla Nublar and the surrounding islands of the Muertes Archipelago. Bioengineer new dinosaur breeds and construct attractions, containment and research facilities. Jeff Goldblum reprises his role as Dr Ian Malcolm and guides you through the moral choices and tactical decisions. Every choice leads to a different path, and spectacular challenges arise when “life finds a way.” Bottom line, it’s Sim City with dinosaurs and Jeff Goldblum. Win!
Note: This one is digital only. The physical version of Jurassic World Evolution arrives in stores 3rd July.
LEGO The Incredibles – 15th June – PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Experience the LEGO-styled adventures of the Parr family as they conquer crime and family life through both Disney-Pixar films The Incredibles and its upcoming sequel The Incredibles 2.
Explore action-packed story levels and an epic hub world, including key locations like Municiberg and New Urbem, as each family member uses their unique “Super” abilities to bring the city’s villains to justice. Team up with family and friends in 2-player co-op to assemble incredible LEGO builds.
The LEGO games are always a barrel of laughs, offering plenty for adults and kids alike. LEGO The Incredibles arrives in stores the day after the new film lands in cinemas.
Mario Tennis Aces – 22nd June – Nintendo Switch
Mario is back for a new tennis game. Expect intense rallies against 15+ Mushroom Kingdom characters in tennis battles packed with Mario Kart-like power-ups. This time the game adds a full-blown story mode with a variety of missions, boss battles and more. Play locally or online with up to 4 players. Use traditional or simple motion controls. Fully charge your energy to launch the ball with enough force to KO your opponent!
Lumines Remastered – 26th June – PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Arguably the greatest puzzle game of all time, Lumines is back with a HD remaster that beautifully marries the elements of sound, light and puzzle-action into one addictive, yet easy-to-play game.
Initially launched in 2004, it wouldn’t be a stretch to describe Lumines as Tetris on speed. You’re at the centre of the high-energy, block-dropping action with seizure-enduing colours and excellent house, trance and techno beats! Unlock 40 skins and tunes overall. In addition to Challenge Mode, test your skills in Time Attack, Puzzle, Mission, VS CPU and also play against friends in VS mode.
The Crew 2 – 29th June – PC, PS4, Xbox One
The Crew 2 captures the thrill of American motorsports in a huge, varied, action-packed playground that borrows iconic locations from across the country. Enjoy free exploration on ground, sea and sky through hundreds of licensed vehicles while attempting to champion the disciplines on offer. In what has to be the most refreshing game mechanic we’ve ever seen, players can instantly switch between car, boat and plane and continue racing. It’s as awesome as it sounds. Expect a lot of excellent multiplayer racing and online content from this one.