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Top Video Games and Release Dates for June 2021

It’s officially winter here in the southern hemisphere, with those cold, dark nights offering up excuses for staying inside where it’s warm and cosy. Those crafty lads in marketing seem well aware of this fact, as all the heavy-hitting games appear as though they are being reserved for June 2021. We’re talking Ratchet and Clank, Mario Golf, Dark Alliance, the return of Alex Kidd and much, much more!

We’ve compiled a list of the top video games launching this month and a complete list of absolutely everything dropping in the 31 day period that is June 2021. This month includes a few must plays for sure, so whip out the wallet, charge your controllers and dive into some new games. That is, assuming your ‘to play’ pile isn’t about to collapse under its own weight, suffocating the cat along the way.

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1. Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart

Go dimension-hopping with icons Ratchet and Clank, who return to take on an evil robotic emperor from another reality. Players will be jumping between action-packed worlds, blasting enemies with an arsenal of explosive new weapons while visiting never-before-seen planets. It also doesn’t hurt that this game was built from the ground up for PS5, and it looks absolutely stunning.

Ratchet and Clank have been going strong for almost 20 years, and Rift Apart looks to continue the success.

Platforms: PS5
Release date: June 11

2. Necromunda: Hired Gun

Navigate an ocean of crime and corruption to balance the bloody ecosystem of Necromunda as a ruthless hired gun. The money’s good, the dog’s loyal, and the guns are reliable, but can you survive the hunt?

Necromunda: Hired Gun is a fast-paced and violent first-person shooter where you play as a mercenary enhanced with dozens of customisable augments for running on walls, leaping over chasms and performing brutal takedowns. Your cyber mastiff companion will even sniff out and eliminate the occasional enemy, while your grappling hook allows quick, agile traversal of the massive environments. You’d be forgiven for not realising that this game is set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

Platforms: PC, PS5, PS4, XBX, XB1
Release date: June 1

3. Mario Golf: Super Rush

Hit the fairways of the Mushroom Kingdom and golf as Mario, Luigi and the gang. Get into the swing of things with button controls, or use motion controls by holding the Joy-Con controller like a golf club to channel those Wii Sports vibes.

Among the new features is Speed Golf. In this mode, up to four players tee off simultaneously and race through the course to be the first one to put the ball in the hole. Dashes and special shots give this golf game that familiar Super Mario flair. Then, take your Mii character from pretender to pro in a story mode that we hope rivals the glory days of the full-fledged RPG that was Mario Golf on Game Boy Color.

Platform: Switch
Release date: June 25

4. Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX

Before Sonic, SEGA’s unofficial mascot was Alex Kidd. Some will remember the big-eared, jumpsuit-wearing character for his catchy soundtrack and boss battles that involved rounds of Jan-ken-pon. Now, 35 years later, Alex Kidd’s debut adventure returns, build from the ground up for the few who remember him, and those looking to explore gaming’s forgotten mascots.

Comprising all levels from the original as well as brand new ones, now’s your chance to experience Alex Kidd in Miracle World as you’ve never seen it. Or, press a button and, at any time, return to the pixelated glory that was 1986.

Platforms: PC, PS5, PS4, XBX, XB1, Switch
Release date: June 24

5. Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2

Head to the Middle East for a seemingly impossible mission realised through skill, focus and precision from behind the scope of a high powered rifle. Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 is said to push new boundaries with its hyper-realistic sniping experience. Players will master a wide arsenal of weaponry based on authentic military equipment, explore vast terrains along the Lebanese and Syrian borders, and take down targets from over 1000m away or up close and personal with a new range of stealth weapons.

Each of the 20 new contracts is highly replayable, able to be completed in a number of ways. The realistic stealth takedowns and bullet time sniper kills are the icing on the cake.

Platforms: PC, PS5, PS4, XBX, XB1
Release date: June 4

6. Game Builder Garage

Create your own video games through fun, guided lessons that cover the basics of visual game programming. Then, play til your heart’s content and upload your creations to share them with the world. No previous experience required.

Game Builder Garage gives you the tools to create side scrollers, kart racers, puzzle games and more. But it’s not all educational. Colourful characters and user-friendly design makes constructing games more fun than it should be. Plus, you’ll have a near-limitless selection of user-made games to download if you feel your creativity waning.

Platform: Switch
Release date: June 11

7. Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance

The first new Dark Alliance game in over 15 years brings to life the world of Dungeons & Dragons in an explosive action RPG filled with real-time combat and dynamic co-op. Frost giants and vengeful dragons roam unchecked as invading armies grow stronger by the day. Up to four friends can join in to fight back the onslaught of creatures and defend against the dark. Explore a frigid world as you vanquish unstoppable bosses, earn powerful gear, and unlock new abilities to take on even bigger challenges.

Platforms: PC, PS5, PS4, XBX, XB1
Release date: June 22

June 2021 Top Video Games Release Dates

  • Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunt (XB1) – June 1
  • Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection (PC, PS4) – June 1
  • Necromunda: Hired Gun (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX, XB1) – June 1
  • Operation: Tango – June 1 (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX, XB1) – June 1
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood (PC) – June 1
  • Stonefly (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX, XB1, Switch) – June 1
  • Wreckfest (PS5) – June 1
  • Open Country (PC, PS4, XB1) – June 3
  • Pro Cycling Manager 2021 (PC) – June 3
  • Tour de France 2021 (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX, XB1) – June 3
  • DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power (Switch) – June 4
  • Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX, XB1) – June 4
  • The Persistence Enhanced (PC, PS5, XBX) – June 4
  • Chivalry 2 (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX, XB1) – June 8
  • Descenders (XBX) – June 8
  • Green Hell (PS4, XB1) – June 9
  • The Elder Scrolls Online (PS5, XBX) – June 8
  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade (PS5) – June 10
  • Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection (PC, PS4, XB1, Switch) – June 10
  • We Are Football (PC) – June 10
  • Game Builder Garage (Switch) – June 11
  • Guilty Gear -Strive- (PC, PS5, PS4) – June 11
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (PS5) – June 11
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood (PS5, PS4, XBX, XB1) – June 15
  • Metro Exodus (PS5, XBX) – June 18
  • Hitman 3 (Switch) – June 20
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX, XB1) – June 22
  • Out of Line (Switch) – June 23
  • Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX, XB1, Switch) – June 24
  • Legend of Mana (PC, PS4, Switch) – June 24
  • Mario Golf: Super Rush (Switch) – June 25
  • Scarlet Nexus (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX, XB1) – June 25
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 (Switch) – June 25
  • Curved Space (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX, XB1) – June 29
  • Destroy All Humans! (Switch) – June 29
  • Zombies Ate My Neighbors and Ghoul Patrol (PC, PS4, XB1, Switch) – June 29
  • Phantom Abyss early access (PC) – June TBA

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General FAQs

What new games are coming out in June 2021!

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart debuts this June exclusively for the PS5. Over on the Nintendo Switch, we can look forward to Mario Golf: Super Rush and Game Builder Garage. Old school gamers will want to check out the remake of Alex Kidd in Miracle World and Dark Alliance returns for some co-op hack ‘n slash action. Of course, you can find the complete list of all the games launching in June 2021 by reading the full article.

Is Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart a PS5 exclusive?

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart is a PS5 exclusive, which allows the developers to take advantage of the powerful, new hardware. This can be seen in the impeccably rendered graphics and rift-jumping gameplay. Sadly, PS4 owners will need to upgrade to check out the latest entry in the Ratchet and Clank series.

Is there a Mario Golf for Nintendo Switch?

From June 25, 2021, Mario Golf: Super Rush will be available on Nintendo Switch. The latest entry in the Mario Golf series sees Mario and friends return to the fairway for traditional golf, but also wild new modes including Speed Golf. There’s also an RPG-style story mode to keep you playing even when the friends log off.