Games of July 2013

Games of July 2013

July is finally here and we’re officially at the half way mark of 2013. While there’s no colossal-sized and over-publicised games releasing this month, there are some interesting titles that could steal the your attention.

Mortal Kombat (PC) – 3 July 2013

Even though it’s long overdue, Mortal Kombat is hitting PCs fashionably late in July.

The game will release on 3 July through digital distribution, with a physical release dropping on 6 August.

The Komplete Edition features all previously released DLC, which includes the additional characters of Skarlet, Kenshi and Rain, as well as the iconic horror star, Freddy Krueger.

Additionally, the game offers 15 Klassic Mortal Kombat Skins and three Klassic Fatalities (Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Reptile).

Mortal Kombat PC

Scourge: Outbreak (XBLA, PSN, PC) – 3 July 2013

Scourge: Outbreak may not be the most well-known game this month, but it does look like third-person enthusiasts may find some fun in this sci-fi co-op shooter.

Scourge: Outbreak challenges up to four players to fight aliens and military personnel using each character’s unique weapons, stats and abilities.

As XP is earned in the game’s single-player campaign, new rewards are also unlocked in the Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Capture-the-Flag multiplayer modes.

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Dark (PC, Xbox 360) – 5 July 2013

Hiding in the shadows is Dark – a stealth action role-playing game from German developer Realmforge Studios, releasing on 5 July.

Dark follows Eric, a vampire who can take control of some impressive supernatural abilities, such as teleportation, invisibility, and the ability to see in the dark and slow down time.

As you’d expect, players can regenerate the vampiric abilities by drinking the blood of enemies.

The game looks interesting and hopefully lives up to its promise.

Dark screenshot

Shadowrun Returns (PC) – 25 July

The Kickstarter success story of Shadowrun Returns will make a debut this month, and take the cyberpunk tactical role-playing series back to its turned-based roots.

It will also feature a robust editor, where creations can be shared through Steam Workshop.

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Sir, You Are Being Hunted (PC, Mac, Linux) – July TBA

One of the quirkier and more interesting games dropping in July is Sir, You are Being Hunted.

The game is an open-world survival shooter, where you’ll have to try and survive in an open hunting ground populated by “Hunters”, who are robots dressed as Victorian gentlemen.

You can use traps and items in order to help you survive and escape the devilish blood-sport going on.

Sir you are being hunted

Other notable releases: Dynasty Warriors 8, Civilization V: Brave New World, Napoleon: Total War, Shin Megami Tensei IV, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

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  • Vorastra

    Sir, You are Being Hunted. Looks VERY interesting. Also can’t wait for MK.

  • VirtualForce

    Yeah, that and I’m kinda interested in Showdowrun Returns. Looks similar to Wasteland 2, which I can’t wait for in October, although not Cyberpunk in style like Showdowrun.

  • Kromas

    Other other notable release. DayZ Standalone Alpha. (well hopefully, maybe, please please release already!)

  • Weeman360

    When and where

  • Kromas

    The server/client architecture is done. The new models have been half added. The zed animations are done. The have a few syncing issues left and that’s pretty much it for an early alpha. Also Rocket said they have a week set for an alpha release but its secret. I still have some money on the 6th of July.

  • Cyb0rt3x

    I loved dayz when it first came out, but I’ve ended up losing all interest.

    It’s now basically just CoD with hunger and thirst.

  • Kromas

    Then you should try AI servers or Origins. they promote quite a bit of teamwork. Got stuck being sniped by a bandit on sector B the other day when the AI went on a rampage. We had to cease fire and team up to make it out of there, well he did die by my hand afterwards :P

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