The summer doldrums are here once more, but there’s still some great games to look forward to this month. On that note, here are our 5 best games of July 2021. Oh, and we won’t make you click through five pages to look at the entire list.
5 Best Games of July 2021
Samurai Warriors 5
The latest entry in Koei Tecmo and Omega Factor’s Samurai Warriors series, get ready to fight the world in Samurai Warriors 5. A “fresh re-imagining” of the franchise, players will take control of one of 37 different playable characters as they experience the events leading up to the Honnō-ji Incident. This title will change things up with an all-new storyline, a new visual presentation, and revamped character designs.
Samurai Warriors 5 will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on July 27, 2021.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
Originally released for the Nintendo Wii in 2011, Link will once again hit the skies in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. The world of Skyloft is at your disposal, and players must pay a visit to an abandoned land below the clouds called the Surface to save Zelda. New to this release is a button-only control scheme, smoother movements, and HD graphics. Zelda & Loftwing amiibo figures will also be available for purchase.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD will come out for the Nintendo Switch on July 16, 2021.
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin
Capcom is once again returning to the world of Monster Hunter with the upcoming release of Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin. This spinoff RPG puts the spotlight on the descendant of the legendary Rider Red, who must deal with the mass disappearance of Rathalos worldwide. Creatures in the game include Palamutes, Nargacuga, Zinogres, Brachydios, Seregios, Tigrex, Kushala Daora, and Teostra.
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin will come out for the Nintendo Switch on the Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam on July 9, 2021.
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles
Players will once again enter the courtroom with the release of Capcom’s The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles. Set against the backdrop of Victorian-era Britain and Japan, players will take control of Ryunosuke Naruhodo in five murder-mystery episodes across two different games. Much like previous Ace Attorney entries, players will listen to testimonies, cross-examine witnesses, and present evidence.
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles will come out for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on July 27, 2021.
NEO: The World Ends With You
The world of Tetsuya Nomura’s The World Ends With You returns with the release of NEO: The World Ends With You. This action RPG transports players to Shibuya and has players taking control of Rindo and his gang the Wicked Twisters, who must play the Reaper’s Game. In order to attack opponents, Rindo will use “psych” abilities that have been granted by items called “pins.”
NEO: The World Ends With You will come out for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on July 27, 2021.