After a wild and crazy spring, the summer is finally here. Beat the heat with the 5 best games of July 2023. Oh, and we won’t make you click through five pages to look at the entire list.
5 Best Games of July 2023
The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie
Nihon Falcom and Nis America’s The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie will set out to end the long-running series’ Crossbell and Erebonia Arcs.
Featuring more than 50 playable characters, the JRPG features turn-based battles with a new Crossroads system that has players switching between three different story arcs.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC stateside July 7.
Atelier Marie Remake: The Alchemist of Salburg
Dubbed a “leisure adventure RPG,” Koei Tecmo’s Atelier Marie Remake: The Alchemist of Salburg will have players joining the titular Marie at the Royal Academy of Magic. Players must work hard to graduate from the Academy by improving alchemy skills, collecting ingredients, and earning money.
For this release, Character designs and event illustrations have been revamped, and 2D animations have also been introduced. There are now 3D models of characters and stages as well.
Atelier Marie Remake: The Alchemist of Salburg will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC on July 12.
Developed and published by Capcom, EXOPRIMAL will pit players against massive hordes of dinosaurs and mutated prehistoric creatures.
Featuring PvPvE combat, the title features multiple exosuit armor that each has its own weapons and abilities. Meanwhile, modes in the game include Dino Survival, Dinosaur Cull, and others.
EXOPRIMAL will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on July 14.
Nintendo EPD and Eighting are returning to the world of Pikmin with the release of Pikmin 4.
Not only will players be able to create their own custom playable character, they’ll also be able to explore areas during the night. Other additions include the ability to deploy Pikmin, Ice Pikmin, Glow Pikmin, and the dog-like Oatchi.
Pikmin 4 will come out for the Nintendo Switch on July 21.
Gunfire Games and Gearbox Publishing’s Remnant II will put survivors of humanity against new deadly creatures.
The frenetic ranged/melee combat will return, with players choosing specific gear and weapons for each biome. God-like bosses will also task high-level players to team up and obtain the biggest rewards.
Remnant II will come out for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on July 25.