Top 10 Upcoming Games of July 2021 (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch)

#10. Boomerang X

Genre: Action
Release Date: 8 July 2021
Platforms: PC and Switch
Modes: Single-Player
Developer: DANG!

Boomerang X is an unusual indie action game where instead of the conventional weapons players will be using a mystical boomerang. The game doesn’t have a story. It’s an arena-based game where the players will have to survive and eliminate waves of enemies using a Boomerang. The players will be able to perform cool tricks, teleport themselves and even slow down time using the mystical boomerang.


#9. Pokemon Unite

Genre: Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA)
Release Date: July 2021
Platforms: Nintendo Switch (July 2021); Android and iOS (September 2021)
Modes: Multiplayer (5-on-5 Team)
Developer: TiMi Studios

Pokemon Unite is a free-to-play multiplayer online battle area game being developed for both Switch and Mobile phones. This game will be a real-time strategic team battle where players will confront each other in 5-on-5 teams. The battles will be time-limited in which the players, with teamwork and proper strategy, will try to score more points for their team by catching wild Pokemons, evolving their own Pokemons and defeating rival team’s Pokemons. It is being developed as a cross-platform game where players on switch and mobile devices will be able to battle each other.


#8. The Ascent

Genre: Action RPG with Isometric View
Release Date: 29 July 2021
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Modes: Single-Player and online Co-op (2-4 players)
Developer: Neon Giant

The Ascent is a solo and co-op Action-shooter RPG set in a cyberpunk world. The Mega-Corporation that owns you and everyone, The Ascent Group, has just collapsed. The Ascent is presented from a top-down view (isometric view) overlooking the character(s). It is a twin-sticked shooter, which includes the ability to aim both high and low on enemy targets, allowing the player to differentiate between shooting enemies closer or further away. It also acts as the cover system, as the player can aim at enemies over the top of props in the environment. The player can fully customise their character’s appearance and augment their character with cyberware upgrades to get new skills and abilities. Players also have the ability to hack using a cyberdeck.


#7. Chernobylite

Genre: Action, Adventure, Survival-Horror
Release Date: 28 July 2021
Platforms: PC (July 28); PS4 & Xbox One (August 2021); PS5 & Xbox Series X/S (TBA)
Modes: Single-Player
Developer: The Farm 51

This survival-horror indie game, created by the Polish developers, will be hitting the PCs on July 28. The game is set in the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Exclusion Zone and you’ll take on the role of a physicist who returns to Chernobyl to look for his lady love who mysteriously disappeared during the nuclear disaster that took place 30 years ago. Like other survival-horror games, the gameplay is based on exploring the exclusion zone, gathering supplies, crafting tools and solving riddles while trying to stay away from the enemies chasing you. The game has a non-linear story, unlike other games of this sub-genre, which will be affected by the choices you make.


#6. Microsoft Flight Simulator

Genre: Flight Simulator
Release Date: 27 July 2021
Platforms: Xbox Series X/S
Modes: Single Player and online multiplayer
Developer: Asobo Studio

The extraordinarily realistic flight simulation, from French developers Asobo Studio, is hitting the next gen Xbox on 27 July 2021. This game has already been released for PC on August 2020 and has been very much praised for its detailed scenery, amazing graphics, accurate aircrafts and realistic flight experience. The game includes approximately twenty highly detailed aircrafts, ranging from light weight planes to heavy jets. The players can challenge their piloting skills by flying at night and by switching on the weather mode to experience real-time atmospheric changes. If you already own the PC version of the game through Microsoft Windows store, you’ll be able to play it on Xbox as well.


#5. Samurai Warriors 5

Genre: Action
Release Date: 27 July 2021
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch
Modes: Single Player and online co-op
Developer: Omega Force

This is the fifth installment of the popular Japanese hack-n-slash series developed Omega Force and published by Koei Tecmo. Set in Medieval Japan, the game will follow its traditional gameplay style, where players will fight against hundreds of soldiers in a battleground with the prime objective to defeat their leader/commander. You’ll have to frequently change your combat tactics in the battlefield because the enemies will be evolving with time.


#4. F1 2021

Genre: Racing
Release Date: 16 July 2021
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Modes: Single Player, OnlineMultiplayer
Developer: Codemasters

F1 2021 is the 12th installment of the official FIA Formula One Franchise developed by Codemasters and published by Electronic Arts. For the first time a cinematic story mode “Braking Point” is being introduced where players will take on the role of a rising formula driver, Aiden Jackson. The story will have both on-track and off-track content and will show the rise of Aiden Jackson from formula 2 to formula 1 racing. The game also has a new 2-player career mode where you can play cooperatively with a friend or compete with a rival (online). Like its predecessors, F1 2021 also has the online PvP mode where you’ll be able to compete with 2-21 players for the world championship title. Codemasters have confirmed there will be 21 circuits / tracks at game launch and 3 more will be added afterwards as part of DLC.


#3. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

Genre: Action Adventure
Release Date: 16 July 2021
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Modes: Single Player
Developer: Nintendo

This is a high-definition remastered version of the very popular 10 year old Wii game, The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword. This HD remastered version of the game is coming exclusively on Nintendo Switch. In addition to the HD graphics, the players will now experience the gameplay at 60 frames per second. The original game was very well received by critics and players, but got some hate for its motion control. The motion controls in remastered version have been improved and optimized for the Switch. The players will take on the role of Link, an adventurer from Skyloft, who after receiving the enchanted Skyward Sword sets on the epic journey of saving the two worlds from evil forces.


#2. Watch Dogs Legion: Bloodline DLC

Genre: Action
Release Date: 06 July 2021
Platforms: PC, PS4, Ps5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Modes: Single Player and online multiplayer
Developer: Ubisoft

Bloodline is the first major story expansion of the 2020 videogame, Watch Dogs Legion. You’ll play as Aiden Pearce (protagonist of the first Watch Dogs) and Wrench (from WD2), who’ll team-up in this new storyline set up before the events of the main game. Each character is playable in campaign and in online mode as well. Multiple optional side-quests have also been added in the Bloodline DLC for both Aiden Pearce and Wrench.


#1. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin

Genre: Adventure RPG
Release Date: 09 July 2021
Platforms: PC, Switch
Modes: Single Player and online multiplayer
Developer: Capcom

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is a turn-based action RPG developed by Capcom. This is the second installment in the popular Monster Hunter series. You’ll take on the role of a young hunter, who is the grandson of the legendary rider Red. Mass disappearance of Rathalos is happening in the world and a young Wyverian girl, Ena, is entrusted with a Rathalos Egg. Fate will bring you and Ena together and both of you will embark on an epic journey. The game introduces a new feature of befriending monsters who’ll fight alongside you. Improving your relationship with a monster will improve its stats.


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