Fire up your PC and warm yourself in front of June's finest games.
By Tim Colwill on June 3, 2014 at 6:57 pm
Looking for something to play in June? We’ve wrapped up all the major releases for the month below, ranked in order of arrival. There’s no real AAA releases this month, with most companies wisely electing to avoid releasing during the media storm that is E3 (next week). Still, there’s quite a few interesting pieces, so take a look!
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June 5 – Murdered: Soul Suspect
Haven’t played enough ghost detective stories lately? Murdered is here to solve that particular niche issue, putting you in the shoes of a hardboiled detective out to solve his own murder.
We’ve gone hands-on with it in the past, and are currently reviewing it right now. Look for a link to that soon. In the meantime, here’s a trailer.
June 25 – Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies
This one’s a stand-alone multiplayer expansion to Company of Heroes 2, which basically means you can buy it without owning the original but still play against your friends who do. Pretty sweet, especially since it’s much cheaper than buying the original.
It comes with two different armies (watch ‘em here) but you can buy them separately if you like.
The Western Front Armies is $19.99 on Steam.
June 26 – Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare
Enjoy playing Plants vs. Zombies but wish it was a third-person online shooter with co-op modes and all sorts of wacky stuff? Well now it is… on PC at least, and launching this month.
Check out the system requirements here, they might surprise you.
The standard edition of Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare starts at $29.99 on Origin.
June (27th, though Steam is still showing TBA) – GRID Autosport
Codemasters are trying to win back the hardcore fans, promising that this year’s GRID outing will be a “return to a more authentic racing experience”. That means more than just putting an in-car camera back in (although they are doing that), but also adding five disciplines including Touring Cars and heaps of other stuff.
The game will also ship with an optional 5GB HD texture pack on PC, which is nice. Here’s a trailer:
June 28 – Sniper Elite 3
Imagine a Sniper Elite game, but more open-world, sandboxey, and set in Africa? Well, that’s pretty much the deal with Sniper Elite 3.
Nobody’s expecting it to be ground-breaking, but Rebellion have been polishing the hell out of it and it’s getting some good previews from other outlets across the internet. Here’s a trailer, natch:
Sniper Elite 3 can be pre-purchased for $39.99 on Steam before launch.
June (sometime) – Darkwood
This Early Access title, expected to be available sometime in June, is something that’s caught our eye here at GON more than once — a top-down, procedurally-generated survival horror game set in a sprawling, dark forest, Darkwood looks proper hardcore.