25 Best New PC Games of July 2018

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Starting our list is Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2

This all-in-one collection features 8 of the classic Mega Man X games that we talked about so far. There’s no point buying the individual Collection when you have all this packed into one. Play Mega Man X up to X8 and embrace nostalgia with its enhanced visuals and bonus content. It has a Provisional PlayScore of 7.5

Rend

Made up by a team industry veterans who worked on World of Warcaft, FrostKeep studios is bringing the PC Masterrace a whole experience in MMOs. In a hybrid of fantasy and survival, we're launched into an ethereal world that looks like WOW, but with more pixels. Build your base, find new friends, and play against a host of balanced beasts. It has a Provisional PlayScore of 7.51

Outpost Zero

The vast dry deserts are all yours in Symmetric Games' shooter and survival game hybrid. Playing as an AI tasked to build a new habitat for humanity, build your bases and manage your resources well amidst the alien environments. While every day is a struggle, the games' beautifully landscapes are a sight for sore eyes. It has a Provisional PlayScore of 7.54

Semblance

Standing tall among today's bunch of challenging platformers, Semblance dazzles you with its stylized colored palettes and uniquely deformable terrains. Set in a minimalist universe, navigate the world as their adorable slimy protagonist and reform the world as you see fit. Plenty of worlds to squish, bounce, and elevate, it has a Provisional PlayScore of 7.6

Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War

Did anybody ask for a new Warhammer 40k game..?..Anybody? On a more serious note, Proxy Studios takes a dip into the wartorn universe in this newest installment of the 4X turn-based strategy. Taking just enough from games like Panzer and Civilization, explore an array of brand new races, races, and more races. It has a PlayScore of 7.68

Groove Coaster

Arriving from the smartphones and tablets, Groove Coaster finally makes its Steam debut, bringing their rhythm game energy to the PC. Take a ride on their roller coaster of sound and groove to the beat of their hypnotic, electronic drums. With fulll 360 ride, intuitive controls, and up to 10 non stop tracks, it has a Provisional PlayScore of 7.72

Lynne

Being a teenager sure is tough, but with Lynne, adolescence just got a lot scarier. Presented in noir-like visual novel style, put yourself in the shoes of their 15 year old main character and navigate through her string of traumatic experiences. More than just a mission to pass exams, the game offers up to 2 hours of storylines topped with an ominous original soundtrack. It has a Provisional PlayScore of 7.86

Survisland

I doubt you can be more straightforward than this. You're on a beautiful tropical island and the goal is to survive. A sandbox survival game focused on realism, Survisland doesn't joke around with things like crafting, item dimensions, or even your own metabolism. Brave the elements, build your fortress, and keep your health at bay. It has a Provisional PlayScore of 7.97

Guts and Glory

You know what they say: a family that survives death-defying tricks together, stays together. Or something like that. Go on a father and son trip of a different kind in this next level extreme sports title from publisher tinyBuild. Bask in the gorey goodness of over 70 offical tracks, or get a taste for the homemade using their level editor. A destructive bliss, it has a Provisional PlaySCore of 7.98

The Banner Saga 3

Stoic's critically acclaimed Banner Saga draws to a close with their third installment. Putting you at the helm of a viking caravan, decide the fate of your people with each choice-driven scenarios and witness the fruits of your decision-making in their melancholy story. Praised for its art and the permanent outcomes of their turn-based combat, it has a PlayScore of 7.98

Gal*Gun 2

Inti Creates follows up their Gal Gun sucess with this spanking full-frontal sequel. Catering to a market obsessed with cute anime waifus, Gal*Guns 2 combines on-rails shooting with the gratifications of saving little girls from the depravities of demonic posession. But, while being loved up by anime girls is as satisfying as ever, the rest of its features sadly add nothing to the table. It has a Provisional PlayScore of 8.09

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The Full Motion Video genre takes a turn towards mystery and violence in the suspenseful drama of Fan Shi's detective story. Retelling the events of a winter night murder from their own perspective, discover the reason behind a prostitute's untimely death and find out who did it. Expanding the world of FMVs with over 100 videos three different endings, it has a Provisional PlayScore of 8.28

Nick Beard: The Fedora of Destiny

You've heard of the internet's legendary "niceguy," but with Jerk Circle Media's RPGMaker produced indiegame, you can finally live a day in the life of one fedora wearing gentleman. Go on an epic adventure in Neckbeard and his friends, and uncover secrets of his basement. Providing a shining example of masculinity, it has a Provisional PlayScore of 8.32

Adolescent Santa Claus

We've always been used to the image a fluffy old man, so it's quite a unique experience to him as a teen, let alone a teen GIRL. Enter this taleshop visual novel about a wintry, Christmas Eve visit. Settle round the fireplace, and dive into this short but immersive midyear Christmas tale. It has a Provisional PlayScore of 8.39

Dead or School

What might the be most wholesome school-related title this month...at least in terms of themes. Crawl out of your underground shelters in this hack and slash RPG, and fight your way through deathly zombies for a taste of that sweet paradise of high school education. Heighten your skills with every level and personalize your intellectual journey using their diverse arsenal of weapons. It has a Provisional PlayScore of 8.51

Remyadry

Inspired by the bullet hell shooter, Touhou Project, create your own Touhou cast of characters and lead them through the many challenges that await in your dungeon-crawling escapades. While it's a pretty barebones RPG with autoplay battles, its style for the most part has been a universal treat for players. It has a Provisional PlaySCore of 8.68

The Spiral Scouts

This indie adventure puzzle game's got more than just their vibrant charm. Step inside their redonkulous, color crazy world, and go on a badge collecting mission filled with unique puzzles and interesting personalities. Not exactly your run of the mill adventure, it's packed with the endearing wackiness of losers, farts, and other disgusting things. It has a Provisional PlayScore of 8.78

Dungeon Warfare 2

A tower defense game with a slice of dungeon crawling, Dungeon Warfare offers a dose of exciting strategy in their pixel land of endless battles. Defend your dungeons from an onslaught of more than 30 unique enemy types, and make sure stop them in their tracks using their odd array of contraptions. It has a Provisional PlayScore of 8.79

Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity | 東方紅輝心

A spring of inspiration for many games today, experience the magic of the original in this latest bullet hell RPG. Offering twice their usual adventures, Scarlet Curiousity lets you choose between two different main characters. Pick according to your style of gameplay, and carve out your combo filled destiny with their signature combat. It has a Provisional PlayScore of 8.85

Treasure Hunter Claire

Not quite as wholesome as our other female-led game titles, but that's never been a problem for at least half of the world's population. Dive into the fabled land of alstroemeria and discover what booty awaits you in this sexually-charged RPG. There's plenty of scenes and endings to go through, with a Provisional PlayScore of 8.89

Hentai Memory

Ok so at this point we've definitely done away with any semblance of subtlety. But, for this one at least, you're gonna have to work a little harder to get that sweet satisfaction. A puzzle game at its core, use your gift of memory to slowly unravel their over 20 sexy images. Played to a backdrop of relaxing music, it has a Provisional PlaySCore of 8.94

Music Racer

Combining the twin delights of music and racing, go full speed ahead in the neon tracks of this straightforward racer as you jam to the rhythm of your very own favorite hits. Upload a playlist of favorite roadtrip tunes, catch the beat, and maneuver around each unique track. It has a Provisional PlayScore of 8.97

Varenje: Chapter 1

If cute and casual is for you then this free to play puzzle game will be a treat for you and your eyes. Crafted by dedicated artists, Varenje is a tribute to videogames' place in the modern world of art, molding worlds out of nothing and creating an environment of wonder and awe. A nice point and click adventure to pass the time, it has a Provisional PlayScore of 8.99

Dig or Die

The most enjoyable ultimatum you'll see yet, dominate the landscapes of the hostile planet you find yourself in and build your way to survival and eventual escape. A 2 sandbox survival game, Dig or Die is a goodie bag of exploration, strategy, and exhilarating battles. Stake out your dominion on the alien planet, or share the fun with friends in multiplayer or co-op. It has a Provisional PlayScore of 9.05

And the best PC PlayScored this month of July is NEKOPARA Extra

There's always one for the lolicons, isn't there? An extra episode for the NEKOPARA visual novel series, get to hang out with your favorite catgirls once more in this adorable prequel about their first days in the household. Back with the series' trademark illustrations, it's a NEKOPARA episode you can't miss. It has a Provisional PlayScore of 9.56