World Rally Cars, a two-on-two Basketball beat-em-up, open-world excellence and beautifully animated platforming fun.
- WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship: July 1 – July 31 on Xbox One.
- Saints Row 2: July 1 – July 15 on Xbox One and Xbox 360.
- Dunk Lords: July 16 – August 15 on Xbox One.
- Juju: July 16 – July 31 on Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Headlining July’s great offering is the frankly excellent WRC 8.
We gave WRC 8 a solid 9/10 in our review.
“With WRC 8 Kylotonn has produced an excellent game, and the level of immersion they have achieved is exceptional. Challenging but rewarding, it balances difficulty with fun perfectly. Graphically sublime, it’s one of the best looking racers ever made. Indeed, WRC 8 is easily one of the best rally games ever made.”
Available from the 1st of July, the first Xbox 360 title is the second outing for the Third Street Saints, in Saints Row 2.
Saints Row 2 was the first game where the developers moved away from trying to replicate the GTA formula, instead introducing more zany, comedic moments and creating their own unique identity. The introduction of aircraft made traversing the game world much more fun, and the now established humour was available in spades. If you never tried it first time around it’s well worth a play.
Dunk Lords, available from the 15th July, offers a unique take on the arcade basketball formula.
“Dunk Lords is a two-on-two basketball beat ’em up featuring over-the-top special moves, devastating dunks, and game-changing equipment. Choose from 20 of the baddest ballers around, each with unique special attacks and abilities, and do battle on a variety of hazard-filled courts.”
Rounding out this months offerings is Juju, a child friendly platformer.
It’s possible you never heard of Juju before. Released in 2014 originally, it came at a time when many had already transitioned to Xbox One or PS4.
Garnering decent review scores, the general consensus is that, while it may be slightly too simplistic for older gamers, for its target audience of younger gamers this is a child-friendly pick-up-and-play platformer that won’t lock them out of progress with sharp difficulty spikes. If you’ve got kids and want a cute, well animated introduction to Rayman style platforming, you could do a lot worse.