This list is a continuation of our overview of the top games coming out for PlayStation 4 in the month of June. The first ten days of the month were covered in the previous article.
Starting off strong on June 10 is Pity Pit, a game in which the literal devil kidnaps your wife and you have to dig your way to hell to rescue her.
Pretty romantic some would say, but the story is not the key feature of this title, that would be the gameplay.
The description used by the creators is “Dig Dug meets Downwell”, and it is pretty accurate, combining the element of jumping down into the unknown from Downwell with the digging around mechanics of Dig Dug creates a strange but functional concept.
Add to that the fact you can collect ores and other materials to make tools, ultimately aiding your journey into the core of the planet. The game looks fun, and gives the impression that it has enough challenge to keep you interested for a long while.
June 11 requires that we remain in 2D for just a while longer with Evan's Remains, an adventure puzzle platformer, where you search for a missing boy named Evan.
A heavily story-driven game, Evan's Remains has you running around solving very intricate platform puzzles in order to learn more about the lost boy and where his story leads.
Both the gameplay and the story look brilliant, promising a very emotional journey that will manage to keep you on edge and thinking, with the various puzzles and obstacles on your path to discovering the story about Evan.
Next up for the day is Beyond Blue, an adventure game about exploring the deep ocean and discovering all the strange inhabitants of the planet, hiding beneath the water's surface.
This deep-sea dive has you playing as Mirai, a leader of a research team exploring the oceans with state of the art technologies, in an effort to uncovering yet unknown mysteries of the deep blue.
The visually impressive and thematically enchanting title is certain to have many fun little things to interest people from all age groups.
Moving on to June 12, we get two titles before a small break in releases. Super Soccer Blast is an arcade-style football game, basically if Fifa was designed by someone who really liked Funko pops.
The game in itself looks to be a pretty standard football game, with the various elements such as grinding your way up the endless stairs to success.
It is not clear who is the targeted demographic of this game, when there are games that do the same thing but better. Still, there will probably be people who enjoy the unorthodox approach to this type of game.
The second title of the day is Warborn, a tactical, turn-based strategy game, in which you command a strike force of giant robots, and have them fight other giant robots. Gaining territory, positioning your units, and planning the combat ahead of time are all crucial aspects of the game.
Giving a solid tactical experience, the game rather lacks in the visual aspect, being mediocre at best, so, if you are looking for a game to impress you with its fancy visuals, this is not the title. If, however, you can overlook the visuals, the game might have what you are searching for in terms of strategy and having a fun tactical experience.
After a little break, we reached June 16, another day with multiple releases. And to start it off we have Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade and Darius Cozmic Collection Console.
Although it comes as two separate packages, the gist is largely the same, all the Darius games that came out for the arcade and consoles packaged together in their respective releases.
The Darius series is one of the pioneers in side-scrolling shoot ’em up games, drawing its roots from the very popular Arcade release back in 1986. The arcade collection has seven versions of the game, while the console collection has nine, each one having its own story and history.
A great retro revival worth buying, regardless if you prefer the console or arcade versions, you will certainly have a blast playing this iconic series.
Disintegration is an FPS with RTS elements. That weird mix brings us an innovative and interesting concept that might turn out to be a great game.
You pilot a Gravcycle, a flying combat vehicle, facing other pilots and attacking ground units in order to prevent them from advancing to their objective.
The game boasts three game modes, and PvP multiplayer. Also included in the package is what seems to be, a great story that will contrast and complement the fast-paced gameplay.
Players can not directly capture zones or certain objectives, so a big focus is on defending your AI ground units and clearing a path for them, while keeping yourself alive. Showing a lot of promise, Disintegration might be a title you should watch out for.
From futuristic to the historical, next up is Desperados III, a tactical stealth game set in the wild west.
Now stealth is not something you would usually attribute to a cowboy, but if you ever wanted to have your own rag-tag band of stealthy cowboy assassins, this is the thing you were after.
With giant maps, and countless enemies to take out in various ways, the game certainly provides a lot of stealth cowboy action.
One downside is that the character animation is very stiff, and reminiscent of those bad YouTube ads for the “become the mafia boss” games.
Besides that little downside, the game offers you a team of five characters, all with special abilities that offer many solutions to even the simplest problems.
Leave the modern world behind and rewind the clock back to the beginning with Namco Museum Archives Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.
The retro revival brings all your favourites back to the present, in glorious fashion.
Vol. 1 bringing with it: Xevious, Mappy, Galaxian, The Tower Of Druaga, Splatterhouse, Dig Dug, Dragon Spirit, Dragon Buster, Skykid and the one and only Pac-Man with the exclusive Pac-Man Championship edition.
While Vol. 2 completes the list with: Mappy-land, Legacy of the Wizard, Dragon Buster II, Mendel Palace, Galaga, Battle City, Pac-Land, Dig Dug II, Super Xevious, Rolling Thunder and the second exclusive game Gaplus.
The only thing left to be said is, the infusion of retro goodness will be available on June 18, so grab your Pac-Man shirt, put on the comfy slippers and relive one of the best eras of gaming.
June 19 brings with it two games, an indie prodigy and a AAA behemoth both contenders in their own category.
First is The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters, a 2D indie horror, and a great addition to the Coma series, it pushes what a well-written story can do for a game, no matter how simple it looks and feels.
Not to say the game feels simple, it is rather complex in its own right, and delivers a tense experience filled with scary and creepy moments alike.
Not being visually too scary, it builds tension and pressure only to throw surprises at you from all directions.
A great game for a spooky night to play alone and have some tense, self scaring fun.
Finishing off the list is the continuation to one of the most critically acclaimed games of the generation.
The Last of Us Part 2 brings us back into the world of mushroom zombies, tense emotional drama and the cruel world that is post-apocalyptic human society.
Shouting the praises about what the first one was, and the immense potential the second one has to exceed the first, would just be drawing out the inevitable.
The game is a guaranteed recommendation, and Naughty Dog is held responsible for achieving all the enormous expectation, but given their track record, it is almost certain they will not disappoint.