Meta Gamer Monthly July 2018

Credit: Quantic Dream


Starting this month I am going to try and get back to my regular monthly game articles. I got a bit obsessed with covering every detail of Cyberpunk 2077 a few weeks ago, and will do an E3 article covering other games next week.




Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker


Originally released for the Wii-U, Nintendo is releasing a new version with new levels based on Super Mario Odyssey.



Players: Single, Co-op
ESRB Rating*: E
Price: MSRP $39.99
Release Date: July 13
Platforms: 3DS, Switch


Octopath Traveler

Nintendo’s new unique RPG releases this month. I will go over some gameplay footage released this past month, next week in my E3 article.

You can find my impressions on the demo from this past March’s Meta Gamer Monthly.



Players: Single
ESRB Rating*: T
Price: MSRP $59.99, Wayfarer’s Edition $99.99
Release Date: July 13
Platforms: Switch




Heavy Rain

Originally released for PS3, Heavy Rain was remastered for the PS4 two years ago. The player controls four different characters as they search for a serial killer. Made by the same developers of Detroit: Become Human the game is free this month for PS Plus subscribers.



Players: Single
ESRB Rating*: M
Price: MSRP $39.99 (Bundled with Beyond: Two Souls), Free with PS Plus.
Platforms: PS4


Playstation Plus




  • Rayman 3 HD



  • Extreme Exorcism



  • Absolver
  • Heavy Rain


PS4/PS Vita

  • Space Overlords



  • Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma





Xbox Gold Live



Xbox 360/ Xbox One

  • Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown (July 1-15)
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction (July 16-31)


Xbox One

  • Assault Android Cactus (July 1-31)
  • Death Squared (July 16-August 15)



Games Releasing This Month


July 3



  • Jurassic World Evolution – Physical Copy (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered (PC, PS4, Xbox One)


July 5

  • Mushroom Wars 2 (Switch)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr (PS4, Xbox One)


July 10

  • 20XX (PS4, Switch)
  • Hotel Transylvania 3: Monsters Overboard (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
  • MXGP Pro (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Shining Resonance Refrain – Remastered (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One)


July 11

  • 20XX (Xbox One)


July 13

  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (3DS, Switch)
  • Earthfall (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Octopath Traveler (Switch)


July 17

  • Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Sonic Mania Plus (Switch, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Mothergunship (PC, PS4, Xbox One)


July 19

  • Pool Panic (PC, Switch)


July 24

  • The Banner Saga 3 (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
  • Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
  • Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
  • No Man’s Sky (Xbox One)
  • Train Sim World (PC, PS4, Xbox One)


July 26

  • Sleep Tight (PC, Switch)


July 31

  • Code of Princess EX (Switch)


*ESRB Ratings
E – Everyone
E 10+ – Everyone 10 and Up
T – Teen
M – Mature
RP – Rating Pending


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