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Horror Games You Need in July

Written by Ryan Noble

There are so many games coming out every single month that it can be hard to keep up, so I've pulled all the biggest horror games releasing in July into one place. But did you check out all the games that came out last month yet? When you’re ready, discover the next game to keep you up at night below...

Visage: Chapter 2 (Early Access)

Release date: 3 July 2019
Studio: SadSquare Studios
Platforms: PC (Steam)

Still trying to fill the PT-shaped hole in your heart? Visage might do it. As a spiritual successor to the fallen Silent Hills teaser, Visage wants to give you everything you’ve been waiting for. Explore a house to uncover the awful events in its past, plagued by the spirits who dwell there. Think hyper-realistic environments, the ability to lose your sanity, and insta-death if caught by the paranormal. The first chapter was released on Early Access back in October, and now chapter two is almost here. Why haven’t I played this game yet?

Redeemer: Enhanced Edition

Release date: 19 July 2019
Studio: Sobaka Studio
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch.

Redeemer isn’t a horror game, but it is a gory, violent game with dark cyberpunk undertones and lightning-fast gameplay. Now, the Enhanced Edition is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, bringing even more to this bloody, neon nightmare. The update, which will be given to Steam players for free shortly after the console release, will include new content, a two-player local co-op mode, abilities divided by two character classes (soldier and monk), and also balance out some of the level difficulty. If you enjoy the chaos of Hotline: Miami, you’ll love Redeemer.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood Deluxe Edition

Release date: 26 July 2019
Studio: Bethesda
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch.

It’s been almost two decades since the events of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, and the protagonist, BJ Blazkowicz, is missing. No worries, though, because he has two badass twin children – Jess and Soph – searching for him. In the first modern co-op experience for Wolfenstein, players can team up to fight through the depravity and gore of an alternative reality of 1980s Paris.

The Deluxe Edition includes a cyborg-themed skin pack and, notably, a ‘Buddy Pass’. This allows you to share a code with a friend for them to join in co-op play, even if they don’t have the game. They can’t earn trophies or achievements by playing with the pass, but for free co-op fun, will they really care? 

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden (Nintendo Switch)

Release date: 30 July 2019
Studio: The Bearded Ladies
Platforms: Out on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One; coming soon to Nintendo Switch.

I’m playing it fast-and-loose with the term ‘horror’ this month, but Mutant Year Zero does have mutants? Stealth is the name of the game in this turn-based RPG. You play as a team of mutant animals with attitude problems, sneaking up on enemies to get the advantage. Imagine X-Com and just puts a boar and a duck, among other friends, in the place of soldiers. Get the idea? The game looks delightfully post-apocalyptic, which always draws me in, plus it’s about to be released on the Switch. Does this look like one for you?

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Injection π23 (US release)

Release date: July 2019
Studio: Abramelin Games
Platforms: PlayStation 4 (PSN)

Injection π23 looks like a throwback to the days of early Silent Hill and I’m definitely not mad about it. Already out in Europe on PSN and coming to the US in July, Injection π23 gives players puzzles to solve, twisted places to explore, and a lot of deformed horrors to escape from. If you miss the days of fixed camera angles and PS1-esque graphics adding to the fears of what’s coming around the next corner, this might be one for you.

And that's another horde of interesting horror games coming this month...

Let me know which games you're thinking of getting by sending me a tweet, and as always, I'll be sure to review any I play right here on HorrorDNA.

About The Author
Ryan Noble
Staff Reviewer
If Ryan isn't watching, reading or playing some form of horror, he's probably writing about it. He used to be an Editor at Indie Game Magazine so he has a soft spot for independent creators, especially when they're creating fear. Whether you're one such creator, or a fellow horror fan, let's speak about spooks on Twitter or email.
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