June often marks a last hurrah for summer game releases. Typically, as we lead into July and August there tends to be a dry patch as we prepare for our annual nosedive into the blockbuster gaming season. It’s not all bad news – in fact, many cherish this late summer lull, feverishly crossing games off their backlog, digging around for any hidden gems they may have missed.
Looking back, June was quite the scorcher, especially for PlayStation fans. Alongside nostalgia-filled remasters in the forms of Crash and WipEout, we had a flurry of strong sequels with some solid debuts to match. Housemarque demonstrated its golden touch with the sublime Nex Machina while Nintendo scored a knock-out with its super-fun fighter, ARMS. Upsets were few and far between this month though some will be left a little underwhelmed by Micro Machines World Series – a game many of our readers had been looking forward to.
Top Picks of June 2017
Hardware & Accessories
So, which games did you end up buying or shunning this month? Were there any stand-out surprises when reviews went live? Let us know in the comments below.
*For episodic games, we do not issue a score until the full series is available. Typically, we don’t score re-releases or ports either.