The PlayStation Store today launched its new sale called “July Deals”, with 355 offers for PS4 and PS5. These include some big titles, a few PlayStation exclusives and some current games from 2022. The deals will run until 1am on July 21st. In this article we present ten highlights. If you prefer to browse through the complete selection of offers yourself, you can find them here:
PS Store: 355 offers for PS4 & PS5 in the July sale
Resident Evil: Village – Trailer shows horror castle and vampires
In Resident Evil 8, like in its predecessor, we take on the role of Ethan Winters in the first-person perspective. All he really wanted was a quiet life with his wife and child, but now he has to search for his kidnapped daughter in a small Romanian village. There he gets to deal with rather unusual opponents for the series, such as vampires and werewolves. Compared to Resident Evil 7, Village isn’t quite as scary anymore, instead of classic survival horror you get more of a shooter with horror elements. On the other hand, Resident Evil 8 is much more varied and also scores with its elaborate staging, which offers many allusions to horror film classics, and its weird, imaginative characters.
Resident Evil Village instead of €69.99 for €26.59 in the PlayStation Store
Deathloop Test Video – The best single player shooter of the year!
The first person shooter Deathloop received top ratings when it was released last year, which is not least due to its creative time travel mechanics. We are trapped on an island in a time warp and can only escape if we kill eight specific people. To do this, however, we first have to find out where they are and at what time of day, in order to then gradually develop an efficient plan for their elimination in several attempts. There are many different approaches that we can take. In addition to the gameplay, the game developed by Arkane (Dishonored) also scores with its excellent art design in the 1960s style.
Deathloop instead of €69.99 for €27.99 in the PlayStation Store
Vampire Swansong: Trailer introduces RPG mechanics of the RPG hope
Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong was only released on May 19, and now you can get the game for half price in both the PS4 and PS5 versions. It’s basically a detective adventure in which we’ll have to solve the murders of other vampires as three different vampires. In our investigations we can use various vampire abilities, but we must always ensure that the masquerade, that is our camouflage from ordinary people, remains intact. Swansong shines above all with the story and the dialogues. Even the mediocre production quality, which you can see from the wooden animations, among other things, cannot hide these qualities.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong instead of €59.99 for €29.99 in the PlayStation Store
Shadow of the Tomb Raider – Test video: Big emotions and small weaknesses
With the Tomb Raider: Definitive Survivor Trilogy you get both the Tomb Raider reboot originally released in 2013 and the two successors Rise of the Tomb Raider and Shadow of the Tomb Raider with all DLCs and subsequent technical improvements. In the reboot, we see Lara Croft, stranded on a tropical island, grow into the tough adventurer we know her as. Rise of the Tomb Raider sends us into cold Siberia, while Shadow of the Tomb Raider takes place largely in the jungle. The reboot is very action-packed and at times plays almost like a shooter. In the sequels, classic virtues such as climbing and exploring graves come to the fore again.
Tomb Raider: Definitive Survivor Trilogy instead of €49.99 for €19.99 in the PlayStation Store
Marvel’s Spider-Man – Best Spider-Man Game Ever Test Video
Marvel’s Spider-Man is one of the biggest exclusives of the PS4 generation. Thanks to its fluid controls, the open-world game manages to make us really feel like a real superhero as we swing from skyscraper to skyscraper at breakneck speed. It also convinces with its successful combat system in the style of the Batman Arkham series, which offers spectacular staging and numerous special abilities. The story missions are also staged cinematically, but there are also many of the typical open-world diligence tasks. When we’re exhausted from that, it’s worth pausing every now and then to enjoy the beautiful view over Manhattan.
Marvel’s Spider-Man instead of €39.99 for €15.99 in the PlayStation Store
Rainbow Six Extraction – Co-op shooter review video
Released earlier this year, Rainbow Six Extraction is a spin-off of the hit multiplayer shooter Rainbow Six Siege. Here, however, we fight in co-op against aliens instead of in teams against each other. Extraction stands out from the numerous other co-op shooters not least because of the many gadgets and tactical possibilities. As in Siege, a well-planned and coordinated approach is important. In addition, the twelve locations are divided into areas. After each area we can decide whether we want to continue playing or rather bring the experience points to safety. Namely, characters that die are lost until they are retrieved in a rescue mission.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction instead of €49.99 for €24.99 in the PlayStation Store
Life is Strange: True Colors – The first 15 minutes of the game
With True Colors, the famous adventure series Life is Strange enters a new round. This time we play Alex Cheng, who has the supernatural ability to perceive other people’s emotions as colored auras and even read their minds to a certain extent. So far she has tried to ignore this ability as much as possible and lead a normal life. But when her brother mysteriously dies, she uses it extensively to solve his death. Playfully, in addition to puzzles and exploration, Life is Strange: True Colors once again places great emphasis on its complex dialogues, in which our decisions influence the plot to a certain extent.
Life is Strange: True Colors instead of €59.99 for €29.99 in the PlayStation Store
Little Nightmares 2 – Test video for the horror hit
Like its predecessor, the horror game Little Nightmares 2 stands out not least because of its great art design, which oscillates between cute and creepy. It is optically much more varied: This time our journey takes us through a school, a dark forest and a hospital populated by scary dolls. In addition, each of the five chapters confronts us with new enemy types. In most cases, we can only run and hide from the monsters that are chasing us. In contrast to the predecessor, we can defend ourselves at least in some places with force of arms. If we are too fearless, however, we quickly bite the dust.
Little Nightmares 2 instead of €29.99 for €14.99 in the PlayStation Store
BioShock: The Collection – Collection Remastered Launch Trailer
If you haven’t played the BioShock series yet, now is a good time to fill that embarrassing educational gap. With the BioShock Collection you can get the first two parts of the first person shooter in the technically improved remastered version and BioShock Infinite with all single player DLCs for less than €10. BioShock 1 and 2 take us to the dark and spooky underwater city of Rapture, originally planned as a paradise but quickly turned into a nightmare. In BioShock Infinite we travel to the sky-high city of Columbia. All three parts are worthwhile simply because of their fantastic art design.
BioShock Collection instead of €49.99 for €9.99 in the PlayStation Store
The Sinking City – Video: This game doesn’t take us for idiots – at your own risk
Inspired by the stories of HP Lovecraft, the horror adventure The Sinking City sends us to the slowly sinking city of Oakmont, where we search for an explanation for our mysterious visions. The open-world game doesn’t give us any rules as to where we want to look for clues, and leaves us the freedom to do our own investigative work. It’s not always easy, but when it’s successful, it’s all the more satisfying. The gameplay consists largely of dialogue, puzzles and the search for clues, but there are also occasional action interludes. However, due to the low production budget, these were rather moderately successful.
The Sinking City for €14.99 (PS5) or €9.99 (PS4) on the PlayStation Store
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