6 fantastic games to play this June

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June is finally here, and while things are still a little bit out of the ordinary right now, at least we can be sure that there’s an amazing lineup of games on their way to keep us entertained. And June’s slate of games is looking amazing, featuring the sequel to the much-loved The Last of Us on its way, the first part of the Pokemon Sword and Shield expansion pass, a remade Spongebob cult classic, and much more. So put your feet up, grab an ice cream if it’s hot enough, and take a gander at this month’s offerings.

June is finally here, and while things are still a little bit out of the ordinary right now, at least we can be sure that there’s an amazing lineup of games on their way to keep us entertained. And June’s slate of games is looking amazing, featuring the sequel to the much-loved The Last of Us on its way, the first part of the Pokemon Sword and Shield expansion pass, a remade Spongebob cult classic, and much more. So put your feet up, grab an ice cream if it’s hot enough, and take a gander at this month’s offerings.

1. Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass: The Isle of Armor

Release date: TBC June
Play it on: Nintendo Switch

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The first part of the Pokémon Sword and Shield expansion pass, The Isle of Armor, sees you journeying to the aforementioned island to train under the legendary Trainer turned dojo master Mustard. There are brand new Pokémon, a new rival, Gigantamax forms of the three starter Pokémon, and much more to discover, so look out for the expansion pass sometime before the end of June.

Shop Pokémon Sword and Shield here

2. The Outer Worlds

Release date: 5 June
Play it on: Nintendo Switch

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Welcome to Halcyon, an idyllic space colony that’s been commercialised within an inch of its life, and which is now at the heart of a vast conspiracy. You’ve been woken from cryosleep decades after your ship mysteriously went missing en route to said colony, and now it’s up to you to find a ship, build a crew, save your fellow colonists, and change the course of the colony’s future with every decision you make. Don’t forget to tailor your character’s weaknesses as well as their strengths, because why shouldn’t a hero have silly and inconvenient phobias?

Shop The Outer Worlds here

3. Burnout Paradise Remastered

Release date: 19 June
Play it on: Nintendo Switch

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Jump right back into Paradise City and throw yourself straight into high-octane races, death-defying stunts and, well, quite a lot of car smashery too. Challenge your mates in online and offline multiplayer, and take your time exploring a staggering eight DLC packs, which means nearly 100 cars, 10 tracks, and a plethora of challenges to keep you busy.

Shop Burnout Paradise Remastered here

4. The Last of Us Part II

Release date: 19 June
Play it on: PlayStation 4

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Seven years on from the heart-wrenching twist ending that left players staggered, the story of Joel and Ellie continues in The Last of Us Part II. This time, you’ll play as Ellie, who’ll encounter a host of new allies and enemies as she embarks on a deadly quest for vengeance. Make sure to catch up on the plot of the first game before you get started, and for the very biggest fans of all things The Last of Us, check out the gorgeous PS4 Pro and accessories themed around Ellie’s new tattoo.

Shop The Last of Us Part II here

5. SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated

Release date: 23 June
Play it on: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

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Nobody can have too much SpongeBob in their lives. The cult classic remake is almost here, complete with cut content from the original game, a brand new multiplayer horde mode, a remastered soundtrack, and more. Serious SpongeBob fans should check out the F.U.N. edition and Shiny Edition too.

Shop SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated here

6. No Straight Roads

Release date: 30 June
Play it on: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

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Mayday and Zuke are two indie rock band members with a mission: to take back Vinyl City through the power of music alone. Jam your way through to save the city from being forced to listen to nothing but EDM forevermore. Truly a terrifying prospect.

Don’t forget to check out the Collector’s Edition too, which contains actual drumsticks, a 12” LP of the game’s superb soundtrack, an art book, and more.

Shop No Straight Roads here

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