PC gaming is often just a fun catch-all of games that are also coming to multiple consoles at the same time. But, sometimes, you just want to play some games directly on the PC. We’d make a joke that keyboard and mouse are the king, but we play all of our PC games with a controller.
Let’s look at a few of the upcoming PC games during the month of June 2023. Sometimes, it’s worth just playing at your computer desk. But, if not, you’re in luck. Many of these show up on various other consoles. We’ll let you know if they do.
Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life
Sometimes, you just don’t want action. You don’t need the intensity of fast-paced trigger games. Maybe you just want a nice relaxing game to build a home, a family, or a farm.
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If you’re a bit older, you might know this series a bit better as Harvest Moon. Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life is a full remake of the classic 2003 Gamecube and PlayStation 2 game. In fact, it seems to pull from various versions of the game that have come out over the years, such as Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life. This version allows players to play as a male, female, or non-binary character through the story.
A Wonderful Life has players take on the role of building up a farm, finding love in any way they want, and playing entirely casually as you progress. You can plant crops, raise farm animals, have pets, and live a simple life. You can also court any of the possible love interests, get married, and have children.
Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life will be ready for harvest on June 27th, 2023. You can get it on PC, but it’s also going to be released on the same day for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, as well as the Nintendo Switch.
Park Beyond puts players in a familiar role: make an awesome amusement park. It takes the classic formula, made popular by games such as Rollercoaster Tycoon or Planet Coaster, and entirely flips them on their head.
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Start off by learning the basics through the story-based campaign. Once you get that down pat, head over to the sandbox mode to make your own monstrosities in a theme park. They use the word “impossification” to describe what you’re capable of doing in the game.
Maybe you want to build a multi-story carousel or build a rollercoaster that requires wings to fly through the air. You aren’t bound by reality in this particular theme park management game. Break physics and defy gravity as you design. The possibilities are endless here.
Park Beyond is coming out June 16th, 2023 on the PC. But, if you prefer to play it on console, it’ll also be on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S.
I want to believe. You, too, can be a believer with the Greyhill Incident. It’s the 1990s. There’s an alien invasion and you’re just a normal, everyday guy. You don’t have special powers or cool talents. You’re armed with a baseball bat, a revolver with some rounds in it, and nothing else but your wits.
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Make your way through your neighborhood, figuring out what’s going on and avoiding the “Greys”. They’re looking to abduct everyone in the vicinity to take as samples and probe to do research on.
Greyhill Incident is beaming down on June 9th, 2023 for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. But, you can pick it up on Steam the same day to take down the alien threat.
Elder Scrolls Online: Necrom
Fans of the Elder Scrolls franchise likely know that there’s more to the world than just Skyrim. In fact, Tamriel, the continent that will be featured in the upcoming Necrom expansion, is the same landmass that The Elder Scrolls: Arena took place in.
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Players will be able to fully explore Tamriel this time around, as opposed to the randomly generated land and dungeons. Additionally, head to Morrowind to check out the Telvanni Peninsula as a new zone to explore.
While we’re at it, players will be able to play as a new class: The Arcanist. Arcanists use powerful magic through runes and tomes for various types of spells. Of course, you also get a whole new story to go along with it all.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Necrom expansion is coming to PC on June 5th, 2023. But, the Xbox and PlayStation releases come a couple weeks later or so on June 20th. That’s why it made this list instead of any of the others.
Loop8: Summer of Gods
his is the Groundhog Day of anime video games. Loop8: Summer of Gods focuses on Nini, a teenager in 1980s rural Japan. Every choice and decision you make affects how battles and events come out. You only have one month until the world ends. But, that’s ok. Nini has the power to reset time over and over until everything comes out the way it should.
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Since every single choice you make actually makes a difference to the story, the game is full of replayability and the options to take various new paths. You write your own story here and (hopefully) save the world.
You’ll find the charming Loop8: Summer of Gods on June 8th, 2023 for PC. But, it’ll also be available on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One at the same time.
If you want to know about the various other June releases for other consoles, check out our articles on the Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and the PlayStation 5. In the meantime, if you want a new PC game to play, you can always check out our review of Honkai Star Rail. It plays on both PC and mobile devices and is fantastic.
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Arthur Collins likes collecting titles. Some call him Dungeon Master, some call him Pokemon Professor. He's been a journalist off and on for over a decade and a half, which means he's almost Level 2 in journalism. You can find him yelling at his screen while playing Halo or curled up playing games like Animal Crossing. Or on Twitter. He has one of those at @professorchi