5 Major Game Releases Coming in July 2022

With the Summer season in full effect, we’ve got some fresh new experiences for all the gamers out there. From Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels DLC to As Dusk Falls, passing through F1 22, July is shaping up to be an exciting month filled with major game releases.

5 Major Game Releases Coming in July 2022

With half the year gone by already, the gaming industry doesn’t slow down. Come check out 5 major game releases coming in July 2022!

F1 22

Starting off with a racing game, we’ve got F1 22, releasing on July 1.

The 2022 entry in the F1 franchise makes its debut on EA’s platform, Origin, as opposed to previous years when the game was only available on Steam. This new edition features new car models with updated physics, enhanced track configurations, and improved layouts.

F1® 22 | Launch Trailer

Let me just say this. F1 2021 is a blast. It features polished visuals, new game modes, and increasingly refined gameplay. It’s an incredibly detailed racing experience like no other on the market. If the 2021 entry is any indication of what’s to come, then F1 22 will be a masterpiece worth all the hype.

Also, as a big fan of the racing genre, especially when it comes to Formula 1, I had to include F1 22 in this selection of major game releases coming in July 2022.


Next up we’ve got XEL, an action-adventure experience arriving on July 12. 

In this 3D sci-fi fantasy game, the player embarks on a journey to uncover the enigmatic past of Reid, the protagonist of this narrative. Throughout Reid’s adventures, the player must collect gadgets and items to aid them in their journey, making new friends and foes along the way.

XEL - Official Gameplay Trailer

The first thing that caught my attention about this game was its aesthetics. For me, the art style present in XEL is very compelling and captivating. Also, as a fan of puzzle games, this game was a match made in heaven when it comes to wonderful visuals combined with mind-bending puzzles.

Although not one of the biggest July releases I must admit, I am truly looking forward to this game. All of the trailers, and especially the playable demo, delivered a truly unique experience that I am sure I will be coming back to.

As Dusk Falls

Up next, we’ve got As Dusk Falls, scheduled to release on July 19.

This drama explores the entangled lives of two families across thirty years in the North American state of Arizona. As Dusk Falls is an interactive movie with branching results, making for an experience where every choice the player makes has a consequence.

As Dusk Falls Trailer | Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022

As Dusk Falls has been on my radar ever since it was first announced. For me, this game can be a huge success. It just needs one simple ingredient, a top-tier narrative. Also, the branching aspect of the game, when combined with the (hopefully) incredible narrative can make for an unforgettable experience.

Although not many people enjoyed the comic-book art style of the game, which I completely understand, I have got to say that I was intrigued by it. So intrigued in fact that I had to include As Dusk Falls in this selection of major game releases coming in July 2022.

Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels DLC

Racing fans, this month is for you. We’ve got the Hot Wheels DLC coming to Forza Horizon 5 on July 19.

As the first expansion to the magnificent Forza Horizon 5, the Hot Wheels DLC is set above the clouds, in the Horizon Hot Wheels Park. This DLC includes themed events, a five-part narrative, ten brand new cars, and eighty Hot Wheels parts for EventLab.

Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels - Official Announce Trailer - Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022

Let me just start this off by saying that Forza Horizon 5 is a must-play. It is one of the best, If not the best, racing games out there. It checks every single mark of what a fan of the racing genre wants to see in a game. For me, Forza Horizon 5 is in a league of its own.

Having said that, and as someone who played countless hours of the Hot Wheels expansion for Forza Horizon 3 back in the day, I couldn´t be more excited for this. Allow me to make an exception and include this upcoming DLC pack in this selection of major game releases.

Endling – Extinction is Forever

Last but not least, we’ve got Endling – Extinction is Forever, also releasing on July 19.

This adventure survival game depicts the story of the last mother fox on Earth, with the quest to take care of its cubs. The final goal is to reach the only place on the planet where humans cannot harm the baby foxes.

Endling - Extinction is Forever - Launch Trailer | PS4 Games

This is one of those games that really makes you think beyond the scope of what’s being presented to you. Personally, I find that fascinating. Endling throws the player into a world where humanity faces the consequences of their actions when it comes to climate change, deforestation, and other environmental issues. It is truly a heartbreaking game, which can become a frightening reality in the future.

With that in mind, concluding this selection with a touching but challenging game, I’ve decided to include Endling in this list of major game releases coming in July 2022.

And that’s everything for this month. Now go grab a cold drink and game on!

What did you think of this month’s selection? Would you change anything? Do you think June’s list tops this one? Let me know in the comments down below!

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