Steam Announces Top 20 Releases Of July 2019

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For any given week, more than a handful of games release on Steam, PC’s biggest gaming platform. What’s probably most surprising is the diversity presented by some of these titles; within any given timeframe, you can expect the most popular new releases for the platform to represent a variety of styles, genres, and themes. Additionally, some may only be popular in certain regions, or translate to a worldwide audience.

Welcome to the third iteration for Steam’s community endeavor: to find out the biggest releases on the platform for every month of the year. Last month, we got to take a look at 20 of the best sellers on the platform for June 2019. This late August, we now look at the top 20 by revenue earned for the month of July.

As with the previous iteration, the games on the list must be released between July 1 and 31 (early access titles have been allowed in) with the basis for its revenue being two weeks after its release date. All of this said, let’s take a look at the top 20 Steam releases for the month of July.

Top Steam releases for July 2019 (arranged in order of release date)

  • Kubifaktorium – arrived on Early Access last July, and is certainly a hit with the city-building crowd. It mixes city simulation, resource management, factory simulation and automation, and – surprisingly – combat. The voxel-based strategy game was released back on July 3.
  • Godhood – another Early Access title, this time with its sights set on challenging players who’ve always wanted to form their own religion. Godhood allows you to create and customize your own deity and gather an increasing number of followers to move your religion forward, while converting others to your cause. Released back on July 10.
  • Field of Glory: Empires – this turn-based grand strategy title promised to deliver on letting players experience the best of what the Classical Age has to offer, and with a Very Positive reception under its belt, we can safely say it did so. The immersive multiplayer strategy title released back on July 11.
  • Earth Defense Force 5 – this action-packed title from the beloved series finally makes its way to the PC, bringing along with it a genuinely fun and engaging campaign against “humanoid” aliens that look a lot like frogs. It’s incredibly humorous, genuine, and is a treat for anyone who plays video games to have fun. Released back on July 11.
  • Streets of Rogue – this one-man developed roguelike finally released out of Early Access, and it did so to the tune of Overwhelmingly Positive reviews. Self-described as “Nuclear Throne meets Deus Ex, mixed with the anarchy of GTA,” this critically-acclaimed roguelike released back on July 12.
  • Killsquad – an Early Access title for the co-op A-RPG genre set on faraway planets where bounty hunters raid for loot and glory. Killsquad features an in-depth progression system, as well as a ton of weapons and equipment to help you complete your various quests. Released back on July 16.
  • Gloomhaven – another Early Access title, and this one is an adaptation of the acclaimed board game bearing the same name. Gloomhaven mixes tactical role-playing with dungeon crawling to create an engaging title. Released back on July 17.
  • Gorn – the goriest virtual reality experience finally comes out of Early Access, and its as bloody and ludicrous as you’d expect. Free Lives’ highly popular and acclaimed title pits you in an arena filled with gladiators, and it does so in the most violent way possible. Released on July 18.
  • Nowhere Prophet – mixing creative deckbuilding and randomly-generated maps for deep tactical combat, Nowhere Prophet’s Very Positive reception on the platform is very well-deserved. The unique single-player card game released back on July 19.
  • Swords & Souls: Neverseen – for those looking for an aloof and rather eccentric experience for an RPG, this game require skill even when you level up. With a solid mix of real-time and turn-based combat, Swords & Souls: Neverseen released to Very Positive reviews back on July 22.
  • DATE A LIVE: Rio Reincarnation – this romantic visual novel from Idea Factory, Compile Heart, and Sting Entertainment released to Very Positive reviews from its core fanbase. This adaptation of the popular light novel series from Fujimi Fantasia Bunko released back on July 23.
  • Automachef – fans of publisher Team17’s Overcooked! series can now try their hand at this much more complex kitchen-based title, bringing along resource management and puzzles to the mix – as well as some automated machinery. Released back on July 23.
  • Lord of the Dead – finally releasing on Early Access, this turn-based tactical RPG roguelike set in a grimdark fantasy universe sees you controlling an army of the undead to help a necromancer on his quest for world domination. Released back on July 24.
  • LOVE³ -Love Cube- – Steam users’ love for erotic content and H-games continue, as this visual novel filled with explicit content makes it atop the Steam charts as well. Weirdly enough, it sells its 18+ content as DLC. Released back on July 25.
  • Youngblood – probably the only high-profile Steam release in the month of July to make it to the top of the charts, the sequel to the critically-acclaimed Wolfenstein series sees the daughters of BJ Blazkowicz fighting Nazis in France. Released on July 25.
  • The Blackout Club – a co-op-centric horror title that can be played by up to four people, and follows a group of friends as they investigate procedurally generated maps set in a small town. Released on July 29.
  • Oxygen Not Included – from the makers of Don’t Starve comes this wonderful new twist on survival, featuring space colonies founded deep inside alien space rocks. The name applies as you lead your crew to master various skill sets in order to survive. Released on July 30.
  • Warhammer 40,000 : Inquisitor – Prophecy – purge the unclean as a Tech-Adept Inquisitor in this new A-RPG set in the expansive Warhammer franchise. Carrying out the will of the Emperor has never been more violent, as the title released back on July 30.
  • Kindergarten 2 – this highly-anticipated sequel to the humorous cult classic takes place on Tuesday, following the aftermath of the events on Monday. Featuring new friends, secrets, and more ways to get murdered, this title released back on July 30.
  • CUSTOM ORDER MAID 3D2 It's a Night Magic – there was no stopping H-titles for the month of July, as this game made in the same vein as Koikatsu and Honey Select reaches the top of the Steam charts. Released back on July 31.

Since the above titles were only measured by their revenue as to how popular they are, Steam has noted that the entire measure doesn’t fully capture the popularity you find in free-to-play titles. To fix this, Steam also presents a list of the top five free-to-play titles for the month of July based on peak player count within the first two weeks of release.

  • New Frontier
  • Dead Frontier 2
  • Supremacy 1914
  • The Orville Interactive Fan Experience
  • Red Hot Vengeance

As an additional tidbit, Steam also looked back five years ago at July 2014 and found that the top five releases at the time were:

  • Elsword
  • X-Plane 10 Global
  • Magic 2015
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
  • Pixel Piracy

So, what do you think? Do any of these games surprise you? What do you think will be August’s top-selling games? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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