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Ten games (and a console!) to keep an eye on this September

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September-games

October may be willing to test the resolve of your 13th cheque, but September feels like the prelude to madness. Almost three dozen games are out this month, across a wide variety of platforms and genres and honestly? It’s a fine month to sit back on a couch and let some atrophy set in while you wiggle your thumbs around. Here’s ten games that look especially good.

With some nostalgia thrown in for good measure of course.

Knack 2 – (PS4) – September 5

Knack 2

The original Knack may not have been a perfect launch game on the PlayStation 4, but it still had plenty of charm underneath several of its quibbles. Fast forward a few years later, and Sony is reviving Knack for a second round that promises to fix its various problems while retaining its unique aesthetic and tossing in some solid co-operative play for good measure.

Destiny 2 – (PS4 and Xbox One) – September 6

destiny 2

Do it for the puppies, Guardians. Three years after the first Destiny launched, comes the latest chapter in the saga of mankind’s last stand against the darkness. With the Last City having fallen to the Red Legion, your Light stolen by Dominus Ghaul and mankind once again on the brink of destruction, it’s up to you to do what Guardians do best: Grab a gun, and shoot danger right in the face as Destiny 2 reforges your legend.

PES 2018 – (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One) – September 12

PES 2018

So it begins. First out of the football gate this year is Pro Evolution Soccer 2018, as Konami’s Titan goes head to head with the giant that is EA’s FIFA franchise and they both look relatively the same size in comparison. PES has managed to reinvent itself over the last couple of years, with fans raving about last year’s instalment. Can PES 2018 score another magnificent goal this year?

Marvel vs Capcom Infinite – (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – September 19

Marvel vs Capcom Infinite

It truly has been a magnificent year for fighting games. With Injustice 2 setting a high bar and Tekken reinvigorating the online brawling action to the point that you slap a coin down on your console to guarantee the next game is yours, Marvel vs Capcom Infinite might be in for a brawl that it can’t win. It looks solid enough, but can Marvel’s mightiest join forces with Capcom’s cream of the crop to emerge as a true challenger in the genre? Only time will tell.

NBA 2K18 – PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One) – September 19

NBA 2K18

Every year 2K Games trot out a new basketball, and every year I fail to play it because I don’t do spurts gud. Still, you can’t deny the craftsmanship that goes into each successive NBA title, from the photorealistic players through to the smaller details on the arenas and uniforms. From what I’ve been told, it’s truly ballin’.

Project CARS 2 – (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – September 22

Project CARS 2

It may be a magnificent year for fighting games, but 2017 is also turning into a defining year for the racing genre as the industry starts to warm up the biggest engines in their garages. Taking the lead straight out of the gate is Project CARS 2, the newest kid on the block who aims to show Forza Motorsport and Gran Turismo a thing or two about the sheer joy of speed.

RUINER – (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – September 26

Ruiner

Devolver Digital have been knocking out winner after winner this year, and RUINER looks like another champ on the horizon. It’s the future, hence all the neon and dystopian themes as it’s up to you to waggle a pair of analogue sticks around to maximum effect in this upcoming action game. Also, you have emojis for a face, so that’s kind of rad.

FIFA 18 – (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One) – September 29

FIFA 18

Basically, take everything I said above and just swap the names of FIFA and PES around. There’s a good chap.

Cuphead – (PC, Xbox One) – September 29

Cuphead

FINALLY out after years in development, Cuphead is old school gaming to the max with even older visuals that give it easily the most unique visual design of 2017. Hopefully the wait was totally worth it for Microsoft and their lean end of year offerings on PC and Xbox One.

Total War Warhammer 2 – (PC) – September 29

Total War Warhammer 2

Fans had been clamouring for the Total War series to climb into bed with Warhammer, and the end result was a fantasy that saw legions of Orks and Elves clash in a fine example of what the real-time strategy genre has to offer. Total War Warhammer 2 isn’t deviating too far from that formula, offering new factions, units and more massive maps upon which will soon be soaked in blood from races across the realm.

SNES Classic Console – September 29

SNES Classic Console

It’s not just a great month for games, but also hardware! Nintendo earned some nostalgic love last year with the NES Mini console, provided that you could find one as retailers quickly sold out. Nintendo’s reviving another piece of legacy this year, with the SNES console that was a powerhouse for most of the 1990s.

Again, good luck finding one before they’re all sold out.

Last Updated: September 1, 2017

24 Comments

  1. Only one item on the list I’m playing, Destiny 2

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  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 1, 2017 at 14:21

    That’s a nice list. Leaves out the most important one though:

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    • Original Heretic

      September 1, 2017 at 14:23

      Hope this comes to console…

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 1, 2017 at 14:25

        It’s supposed to head to console a bit later.

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        • Original Heretic

          September 1, 2017 at 14:28

          First one translated very well to console, so I suppose it is just a matter of time.
          Also, Pillars of Eternity has just come out on the PS4, so I’ve got that to keep me going, when I get round to getting it.
          Until then, I’ll keep playing Gwent.

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 1, 2017 at 14:30

            If you like CRPGs hopefully you’ve got Torment Tides of Numenera as well.

          • Original Heretic

            September 1, 2017 at 14:32

            Oh hell yeah I’ve got that!
            But the issue there is starting it all over again. I was about half way (I think!) when my PS was stolen. And since replacing it, I just haven’t had the inclination to jump back into it, going through all that stuff again.

          • RinceThis

            September 1, 2017 at 15:18

            I don’t like crap RPGs no.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 1, 2017 at 17:54

            Was I talking to you? NO. So shut up!

          • RinceThis

            September 4, 2017 at 15:53

            You’re a crap RPG!

          • Dresden

            September 1, 2017 at 15:17

            Have you seen the Gwent theme for PS4? It’s pretty awesome.

          • Original Heretic

            September 1, 2017 at 15:19

            That’s the one I’m busy with. Loving it.
            But also just starting to sink my teeth in. Only on level 3, so can’t even do ranked play yet.

          • RinceThis

            September 1, 2017 at 15:19

            Do you have to pay for it?

          • Original Heretic

            September 1, 2017 at 15:19

            Nah, it’s F2P.

            But you can purchase cards with real money, so the paying players will always have bit of an advantage.

          • RinceThis

            September 1, 2017 at 15:21

            I mean the skin?

          • Original Heretic

            September 1, 2017 at 15:22

            ha!! Oh crud, I totally misread that.

          • RinceThis

            September 1, 2017 at 15:28

            lol

          • Dresden

            September 1, 2017 at 15:21

            It’s free. What I like so much about it is the music they incorporated into the theme.

          • RinceThis

            September 1, 2017 at 15:21

            Awesome! Will grab that tonight

          • Original Heretic

            September 4, 2017 at 08:12

            Dude, btw, I checked out the Gwent theme over the weekend. Bloody brilliant! Shot for the heads up!

    • Dresden

      September 1, 2017 at 15:15

      Can’t see YouTube links and I’m very curious. What game is this?

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 1, 2017 at 17:51

        Divinity Original Sin 2. 😀

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  3. RitterBruder

    September 1, 2017 at 15:27

    Total War For the Win

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  4. Kromas Ryder

    September 1, 2017 at 16:30

    SNES consoles already sold out last week world wide. Just menti09oning it in an articles gives false hope and you should be ashamed of yourselves!

    Reply

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