September is full of game releases that should excite many fans of all genres, especially if your a sports fan. Here is every major game that should be on your radar for September.
September 5: Knack 2
To kick things off lets get started with Knack 2, the action-platformer from Sony is a sequel to the first Knack which launched alongside the PS4. The first game was criticized for its gameplay and while critics believe it had interesting ideas, they believe the game never reached its full potential. Knack 2 looks to fix the problems people had with the first game and build on its interesting concepts. Knack 2 releases on September 5, exclusively on PS4 for $39.99.
September 5: Lego Worlds
Lego Worlds will make its way to the Nintendo Switch this month. Lego Worlds received favorable reviews from critics, as the game has a 71 metascore on metacritic. Lego Worlds is a open world construction sim with similar elements to Minecraft. I doubt this one will pull players away from Minecraft, but if your interested in some more construction sims on the go, then make sure to pick this one up September 5 for $39.99 for your Switch.
September 6: Destiny 2
Destiny 2 is the big one that everyone can not wait for, and is arguably the biggest game of the year. The sequel to the widely popular Destiny looks to improve on the mistakes of the first one, and hopefully Bungie can support the game after release as well as they did with the first Destiny. Destiny 2 has a lot of hype to live up to and many hardcore fans of the series to impress. Destiny 2 launches on September 6 on PS4 and Xbox One, and on PC sometime soon for $59.99.
September 8: Monster Hunter Stories
Monster Hunter Stories will finally make its way to the west this September. This game is your basic monster hunter experience, as you will collect armor, weapons and gear, but with a twist as Stories features a turn based battle system. This is very different from previous Monster Hunter games, but fans seem to be embracing the idea. Hopefully the new battle system works out when Stories hits shelf’s on September 8 as a 3DS exclusive for $39.99.
September 12: NASCAR Heat 2
NASCAR Heat 2 is the sequel to NASCAR Heat Evolution. NASCAR Heat Evolution was generally panned by critics as they criticized the game for being overly simple and having a pointless Career mode. NASCAR Heat 2 launches on PS4, Xbox One, and PC for $49.99 on September 12.
September 12: Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
The yearly update to the widely popular football /soccer series, PES, hits shelves this September. This series seems to be the only thing Konami can get right, as the PES games are generally loved and highly anticipated every year, even if most people prefer FIFA, including myself. Make sure to pick this one up if your a football/soccer fan on September 12 for $59.99 as it will launch on the PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.
September 12: Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition
The highly acclaimed platformer is making its way to the Switch this September. This is one of those games you can not miss out on if you own a Switch, especially if you are looking for something to play in between major releases. There is a demo available for the game on the e-shop that I do recommend trying out if your interested in this gem. The Switch version will also feature multiplayer and touch screen features. Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition makes its way to the Switch on September 12 for $39.99.
September 12: XCOM 2: War of the Chosen
The DLC for XCOM 2 has been delayed for consoles, but still released on PC on August 29. War of the Chosen reviews are in for PC, as it has received very positive reactions, with an 88 metascore as of right now. This is a giant DLC that adds hours of new gameplay with the toughest fights yet. Make sure to pick up War of the Chosen on PC right now and for consoles on September 12 for $39.99.
September 14: Divinity Original Sin 2
The sequel to the loved Divinity Original Sin will finally release on PC this month. The sequel claims to feature over 1200 uniquely voiced characters. Hopefully this one lives to the expectations as it looks incredible, when it releases on September 14 as a timed PC exclusive for $44.99 and hopefully sometime soon on consoles.
September 15: Metroid: Samus Returns
This looks like the 2D Metroid fans have been waiting for. Samus Returns is a complete remake of the second Metroid, with its own nice-little additions. Samus Returns offers the ability to counter your enemies and multiple new powers to help the bounty hunter survive her quest. Samus Returns look like something truly special and will give many of us a reason to put down our Switch’s and wipe the dust off our 3DS. Make sure to check this when out when it launches as a 3DS exclusive on September 15 for $39.99.
September 15: Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
Death of the Outsider is a complete standalone Dishonored game. The game stars Billie Lurk who played a role in the Dishonored DLC and a bigger role in Dishonored 2. The game features new powers and abilities to use, and the Director of the series also stated that this is meant to be a finale for the series, but more Dishonored is very possible. Make sure to pick this one up when it releases on September 15 on Xbox One, PS4, and PC for $29.99.
September 15: NBA Live 18
The latest entry of NBA Live looks to bring the series back to its glory days, as the last few entries have not been able to compete with 2K. This years version will have something that 2K will not, and that is the ability to play as any WNBA team, which is a welcome feature considering this is the first game to do so. EA also revealed that if you pre-order the game you will receive it at a 33% discount. NBA Live 18 launches on PS4, Xbox One, and PS4 on September 15 for $39.99 if you pre-order, or $59.99 if you choose not to.
September 15: NHL 18
NHL 18 is yet another sports game that launches next month, and trust me its not the last either. The latest entry to the popular hockey sim, looks to bring in more than just fans of the sport this year. It will feature new controls and a new arcade mode that looks to bring back some of the ideas of the older hockey games. Every year EA’s sports games claim to add enough to warrant a 60 dollar purchase again and again, hopefully that is the case with this one. NHL 18 launches on PS4 and Xbox One for $59.99.
September 19: Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite
Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite is the sixth entry in the widely popular Marvel vs Capcom series. I mean, who would not want to play a game where your fighting Ryu with Spiderman. A big change to this entry is that it is 2v2 fights instead of 3v3. It has been a big year for fighting games so far, and this is just another entry that fans of the genre to dive in to. Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite releases on September 19 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One for $59.99.
September 19: NBA 2K18
The latest entry in the insanely popular basketball sim series 2K hits shelves next month. The franchise has destroyed competition the last few years and continues to improve every year. This years version does not seem to add to much compared to previous entries but still looks to bring new ideas to the table. The 2K series is a must own if you are a basketball fan, but it looks like EA’s NBA Live series looks to put up a fight this year and offer some competition. NBA 2K18 launches on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and the Nintendo Switch on September 19 for $59.99, but if you pre-order you receive early access on the 15th.
September 19: Echo
Echo is a 3rd person sci-fi action game, being developed by Ultra Ultra, their first game. The game brings a very interesting idea to the table, as the enemies are your evil clones, and they repeat your every move. The enemies in Echo learn and unlearn from how you play, so if you play stealthy, the enemies will play more silently, but if you decide to start going in guns blazing, the enemies will stop being silent and will become more aggressive. This is a very interesting idea and I personally can not wait to see this game hit shelves on September 19 for PS4 and PC.
September 22: Pokken Tournament DX
It is a great year for fighting game fans as Pokken Tournament is making its way to the Switch. Pokken Tournament is the next Wii U game to get another chance on the Switch, and hopefully not the last. Pokken Tournament did do well for being an exclusive on a dead console, but it still deserves another chance on the Switch as it is a great fighting game. The Switch version will also have exclusive fighters, make sure to pick this one up on September 22 for $59.99 on the Switch.
September 22: Project Cars 2
The sequel to the loved Project Cars will hits shelves this September. Project Cars was praised for its challenging and realistic gameplay and stunning visuals. This highly anticipated sequel looks to build on the first game’s foundation, and should get racing fans very excited. Project Cars 2 will release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC for $59.99.
September 22: The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game
Ninjago for short is the latest upcoming Lego game. It seems to be very similar to other LEGO games but with some ninja traversal ideas added in. The game is also based off The Lego Ninjago Movie and will release on the same day as the movie. The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game will release on September 22 for the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
September 22: Pokemon Gold/Silver
Pokemon Gold/Silver will make its way to the 3DS Virtual Console this month. The Game Boy Color game will be compatible with your Pokemon Bank, a 3DS service that allows players to store there Pokemon in private online boxes. Pokemon Gold/ Silver will release on Virtual Console on September 22.
September 26: Fallout 4 GOTY
Fallout GOTY edition will include all of the games patches and DLC. Fallout 4 GOTY will also launch alongside the Pip-boy edition. The Pip-boy edition will be $99.99 and include the the GOTY edition. Fallout 4 GOTY edition will launch on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, for $59.99.
September 26: Batman: The Enemy Within Epidode 2-The Pact
Episode 2-The Pact is the second episode in the second season of Telltale’s take on the Caped Crusader. The Pact will focus on Harley Quinn and show her in a new and unique way while still focusing on what makes her such a great character. This should get fans of this series very excited for the next episode when it hits shelves on September 26 on Xbox One, PS4, and PC for $4.99, or you can purchase the season pass which grants access for every episode for $19.99.
September 26: Ruiner
Ruiner is a cyberpunk top down shooter/slasher, that has gotten a lot of comparison to Hotline Miami, but seems to be more than that. Ruiner was one of the best parts of Gamescom and really has me excited for it when it hits shelves later this month. Ruiner hits shelves on September 26 on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
September 28: Total War Warhammer 2
Total War Warhammer 2 is the sequel to the very popular and loved turn-based strategy and real time tactics game. Total War Warhammer took the genre to the realm of fantasy, which was a complete switch of direction for a company that usually focused on historical context. Total War Warhammer 2 looks to build on those ideas and createsand incredible game. Total War Warhammer 2 has so much potential, and hopefully it lives up to it when it hits shelves on September 28 on PC for $59.99.
September 29: Cuphead
Finally, we get this hand drawn beauty of a game this September. Cuphead is an action platforming game with a very unique art style, and has been one of the most promising games we have seen in a while. The 1920’s Disney cartoon art style is incredible and really is unique. Cuphead is also playable in Co-op mode which looks very interesting and should be a lot of fun to play through with a friend. Cuphead releases on Xbox One and PC for $19.99, hopefully this game lives up to its potential.
September 29: FIFA 18
Half of the games so far have been sports games so why not end with yet another sports game. FIFA 18 is the latest game in the incredibly popular football/soccer sim. FIFA 18 will feature The Journey Season 2, which will continue Alex Hunter’s story. FIFA 18 also looks to be the best looking game in the series so far, if not perhaps the best looking sports game of the year. FIFA 18 will launch on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC for $59.99.
September is not stop big releases from beginning to end, and should keep fans of all genres happy.
That is all the big releases we have this month stay tuned for the latest news, reviews, and features on all these games here at Sick Critic.