Games to Watch Out For This September

Marvel's Avengers 4 (1)

It’s September already! That means a new school term starts, summer is coming to a close and, of course, a new month filled with games.

There are quite a few releases to look forward to in the next few weeks, regardless of what type of game you enjoy. We’ve got racing, spelunking, shooting, wrestling and action hero-ing – and just about everything in between.

If you’re looking to pick up something new to play on your PC or console this month, here are the games to watch out for this September.

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WRC 9

WRC 9 2 (1)

Release date: 3rd September
Formats: PC, PS4, Xbox One

We’ve already reviewed WRC 9, calling it “the closest thing to a perfect rally game we’ve got”. You can’t get better than that, surely? If you’ve got a hankering for some rally action, then this should be on your shopping list. If you’re in Europe and opt for the Deluxe edition, you can play it right now. Otherwise, it’s out on Thursday.

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2

Release date: 4th September
Formats: PC, PS4, Xbox One

If you loved Tony Hawk games back in the day, then Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 should be a must-buy. A faithful remake of the original PS1 games, it’s exactly what we remember Tony Hawk to be – only much prettier looking.

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Marvel’s Avengers

Marvel's Avengers 1 (1)

Release date: 4th September
Formats: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Avengers assemble! Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics’ long-awaited take on Marvel’s superhero squad is almost here. And, if our time with the beta is anything to go by, it’s certainly one worth getting excited about. It’s out now if you’ve bought the Deluxe edition, but the standard version launches this Friday. We’ll have a review of the full game soon.

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NBA 2K21

NBA 2K21

Release date: 4th September
Formats: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, Stadia

2K’s annual NBA entry is almost here, bringing the game of basketball to your consoles. This year’s game features The Long Shadow narrative, telling the story of Junior as he tries to make it into the NBA. Opt for the ‘Mamba Forever’ edition over the standard edition, and you’ll get an upgrade to PS5 or Xbox Series X when they’re available.

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Paradise Killer

Release date: 4th September
Formats: PC, Switch

Someone has murdered Paradise’s council – but who? That’s your job to find out. This delightfully bizarre murder mystery will have you searching the island of Paradise for clues, talking to characters and piecing together a very strange murder case. You can point the finger at whoever you think is responsible, but will you catch the right culprit? We’ll have a review of Paradise Killer later this week.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning

Release date: 8th September
Formats: PC, PS4, Xbox One

One of the best action RPGs of the last generation is getting another chance to impress, and it truly deserves it. Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is a remaster of the 2012 title which went down well with critics but just didn’t sell enough copies at retail. With fancier visuals and enhanced gameplay, however, it’s now getting a another opportunity to make a mark. Make sure you check it out if you love a good adventure.

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The Sims 4: Star Wars – Journey to Batuu

Release date: 8th September
Formats: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Announced last week at Gamescom Opening Night Live, The Sims 4 meets Star Wars might be the weirdest pairing ever, but it’s one we’re rather excited for. Here, your Sims can explore the planet of Batuu, engage in lightsaber battles, purchase their own droid buddy, and decorate their home in galaxian decor.

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Hotshot Racing

Hotshot Racing

Hotshot Racing is clearly inspired by arcade racers of days gone by, and we dig it for that very reason. Its low-poly visual style is striking, and coupled with superfast gameplay, there’s a lot to look forward to here. We’ll have a review of the game in time for its launch.

Release date: 10th September
Formats: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

Spelunky 2

Release date: 15th September
Formats: PS4

The beloved Roguelike aventure is back! Coming to PS4 this month and a PC version to follow soon, Spelunky 2 sees you return to spelunking action. But this time, you’re on the moon. It promises a bigger, more varied world than its predecessor, with more items to find, characters to meet and branching paths to take.

Pacer

Pacer 4

Release date: 17th September
Formats: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Been itching for some Wipeout-style anti-gravity racing? Hopefully, Pacer will scratch that itch for you. Originally released on PC some years back as Formula Fusion, developer R8 Games took it back to the drawing board to improve it in pretty much every way. It’s almost done, and it’s launching simultaneously on PC and consoles. Give our preview a read to see what to expect.

Crysis Remastered

Crysis Remastered keyart-logo

Release date: 18th September
Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One

If you’ve ever found yourself asking if your PS4 or Xbox One could run Crysis, then you’ll find out on 18th September. It’s a remastered version, too, with souped-up visuals. Of course, it will also be available on PC. One thing to note though: all of the game’s multiplayer content has been removed. Crysis Remastered focuses on the original game’s single-player campaign only. Hopefully that’s not a deal breaker for you.

WWE 2K Battlegrounds

Release date: 18th September
Formats: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Stadia, Switch

After the abysmal WWE 2K20, this year’s wrestling game from 2K is a bit different. Realism (has the series ever been realistic?) is thrown out of the window, with characters now having outlandish proportions. On top of that, the moves they perform are more over-the-top than ever. Needless to say, WWE 2K Battlegrounds looks like a lot of fun, though those hoping for a more authentic depiction of the sport will be left twiddling their thumbs until next year.

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Tennis World Tour 2

Tennis World Tour 2

Release date: 22nd September
Formats: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Could Tennis World Tour 2 be the best tennis game of this generation? Honestly, it wouldn’t take much for it to nab that accolade, and we are hopeful, but our hands-on time with it has uncovered some issues still to be addressed. Regardless, if you’re a fan of the sport, you really ought to keep your eyes on this.

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13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

Release date: 22nd September
Formats: PS4

From Vanillaware, creators of Odin Sphere and Dragon’s Crown, comes 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, a cross-genre adventure with a beautiful art style. Follow 13 high school students as they are dragged into a futuristic war involving mechs and monsters. It looks mental, so of course we’re very interested in this.

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Trollhunters: Defenders of Arcadia

Release date: 25th September
Formats: PC, PS4, Xbox One, PC

You’ve seen the Netflix show, so now play the game. Even if you haven’t seen the show, however, you should probably keen an eye on Trollhunters: Defenders of Arcadia as it’s developed by WayForward, masters of the 2D adventure game. It’s got local co-op too, which is always a bonus.

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Mafia Definitive Edition

Mafia Trilogy

Release date: 25th September
Formats: PC, PS4, Xbox One

After suffering a minor delay, Mafia Definitive Edition launches this month and it looks absolutely stunning. Relive the original game with massively enhanced graphics, new gameplay features, and a more developed story. Even better, it’s a little bit cheaper than your usual AAA release.

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