14 Games to Play This September

Fall 2019 will bring games to everyone’s liking, including Borderlands 3, Gears 5, Lovecraft-inspired RPG, the return of Contra, and main sports simulators for the coming year

September marks the beginning of the ‘’blockbuster parade’’. In Borderlands 3, ‘’well over billion guns’’ await players, while the main hope of Microsoft – Gears 5 – will try to meet expectations. If you love Dark Souls but all FromSoftware games have already been studied by heart, try projects with similar mechanics – Code Vein and The Surge 2. They will help you spend some time while waiting for Nioh 2 and Elden Ring.

Among the remakes, we recommend paying attention to Catherine: Full Body and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. The first game is a full-fledged comedy about modern youth, while the second one is a reissue of the 90s classics with modern graphics.

In addition, all main sports simulators are released in September – FIFA 20, NHL 20 and NBA 2K20, as well as eFootball PES 2020. Choose according to your taste.

Catherine: Full Body

14 Games to Play This September-1
  • 📅 Release date: September 3
  • 🎮 Platform: PlayStation 4
  • 👥 Multiplayer: Online
  • 💵 Price: $59.99 (PS Store)

The reissue of the 2011 game from the developers of the Persona series. The game addresses problems of 30-year old guys who do not want to grow up and make serious decisions. The protagonist will face the complexity of relationships, temptations, and choice between family and momentary pleasure. The final choice is made by the player. Full Body edition offers improved graphics, new characters with their own storyline, additional cutscenes and puzzles.

NBA 2K20

14 Games to Play This September-2

NBA 2K20 offers an interesting story mode which stars famous actors including Idris Elba. In addition, you’ll be able to customize basketball players in the editor called MyPlayer. Using the mobile app MyNBA 2K20, you can upload your own face. In addition, the women’s basketball league will appear in NBA 2K20 for the first time.

Gears 5

14 Games to Play This September-3
  • 📅 Release date: September 10
  • 🎮 Platform: PC, Xbox One
  • 👥 Multiplayer: Online, local
  • 💵 Price: $59.99 (Steam, Microsoft Store)

The game is developed by The Coalition, authors of Gears of War 4 and the remaster of the original game. Developers promise lively gameplay and an interesting plot that reveals the secret of Locusts. In addition, the game partners with the Terminator franchise. For pre-ordering the game, you will get the heroes of the upcoming movie as skins for the multiplayer game. Among them, you’ll find T-800 and the aged Sarah Connor.

eFootball PES 2020

14 Games to Play This September-4
  • 📅 Release date: September 10
  • 🎮 Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • 👥 Multiplayer: Online, local
  • 💵 Price: $59.99 (Steam, PS Store, Microsoft Store)

Pro Evolution Soccer (which is now called eFootball PES) is a soccer simulator from Konami. In the new part of the series, publishers licensed Juventus and entered into a partnership with Euro 2020, so they will definitely not appear in FIFA. Also, the developers promise a completely redesigned Master League mode.

Men of War: Assault Squad 2 – Cold War

14 Games to Play This September-5
  • 📅 Release date: September 12
  • 🎮 Platform: PC
  • 👥 Multiplayer: Online
  • 💵 Price: TBA

Dilogy Men of War: Assault Squad consists of independent add-ons to the strategy from Digitalmindsoft. In September, a new game from this series is released (do not confuse it with the same-name mod). Cold War’s action will unfold during the Cold War (not surprising), while you’ll have to play for either U.S. or USSR. In addition to the storyline and multiplayer modes, the game offers a dynamic campaign generator which allows you to create your own scenarios. You’ll be able to play through them alone or in the cooperative mode. Also, the game allows you to directly control units.

NHL 20

14 Games to Play This September-6
  • 📅 Release date: September 13
  • 🎮 Platform: PS4, Xbox One
  • 👥 Multiplayer: Online
  • 💵 Price: $59.99 (PS Store, Microsoft Store)

The new part of the main hockey simulator offers a number of innovations: redesigned camera, improved AI, new signature shot system, weekly game trials (CHEL), shootout mode which resembles battle royale, as well as more than 2000 new items for customization of players and teams.

Borderlands 3

14 Games to Play This September-7
  • 📅 Release date: September 13
  • 🎮 Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • 👥 Multiplayer: Online
  • 💵 Price: $59.99 (EGS, PS Store, Microsoft Store)

Just like the second part of the series, Borderlands 3 is a hybrid of RPG and first-person shooter with a unique hand-drawn style, colorful characters, weapon customization, and black humor. The game is tailored for cooperative mode, but it can be played in single-player mode if so desired. Borderland basis did not change much, but the world has become much bigger (there are several planets available for research instead of one Pandora) and the graphics have improved.

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

14 Games to Play This September-8
  • 📅 Release date: September 20
  • 🎮 Platform: Nintendo Switch
  • 👥 Multiplayer: No
  • 💵 Price: $59.99 (eShop)

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (known as The Legend of Zelda: Dream Island in Japan) is a 1993 game for the GameBoy portable console. On September 20, the remake of ‘’Link’s Awakening’’ is released for Nintendo Switch. The game boasts completely redesigned graphics made in a pleasant cartoon style, additional levels and characters from other universes.

Game of Thrones: Beyond the Wall

14 Games to Play This September-9
  • 📅 Release date: September 23
  • 🎮 Platform: iOS, Android
  • 👥 Multiplayer: No
  • 💵 Price: Free

The mobile phone game dedicated to Game of Thrones or, more precisely, to the Night Watch. The plot unfolds 48 years before the events of the series (and the main book saga) and starts with the disappearance of Brynden Rivers. You will have to lead the Night Watch by yourself – you’ll recruit warriors across Westeros, take part in numerous battles and scout beyond the Wall. Beyond the Wall features many characters from the series: from Jon Snow and Tormund to Daenerys and Jaime Lannister. Beyond the Wall’s gameplay includes turn-based battles on arenas divided into cells. The closest analogues are Heroes of Might and Magic 3 and the recent Banner Saga.

The Surge 2

14 Games to Play This September-10
  • 📅 Release date: September 24
  • 🎮 Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • 👥 Multiplayer: Online
  • 💵 Price: $59.99 (Steam, PS Store, Microsoft Store)

The first Surge was a sci-fi action/RPG with Dark Souls mechanics which told a story about the rise of the machines. It was a decent game – its rating on Metacritic was 72 points. In the second part, developers promised new vast locations (green city streets instead of gray factories), upgraded opponent AI, extremely difficult bosses, improved aiming system and spectacular finishing of defeated enemies.

Contra: Rogue Corps

14 Games to Play This September-11
  • 📅 Release date: September 24
  • 🎮 Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
  • 👥 Multiplayer: Online, local
  • 💵 Price: $39.99 (Steam, PS Store, Microsoft Store, eShop)

The new game of the Contra series which is known since 1987. The development of the game was headed by Nobuya Nakazato, creator of Contra III and Hard Corps. Most of the game time, Contra resembles a 2D top-down shooter, but the camera periodically goes down and turns the game into a third-person shooter. To destroy alien hordes, you have a choice of four heroes with different upgradable skills.

FIFA 20

14 Games to Play This September-12
  • 📅 Release date: September 24
  • 🎮 Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
  • 👥 Multiplayer: Online, local
  • 💵 Price: $59.99 (Origin, PS Store, Microsoft Store)

The new part of the most popular football simulator. FIFA 20 promises improved AI, ability to create your own club in FIFA Ultimate Team and a new Volta mode. It is dedicated to street football (just like the now defunct FIFA Street series) and allows you to play for famous teams or create your own player and progress along his career.

Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones

14 Games to Play This September-13
  • 📅 Release date: September 26
  • 🎮 Platform: PC
  • 👥 Multiplayer: No
  • 💵 Price: TBA

An isometric roleplaying game based on the works of Howard Lovecraft. In Stygian, you’ll visit Arkham (do not confuse it with the same-name hospital) and see horrors of the abyss which contains the most terrible creatures in the universe. You’ll fight against them in the turn-based mode. In addition to monitoring the physical condition of your allies, you’ll have to pay attention to their psyche so that they do not go crazy from the things they see. Darkest Dungeon had something similar to this. If you are fond of Lovecraft’s works or you like tactical strategies in the spirit of The Banner Saga, pay attention to this game – you can download its demo on Steam.

Code Vein

14 Games to Play This September-14
  • 📅 Release date: September 27
  • 🎮 Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • 👥 Multiplayer: Online co-op
  • 💵 Price: $59.99 (Steam, PS Store, Microsoft Store)

A hardcore role-playing action in the best traditions of Bloodborne – there are no shields, and you can eliminate your enemies with swords or firearms. The distinctive features of Code Vein include a world where all people who survived the apocalypse became vampires and design straight from the God Eater series. We’ll note that the blood you drink in the game allows you to use an additional powerful weapon.

Which game are you excited about the most? And if we missed anything, leave your ideas in the comments below.

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