There were some brilliant game releases to choose from in August. My top picks for the month were Control, The Dark Pictures – Man of Medan and World of Warcraft: Classic.
I hope you’ve been saving up over the summer because September is jam-packed with big new games to add to your collection. As usual there’s something for everyone with new releases across each of the platforms.
Of all of the September releases, I’m most looking forward to Catherine: Full Body, Gears 5 and Borderlands 3. I also had my eye on the Destiny 2: Shadow Keep and free-to-play New Light but they’ve been delayed until 1st October.
Here’s a full list of my 10 games to watch out for in September 2019:
Please note that the dates mentioned are the currently expected UK release dates and subject to change, dates for other regions may vary.
Catherine: Full Body (PS4)
The western release of the remaster of 2011’s Catherine finally arrives this month. This time around the twisted love triangle between Vincent, Katherine and Catherine is further complicated by the addition of the mysterious amnesiac, Rin. The original was fantastic and the remaster is looking even better. If you missed it first time around definitely check it out. There’s a demo available should you want to try before you buy.
UPlay+ The Ubisoft Subscription Service (PC)
Ok so this isn’t a single title but the launch of Ubisoft’s new subscription service should be well worth checking out. Sign-up ahead of the 3rd September launch and you’ll get the first month free. After that it’s said to be priced at $14.99 a month, we’re still waiting on UK pricing to be confirmed. The service will give subscribers access to over 100 PC games from Ubisoft’s incredible catalog and will also add future releases as they launch.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion (PS4, Xbox One)
Iceborne is a massive paid expansion to Capcom’s Monster Hunter: World. Players can look forward to new weapons and monsters as well as hunt down Velkhana, the mysterious Elder Dragon. Players must have completed the main story through Hunter Rank 16 in order to access the new Iceborne story and quests.
Gears 5 (PC, Xbox One)
Gears 5 promises to be bigger than ever, with five thrilling modes and the deepest campaign yet. With all-out war descending, Kait Diaz breaks away to uncover her connection to the enemy and discovers the true danger to Sera – herself. Gears 5 is available to pre-download now and will be free to all Xbox Game Pass subscribers. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can get in on the action 4 days early.
GreedFall (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
The new game from Spiders, explore uncharted new lands as you set foot on a remote island seeping with magic, and filled with riches, lost secrets, and fantastic creatures.
Borderlands 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Get ready to head back to Pandora as Borderlands returns for a third outing. A crazed cult known as The Children of the Vault has emerged and is spreading like an interstellar plague. Play solo or co-op as one of four unique Vault Hunters, score loads of loot, and save the galaxy from this fanatical threat.
The Surge 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
In The Surge 2 you are thrust into Jericho City, a dystopian sci-fi megacity under quarantine, where several factions vie for dominance over the various districts. In this urban jungle, you will be hunted by everything from religious cultists to nanomonstrosities, so you must embrace the oldest law known to humankind – evolve to survive. When faced with an enemy, target specific parts of their body and slice off tech you need to upgrade your exo-rig.
Mario Kart Tour (iOS/Android)
A free-to-start game, Mario Kart Tour will let players experience the endless racing fun of Mario Kart while collecting drivers, like Mario, as well as karts and gliders. Players can choose which drivers, karts and gliders to use in races across a variety of courses, including new courses, new takes on classic courses and special city courses. City courses, which are special in-game event courses inspired by real-world locations, will be available during specific time periods at launch and beyond.
FIFA 20 (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
A new year, a new FIFA. As ever this release promises the best console football experience yet and is packed with new features and enhancements. There’s also a new career mode and the addition of Volta football.
Code Vein (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
The world as we know it is gone. At the center of the destruction lies a hidden society of Revenants called Vein. Those who remain fight for survival by acquiring Gifts of power in exchange for their memories, and an ever-increasing thirst for blood. Give into the bloodlust fully and risk becoming one of the Lost; fiendish ghouls devoid of any remaining humanity who wander aimlessly in search of blood. Team up and embark on a journey to the ends of hell to unlock your past and escape your living nightmare.
EF Games will bring you our top gaming picks for October 2019 towards the end of September. In the meantime, let us know what you’re playing and looking forward to via our Twitter and Facebook pages. Remember to give us a Follow or a Like while you’re there!