September is always guaranteed to be a big month for gamers. It’s when all our favourite sports franchises release games, plus it’s also when the whole market kicks into gear for the Christmas season.
This September is no different and there’s bound to be something out there for everyone to enjoy – so don’t worry if you’re not into sports gaming! Check out our top picks from this month’s titles…
‘Mad Max’ – Warner Brothers
Out now on Xbox One, PS4 and PC
Ever since its announcement at the E3 2013 convention, ‘Mad Max’ has had fans chomping at the bit to get a glimpse and a chance to try it. From trailers to early hands-on play videos this incarnation of the movie looks to be one of the most exciting action games out there, blending a massive post apocalyptic open world with vehicular combat. It features some truly beautiful scenery and the free-flow combat that proved to be hugely popular with to the ‘Batman Arkham’. You can even upgrade your car – The Magnum Opus – throughout the game.
‘Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain’ – Konami
Out now on Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC
‘Metal Gear Solid’ has for years been the pinnacle of a deep and rich (albeit slightly confusing) narrative driven game, keeping us invested and wanting more upon every completion. This latest instalment – ‘The Phantom Pain’ – is no different with a storyline that’s too in depth to try and summarise. I can tell you that all of the stealth and espionage we’ve come to expect are back, but this time with new abilities and a whole open world for you to slither you’re way through. It looks like a game of the year contender and a welcome return for The Big Boss.
‘FIFA 16’ – EA Games
Due September 22nd for Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, PC, iOS and Android
Every year a new ‘FIFA’ comes out and every year they don’t surpass ’FIFA 99’ levels of bicycle kicks from anywhere-ness. Sadly ‘FIFA 16’ does nothing to alleviate this pain, but it does include female teams for the first time in the franchise’s history. Add to this a tighter and more varied ability to defend, including being able to do mid air tackles and a more responsive slide tackle. The goalkeeper A.I has also been greatly improved from ‘FIFA 15’ along with a complete career-mode revamp. It’s shaping up to be the FIFA we all deserve!
‘Super Mario Maker’ – Nintendo
Due September 11th for Wii U
‘Super Mario Maker’ is a game where you create 2-D platform levels based on the popular Nintendo series. The only limit is your imagination – so long as the limit of your imagination is primarily 2-D Mario games. That being said ‘Mario Maker’ has the potential to be a grand testament to video game creation itself, allowing you to step into the shoes of early Shigeru Miyamoto (Mario’s creator) and create the levels you always wanted. You could say it’s Nintendo’s way of re-creating ‘Little Big Planet’ with their own set of legendary ingredients.
‘Forza 6’ – Turn 10 Studios / Microsoft Games
Due September 15th for Xbox One
‘Forza 6’ looks to be the driving game if you love driving games – featuring over 450 cars to race on 26 tracks worldwide. Running at a mammoth 1080p and 60fps there’s no skimping on the graphics, and for the first time wet weather physics will be included as well as the ability to drive at night. This should all not only look unique but feel completely different to previous editions. Strap in for the most realistic driving simulator yet!
There are of course plenty of other notable titles to look out for this September; ‘Tony Hawks 5’, ‘Lego Dimensions’ and of course ‘Rugby World Cup 2015’ just to name a few, if you think we’ve missed any important ones let us know in the comments section. Until next time happy gaming!
Author: Hal, Plymouth store