As summer begins to wane down, and the heat of the sun slowly transitions to the cool fall breeze, video game fans are quickly being rewarded for their patience during the mid-year reprieve of notable games. As August turns to September, the ninth month of the year brings with it some of 2014’s most exciting video game releases, promising to keep gamers occupied for more hours than they can possible manage.
From the highly anticipated sci-fi adventure that is Bungie’s Destiny, to the remarkable simulator that is The Sims 4, virtually every popular video game genre is represented in September’s releases, offering something for just about everyone. The ten games listed below represent the best of the best in terms of September’s new releases.
10) Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes:
The sequel to last year’s smash hit, Disney Infinity, the Marvel Super Heroes offering brings classic Disney and Marvel characters together in an interesting and enjoyable way. By building upon the addicting formula of Disney Infinity, Marvel Super Heroes continues the franchise’s tradition of a simple learning curve, collectibles and remarkably fun gameplay.
While certainly not for everyone, the appeal of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, is sure to reach wider than the original game’s reach thanks largely to the inclusion of some of the comic book world’s most iconic characters.
9) Dead Rising 3 (PC):
The PC port of the Xbox One’s most popular launch title, Dead Rising 3 is set to release on September 15, 2014. For those unfamiliar with the franchise, Dead Rising places players in the midst of a world in chaos, zombies roam about, devouring the the remaining members of humanity with shocking ease.
In Dead Rising 3, players take control of Nick Ramos as he struggles to avoid being infected. In a world where the only rule is trying to survive, players will be able to use almost anything as a weapon, combining items found throughout the game’s world in order to create wicked tools of destruction.
8) The Vanishing of Ethan Carter:
One of September’s most mysterious titles, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is an adventure game revolving around a detective with paranormal powers, led to a small town in search of a boy who has simply disappeared.
Boasting repressive visuals and an intriguing premise, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter looks to be one of September’s sleeper hits. Equal parts classic adventure gameplay in an open world and paranormal elements, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is one game worth keeping an eye out for.
7) Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax:
The definitive version of Atlus’ thoroughly enjoyable fighting game, Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax is a must-have for fans of both the genre and the Persona franchise.
Featuring break-neck battles and a large roster of characters from both Persona 3 and Persona 4, P4AU is an easy game to get in to, but a surprisingly deep fighter to master. Mastering each character’s moveset, as well as learning to utilize their Persona abilities is no small task, but one that is entirely worth it. Those who have always wanted to get into the fighting genre will have no better entry point than Persona 4 Arena Ultimax.
6) Wasteland 2:
The long-awaited classic role-playing game, Wasteland 2 is the sequel to 1988’s Wasteland.
Funded almost entirely through a Kickstarter campaign, Brian Fargo and his team at inXile Entrainment have been hard at work creating a video game that is faithful to both the franchise as well as the golden era of CRPGs. Fans of isometric camera angles and brilliant writing are certain to find a memorable video game experience in Wasteland 2 when it releases on September 19, 2014.