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7 Must-Play Video Game Releases in September

As we approach the end of Q3, September is shaping up to be an exciting month for gamers. With a plethora of new titles hitting the market, enthusiasts of all genres are in for a treat. Whether you prefer shooters, RPGs, sports games, or racers, there's something coming your way.

Starfield

Release Date: September 1 (Early Access) or September 6 (Gamepass & Physical)
Platform: Xbox Series S/X & PC

Bethesda Game Studios is gearing up to release their highly anticipated game, Starfield. Dubbed as “Fallout in space,” this open-world RPG allows players to explore a galaxy of 1000 planets, engage in space battles, build settlements, craft weapons, and more. With a compelling story and gameplay elements familiar to fans of Elder Scrolls and Fallout, Starfield is expected to keep players hooked for over 100 hours.

Baldur's Gate 3

Release Date: September 6
Platform: PS5

Baldur's Gate 3, developed by Larian Studios, is an addictive Dungeons & Dragons style RPG. Boasting impressive reviews for its PC version, the game is set to make its debut on the PS5 this September. With deep combat mechanics and a rich story, players can expect up to 100 hours of gameplay.

The Crew Motorfest

Release Date: September 14
Platform: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC

For fans of racing games, The Crew Motorfest is set to impress. Featuring an open world based on the Hawaiian island of O'ahu, players can explore Honolulu, race off-road on volcanoes, and drift around mountainous bends. With over 600 cars to choose from and various multiplayer options, including 28-player online races, this game offers hours of thrilling gameplay.

Baten Kaitos 1 & 2 HD Remaster

Release Date: September 15
Platform: Switch

Switch players will rejoice with the release of Baten Kaitos 1 & 2 HD Remaster. This bundle includes two classic JRPG games, offering new graphics and features. With a card-based battle system, captivating gameplay, and memorable music, this remaster is a must-play for fans of JRPGs like Tales, Last Remnant, and Final Fantasy.

Mortal Kombat 1

Release Date: September 19
Platform: PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC

Mortal Kombat fans can look forward to a re-booted version of the game. With a fresh take on the story, new and classic characters, and a wide array of fatalities, this entry in the series promises to be one of the best yet.

Lies of Pi

Release Date: September 19
Platform: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC

Inspired by Carlo Collodi's novel “The Adventures of Pinocchio,” Lies of Pi offers a dark fantasy experience akin to the Soulsborne games. Players must adapt their play style and weapons to overcome enemies and unravel the secrets of the city. This game challenges players to confront predicaments with the truth or weave lies to find their true selves.

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty

Release Date: September 26
Platform: PS5, Series X/S, PC

CD Projekt Red is releasing the Phantom Liberty expansion, an overhaul of Cyberpunk 2077. This expansion adds a spy-thriller story, new characters, vehicles, abilities, and gear. With the promise of addressing the issues from the initial release, this expansion is a must-try for both newcomers and those who were disappointed with the game's launch.

These September releases offer a diverse range of gaming experiences and are sure to keep players entertained for hours on end. Whether you're a fan of RPGs, racing games, or fighting games, there's something for everyone. Start bookmarking your calendars and get ready to dive into these exciting new worlds.

Sources:
– Starfield reviews claim it is a highly polished Bethesda title
– Baldur's Gate 3 is a highly addictive D&D style RPG
– The Crew Motorfest's extensive car list is sure to delight car fans
– Baten Kaitos 1 & 2 HD Remaster brings back classic JRPGs for Switch players
– Mortal Kombat 1 reboots the favorite fighting game franchise
– Lies of Pi challenges players in a dark fantasy world inspired by Pinocchio
– Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty offers a complete overhaul and expansion of the original game.