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The Biggest Video Game Releases of September

Fall is here, and along with it comes the highly anticipated releases of some of the biggest video games of the year. Xbox and PC gamers have been eagerly awaiting Bethesda's Starfield, a new IP from the studio in 25 years. Fans of sports games can look forward to new NBA and soccer titles, as well as the latest installment in the Mortal Kombat franchise. But which game is the standout release of the month? Let's take a closer look at the rankings.

Baldur's Gate 3 takes the top spot as the No. 1 release for September. This rich, story-driven RPG has been garnering praise since its initial PC release in August, making it a must-play for fans of the genre.

Coming in close is Starfield, the latest massive RPG from Bethesda Game Studios. With high anticipation and the potential to capture the magic of Skyrim and Fallout in a space setting, this game could be a strong contender for game of the year.

Mortal Kombat 1 is rebooting itself with a fresh take on the original game in the series. Fighting game enthusiasts have plenty to look forward to, with Street Fighter 6 already released and Tekken 8 on the horizon.

Payday 3 also makes the list as a highly anticipated co-op heist game. Building on the success of its predecessor, Payday 2, this game is sure to be a hit among friends looking for some thrilling cooperative gameplay.

Other notable releases include NBA 2K24, known for its realistic basketball simulation, My Time at Sandrock for fans of games like Animal Crossing and Stardew Valley, and Gloomhaven, an adaptation of the popular tabletop RPG.

Cyberpunk: Phantom Liberty offers an opportunity for players who may have been disappointed with Cyberpunk 2077's initial release to revisit the game with a new “spy-thriller expansion.”

Rounding out the list are The Crew Motorfest, Super Bomberman R 2, and Lies of P, each offering unique gaming experiences in their respective genres.

September is shaping up to be an exciting month for gamers, with an impressive lineup of titles across various platforms and genres.