The Games of the Month You Can’t Miss: Our Picks

The Games of the Month You Can’t Miss: Our Picks

By Luca Fanicchia

Hey there, fellow gamers! 🎮 Another month, another set of epic games that are bound to keep us glued to our screens. Whether you’re a casual player or a hardcore gamer, there’s something for everyone this month. From thrilling adventures in the cyberpunk world to puzzling mysteries waiting to be solved, September has been a rollercoaster of emotions and excitement.

And if you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the choices, don’t sweat it! We’ve got you covered with our top picks of the month that you absolutely can’t miss. So, grab your controllers, put on those headphones, and let’s dive into the gaming universe!

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Ooblets 🌱

Release Date: Next month (with a special Halloween update!)
Platform: Steam

Ooblets is not just about farming or creature collection; it’s a blend of both! This game is all about living a simple life, farming, and collecting adorable creatures known as Ooblets. And with the upcoming Halloween update, expect some spooky surprises and themed Ooblets to join the party!

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty 🌃

Release Date: September 26
Platform: PC, PS5, XBX

Dive deep into the heart of Night City with this spy-thriller adventure expansion for Cyberpunk 2077. When the President of the New United States of America’s shuttle crashes in the city’s deadliest district, it’s up to you, V, to save her. With allies like Solomon Reed (voiced by Idris Elba) and the iconic Johnny Silverhand (Keanu Reeves), navigate a world of political intrigue, mercenaries, and shadowy figures. More about Phantom Liberty

Disney Speedstorm 🏎️

Release Date: September 28 (Exiting Early Access)
Platform: PC, PS5, PS4, XBX, XB1, NS

Ready, set, zoom! Dive into a world of high-speed racing with your favorite Disney characters. Whether you’re teaming up with Elsa from Frozen or zooming past with Lightning McQueen, Disney Speedstorm offers a unique racing experience filled with magic, power-ups, and thrilling tracks!

Mineko’s Night Market 🐱

Release Date: End of September
Platform: Various (Published by Humble Games)

Need a break from intense action? Mineko’s Night Market is your go-to. This indie gem is a laid-back adventure filled with crafting, cats, and commerce. Dive into a world of resource gathering and turn them into auction-ready trinkets. It’s the perfect game to wind down with.

Starfield 🌌

Release Date: Early September
Platform: Xbox Series X|S, PC

Get ready to embark on an interstellar journey like no other! “Starfield” is Bethesda’s grand return to the AAA stage, offering players an expansive universe to explore. Whether you dream of being an explorer charting unknown galaxies, a cunning space pirate, or a diplomat navigating the intricate politics of alien factions, the universe is your playground. Dive deep into this massive space odyssey and carve your own path among the stars.

Mortal Kombat 1 🥷

Release Date: September 2023
Platform: Various

The Mortal Kombat franchise is taking a fresh turn with “Mortal Kombat 1”. While it might sound like a step back in numbering, it’s a giant leap forward in gameplay and narrative. This soft reboot of the series introduces the multiverse concept, where Liu Kang crafts a new universe and gathers fighters to combat threats from the past. And if you’re wondering about the gameplay, there’s a new feature called “Kameo Fighters” that lets you bring in a secondary character from a separate roster to assist in battles. It’s a bloody, brutal, and brilliant return for the iconic fighting series.

Baldur’s Gate 3 🐉

Release Date: September 6 (for PS5)
Platform: PS5, PC

After making waves in its early access phase on PC, “Baldur’s Gate 3” is now set to enchant PlayStation fans. Set in the rich world of Dungeons & Dragons, this fantasy RPG offers an unparalleled roleplaying experience. Its intricate systems, based on D&D’s 5th edition rulebook, allow for unmatched freedom of roleplay. Whether you’re battling dragons or engaging in political intrigue, “Baldur’s Gate 3” promises a captivating journey that can easily span over a hundred hours.

Lies of P 🎭

Release Date: September 19
Platform: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X

Dive into a dark reimagining of the classic Pinocchio tale with “Lies of P”. In a world overrun by mechanical puppets and bizarre creatures, you’re tasked with uncovering the truth behind a mysterious puppet virus. Drawing inspiration from the Soulsborne genre, the game boasts gritty environments and intense combat that rewards quick reflexes. With a plethora of unique weapons and the intriguing Legion Arm mechanic, every battle feels fresh and exhilarating. And for those wondering about Pinocchio’s iconic nose… well, we’ll have to play to find out if it hides any secrets!

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Payday 3 💰

Release Date: September 21
Platform: PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox Series X

The heist is on! “Payday 3” takes the adrenaline-pumping action from Washington D.C. to the bustling streets of New York City. Whether you’re meticulously planning a stealthy approach or going guns blazing, the game offers a plethora of options to pull off the perfect heist. With an expanded skills and progression system, players can now trade their hard-earned loot for C-Stacks, a crypto-like currency, to snag in-game weapons, cosmetics, and upgrades. And for those who thrive on mastering each heist, there’s a treasure trove of rewards waiting for you.

NBA 2K24 🏀

Release Date: September 8
Platform: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and Switch

The court is calling, and “NBA 2K24” is here to answer! Celebrating its 25th installment, the game introduces ProPLAY, a groundbreaking tech that transforms real NBA footage into in-game action. With lifelike player movements and a banging playlist to jam to, this year’s edition is all about authenticity. And for the Kobe fans out there, brace yourselves for the Black Mamba Moments mode, where you can relive some of the iconic moments from the late Lakers legend’s career. Ready to slam dunk?

Monster Hunter Now 🐉

Release Date: September 14
Platform: Android and iOS devices

The hunt is on, but this time, it’s in the real world! From the creators of Pokémon Go, “Monster Hunter Now” brings the thrill of hunting gigantic monsters to your neighborhood. Using augmented reality, players can track, hunt, and capture monsters as they roam the streets, parks, and even your backyard. With millions already pre-registered, this mobile game is set to be the next big AR sensation. So, gear up and join the hunt!

The Lord of the Rings: Tales of the Shire 🌳

Release Date: 2024 (Announced in September 2023)
Platform: TBD

Middle-Earth is calling once again! “Tales of the Shire” is the latest game set in the enchanting world of The Lord of the Rings. While details are still under wraps, early teasers hint at a game that lets players experience the cozy life of a Hobbit in the Shire. Developed by Wētā Workshop and published by Private Division, this title is set to be a heartwarming journey that captures the essence of Tolkien’s world. And with the game’s announcement coinciding with “Hobbit Day” in New Zealand, fans are already buzzing with excitement.

Chants of Sennaar 🎵

Release Date: September 5
Platform: PC, Switch

Dive into a world of enchanting melodies and captivating rhythms with “Chants of Sennaar”. This game promises to be a treat for both your eyes and ears. Whether you’re a music enthusiast or just looking for a unique gaming experience, this one’s got you covered. Ready to hit the right notes?

Rune Factory 3 Special 🌾

Release Date: September 5
Platform: PC, Switch

Farming, battling, and romance? Yes, please! “Rune Factory 3 Special” is back with a fresh coat of paint, offering players a delightful mix of agricultural activities and action-packed adventures. Whether you’re tending to your crops or wooing the town’s residents, there’s never a dull moment in this game. Time to sow some fun!

The Dragoness: Command of the Flame 🔥

Release Date: September 7
Platform: Switch

Unleash the power of the dragon in “The Dragoness: Command of the Flame”. This action-packed title lets players step into the shoes of a fierce dragon warrior, battling enemies and uncovering ancient secrets. With breathtaking visuals and a gripping storyline, this game is set to ignite your gaming passion. Ready to breathe some fire?

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Whew! What a rollercoaster of a month, right? From exploring enchanting realms to battling it out in high-octane arenas, September has truly outdone itself with this stellar lineup of games. Whether you’re a seasoned gamer or just someone looking for a fresh experience, there’s something in this list that’s bound to tickle your fancy.

But remember, the beauty of gaming is not just about the big titles or the flashy graphics. It’s about the stories we immerse ourselves in, the challenges we overcome, and the memories we create with friends, both old and new. So, as you dive into these games, take a moment to appreciate the artistry, the innovation, and the sheer passion that has gone into bringing them to life.

September has set the bar high, and we can’t wait to see what the rest of the year has in store. Until then, grab your controllers, headsets, or whatever your gaming weapon of choice is, and let’s make this a month to remember. Game on! 🎮🚀