The beginning of September marks the end of the mid-year gaming drought, as gamers are in for, arguably, the most explosive month of releases yet.
With so many games to mention, we’ve highlighted the most-anticipated titles we can’t wait to play.
Mad Max – September 1
(Xbox One, PS4, PC)
The original Mad Max movies (and recent reboot, Fury Road) are jam-packed with vehicular carnage and massive explosions, and the game is set to bring that to the table this month.
Avalanche Studios have crafted a massive open-world that will allow you to transition from on-foot combat to in-car destruction on-the-fly.
Flipping cars, blowing up opponents and punching dudes in the face… what more could you want?
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – September 1
(Xbox One, PS4, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
Few titles generate the buzz like that of Metal Gear Solid games, and the latest instalment in the long-running franchise, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is releasing this month.
The game, which is has already got some unbelievable reviews, is also the swansong for series creator Hideo Kojima. The Phantom Pain is a testament to the importance of taking risks.
An open world, a customizable base, a variable mission structure – these are not traditional aspects of Metal Gear Solid, but they are what makes The Phantom Pain such an exceptional game.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 – September 17
(PS4, PS3, Xbox one, Xbox 360)
PES 2016 may still be the alternative to FIFA, but Konami’s football sim is making leaps and bounds each year.
In the new instalment, the 1v1 player control has been enhanced, offering a wide range of movements with the existing controls.
Response times have also been improved allowing players to manoeuvre in tight situations, which also benefits the upgraded feint moves that allow sudden directional change that can cause defenders to lose their balance.
We can’t wait to see how things have changed this year when PES 2016 drops on September 17th.
Tearaway Unfolded – September 9
Tearaway originally released on the PS Vita, but now console gamers are getting the chance to play the award-winning game, reimagined for PlayStation 4.
The paper-craft inspired game has been rebuilt from the ground up to take advantage of the enhanced power of the PlayStation 4 and the unique features of the DualShock 4 controller, with new fourth-wall-busting interactions and a bigger, more beautiful world to explore.
It’s a refreshing change of pace from anything else releasing this month, and we’re pretty excited.
Forza Motorsport 6 – September 9
The name Forza precedes itself, and with the biggest and most realistic entry into the franchise coming out this month, racing fans know that they’re in for a treat.
It promises the most realistic physics-based weather system, more than 450 remarkably detailed ForzaVista cars, a fully realised damaged model and so much more.
Players will be able to collect, customise and race the cars of their dreams, including the video game debut of the incredibly sexy Ford GT 2017.