From new titles to sequels to additional content for pre-existing titles, September 2019 is going to be a busy month for gamers who couldn’t wait to get their hands on the latest offering from their favorite game developers.
With a lot of good titles coming, it can be really hard choosing which game to buy first especially if you’re short on budget, so we list down, in no particular order, the top 7 games being released this month that we are anticipating the most.
1. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
As if the vanilla version of Monster Hunter World isn’t large enough in terms of scope, the monsters we get to encounter, and the number of missions to accomplish, the Iceborne expansion seeks to up the ante with a returning monster species from previous games, new maps to explore, more missions to do, and additional story content to expand the Monster Hunter World lore.
Release date: Sept. 6 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
2. Destiny 2: Shadowkeep
Yet another expansion in our entry, Destiny 2: Shadowkeep will take players back to a familiar location and add depth to a character in the series. The game’s developer, Bungie, announced that Destiny 2 will no longer be available on PC after this standalone expansion, marking its exit from Battle.net and its entrance to Steam.
Release date: Sept. 17 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC
3. Gears 5
Technically the sixth entry in the Gears of War franchise, Gears 5 will be picking up where Gears of War 4 left three years ago. The developers from The Coalition announced that the game’s plot will be centered on a certain character, further developing its backstory and the connection it has in the overall plot.
Release date: Sept. 10 for the PC and Xbox One
4. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
Nintendo is going back in time with a new iteration of the classic The Legend of Zelda series. It will revisit the 1993 Game Boy title Link’s Awakening with its retro, top-down gameplay that has the touch of modern 3D graphics. The game will also have new features for players to unlock as they progress through the game.
Release date: September 20 for the Nintendo Switch
5. Ori and the Blind Forest
This platformer will take you on a touching spiritual adventure with the protagonist Ori, a white guardian spirit, who is destined to protect the forest of Nibel from evil forces. It was initially released on March 2015 for the Xbox One and PC.
Release date: Sept. 27 for the Nintendo Switch
6. FIFA 20
It’s yet another FIFA game, but as promised by its developer EA, FIFA 20 will be the most realistic FIFA experience to date with improved dribbling and shooting mechanics, a dynamic weather system, and a new game feature called Volta mode that marks a return of the enjoyable FIFA street games.
Release date: Sept. 27 for the PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One
7. Borderlands 3
Perhaps the most anticipated one of all the entries listed here, the popular steampunk-themed first-person shooting game franchise Borderlands is finally getting a sequel after seven long years with more weapons to collect, locations to explore, and gameplay mechanics to mess around with while all the elements that made the previous version fun will remain.
Release date: Sept. 13 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC