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Do you remember the 21st night of September? I don't, but I do know of the games releasing in September of 2018, so let's go with that. Hello and welcome (or welcome back) to my monthly series diving into the upcoming games of the month. I don't really have much else to say, so let's get right into the rules.

The game has to be released on at least one of the major systems (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch). The game has to be new, so no remasters or re-releases onto new systems. One thing I do count is a game either entering or exiting early access, but that game can only be counted once. If a game does have multiple release dates like Destiny 2 or GTA 5, then I will only count the earliest release date. Finally, it has to be a game, not a DLC. With the rules out of the way, let's look at my top picks for September.

5. The Gardens Between

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The Gardens Between, by the Voxel Agents, has two friends stuck in a strange land littered with items of their past where time can be manipulated to help them find the exit. From the sounds of it, it is essentially 3D Braid with more of a narrative focus. I won't lie in saying that this game wasn't originally going to be top five (not one, but two games had false release dates on Metacritic), but I am still interested in the game nonetheless. Its beautiful art style, the concept of the plot, and small island gameplay look to make a solid game. The Gardens Between is coming out on the 20th for PC, PS4, and Switch.

4. Immortal: Unchained

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Immortal: Unchained is an upcoming RPG by Toadman Interactive that has you playing as a person locked up for a long time only to be released to stop the World from ending. I won't lie in saying that this game is primarily here out of curiosity and interest in how it will turn out, but the game still looks fun nonetheless. What am I talking about? The game is a Souls-like, but with guns. And I mean guns are the primary weapon, not some side weapon. I'm interested in seeing how it will turn out, which is why it is on this list. And if it doesn't turn out well, then at least it's an easy shooter in the interesting intricacies of a Souls-like game. Immortal: Unchained will be out on on the 7th for PC.

3. Creed: Rise to Glory

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Creed: Rise to Glory is an upcoming VR boxing game by Survios that, well, has you playing as Creed as he boxes his way to the top. When looking through the games on this list, I never thought about VR boxing until seeing this game. Now thinking about, I actually really want to try it out. I remember having fun with Wii Sports boxing, so taking that to VR could be a lot of fun. Am I saying this is the first VR boxing game on the market? No. But it is the first one I am excited about. Creed: Rise to Glory is coming out on PC and PS4 VR systems on the 25th.

2. Shadow of the Tomb Raider

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Lara is back at it again and this time she is...trying to stop a Mayan apocalypse. Shadow of the Tomb Raider, by Eidos Montreal and Crystal Dynamics, has Lara pillaging tombs, shooting dudes, and parkouring her way through distant lands as she continues her quest to try not to die and stop evil from taking over. There really isn't much to say here other than 'yep, it's more Tomb Raider,' but as it turns out that isn't a bad thing. I love the previous Tomb Raider games, and knowing they are still sticking with the formula means I know the game will at least be decent. Is it as exciting as something new? No. But Shadow of the Tomb Raider is still a game I am very much excited for nonetheless. The game is coming out on the 14th for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

1. Spider-Man

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Insomniac's Spider-Man has you playing as, you guessed it, Spider-Man as he swings his way through Manhattan kicking ass and saving the day. I've never played a Spider-Man game before, but I believe this game is a great jumping-in point. The new story sounds intriguing, the open world sounds amazing, and much, much more. Sony has so far knocked it out-of-the-park with exclusives, so let's hope this game is no different. Spider-Man is coming out on the 7th for the PS4.

Bonus: some extra games

Why only share five interesting games releasing this month when there are more? Here are some more games I am interested in but didn't quite make the cut.

Bill Murray's birthday (Sept. 21), my birthday (little late, it was Aug. 30), Insurgency Sandstorm, Labo Vehicle Kit, Life is Strange, Light Fingers, Old School Musical, Planet Alpha, Shadows Awakening, Transference, and Valkyria Chronicles 4.

That about sums up my list. Some solid games releasing, but of course it's the next two months that really have my attention. Any games you are interested in this month? Put them in the comments below. Thank you all for reading and tune in next month for the behemoth that is October.

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#1 Posted by NinjaBrokenLeg (13 posts) -

September the 7th. Spider-Man for sure! Lucky kids this generation, they get an awesome insomniac video game and it's a Spider-Man video game! I still remember playing Spider-Man on PS1, never forget the first mission of that game. AND carnage that had doc Ock's metal arm things if I remember properly? That thing used to creep me out back in the days. lol

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#2 Posted by BlackRedGaming (273 posts) -

@ninjabrokenleg: I have heard great things about this game, so I am excited to get my hands on it. I know many love an older Spiderman game (ps2 I think?), but I never played it so this will be my first time with the web slinger.

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#3 Posted by NinjaBrokenLeg (13 posts) -

@blackredgaming: Aw man, yes! I haven't played PS2 Spider-Man that much but I remembered it was really good! People claim it's got the best swinging so far, though I think not for long! Man, I gotta get myself a PS4 soon, so many good games coming out, Spider-Man, The Last of Us, Days Gone.

I think Insomniac's Spider-Man will blow everyone away!

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#4 Posted by Slag (8121 posts) -

Dragon Quest Xi is easily what I'm looking forward to the most.

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#5 Posted by nutter (1498 posts) -

@blackredgaming: I remember September 21st. It’s Bill Murray’s birthday. It should be celebrated by all every year.

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#6 Posted by BlackRedGaming (273 posts) -

@nutter: I got you. Check under the bonus.

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#8 Posted by Savage (770 posts) -

There sure are a lot of games coming out. The five September games I'm most looking forward to are:

  • 428: Shibuya Scramble
  • ZeroRanger
  • The Bard's Tale IV: Barrow's Deep
  • Pathfinder: Kingmaker
  • Insomnia: The Ark
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#9 Posted by TheHT (15721 posts) -

Oh hell, Rise of the Tomb Raider is also this month? Game looks great, but I'll have to go with Spider-Man.

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#10 Posted by BlackRedGaming (273 posts) -

@savage: Insomnia looks pretty cool. I actually didn't see that one pop up in metacritic (probably because there is no specific release date). I'll definitely check that one out whenever it comes out.

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#13 Posted by TheWildCard (675 posts) -

Dragon Quest and Valkyria Chronicles are the biggies for me.

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#17 Edited by Chaser324 (8578 posts) -

DQ XI, Valkyria Chronicles IV, and Tomb Raider are already locked in for me.

I really need to finally get a PS4. If the movement in Spiderman is on the level of Sunset Overdrive, I need to play that game.

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#18 Posted by BlackRedGaming (273 posts) -

@chaser324: The one game that I can think of for Xbox One (and only for Xbox One) that I really want to play is Sunset Overdrive. I heard about it possibly coming to PC, but I feel like that game plus its backwards compatability would be the things for me to get an Xbox.