2016 has had a bunch of incredible video games already. We had thrilling third-person action/adventure RPGs like Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and unique first-person shooters such as Far Cry Primal. But by now you’ve probably finished those games and are looking for something new to get excited about. If you’re a sports fan, September is going to be one hell of a month for you. For those who aren’t, don’t worry, there are still plenty of treats for you being released next month.
Bioshock: The Collection
If you’re one of the few who haven’t played a Bioshock game, or at least, not from the beginning, then you get to look forward to Bioshock: The Collection, which includes the entire series remastered from the first game to Bioshock: Infinite (as well as all the DLC). If you’ve ever seen those phenomenal reviews or heard someone speak highly of the series only to back out of trying it simply because you couldn’t play it from the beginning, September 13th is your chance to change that and join the hordes of gamers who’ve fallen in love with the twists and turns of this beautifully written video game series.
Dead Rising: Triple Pack
September looks like a good month for people trying to catch up on great franchises. The Dead Rising: Triple Pack includes Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2, and Dead Rising: Off The Record, for those who never got to experience the first two major releases. It’s perfect for those of you who want waves upon waves of zombies crashing against whatever weapon you’re able to craft or find to defend yourself. Your battle begins on the 13th of September.
Sometimes it’s fun to just play a game that doesn’t have any meaning behind any of its gameplay, or moral to its story. If you feel the same, Rive is definitely something to keep an eye out for. You’ll jump, hack, and shoot your way through this 2D sidescrolling platformer, coming to all consoles on the 13th of September.
Another year, another FIFA game! It’s basically the same as last year only this time, it’s different. Unlike others in the series, FIFA 17 was developed using the Frostbite game engine. It features a story about a 17-year-old multiracial aspiring footballer, and will implement dialogue wheels (for story mode only, obviously). But chances are, you’re not really interested in story mode. Other changes in matches include the new attacking techniques and an active intelligence system, to make those players more versatile and those matches much more adrenaline-pinching. The new FIFA game is due for release on the 29th of September.
If you’re more of a basketball fan, you get to eagerly wait for the new entry in the NBA video game series. This year, as usual, we’ll see various improvements made to the MyGM and MyLeague game modes, as well as the realistic depiction of the sport, for example, basketball players such as Stephen Curry who oftentimes makes historically bad shots, were unable to be accurately portrayed in 2K16 simply due to the technical complexity of it. While 2K Sports has promised nothing (or next to nothing) in regards to that matter, they’ve said that some improvements were made and the game will feel a lot more balanced. Does that sound vague? Yes, yes it does. But you and every other NBA fan can find out just how much of an improvement was made on the 20th of September, when the game is released.