The Gaming Month Ahead – September


September…kids go back to school and the gaming schedule starts ramping up for a end of year extravaganza finale. While this September isn’t exactly the most packed in written history, there’s still a healthy variety of games coming out. The month starts strong with Dead Island and Space Marine early on. Not sure about Dead Island (more zombies? really?) but Space Marine looks and plays like top notch entertainment. We also get a double dose of alien killing with the last of two trilogies – Gears of War 3 on X360 and Resistance 3 on PS3. And the month rounds off with the powerhouse of Fifa12 – offering even more football than you can stand on every platform (Even the PS2 apparently). Other noteworthy’s include El Shaddai, a very strange biblical game (demo’s on PSN if you’re curious) and a revamp of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus – both of which you should play if you missed them on PS2. Even if you did play them – play them again, cause they now run at a smoother framerate in HD and have trophy support.

And that pretty much sums up September. I’m still playing Deus Ex, but I may just have to pick up Space Marine as well…and ICO and SOTC…

2nd Sept

  • Bodycount (PS3/X360)
  • Driver San Francisco (PS3/X360/PC)
  • Madden 12 (PS3/X360/Wii/PS2/Wii/PSP)

9th Sept

  • Dead Island (PS3/X360/PC)
  • Space Marine (PS3/X360/PC)
  • Resistance 3 (PS3)
  • Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge (PS3/X360)
  • NHL12 (PS3/X360)
  • Kinect: Rise of Nightmares (X360)
  • Monkey Island – Special Edition (PS3/X360/PC)
  • El Shaddai (PS3/X360)

16th Sept

  • God of War Collection 2 (PS3)
  • Bleach: Soul Ressurection (PS3)
  • Kinect: The Gunstringer (X360)
  • Splinter Cell Trilogy (PS3)
  • The Cursed Crusade (PS3/X360/PC)
  • Red Orchestra 2 (PC)
  • Tropico 4 (X360)

20th Sept

  • Gears of War 3 (X360)
  • F1 2011 (PS3/X360/PC)

23rd Sept

  • Supremacy MMA (PS3/X360)
  • Ride To Hell (PS3/X360/PC)

30th Sept

  • FIFA 12 (PS3/X360/PC/Wii/PS2/PSP/DS)
  • ICO and Shadow of the Colossus (PS3)
  • Child of Eden (PS3)

Pro tip: Avoid bodycount. If you haven’t played the demo – it looks like a last-gen game. Honestly, it looks no different to Project Snowblind or any number of Ps2 FPS. I know looks aren’t everything, but they’re not even trying anymore!

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Davekma says:

    And so begins a very expensive 3 months of gaming. Can’t wait, glad to see Space Marine getting some love, I’ve been praising it’s glory for the past 6 months or so at work and on Facebook, can’t wait for it to finally come out. I’m really hoping it’s as good as the demo was all the way through, and that it can hold it’s own well enough to warrant a good DLC program and multiple sequels, I really think it’s got what it takes to muscle in on the likes of Gears and the other established stuff, or maybe that’s just my inner 40K fanboy hoping 😀

    Not sure if you want to add them on, but Driver: San Fran and Madden 12 are also out this friday.

  2. valaysir says:

    Cheers for that – they were considered already out on some sites so I missed them. Totally agree about Space Marine too!

  3. DeadmanXIII says:

    I thought space marine was a solid little game. But it’s a Resistance level game, not a Halo or COD level of quality. Still good mind you.

    I have a gift card to spend and had it all set aside for Gears 3, but Ico/Shadow has upset all that.

  4. valaysir says:

    I wouldn’t say Halo or COD have a higher level of quality than Space Marine – a higher marketing budget? yes. a bigger gamer following? yes. But graphics and polish have been rather shonky in both of those of late (with the exception of Halo Reach). Space Marine also sets itself with no direct competitor – it’s not like gears, it’s not like Dynasty Warrirors – it’s a clever mix genre game.

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