Best Games Coming Out September 2014

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Summer holidays are over and a new school year arrives. However, there are good news for games this year – September will be dense in quality and quantity. September has just started and gamers of all genres should be excited about the upcoming releases, because legendary franchises are returning to the main scene and new ones are arising with the promise of a tremendous success. If you’re a hardcore gamer or simply a gaming enthusiastic, then you probably don’t want to miss the following games.

Planetary Annihilation 8. Planetary Annihilation (PC, Linux, MAC)

Planetary Annihilation seeks to invoke the old times of real-time strategy from the 90’s with a macro focused gameplay. The storyline is set in the Galactic War, where hundreds of worlds exist. The game will present a planet-based map, where players can journey into the unknown and quickly expand their dominance over other races. Players won’t just be able to conquer other planets, they’ll also be able to dominate entire systems, as well as use space weapons, such as asteroids. Planetary Annihilation seems to sweat action and strategy from everywhere. Therefore and if you’re a fan of Total Annihilation, then you can’t let this one pass. Click here to check it out.

Release Date: September 5     Genre(s): Real-Time Strategy

Mode: Single-player, Multiplayer   Official Website: www.uberent.com/pa

Publisher: Nordic Games Publishing   Developer: Uber Entertainment, Inc.

defense grid 27. Defense Grid 2 (PC, Linux, MAC, PS4, Xbox One)

Defense Grid 2 is a strategy tower defense game with a completely new storyline. This sequel brings a whole new look with a huge graphical improvement, as well as new alien opponents and towers. The multiple new gameplay modes and level types has increased drastically creating an extensive batch of opportunities and challenges. Defending your territory will probably give you a headache, especially if you try the most competitive modes.

Release Date: September 23     Genre(s): Strategy, Tower Defense

Mode: Single-player, Multiplayer, Online   Official Website: www.hiddenpath.com/games/defense-grid-2

Publisher: 505 Games   Developer: Hidden Path Entertainment

Natural Doctrine 6. Natural Doctrine (PC, PS3, PS4)

Centered on the general concept of natural selection, Natural Doctrine is a tactical role-playing game that focuses on massive battles. The main protagonist is Jeff, a young male warrior and leader of the ally forces. He is closely followed by guard soldier Vasilisa and command medic Anca. The main objective of the game is to control the individual and collective masses in order to defeat the enemy. Strategists and tactical enthusiastic players will most likely be fond of this Japanese title. Check it out here.

Release Date: September 23     Genre(s): Role-Playing, Tactical-Combat

Mode: Single-player, Multiplayer     Official Website: www.n-doctrine.com

Publisher: NIS America     Developer: Kadokawa Games

5. Wasteland 2 (PC, Linux, MAC)wasteland 2

Wasteland 2 is a role-playing post-apocalyptic game set inan alternate history timeline. After the devastating effects of a nuclear holocaust, a company of U.S. engineers seek shelter in the southwestern desert and together, they form the Desert Rangers, alluding to the great tradition of the Texas and Arizona Rangers. Players’ mission is to survive and help other survivors in the nearby zone. The storyline is merely linear and the gameplay is based on turn-based and party-based tactical combat. This indie game presents a rich adventure with a mix of strategy, role-playing and suspense.

Release Date: September 19     Genre(s): Role-Playing, Tactical-Combat

Mode: Single-player     Official Website: wasteland.inxile-entertainment.com

Publisher: inXile Entertainment     Developer: inXile Entertainment

4. NHL 15 (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)NHL 15

The ice hockey NHL series will also return this month with the 24th installment. EA’s main investment in this new brand title revolves around physics and next-gen features. The company’s ambitious with NHL 15 is to present a virtual version of ice hockey competition as close as possible to reality. Therefore, all physics, including clothing and collisions, have been revamped for an authentic and unexpected result. EA has also re-created 30 NHL arenas and introduced over 9.000 new crowd models for a more vivid and representative experience. This is another must-play title for sports enthusiastic players. You can pre-order the game here.

Release Date: September 9     Genre(s): Sports

Mode: Single-player, Multiplayer, Online Official Website: www.easports.com/nhl

Publisher: EA Sports     Developer: EA Canada

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fifa 153. FIFA 15 (3DS, Android, iOS, PC, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii)

The FIFA franchise is back this month with the so anticipated FIFA 15. The new sports association football simulation from Electronic Arts promises a full next-gen experience with additional graphical quality and progressive usability in game. As typical of this series, the new release will be based on real football leagues all around the globe. For the third year consecutively, Lionel Messi is the main cover protagonist for FIFA 15 and one of the principal stars in game. If you’re a football fanatic, then you just have to wait until the end of the month to create your ultimate team and climb up the virtual charts. You can find the game here.

Release Date: September 23     Genre(s): Sports, Football Simulation

Mode: Single-player, Multiplayer   Official Website: www.easports.com/fifa

Publisher: EA Sports     Developer: EA Canada

The Sims 42. The Sims 4 (MAC, PC)

Five years after the release of The Sims 3, it’s time to greet its successor. EA Maxis is releasing the fourth game of the series with the promise that nothing will be the same as before. Among the new features is the personality and emotion systems, both have been reworked on towards a more realistic and dynamic effect. The neighborhoods have been drastically improved as well, now other sims will be smarter and more active. Finally, the most interesting technical feature is the all-new Create A Sim and Build Mode, which are now more intuitive, flexible and powerful. With so many apparent innovations, we can only hope that The Sims 4 will be a blast, just as its series’ ancestors.

Release Date: September 2     Genre(s): Life Simulation

Mode: Single-player   Official Website: www.thesims.com/the-sims-4

Publisher: Electronic Arts     Developer: EA Maxis – The Sims Studio

Destiny Logo1. Destiny (PS 3, PS 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Destiny is the new creation of Bungie and it has achieved a decent level of notoriety among players in the past few years. Deprived of a concrete genre, Destiny promises to deliver a hybrid and innovative system by incorporating multiple gaming styles, including first-person shooter, role-playing and multiplayer. Besides that endowed feature, the game will also present an interactive and dynamic environmental structure able to proportionate unique and unexpected events. Just as Bungie’s previous series (Halo), Destiny will feature a post-apocalyptic lore, where Earth is at great risk and it’s up to players and their heroes to defeat the invasive alien forces and restore the peace that has been long gone. The question is, will Destiny be able to conquer the gaming hearts of console players or will it be just be another RPG with FPS combat? Get the game here.

Release Date: September 9     Genre(s): FPS, RPG

Mode: Multiplayer/Online     Official Website: www.destinythegame.com

Publisher: Activision     Developer: Bungie

With so many gaming pearls coming ahead, it might be difficult to decide which one to play first. And you, what’s your gaming choice of September 2014?

Best Early Access Games You Should Be Playing Right Now

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There has been a very mixed response to the idea of “early access” games, but my opinion is that it helps developers who might otherwise not have access to funds to continue the development of their titles and, in some cases, deliver some true masterpieces. There are a ton of games available in the early access form on Steam and many of them are extremely crappy. But many stand out and we’re here to talk about 10 of them – the best early access games you can and should play right now.

They’re not in a particular order – each game is amazing in its own way – and you should really consider giving them all a try. We did and loved every second of gameplay!

Project Zomboid

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One of my favorites, a game that’s been in Alpha stage for ages, but you still probably haven’t played it yet. As the name suggests, it’s zombie survival game – an isometric zombie survival game with a huge focus on the scavenging, resource gathering and surviving part rather than shooting down all zombies thing. A truly amazing experience that I highly recommend to gamers who really want to experience something new and cool.

Steam link: Project Zomboid

Star Lords

02 star lords

One line is enough to describe this game, and obviously its devs have found it: “Star Lords is an epic, complex, dense, turn-based 4X PC strategy game, set in deep space”. Although this game is clearly not for everybody, those who love deep strategies will get to love it. It’s a game of galactic proportions!

Steam link: Star Lords

Wasteland 2

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I guess that this game needs no introduction. It’s probably the best post-apocalyptic game available on Steam’s Early Access service and ticks all the right boxes for a game to remember. Bonus: it’s the title that served as inspiration for the Fallout series. Until the original Wasteland, no other CRPG had ever allowed players to control and command individual party members for tactical purposes or given them the chance to make moral choices that would directly affect the world around them. Wasteland was a pioneer in multi-path problem solving, dripping in choice and consequence and eschewing the typical one-key-per-lock puzzle solving methods of its peers, in favor of putting the power into players’ hands to advance based on their own particular play style.

Steam link: Wasteland 2

Don’t Starve

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In my case, Don’t Starve was the first real current gen survival game that I have played. And by “current gen” I mean: options. Tons of options, tons of things to do, a lot of freedom and boy, so many things to learn! Couple that with a world that keeps evolving (read: developers constantly add new stuff) and you have a gem of a game to try out if you haven’t already, together with its Reign of Giants DLC.

Steam Link: Don’t Starve

Prison Architect

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A game that gives you the task to build a prison doesn’t sound like the most exciting game ever but more like a poor time management tycoon like game that you will get bored with after a few minutes. However, this particular title is created by the same team that brought us the beautiful Darwinia, so it’s clearly something to look at. You have a ton of options when it comes to building up your prison (will it be a fortress that nobody wants to be in or more of a Hawaiian vacation for your prisoners?) and complex gameplay mechanics that will really make you believe that your dream job is that of a… Prison Architect.

Steam link: Prison Architect

Meridian: New World

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Play as Daniel Hanson, commander of the first expedition to planet Meridian and uncover the dark secrets it holds! Shape the world around you with every decision you make and through every dialogue with your crew. Meridian: New World offers countless options to devise your own strategy, including various equipment options for your units and special abilities for you to rely upon. Use your abilities anywhere on the battlefield and turn the tide of battle by weakening the enemy troops. Alternatively take the covert approach and sabotage the enemy power supply to shut down their production. You can rely entirely on researching superior weapons or special abilities. Or you can risk building a large economy, constructing a massive army from your enormous resources. The choice is yours!

Steam link: Meridian: New World

Dead State

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A bit of a wild card, Dead State has been in development since forever and some gamers are disappointed that after such a long wait the game still isn’t perfect. I doubt there will be any zombie survival game (because that’s what Dead State is all about, after all) that will please all sides but I can honestly say that it’s worth giving it a try. Probably not the best thing since they invented bacon, but still an enjoyable experience.

Steam Link: Dead State

Starbound

08 starbound

You play as a character who just crash landed on a strange new planet. It’s not one filled with the friendliest creatures in the galaxy, so you embark on a quest for survival, exploration and a lot of fighting in a game that procedurally generates content, including creatures and weapons. A highly replayable, highly enjoyable product. Hint: if you enjoyed Terraria, you will most likely enjoy this game too

Steam link: Starbound

Space Engineers

09 space engineers

Although in real life being an astronaut or space engineer would probably be one of the most exciting jobs on earth and around it, in video games having to freeroam your way into space, repairing stuff doesn’t sound like the most fun way to spend your time. Somehow, Space Engineers manages to make it extremely fun and addictive – plus they recently added a survival mode and a multiplayer one which makes things even more exciting.

Steam Link: Space Engineers

Broforce

10 broforce

I must admit, this is a really unexpected entry as the game has just been launched, but it’s filled with pixelated awesomeness so it totally deserves its place on this list. Old school run and gun elements, destructible environments and the most badass team of Bros who are not afraid to use extreme power whenever necessary.

Steam link: Broforce

Do you have any other favorite Early Access games that should be placed on this list?