8 smashing games to grab in September

Autumn is officially upon us, and that means two things: lots of lovely leaf piles to kick through, and a metric tonne of unmissable new game releases.

Spearheading September’s line up is Destiny 2’s gargantuan expansion, Forsaken, which sees you and your fellow Guardians team up to avenge the death of robot buddy Cayde-6. Exotic loot, nine fresh class powers, and Destiny’s largest endgame area ever give you even more bang for your glimmer.

Also coming out this month are the likes of FIFA 19, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and loads more. Here’s the full list of incoming games you simply can’t miss.

Destiny 2: Forsaken


Packing powerful weapons like Legendary bows, nine new class powers, a new multiplayer mode called Gambit, and Destiny’s largest endgame destination ever in the Dreaming City, this hefty expansion is one of Bungie’s biggest for its sci-fi shooter. Come get your exotics.

Get Destiny 2: Forsaken here

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes Of An Elusive Age


Join a colourful cast of characters and embark on an epic quest across a vast world in this universally appealing role player. There are dark dungeons to raid, priceless treasure to uncover, and massive monsters to fight in satisfying turn-based battles.

Get Dragon Quest XI: Echoes Of An Elusive Age here

Marvel’s Spider-Man


Experience the thrill of swinging through an ultra-detailed Manhattan skyline in Spider-Man’s superb open-world adventure. With flashy blockbuster set-pieces and numerous goons to web up, grabbing Peter Parker’s PS4-exclusive outing makes so much Spidey-sense.

Get Marvel’s Spider-Man here

Blind


Virtual reality thriller Blind tasks you with escaping a creepy mansion by using echolocation. Tap your cane to briefly reveal outlines of objects, use it to navigate a labyrinth layout, and try to hold your nerve in this fraught psychological curio from some of the minds behind Bioshock.

Pre-order Blind here

Shadow of the Tomb Raider


Join renowned treasure-hunter Lara Croft as she blazes a trail to the deepest corners of South America in a desperate effort to avert a Mayan apocalypse. Expect wrestles with angry pumas, moray eels, and the odd paramilitary organization.This is a journey with a hardened and deadlier Lara that will satisfy all fans of the Tomb Raider.

Pre-order Shadow of the Tomb Raider here

Valkyria Chronicles 4

Set in an alternate 1935, Valkyria Chronicles 4 brings tactical, turn-based skirmishes to your gaming setup. Select your squad and get strategic as you manoeuvre your army around a cel-shaded battlefield to ambush enemy soldiers. There’s also plenty to do between fights, as you build relationships with your squadmates.

Pre-order Valkyria Chronicles 4 here

FIFA 19


Alex Hunter returns in the final installment of FIFA 19’s story mode, The Journey, and this time he’s having a ball at Real Madrid. Timed Finishing and an Active Touch system, meanwhile, make the on-pitch action even more authentic. Whether you’re playing alone or with friends, this is footy nirvana.

Pre-order FIFA 19 here

Dragon Ball FighterZ

Play with a comprehensive roster of Dragon Ball favourites, including Cell, Goku, Vegeta, and Piccolo as you engage in spectacular battles more than worthy of the iconic anime series. You can literally punch opponents though mountains – is there anything more to say?

Pre-order Dragon Ball FighterZ here