Top 10 New Games of September 2022
We’re nearing the end of the year as we enter the ninth month of 2022. Here are our picks for the 10 best new games of September 2022.
Top 10 New Games of September 2022
Originally slated for an August 2022 release date, Steelrising has instead been pushed back to early September. So it’s coming this month – what is Steelrising? Steelrising is an action-adventure game set in an alternate timeline of the French Revolution where automatons exist. Players take control of Aegis, a mysterious automaton masterpiece, who must face off against the mad King Louis XVI of France and his ruthless mechanical army. Upgrade Aegis as you progress through the game with new abilities, allowing players to create their own builds from hard hitters to nimble acrobats or as an elemental arts virtuoso. Explore an alternate timeline in Paris as you try to save history from the madness of a robot-obsessed king.
Although technically a game that has already been playable for two years, Grounded will finally release its full version at the end of this September. In Grounded, players take control of shrunken children, who must now survive against insects and various threats. The world becomes so much more fun to explore from this side, but hordes of giant bugs keep you from enjoying things. So you must work with your party to keep enemies at bay and survive until you find a way back to your original size. The game is now available for purchase on PC ahead of its full release, but the game will also release as part of Xbox Game Pass when it’s fully released.
Metal: Hellsinger is a beautiful rhythm-based FPS. Imagine playing Doom, but you have to fire your guns to a particular beat – and – imagine this – Doom already has some great music, but Metal: Hellsinger surpasses even that. Brimming with diabolical enemies, powerful weapons, and intense metal music, players will fight their way through the Eight Hells as they attempt to journey in the name of revenge. Oh, and Troy Baker voices the game’s narrator. Talk about an earpiece.
7. Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline
Release date: September 15, 2022
Developed By: Square Enix
Published by: Square Enix
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch
The tenth main entry in the critically acclaimed Dragon Quest series has never seen a release outside of Japan – mainly due to its less traditional type of release as this game was an MMORPG when it was first released in 2012. But now, ten years later, Dragon Quest X will have a re-release, this time allowing players to experience the MMORPG on PlayStation, PC and Nintendo Switch offline, alone and away from others. Unfortunately, this re-release will also not have a Western release, but we are including this title in our Top 10 New Games of September 2022 in the hopes of drawing more attention to this game and enticing Square Enix to bring this game to the west. , ultimately. Until then, we may have to rely on fan translation fixes if we really want to play the game.
6. Splatoon 3
Release date: September 9, 2022
Developed By: Nintendo
Published by: Nintendo
Platforms: nintendo switch
Splatoon is back this year with more paint and splat than ever. That means more Salmon Runs, more Turf Wars, etc. This game, essentially, is more Splatoon, and Splatoon fans already know what they’ll get just from this description. As for those unfamiliar with the series, Splatoon is Nintendo’s take on team-based multiplayer shooters – it’s paintball but mostly shooting the floor and walls away from opponents. The game’s main mode is Turf Wars – where two teams of players battle to paint the arena with their team’s color. The other main game mode is Salmon Run, a cooperative experience where players will have to survive waves of enemy salmonids with increasing difficulty and increasingly frantic races for salmonid eggs and survival.
The DioField Chronicle is a brand new IP coming from Square Enix, and it’s also a brand new take on character-based, tactical-based strategy games. While drawing much inspiration from games like Fire Emblem, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Tactics Ogre, among others, The DioField Chronicle aims to revolutionize the genre by introducing real-time strategy mechanics into the game. Imagine playing Fire Emblem as you would probably play a CRPG with a tactical pause feature. It’s a bit like that, but with more tactics than the RPG. So far, the game’s reception has been warm and positive thanks to the impressive demo Square Enix has shared for the game.
The last FIFA game under the EA Sports brand will be released in September 2022, marking the end of an era for sports simulation games and the beginning of a new one. Starting next year, we’ll see two competing football simulation games: the official FIFA title and the upcoming EA Sports sequel. But at least for this year, let’s enjoy one last time the EA Sports FIFA 23 experience we love to hate and hate to love. FUT anyone?
Released, first on PlayStation this month and then later on PC in November, Valkyrie Elysium is the difficult reboot of the Valkyrie Profile franchise – a revival of an old classic that will surely ruffle the feathers of old fans as Square Enix takes a gamble to win a new audience for the often obscure franchise. Valkyrie Elysium is an action-adventure role-playing game that emphasizes frantic, high-energy battles. Players take control of a valkyrie – a maiden of death who collects einherjars – spirits of fallen warriors that they take with them to prepare for the climactic Ragnarok.
2. The Last of Us Part I
Release date: September 2, 2022
Developed By: Naughty Dog
Published by: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Released first on PlayStation 5 before coming to Steam some time later, The Last of Us Part I is the exact same story that brought many grown men and women to tears years ago. However, it’s back this month with next-gen features that use technological improvements since the original was released. For a full list of this, you can check out our article here. This game is somewhat polarizing as fans are happy that this game is coming back with better features and quality of life improvements, but many lament that it’s an expensive game for what is essentially a revamp of an older game. Either way, we are sure that this game makes it to the list of top 10 new games of September 2022.
Michael Jordan headlines this year’s entry into NBA 2K – rightly so, as 2K23 evokes the memory of the most iconic player to ever wear the number. The The Michael Jordan Challenge returns in this year’s release, and MyTEAM is being overhauled to make it much more fan-friendly. We’re very excited about this title, as always, and look forward to the improvements brought by NBA 2K23 on top of the amazing NBA 2K22. And as such, this game tops our list of the top 10 new games of September 2022.
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