The gaming season is starting! Assuming you survived the heatwave, September has some decent freebies…
Hitman: The Complete First Season (Xbox One, September 1-30) – the reboot of the classic franchise, originally released episodically. Not all of the levels are winners, but there are more hits than not and it’s largely excellent.
We Were Here (Xbox One, September 16-October 15) – two players are trapped separately in a castle. You can communicate only by voice and together must escape. Be ready to test your friendships.
Earth Defense Force 2025 (Xbox 360/Xbox One, September 1-15) – third-person alien shooting adventure. There’s not really anything else like it, but you’ll either love it or hate it.
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Xbox 360/Xbox One, September 16-30) – classic beat ‘em up action featuring a ninja, some cool dudes with sweet hair and a bear.
Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4) – open world Batman adventure. A mysterious new baddie called the Arkham Knight is wrecking havoc. You have to stop him, which is fun to do aside from terrible tank sections.
Darksiders 3 (PS4) – oddly similar to the Legend of Zelda games (play it, you’ll see what I mean), this time it’s the turn of Fury (from the Four Horseman fame) to step up to smash some baddies.