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Our Favorite Games From September

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Happy fall, readers! The weather’s getting colder, which means it’s the perfect time to curl up inside and play video games. Here’s all the new games the Kotaku staff enjoyed in September.

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Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander

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We enjoyed our time with this indie game, which is a mix of FTL and XCOM.

You can get the game for PC, Mac, and Linux.


Phoenix Wright: Spirit of Justice

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Spirit of Justice, the sixth mainline game in the Ace Attorney series, takes us on yet another trip to a world where the good guys always win. We especially enjoyed the writing.

You can get the game for 3DS.


Feral Rites

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Insomniac’s brawler for VR may just be a new perspective on a familiar genre, but it works.

You can get the game for the Oculus Rift.


The Curious Expedition

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This exploration game came out of Early Access in September, and we enjoyed the opportunity to see the world, meet new people, and steal their stuff.

You can get the game for PC, Mac, and Linux.


Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor

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This indie game lets you relish the futility of late space-capitalism in all of its bright, low-poly glory.

You can get the game for PC and Mac.


Rive

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This shooter/platformer combo has a challenging approach to play that feels like it stumbled out of an arcade.

You can get the game for PC and PS4.


Forza Horizon 3

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Forza Horizon 3 is more of an open-world game than a driving game, which is just one of the things we enjoy about it.

You can get the game for PC and Xbox One.


Fractured Space

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This free-to-play space MOBA is in Early Access, but it’s already off to a great start.

You can get the game for PC.


Destiny: Rise of Iron

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We’ve played a lot of Destiny. This new story mission is one of the game’s best, and it celebrates the game’s two-year history in an enjoyable way.

You can get the game for PS4 and Xbox One.


Virginia

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This narrative mystery inspired by The X-Files does a lot with a little.

You can get the game for PC and Mac, PS4, and Xbox One.


Dog Sled Saga

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This dog sled racing game captures the frozen beauty of the great outdoors.

You can get the game for PC and Mac.


Battlerite

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This popular team arena brawler is accessible, frantic, and a really great time.

You can get the game for PC.


Everspace

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This Early Access space exploration roguelike rewards persistence.

You can get the game for PC, Mac, and Xbox One.


Burly Men At Sea

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This narrative game about three brothers lost at sea is worth playing through a few times.

You can get the game for PC and Mac, iOS, and Android.


Lichtspeer

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This game about throwing spears at penguins and hipster giants is simple but satisfying.

You can get the game for PC, Mac, and PS4.


Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice

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The latest entry into the Sonic Boom series captures the speed and flow of Sonic through its platforming, and it has some great humor to boot.

You can get the game for 3DS.


Hackmud

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This hacking MMO encourages players to screw each other over.

You can get the game for PC and Mac.

If you buy any of these games through the retail links in this post, our parent company may get a small share of the sale through the retailers’ affiliates program.

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DISCUSSION

theoneredpanda
The Red Panda

Hey Riley! FYI, Everspace is now also available on Xbox One. Downloaded it this weekend.

Thanks for the write-up.