The fall season is fast approaching and with it comes a new lineup of games for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Keeping in line with last month’s diverse catalog of PS Plus offerings, September’s list features role-playing games, first-person shooters, and gorgeous story-driven games coming to the service on September 19.
First up is Nier: Replicant ver.1.22474487139, the 2021 remaster of Square Enix’s cult-classic 2010 action-RPG, Nier: Gestalt. Summarizing this predecessor to creator Yoko Taro’s later mega-hit Nier: Automata is a bit of a tall task considering its many twists, turns, and multiple endings. All you need to know is you play as a nameless protagonist as he and his party of outcasts battle against hordes of otherworldly monsters to save his kidnapped sister. The game is chock full of anime-esque weapons and even more (slightly clunky) anime-inspired combat and its soundtrack unequivocally fucks.
Another big get in September will be the sci-fi time-traveling with mechs (!) saga 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim. Developed by Vanillaware, 13 Sentinels follows a group of high school students who summon giant mechs to defend their city from invading kaiju. 13 Sentinels plays like a mix between a tactical tower defense game and a 2D side-scrolling adventure game with lovely background art. If that’s a sufficient elevator pitch for you, I would advise keeping a notepad on hand because the game has a bunch of mind-blowing twists that’ll make your brain whirl.
Here’s everything else coming to PS Plus in September:
- Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
- Star Ocean The Divine Force
- Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2
- Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
- Planet Coaster: Console Edition
- This War of Mine: Final Cut
- Contra: Rogue Corps
- Tails Noir
- Call of the Sea
- West of Dead
- Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness
- PAW Patrol The Movie: Adventure City Calls
And here are the additional games coming for PlayStation Premium members (it’s mostly more Star Ocean):
- Star Ocean First Departure R
- Star Ocean: Till the End of Time
- Star Ocean: The Last Hope – 4K & FHD Remaster
- Dragon’s Crown Pro
Looks like a pretty strong month, all told.