Top Video Games and Release Dates for September 2020

We’re in the business end of 2020, ramping up to the holidays. So we’re going to continue to see an onslaught of games released between now and early December. It all starts with Marvel’s Avengers which after a lengthy delay, is finally available for some co-op superhero action. The Birdman himself, Tony Hawk also returns in a remake, so does the classic gangster title Mafia.

Sports fans can take to the court in NBA 2K21, the dirt in WRC 9 and the ring in WWE Battlegrounds. Then we’re kicking it old school with Iron Harvest bringing back the classic RTS game and after 20 years in the wind, Baldur’s Gate 3 will finally arrive in early access at the end of the month.

Some of these games will even come to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X at a later date. But with no price, release date or idea on availability, we’re just as frustrated as you. So let’s continue with those current-gen vibes…for now. Here are eight of the best titles launching throughout September 2020 and be sure to scroll to the bottom for the full list of September release dates:

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1. Marvel’s Avengers

Earth’s mightiest heroes reunite once more for an original cinematic story and some four-player co-op action. In Marvel’s Avengers, Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Black Widow and Thor are joined by Ms Marvel to defend the planet from MODOK and a series of escalating threats.

Marvel’s Avengers takes cues from Destiny, The Division and others like it to expand over time offering new missions and heroes on an ongoing basis. You may be playing this one well into 2021 which is why the free upgrade to PS5 or Xbox Series X is so appealing. Marvel has a near-limitless roster of heroes and villains to exploit; so, it’s possible that this title could rise to become the ultimate superhero gaming experience, even if early impressions are somewhat mixed.

Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1
Release date: September 4

2. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2

Drop back in with the two of the most iconic skateboarding games ever made bundled together and rebuilt from the ground up in HD. Skate as the legendary Birdman himself Tony Hawk and the full pro roster you remember from the 90s along with plenty of newcomers who rose to prominence over the past two decades since the games’ original releases.

Skate those iconic locations like the School, the Hanger, Downhill Jam and more to the now-classic punk and hip hop songs from two of gaming’s best soundtracks. Then, show off your creativity in an upgraded Create-a-Park mode and floor a friend in a round of H.O.R.S.E.

Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1
Release date: September 4

3. NBA 2K21

NBA 2K is back for another year bringing along extensive improvements to its graphics and gameplay, competitive and community online features, and deep, varied game modes—all based on community feedback and requests from pros including Damian Lillard.

Dribbling, jump shooting and finishing at the rim have all been improved with new controls and mechanics. On the defensive side, block targeting receives equal attention for slowing down overpowered moves. That’s just a lick of what you can expect in NBA 2K21 which looks said to deliver on its promise of offering a one-of-a-kind immersive NBA basketball and cultural experience.

NBA 2K21 arrives on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X at a later date, however, NBA 2K21 is already available for download on PC and current-gen consoles.

Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1, Switch
Release date: September 4

4. Mafia: Definitive Edition

It’s the 1930’s Illinois. An inadvertent brush with the mob thrusts cabdriver Tommy Angelo into the world of organised crime. Initially uneasy about falling in with the Salieri family, the rewards become too big for him to ignore.

Mafia: Definitive Edition sees the 2002 hit game remade from the ground up in 4K, with enhanced gameplay and an expanded story and city to reward those players who are willing to once again rise through the ranks of organised crime during the prohibition era. Explore an open world filled with interwar architecture, classic cars, culture and intense gunfights where all is not as it seems.

Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1
Release date: September 26

5. WWE 2K Battlegrounds

The world of professional wrestling gets even less realistic in this over the top, in-your-face arcade brawler. Over 70 current WWE Superstars and Legends battle it out using completely unhinged moves and special abilities, across your favourite match types with fun, new twists, including Steel Cage, Royal Rumble, Fatal Four Way and the all-new Battlegrounds Challenge.

Play through story mode told with original comic strips, alongside Paul Heyman and Stone Cold Steve Austin and help lead the charge to find the next WWE Superstars. Make the WWE your own with original created characters, and compete with your friends online and stake your claim in online tournaments. With helicopters, alligators and Street Fighter-level moves, it’s wrestling as you’ve never seen before.

Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1, Switch
Release date: September 18

6. Iron Harvest

Set during an alternate reality 1920s, just after the end of the Great War, Iron Harvest is the classic real-time strategy game you’ve been waiting for. Players lead a variety of units including giant dieselpunk mechs into strategic battles as secret forces rise up to destabilise Europe and set the world on fire once more.

Experience an epic story, spanning more than 20 missions over three campaigns. Join nine charismatic heroes and their beastly companions and team-up with a friend to master all campaigns side-by-side in co-op. Then, continue the fun with competitive multiplayer including ladders, ranked matches and leagues. Iron Harvest is available now for PC and is coming to PlayStation and Xbox in early 2021.

Platforms: PC
Release date: September 1

7. WRC 9

WRC 9 looks to set a new benchmark for rally simulation with car physics that are approved by the professional drivers of the World Rally Championship. The latest entry in this long-running series takes you to 100 racing stages set across all of the calendar’s rallies, including Kenya, Japan and New Zealand with all the real-world drivers and vehicles.

A bunch of new game modes are specially designed for the racing community, including a Clubs system where each player can create their own championship and compete in it online with the rest of the world. Overall, the improved physics, redesigned environments and new engine sounds should make for more immersive racing.

Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1
Release date: September 3

8. Baldur’s Gate 3

Almost 20 years to the day after the last entry in the series released on PC, Baldur’s Gate 3 is finally set to arrive in Early Access. So the game is technically still in development, but the team at Larian Studios said: “We learned that working directly with our players during development makes our games better.”

Just like in all good RPGs, players can choose from a wide selection races and classes, or play as an origin character with a hand-crafted background. Gameplay involves adventure, loot, turn-based battles and romance as you journey through the Forgotten Realms and beyond. Play alone, select your companions carefully, or party up with friends in multiplayer and experience a tale of fellowship and betrayal, sacrifice and survival, and the lure of absolute power.

Platforms: PC
Release date: September 30

September 2020 Video Game Release Dates

  • Iron Harvest (PC) – September 1
  • Ary and the Secret of Seasons (PC, PS4, XB1, Switch) – September 1
  • Crusader Kings 3 (PC) – September 1
  • Cook-Out: A Sandwich Tale (PC, VR) – September 3
  • WRC 9 (PC, PS4, XB1) – September 3
  • Marvel’s Avengers (PC, PS4, XB1) – September 4
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 (PC, PS4, XB1) – September 4
  • NBA 2K21 (PC, PS4, XB1, Switch) – September 4
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning (PC, PS4, XB1) – September 8
  • Bounty Battle (PC, PS4, XB1, Switch) – September 10
  • Inertial Drift (PC, PS4, XB1, Switch) – September 11
  • BPM: Bullets Per Minute (PC) – September 15
  • eFootball PES 2021 (PC, PS4, XB1) – September 15
  • Spelunky 2 (PS4) – September 15
  • Pacer (PC, PS4, XB1) – September 17
  • Crysis Remastered (PC, PS4, XB1) – September 18
  • WWE 2K Battlegrounds (PC, PS4, XB1, Switch) – September 18
  • 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (PS4) – September 22
  • Unrailed! (PC, PS4, XB1, Switch) – September 23
  • Going Under (PC, PS4, XB1, Switch) – September 24
  • Serious Sam 4 (PC) – September 24
  • Mafia: Definitive Edition (PC, PS4, XB1) – September 25
  • The Walking Dead: Onslaught (PC, VR, PSVR) – September 29
  • Baldur’s Gate 3 (PC) – September 30
  • Tennis World Tour 2 (PC, PS4, XB1, Switch) – September TBA

General FAQ

What games are coming out in September 2020?

Some of the biggest games launching this month include Marvel’s Avengers, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 & 2, NBA 2K21, Mafia: Definitive Edition, WWE Battlegrounds and Baldur’s Gate 3 is finally arriving in Early Access.

When does Marvel’s Avengers come out?

The hotly-anticipated Marvel’s Avengers game was released on PC, PS4 and Xbox 1 on September 1, 2020.

When does the remastered Tony Hawk’s game come out?

The remaster Tony Hawk’s 1+2 collection was released on September 4, 2020.

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