Month in Review: September

Month in Review: September


With many exciting releases, edge-of-your-seat esports events and some top-tier content, here’s what September looked like for DarkSpawn Gaming.

Top Releases for September


Marvel’s Spider-Man – PS4

The uncontested star of game launches for September, Marvel’s newest foray into Spider-Man based gaming is the most significant success in Spidey’s recent history – with excellent gameplay, web-slinging that’s so fun you forget to fast travel and all the quips and commentary you’d expect from a slightly older and down-on-his-luck Peter Parker. There’s a lot to love about this game, but if you want to know more about our 9.0 score read our review here.

Undertale – Switch

The internet’s favourite indie video game has made its way onto yet another platform this month, with Undertale launching on the Switch – making it the latest title to benefit from Nintendo’s new-found love for the indie market, alongside other stellar titles like Hollow Knight. This might be just a recreation of an already beloved title, but we’re sure it will be as successful as every other launch for Toby Fox’s unexpected bestseller.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider – PC, PS4, Xbox One

The third instalment of Lara Croft’s remaster has been released to middling reviews, offering an extension of Lara’s new story set in South America. A continuation of an existing working formula, for fans of the Tomb Raider series this game, and its focus on the Mayan apocalypse, is sure to be a hit. Shadow of the Tomb Raider released on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on the 14th of September.

FIFA 19 – PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Switch

Releasing on the 28th of September, FIFA 19 is the anticipated yearly addition to EA’s wildly successful football simulation series and offers the usual updates and variety of players over just about every console available on the market. For those who need to get their hands on this game earlier, the  FIFA 19 Champions Edition offers access to the sim three days early – something many fans have already jumped on.

Life is Strange 2, Episode 1 – PC, PS4, Xbox One

Square’s episodic game featuring a largely teenage cast and some strange time-bending mysteries was a surprise success on release, appealing to a wide audience and receiving acclaim for its unique style and format. The series is back for a second season on September 27th and is already well-hyped thanks to the free-to-play, same-universe ‘The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit’ game that was released at E3 2018.

Gaming News

Halo Infinite

eSports to Play a Key Role in Halo Infinite Multiplayer

The Halo team are bringing their multiplayer gameplay to the modern age with promises of competitive gaming and eSports in their upcoming series – and with significant investment being put into the development of a viable and long-lasting structure for the next entry to the Halo series. Read more.

COD: Black Ops 4 takes on Battle Royale with its new Blackout Mode

Battle Royale gameplay is more popular than ever – so when it comes to putting a twist on a popular title, there’s no better team to forge ahead than the creators of Call of Duty. Offering a polished alternative to Fortnite and PUBG, some fans are already considering the upcoming Blackout Mode for COD: BO4 one to watch. Read more.

Super Smash Bros Special Edition Bundle Announced for the US

Looking to cash in on the Christmas time boom, Nintendo has announced their exclusive Smash Bros Bundle for the US, complete with a black steel book case and themed Switch Pro controller – with plans for a Europe bundle also revealed. Read more.

Battlefield V Trials Open Beta

Battlefield has gotten a head start on the early access market with beta access for their latest title made available in mid-September, providing the public with a chance to input their opinions and discover bugs for their upcoming title. Read more.

Valve Releases Stripped-Back Free Version of CS: GO

Alongside other eSports and gaming news, Valve has released the new, free edition of their highly popular CounterStrike: Global Offensive titles, with tweaks making it suitable for lower end machines. However, if you actually want to play the game with friends, you’ll still have to shell out the cash for the ‘full’ edition. Read more.

eSports Spotlight


Astralis Emerge Victorious at CS: GO Major 2018

Fan favourites Astralis have beaten out strong competition to claim the title at CS: GO Major 2018, leaving competitors Natus Vincere in the dust with their strong play strategy and impressive skill. Read more.

Rocket League Renegade Cup Launches to Hot Competition

Lasting four months, Rocket League’s upcoming Renegade Cup is sure to be on to watch, with countless talented players competing for the title and registrations still available for anyone interested in taking their Rocket League play to the next level. Read more.

That’s Just Our Opinion


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The Games We’re Most Excited for in 2019

Did someone say Doom Eternal? From excellent-looking shooters to intriguing RPGs, these are the games we can’t wait for that are set to release in 2019 – next year just can’t come fast enough. Read more.

Pop Vinyls – Hobby or Hazard?

Are you really a gaming fan if you don’t have at least one pop figure hanging around your desk? Whether you’re a casual collector or a hardcore figure fan, we weigh up the pros and cons of gaming’s most beloved – and most prevalent – merchandise on the market. Read more.

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Creative Digital Copywriter by day, Indie game fan by night. Give me a rogue-like, simulator or RPG to play and I'm happy.

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