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5 Best Games of September 2023

Here it comes – what has already been a stellar year for games will kick into overdrive these fall months. Learn more with the 5 best games of September 2023. Oh, and we won’t make you click through five pages to look at the entire list.

5 Best Games of September 2023


Bethesda’s first new universe in over 25 years, the intergalactic world of Starfield is almost here.

Set in the Settled Systems, things will take place 20 years after the Colony War that occured between the United Colonies and the Freestar Collective. As a member of the Constellation space explorers, players will commandeer spaceships, build one of five different skill trees, and customize their own character.

Starfield will come out for the Xbox Series X|S and PC on September 6.

Mortal Kombat 1

The world of Mortal Kombat is reborn with the release of NetherRealm Studios and WB Games’ Mortal Kombat 1.

Included in this entry is a story mode and online multiplayer with rollback netcode. For longtime fans of the series, a number of characters like Cyrax, Frost, Goro, and Jax Briggs will return as Kameo Fighters.

Mortal Kombat 1 will come out for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC on September 19.

Lies of P

Inspired by The Adventures of Pinocchio, Neowiz Games and Round8 Studio’s Lies of P will adapt the classic book into a soulslike formula. Players will take control of the humanoid Pinocchio as they explore the city of Krat and fight biomechanical enemies. True to the source material, the title features a “Lying System” that leads to one of three different endings.

Lies of P will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on September 19.

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty

A new spy-thriller adventure for CD PROJEKT RED’s Cyberpunk 2077, Phantom Liberty will make its way to the title this month.

Mercenary V will once again take the spotlight, this time tasked with saving the NUS president through the Dogtown district. While there, players will infiltrate buildings, fight professionals, and take out everybody that stands in their way.

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty will come out for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on September 26.

The Crew Motorfest

The Crew series of racing games is going to Hawaii with the release of Ubisoft Ivory Tower’s The Crew Motorfest.

Set on the island of O’ahu, this title will use cars, boats, and planes as part of a festival this is happening on the island. The development team has previously worked on Motorfest and the first two Test Drive Unlimited titles that were released more than a decade ago.

The Crew Motorfest will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on September 14.

A non-violent, rogue-like survival base builder, the world of Sonderland and Pineapple Works' Landnama will come out for the Nintendo Switch and Xbox consoles August 1.
Announced as part of Tacticon 2024, Gentlymad Studios and Assemble Entertainment’s post-apocalyptic survival colony builder Endzone 2 is launching in Early Access for PC August 26.
The Sonic the Hedgehog Speed Cafe is speeding back to San Diego in time for San Diego Comic-Con starting July 25. 
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Hasbro and Renegade Game Studios are celebrating the return of Heroscape with a celebrity playthrough video featuring Deborah Ann Woll and Matt Mercer.

Casey Scheld

Casey Scheld has more than 15 years of experience in the gaming industry as a community manager, social media director, event specialist, and (of course) gaming editor. He has previously worked with gaming start-ups like Raptr, publishers like Konami, and roller derby girls at PAX West (check out Jam City Rollergirls)! Gamers Heroes is a passion project for him, giving him a chance to tap into the underground side of gaming. He is all too eager to give these lesser-known heroes of the indie space the attention they so rightly deserve, seeking out the next gem and sharing it with the world. Previously making appearances at events like CES, GDC, and (the late) E3, he is all too happy to seek out the next big thing. For those that want to talk shop, send over a tip, or get an easy win in a fighting game of their choosing, be sure to check out his social media channels below.

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