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Horror Games You Need in September

Written by Ryan Noble

There are so many games coming out every single month that it can be hard to keep up, so I've pulled all the biggest horror games releasing in September into one place. But did you check out all the games that came out last month yet?

When you’re ready, discover the next game to keep you up at night below...

Catherine: Full Body Limited

Release date: 3 September 2019
Studio: Atlus
Platform: PlayStation 4.

Catherine: Full Body is a remaster of 2011’s award-winning Catherine, an action-puzzle thriller in which 32-year-old protagonist Vincent’s fear of commitment lands him in a world of trouble – quite raunchy trouble at that. Full Body brings improvements to visuals and gameplay, adding new paths to the drama with an additional character called Rin, brand-new music, new cutscenes and cinematics, and even a new auto-play mode which lets you enjoy the story while Vincent traverses the puzzles himself. If you didn’t try the mindbending Catherine back in 2011, this sounds like the right time to dive under the covers with it.

There’s also a Collector’s Box you just might fall in love with, including a 5” sheep plush, the game’s soundtrack, a hardcover art book, and a metal game case featuring three key characters: Catherine, Katherine, and the newly-added Rin.

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series

Release date: 10 September 2019
Studio: Telltale Games and Skybound Games
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC.

If you somehow missed the phenomenon that was Telltale’s The Walking Dead, you have another chance to make things right in September. The Telltale Definitive Series collects all four seasons, including the 400 DAYS DLC and The Walking Dead: Michonne. It’s everything you need to experience the full story of Clementine, a little girl who grows up from scared follower to battle-hardened leader; it’s a powerful, emotionally-draining narrative and it’s an honour to be part of it, let alone influence how it all turns out.

The Definitive Series improves graphics – bringing the enhanced visuals of Season 4 to the previous three seasons – along with gameplay improvements, such as character performances, lip syncing, and more. There’s also the inclusion of behind-the-scenes content, including 10+ hours of developer commentary, 40+ music tracks from across the game, and 3D character models.

If need a little more convincing, read my full review of the Final Season, episodes 1-3 and episode 4. Come on, it’s time to see The Walking Dead, Telltale-style.

Friday the 13th: The Game Ultimate Slasher Edition (Switch)

Release date: 13 September 2019
Studio: Black Tower Studios and Gun Media
Platforms: Out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC. Coming out on Switch.

Friday the 13th: The Game Ultimate Slasher Edition swings onto the Nintendo Switch with more impact than a sleeping bag into a tree*, bringing so much to the already impressive game that is this asymmetric multiplayer horror. The Ultimate Slasher Edition practically bleeds extras, including all previous DLC, including all Jason kill packs, costume packs, emote packs, 10 single-player challenges, offline matches with AI bots, new maps, outfits, and skins.

To find out more about this game and to truly understand how much you need it, read my full review of its gory multiplayer mayhem. *And if you didn’t understand this reference, re-watch Friday the 13th: Part 7 or even Jason X.

Dead by Daylight (Switch)

Release date: 24 September 2019
Studio: Behaviour Interactive Inc
Platforms: Out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC. Coming out on Switch.

Dead by Daylight is a game I haven’t stopped talking (and writing) about since it first released, and now Switch players will understand why. Four players try to start up generators to power escape doors while one player hunts them down as the Killer. Not only is it a tense game with interesting skills and items on both sides of the cat-and-mouse chase, but it also has some of the best DLC of any horror game, bringing so many famous slashers to life. We’re talking Michael Myers, Leatherface, Freddy Krueger, and most recently, Ghostface. If you own a Switch, you need this game.

Code Vein

Release date: 27 September
Studio: Bandai Namco
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC.

If you watch the trailer above, you might see why Code Vein is giving me real Tokyo Ghoul and God Eater vibes. Set in a post-apocalyptic world with stylish af vampires, you’ll be exploring this dangerous, story-driven world with a customised character of your own creation and a partner – each with their own backstory and fighting styles. Together, you’ll fight off enemies with weapons, overpowered attacks, stealth tactics, and various abilities known as “gifts”, powered by the blood of those you kill. Sounds pretty brutal, right? Well, the cinematic trailer is incredible and I kind of want it to be an anime and comic series, too…

Another exciting month for lovers of horror and it’s not even the spooky month of October yet. Can you even imagine what next month will bring? Stick around and I’ll let you know in one month’s time…

About The Author
Ryan Noble
Staff Reviewer
If Ryan isn't watching, reading or playing some form of horror, he's probably writing about it. He used to be an Editor at Indie Game Magazine so he has a soft spot for independent creators, especially when they're creating fear. Whether you're one such creator, or a fellow horror fan, let's speak about spooks on Twitter or email.
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