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JF’s Top 5 Games to Get in September

September for me officially kicks off the fall gaming season, some of the biggest games of the year will be coming out in the coming months, so here is my personal top 5 games for you to get this September. Obviously some of you guys won’t agree with me 100% but I really don’t care. All kidding aside, I think this list takes in all what is going to be good this month. These will be in order of the games I want the most with number 1 being the game that I really want this September.

#5 – FIFA Soccer 12 – Release Date : September 27th

So I kick this list off with a sports game, so already you guys know that I am a big sports fan. Soccer not being favorite sport to watch but I love the video games. This month we have the release of EA’s next entry in their long running Soccer simulation series, FIFA Soccer. This game looks to improve in all aspects of lasts years fantastic football sim. The game has so many new gameplay refinements that listing them would take hours. The developers really did an amazing job with this game and I am definitely adding this one to my library come September 27th.


#4 – Resident Evil 4 HD – Release Date : September 20th

The next game on my list is probably my favorite game from the Nintendo Gamecube, Resident Evil 4. This game was the perfect mix of survival horror genre and the action/adventure genre. I remember playing this game numerous times in my high school days and now its coming back in glorious HD. This game is being released to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the Resident Evil franchise and in my opinion they chose the right game to illustrate all that is good from this franchise. The only downfall is that this game is coming out on the same day as Gears of War 3, so I’m guessing a lot of people will look right past it when it hits the shelves on September 20th, which is very unfortunate.


#3 – Rise of Nightmares – Release Date : September 6th


This game might surprise some people by being on my list and it could be even more surprising that I put it at number 3. Well the reason why it is on my list, is that there are not many hardcore games for Kinect and this japanese developed game could show other developers what they could do on the platform. I have no idea how this game will end up playing like when I use it with my Kinect, but the possibility to be able to play a survival horror game on my Kinect makes me want to try to like no mater how bad it might end up being. I give props to the guys making this game for taking a risk that might end up being a total hit or miss.


#2 – Gears of War 3 – Release Date : September 20th

If Gears of War 3 came out when it was supposed to it would be at the number one spot, but by now we have all had enough of the videos, screens and betas for the game. All I want now is for the game to be in my console. There is really nothing new I can say about the game since everything has pretty much all been said, but the level of detail in the characters and the environments make me want to drool all over my screen. The game by now is done and has started to be printed so unless a huge natural disaster ends up destroying the factory where its being printed, the game will be on store shelves on the 20th.


#1 – NHL 12 – Release Date : September 12th

Topping off the charts is NHL 12. I am a huge hockey fan and every year I anticipate the next hockey game released by EA. This year they promise to add a whole bunch of new gameplay refinements to make the game feel even better. I am going to be getting this game on the 12th bright and early, so I can start my Be a GM mode with my team, the Montreal Canadiens. This game is such a blast to play with friends in either the versus mode or in the EA Sports Hockey League.  After playing the demo, I am even more excited for the release of the game. I hope to see you guys on the ice on the 12th and who knows, maybe the Habs will win the Stanley Cup this year in the game and in real life, how amazing would that be ? The drive for 25 starts on the 12th!