The best games of September 2015
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Tearaway Unfolded - PS4 - Sept. 8
Despite the fact that the PlayStation Vita hasn’t sold well at all for Sony, there are still some really great games that have hit the platform. Tearaway was a puzzle platformer that released back in 2013 from developer Media Molecule (of LittleBigPlanet fame). It is an insanely creative game that emphasizes the experience over difficulty and utilizes all of the different functions of the DualShock 4 controller. So anybody looking for something new needs to check it out. Tearaway Unfolded is a port of the Vita game, but don’t get fixed on the fact that it’s not the original version. For more on Tearaway Unfolded, check out our review.
Super Mario Maker - Wii U - Sept. 11
Super Mario Maker ended up being Nintendo’s big game of E3 2015, and despite the disappointment of not seeing more of Zelda Wii U, Super Mario Maker has proven since releasing that it is quite a formidable exclusive. The game offers a wide array of tools and assets to make the levels you always dreamed about as a kid. And if design isn’t necessarily your thing, the game has level after level of user generated content, giving you a seemingly endless list of gameplay options. The key to Super Mario Maker’s future is you, so if you are a fan of the franchise, don’t hesitate to get in there and your creativity flow. For more on Super Mario Maker, check out our review.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 - PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 - September 15
Perhaps it was only a matter of time, but FIFA 16 may finally start playing second fiddle to the PES series again. Back in the early 2000’s Pro Evolution Soccer was the penultimate world football simulation during the PS2’s heyday, but has struggled to keep up with EA’s super popular football giant over the past gaming generation. 2016 however, is a different story. With revamped collision and possession mechanics, the game has been rebuilt to feel more natural. The big thing that holds the PES franchise back is its lack of licensed teams, especially when compared with FIFA, but the gameplay this year simulates some of the most natural football you will ever play.