Here’s our favorite games released in July, August, or September. Let us know your pick in the comments below!
Batman: The Telltale Series
My favorite Q3 game was surprisingly Batman: The Telltale Series – Episode 1. I hadn’t played a Telltale game before and had only watched them like TV shows on Youtube. And while there was little to no game play, experiencing a Batman story that still remained fresh was immensely enjoyable. The voice cast also do a great job of bringing the Batman characters to like and the score is very well done. Looking forward to future episodes, when they are available.
–Patrick Okolo, Staff Writer
River City: Tokyo Rumble
Tokyo Rumble really brought my attention back to the beat’em up genre. With it’s fun attitude, the game can be a lot of fun and you can even just spend all your time playing dodgeball if you want. With the ability to use download play as well as the other multiplayer options, I think it’s one of the best indie games on 3DS.
–Thomas Sutlovic, Staff Writer
Kerbal Space Program
Kerbal Space Program finally made the leap to consoles with its July release on the PS4. It’s a genius blend of serious, downright educational rocket science with goofy Kerbals to lighten the mood. It’s not for the faint of heart, Kerbal is unapologetically difficult and the tutorials do not cover everything. Even getting to orbit is challenging to begin with, let alone landing on another celestial body. Achieving success in this is easily one of the most rewarding feelings you can get from playing a video game. If you didn’t get a chance to play Kerbal Space Program on PC, I highly recommend the PS4 version.
– David Quigley, Managing Editor
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
Thus far, my pick for Game of the Year Q3 has to go to Final Fantasy Brave Exivus. This fantastic mobile title proves that phones and smart devices are adequate pieces of gaming hardware that shouldn’t be dismissed by anyone looking for new games to enjoy. With an amazing composition of music that remains present throughout the adventure, not to mention its simplistic battle system, Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is difficult to put down and absolutely worth your time.
– Peter Lopez, Editor-In-Chief
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
My pick for game of the year of Q3 would have to be Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Continuing from the majesty that was Human Revolution, this title manages to continue the story of Adam Jensen after the events of Panchea. The main reason I have such fondness for Mankind Divided is that the narrative that manages to exaggerate events happening throughout the world and gives the player a chance to really digest their own surroundings through a work of fiction. I also enjoyed the impact player decision has on the events of the game with the branching pathways and plethora of side quests. My last praise is the simple joy of sneaking around and dispatching a fleet of enemies with a large arsenal of augmentations and weaponry.
– Dawson Helton, Associate Editor