Sony has announced September's PlayStation Plus games, and they're... Well, it's a pretty hefty month. September's two PlayStation 4 titles are Batman: Arkham Knight, and Darksiders III. Both games will be available to download from the 3rd September.
We rather liked Arkham Knight when it launched all the way back in 2015, giving it an 8/10 in our review:
From the get-go, we know that this is the end for our caped companion, but it's hard to feel completely at ease with his curtain call. Many elements are fine-tuned to perfection, like the fluid combat, deep character design, and Gotham's moody landscapes, but then there are also a handful of elements that are still very much in their infancy. The Batmobile is great, up until to a very specific point where it swiftly becomes an immersion-ruining burden, while the story sometimes feels so cliché that you're often left waiting for a 'POW' to pop up on the screen. It's a superior game that plays brilliantly, and certainly stands in a league of its own in the Arkham line-up for the most part, but it simply doesn't leave your jaw agape like Arkham City seemed to manage with such ease and finesse.
We were less sold on Darksiders III, awarding it a 6/10, though still enjoyed its combat and characters:
Darksiders hasn't changed much since 2012. It's still a fun mishmash of genres with a great protagonist and undemanding combat systems, but it's a pity that it feels outdated compared to its genre peers and stumbles when injecting Souls-like sensibilities.
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