Game of the Month September 2015 PlayStation 4 PS4

Time certainly flies, as evidenced by the fact that it's somehow September. Yeah, we don't understand it either, but we suppose that we have to go ahead and announce August's Game of the Month anyway. Leading steadily into the holiday rush that's about to hit Push Square Towers like a freight train, August was a pretty solid period for good games. Perhaps there weren't too many blockbusters hitting store shelves, but there was still more than enough enjoyable content floating around. But, as always, only one title can take home the Platinum Trophy crown, so let's go ahead dive straight in.

Bronze Trophy: Galak-Z: The Dimensional

Galactic goodness

Sufficiently scratching that 80s anime itch, Galak-Z: The Dimensional brought explosions, intense intergalactic dogfights, and good old mechs to the PlayStation 4 last month. Sam Brooke was in the pilot's seat for this one, blasting out a review that described the often punishingly difficult release as "one helluva ride". Sam gave this indie gem an impressive score of 9/10 before taking a shot to his thrusters and careering full speed into an asteroid field. 80s anime is brutal like that.

Silver Trophy: Everybody's Gone to the Rapture

Emmerdale: Apocalypse Edition

A divisive release even among the staff of this very publication, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture still managed to grab enough votes to confirm its place on August's list of best games. Reviewed by none other than Kell Andersen, frontrunner for Push Square's Pun of the Year award, he marked the Chinese Room's stunning looking creation as "a masterwork", before presenting it with a brilliant 9/10.

Gold Trophy: One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3

Whole lotta Luffy

"You disgusting weebs," muttered editor Sammy Barker when we broke the news that One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 had beaten Rapture to the Gold Trophy. We called the beat-'em-up "a joy to play" in our 8/10 review, citing its "immensely fun and varied character roster" as its greatest asset. Indeed, Luffy and the gang are fully deserving of their place on this list, even if it means that the boss is going to ban all talk of Warriors games in the office. Well, until the next one comes out.

Until Dawn Game of the Month

Platinum Trophy: Until Dawn

Ah, you can almost still smell the lingering fear – the fear that Until Dawn was going to be a colossal flop. We were pretty sure that SuperMassive's choose-your-own-horror title was going to be panned by critics, but it actually turned out to be scarily good, much to Sammy Barker's relief. He dubbed the release "a pleasant surprise, and something that fans of interactive stories will really appreciate". Carving an 8/10 into its still-warm corpse [Really? - Ed], the slasher-flick-gone-Telltale is easily one of this year's most memorable games.

And so we close the book on another month of PlayStation history. Do you agree with our winner, or even our nominees? Vote for your favourite game of August 2015 in our poll, and then tell us all about your choice in the comments section below.

What was your favourite game in August? (35 votes)

  1. Everybody's Gone to the Rapture17%
  2. Galak-Z: The Dimensional6%
  3. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 314%
  4. Until Dawn63%
  5. Other  0%

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