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still a fun mishmash of genres with a great protagonist and undemanding combat systems, but it's a pity that it feels outdated compared to its genre peers and stumbles when injecting Souls-like sensibilities.
Are you happy with September's PS Plus lineup? Become The Bat in the comments section below.
I came close to buying Arkham Knight a couple of times so yeah, I'm happy!
Both on my To Buy list. Happy with that! DS3 was pretty recent as well, so good choices.
Own Arkham Knight already but I'll take Darksiders 3 for sure. Not too shabby at all.
Damn i own the disc version of Arkham Knight i'll take Darksiders 3 though
Never did get through all of AK and Darksiders 3 I've never played. Winner.
Nope, can't say either does anything for me. Don't own them, don't want them.
Ok, it doesn't get much better than that. One of the best months for me.
I bought Batman on day #1, so I'll be giving Darksiders 3 a go (though not for a while as still got a far-too-large backlog).
Even though I already own 50% of the offerings, I'm happy with this.
Well here it is... my first game from plus that I bought before it came to plus... Arkham knight...
Oh well, spent $10 on it like two years ago so I don't mind.
It's a good game though it does have a lot of tank missions.
Now Darksiders 3... F*** yes! (don't worry fellas, I censored it for ya)
I've been meaning to buy that game.
Strong month, but nothing for me.
Arkham Knight is a strange one, imo. I love the Arkham series, and so much of the gameplay and story are the best they have ever done in Knight. But there are also series lows-bat mobile, tank battles, having to scrounge up every single Riddler bit to unlock the true ending-that drove me up a wall. So: great game that is really worth playing, but with what I thought were some deep and easily avoidable flaws.
Hope everyone has fun this month!
I am another person who already owns Batman but I’m happy to get Darksiders 3
Darksiders 3.cool i will download it.i already got batman Arkham knight.but its all good.word up son
Very good month for me don't own either and both games I would try for free I may need to play through Darksiders 1 and 2 first have both in my backlog never got round to playing them.
Nice offerings this month. Completed batman when it first came out but I'd give it another bash. Had darksiders 3 when if first came out but wasnt really feeling it so traded it but for free I would give it another go for sure.
Completed Arkham Knight and that was the 100% beaten (all side quests and Riddler challenges. I enjoyed overall but the few missions involving the Batmobile were a bit tedious. However, that's a fraction of the game and the rest of the game is well worth playing - especially for FREE.
Darksiders 3 didn't appeal when I had to pay for it but for FREE, I will certainly add this to my backlog!!
Overall a great month and I recommend Arkham Knight - the world is great as the city is a lot of fun and pay attention to Billboards and statues as they will not be 'normal' all of the time....
Darksiders 3 is pretty cool!
Brill month. I've got Arkham Knight, it's a fine game for those who've yet to play it. I'm looking forward to getting stuck into Darksiders 3.
batman is garbage wtf
giving us a game thats has zero relevance
never played darksiders but ill guve it a go
please change batman ....
no one wants it
Played Arkham Knight after thoroughly enjoying arkham 1 and 2, but it didnt click with me. The batmobile is very well made and extremely flashy but the side quests it produced were distracting from the main gameplay loop: punching people in the face.
Its actually this game that made me realize I enjoy a streamlined linear experience way more than a bloated open world.
Still its certainly not a bad game and I do appreciate the quality of this months line up.
Same as most it seems, I completed batman already, but darksiders 3 will go I to my back log
An excellent pair, personally. Happy to play Arkham Knight again, and I’ve got Darksiders 3 on disc but not finished it, so I may part-ex it for Control.
I don't like Darksiders and I've already got Batman so on the plus side at least my backlog isn't getting any bigger because damn
Don't really care about Darksiders III, and I played Arkham Knight at launch, so not a great month for me.
Oh well. Can't please everyone.
Played Arkham Knight back when it released, but I'm glad Darksiders 3 is in so I don't have to ever worry about buying it lol.
Holy smokes this gotta be the best month ever for anyone, looking forward to Batman: Arkham Knight glad I never bought it even when it was cheap and Darksiders 3 is really fun
Ironically I played both titles in the past few weeks but it seems a strong month overall. Darksiders is really enjoyable and deserved more attention.
Arkham Knight frustrated the hell out of me with the stupid Batmobile and I gave up after about 8 hours.
I own Arkham Knight. It’s not my favorite of the series, but it offers quite a bit of fun for those who haven’t given it a shot. I hadn’t gotten around to picking up Darksiders III, but I really enjoyed the first two installments, so I’m glad to have the chance to play the third game.
You know, once my, cough, backlog’s been trimmed down a little further.
Quite neat. Two acventures (laziness is the mother of coinage, especially when hyphens are involved otherwise) at once, one of them less than a year old on the platform to boot - pretty much a jackpot regardless of whether I'll play them here or not.
Yay, more games that I've already played. Oh, hang-on. This doesn't apply to me since I cancelled my PS+ subscription.... phew!
@KnightWolf sell disc + snag PS Plus version = profit 4 u 😉💰
Darksiders 3, nice I'm happy with that
@Jimmy_G_Buckets Let's watch the personal insults please. There was no reason to attack that user because his opinion differs from yours.
Another great month.
Speaking of the Batman games, did the updates to Arkham Asylum & A. City fix up the issues surrounding the ps4 port? How big are the patches? Been put off looking at 'em during sales seeing they're 50gb or so just to buy 'em!
@LFC_4life86 Batman is a awsome game mate. 😉
This is a good month
Quite pumped for Darksiders III and will probably play AK some day when I'm bored. Good times.
Maybe I'll try to plat Arkham Knight.
I made a quote 6 months ago completely in jest for Sony to put games on the igc I have never played by looking at my library.
They have done the complete opposite. 6 months and every time there's at least 1 game I have played or own.
This month Batman. Great.
already own arkham knight, and didn't care much for it. after a couple of missions in the batmobile, i gave up, couldn't take any more. the previous two were much better imo. never had any interest in datksiders and still don't, so another empty month for me.
Arkham Knight is easily the third best Arkham game I've played, which isn't a bad thing as the other 2 are phenomenal but as most who were interested I finished it a very long time ago. The Batmobile was rubbish as was the actual Arkham Knight (they should have stuck with Scarecrow) and it suffers from City's obsession with millions of Riddler trophies but the majority of the main campaign really is excellent and gliding around Gotham is still one of this generation's highlights.
Never played Darksiders so will add it to the list that I never get round to 😂
Id forgotten the games were even being announced today but I'm pretty impressed with the line up!
I played Batman Arkham Knight when it was first released and although it was pretty weak compared to the others in the series I still think it's a good game for a giveaway and as for Darksiders 3...I still have yet to play Darksiders 2 which was also given away on plus...loved the first game though so I'm looking forward to eventually playing both.
Great month! Already played and beat Arkham but definitely down for some Darksiders. Glad I passed on buying it!
Bah, not interested in adding to backlog. Sony must add feature to PS4 that stretches 15 minutes to 3 weeks then I can get some of my games completed.
I can’t believe all the Arkham hate. It’s a fantastic ending to a great series - honestly good story and very polished gameplay. I pre-ordered it when it came out and got 120% completion, and I’m just working through the AR missions now for the plat while waiting for bl3
I left Arkham Knight partially beaten and it leads my list of games I really should go back to and finish. But now I can try to sell my disc I guess.
Darksiders 3 is quite intriguing though. The perfect PS Plus game for me — I probably never would have bought it, but I’ve been slightly curious of it. I just hope I’ll be okay if I play it without playing Darksiders 1 & 2.
Im one of the few that keeps my collection so wont sell
Wilf is moner
Very happy with both of those
Played Arkham knight and like others, the batmobile was a bit of a drag. Always been tempted by Arkham city on a cheap deal. Might give darksiders a shot at some stage. Didn't they give 2 away before?
A good month for me, haven't played either but have been thinking about getting both.
FINALLY. Arkham Knight I already have it since launch but at least I can now try Darksiders 3...wow...was getting worried I would never get another ps plus game I don't own lol
I have the collectors version of both.
Holy s. Thats got to be one of the best month ever!!!
Also, when can we expect news from PSNOW?
Sweet! I have neither. This must be a first!
Wow!! is a great month regardless if you already played the games or not. While Arkham Knight is probably the weakest game in the series is still a fantastic game and Darksiders 3 was in my Amazon checkout cart so Sony just saved me a few bucks.
I’m not complaining, 2 games I don’t own again. It’s nice to have Arkham Knight finally.
I will admit I recently got the platinum for the first Darksiders and found it to be so generic and bland that I have no interest in the series moving forward, and that doesn’t change getting Darksiders 3 for free.
But I will still gladly take it because why not?
Arkham Knight is an awesome game, highly recommend people to also pick up the 'Season of Infamy' DLC too, that's the best one.
I'd also advise to those new to it, change the Batmobile controls to the more usual layout, not the default, makes it much more driveable IMHO.
Arkham Knight is exceptional ... the Batmobile was the highlight for me, absolutely adored crashing round Gotham in Michael Keaton's Batmobile. Darksiders 3 was an absolute shocker though.
@KnightWolf I get you, I too prefer to keep my disc based games, when Ratchet & Clank was part of PS Plus months ago, I already have my copy on disc and will be keeping it to play again next generation.
Excellent month! Looking forward to playing both games!
Darksiders 3 is a pretty good one to go for, on the simple basis that it is neither on PS Now OR Games Pass!! Arkham Knight is already available on both subscription services.
Played both and finished both. But its ok coz I'll be busy with Astral Chain, Daemon X Machina and Borderlands 3.
this is a rare occorance, i don't own either games and they are both games that I would play too, not a bad month.
Wow! Didn't expect Darksiders 3 this quick. Finally a good month!
Like most I have Batman got it at launch and still not finished it infact it was the start of my backlog for the ps4
as for Darksiders I have 1 and 2 but was unsure if the 3rd was worth it after reading some reviews so this is a great way to play it without buying it full price
Huh guess I won't buy darksiders 3 then.
Nice!... I own both. Free Darksiders 3 is pretty good.
That sucks. I have Arkham Knight and have no interest in the mediocrely received Darksiders 3. I’ll 2 more if I want some of that. Terrible month. Arkham Knight is a great game, but it feels useless unless I get the DLC with it.
Dang man, I want some indies game again. I miss getting new ones.
Already have Arkham Knight and don't really care for Darksiders. Oh well...
Arkham Knight is the perfect Batman game. NO idea if they're gonna nclude all the dlc in this but it's the icing on the cake.
Great selection, I have Batman already but no biggie.
I own Dark Knight have done since launch and a year later I finished it, it was boring as hell the disappointing Batmobile tank battles and the fact the old cars where only available in the races annoyed me. The games glitches and the races are annoying because the car would do whatever it liked clip the side and that's it your restarting because you know one clip or smash and it's failure straight away.
Darksiders 1 is awesome I haven't stated 2 yet and 3 doesn't look that good to me so no reason for me to join plus again
@LaJettatura that has always been the case for ps+ games, it a way to get you to spend money on the season pass or extra dlc.
Grow up kid.
great month again 👍 👍
@huyi which is fair as far as I'm concerned
@KnightWolf nothing like an insult to get your afternoon walmed up. The comment was true and I am disappointed with less games on psplus. Whatever your opinion on my comment keep it to yourself.
The same can be said about your comment its your opinion.
Everyone is entitled to their opinions, but if you honestly believe that the offerings this month are crap then I do not know what your ideal giveaway looks like. It seems like negativity for negativity's sake from many posters. Even if you own or have played both, this month is still an example of the level of games that PlayStation should be giving out with a PS Plus subscription.
@KnightWolf No its not, your opinion is completely invalid as many people feel the same way. Who are you to tell me to grow up? You are not my parents, boss or police officer in the same way I wouldn't dream of telling anybody else within the comments section.
@Bluetrain7 This is a great Month of course it is. But how would you feel if the last 12 games over six months you owned 8 of them already? Where as prior to that we had 4-6 games a month due to crossplay Vita and bonus games, many of which were indie. Someone who buys a lot of the big games at release or close to is not going to get the same value from Plus as we had last year. That's a problem for me as the value proposition has gone from fantastic to okay. But you are correct these 2 games are great.
How about a Matrix game, since another movie is coming out soon?
@Neolit Yep, I was aware about Arkham Knight! What I was curious about was the Arkham Asylum & Arkham City PS4 ports?...If memory serves,they weren't done in-house by Rocksteady & had a few issues? I never really heard much thereafter what sort of patches they got,sorry for the confusion!
Batman came with my ps4 and I already own Darksiders III, so no use to me but good for other people that don't have them - nice to see that they are giving AAA games out for people who don't have them, but useless for me.
@BridgeToClarity Exact same issue here with Batman Arkham knight. Sucks!
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