Welcome back! September has arrived, which means it’s time to look back and celebrate the excellent new releases we saw in August — and crown one as the month’s best new game.
The polls below are now live, and we’ll keep them open until Sunday night at 11:59pm Pacific (or Monday morning at 7:59am BST), so get those votes in before then. Feel like going to bat for your selection? Hit the comments and tell us why you voted for your pick!
How does it work? At the end of every month, PlayStation.Blog will open a poll where you can vote for the best new game released that month. Soon thereafter, we’ll close the polls, tally your votes, and announce the winner at PlayStation.Blog. PlayStation Store will also showcase some top Players’ Choice winners throughout the year.
What is the voting criteria? That’s up to you! If you were only able to recommend one new release to a friend that month, which would it be? In keeping with our long tradition in the Game of the Year Awards, remastered or re-released games won’t qualify. Ambitious, larger-scale rebuilds and remakes like Shadow of the Colossus and Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy will.
How are nominees decided? The PlayStation.Blog and PlayStation Store editorial teams will gather a list of that month’s most noteworthy releases and use it to seed the poll. Write-in votes will be accepted.