Just like that, summer falls into September, and some of the most anticipated games of the year, like the Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty expansion, PAYDAY 3 and Party Animals, are dropping into the GeForce NOW library at launch this month.
They’re part of 24 new games hitting the cloud gaming service in September. And the next Game Pass title to join the cloud at launch is Sea of Stars, part of 13 new games this week.
Keep an eye on GFN Thursday to see the next Microsoft titles joining the cloud this month, including Quake II, Gears Tactics and Halo Infinite.
Plus, NVIDIA has worked with Google to give Chromebook owners a new offer that includes three free months of a GeForce NOW Priority membership. GeForce NOW cloud gaming goes perfectly together with Chromebooks, which provide up to 1,600p resolution and 120Hz+ displays.
Party Hard in the Cloud
Make painfully great memories with friends in Party Animals, a hilarious, physics-based party brawler from Recreate Games and Source Technology. Fight friends as adorable puppies, mischievous kittens, magical unicorns or other fuzzy creatures or terrorize them as fearsome sharks and ferocious dinosaurs to be the last one standing.
Battle it out by picking up an assortment of weapons to get an edge over others or punch, toss, jump, kick and headbutt others in the brawl. Bring the action across multiple game modes — each requires a different strategy to win.
Get fierce for party game night, whether playing with friends locally on the couch or across devices online. Party Animals joins the cloud at launch on Thursday, Sept. 21.
Work Hard, Play Hard
One of the best ways to stream games from GeForce NOW is with the new Cloud Gaming Chromebooks, which feature screens that display beautiful scenes at up to 1,600p and 120Hz+.
Chromebook gamers can jump right into 100+ free-to-play titles and over 1,600 hit games, like Baldur’s Gate 3, Remnant II, supported games from the Xbox PC Game Pass library and more. GeForce NOW Priority members can also explore the worlds of Cyberpunk 2077, Control and other titles with RTX ON, and Ultimate members can level up and access new NVIDIA technologies like DLSS 3.5 in upcoming games like Alan Wake 2 and Portal with RTX. Compete online with ultra-low latency and other features perfect for playing.
Starting today, Google and NVIDIA are offering all Chromebook owners three free months of a GeForce NOW Priority membership to get gamers started. And those interested in leveling up to an Ultimate membership, the highest-performing tier, are already able to get three free months of a GeForce NOW Ultimate membership with the purchase of a Cloud Gaming Chromebook. Find more details on how to redeem the offer in Google’s Keyword blog or on the Chromebooks Perks page.
New Games as Far as the Eye Can Sea
New games come with each GFN Thursday, and this week’s batch includes Sea of Stars from Sabotage Studio. A retro-inspired role-playing game drawing from classics like Chrono Trigger, it features a vibrant world, a dynamic combat system and a story of cosmic proportions. Play as two Children of the Solstice, who combine the powers of the sun and moon to perform Eclipse Magic, the only force capable of fending off the monstrous creations of an evil alchemist known as the Fleshmancer. Sea of Stars is now available for members to stream from the cloud via Game Pass or Steam.
Check out the list of 13 new games joining this week:
- Sea of Stars (New release on Xbox and Steam, Aug. 28)
- Untamed Tactics (New release on Steam, Aug. 28)
- Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy (New release on Steam, Aug. 31)
- Deep Rock Galactic (Xbox)
- HITMAN – World of Assassination (Xbox)
- King’s Bounty: The Legend (Epic Games Store)
- Little Big Workshop (Epic Games Store)
- NARAKA: BLADEPOINT (Xbox)
- Portal: Prelude with RTX (Steam)
- Railway Empire 2 (Epic Games Store)
- Shadowrun Returns (Xbox)
- Snake Pass (Epic Games Store)
- STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town (Epic Games Store)
And here’s a peek at what September will look like:
- Chants of Sennaar (New release on Steam, Sept. 5)
- SYNCED (New release on Steam, Sept. 7)
- Deceit 2 (New release on Steam, Sept. 14)
- The Crew Motorfest (New release on Ubisoft, Sept. 14)
- Ad Infinitum (New release on Steam, Sept. 14)
- Party Animals (New release on Steam, Sept. 20)
- Warhaven (New release on Steam, Sept. 20)
- PAYDAY 3 (New release on Xbox, Steam and Epic Games Store, Sept. 21)
- Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty (New release on Steam, Epic Games Store and GOG, Sept. 25)
- Paleo Pines (New release on Steam, Sept. 26)
- Infinity Strash: DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai (New release on Steam, Sept. 28)
- Wildmender (New release on Steam, Sept. 28)
- Broforce (Steam)
- Death in the Water 2 (Steam)
- Deceive Inc. (Steam)
- Devil May Cry 5 (Steam)
- Don Duality (Steam)
- Dust Fleet (Steam)
- Kingdoms Reborn (Steam)
- Mega City Police (Steam)
- Necesse (Steam)
- Saints Row (Steam)
- Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew (Epic Games Store)
- SPRAWL (Steam)
- War for the Overworld (Steam)
This week’s Game On giveaway with SteelSeries includes Dying Light 2 and three-day Ultimate membership codes. It’s the last week of the giveaway, so check out the SteelSeries page for details on how to enter.
On top of the 32 games announced in August, an additional 36 joined the cloud last month across multiple stores:
- Orwell: Keeping an Eye on You (Free game on Epic Games Store, Aug. 10)
- Age of Empires: Definitive Edition (Xbox)
- Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition (Xbox)
- Age of Empires IV (Xbox)
- Age of Wonders 4 (Epic Games Store)
- Aliens: Dark Descent (Epic Games Store)
- Amnesia: The Bunker (Epic Games Store)
- Crusader Kings III (Xbox)
- Darkest Dungeon II (Epic Games Store)
- Dead Cells (Xbox)
- Deathloop (Xbox)
- DOOM 2016 (Steam)
- DOOM Eternal (Steam)
- F1 Manager 2023 (Epic Games Store)
- Gears 5 (Xbox)
- The Great War: Western Front (Epic Games Store)
- Grounded (Xbox)
- Kovaak’s FPS Trainer (Steam)
- Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord (Xbox)
- No Man’s Sky (Xbox)
- The Outlast Trials (Epic Games Store)
- Pentiment (Xbox)
- Project Highrise (Epic Games Store)
- Quake (Xbox, Steam and Epic Games Store)
- Shadowrun: Dragonfall – Director’s Cut (Xbox)
- Stellaris (Xbox)
- Symphony of War: The Nephilim Saga (Epic Games Store)
- System Shock (Epic Games Store)
- The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Xbox)
- Trackmania (Steam)
- Ultimate KovaaK’s Challenge
- Valheim (Xbox)
- Warhammer 40,000: Darktide (Xbox)
- Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Xbox, Steam)
- Wolfenstein: The New Order (Steam and Epic Games Store)
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood (Xbox, Steam)
Before starting the weekend, we’ve got a question for you. Let us know the answer on Twitter or in the comments below.
Best animal in a video game. Go. 👇
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— 🌩️ NVIDIA GeForce NOW (@NVIDIAGFN) August 30, 2023