Games to Watch Out For This October

Watch Dogs: Legion

October is very nearly here, which means in just over a month next-gen consoles will be upon us.

It’s very clear though, that there’s still a lot of life left in current-gen consoles. And so this month there’s a veritable feast of games for players to look forward to no matter which platforms they own.

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Whether you’re into 3D platformers, sports games or horror, in the next 30 or so days there’s something for you to sink your time into. So, what games are there to look forward to this October? Read on and find out.

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Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time

Crash Bandicoot 4

Release date: 2nd October
Formats: PC, PS4, Xbox One

It’s About Time is an apt name for Crash Bandicoot 4: it’s the first numbered game in the franchise in 22 years. Developed by the team who remade the N.Sane Trilogy, it looks absolutely fantastic, and we can’t wait to get hands on with our favourite bandicoot again in a new adventure.

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Star Wars: Squadrons

Star Wars: Squadrons

Release date: 2nd October
Formats: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Ready to take to the skies and engaging in thrilling intergalactic dogfights either as part of the New Republic or an Imperial fighter? With a story that’ll see you saving the galaxy and fights that will have you piloting legendary ships like a TIE fighter and an X-wing, Star Wars: Squadrons is surely a must-have for Star Wars fans.

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FIFA 21

Release date: 6th October
Formats: PC, PS4, Xbox One

The football season might not be quite the same this year thanks to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean FIFA is going anywhere. This year’s iteration of EA’s leading football franchise promises to be bigger than ever, letting players engage in the beautiful game on the streets or in the stadium.

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RIDE 4

RIDE 4 3 (1)

Release date: 8th October
Formats: PC, PS4, Xbox One

If you prefer the thrill of racing on two wheels compared to four, then RIDE 4 is for you. The latest entry in the motorbike racing franchise packs in hundreds of bikes, plenty of real-world tracks and some beautiful visuals for the most adrenaline-fuelled race yet. Read our preview for a taste of what to expect.

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Remothered: Broken Porcelain

Remothered: Broken Porcelain

Release date: 13th October
Formats: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

October is the season of horror games – it is the month of Halloween, after all. Remothered: Broken Porcelain is the first of several horror games on this list. It picks up where 2018’s Remothered: Tormented Fathers left off, spinning a rich narrative filled with scares, dread and unease. Read our preview to get a better idea of what to expect.

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Amnesia: Rebirth

Amnesia: Rebirth

Release date: 20th October
Formats: PC, PS4

The Amnesia series is back with a brand new entry – and anyone who has played the previous Amnesia trilogy will surely expect some truly horrifying moments. Amnesia: Rebirth puts you in the shoes of Tasi Trianon, who finds herself in the Algerian desert, having to deal with personal and real terror. Will you survive? Only time will tell.

Ghostrunner

ghostrunner

Release date: 27th October
Formats: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Ghostrunner might not be the cyberpunk game we’re all waiting for, but it’s shaping up to be an interesting prospect all the same. Cast as a katana-wielding protagonist in a dystopian sci-fi world, you’re tasked with climbing to the top of Dharna Tower in a bit to save humanity. Expect lots of slashing, visceral first-person fights, and plenty of blood and guts.

Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion (1)

Release date: 29th October
Formats: PC, PS4, Xbox One

After a lengthy delay, the third Watch Dogs game is finally just around the corner. Watch Dogs Legion is set in a dystopian near-future London, and once again you’re cast as a member of DedSec, hacking and infiltrating your way to glory. But unlike the other games in the series, you won’t be playing as just one character this time. Watch Dogs Legion instead lets you recruit multiple characters to your cause, each one with their own strengths and weaknesses.

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Little Hope

The dark pictures anthology: little hope

Release date: 30th October
Formats: PC, PS4, Xbox One

The next game in The Dark Pictures Anthology, Little Hope is rather different from its predecessor, Man of Medan. The ocean gives way to a spooky abandoned village, where a group of students and their professors find themselves mixed up in a tale about witchcraft and evil that spans centuries. We went hands-on a few weeks ago, and were impressed with what we saw.

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Pikmin 3 Deluxe

pikmin 3 deluxe

Release date: 30th October
Formats: Switch

Nintendo’s lovable Pikmin are making their way to Switch for the first time this month. Pikmin 3 Deluxe is an upgraded version of the game that originally launched Wii U. It packs in new content, new co-operative play options and new settings specially designed with the Switch in mind.

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