The 7 Best Video Games Coming Out In October
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II - October 28th
Cancel your Halloween plans friends, you’ve got heads to click. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is in open Beta now and in late October, it’ll be available on PS4 and 5, Xboxes One, X, and S and PC. For fans of the series and newcomers alike, it promises to be a slick, gorgeous shooter with graphics so good looking and realistic, it’ll give you night terrors from your time in battle. Whether it’s multiplayer or the single player campaign, this is a do not miss entry for fans of the genre.
Overwatch 2 - October 4th
If you’re an Overwatch fan, then uh… hope you like Overwatch 2 because your favorite game is going bye bye and getting replaced by a 5v5, revamped version of one of the world’s most popular games. New heroes, updated abilities, and the same paywalled system that fans have come to know
and love. The game itself is free but oh baby, if you’re looking to spend money, it sure will let you. There’s plenty of hemming and hawing about the game, but odds are it’s going to be a good game made by a terrible company.
A Plague Tale: Requiem - October 18th
Fearing for your life in a plague riddled world where interaction is incredibly dangerous, what is this 2020? We kid, we kid. And you’re tasked with protecting your kid brother and helping resolve his mysterious visions in this gorgeous looking follow up to A Plague Tale: Innocence. If you have a phobia of rats… this game is not for you. If you’re a fan of action adventure games with great stories and beautiful graphics, give it a whirl on PC, Xbox X & S, Nintendo Switch and PS5.
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No Man’s Sky on Switch - October 7th
True, this game has been out for years. But with every patch and update, it just keeps getting better. Taking this epic game on the go is a huge win for spacefarers everywhere. You can chart an unknown galaxy, collecting resources, discovering new life forms, and generally being a space badass. The game originally launched in 2016 to very mixed and mostly meh reviews. Since then, it’s come a long way. No Man’s Sky is one of the most ambitious video games ever released. You explore a procedurally generated universe that has no end. You could explore this game for the rest of your life and not reach the farthest parts of the universe. That’s pretty damn cool. If you’re like me and the infinite expanse makes you feel fear in your jibly wiblies, there’s a campaign mode that is a little bit more on the rails. The Switch release won’t have multiplayer or cross-play initially, but with the track record of excellent updates and responsive action to player feedback, you can bet it’s only a matter of time.
New Tales From The Borderlands - October 21st
Borderlands is having a great year. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands had fans rolling with joy and now we’re going back to the stylish, funny world with New Tales From The Borderlands. This episodic, cinematic narrative game is made up of five parts. You’ll control the choices of three ragtag heroes trying to fight back against “exploitation and corporate greed.” Neat! The game promises to have a ton of replayability with branching narratives and non-linear storytelling providing a unique playthrough depending on the choices you make, or don’t make. The game includes Quick Time Events, where the push of a button can alter the story entirely. Even if you fail to smash in time, that doesn’t necessarily mean game over.
Saturnalia - October 27th
As big name games get more realistic looking, it’s really refreshing to come across a game that decides to lean into a strong, stylish aesthetic. Saturnalia is an indie game from developer Santa Ragione, and their Italian roots serve as the inspiration for this horror adventure game. Its roguelite elements play into the tale of a haunted town whose twisting roads never go the same way twice. Play as four different characters seeking to stop the ancient ritual hidden at the heart of a creepy town. The whole game sparks from the mythology of Sardinian folklore and the dark, dynamic graphics are a whole Halloween vibe. We love to see a horror game coming out in time for spooky season and also love the rare game that’s playable onSwitch, Xbox S, X & One, PS 4 & 5, and both PC and Mac.
Gotham Knights - October 21st
Someone tell my editor: I’ll be taking gamer’s leave for this one. Gotham is in shambles, its greatest protector is dead and it’s up to the Bat family to save the day. Batgirl, Red Hood, Robin, and Nightwing are up against classic Batman Villains like the shadowy court of owls and Harley Quinn in this much anticipated open-world RPG set in the gritty city of eternal night that is Gotham. Switch between all four heroes or focus on your favorite, there’s no wrong way to save the day. The game can be played solo or with one other person in co-op mode, but no cross platform has been announced. The game releases on next gen Xbox and Playstation and PC.