Here are the 10 video games to play in October
Have a good scary month everyone! For a long time, October was the time when AAA Studios started dropping their biggest titles to be part of the vacation release cycle. It’s also a very popular month for horror games or anything that uses a horror aesthetic to come out. It’s seasonal with Halloween wrapping up the month and everyone is looking for spooky games to stay on the theme.
Of course, video games don’t really have a dead period anymore with major titles released throughout the calendar. Horror games certainly still release in October, but they’re also fairly spread out throughout the year. It’s a bit disappointing, as having those times of the year to anticipate important and / or seasonal headlines seems like a thing of the past.
Of course, that said, October 2021 is full of must-have games that everyone should watch out for.
Games with Gold – Xbox ONE, Xbox Series X / S
After a weaker September, Xbox came out strong for October. Anyone looking to get their creepy fix will have a choice of two options with Resident Evil – Code: Veronica and Castlevania: Harmony of Despair. Both games are spin-offs from the main series, except that Veronica was originally designed to be a sequel to Resident Evil 2. The two games each have a fair amount of support behind them. Of course, not everyone wants to be scary during the Halloween season, so there are alternative options like playing parkour. Float or the rhythmic shooter Aero.
PlayStation Plus games – PlayStation 4 / PlayStation 5
The highly acclaimed Mortal Kombat X On its own, it’s worth having a PS Plus subscription for a month. The other two games will depend on the player’s taste. Only golf enthusiasts will appreciate the details of PGA 2K21, while Hell let loose might appeal to anyone who wants an unnamed WWII FPS Battlefield Where Call of Duty.
Terror Metroid – Nintendo Switch
It seems unreal to say this, but a new 2D Metroid game is coming out this month and it looks amazing. Terror Metroid is Samus’ brand new 2D adventure in 19 years. Every trailer made it seem like this game is going to continue with the horror themes of Metroid Fusion and take them even further. Each trailer is weirder than the last, but it also shows the potential for some really fun action. This game has the potential to be the one we’re talking about until the end of the year.
Far cry 6 – PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, PC
Far cry 6 is the last game in the series and let’s just say there are huge expectations for this one. Fans are increasingly tired of the formula that has been perfected in Far cry 3 and I asked for something new. Not only that, but this game has the added expectation of recognizing the politics that inspire its story. Far cry, as well as developer Ubisoft, have always struggled to bridge the gap between video games and politics. Could Far cry 6 Will it finally be the one to nail it, or will it again be a game that couldn’t decide what it wants to be?
Back 4 Blood – PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, PC
We have the chance to play Back 4 Blood during its open beta period and came out mixed. The game definitely gave us what we promised, which was more the Left for dead formula that inspires him, but I had the impression that something was missing. Back 4 Blood was meant to be a game that improves on the formula instead of just repeating it. There wasn’t much new in this beta, but it was in August. They have had time to polish it up and we really want to see what it will look like as a final product. At worst, it’s going to be a fun zombie game to play for a few weeks.
The Jackbox Party Pack 8 – PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, PC, Switch
Hey, a new party pack! The Jackbox Games have become a staple of board games that can be played both online or in person with friends. Some packs are better than others, but it’s always worth checking the versions to see if a new favorite is going to be in the pack. That’s why we have to make a recommendation to the next Jackbox Party Pack 8. With the right group of friends, these games can be a really fun time. The eighth pack released this month is a great excuse to bring everyone together, online or offline. All you need is one copy of the game.
FIFA 22 – PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, PC
The last game of the FIFA franchise has the potential to be one of those titles that marks a shift in franchising. This game introduces a new feature called Hypermotion. This new technology has allowed developers to capture the most accurate animations to date. The result is a game that, from a gameplay perspective, feels very smooth. Unfortunately, because this is a modern sports game, that means there are still a lot of microtransactions disrupting the experience. Anyone who enjoys sports games might want to consider getting ahold of this, because FIFA the games are still strong. Just beware of the microtransactions that occur.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy – PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, PC, Switch
Marvel’s infiltration into video games has had mixed success so far. The Spider-Man games have been a huge success, with both Spider Man and Spider-Man: Miles Morales receive seemingly universal praise. However, Marvel Avengers hasn’t had nearly the same level of success due to a plethora of issues since launch. This new Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy the game hopes to replicate Spider Man and the gameplay at the start seems to do just that. The key is going to be in the writing. The Guardians movies are all extremely well written and we expect the same from the game.
Solar ash – PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4
Solar ash has been featured in many game showcases due to its artistic style and gameplay hook. This art action platformer features stunning visuals with striking colors and styling that lets you anticipate what’s next after every jump. It is fortunate to be a really special game. We want to play it because every year there is an independent art game that takes the world by storm and Solar ash has the chance to do so. It is one of the most anticipated games of 2021 and no one should miss it.
Republic of the Cavaliers – PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, PC
Republic of the Cavaliers has the potential to be the action sports game that many of us have wanted for years. We were lucky enough to play early a few months ago and couldn’t stop renting it. It has a massive world, fun gameplay, and the exploration has been rewarded consistently. There’s something for everyone, whether it’s racing, exploring, competing or going out with friends. We’re curious how long this formula will last before it gets boring, but the first signs are something we’re very happy to play more of.