October 2021 is postively bonkers for video games, so we break down all the titles we think are absolutely worth looking into.
It’s another busy month in the video game calendar so buckle up, gamers. Thankfully, though, there’s still a little something for everyone, so let’s get started…
FIFA 22 (PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, XBO, PC)
Release Date: Friday October 1
The incredibly popular soccer video game hopes to score another goal this year with a fresh slate of updates. The biggest of these takes advantage of both PS5 and Xbox Series X/S’s power with HyperMotion, which enables motion capture from 22 professional players (including over 4,000 new animations) and machine learning. Both of these additions should make for the most authentic, realistic game of FIFA yet.
Far Cry 6 (PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, XBO, PC)
Release Date: Thursday October 7
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The Far Cry games have always presented strong villains, rich open worlds and a healthy dose of freedom to let you explore the world with your own style. Far Cry 6 looks set to continue that as you enter the tropical paradise of Yara. We’re especially interested to see Giancarlo Esposito’s performance of Anton Castillo – a dictator intent on restoring his nation back to its former glory by any means. If you end up falling in love with the game, you can even pick up a pair of Budgy Smugglers.
Metroid Dread (Switch)
Release Date: Friday October 8
Everybody’s favourite bounty hunter is back in what is being touted as the end of a 35-year-old storyline. No pressure. In this momentous entry, Samus must face a mysterious foe that traps her in a dangerous world that has been overrun by vicious alien lifeforms and murderous robots called E.M.M.I. You must hunt or be hunted as you make your way through a labyrinth of enemies the series’ typically intense side-scrolling gameplay.
Back 4 Blood (PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, XBO, PC)
Release Date: Tuesday October 12
For many years gamers have been begging for Left 4 Dead 3, and this is pretty much as close as you’re going to get. The game’s story takes place after a catastrophic outbreak where most of humanity has either been killed or infected by the parasitic Devil Worm. What that means for you is that you’ll want to round up a group of friends (or go it alone) and blast your way through hordes of zombies as you fight for ultimate survival. Looks like a bloody good time you ask us.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes (PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, XBO, PC)
Release Date: Friday October 22
It wouldn’t be Halloween season without a few spooky video games, and House of Ashes should certainly scratch that itch for October 2021. It’s the latest instalment in the horror anthology that tells a brand new story every year. This year’s entry sees a military unit searching for chemical weapons unearth something far deadlier. You make the important calls in this choose-your-own-adventure-styled terrifying tale, but thankfully you can play with up to five friends.
Marvels Guardians of the Galaxy (PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, XBO, PC)
Release Date: Tuesday October 26
Marvel continues to spread its love across much of the gaming industry with the galaxy’s most loveable larrikins. This single-player adventure is an all-new adventure combines frantic, third-person action, choice-driven gameplay moments and an absolutely stellar soundtrack. If you’re looking for a light-hearted, kick-ass jaunt, look no further.
Mario Party Superstars (Switch)
Release Date: Friday October 29
While Super Mario Party was a fine return to form for the popular Nintendo Franchise, Superstars is giving us what we really want. That mainly includes a collection of classic N64 boards as well as 100 classic minigames N64 and GameCube. If there’s anybody who knows how to knock us over with nostalgic feels its Nintendo, so shut up and take our money!
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