Welcome to the 27th monthly list of anticipated releases. Mixed among the cheap costumes and plastic decorations is a month known for a lot of big game releases. So, let’s jump right into the rules so then I can get to the games.
The game has to be released on at least one of the major systems (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch). The game has to be new, so no remasters or re-releases onto new systems. One thing I do count is a game either entering or exiting early access, but that game can only be counted once. If a game does have multiple release dates like Destiny 2 or GTA 5, then I will only count the earliest release date. The exception to that is if the game has a pre-order bonus of entering the game early, in which I will count its normal release date. Finally, it has to be a game, not a DLC. With the rules out of the way, let's look at my top picks for October.
5. Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
The third-person, open-world sequel to Ghost Recon: Wildlands by Ubisoft follows operatives stuck on an island where a military contractor is located. While I haven’t played Wildlands, I did get to try this game out earlier, and I enjoyed what I have played. The gunplay is a lot of fun, I really like the environment, and I suspect there is a lot of hours to pull from this game. Breakpoint will release on the 4th for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
4. Luigi’s Mansion 3
Next Level Game’s next game throws Luigi back into a place full of ghosts in Luigi’s Mansion 3. I have not played a Luigi’s Mansion, but I have played the arcade version, and I can say the concept of catching ghosts is intriguing. I really like the hotel setting (because it reminds me of Tower of Terror for some reason), and Gooigi has been haunting my nightmares saying he won’t leave until I buy the game. I still have to wait for the game to release on the 31st (how fitting) for the Switch.
3. John Wick Hex
Mike Bithell’s newest game is John Wick Hex, a strategy game based on the film series. The only thing you need to tell me to convince me I want this game are the words John Wick and strategy. On top of that, I love the art style and color palette, and both Ian McShane (Winston) and Lance Reddick (Charon) also have a role in this game. The Baba Yaga is going to need to make one helluva dinner reservation when the game releases on the 8th for PC.
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
So this is where the next Call of Duty lies on this list. I have played both the alpha and the beta leading up to release, and I can say that this year’s entry is going to be great. The gunplay feels great, the new modes are a welcoming addition, and gunsmith feels right up my alley. I have talked about the game plenty in the two blogs linked above, so I’m going to leave it at that. Modern Warfare will release on the 25th for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
1. The Outer Worlds
Obsidian’s newest game is The Outer Worlds, a first-person RPG in the future where corporations rule over the land. Essentially, this is the spiritual successor to Fallout: New Vegas by the developers of the game, which is already enough to get this game a number one spot. On top of this, however, is a beautiful looking game and a sort of post-steampunk-hyper-capitalist hybrid setting that is right up my alley. Outer Worlds will release on the 25th for PS4, Xbox One and PC, with a Switch release in the future.
Bonus: More Games
Here are some more games worth mentioning that didn’t make the cut:
Afterparty, Chernobylite, Concrete Genie, Disco Elysium, Felix the Reaper, Jackbox Party Pack 6, Killer Queen Black, Kine, Little Town Hero, Moons of Madness, Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville, Ring Fit Adventure, Valfaris, and Warsaw.
That is going to wrap up this list. Thank you for stopping by, and tune in next month when I start to thaw out the turkey.