October Games Releases

October Games Releases

Harrison Herndon, Former Writer

From frightening AAA features to engaging indies, October 2020 has a game release line-up to look forward to. While not as jam-packed as November – what with the console release and, of course, Cyberpunk 2077 – October still has plenty to be excited for. Below is a list of some of our most anticipated titles with a quick preview for each.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time – October 2nd

The first three Crash Bandicoot games provided some of the toughest, and by extension most rewarding, platforming of the early 3D movement. With the popularity of the Crash N-Sane Trilogy reigniting my love for the character and the frustrating lack of Coyote Time (Look it up), I am twice-excited for the return to core mechanics that 4 is promising. It’s already out by the time of publication, so make sure to go pick it up! Released on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X.

FIFA 2021 – October 9th

As a rule, I don’t get excited for annual releases that should, by now, just be roster updates. Looking at you Madden. FIFA, however, is always a top of the charts seller, and this year will probably prove to be no different. With only minor tweaks to Career Mode, and some online feature updates, fans will need to wait until next year to see how next-gen consoles change the field of FIFA. Released on all consoles.

Torchlight III – October 13th

Torchlight III balances dungeon crawling and base building in a way not often seen. Though a little on the easier side, this threequel ups the intensity of the combat and gives the player something to work toward in establishing a camp that truly feels like returning home after a long day of work. For anyone looking to find another – and in my opinion better – Minecraft Dungeons, Torchlight III is your best bet. Released on all consoles, PC.

Amnesia: Rebirth – October 20th

Video Game horror wouldn’t be where it is today without Frictional Games. Their most recognizable franchise, Amnesia, is set to return mid-October. This first person series, which inspired the likes of Outlast and PT, pits a defenseless player character against terrifying monsters that drain the PC’s sanity meter. As your meter dwindles, the world only becomes more horrifying. With a “Safe” mode for players who want to experience the story without the frights, I can finally dive into the world of Amnesia. Released on PS4, PC, Mac.

Pikmin 3 Deluxe – October 30th

Pikmin is the most underrated Nintendo franchise. There. I said it. That’s why this Halloween, instead of playing through Amnesia: Rebirth, I’ll be joyfully revisiting one of my favorite Nintendo series for Pikmin 3 Deluxe. Originally released on the WiiU, I missed this threequel, since – like so many others – I skipped the WiiU entirely. This time, however, I won’t miss the chance to join the space travellers and their fantastic Pikmin minions on other-worldly, puzzle-filled escapades. Released on Nintendo Switch.

Honorable Mentions:

NHL 21 – Oct. 16th

Ghostrunner – Oct 21st

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands – Oct 21st