October brings with it a ton of new games to enjoy this month. There’s a great variety of remakes, along some highly-anticipated big-name sequels to indulge in; and we’ve rounded up the must-play games we can’t wait to get our hands on:
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
Release date: 4 October 2019 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC)
Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, following on from 2017’s brilliant yet under-appreciated Wildlands, throws the usually well-prepped Ghosts tactical team onto a tropical island known as Auroa – where a drone tech company known as Skell Technology has been taken over by a former Ghost gone rogue. Outgunned and outnumbered, players have to adapt to being the underdogs this time around, and we got some hands-on time with the game’s beta to find out exactly why Auroa isn’t going to be as hospitable as it looks. You can check out our full hands-on preview of Ghost Recon: Breakpoint here.
You can pre-order your copy of Ghost Recon: Breakpoint on PriceCheck.
Release date: 11 October 2019 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC)
Codemasters are known for their Dirt franchise, but one of their lesser-known racing franchises, Grid, is getting a soft reboot this month. Players will be able to race on four different continents on some of the world’s most recognised city and race circuits. Available vehicles will include selections from classes such as GT, Touring, Muscle, and Super-Modified while participating in events like Street Races, Hot Laps, Point-to-Point, and Time Attacks. If you’re a fan of franchises like Forza Horizon and Need for Speed, this is worth checking out.
You can pre-order your copy of Grid on PriceCheck.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Release date: 25 October 2019 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC)
Call of Duty‘s return to a modern warfare setting is somewhat of a homecoming for a franchise which has found itself struggling with a bit of an identity crisis in recent years. While last year’s Black Ops 4 delivered a great multiplayer experience, focusing on twitch reactions and tons of content, Modern Warfare shifts the focus back to the series’ trademark features: strong maps, solid gunplay, and a focus on strategy, with less bells and whistles and more practical gameplay improvements that’ll please longtime fans the most. There is also a full single-player campaign once again, giving fans who love the solo play in CoD games another high-octane romp full of explosions and big set-pieces.
You can pre-order your copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on PriceCheck.
Release date: 25 October 2019 (PS4)
Playstation has had some great success with its recent remakes, with the Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon trilogies doing particularly well. Another smaller but beloved PS1 classic is getting the same remake treatment, as MediEvil makes its resurgence on the PS4 this month. Like the Crash and Spyro remakes, the game is predominantly the same, but the game has been essentially rebuilt from the ground up, with vastly enhanced visuals, better controls, and revamped combat mechanics, allowing it to fit in with the modern gaming landscape.
You can pre-order your copy of MediEvil on PriceCheck.
Luigi’s Mansion 3
Release date: 31 October 2019 (Switch)
While Mario is off jumping on the heads of Goombas, his brother is a renowned ghost-hunter, despite being terrified of said ghosts. The Luigi’s Mansion spin-off franchise is getting a third instalment on the Switch this month, providing a more open-ended level structure to the gameplay, rather than the pre-defined missions of previous games in the series. Players will have to explore and clean out an old hotel full of ghosts, with each level in the hotel having a different theme and its own challenges.
You can pre-order your copy of Luigi’s Mansion on PriceCheck.