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8 Hottest Games of October 2020

Games of October 2020

Which games should you keep your eyes out for this October?

October 2020 is a biggie! Not only are we finally getting some big-name sequels, but we’re also getting a serious hit of nostalgia in the form of a long-awaited Crash Bandicoot entry. Check out our picks for the biggest games hitting consoles and PCs in October 2020:

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time

Release date: 2 October 2020 (Xbox One | PS4)


Developed by Toys for Bob (who handled 2017’s brilliant Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy and the Spyro: Reignited Trilogy), Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is not a remaster, but the first original entry in the Crash franchise in more than 10 years. There’s a fresh art style for Crash that maintains the zany spirit of the franchise while also breathing new personality and charm into it. Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time picks up after Crash 3, where Neo Cortex, Dr. N. Tropy and Uka Uka rip an Evil-Scientist-sized hole in the fabric of space-time, and it’s up to Crash to stop them. There are some new gameplay tweaks to the beloved formula too, as players will uncover four Quantum Masks that will give our heroes the ability to bend the rules of reality and gain advanced ways to conquer dangerous obstacles.

Star Wars: Squadrons

Release date: 2 October 2020 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC)


For old-school fans of X-Wing vs. Tie-Fighter spin-off games, Star Wars: Squadrons is a new aerial (or space) combat game where you’ll be able to jump into a number of iconic Star Wars ships and battle it out for supremacy of the galaxy. The game does have a single-player campaign which is set after the events of Return of the Jedi, but of course, like Battlefront II, the real meat of the game is in the multiplayer. There are 5v5 dogfights, and a ‘Fleet Battle’ mode where you’ll have to destroy the other team’s starship while protecting your own, which will undoubtedly become a fan-favourite.

FIFA 21

Release date: 9 October 2020 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC | Switch)


Of course, every October means a new FIFA entry, and FIFA 21 adds a few improvements to the tried-and-tested footie formula. The one-on-one dribbling has been tweaked, allowing you to have better control and utilise more skill moves to beat opponents, while the AI has been improved too, allowing you to flick the stick of where you’d like the AI teammate to make a run, giving you more control of how you attack. The 5-a-side Volta mode has also been enhanced, allowing you to play alongside 4 other players to create your perfect Volta squad online.

GI Joe: Operation Blackout

Release date: 13 October 2020 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC | Switch)


It’s been a while since we’ve seen a G.I. Joe game, but G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout looks like it could put Snake Eyes and the other beloved heroes back on the video game map. The game is a team-based third-person shooter where you play as your favourite characters from Team G.I. Joe and Team Cobra, each with unique abilities. There is also a single-player mode, which you can play in co-op, but the real draw here is the online action, which might give those Call of Duty and Fortnite players something else to indulge in.

Remothered: Broken Porcelain

Release date: 13 October 2020 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC | Switch)


Survival-horor fans should look out for Remothered: Broken Porcelain, which tells the story of a young woman trying to escape some deranged individuals in the Ashmann Inn. Players need to use stealth and scouring for resources to overcome scenarios, while also having to solve puzzles and uncover the dark mystery of the world in hopes of escaping the nightmare.

Ghostrunner

Release date: 27 October 2020 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC | Switch)


If Mirror’s Edge and Shadow Warrior had a baby, it would be Ghostrunner. Set in a dark, dysotopian world, Ghostrunner is all about fast, acrobatic first-person combat using a monomolecular katana (it’s a thing) to slice enemies apart, dodge bullets with superhuman reflexes, and work your way across the dangerous landscape in order to survive. It looks amazing in action too, and we can’t wait to get our hands on it.

Watch Dogs: Legion

Release date: 29 October 2020 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC | Switch)


Ubisoft’s hack-’em-up franchise seems to be going through somewhat of a reshuffling after Watch Dogs 2, as Watch Dogs: Legion expands the universe to London, and allows players to take control of anyone in the sprawling city, rather than a single protagonist. Each character in the game will have their own background and skillset and provide a more dynamic influence on the game’s narrative as the story progresses. The new setting and English flair should add a lot of new elements to the franchise; and there appears to be a lot of DLC planned (including the return of original Watch Dogs‘ protagonist Aiden Pearce), which should please a lot of fans.

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope

Release date: 30 October 2020 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC | Switch)


The brilliant Until Dawn and Man of Medan were fantastic enties in the story-driven adventure genre, and Supermassive Games’ second instalment in the Dark Pictures Anthology continues in the same vein, pitting you in the shoes of a number of characters who stumble upon a Silent Hill-like town known as Little Hope. Of course, things go horribly wrong, and you’ll have to explore the town, diirect the dialogue, and make some vitally-important decisions which determine how the story plays out

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