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FIFA 22, Far Cry 6, Guardians of the Galaxy, and more: October Games on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X

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October is going to be an action-packed month for gamers across all platforms – FIFA 22, NHL 22, Far Cry 6, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Metroid Dread. While you can step into the new club jerseys of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in FIFA 22, you can also try your luck at ice hockey in the frostbite engine-powered NHL 22. In Far Cry 6, you’ll get to face Giancarlo Esposito. of Breaking Bad fame, as he voices the villainous dictator of Yara Island. If you’ve been craving some non-stop superhero action, then Guardians of the Galaxy is set to arrive on all major platforms in October. Nintendo Switch users also have a reason to rejoice as the much-awaited Metroid Dread is finally ready to break the cover too.

As for the remasters, you can choose between the head-spinning horror Alan Wake Remastered and the high-octane action from the Crysis Remastered trilogy. Extreme sports enthusiasts can get their wingsuits on as Riders Republic prepares to hit stores as well. Fans of the real-time strategy game on PC will get a chance to try and conquer mighty civilizations in Age of Empires IV.

Browse through our hand-picked collection of brand-new titles set to release on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Nintendo Switch and PC in October.

fifa 22

When: 1 October
where: PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X

EA is back again with its annual FIFA release. So what’s new this time? Certainly not the cover star, World Cup-winning French hero Kylian Mbappe, who also graced the FIFA 21 (Review) cover last year. Users on current-gen consoles or PC will have a similar experience to more recent titles, except for a few changes in cutscene animation, here and there. However, next-gen console owners will get to experience HyperMotion technology that promises better AI, especially better player animations and more realism.

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Alan Wake Remastered

When: October 5
where: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X

If you’ve already played the 2010 anxiety-inducing horror action title from Remedy Entertainment, you’ll know what to expect. For those of you who haven’t, Alan Wake follows the story of an eponymous novelist who tries to take on supernatural powers to find his missing wife. The original game was marked by impressive visuals – way ahead for its time – and a unique horror survival gameplay that kept you on the run constantly. The remastered version will bundle two DLCs, The Signal and The Writer, and will also bring upgraded 4K visuals at 60fps. Alan Wake Remastered is reportedly rated for Nintendo Switch, but nothing has been confirmed by the developers yet.

Far Cry 6

When: October 7
where: PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X

The Far Cry series has always been known for its villains and unrestricted open world gameplay. However, none of the villains in the series has tasted the same popularity as Far Cry 3’s Vas, who is voiced brilliantly by Michael Mando. This time, his Breaking Bad Universe co-baddie Giancarlo Esposito (who played the devious Gus Fring) is set to voice ‘El President’ Anton Castillo – the Machiavellian dictator of the fictional island of Yara, where Far Cry 6 sets. Is. Gamers will get to experience a new Caribbean setting with several new companions (including alligators) as well as a new class of weapons (including rocket-launching backpacks la Boba Fett).

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metroid dread

When: October 8
where: Nintendo Switch

Originally planned as a Nintendo DS title in the 2000s, Metroid Dread overcame a number of technical limitations to break the cover on the Switch. Metroid Dread will pick from 2002’s Metroid Fusion, following the side-scrolling adventures of bounty hunter Samus Aran as he takes on the evil EMMI robot on planet ZDR. While staying true to the tried-and-tested 2D gameplay from previous titles, Metroid Dread also promises some stealth elements.

back 4 blood

When: October 12
where: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X

Left 4 Dead 2, Back 4 Blood’s spiritual successor, brings back the four-player co-op that popularized the zombie shoot-em-up series. There will also be an eight-player PvP ‘swarm’ mode. The premise is pretty much the same as that of the horde of zombies franchise. You play as one of the ‘Cleaners’, a band of survivors who must survive and survive the hordes of zombies (called ‘Ridded’) created by a global outbreak of a parasite. To keep things interesting, Back 4 Blood will feature a card-based loadout before each session, where players can stack up different abilities to enhance their gameplay. The AI, in turn, will use corruption cards to throw a spanner at tasks such as large crowds, environmental obstacles, and more.

Crisis Remastered Trilogy

When: 15 October
where: PC, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X

Crysis is back in a shiny new NanoSuit. Known for its seriously impressive PC requirements, all three Crysis games were marked by gorgeous graphics and memorable nanosuit powers. The remasters of the single-player campaigns of Crysis 1, Crysis 2, and Crysis 3 will all be available as a bundle. Customers can also pick up separate copies of Crysis 2 Remastered and Crysis 3 Remastered, which will be made available on October 15. The remastered versions will bring complete visual improvements along with 60fps gameplay at 4K resolution.

NHL 22

When: 15 October
where: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X

Even if you’re not a big fan of ice hockey, EA’s NHL games are a lot of fun to play. NHL 22 is the first in the franchise to use the Frostbite game engine, which promises heavily overhauled graphics and player animations. NHL 22 will feature Superstar X-Factors, which are nothing but abilities that make each player feel different and more alike than their real-life counterparts. So, if you decide to try a different sports game this year (besides FIFA or the NBA), NHL 22 is a great option.

Guardians of the Galaxy

When: 26 October
where: PC, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X

Time to fire up your rocket boot as Guardians of the Galaxy is ready to make his video game debut. The title has nothing to do with MCU movies – the characters don’t even look the same as their actor counterparts. You’ll get to play as a Star-Lord and use his many gadgets to blast enemies against him. Sadly, you won’t get to play as Drax, Gamora, Groot, or Rocket. However, the Star-Lord will issue commands to each Guardian and all characters have unique skills and abilities that can be cleverly used to your advantage. Judging by the trailers, the game appears to be just as tongue-in-cheek as the James Gunn movies.

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Age of Empires IV

When: 28 October
where: pc

Age of Empires games have always been considered the apotheosis of real-time strategy games. The last original title, Age of Empires III, was released long ago in 2005. Barring a few remasters, this is the first time fans of the series will get to play a new Age of Empires title. Staying true to the classic gameplay, Age of Empires IV will bring eight civilizations to the table, including the likes of the Delhi Sultanate and the Mongols. No word on whether this title will feature a cheat-code capable Cobra car (that uber-cool indestructible sports car) from Age of Empires II.

riders republic

When: 28 October
where: PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X

From developers Ubisoft Annecy, the same studio behind 2016’s Steep, comes its spiritual successor Riders Republic that promises to go beyond snow-capped mountains without compromising on high-on-adrenaline gameplay. Riders’ Republic broadens the horizon with an activity-rich open map that picks up elements of U.S. national parks like Bryce Canyon and Yosemite Valley. Up to 50 players can compete with each other in activities such as mountain biking, wingsuit flying and skiing. An invite-only beta launched for a limited period in August, and here’s what we thought about the game at the time.

Mario Party Superstar

When: 29 October
where: Nintendo Switch

More than 100 minigames remade from previous games in the Mario Party series, five redesigned maps from the Nintendo 64 era (including the iconic Space Land), and a collection of all your favorite Super Mario characters – Mario Party Superstars is a fun title. Appears to have picked up on your Switch.


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