October will see a plethora of games (of varying genres) being released for public enjoyment. With the holiday season almost upon us, we decided to make a list of what we think are going to be the most anticipated games this month.
1. Middle- Earth: Shadow of War
Developed by Monolith productions and Published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Middle Earth: Shadow of War is a sequel to the critically acclaimed Shadow of Mordor. The prequel was generally liked and praised for implementing the open world aesthetics to the best of its abilities. The “Nemesis” feature, which basically allowed the player to track enemies, was also widely applauded.
Shadow of war builds upon the already winning formula of its prequel and then some more. The game picks up where Shadow of Mordor left off and takes place sixty years before the events of the Lord of The Rings. The game introduces new additional features like being able to mount beasts and utilize them in battle. While this ability was only usable on a couple of creatures in the last game, this time around, you can straight up ride a dragon. There are new armors with rarity classes, perks, challenges, looks etc.
To conclude, Shadow of War has a lot to work with thanks to the rich and intricate universe created by JRR Tolkein, and that is precisely what it aims to do. Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor comes out on the 10th of October on the Xbox One, PS4 and Windows.
2. The Evil Within 2
Shinji Mikami returned to his Resident Evil roots with The Evil Within, which was released in 2014. Now, three years later, he returns with The Evil Within 2 which was developed by Tango Gameworks and willbe published by Bethesda Softworks for Windows, PS4 and Xbox One.
The game follows Sebastian Castellanos life after the events of the first game and his choice to go back to STEM (a machine that can alternate reality by bending minds) in order to discover the truth and to find lost hope.
The third person horror and survival shooter largely relies on character driven, heavy story and narrative utilization to try and recreate the magic, and popularity, of the prequel. The detailed creatures and settings of the game add to the already brilliant aesthetics introduced in the original and the game features numerous side quests and maps alongside the primary ones and the gameplay is vast and includes crafting, upgrading combat abilities, a great weapons system and merging them with a fast paced narrative.
The game comes out on 13th October.
3. Gran Tourismo Sport.
In spite of facing hoards of difficulties in the past with the beta being cancelled and the game being delayed by almost a year, Gran Tourismo Sport, developed by Polyphony Digital and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment finally comes out for PS4 on the 17th of October.
The game is the thirteenth overall in the Gran Tourismo series and will include three game modes: Campaign, Sports and Arcade. The game is said to feature over 150 cars which can be highly modified with brands like Audi, Mazda, Honda, Aston Martin, Dodge, BMW cars. Porsche will also include it’s cars for the first time in the game. It will also have 177 cars and 19 locations. The time of day can be only be chosen before playing a race. The game will also introduce numerous online championships for players across the globe. A demo will be released on the 9th of October in North America.
4.Assassin’s Creed: Origins
Assassin’s Creed: Origins takes place in Egypt, thousands of years before any other AC game. The Third PersonOpen World title developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft is the tenth major instalment in the AC series and introduces a lot more RPG elements to the game alongside the overall stealth based gameplay that it relies on.
Players can level up and will have to upgrade their weapons in order to defeat enemies more powerful than they are. Bayek, the protagonist will also have an eagle that will sort of act like a drone and allow the player to have a scope view. The game also features a massive open world environment which the player will be able to explore on camels, horses or on the good ol foot. The game also has daily quests that when completed will provide the player with mystery chests.
However the game is facing criticism for it not being as dense and rich as the other instalments and for including skill levelling. How it fares shall be seen following its release on the 27th of October. The game launches on PS4, Xbox One and Windows.
5. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Wolfenstein II is set in 1961 in a Nazi Occupied America. The events of the last game, Wolfenstein: The New Order saw the Nazis winning World War 2. Development began in 2014 and the game was announced at the E3 2017 press conference with a trailer.
The game works really well with the aesthetics of keeping the setting to an interesting and imaginative level. It features high tech machinery, robots, high paced action gameplay and lots and lots of gore and blood, a perfect mix for a first person shooter. The developers have mentioned that they aim to add more depth to the characters. New mechanics introduced will include dual wielding, and more gory and bloody takedowns. The game aims to not only recreate what it’s predecessor did but also to improve upon it.
It will be released on 27 October 2017 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and in 2018 for Nintendo Switch.