There is no shortage of games so you’ll never run out of stuff to play, but then again, there are so many games, so you can’t finish everything. So how about I help you make things a little easier by making some suggestions of what you could try out in October 2020.

New Games

On October 2nd, Activision released Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. This game follows directly after the original Crash trilogy developed by Naughty Dog. Crash 4 was made by the same team that created the Crash Trilogy remaster, Toys For Bob. Crash 4 looks like all the platforming and wackiness that we expect from classic Crash, with some more playable characters, and customization. Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is available on PS4 and Xbox One.

Star Wars Squadron also released on the 2nd. I haven’t paid close attention to this one, but it’s more Star Wars, specifically in space battles. Who wouldn’t want to fly around blowing up X-wings and Tie Fighters? You can engage in these space battles on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

I’ve never played any of the Watch Dogs games, and I’ve heard mixed reviews, but I personally love the way that Watch Dogs: Legion looks. It reminds me of Grand Theft Auto style gameplay meeting the techno-80’s, cyberpunk aesthetic of Far Cry Blood Dragon. This just sounds like a great combination to me. This game will be available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 29th.

On October 30th you can also pick up the newest installation of The Dark Pictures Anthology. Little Hope. I have intentionally avoided the trailers for this game because I loved the first one (Man of Medan) and I want to go into the story blind. This game will play as a choose your own adventure style game with Quick Time Events and dialogue options that shape the direction that the story goes in. Little Hope will be available to play on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

What I’m Playing

I’ve been playing a few games a once. I’m currently working through Superhot: Mind Control Delete, and Dead Rising.

SuperHot: Mind Control Delete is a puzzle shooter where the enemies only move when you move. You’ll have time to think and strategize. It’s a really unique idea and I’ve been sinking quite a bit of time into it.

Dead Rising is a fun third person action game where you beat the snot out of hordes of zombies. There isn’t a whole lot more to it than that, honestly. So go crazy and re-kill the dead.

Free Games

On Xbox with a Gold subscription you’ll get access to Slay Away Camp: Butcher’s Cut (10/1-10/31),Maid of Sker (10/16-11/15), Sphinx and the Curse Mummy (10/1-10/15) and Costume Quest (10/16-10/31)

On PlayStation plus, you get access to Vampyr, and Need for Speed Payback. (from 10/6-11/2)

My Monthly Recommendation

Just the other day, I finished the Last of Us Part II, and I enjoyed aspects of it quite a bit. It was a fun game. It’s made me want to revisit the original. So, I recommend that everyone spend the spookiest month of the year playing the Last of Us. It’s a game where you play as Joel, as he navigates a zombie-infested world trying to get a girl, Ellie, who is immune to the virus to a group who could make a cure. I haven’t played it since 2015 but I’m sure it still holds up.

There’s also an expansion DLC called Left Behind. I haven’t played that one at all, but I’ve heard good things.

Then if you get through all that and want more, get the Last of Us 2. You’ll play as Ellie who will travel to seek out a group that attacked her people. I’m being intentionally vague because I don’t want to ruin the entire game for people. So, go experience this for yourself.

In September, I played a few different games but I’m not entirely sure what I want to sink my time into next. What are you playing this month and what do you recommend I try out?

By: Benny Uhlich