All the games you’ll be playing from now to Halloween.
Long-awaited sequels and original indies make this a great month for gaming...
Here are the 10 best new games coming in October 2021.
10. Alan Wake Remastered
October 5, PC/PlayStation/Xbox
Alan Wake felt strikingly original in 2010, and its supernatural mystery is still worth investigating. If you’re a fan of Control, it’s a must-play game to get the connections between the two series.
9. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania
October 5, PC/PlayStation/Xbox/Switch
Sega’s silly, fast-paced puzzle-platformer Super Monkey Ball is revived in Banana Mania. As a compilation of previous games in the series with some new modes, it’s fit for fans and newcomers alike.
8. Jett: The Far Shore
October 5, PC/PlayStation
Jett is a somber, meditative, sometimes frustrating planetary exploration game from the developer of Superbrothers: Sword & Sorcery, blending the awe of discovery with the sadness of leaving your home behind.
7. Far Cry 6
October 7, PC/PlayStation/Xbox
The latest in Ubisoft’s sprawling first-person shooter series, Far Cry 6 pits players against the dictator of the fictional island nation Yara, played by Giancarlo Esposito. Expect hours of chaos and a hit-or-miss sense of humor.
6. Metroid Dread
October 8, Switch
We’re still waiting for Metroid Prime 4, but at least there’s a new 2D Metroid in the meantime. Metroid Dread is a follow-up to Metroid Fusion and looks like the scariest game in the series yet.
5. Back 4 Blood
October 12, PC/PlayStation/Xbox
The spiritual sequel to Left 4 Dead brings back co-op zombie-slaying action and adds new twists, like a deck-based ability system to keep each run fresh.
4. Guardians of the Galaxy
October 26, PC/PlayStation/Xbox/Switch
Guardians of the Galaxyputs you in direct control of Star-Lord, but the rest of the gang is there to fight, banter, and heckle alongside you. It also digs into comics lore that hasn’t been developed yet in the movies.
3. Solar Ash
October 26, PC/PlayStation
From the developer of Hyper Light Drifter, Solar Ash is a trippy, fast-paced platformer. In it, you’ll explore a surreal landscape at blazing speeds and take on bosses the size of mountains.
2. Moonglow Bay
October 26, PC/Xbox
A mellow RPG that replaces fighting with fishing, Moonglow Bay looks like a solid choice for fans of games like Animal Crossing or Stardew Valley.
1. Age of Empires IV
October 28, PC
Age of Empires IV, the latest entry in the long-running historical strategy series, focuses on the Middle Ages, giving you the chance to play through important events from Joan of Arc’s campaign to Genghis Khan’s conquest.