October is packed with amazing releases no matter which platform you own.
It’s that time of the month again where we detail some of the biggest games to come in October 2015. This is actually that time of the year where the most number of AAA titles release – November and December are plenty packed as well, especially with Fallout 4, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 around the corner. That being, there are plenty of big names but here are the top games to look forward to in October 2015.
Why are we looking forward to a Transformers title, especially when Activision’s Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark was a mess? Simply because Platinum Games is developing it. Featuring many of the same beat ’em up mechanics we’ve come to expect from the studio’s titles, Transformers: Devastation will heed the Transformers: Generations story and include many signature actors reprising their roles. This includes Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime and Frank Welker as Megatron among others. Gameplay will look to mix vehicle and robot modes and the visuals seem pretty solid at this stage.
Transformers: Devastation is out on October 6th for Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
With all the remasters arriving on PS4 and Xbox One since both platforms launched, we can’t say we aren’t happy to see Nathan Drake make his return. Bluepoint Games, which handled Titanfall on Xbox 360 and God of War HD Collection, is in charge of remastering Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and has done a fantastic job. All three games are rendered at 1080p resolution and 60 FPS with extensive work done to rework the textures and lighting. Of course, it also helps that fans are getting not one, not two but three excellent third person shooters for the price of one. Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection will also include a number of new difficulty options for veterans and multiplayer beta access for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End when it goes live in December.
If you need any more convincing, check out the free demo for Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection today. The full collection is out on October 7th for PS4.
Halo 5: Guardians
To say tensions aren’t high for 343 Industries’ biggest game till date would be a lie. Halo 5: Guardians is not only the first truly current gen Halo title but also releases on the heels of the disastrous Halo: The Master Chief Collection. It brings about a brand new storyline which promises to explore Master Chief’s origins in more detail than ever while also adding a bunch of new multiplayer modes like Warzone and features like the REQ System. There’s no denying it looks great, even if 343 Industries had to take steps to ensure a constant 60 FPS performance (sorry, split-screen co-op fans) but will the studio live up to the hype? Can it deliver the best Halo game we’ve seen thus far?
Time will tell and we can’t wait to find out when Halo 5: Guardians releases on October 27th for Xbox One.
Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate
If Halo 5: Guardians has its hands full after The Master Chief Collection debacle, we can only imagine the stress Ubisoft must be facing with Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate. Remember when Assassin’s Creed: Unity launched and was hailed as one of the most broken game launches of all time? It seems Ubisoft is actively working to ensure quality control on Syndicate, but it remains to be seen as to whether it can break free from the monotony that’s begun to plague the series as of late. Hopefully along with the new setting of Industrial Revolution London and dual protagonists in the form of Jacob and Evie Frye, there will be fun quests and story missions to explore.
Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate is out on October 23rd for Xbox One and PS4. The PC version will be released on November 19th and we can only hope the delay isn’t indicative of its current state.
Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut
If you haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing inXile Entertainment’s Wasteland 2, then you’re in for a treat when the Director’s Cut arrives for PS4 and Xbox One (those who purchased the PC version will receive it as a free update).
Along with the jump to Unity 5 resulting in vastly improved visuals, inXile has optimized the interface and controls for consoles. A new Precision Strike system has been added to allow for more freedom in encounters as you can now target individual limbs or armour to gain a leg-up on your foes. New perks, quirks and reworked encounters have also been promised along with over 8000 additional lines of dialog recorded. We’re not saying Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition should be worried but if it doesn’t receive a release date soon, then through Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut will be on the cards instead when it releases on October 13th in North America and October 16th worldwide.
Which games are you looking forward to the most in October? Let us know in the comments below.