Top 10 Games of October 2021 – GamesX

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  There are a ton of great games releasing in the next month, and we try to keep everybody informed at GamesX. So, hi folks, it’s Pritam, and today on GamesX, new games you need to give some attention to in October of 2021. 




  • Starting off at number ten ,it is “Hell Let Loose.” We’ve actually talked a little bit about this game elsewhere. You can currently get it on PC. It’s coming to the next-generation consoles. It’s a pretty intense first-person shooter set in World War II with 100-player battles, with a real-time strategy game kind of built over it. It’s hard to describe, but it’s a really good integration of two completely different types of games. Visually speaking, it is an impressive title. You really sort of feel the scale of the places you’re in, even when they’re kind of empty fields. Just the variance in texture really does a good job, and the 50-versus-50 multiplayer battles that take place in these battlefields are really good. There’s also nine big maps, and they’re consistently adding them to the PC version. “Hell Let Loose” is gonna be a hell of a lot of fun on the PS5 and the Xbox Series X when it lands October 5th. 



  • At number nine is “Metroid Dread.” a game that was semi-teased as a joke a long time ago. “Metroid Dread” has along and varied history, but it is finally coming out as a brand-new 2D side scrolling game set after “Metroid Fusion.” Basically what happened, the team behind “Metroid: Samus Returns” impressed the Metrood producer, and they were tasked with doing the “Metroid Dread” project. Essentially, it looks to continue most of the stuff that we really liked from”Metroid: Samus Returns,” but being in it’s the first side scrolling Metroid game since “Fusion,” it does continue that, but it also adds some new ideas, including stealth. Considering that “Metroid: Samus Returns” added a few features itself,despite being a remake, these are developers that, at this point, I really trust with the series and hope that they get to do a number of 2D entries in the future. This looks great. I’m excited for “Metroid Dread.” It’s coming to the Nintendo Switch on October 8th. 



  • At number eight, it’s “FIFA 22.” Now, obviously, FIFA is one of the longest-running series in video games, and for the most part, we know what to expect with FIFA. Now, that being said, there are some pretty interesting additions, particularly in the PS5at Xbox Series X versions. We’re seeing something called hyper-motion technology, which is a new way of analyzing real human motion in order to make the game look and feel more realistic. There are also mechanical changes as well. In career mode, you can actually create a team at this point, which is a welcome addition, to be honest. You could only take over teams in previous titles, and frankly, that’s fun. I like that. They’re also adding some new moves and mechanics to the Volta modes, which will add special abilities, and they sound like they could be fun, like there’s an aggressive tackle ability. And they’ve also added something called Volta Arcade, which includes some online mini game modes. FIFA 22 is landing on PC, PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, and Xbox One, October 1st.



  •  At number seven is “The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes,” a game that very obviously is a part of the Dark Pictures Anthology, which comes to us from Supermassive Games, the developers of “Until Dawn,” which is the type of game this is, a survival-horror interactive drama that follows in the footsteps of “Man of Medan” and “Little Hope.” This is a really interesting title. It takes place in 2003 in the Iraq War, and the players get trapped in an underground Mesopotamian temple, which the war, bombs going off, fighting, etc etc has awoken monsters, which obviously reside in the temple. In terms of gameplay mechanics, at this point, you basically know what you’re getting from these types of games, but they do a really good job telling stories, and I think that the setup is familiar enough, and yet the setting it self is radically different that depending on how they tell this story, it could feel like a very different game without abandoning any of the principles that the Dark Pictures Anthology has set forward. I’ve certainly enjoyed these games up until this point, and I’m looking forward to playing this one. It’s coming to PC, the Play Stations, and the Xboxes on October 22nd. 



  • At number six is “Mario Party Superstars,” a game that for people and birds of prey my age is going to be particularly fun. Obviously, people of all ages love Mario Party, and it’s the latest entry into that series, but it brings us back to a bunch of remade maps back from the Nintendo64 era of the series, as well as a hundred remade mini games from all across the entire series. So this is a game built on the previous game, “Super Mario Party.” It adds Birdo back into the playable roster, and gives us such boards as Peach’s Birthday Cake and Space Land from “Mario Party 2,” also Horror Land from that game, Yoshi’s Tropical Island from the original “Mario Party,” and Woody Woods from “Mario Party 3.” Honestly, I just love Mario party. It’s a fun group game to play with your family, with your friends. It’s just a good activity,and being able to replay a lot of the older types of stuff from it, of course, with added events,I think is gonna be enjoyable. I’m definitely paying it up when it hits Switch on October 29th. 



  • At number five is “Rider’s Republic,” which is a pretty ambitious sports game from Ubisoft. They’ve billed it a massively multiplayer sports game. The idea is that you’ll be racing at any given time against more than 50 players. You’re gonna be competing in skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, rocket wing suiting, and other wing suit flying as well. There’s also competitive 6v6 Tricks Battle Arena, which is oriented along those same sports with different sort of freestyle tricking. I don’t know. It looks like a really interesting game, and if they pull it off, and all of these different modes are actually fun, that’s really gonna be cool. As with all very ambitious games with a ton of different things going on, it could potentially be terrible, too, but I mean, it looks interesting enough to at least give it the attention, give it a shot, and hope for the best. The team that developed this was behind “Steep,” which was a pretty well-received game, which also had several different types of sports. It’s kind of a rudimentary version of this. It looks like they’ve built out a lot from the original idea to make it massively multiplayer, and honestly, I have fairly high hopes for this one. It’s landing on PC, the PlayStations and the Xboxes, October 28. 



  • At number four is “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy,” an attempt basically to say, hey, we get what was wrong with “Marvel’s The Avengers.” We’re not doing any of that. Here’s the problem with”Marvel’s Avengers” for me, 11 of the combat and stuff actually was pretty good. I liked it. I just didn’t like any aspect of the game beyond that. The live service is crap, these mionline confusing nonsense. It just needed to be a single-player game, have a story, have a finite ending and be done. That’s what “Guardians of the Galaxy,” is, so it’s interesting I still have a little bit of reservations for this, considering they took on that feedback so specifically. I think it’s kind of that it’s so soon after the previous game. Clearly, “Guardians of the Galaxy” was being developed at the same time. So did they revamp it a lot during the later stages of development, or was it always meant to be this game? I don’t know. There are a lot of unanswered questions in my opinion that if they pull it off, I’m gonna be really, really stoked by because “Avengers” could have been really good, and just got in its own way at every turn. A single-player “Guardians of the Galaxy” game that takes on all of those problems and attempts to put something forward that works could be fantastic, and I have my fingers crossed. We’ll see when it land son PC, the PlayStations, the Xbox, and Switch on October 26th. 



  • And at number three is “Back 4 Blood, and of course, we are all anxiously waiting this. It is essentially the new “Left 4 Dead” game. The developers of “Left 4 Dead” haven’t been able to make a new game in the series because Valve owned it for quite a while, and they were like, you know what? We’re just gonna do it. This is exciting because these guys created such a great series in “Left 4 Dead.” It is such a shame that aside from DLC and updates, there hasn’t been a new entry in such a long time. “Back 4 Blood” is exactly that, a fully new, next-gen-looking game that is “Left 4 Dead.” There’s not really anything else to say about it. It’s “Left 4 Dead.” They’ve added a few new things, but the reason I’m playing itis that it is “Left 4 Dead.” They’re making no bones about that, making the name reflecting,hey, this is “Left 4 Dead.” We just don’t own the IP. And I think that’s phenomenal. “Back 4 Blood” is landing on PC, PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, and Xbox One October 12th. 



  • At number two is “Age of Empires 4.” Now, I am not going into “Age of Empires 4” expecting this to be a revolution. I’m expecting it to be the next Age of Empires game. I’m expecting them, because of the length of time in between these games,not to reinvent the wheel, but rather reintroduce us to a very popular series that in terms of real time strategy and city building, world-building, etc  a,is just top of the class. I think if we understand that this is what “Age of Empires 4” is intended to be, I think we can be a lot more fair in judging it, ’cause I’m sure that there are people who are expecting this to come in and totally reinvent the genre. I doubt that. I could be wrong. They may do that. I don’t know. But I haven’t seen anything that really indicates that’s the direction they’re going in, and to be frank, the Definitive Editions that they’ve released, they’ve indicated they know what people like, and that’s what I’m there for. I think this is gonna be great, honestly. I think it’s gonna be a nice aesthetic upgrade, probably some mechanical upgrades, but it’s gonna be Ageof Empires, and really, that’s what I’m buying a ticket for at the door anyways, and I’ll be doing just that on October 28th when it lands on PC. 



  • And finally, at number one is “Far Cry 6,” what is looking like a fairly epic tale they’re attempting to tell of a dictator in a Caribbean country, his son, and the rebellion that is working to overthrow him, the rebellion, which will be aided by animal allies. That’s gonna be fun. Honestly, this looks like an interesting update to the game. They’ve done a number of things to try to demonstrate a quote-unquote “next-gen” look to it, but I also like that they got the actor who plays Gus Fring from “Breaking Bad” to be the dictator. I think that’s a really good casting choice. And I’m of course going to play “Far Cry 6.” It’s coming to PC, the PlayStations, the Xboxes, and it’s coming on October 7th. A few bonus games for you as well. First, the “Crysis Remastered Trilogy.” Of course, we’re kind of most interested in the original Crysis game being remastered, but I definitely wouldn’t mind taking a spin at the other two. These were fun games, the first one, obviously, being the best. That should be pretty interesting to see as a quote-unquote “remastered” title. That’s landing on PC, the PlayStations, the Xboxes, and it’s landing October 15th. Then, how can we not mention”Alan Wake Remastered”? It’s such a classic title,mystery, supernatural stuff, stuff that has set up events for the game “Control,” and reasonable to assume that, in fact, we will be seeing more from Alan Wake in the future as well, given how things have played out. I can’t wait to play “AlanWake” again, honestly. It’s landing on PC, the PlayStations, the Xboxes, and it’s landing on October 5th. That is all for today. Leave us a comment.

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