Our list of September’s top 5 video game releases featured some exciting titles like Kena: Bridge of Spirits and Deathloop, but now it’s a new month and there are more games on the way! This is our take on the top 5 games arriving in October 2021-
October 2021 game releases
FIFA 22- October 1
FIFA 22 launches on October 1 for PC (Steam and Origin), PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Stadia. The game makes use of HyperMotion technology that combines the 11v11 Match Capture feature and an advanced machine-learning algorithm to deliver realistic gameplay experience. FIFA 22 also makes use of 3D Audio through which players can hear everything from whistles and cheers to banging drums.
The game will include different modes like Career Mode, VOLTA FOOTBALL, Pro Clubs, and FIFA Ultimate Teams (FUT).
Back in August, EA revealed features that would be exclusive to PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and Stadia version of the game. Some of these features are-
- Transfer announcement news will take place not only in the press room but also at Stadiums.
- Improved quality of screenshots from the match that you receive when you return to the hub.
- Along with showing accomplishments in news items, FIFA 22 on next-gen consoles and Stadia will have pre-match intro sequences where the commentator will pick up on what players have achieved.
Far Cry 6- October 7
Perhaps the most anticipate name in October 2021 game releases list, Far Cry 6 features a political narrative whereplayers have to fight against Anton Castillo and his men to liberate the island of Yara. There’s an arsenal of unique weaponry like machine guns built using motorcycle engines, flamethrowers, grenade launchers, and CD launchers. To travel through the game, players can use horses or ride custom built vehicles.
Far Cry 6 will be available on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC, Stadia on October 7. Note that only the PC version will have ray-tracing and for consoles, they are targeting 4K resolution and 60fps along with better details, HD textures, and more.
Back 4 Blood- October 12
Turtle Rock’s survival-horror Back 4 Blood is arriving on October 12 for Windows, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. It’s considered to be the sequel to Left 4 Dead series and that’s evident with Back 4 Blood’s gameplay mechanics.
The game introduces the card feature that will allow players to build a deck and choose perks like modify health, damage, and stamina. Note that the AI will also have corruption cards through which they can modify the zombies and make things difficult for the player.
Guardians of the Galaxy- October 26
Eidos-Montreal’s Guardians of the Galaxy is scheduled to release on October 26 for Windows, Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. It will be a narrative-driven game where players will assume the role of the Star-Lord who is equipped with Jet boots and Elemental blasters and fight various enemies to save the universe.
Accompanying Star Lord will be Drax, Gamora, Racoon, and Groot, each with a unique ability. Throughout the game, players will be required to make some tough choices and as each choice has a consequence, it will affect how certain sequences play out.
Age of Empires IV- October 28
One of the most popular strategy game series, Age of Empires is coming with a new installment- Age of Empires IV. Developed by Relic Entertainment and World’s Edge, it will be available on Windows (via Steam).
At launch, the game will include eight civilizations-
- Delhi Sultanate
- Abbassid Dynasty
- Holy Roman Empire
Age of Empires IV is set in the Middle Ages and will include campaigns around that era. Fans will have new gameplay mechanics, enhanced visuals, and more to look forward to.
This concludes our list of October 2021 game releases list. This list would have Battlefield 2042 included in it but just recently, EA decided to delay the game to November 19, 2021. You can still jump into the beta that is scheduled from October 6 – October 9.