One month left until the release of PS5 and Xbox Series X: top 20 games in October - what to play on PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One

October 2020 has arrived, so it's time to publish the next part of our guide - here is a list of the most interesting projects in October 2020 that are worth playing.

One month left until the release of PS5 and Xbox Series X: top 20 games in October - what to play on PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One
October 2020 - list of the most interesting games in October 2020 that are worth playing.

Top most interesting games of October - in chronological order

Super Mario Bros. 35

Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Release date: October 1, 2020
Genre: Platformer / Battle Royale

Nintendo implemented a crazy idea and introduced the classic “Mario”, which is simultaneously played by 35 people at once. There is only one winner here. By killing enemies, the player automatically complicates the life of their rivals, multiplying potential obstacles for them. But at any moment, the situation may take the opposite scenario, and now he will have to show miracles of dexterity.

Tetris 99 clearly showed how interesting the usual games can be if you add a competitive element to them, so the chance of Super Mario Bros. 35 is worth giving, especially considering that until March 31, 2021, it will be available to all subscribers of the Nintendo Switch Online service without any additional fee.

Concerns: there is a chance that the game will quickly get bored.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time

Developer: Toys for Bob
Publisher: Activision
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release date: October 2, 2020
Genre: Platformer

After the successful remake of the original trilogy of platformers about Bandicoot crash, the release of the next game in the famous series was only a matter of time. Publisher Activision and the Toys For Bob team did not go to crazy attempts to reinvent the existing concept and gave the audience exactly what many had hoped for for many years - a direct continuation of the classics.

A variety of levels, familiar and loved by millions of characters, an expressive picture and most importantly - the spirit of “crash Bandicoot” - with all this, judging by the first reviews, the new game is in full order. Add new interesting mechanics, various visual and gameplay modifiers, as well as local co-op, and we have a project that can give a lot of pleasant hours to the widest audience.

Star Wars: Squadrons

Developer: Motive Studios
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: October 2, 2020
Genre: Action / Shooter / Space

Dynamic shooter game about flying on spaceships from the”Star Wars " universe. Despite the fact that visually the game may seem overly chaotic and arcade, the gameplay involves a lot of subtle and interesting mechanics.

Squadrons offers a single-player campaign where you have to look at the conflict from both the New Republic and the Empire, as well as a number of multiplayer modes, which are the main focus of the project.

Fanservice, support for VR headsets and the rarity of this genre are captivating. The complete absence of microtransactions is like the cherry on the cake.

Doubts: The lack of active post-release support and a narrow genre focus can lead to the fact that the game servers will be empty in a fairly short time.

RIDE 4

Developer: Milestone S. r.l.
Publisher: Milestone S. r.l.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: October 8, 2020
Genre: Racing game / Simulator

A motorcycle racing simulator with an impressive set of licensed motorcycles and a realistic physical model. As distinctive features of the fourth game, the developers call new types of racing, significantly improved customization of bikes, as well as powerful artificial intelligence based on machine learning principles and designed to challenge even the most hardcore players.

Fears: the Series remains very conservative in terms of graphics.

FIFA 21

Developer: Electronic Arts
Publisher: EA Sports
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
Release date: October 9, 2020
Genre: Football simulator

The next release of the annual football simulator from Electronic Arts falls on the transition period - the upcoming FIFA will be the first game in the line, released immediately on consoles of two generations. Among the main innovations, the developers indicate the mechanics of deft dribbling, creative runs and a more natural collision system.

Concerns: the video game looks like last year's.

Remothered: Broken Porcelain

Developer: Stormind Games
Publisher: Modus Games
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
Release date: October 13, 2020
Genre: Horror / Adventure

A sequel that continues to develop the plot and ideas laid down in Remothered: Tormented Fathers, inspired by the cult TV series Clock Tower. The gameplay is based on exploring locations, solving puzzles and playing cat and mouse with the dangerous inhabitants of the lonely hotel “Eschmann”, where the main character becomes a hostage.

Concerns: Remothered: Tormented Fathers was a budget and rather unsightly development, where successful atmospheric episodes contrasted unpleasantly with a weak technical implementation.

Second Extinction

Developer: Systematic Reaction, Avalanche Studios Group
Publisher: Systematic Reaction, Avalanche Studios Group
Platforms: Xbox One, PC
Release date: October 13, 2020
Genre: first-person shooter

Co-op shooter about the struggle against the dinosaurs. Earth was declared a “second” extinction, now everything is run by ferocious predators. But what problem can't an assault rifle solve?

There are a lot of dinosaurs, and your squad consists of only three people. A good start for a few pleasant evenings.

Concerns: shooting dinosaurs is very entertaining, but it is even more interesting to do it in bright locations, using interesting mechanics. Neither one nor the other gameplay demonstrations have not yet been able to show.

Partisans 1941

Developer: Alter Games
Publisher: Daedalic Entertainment
PC platform
Release date: October 14, 2020
Genre: Tactical strategy

A game about the great Patriotic war, made in the genre of tactical strategy. Parallels with Desperados and Commandos suggest themselves, and for a reason - “Partisans” look like a real spiritual heir to both titles.

Operating behind enemy lines, you have to perform deadly tasks, performing both small diversions and real full-scale attacks on opponents.

At the same time, tactical gameplay elements are often diluted with more global mechanics, such as resource management and building your own fortifications.

Concerns: before, developers were not marked by any projects of this scale, so you can expect a variety of results from the debut.

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition

Developer: Tantalus Media, Forgotten Empires
Publisher: Microsoft
PC platform
Release date: October 15, 2020
Genre: real-time Strategy

The revival of the cult strategy with a modern image and completely new content. Almost all assets have undergone point-to-point improvements, textures have been improved in clarity, models have become overgrown with geometry, and modern effects have breathed new life into classic RTS.

In addition to the previously released add-ons, the updated Age of Empires III also includes two new game modes and two new civilizations, which makes it an attractive offer for both fans of the original and new players.

Concerns: None yet.

Cloudpunk

Developer: ION LANDS
Publisher: ON LANDS, Maple Whispering Limited
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
Release date: October 15, 2020
Genre: Action / Adventure

Console release released at the beginning of the year, a slow game about a city floating in the clouds, drowning in rain and Noir aesthetics. You will take on the role of Rania, who got a job in an illegal cargo delivery service.

Against the background of the gameplay, several narrative lines develop simultaneously, and individual episodes involve making decisions that affect the development of events, even if not too significantly.

The pleasant atmosphere and measured pace are ideal for those players who want to escape from high-profile releases or are looking for opportunities to calm their nerves after an aggressive fight in their favorite multiplayer entertainment.

Doubts: According to many buyers of the PC version, the extremely attractive visual part hides not the most fascinating story. It is unlikely that the console port will help fix this.

Raji: An Ancient Epic

Developer: Nodding Heads Games
Publisher: http://super.com
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
Release date: October 15, 2020
Genre: Action / Adventure

Action-platformer with a rather unique setting of Indian mythology. The project has a fairly long history of development, including a failed attempt to raise funds through a crowdfunding campaign. However, last year the authors found a publisher, and now they are confidently preparing for the launch.

The gameplay is based on moving through complex locations and fights with all sorts of demons, which the main character, the girl Raja, fights back with magic and a fighting staff.

Concerns: a failed Kickstarter fundraiser makes some worry about the compromises that developers may have had to make in order to complete the game.

Aquanox Deep Descent

Developer: Digital Arrow
Publisher: THQ Nordic
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: October 16, 2020
Genre: Action / Adventure

Greetings from the past from a long-forgotten dilogy about deep-sea travel and combat. The authors of Deep Descent promise dynamic action in an unusual environment, various ships with unique characteristics and an interesting plot. And the game can be played in the company of four friends.

Fears: Returning titles from the past often turns into a failure. Aquanox Deep Descent is also doubted by a fairly modest budget collected as part of a Kickstarter campaign.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Release date: October 16, 2020
Genre: racing game / AR game

A unique game that brings the traditional Mario Kart gameplay directly to your room. Instead of pre-prepared tracks, absolutely any surface can become a track, and the role of racing cars is occupied by real toy cars.

The combination of a console game and racing toy maps should give an unforgettable experience not only to the youngest users, but also to experienced players who are tired of traditional concepts and their implementations.

Amnesia: Rebirth

Developer: Frictional Games
Publisher: Frictional Games
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC
Release date: October 20, 2020
Genre: Horror

The next project of the team is Frictional Games. After going into hibernation for five years, the developers return with a new game line of Amnesia, accompanied by a talking subtitle “Rebirth".

The debut trailer is deliberately uninformative. He demonstrates an unusual entourage, trying to convey to the audience the General mood of the work, without revealing all the cards, which is typical for a good horror.

In the role of a girl who has lost her memory, Tasi Trianon, you will have to unravel the mystery of your past in fragments, while simultaneously saving your life from a deadly Creature.

Concerns: the General gameplay formula in the development of Frictional Games has not changed since the release of the very first Penumbra. Hiding in the closet from another monster is very exciting, but it can get boring in the shortest possible time.

Transformers: Battlegrounds

Developer: Coatsink
Publisher: Outright Games
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
Release date: October 23, 2020
Genre: Tactical strategy

Tactics inspired by the latest installments of the X-COM series, but built on the Foundation of the legendary transformers franchise. The image exploding with colors is combined with familiar characters, delighting with a pleasant fanservice.

If fighting with sectoids makes you sad, and the ability to give orders to Optimus Prime itself sounds at least a little attractive, then try Transformers: Battlegrounds, perhaps, still worth it.

Concerns: Visually, the game looks somewhat poor, which is why suspicions creep in about the overall low quality of project execution.

Ghostrunner

Developer: One More Level, 3D Realms, Slipgate Ironworks
Publisher: All in! Games, 505 Games
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
Release date: October 23, 2020
Genre: Action

Cyberpunk, not 2077. A dynamic action game that takes place in a dark futuristic environment. Somewhat uncomplicated gameplay pushes the player to constant movement, and the surface for movement is also vertical walls.

From the death of the protagonist is separated by just one missed hit or shot, and the ability to replay the episode as quickly as possible turns the gameplay into a rapid dance of precise jumps and deft attacks.

Concerns: simple gameplay mechanics immediately appeal to you, but do developers have enough talent not to fall with it into the abyss of repeatability?

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV

Developer: Nihon Falcom, Engine Software, PH3 GmbH
Publisher: Nihon Falcom, Nippon Ichi Software, NIS America
Platforms: PlayStation 4 (later also released on PC and Nintendo Switch)
Release date: October 27, 2020
Genre: Japanese role-playing game

The Western release of the final game in the Cold Steel sub-series of The Legend of Heroes franchise. The work is aimed primarily at fans, as it sums up the intermediate finale of a long story arc, bringing together the characters from a whole host of other parts of the series.

The gameplay consistently develops the mechanics laid down in previous releases, promising deep turn-based battles.

Even if you do not consider yourself a fan of The Legend of Heroes, the release of the fourth Cold Steel can be a good help to finally immerse yourself in this monumental Saga.

Concerns: None.

Song of Horror

Developer: Protocol Games
Publisher: Raiser Games
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: October 29, 2020
Genre: Horror / Adventure

Released on PC last year, the episodic adventure is rushing to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Taking control of unique characters, you will go to explore the dark and frightening locations with a mysterious entity - the Presence.

An interesting idea with the permanent death of the characters, a static camera, clearly inspired by the classic Resident Evil, and an oppressive atmosphere should appeal to fans of the genre. Especially when you consider that high-quality horror movies are not released so often today.

Watch Dogs Legion

Developer: Ubisoft
Publisher: Ubisoft
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: October 29, 2020
Genre: Action / Adventure

The third issue in a series of hacker fighters from the French publisher Ubisoft. "Legion” is a real experiment, built on a ready-made Foundation. Windy Chicago is a thing of the past, bright San Francisco is already forgotten. Hello, futuristic-dystopian London.

The game sends the hard narrative far away, instead inviting players to build their own stories within the overall narrative, potentially generating countless unique situations and scenes. To help in the planned project should be an extremely interesting concept, according to which absolutely every character encountered on the locations has a separate set of skills and abilities, being a potential ally and controlled hero.

An ambitious concept, bright graphics and availability on the new generation of consoles Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PlayStation 5 make “Legion " an interesting offer even for the most loyal fans of Ubisoft.

Doubts: the Unusual idea on which the entire Foundation of the game is built sounds great from the developers ' lips and looks great in short demos. Only the release will show how viable it really is.

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope

Developer: Supermassive Games
Publisher: Bandai Namco
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: October 30, 2020
Genre: Horror / Adventure

The second interactive horror drama from The anthology The Dark Pictures allows you to dive into another full of horror adventure.

The creative team of Supermassive Games does not deviate from the planned course and continues to interpret various genre cliches and trends with evil grace, this time inviting the audience to the gloomy town of little hope, noted in history for its creepy witch hunts.

Occultism is a fruitful topic for atmospheric horror, and the ability to play the game in the company makes the novelty an interesting entertainment for a close circle of friends. In the end, even if you can't be scared, you will at least have a good laugh.

Doubt: the Previous “episode” The Dark Pictures - Man of Medan - quickly lost the Central plot intrigue, and the characters were too easy to save from death, which is why it was difficult to sincerely worry about them. We hope that Little Hope will not suffer from such mistakes.

Pikmin 3 Deluxe

Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Release date: October 30, 2020
Genre: Strategy

An extended version of the original Pikmin 3 for the Nintendo Switch hybrid platform. The updated edition includes all previously released add-ons, while simultaneously presenting completely new secondary missions.

The gameplay is based on the management of funny creatures Pikmin, through the correct direction of which the player overcomes challenges of varying complexity - from collisions with dangerous predators to the construction of bridges and crossings over an inhospitable landscape.

Concerns: None, but I would like to get Pikmin 4 as soon as possible.