Welcome to October, rAge month, month where the best people are born (myself, and I guess Dawid too…) and another month filled with lots and lots of new releases. So to keep you up to speed with the games you should be looking out for this month carry on reading below. As always I have included my predictions… which can of course be totally wrong.
Mafia III (PS4, XBO, PC) – 7 October: Mafia III is the first big hitter coming later this week. All the previews have been very positive and there’s a lot of hype building around this one. If you like your open-world games filled with mob leaders and the likes then look no further. It’s bound to deal with some heavy themes too. Should be a decent hit at around 8/10.
Paper Mario: Color Splash (Wii U) – 7 October: The next edition in the Mario RPG space is Color Splash. The Paper Mario games are always great and add a very different flavour to the Wii U library. Sure the console might be nearing its end, but at least it will get one or two more great games before it bows out. Thinking it will get 8.5/10.
WRC 6 (PS4, XBO, PC) – 7 October: The official WRC games have not been that great in the last few years and with DiRT Rally releasing and showing how it’s done I don’t think the WRC game is going to get that much love. Still, if you are a Rally fan you might want to pick it up regardless. Can’t see anything more than a 6.5/10 for this.
Gears of War 4 (XBO, PC) – 11 October: I REALLY want Gears of War 4 to be good. The trailers so far have been rad, it has horde mode and a whole new campaign so it should be solid, but there is the bad taste that Judgment left and although it’s new developers and a new project I am still being a bit cautious around it. Let’s hope for the best. Going for an 8/10 on Gears.
WWE 2K17 (PS4, XBO, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) – 11 October: WWE 2K16 was a much better offering last year when it released and with a huge roster and a reworked career mode and universe mode. 2K17 is looking to build on that momentum and provide Wrestling fans with another entertaining experience. Probably a bad week to release, but going for 8.5/10 here.
Rise of the Tomb Raider (PS4) – 11 October: PS4 owners have held out for a year and will finally get the chance to see what Rise of the Tomb Raider is all about. The PS4 edition will come with a few extras too just for good measure. It’s a great game and one that everyone should play at some point. It got 8.6/10 on Metacritic for PC and XBO so…
PS VR (PS4) – 13 October: It’s not coming out here just yet so 0/10 because we are sad. But at least we can check it out at rAge while we wait for it to release our side.
Dragon Quest Builders (PS4, PS Vita) – 14 October: I know very little about this. I have not played Dragon Quest and have little interest in Minecraft, but if those two titles excite you then you are probably the target market here and will no doubt be looking forward to it. A clueless 7.5/10 if I had to guess.
Batman Return to Arkham (PS4, XBO) – 21 October: After a worrying postponement the remake finally has a new release date. Hopefully the reasons for it being delayed have been sorted out and we get to replay two of the greatest games from last gen. Personally cannot wait to play Arkham Asylum again. Expecting 8/10 for this collection.
Battlefield 1 (PS4, XBO, PC) – 21 October: Definitely one of the more anticipated games for many this month and for the busy period. Those who played the beta seemed to love it and there’s plenty of hype for this FPS. The solo campaign looks solid too and this might be the best Battlefield for years. Thinking a top notch 9/10 here.
Civilization VI (PC) – 21 October: Probably not a great release date choice for Civ VI but if you love RTS games and the series then there’s no question here what you will be getting. My patience for strategy games disappeared a long time ago, but I get the appreciation of them for sure. 8/10 for this baby.
LEGO Harry Potter Collection (PS4) – 21 October: One of the best LEGO games before voice acting was introduced, but I am not sure how it will be going back to the pre-voice LEGO games now if I am honest. Still, it’s Harry Potter and LEGO so not a lot to go wrong there. A magical 7.5/10 expected.
Just Dance 2017 (All Platforms) – 27 October: I wasn’t planning on including this but Dawid insisted because he is such a big fan of this dancing and singing games, it’s a little embarrassing. Anyway, it’s more dancing stuff for those that like the kind of thing, I guess. 10/10 for Dawid, 6/10 for everyone else. [Ed – And just like that Jarred got fired]
World of Final Fantasy (PS4, PS Vita) – 28 October: Another rather niche title, but FF fans will be very excited and it looks like a good place to jump on if you have always wanted to enter the FF world. It’s a nice teaser before XV hits and I am sure many hours will be spent playing it by the Wookie and Zain. Goodbye to your sleep. A fantastical 8.5/10 on this.
Titanfall 2 (PS4, XBO, PC) – 28 October: It’s going to be interesting to see how this one does as a multi-platform release. The reception was a tad mixed from the beta but I am sure the final product will be as awesome as the first Titanfall. October and November are loaded with FPS games, and I am concerned this one might get left behind somewhat, but let’s wait and see. I titanic 8/10 expected for this.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (PS4, XBO, PC) – 28 October: Closing out a packed month is a new Dragon Ball Xenoverse game. I can’t say I have played them before but I know they always get lots of love in the fighting circles and I expect this to be no different. The last one came in just under the 7 mark, but I think this will get into the 7.5/10 range.
That’s it for October. Let us know what you are looking most forward to and give us your predictions too!