The Month in Games – October 2019

Our picks of the month's gaming releases

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Ghost Recon Breakpoint

The future of warfare is at stake in this action-packed sequel. Set four years after the events of Wildlands¸ Ghost Recon Breakpoint takes players to the island of Auroa. Used as the home base for billionaire Jace Skell’s technology company, the island becomes the source of an investigation after the company becomes implicated in an assassination. As part of the team sent to Auroa, players will soon find that the island is now occupied by Sentinel, a private military group, led by Cole Walker, a former Ghost gone rogue.

 

 

Players who pre-order will receive the Sentinel Corp. Pack, which includes an additional vehicle, outfit set and assault rifle. The Auroa Edition comes with the game and the Sacred Land Pack, which includes an additional mission, melee weapon, XP boosts and Skell credits. The Gold Edition comes with a copy of the game, three days early access and the Year One Pass, which includes a host of additional missions, weapons packs and early unlocks of three classes for solo and multiplayer. The Ultimate Edition comes with a copy of the game, three days early access, the Year One Pass and the Ultimate Pack, which includes the Sacred Land pack, XP boosts, Skell credits, the Off-Road vehicle pack and the exclusive Survivor Pack containing a handgun, weapon skins and the Survivor clothing set. 

Ghost Recon Breakpoint will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 from October 4*


GRID

The classic racing gets a reboot with this new release. In GRID, players will be able to travel the world creating their own racing stories, testing their skills along the way. With a new Nemesis system – where the AI drivers fight back if the player is being too aggressive – and realistic damage systems moulded into the racecraft of the game, players will have to adapt constantly if they want to be the best. Those who reach the top of the rankings will then be able to challenge one of the best racing drivers in the world, Fernando Alonso, who was also involved in the game’s development.

 

 

Players who pre-order will receive an XP boost and Chevrolet Camaro SSX Concept livery at launch. The Ultimate Edition includes the game, three days early access, season 1-3, five GRID Edition cars, additional player cards and banners, unique liveries and VIP status. 

GRID will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC from October 11*


WWE 2K20

Step into the squared circle for this year’s WWE 2K release. For WWE 2K20, players will be able to play through some of the most iconic matches of the modern era, with the Showcase mode taking an in-depth look at the Women’s Evolution and the Four Horsewomen – Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, Bayley and cover star Becky Lynch – and a story-driven Tower taking players through the career of cover star Roman Reigns. Those looking to tell their own story can do so with the MyCareer story mode, which will feature the ability to play as both a male and female superstar for the first time.

 

 

Players who pre-order will receive a limited edition Steelbook case and the first DLC pack for WWE 2K20 Originals – Bump in the Night featuring “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt. The Deluxe Edition includes the game, Backstage Pass including the 2K20 Originals packs as well as digital content marking the 20th anniversary of SmackDown! Along with a MyPlayer Kickstart and accelerator. The Collector’s Edition includes a copy of the game, all digital content from the Deluxe Edition as well as a signed SmackDown! Plaque and authentic piece of ring skirt from a SmackDown! Show in a collector’s box. Physical copies of the Deluxe and Collectors Editions will also include a code for a WWE SuperCard pack featuring Becky Lynch, Roman Reigns, The Rock and Mr Socko. 

WWE 2K20 will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC from October 22*


The Outer Worlds 

Explore the edges of the universe in this new role-playing adventure. Set in a world where William McKinley was not assassinated, megacorporations have taken over the Earth and have begun colonizing other planets. As one of the colonists on route to Halcyon, humanity’s furthest colony, complications arise, and the journey is derailed as the ship goes off course. Now tasked with surviving with the remaining passengers on a new colony, players will have to navigate a faction-controlled world to prosper.

 

 

Player decisions will be key every step of the way, as each faction encountered will react differently depending on those choices. As players progress through the game, they will be able to mould their characters to their preferred style of gameplay – with the option to build social skills to avoid combat, engineering skills to improve weapons or using the Tactical Time Dilation state to gain an advantage over enemies by slowing down time and exposing weaknesses. 

The Outer Worlds will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 from October 25*


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 

Return to action in this latest Call of Duty instalment. In Modern Warfare, players will be put right in the centre of the story, as they work with special forces, freedom fighters and government agents across Europe and the Middle East to try and stop the outbreak of war. Players will take on two separate roles at different points of the campaign – Sergeant Kyle Garrick, a former British Army officer, and the CIA operative known only as “Alex” – working alongside the returning Captain John Price and a new ally, Commander Farah Karim.

 

 

Players who pre-order will receive an XP boost, XKR Weapons Pack and Captain Price DLC for Black Ops 4. The Dark Edition will include a copy of the game, a Steelbook case, Night vision goggles – with display stand – as well as three Operator packs – All Ghillied Up, Crew Expendable and War Pig – and tactical knife to use in-game along with the XP boost and DLC. The Operator Enhanced edition includes all the digital content from the Dark Edition as well as a Prestige token for Black Ops 4 and 3000 Call of Duty Points.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 from October 25*


Luigi’s Mansion 3

A trip turns to a nightmare in this long-awaited sequel. In Luigi’s Mansion 3, Luigi and Mario travel with Peach, Polterpup and a group of Toads to the luxurious Last Resort Hotel after receiving a special invite. However, it soon turns out that this is all a ruse by the villainous King Boo to capture Mario and company. Suddenly finding himself all alone after his friends are captured, Luigi must conquer his fears, with a little help from Professor E. Gadd and the Poltergust G-00, and fend off the ghosts long enough to find his lost friends.

 

 

Players who pre-order Luigi’s Mansion 3 through select retailers will receive a limited-edition Glow in the Dark Polterpup keyring and a copy of the game in a Glow in the Dark Steelbook case. Players who pre-order or purchase through the Nintendo eShop or via download code before November 5 will be able to claim double Gold Points worth £5 and have the game ready to play at launch. 

Luigi’s Mansion 3 will be available on Nintendo Switch from October 31*


Free to Play

 

Xbox users with a Gold subscription will receive four new games to play for free this month. On Xbox One, Tembo The Badass Elephant will be available from October 1-31*, with Friday the 13th: The Game available from October 16 – November 15*. On Xbox 360 – and Xbox One via Backwards Compatibility – Disney’s Bolt will be available between October 1-15, followed by Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge from October 16-31*

 

Over on PlayStation, players with a Plus subscription will have two new games to download and play for free this month. From October 1* until November 4*, MLB: The Show 19 and The Last of Us Remastered will both be available on PS4 via the PlayStation Store.

 

Full information on this month’s Twitch Prime deals – including bonus content for Rocket League, The Division 2 and Red Dead Online – can be found on the Twitch Prime website

 

Also Released This Month

 

October 1* – Call of Duty: Mobile (Android, iOS), 80 Days (Switch), What The Golf? (PC), Destiny 2: Shadowkeep (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Stadia), Destiny 2: New Light (Xbox One, PS4, PC), Yu-No: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of the World (PS4, PC, Switch)

October 2* – Warsaw (PC)

October 3* – The Long Return (PC), Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory (PC), The Wild Eight (PC), Neo Cab (PC, Switch)

October 4* – The Tiny Bang Story (Switch), Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered (Xbox One, PS4, Switch), Northgard (Xbox One, PS4, Switch), Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition & Icewind Dale Enhanced Edition (Xbox One, PS4, Switch), Sega Mega Drive Mini, Sparklite (PS4, Switch, PC), Super Street: The Game (Switch)

October 7* – Space Robinson (PC)

October 8* – Atlas (Xbox One – Game Preview), Burgertime Party (Switch), Call of Cthulhu (Switch), Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch), Trine: Ultimate Collection (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch), Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch), John Wick Hex (PC), Magequit (Xbox One), World of Warcraft: 15th Anniversary Collectors Edition (PC)

October 9*- Concrete Genie (PS4)

October 10* – We Were Here Together (PC), Mistover (PS4, PC, Switch), Deliver Us The Moon (PC), Pine (PC, Switch), Reky (PC), BDMS: Big Drunk Satanic Massacre (PS4, Switch, PC), Tangle Tower (PC, Switch), Earthfall: Alien Horde (Switch)

October 11* – Killer Queen Black (Switch, PC), Frostpunk: Console Edition (Xbox One, PS4), AeternoBlade 2 (Xbox One, PS4, Switch), Doraemon Story of Seasons (Switch, PC), Citadel: Forged with Fire (Xbox One, PS4, PC), Indivisible (Xbox One, PS4, Switch), The Alliance Alive HD Remastered (PS4, Switch), Horizon Chase Turbo (PS4, Switch), VR Ping Pong Pro (PSVR)

October 15* – Zombieland: Double Tap – Road Trip (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch), Children of Morta (Xbox One, PS4, Switch), The Eyes of Ara (Switch), Disco Elysium (PC), Morels: The Hunt (PC), Overwatch (Switch), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition (Switch), DayZ (Xbox One, PS4)

October 16* – Little Town Hero (Switch), Chernobylite (PC – Steam Early Access)

October 17* – Autonauts (PC), Uragun (PC – Steam Early Access), Monkey King: Hero is Back (PS4, PC), The Fisherman: Fishing Planet (Xbox One, PS4, PC), Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition (PS4, PC), Overpass (Xbox One, PS4, Switch, PC)

October 18* – Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition (PC, Switch), Magaquarium (Xbox One, PS4, Switch), Raging Loop (PS4, Switch), A Hat in Time (Switch), Ring Fit Adventure (Switch), Pig Eat Ball (Xbox One, PS4, Switch), Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighbourville (Xbox One, PS4, PC), Ice Age: Scrat’s Nutty Adventure (Xbox One, PS4, Switch, PC), Frostpunk (Xbox One, PS4), WILL: A Wonderful World (PS4, Switch), Crazy Machines (PS4)

October 21* – Eastshade (Xbox One, PS4)

October 22* – The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (PS4), Beholder 2 (PS4), Street Outlaws (Xbox One, PS4, Switch)

October 24* – Dusk River (PS4, PC, Switch), WRC 8 (Switch)

October 25* – Into The Dead 2 (Switch), MediEvil (PS4), Buildings Have Feelings Too (PS4, Switch, PC), Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers (PS4, Switch), Let’s Sing 2020 (PS4), Coolpaint VR Collectors Edition (PSVR), Slay The Spire (Xbox One, PS4, Switch), Capcom Home Arcade

October 29* – Close to the Sun (Xbox One, PS4, Switch), Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch), Vampyr (Switch), Afterparty (Xbox One, PS4, PC), Gwent (iOS), Devil May Cry 2 (Switch), Resident Evil 5 (Switch), Resident Evil 6 (Switch), Yakuza 4 Remastered (PS4), Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch), Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout (PS4, Switch, PC), Disgaea 4 Complete+ (PS4, Switch)

October 31* – Bee Simulator (Xbox One, PS4, Switch), Remothered: Tormented Feathers (Xbox One, PS4, Switch), Syberia Trilogy (Switch)

 

 

 

*Dates refer to UK release only. International dates may vary and are subject to change. All information correct at time of writing.

 

Words by Megan Roxburgh

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