Gaming

Game Releases – the remainder of October

Yes I know this is a bit late but there is lots of gaming goodness to wrap up October. I’ve picked out some highlights.

Halo 5: Guardians

halo 5

What can be said about this one that you probably haven’t already read if you are a Halo fan? Well, for starters this Halo actually works out of the box, both in single player and multiplayer. The new Warzone mode is amazing fun and the refined game mechanics make it feel closer to more modern shooters, while retaining that classic Halo feel. For example, you can now sprint but that means there is a delay before your shields are recharged. The campaign has been copping a bit of flack with other critics but so far I’m really enjoying it. It is great to see Halo return to form again. The only criticism – no split-screen support for couch gaming.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

assassins creed syndicate

I personally haven’t picked this up yet as Fallout 4 is just around the corner and I want to sink my teeth into that but from all reports Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is a return to form. Unity left a pretty average taste in the mouth despite the co-op gameplay so the Victorian London setting in Syndicate really sets the scene. Some gaming friends of mine have assured me that Syndicate is much improved.

Other notable additions for the end of October are:

Minecraft – Story Mode
Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition

Full list for the remainder of October:

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden (3DS) – October 20
Forced: Slightly Better Edition (PS4) – October 20
Gravity Falls: Legend of the Gnome Gemulets (3DS) – October 20
Guitar Hero Live (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, Wii U) – October 20
Just Dance 2016 (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, Wii U, Wii) – October 20
Life is Strange – Episode Five (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, PC) – October 20
Organ Trail Complete Edition (PS4, Vita) – October 20
Overlord: Fellowship of Evil (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – October 20
Primal Carnage: Extinction (PS4) – October 20
Pulse (PC) – October 20
Rebel Galaxy (PC) – October 20
Sword Coast Legends (PC, Mac, Linux) – October 20
Tales of Zestiria (PS4, PS3, PC) – October 20
Beyond Sol (PC) – October 21
Forced: Slightly Better Edition (Xbox One) – October 21
Tales from the Borderlands Ep 5 – The Vault of The Traveler (PS4, PS3, PC, Mac) – October 20, (Xbox One, 360) – October 21, (iOS, Android) – October 22
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water (Wii U) – October 22
Slender: The Arrival (Wii U) – October 22
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Xbox One, PS4) – October 23
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (3DS) – October 23
Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide (PC) – October 23
Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition (Xbox One, PS4) – October 27
Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition (PS4, Xbox One) – October 27
Driveclub Bikes (PS4) – October 27
Gladiators Online: Death Before Dishonor (PC) – October 27
Halo 5: Guardians (Xbox One) – October 27
Lords of the Fallen: Complete Edition (Xbox One, PS4) – October 27
Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 1: The Order of the Stone (Retail, Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3) – October 27
MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore (PS4, PC) – October 27
WWE 2K16 (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3) – October 27
Albert & Otto – Episode One (PC) – October 28
Chaos Reborn (PC) – October 28
Zoombinis (PC, Mac, Kindle Fire) – October 28
Galak-Z (PC) – October 29
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in The Sky SC (PSP/Vita, PC) – October 29
PictoParty (Wii U) – October 29
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth (PC) – October 30
Gurgamoth Lives (PC, Mac, Linux) – October 30
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;birth 3 (PC) – October 30
Bulb Boy (PC, Mac) – October 31

List courtesy of Game Informer website.

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