With the release date of Civilization: Beyond Earth also falling in October, we realized that October will be one helluva great month for Gamers. We’re not sure if the publishers know something we don’t, but it is time to prepare yourself. Save up those dollars because you will need them this October. More specifically October 7th should be marked. Here is a list of all the great games getting released:
Also see: Our Always up-to-date Game Releases for this week
1. Alien: Isolation
Release Date: October 7th
We’ve featured Alien: Isolation here on GeekShizzle before. Check here for some game footage and more detail. This is the alien game that will redeem all other alien games restore the xenomorph hunting mission to it’s former glory. You play as the daughter of Ellen Ripley who is on a mission to find out the whereabouts of her mother. You find yourself stranded on the space station Sevastopol which has been overrun by a single Xenomorph. Initial review are that this game is one of the most intense experiences gamers will experience. The game is more about survival and getting from point a to point b than it is about combat. You can use a flame thrower against the Xenomorph which only makes the creature retreat rather than killing or injuring it. It can go anywhere too — underneath the floor, which is shown by having dust rise from the ground and hearing scurrying beneath you; in the vents above you, which was the scariest way I died, actually.
2. Dragon Age: Inquisition
Release Date: October 7th
If the trailer is anything to go by, then Dragon Age Inquisition looks fantastic! Hopefully will appease even the most steadfast player of Dragon Age 2. Check here for the trailer.
The trailer displays one of the prominent goals of the new title, and that is the return of a grand epicness to the story. You are uniting kingdoms and cultures together to defend our world against the evil of the breach, a far cry from the more politics and civil war based tale in Dragon Age 2. Varric isn’t the only familiar party member to get some shine. Leliana also makes her return to the series as well, which was a welcome addition to the admittedly large roster seen at the end of the trailer. While Bioware already announced there will be no DLC characters for Inquisition, we do hope for some cameos from favorites such as Isabella, Aveline, Sten, etc. Bioware previously advised that fan favourite Morrigan is going to be a substantial part of the game, but will not be a controllable party member.
3. Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
Release Date: October 7th
We are extremely excited about the open world game Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. First discussed here, Shadow of Mordor is a next-generation, third-person action game that takes place in Middle-earth, set before the events of The Lord of the Rings, exploring a new story of vengeance and redemption. After watching the below video we are desperate to start playing this game. Monolith Productions looks to have finally given us a quality Lord of the Rings game. Courtesy of IGN we have our Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor First Game Footage. We get to see some real gameplay, and more specifically the “nemesis” system that everyone is raving about.
Check here for the footage video.
4. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
Release Date: October 14
Yes, thats the actual title. Set between Borderlands and Borderlands 2, four all-new character classes fight alongside Handsome Jack, witnessing his transformation into the ruthless tyrant people loved to hate in Borderlands 2, and assisting with the rise of the Hyperion Corporation. The signature shoot n’ loot gameplay of the Borderlands series expands with the addition of low-gravity and oxygen-powered jetpack combat, the icy ‘Cryo’ elemental damage type, the deadly laser weapon class, and new vehicles to help explore the diverse lunar landscape of Elpis, Pandora’s moon.
5. Battlefield Hardline
Release date: October 21
Battlefield Hardline features a whole new variety of gameplay that breaks away from the traditional Battlefield game modes. Taking cues from Grand Theft Auto V and its emphasis on bank robberies, the focus of the game has been shifted to police and the “war on crime”, breaking away from the military background that has spanned the series up to now. As such, the main factions in Hardline are the police Special Response Units and the criminals. Players will have access to various military-grade weapons and vehicles, such as the UH-60 Blackhawk as well as having police equipment such as tasers and handcuffs.
The new game modes are Heist, Rescue, Hotwire Mode and Blood Money.
- Heist: The criminals must break packages out of armored trucks by blowing the doors off, then moving the package to an extraction point; the police must stop them. If the Criminals manage to escape by bringing all the packages to the extraction points they win.
- Blood Money: Both factions must retrieve money from an open crate in the center of the map, then move it back to their respective side’s armored truck. Players can also steal money from the opposing team’s truck. The team that first deposits $5 million into their truck or the team with the most money under a time limit wins.
- Hotwire Mode: Police chase down criminals at high speeds across expansive environments.
- Rescue: Police officers or S.W.A.T. must try to save hostages from the criminals.
6. Civilization: Beyond Earth
Release Date: October 24th
Checkout our video walk through, and game interview regarding the next epic Civilization game. This time taking us into space. All the details here.
Civilization: Beyond Earth will test your civilization building abilities on a foreign planet. The game is developer Firaxis’ first attempt at a sci-fi 4X game (explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate) in nearly 15 years. Firaxis has said that while the game does draw a lot from the ’90s classic Centauri, they are aiming to go in their own direction whilst still allowing players to explore, colonize, and fight other factions in an attempt to navigate uncharted sci-fi territory.
7. Assassin’s Creed Unity
Release Date: October 28
Ubisoft is bringing out the update the the latest Assassins Creed game. Coming to PC Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game is the seventh major installment in the Assassin’s Creed series, and the successor to 2013’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Set within Paris during the French Revolution, the single-player story follows Arno Dorian in his efforts to expose the true powers behind the Revolution.
The game retains the series’ third-person open world exploration as well as familiar melee combat and stealth system. Assassin’s Creed Unity introduces cooperative multiplayer to the Assassin’s Creed series, letting up to four players explore and engage in narrative-driven missions.
Wow…that is one massive gaming release for October!
[Source: Games getting released October 2014]