Read on to find out our top video game picks of October 2019
October is another strong month for video game releases with both new titles as well as re-releases to keep you occupied. Keep reading to find out our top ten video game picks for the month of October.
Children of Morta
Release: 25h October Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One.
Update: Switch release delayed until 20th November.
Children of Morta sets its story in a distant land but copes with themes closer to our daily lives than one would expect. It is a story of simple emotions we all know so well and value more than sometimes we dare to admit. Love and hope, longing and uncertainty, ultimately loss and sacrifice.
Embark on the adventure of an extraordinary family of heroes. With the Corruption spreading through the land, guardians of Mountain Morta have to stand up against an ancient evil. However, Children of Morta is not a story about saving the universe. It’s a story about a valiant family standing together while the world around them is being devoured by darkness.
Close to the Sun
Release: 29th October Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Sea cruiser ‘the Helios’ is utopia for scientific research and serves as a hub for the world's most successful scientists and inventors. Journalist Rose Archer goes on board in search of her sister Ada, quickly to discover not all is as it seems. Grand halls stand empty. The stench of rotting flesh lingers in the air. A single word is painted across the entrance…Quarantine!
Overwatch: Legendary Edition
Release: 15th October Platform: Switch
Play Blizzard Entertainment’s acclaimed team-based shooter now on Nintendo Switch. Overwatch: Legendary Edition, comes complete with all of the latest heroes, maps, and game updates, along with a new Switch-exclusive control option that takes advantage of the console’s unique capabilities.
Overwatch: Legendary Edition features 31 unique heroes, each bringing their own incredible powers and game-changing ultimate abilities into battle on objective-based maps set across the world. Players can switch heroes mid-match to adapt to the ever-changing situation on the field-but victory will best be achieved when heroes combine their powers and act as a unified team.
The Outer Worlds
Release: 25th October Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
The Outer Worlds is a brand new single-player sci-fi RPG from Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division.
Lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the furthest edge of the galaxy, you awake decades later only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy the Halcyon colony. As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter various factions, all vying for power, the character you decide to become will determine how this player-driven story unfolds. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable.
Release: 25th October Platform: PlayStation 4, Switch
Dusk Diver is a vibrant action RPG which takes place in the streets of Taipei. When an unstable dimensional rift brings together Gods, Phantoms and Humans, headstrong high school girl Yang Yumo must step up to protect the neighbourhood. Fight alongside your guardians as part of a dynamic action-oriented combat system and expand your abilities by immersing yourself in the bustling streets, stores, personalities and even cuisines of Taipei.
Release: 15th October Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
DayZ is an unforgiving and immersive online open world game where each player follows a single goal - survive by any means necessary.
Stagger into a harsh post-apocalyptic landscape and fight for your life with up to 60 players, where an infected nation of zombies is just one of the many things that can kill you. Starvation, infection, blood loss and other players are all out to make each day your last. Will you attempt to survive solo, or team up with friends to battle the hostile world together?
Luigi’s Mansion 3
Release: 31st October Platform: Switch
Luigi embarks on a dream vacation with Mario and friends upon receiving an invitation to a luxurious hotel. However, his dream quickly becomes a nightmare when King Boo reveals everything had been a ploy to capture Mario and his friends. With the assistance of Professor E. Gadd once again, the reluctant and cowardly hero Luigi traverses up and down treacherous floors of the now-ominous hotel on a quest to save them.
Wield the upgraded Poltergust G-00 to slam and blow away the ghosts’ defences, or summon Gooigi, an all-green doppelganger that can help Luigi overcome obstacles he can’t get past alone. Interchange between Luigi and Gooigi as one player, or grab a friend and control one each. For more frenetic multiplayer action, race the timer to clear various objectives on a series of floors in ScareScraper mode.
Release: 25th October Platform: PlayStation 4
The beloved fan-favourite, Medievil has been completely remade from the grave up, blending classic gameplay with stunning visuals, all in eye-popping 4K.
Step into the bones of Sir Daniel Fortesque, a slightly inept (and long dead) knight accidentally resurrected by his enemy, the evil sorcerer Zarok. With a second chance to foil his greatest foe, Dan will once again set out to save the kingdom of Gallowmere and earn his place as a true hero.
Release: 9th October Platform: PlayStation 4
Concrete Genie follows the heartwarming journey of a bullied teen named Ash, who escapes his troubles by bringing his colourful imagination to life in his sketchbook, while exploring his hometown of Denska - a once bright and bustling seaside town now polluted by Darkness.
Ash discovers a mysterious lighthouse, where he finds a magical paintbrush charged with ‘Living Paint’ capable of creating magnificent masterpieces that can purify Denska’s polluted walls. Ash must harness the magical properties of his powerful paintbrush to eliminate the Darkness with the help of the mischievous Genies he creates along the way.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Release: 15th October Platform: Switch
Winner of over 250 Game of the Year awards, the story-driven, open world masterpiece The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt comes to Nintendo Switch
You are Geralt of Rivia, mercenary monster slayer. At your disposal is every tool of the trade: razor-sharp swords, lethal mixtures, stealthy crossbows, and powerful combat magic. Before you stands a war-torn, monster-infested continent you can explore at will. Your current contract? Tracking down the Child of Prophecy, a living weapon that can alter the shape of the world.
The Witcher on Switch contains every piece of downloadable content released for the game, including two massive story expansions: Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine.