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October 2021 Game Releases – Alan Wake Remastered, Far Cry 6, Metroid Dread!

October 2021 is PACKED with great titles!
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October is finally here! Game season is upon us and what a year it has been – filled with delays, more delays, and even more delays.

September was a fantastic preview of what’s to come and it only ramps up from here. From shooters to party games and even to a highly-anticipated remaster, the roster October 2021 Game Releases show no sign of letting up, featuring a wide variety of releases that everyone can enjoy whether on PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo.

Barring any further delays, here is a bumper crop of your AAA prime cuts.

October 2021 Game Releases

Pick of the Month 1: Alan Wake Remastered

Release Date: October 5, 2021
Platform: PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One

Alan Wake, one of the precursors to Remedy’s fantastic Control, was a fantastic stealth survival horror for the Xbox 360 that has an ingenious mechanic of using light to combat terrors.

A decade later, we get to experience the horror on other platforms in all its remastered glory. Definitely a must-play.

Farcry 6

Release Date: October 7, 2021
Platform: PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series

Taking on the shoes of Dani Rojas, who leads a guerrilla uprising that’s set to liberate Yara from a ruthless Anton Castillo, played by none other than Giancarlo Esposito.

Farcry 6 will feature some really off-the-wall mechanics such as a Macarena CD Launcher or a Guerrilla Rocket Pack that will tear through your foes with the might of a revolution.

Metroid Dread

Release Date: October 8, 2021
Platform: Nintendo Switch

It ain’t Metroid Prime 4, but we’re getting treated to a brand new 2D title in Metroid Dread. It’s been a long time coming and we’re finally getting a modernized take on the classic gameplay that defined a genre. Coming exclusively for the Nintendo Switch, it’s a perfect pair for the upcoming OLED model as well!

Back 4 Blood

Release Date: October 12, 2021
Platform: PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch, PC

As the spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead, Back 4 Blood has some big shoes to fill. Looking to bring back the fun and frantic approach to zombie shooters, Back 4 Blood is shaping up quite well if the recent beta phase was any indication and should be one to look out for this month.

Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles

Release Date: October 15, 2021
Platform: PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One

Anime fans rejoice! Demon Slayer, one of the most popular anime IPs up to date, is getting their first licensed game from SEGA and it’s looking like something to watch out for. Featuring all of your favorite characters from the Anime, your breathing techniques will surely intensify in a few weeks.

The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes

Release Date: October 22, 2021
Platform: PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One

As a follow-up to last year’s Little Hope, The Dark Pictures Anthology is set to release its latest installment this month with House of Ashes. This time we’re taking on a doomed military squad who runs into a cursed burial site that’s sure to provide a scare. Or two.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Release Date: October 26, 2021
Platform: PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Here’s something that’ll get you hooked on that feeling.

With no microtransactions, live service, or any of those buzzwords that are all the rage these dates, Guardians of the Galaxy is a story-focused single-player adventure that is looking to redeem its big brother in Marvel’s Avengers from its disastrous launch.

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water [PC, PS4, XBO, Switch] – October 28

Release Date: October 28, 2021
Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

This October, players will once again step into the shoes of Yuri Kozukata, Ren Hojo, and Miu Hinasaki as they venture up the eerie Mt. Hikami in hopes of finding those who have previously disappeared. Get your cameras ready as Ghost season comes later this month!

Mario Party Superstars

Release Date: October 28, 2021
Platform: Nintendo Switch

The holidays are coming and now that the world is slowly starting to open up again, you can gather family and friends together to get in on the high-stakes action with Mario Party Superstars. Get more mileage with your Switch and strengthen those bonds or burn that bridge.

Riders Republic

Release Date: October 28, 2021
Platform: PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC

If you’re ready for some extreme sports action on a massive scale, Riders Republic can certainly scratch that itch for you as Ubisoft’s latest entry looks more than ready to impress. With multiple events across various disciplines, it’s time to go extreme.

Pick of the Month 2: Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars

Release Date: October 28, 2021
Platform: PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch

With so many blockbusters coming out this month from shooters to noteworthy anime games and party games, maybe we need a break from all that. Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars stands out from the pack because not only it was a last-minute surprise from Nintendo Direct, it is a fresh take on the JRPG in the form of a card game by none other than Yoko Taro and Keiichi Okabe.

Any favorites from the list of October 2021 Game Releases?

*Note that all new releases are subject to change.

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Vincent Ternida moved Vancouver, Canada in 2006 and called it home ever since. He spends the lockdown catching up with his Japanese RPGs, writing his new manuscripts, and figuring out why he suddenly became the main character of the latest Haruki Murakami novel.

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