October Gems: Games to enjoy this season

By Boniface Mithika | 3 months ago
A scene from Far Cry 6. [Courtesy]

Time flies. This year hasn’t been any different either as we are cruising towards the end of the year. The holiday season is nigh and generally, October is a fun-filled month as party lovers have the Octoberfest. Scary, spooky persons have their time this particular month as Halloween gives nothing but that.

That aside, developers have been going bonkers as far as video games are concerned and here we pick what we believe are the hottest picks for this month that you should check out.


FIFA is back to score more goals with their new installation. There are some additions which should make this the most authentic and realistic FIFA game yet.

Players on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S get to experience new HyperMotion gameplay technology which allows advanced 11 vs 11 match capture. A first for FIFA, which means player and ball movement will be much more dynamic than ever before and better replicate real-life situations.

FIFA 22 includes over 4,000 new animations to raise the footballing intensity, responsiveness, and physicality of every player in the game.

Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, XBO, PC

Far Cry 6

This action-adventure first-person shooter game takes place on the fictional Caribbean island of Yara and the player takes the role of a local Yaran named Dani Rojas, a former officer in the Yaran armed forces turned guerrilla soldier fighting for freedom who attempts to restore their nation to its former glory.

The land is ruled by an iron-fisted dictator, Anton Castilla. You are required to liberate the land by starting guerilla warfare with an arsenal of weapons and allies to take over from Castillo before he hands over the empire to his son who is set to succeed him.

Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, XBO, PC

Metroid Dread

Metroit Dread, an action-adventure game. [Courtesy]

This is an action-adventure game in which players join the intergalactic c bounty hunter Samus Aran as she explores the planet ZDR.

You are set to investigate a mysterious transmission sent to the Galactic Federation which has been overrun by vicious alien lifeforms and chilling mechanical menaces and your powers increase as you manoeuvre and conquer challenges.

Platform: Nintendo Switch

Back 4 Blood

This multiplayer first-person shooter game has been considered the spiritual successor to left 4 dead. The gameplay is quite similar in the two but the new update comes with a new feature of cards. The game takes place after a worldwide outbreak caused by a newly discovered parasite. Most of humanity has been affected and now you come in as a cleaner to fight the zombies.

Platform: PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, XBO, PC

Marvels Guardians of the Galaxy

This game is an action-adventure game where one assumes control of Peter Quill from a third-person perspective. [Courtesy]

Based on Marvel Comics' Guardians of the Galaxy comic book series, this game is an action-adventure game where one assumes control of Peter Quill from a third-person perspective. The player can utilise Star-Lord's elemental gun to defeat enemies, and fly through the air using his jet boots. Other characters with special powers include Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, and Drax the Destroyer but they are not directly playable as they are controlled by artificial intelligence, but players can issue commands to them during combat

The game takes place several years after a massive interstellar war that left its mark on the universe, which is still dealing with its devastating consequences.

Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, XBO, PC

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl. [Courtesy]

This crossover fighting game brings together all your Nickelodeon favourites in one battle. You get to face off with a cast of heroes including SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Invader Zim, and many more, to determine the ultimate champion. With unique moves and attacks drawn directly from their identifiable personalities, each brawler has its own style of play for endless action

Platforms:  PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water. [Courtesy]

This is a survival horror game, the fifth main entry in the fatal frame series.

The game takes place on the fictional Hikami Mountain, a place infamous for suicides and spiritual happenings connected with local bodies of water. It consists of 3 interconnected stories that converge to uncover the truth behind the mysterious deaths.

As one of 3 people with the power and the ability to see the shadows of those spirited away, you will explore the ruins of an eerie inn, a shrine filled with life-size dolls, and a lake full of dead priestesses.

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch


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