Top Games Ranking - Top 10 New Games Of October 2022
Hell let loose
Starting off at number 10, it is Hell let loose. We've actually talked a little bit about this game elsewhere. You can currently get it on PC. It's coming to the Next Generation consoles. It's a pretty intense first-person shooter set in World War II with over a hundred players and a real-time strategy game kind of built over it.
It's hard to describe, but it's a really good integration of two completely different types of games. Visually, it is an impressive title. You really sort of feel the scale of the places you're in even when they're kind of empty. The variance and texture really do a good job, and the 50 versus 50 multiplayer battles that take place on these battlefields, they're really good.
There are also nine big maps, and they're all based on instantly adding them to the PC version. Hell on Loose is going to be a hell of a lot of fun on the PS5 and the Xbox One SX when it lands on October 5th.
Detroit dreads a game that was semi-teased as a joke a long time ago. The Metroid Dread Project has a long and varied history, but it is finally coming out as a brand new 2D side-scrolling game set after Metroid Fusion.
Basically, what happened is that the team behind Metroid Samus Returns impressed the Metroid producer, and they were tasked with doing the Metroid Dread Project, essentially. It looks to continue most of the stuff that we really liked from Metroid: Samus Returns, but being that it's the first side-scrolling Metroid game since Fusion, it does continue that, but it also adds some new ideas, including stealth.
Considering that Metroid Samus Returns added a few features itself, despite being a remake, these are developers that I really trust with the series and hope that they get to do a number of 2D entries in the future. I'm excited for Metroid Dread. It's coming to the Nintendo Switch on October 8th and Number Eight.
It's FIFA 22. Obviously, FIFA is one of the longest running series in article games and, for the most part, we know what to expect with FIFA. That being said, there are some pretty interesting additions, particularly In the PS5 and Xbox One SX versions, we're seeing something called hypermotion technology, which is a new way of analyzing real human motion.
In order to make the game look and feel more realistic, there are also mechanical changes as well in career mode. To actually create a team at this point is a welcome addition. To be honest, you could only take over teams in previous titles, and frankly, that's fun. I like that they're also adding some new moves and mechanics to the Volta modes that will add special abilities and they sound like they could be fun, like there's an aggressive tackle ability and they've also added something called volt arcade, which includes some online Mini-Game modes. FIFA 22 is landing on PC, PS5, Xbox One, Series X, PS4 and Xbox One on October 1st.
The dark pictures anthology: house of ashes
At number seven is the Dark Picture. Anthology, House Of Ashes, a game that very obviously is part of the Dark Pictures. This comes to us from Supermassive Games, the developers of Dawn, which is the type of game.
This is a survival horror interactive drama that follows in the footsteps of the phantom Adon and little hope. This is a really interesting title. It takes place in 2003, during the Iraq War, and the players get trapped in an underground Mesopotamian city. The temple is where the war bombs going off, fighting, etc have awoken monsters, which obviously reside in the temple in terms of gameplay mechanics.
It's coming to PC, the PlayStation, and the Xbox on October 22nd.
Mario party superstars
At Number six is Mario Party Superstars, the game that for people and birds of prey my age is going to be particularly fun. Obviously, people of all ages love Mario Party, and it's the latest entry into that series, but it brings us back to a bunch of remade maps from the Nintendo 64 era of the series, as well as a hundred remade minigames from all across the entire series, so this is a game built on the previous game.
Super Mario Party adds Birdo back into the playable roster and gives us such boards as Peach's birthday cake and space for Mario Party 2. Yoshi's, a tropical island from the original Mario Party, and Woody Woods from Mario Party 3. In all honesty, I just love Mario Party. It's a fun group game to play with your family and friends.
It's just a good activity, and being able to replay a lot of the older types of stuff from it, of course, with added events. I think it's going to be enjoyable. I'm definitely picking it up when it hits the switch on October 29th.
At Number five is Riders Republic, which is a pretty ambitious sports game from Ubisoft. They've built it to be massively multi-player. The idea is that you'll be racing at any given time against more than 50 other players. You're going to be competing in skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, rocketry, wing suiting, and other wind suit flying as well.
There's also a competitive, 6v6, tricks, battle arena which is oriented along those same lines with different sorts of freestyle tricking. I don't know, it looks like a really interesting game, and if they pull it off in all of these different modes that are actually fun, that's really going to be cool.
As with all very ambitious games with a ton of different things going on, it could potentially be terrible too, but I mean, it looks interesting enough to at least give it attention, give it a shot and hope for the best. The team that developed this was behind Steep, which was a pretty well received game that also had several different types of sports.
It's kind of a rudimentary version of this. It looks like they've built out a lot from the original idea to make it massively multiplayer, and, honestly, I have fairly high hopes for this one. It's landing on PC, the PlayStation, and the Xbox on October 28th.
Marvel's guardians of the galaxy
And number four is Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, an attempt to say hey, we get what was wrong with Marvel's The Avengers. We're not doing any of that. Here's the problem with Marvel's Avengers for me. A lot of the combat and other stuff are actually pretty good.
I liked it. I just didn't like any aspect of the game beyond that the live service is crap, the semi-online is confusing. It's just nonsense. It just needed to be a single-player game, have a story, have a finite ending, and be done. As with Guardians of the Galaxy, it's interesting. I still have a little bit of reservation about this.
They took on that feedback, so specifically I think it's kind of that it's so soon after the previous game, like clearly Guardians of the Galaxy was being developed at the same time, so did they revamp it a lot during the later stages of development or was it always meant to be this game? I don't know, there are a lot of unanswered questions in my opinion, so if they pull it off.