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5 Best Games of October 2020


October may pay host to Halloween, but it also features a number of hotly anticipated game releases. See what’s to come with the 5 best games of October 2020. Oh, and we won’t make you click through five pages to look at the entire list.

5 Best Games of October 2020

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Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time

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Everybody’s favorite orange marsupial returns with the release of Toys for Bob and Activision’s Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. In this title, both Crash and Coco will team up with the four Quantum Masks in an attempt to restore order to the multiverse. Much like the entries that were originally released on the PlayStation 1, players will avoid traps and obstacles, smash crates, and collect wumpa fruit. Fan favorite characters like Tawna and Dingodile will also be playable.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time will come out for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 2, 2020.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

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The eighth expansion to Blizzard Entertainment’s long-running MMORPG, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands will expand on the titular realm of the dead. As players explore the regions of Bastion, Revendreth, Ardenweald, Maldraxxus, and the Maw, they’ll be able to dive into four new dungeons and a new raid. All playable core races will also receive new customization options.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands will come out for the PC on October 27, 2020.

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition

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A return to form for the RTS franchise, Tantalus Media, Forgotten Empires, and Xbox Game Studios’ Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition revamps the 2005 classic with 4K Ultra HD graphics and a fully remastered soundtrack. Also new to the game are Historical Battles and The Art of War Challenge Missions, all previously released expansions, and all 14 civilizations (including two new ones).

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition will come out for the Xbox One and PC on October 15, 2020.

Star Wars: Squadrons

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Motive Studios and Electronic Arts will put players in the cockpit of their favorite Star Wars ships with the release of Star Wars: Squadrons. Featuring crafts from both the Galactic Empire and the New Republic navy, players will be able to utilize the movement of power between the ship’s functions of shield, weaponry, and engines to get ahead. For those looking to dive into the story, the campaign takes place after Battle of Endor and the destruction of the second Death Star.

Star Wars: Squadrons will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 2, 2020.

Watch Dogs: Legion

Players will once again follow the DedSec hacker group with the release of Ubisoft Toronto’s Watch Dogs: Legion. The dystopian surveillance state of London needs some good old fashioned liberation, and players can recruit allies from its many inhabitants. Completing its many objectives can be done in a number of different ways; whether you use an open-combat approach, stealth, or hacking, the choice is yours. Players will also be able to join a team of up to four players with its cooperative gameplay functionality.

Watch Dogs: Legion will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia on October 29, 2020.

Casey Scheld

Casey Scheld has more than 15 years of experience in the gaming industry as a community manager, social media director, event specialist, and (of course) gaming editor. He has previously worked with gaming start-ups like Raptr, publishers like Konami, and roller derby girls at PAX West (check out Jam City Rollergirls)! Gamers Heroes is a passion project for him, giving him a chance to tap into the underground side of gaming. He is all too eager to give these lesser-known heroes of the indie space the attention they so rightly deserve, seeking out the next gem and sharing it with the world. Previously making appearances at events like CES, GDC, and (the late) E3, he is all too happy to seek out the next big thing. For those that want to talk shop, send over a tip, or get an easy win in a fighting game of their choosing, be sure to check out his social media channels below.

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