October is still the month of madness

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No, the other October.

With Evolve joining a growing list of games who are now making 2015 the new 2014, you might be forgiven for thinking that October is now going to be an easier month for choosing games. You’d also be completely wrong, because October is still absolutely crazy with new releases.

September is already a crazy month. While Destiny is the game with the highest profile, there’s also Disney Infinity 2.0 and its various superhero figure extensions that will sap your bank account dry quicker than an alcoholic in an open bar. You can also throw the next Naruto Shippudden game on to  that list, as well as the Sims 4, FIFA 15 and Sherlock Holmes: Crimes And Punishments. But it’s the release of the Xbox One that is really going to take top priority, as that consoles will arrive with almost a year’s worth of games that you may have missed out on.

Destiny

You’ve most likely already played all of those games however, but it is nice to have a rather wide selection to choose from if you’re planning on picking up that console. Needless to say though, September is going to leave you quite broke. And then October arrives. The current line-up for that month, is still completely bonkers. Gaze upon it, and despair:

  • Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor – PC,PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS4
  • Alien: Isolation – PC,PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS4
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel – PC,PS3, Xbox 360
  • NBA 2K15 – PC,PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS4
  • WWE 2K15 – Xbox One, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PC
  • F1 2014 – PC,PS3, Xbox 360
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization Beyond Earth – PC
  • The Evil Within – PC,PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS4
  • The Walking Dead Season 2 – PC,PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS4
  • Assassin’s Creed Unity – PC,Xbox One, PS4
  • Lords Of The Fallen – PC,PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS4
  • Just Dance 2015 – PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS4, Wii U
  • Forza Horizon 2 – Xbox 360, Xbox One
  • Kinect Sports Rivals – Xbox One
  • Sunset Overdrive – Xbox One
  • DriveClub – PS4
  • Fantasy Life – Nintendo 3DS

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That’s 17 games, spread cross several popular consoles and the Wii U. Now, nobody is saying that you have to buy all of the games at once, but bear in mind that most new releases these days are dependent on first week sales, which means that there is going to be one hell of a push from the various publishers to get prime exposure. While the smart money is on spreading out purchases over the silly season, bear in mind that November and December will also see several releases. Here’s that list:

November

  • Call of Duty Advanced Warfare – Xbox 360, PS3, PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • Assassin’s Creed Rogue – Xbox 360,PS3
  • Skylanders Trap Team – Xbox 360,PS3, PS4, Xbox One, 3DS, Wii U
  • Far Cry 4 – Xbox 360,PS3, PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • Dragon Age Inquisition – Xbox 360,PS3, PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • Rabbids Invasion – Xbox 360,PS3, Xbox One, PS4
  • Little Big Planet 3 – PS3, PS4
  • The Crew – PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • Project Cars – PC, PS4, Xbox One

December

  • Halo: The Masterchief Collection – Xbox One
  • The Elder Scrolls Online – PS4

Madness. Simply mental. Of course, there is an upside to all of this. It may be the most mental final quarter in all of gaming, but it’s going to be one hell of a couple of months, where everybody gets to buy at least one game that satisfies them. And that’s a crazy-awesome scenario.

Now that that has been said, join me in the dodgy alley behind the Lazygamer offices where I’ll be taking bets to see which game gets delayed next, for more “polish”.

Last Updated: August 6, 2014

Darryn Bonthuys

Word-slinger at Critical Hit. Inventor of the macho Swiss gym chocolate known as Testoblerone. That's...that's about it really.

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