Our Favourite Games From October

We had some major AAA releases this month, as well as some exciting indie games. Here are our favourite games from October.

Titanfall 2

We came for the multiplayer, but the true standout is the single player campaign, as well as Titanfall 2's interesting UI. You can check out our tips here.

You can get the game for PS4, Xbox One and PC.


This unique rhythm game is intense and gripping.

You can get the game for PC and PS4 (including PSVR).

Paper Mario: Color Splash

The latest Paper Mario is imaginative, confidently funny and looks great.

You can get the game for Wii U.

Endless Space 2

This Early Access game already feels complete and interesting.

You can get the game for PC.

Dragon Quest Builders

Between the questing, exploration, city-building and gathering, we found it tough to put this game down.

You can get the game for PS4 and Vita.

Mafia 3

This open world game, though occasionally frustrating, was greater than the sum of its parts (you can get some pretty cool mods for it, too). It also sparked important conversations about race in games.

You can get the game for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Gears of War 4

The latest Gears of War looks and feels great, and Horde mode is a ton of fun too.

You can get the game for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC.

PlayStation VR

There were a lot of launch games for the PSVR (you can watch us play some of them live here). We think the headset itself has a lot of promise.

You can get PSVR here.

Shadow Warrior 2

This game is pretty, fast and fun.

You can get the game for PC, with Xbox One and PS4 launches planned for next year.

Skylanders: Imaginators

The latest Skylanders has great character creation and adds creativity and self-expression that other toys-to-life games lack.

You can get the game for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Wii U.

Five Nights At Freddy's: Sister Location

The newest instalment in this very full franchise surprised us by being funny, ambitious and suspenseful.

You can get the game for PC.

Really Bad Chess

This free mobile game turns chess into some ridiculous fun.

You can get the game for iOS.


This punishing platformer has a unique look we fell hard for.

You can get the game for PC, Mac and Linux.

World of Final Fantasy

From its excellent standalone demo to its ridiculous Mirage Manual, we loved the simplicity of this old-school Final Fantasy game.

You can get the game for PS4 and Vita.

Eagle Flight

This VR game captures the joys of flying, set in a post-apocalyptic Paris.

You can get the game for Oculus Rift, with future releases for PSVR and Vive.

Battlefield 1

Both the single-player and multiplayer take a surprisingly sober look at World War 1. Check out our multiplayer tips.

You can get the game for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

Rose of Winter

This visual novel about first love is strongest when it departs from the ordinary.

You can get the game for PC, Mac and Linux.

Civilization VI

This new entry into the Civilization series brings lots of much-needed additions (and Sean Bean is pretty great in it, too). If you're having trouble getting started, take a look at our tips.

You can get the game for PC and Mac.

My Summer Car

This Early Access car-building and driving game taught us some things about ourselves. People are having fun with it on Steam, too.

You can get the game for PC.


    Unabashedly loving Paper Mario.

    It's just the tonic for someone who's not quite into the huge glut of stuff that comes out at this time of year, every year.

      I am as well. It's bloody hilarious, although it did take some time to warm to the card system. Do prefer the old combat system, and it is a bit too easy.

    Dragon Quest Builders has been my favourite game this month. I'm currently playing WOFF and while I like it, there's a number of things about it I don't like that dilute my enjoyment. It's still a great, light-hearted (so far) JRPG to kill some time with. I'm finding knowing a little Japanese helps with understanding the original manzai routines and jokes too because the translations sometimes don't do them justice.

      Heh, woff. That sounds great.

      Dragon Quest builders was such a surprise for me! I was playing Mafia 3 and enjoying it enough, especially the story, but I was like "I need something that's not so serious and murdery right now." Picked up DQB and never looked back. Just finished the 4th chapter on Sunday

    i have to disagree with Mafia 3, it started of great, but came to a screaching halt once you recruited your 3 underbosses due the extremely grindy nature of the activities and fact that unless you talked to a npc first, nothing that you did before hand counts. It was also pretty stupid to go to a building, clear it out as part of a side mission, then be told to go back there because the head guy has just appeared there.

      I kind of wish Mafia 3 had have just had an extra year in the oven. There's such a good base there! And the story is what drives me to want to play it... but... dunno.

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