It’s the calm before the storm. The last week before the torrent of new games hits. It’s difficult to know what to preorder, what to buy, and what to avoid, so we’ve made a handy list for you. These are the games that should definitely be on your radar between now and November. Take a look below, and let us know what you think.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (October 22, PC, PS3, 360, Wii U, 3DS, DS, Vita, coming in November for PS4 and X1)
LEGO’s last superhero title, LEGO Batman 2, was a pretty great open world game. And so I’m very happy that we’re getting a Marvel version. From what we’ve seen, the game looks great, and I’m almost certain that Marvel Super Heroes will be just as funny, light hearted and addictive as every other LEGO game.
Batman: Arkham Origins (October 25, PC, PS3, 360, Wii U)
The Arkham games have always been exceptionally good, and Arkham Origins looks like no exception. Although it’s not developed by Rocksteady, it seems that Warner Bros. Montreal have added a new spin on the franchise, with a prequel story that looks both interesting and badass. The combat’s the same as ever, the open world’s bigger than ever, and the Joker’s back: what more could you want?
Battlefield 4 (October 29, PS3, 360, Wii U, at launch for PS4 and X1)
Bang bang bang bang. Shooty shooty. BOOOM. Bang bang bang. Die. Repeat. It’s the same as every other Battlefield game. But this time it looks even nicer! If you like guns, and you like America, you’ll like this game. Go forth and shoot things.
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag (October 29, PS3, 360, Wii U, at launch for PS4 and X1)
Although Assassin’s Creed 3 didn’t quite live up to my lofty expectations, I have complete confidence that AC4 will. It seems to be adding a new, Far Cry-esque element to the familiar exploring and fighting mechanics: islands galore, free diving and, of course, sharks. The game’s superb marketing is helping to generate further hype, and thus October 29 cannot come soon enough.
Is there anything you think we missed? Anything that you desperately want the world to know about? Let us know in the comments.