It's the first Wednesday of the month, so it's time to look at the games that are released in the coming weeks. Here's all the games for October 2016.
04-10-2016 - by Thijs Kaagman
The gaming season is well on its way after the launch of FIFA 17, so October has quite a few big releases in store for us. After taking a look at the full list (thanks once again VG247), I have handpicked three games that I'll definitely be playing this month.
This month we can finally play the long-awaited third installment of the Mafia series. Mafia III tells the story of Lincoln Clay, an orphan and a Vietnam War veteran who want to build a new crime organisation to compete with the Italian mob. The game is set in 1968 in the fictional city of New Bordeaux, which is based on New Orleans.
Mafia III features an open world that is larger than its predecessors and features ten different regions. Each region has its own style, variety of characters and storylines that the player can complete through either stealth or brutal violence. When you have liberated an area of the local mobs, you can assign one of your own followers to operate in that neighbourhood.
The reveal trailer for Battlefield 1 broke several Youtube records and so did the open beta with over 13 million players. But this month we can finally find out if EA can deliver on that immense hype. Battlefield 1 goes a hundred years back in time, to the war that was supposed to end all wars. You will fight on the green fields of France, the dusty hills of the Sinaï desert and the mountains of the Venetian Alps.
Battlefield 1 also features an extensive singleplayer campaign with several noteworthy characters like Lawrence of Arabia and the Red Baron. You can play for up to 10 hours before the release on October 21 by enlisting in the Battlefield Play First trial.
Maybe mobs, wars and shooting isn’t your thing. Then you’re probably looking forward to the remastered version of Skyrim. One of the most beloved games of all times gets remastered for the next generation of consoles this month with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Special Editon. It’s quite a mouthful, isn’t it?
Of course this Special Edition contains all the DLC and extra content for Skyrim, but most importantly it features several new graphics options. First of all, the game will run on 1080p on consoles, but there’s also a dynamic depth of field, improved reflections, better graphical effects and it supports mods on Xbox One.