Top New Video Games Releasing On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week -- October 18-24, 2020

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Halloween is getting closer, which means it's time for New Releases to get a little spooky. This week, you can run from monsters in Amnesia: Rebirth or face them head-on in the first part of Doom Eternal's The Ancient Gods DLC. You can also take a few runs at rogue-lite The Red Lantern or try the game that started it all with the re-release of Rogue. Finally, Transformers: Battlegrounds rolls out this week, too.

Amnesia: Rebirth -- October 20

Available on: PS4, PC

This new spin on the Amnesia games is set in the Algerian desert, where you'll have to run from the series' trademark monsters, solve puzzles, and figure out why the desert residents have disappeared. Rebirth is also more about the theme of survival, according to developer Frictional Games. Expect a mix of wide-open and claustrophobic spaces as you try to survive.

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Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods - Part One -- October 20

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Stadia

Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods
Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods

Apparently slaying all those demons has upset the balance of heaven and hell, so this new story DLC sees you correcting that imbalance. Of course, you'll be facing new demons, too. The Ancient Gods is actually a standalone expansion, so you can buy it for $20/£16 a la carte. It's also included in Eternal's season pass, which will run you $30/£25.

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Rogue -- October 20

Available on: PC

Rogue
Rogue

When we say a game is a rogue-lite or rogue-like, it's because of this seminal game from 1980. Rogue started the random-dungeon crawling phenomenon, and now it's getting a re-release on Steam. Purists don't need to worry, though--it's the same ASCII art-based game with all the classic enemies, potions, and more.

The Red Lantern -- October 22

Available on: PC, Switch

The Red Lantern
The Red Lantern

Speaking of Rogue, The Red Lantern is a rouge-lite that sees you and a team of sled dogs trying to survive in the Alaskan wilderness. As you ride around, you'll decide when to make camp, hunt animals, or explore abandoned cabins in the middle of nowhere. You'll also have to manage your and your dogs' hunger and energy the whole time.

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Transformers: Battlegrounds -- October 23

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch

Transformers: Battlegrounds
Transformers: Battlegrounds

This is a tactics game based on the ever-popular Transformers toys, letting you command Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and more on the battlefield. You'll wage war against the Decepticons across a variety of terrain, from cities to forests to deserts. You can team up with a friend to command the Autobots in co-op, too.

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There's still one more episode of New Releases for October to come, which means one last round of new games for the Halloween season. We'll get into those next week, with titles like Ghostrunner and The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope.

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Why, why, why????

Why are tons of games coming out with what look like lazy graphics on such powerful consoles? It seems like we are going backwards? The Dreamcast & GameCube had better graphics than many of these new games that are coming out & I always wanted to see what Dreamcast games would look like with modern graphics.

I have discussed this with my friends & we all feel the same way & we are not buying the majority of these new games. We realize that tons of games are coming out, but not many that we are interested to play & we keep on saying "there is nothing NEW to play!"

WHAT IS GOING ON??

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Missing Paper Beast as well. Solasta Crown of the Magister.
Pumpkin Jack.
Did you know there release over 10 to 20 games like every day?
Only a couple make it through the social blender to be accepted but a lot of them are still insanely fun.
Gamespot just picks a few and calls it done!

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@supersven1234: The premise of this weekly show is to highlight the top five we're most excited for, and it has always been promoted as such in the video. A show collecting every single game release every single week would be unmanageable.

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@tonywilson: Crazy thought: Make the article longer than the show. Many of us just READ and click the links.

Flash the rest of the list over a couple of seconds at the end.

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@Pyrosa: I'd recommend this if you prefer reading over watching:

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/october-2020-all-the-major-game-releases-for-ps4-switch-xbox-one-pc/1100-6482697/

We do one of those at the top of every month!

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"Don't make me look bad in front of my dogs"

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Oh, and while that’s cool they’re releasing Rogue like that, Nethack is vastly superior and for decades has been kind of the game you’d want to compare these to, not the original rogue.

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@wolfpup7: Must be played strictly in a remote fbsd/linux session while at work!

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Dang, that transformers game is a real game? I just assumed it was some free to play garbage. An actual game with that gameplay sounds great with transformers, obviously assuming it’s decent.

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Red latern looks pretty good...anyone touches my dogs their dogmeat ( literally ) 💀👻🐶💞

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Rogue was my first Rogue-like.

It has rarely been bested.

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You can never go wrong with a new DOOM game.

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@ronaldmcreagan: Unless you’re playing it on a console.

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@jsprunk: I play on a pregnancy test, powered by a room-sized potato battery.

(both from actual reports in the last month)

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@Pyrosa: I’m playing on a toaster oven. Less viruses.

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@jsprunk: Normally I would agree with you, but DOOM is one of those rare games that runs at 60FPS on all the consoles "except" the Switch. There's nothing wrong with console gaming if you're playing at 60FPS.

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@ronaldmcreagan: Technically, it's an expansion. But point well taken 😉

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What about Pumpkin Jack? October 23rd.......Where is the Halloween spirit here? LOL.

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@soulcrusher777: I keep that in the liquor cabinet.

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@jsprunk: LOL... Man, I'm gonna blame you if I see Pumpkin Spice JD on the shelf now. ;)

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@soulcrusher777: When you encounter your first Ur-vile in Rogue and your blood runs cold, you'll understand that Rogue IS a Halloween game.

A perfectly good run with lots of Identify luck, now hinges on the next 5-10 keystrokes.

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@Pyrosa: WTF?

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@soulcrusher777: It's a joke -- all the enemies are little letters.

The Ur-vile is the letter U. ;)

(BUT... It is a pretty tough fight, stats-wise.)

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