5 October 2012 Video Games You Have To Play (Part 1: October 1st – 16th)
As we pointed out yesterday, October 2012 is going to be a very busy month for gaming releases. So we have decided to split up our monthly ’5 Games You Have To Play’ article into two parts. In Part 1, you can expect it to include the top games from the 1st of October to the 16th.
Resident Evil 6 (PS3, Xbox 360) – October 2nd
If the most recent Resident Evil 6 demo is anything to go on, we can expect a different Resident Evil experience this time around. You can now move while shooting, which is extremely helpful because not only will the zombies attack you with weapons, new types of enemies will shoot back, forcing you to use cover to your advantage. Once you start up the game, you’ll be able to play through three different campaigns as either Leon Kennedy, Chris Redfield, or Jake Muller and they will all be accompanied by a partner that can either be controlled by AI or another person via co-op play.
Though some of the new changes this time around may be a turn-off for some people, Resident Evil 6 will no doubt get the series back on track after the disappointing Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City earlier this year.
NBA 2K13 (PS3, PSP, Xbox 360, Wii) – October 2nd
Including Kinect functionality and three of the biggest stars in basketball today on the cover, NBA 2K13 looks to take the franchise even further than the fast selling and award-winning NBA 2K12 did. It will include a much better career mode, unique abilities for each player, right analog stick dribbling for more precise movements, and even the chance to play a match between the 2012 USA Men’s National Team and the 1992 Dream Team.
Sports fans who have already played through Madden NFL 13 and NHL 13 should definitely check this one out.
Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 (DS) – October 7th
Marking the first time a Pokemon game in the main series has ever seen a direct sequel, Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2 take place 2 years after Pokemon Black and Pokemon White. Within those two years, three gyms have seen their leaders swapped out, Pokemon from other regions have now made the trip to Unova, and N returns with either Black Kyurem or White Kyurem after he fuses his Zekrom or Reshiram with Kyurem. Though the gameplay hasn’t seen too many changes, you can still expect to be addicted by the ‘catch-em-all’ formula for hours upon hours.
Dishonored (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) – October 9th
What can be best described as a more stealth-oriented version of Bioshock, Dishonored looks to be one of the best games of the year. Set within the city of Dunwall, you play as Corvo Atano, a former bodyguard framed for the murder of the Empress. As any good video game goes, you seek revenge against those who framed you, using a mix of stealth and your awesome supernatural powers.
We named it as our #2 Most Anticipated Game For The Rest Of 2012 and we couldn’t be more excited to get our hands on this game in just a few weeks time.
Doom 3 BFG Edition (PS3, PC, Xbox 360) – October 16th
Though most people have already played all of the Doom games, Doom 3 BFG Edition is a must own for fans of the series. Featuring improved graphics and sound, a better checkpoint system, a new armour-mounted flashlight, the Resurrection of Evil expansion pack, and a new expansion titled The Lost Mission, this will be the best version of Doom 3 ever made. Add in the fact that Doom 1 and Doom 2 are included for free and you have a great $40 package on consoles (or $30 on PC).
Though we only highlighted 5 games, other titles like 007 Legends, Dance Central 3, Ragnarok Odyssey, New Little King’s Story, Mugen Souls, and Silent Hill: Book Of Memories more than deserve your attention during the first half of October.
You May Also Like: