By Joshua Waddles
22 Oct. 2017
The last full week before Halloween will treat us with several new games on Xbox One and Windows 10.
Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut
In keeping with the October theme, Xbox is releasing Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut on Tuesday, Oct. 24. In this puzzle game, players control the serial killer Skullface as he brutally murders a slew of victims. An isometric game with simple graphics, Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut is a dark comedy that pokes fun of the 80s slasher flics.
Assassin’s Creed Origins
The highlight of the list for most gamers, Assassin’s Creed Origins comes out on Thursday, Oct. 27. Set in Ancient Egypt, the player takes part in a bloody power struggle as the game explores the origins of the Assassins’ Brotherhood.
Just Dance 2018
With over 40 tracks at launch and over 300 songs available with Just Dance Unlimited, Just Dance 2018 dips a soft shoe in on Tuesday, Oct. 24.
Rapala Fishing Pro Series
Do you like fishing, but hate the water, worms and fish? Or more likely, did you waste hours trying to catch the big one during the fishing side quests in the Legend of Zelda series? (Except for Breath of the Wild which doesn’t have a fishing pole yet.)
Rapala Fishing Pro Series will reel you in on Tuesday, Oct. 24. In this game, players compete in world tournaments the same way that pro fishers do, climbing the ranks to build reputation, gain sponsors and become the best angler in the world.
Deer Hunter: Reloaded
On Oct. 24, Deer Hunter: Reloaded saves players the hundreds of dollars normally spent on guns, permits and equipment that hunters normally use. Players won’t be able to eat their kills, but can travel from the dry plains of Texas to frozen Alaska to hunt deer and moose.
Don’t feel bad. The deer deserve it.
We Sing Pop!
On Oct. 24, We Sing Pop! Will bring players together for a party game as they struggle to reach the top of the leaderboards in the cut-throat music industry.
Do you like football, but wish it was more British? Rugby 18 comes out on Oct. 24 and gives players control of a team playing American football’s cousin, rugby. The game faithfully reproduces the differences between rugby and American football and allows players to lead their favorite club to the top in career mode.
Don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it. The great Chris Farley played rugby in college. He wasn’t very good at it, though.
The Mummy Demastered
A 26-bit beat-em-up, the player must battle hordes of undead on Oct. 24 to rescue Princess Ahmanet
AER Memories of Old
Featuring beautiful scenery and flight controls, the player takes control of a shapeshifter, one of the last of its kind on Wednesday, Oct. 25. In the endless skies, lush islands and dark ruins, the player embarks on a pilgrimage to uncover the secrets of the forgotten gods and save the world.
This turn-based-strategy game, released on Oct. 25, puts players in charge of moving armies and heroes across a hex-based game board to battle enemy troops and set up camps.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Join the resistance and battle Nazis on American soil in this first-person shooter. WolfenStein II: The New Colossus hits the shelves and download store on Friday, Oct. 27.
And in 10 years, we’re probably going to find out the game was called Wolfenstain this entire time.