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
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
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
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
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.