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Top 70 Game Trends in October

From Gamer Eyewear Collections to Actor-Starring Cyberpunk Slashers

— October 24, 2020 — Tech
The October 2020 game trends highlight recent innovations in gaming hardware, accessories, and of course, game releases for every platform.

In 2021, Avalanche Software and Warner Bros. are set to release 'Hogwarts Legacy,' a new RPG that takes place in the iconic wizarding world before it even knew the boy wizard. Navigating the world as a student in the 19th century, players can make alliances and decisions that will shape the future of the magical world—all while they gain new skills and encounter fantastical beasts never seen before.

Another inclusion is the 2020 Chipotle Challenger Series, which enabled 'Fortnite' players to compete in teams for the chance to win a grand prize of $30,000, along with a year of free meals at the fast casual food chain.
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Activity
Freshness
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Explosive Cartoon Battle Games
Explosive Cartoon Battle Games
'Battletoads' Allows for Couch Co-Op Play Between Three People
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69
Kung-Fu Stickman Games
Kung-Fu Stickman Games
'One Finger Death Punch 2' is a Simple but Addicting Fighting Game
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68
3D Survival RPGs
3D Survival RPGs
Players Act as a Versatile Survivalist in 'Little Devil Inside'
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67
Paranormal Action-Adventure Games
Paranormal Action-Adventure Games
'GhostWire: Tokyo' is Coming to PlayStation 5 and PC in 2021
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66
Story-Driven Spirit Guide Games
Story-Driven Spirit Guide Games
'Kena: Bridge of Spirits' is a Beautiful Third-Person Adventure
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65
Hyperreal Moon-Set Action Games
Hyperreal Moon-Set Action Games
Capcom's 'Pragmata' is Coming to New Consoles in 2022
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64
Third-Person Sci-Fi Shooter Games
Third-Person Sci-Fi Shooter Games
Players Control a Stranded Space Pilot in 'Returnal'
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63
Open Criminal Underworld Games
Open Criminal Underworld Games
'Gotham Knights' Calls Upon Players to Replace a Deceased Batman
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62
Viking Legend RPGs
Viking Legend RPGs
'Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla' Will Launch in Unison with the Xbox Series X
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61
Frozen Planet Game Expansions
Frozen Planet Game Expansions
'Destiny 2: Beyond Light' Adds New Challenges to the FPS
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60
Superhuman Open-World Adventure Games
Superhuman Open-World Adventure Games
'Project Athia' is Specifically Designed for PlayStation 5
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59
Afterlife-Themed Video Games
Afterlife-Themed Video Games
Spiritfarer Educates Players on How to Cope with the Concept of Death
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58
Psionic Warrior RPGs
Psionic Warrior RPGs
Players Navigate a Futuristic World as a Powerful Psychic in 'Scarlet Nexus'
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57
Failed Tech Start-Up Games
Failed Tech Start-Up Games
Players Navigate a Dystopian World as an Unpaid Intern in 'Going Under'
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56
Revived Mob Games
Revived Mob Games
'Mafia: Definitive Edition' is a Remake of the 2002 Video Game
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55
Third-Person Cat Adventure Games
Third-Person Cat Adventure Games
'Stray' is Set is a Dangerous Neon-Lit Cyber City
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54
Magical Skill-Building Puzzle Games
Magical Skill-Building Puzzle Games
'Tin & Kuna' is a New Adventure from Black River Studios
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53
Digital Tabletop Gaming Platforms
Digital Tabletop Gaming Platforms
Game Board Merges the Physical, Digital & Social Worlds of Games
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52
App-Based Fantasy Adventures
App-Based Fantasy Adventures
'Marble Knights' is Available Through the Apple Arcade
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51
Battlemage Survival Games
Battlemage Survival Games
'Spellbreak' Allows Players to Battle One Another as Powerful Mages
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50
Atmospheric Typing RPGs
Atmospheric Typing RPGs
'Nanotale - Typing Chronicles' Follows Rosalind the Archivist
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49
Expanded Game Customization Tools
Expanded Game Customization Tools
EA Games is Launching 100 More 'Sims 4' Skin Tone Swatches
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48
Futuristic Megalopolis RPGs
Futuristic Megalopolis RPGs
Players Fight Their Way to Eternal Life in 'Cyberpunk 2077'
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47
Customizable Team-Based Adventure Games
Customizable Team-Based Adventure Games
'Watch Dogs: Legion' is the Series' Third Installment
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46
Fall Video Game Updates
Fall Video Game Updates
Animal Crossing's Fall Update Comes with Spooky Surprises
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45
Heroic Party-Based Strategy Games
Heroic Party-Based Strategy Games
'Tears of Avia' Requires Players to Build and Level Up a Group
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44
Biographical Adventure Games
Biographical Adventure Games
Players Explore Personal Narratives in 'Welcome to Elk'
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43
Greek Mythology Adventure Games
Greek Mythology Adventure Games
Players Must Save the Greek Gods in 'Immortals Fenyx Rising'
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42
Multi-Dimensional Cartoon Shooter Games
Multi-Dimensional Cartoon Shooter Games
'Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart' is a Sequel to the 2016 Game
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41
Primordial Survival Games
Primordial Survival Games
Players Aim to Save Their Family from Insect Invasion in 'Tamarin'
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40
Retro Future Racing Games
Retro Future Racing Games
'Inertial Drift' is a Challenging 90s-Inspired Arcade-Style Racing Game
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39
Time-Freezing RPG Remakes
Time-Freezing RPG Remakes
'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake' Reimagines the 2003 Classic
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38
Nightmare-Combating Adventure Games
Nightmare-Combating Adventure Games
'Figment: Creed Valley' is a Puzzle-Filled Dream World
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37
Guerilla Warfare FPS Games
Guerilla Warfare FPS Games
'Far Cry 6' is Set in a Fictional Caribbean Island Run by a Dictator
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36
Space Age Life Simulations
Space Age Life Simulations
Sims 4 Players Can Now Access the 'Star Wars: Journey to Batuu' Pack
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35
Season-Themed Adventure Games
Season-Themed Adventure Games
'Ary and the Secret of Seasons' Explores the Magical World of Valdi
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34
Fast-Paced Intergalactic FPS Games
Fast-Paced Intergalactic FPS Games
Players Fight Off Alien Invaders in 'Serious Sam 4'
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33
Terrifying Next-Gen Horror Games
Terrifying Next-Gen Horror Games
'Resident Evil Village' is Coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X
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32
Fish Planet Adventures
Fish Planet Adventures
Players Explore Fish Planets as a Young Girl and Her Alter Ego in 'TOHU'
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31
Western-Inspired Space Simulation Games
Western-Inspired Space Simulation Games
'Rebel Galaxy Outlaw' Takes Place in a Lawless Space World
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30
Single-Player Pirate RPGs
Single-Player Pirate RPGs
'King of Seas' is Full of Battles, Island Discoveries, and Lost Treasure
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29
Living Room Racing Games
Living Room Racing Games
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Turns Rooms into Racetracks with AR
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28
Next-Gen Superhero Games
Next-Gen Superhero Games
Marvel's 'Spider-Man: Miles Morales' is Coming to PS5
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27
Futuristic Top-Down Shooter Games
Futuristic Top-Down Shooter Games
'Death Carnival' Invites Players to Battle Monsters and Machines
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26
Elemental Fantasy Combat Games
Elemental Fantasy Combat Games
Players Aim to Prevent an Apocalypse in 'Godfall'
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25
19th Century Open-World Wizard RPGs
19th Century Open-World Wizard RPGs
'Hogwarts Legacy' Allows Players to Shape the Wizarding World
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24
Futuristic Self-Discovery Games
Futuristic Self-Discovery Games
Players Must Guide Sarah Through a Mysterious Lab in 'The True'
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23
2D Cinematic Combat Games
2D Cinematic Combat Games
'Unto The End' is a Strategy-Based Action Adventure
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22
Shipwrecked Survival Games
Shipwrecked Survival Games
Players Must Navigate an Uncharted Island in 'Windbound'
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21
Exclusive Monster-Slaying RPGs
Exclusive Monster-Slaying RPGs
Capcom Will Release 'Monster Hunter Rise' on Nintendo Switch
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20
Community-Building Adventure Games
Community-Building Adventure Games
Players Must Save a Strange Vegetable Species in 'Drake Hollow'
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19
Instant Gaming Startups
Instant Gaming Startups
Playco is a New Startup That Bets on the Emerging Market of Casual Gaming
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18
Two-Player Image Processing Games
Two-Player Image Processing Games
'Spot the Difference' is Now Offered in a Multi-Player Edition
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17
Compact Next-Gen Gaming Consoles
Compact Next-Gen Gaming Consoles
The Xbox Series S will Deliver Robust Performance in a Small Unit
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16
Fast-Paced Cyberpunk Slasher Games
Fast-Paced Cyberpunk Slasher Games
'Ghostrunner' is Set in a Violent Resource-Scarce Tower City
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15
In-Game Film Screenings
In-Game Film Screenings
The Warhol Museum is Showing Chelsea Girls within Animal Crossing
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14
Tranquil Puzzle Games
Tranquil Puzzle Games
'The Last Campfire' Spotlights a Lost Ember in Search of a Way Back Home
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13
In-Game Rap Concerts
In-Game Rap Concerts
Anderson .Paak is Set to Take Fortnite's Party Royale Spotlight Soundstage
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12
Video Game Beauty Films
Video Game Beauty Films
Shiseido's Camellia Project Invites Users to Connect in Animal Crossing
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11
Food-Branded Esports Events
Food-Branded Esports Events
The 2020 Chipotle Challenger Series Was Made for 'Fornite' Players
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10
Dedicated Gaming Service Controllers
Dedicated Gaming Service Controllers
The Amazon Luna Controller Has Cloud Direct Technology
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9
Gaming-Specific Eyewear Collections
Gaming-Specific Eyewear Collections
OAKLEY Unveiled Its First Optical Solution Designed for Gaming
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8
Nutrition-Focused eSports Collaborations
Nutrition-Focused eSports Collaborations
Nordavind & Bodylab's Partnership Emphasizes Performance
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7
Ghost-Hunting AR Games
Ghost-Hunting AR Games
Haunted Candy Hunt Supports a Safe, Stay-Home Halloween
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6
Retro Handheld Gaming Releases
Retro Handheld Gaming Releases
The Nintendo Game & Watch is Being Rereleased by the Company
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5
Pro-Grade Mobile Game Controllers
Pro-Grade Mobile Game Controllers
The Serafim S1 Smartphone Game Controller is Easy to Use
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4
Spherical Anti-Fatigue Gaming Controllers
Spherical Anti-Fatigue Gaming Controllers
The Conceptual 'Sticky' Game Controller is Ergonomic
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3
Hyper-Realistic Racing Simulators
Hyper-Realistic Racing Simulators
The Aston Martin & Curv AMR-C01 is Sports Car-Like
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2
eSports Performance Burger Campaigns
eSports Performance Burger Campaigns
KFC Launched a Mockumentary That Targets Gamers
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1
Affordable Gaming Furniture Accessories
Affordable Gaming Furniture Accessories
IKEA and ASUS Republic of Gamers Launch New Collection
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