Hard to believe we’re in the latter sixth of the year, but here we are. It’s going to be a big month for the world, but we’re not focussing on that stuff because we’re here to talk about video games. It looks like it’s going to be an excellent month, and while there are lots of games worth keeping an eye on, here is our list of the five to look out for.
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin
Games about farming are a little predictable in their presentation. You’re a person who’s inherited a run-down farm from a family member and so on and so forth. Thankfully, that’s not always the case though. In Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, you play as a spoiled harvest goddess who has to earn their way off of a dangerous island. Sure, you’ll be farming and stuff, but you’ll also be smashing through demons in frantic 2D action.
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin will be journeying out on November 10th.
Destiny 2: Beyond Light
Destiny 2 is officially an indie game, and that means I get to write about how damn good it is. Beyond Light feels like the first point at which Bungie is truly steering the game in the direction they’ve envisioned. It feels like a reset as much as it feels like an expansion, and there will be new abilities and enemies to fight. It’s a good game, so there are high hopes resting on this one.
Destiny 2: Beyond Light is launching on November 10th.
Games about flying on the back of some incredible creature kind of disappeared for a while after the likes of Panzer Dragoon. Thankfully, those good times look set to return with The Falconeer. You take control of, well, a Falconeer, one who rides atop a gigantic bird over rolling seas and impossible geography. You have to fight your way through the various stages and will find yourself in a nice mix of exploration and brutal battles.
The Falconeer flies out on November 10th.
Aside from being a very literal take on the “we are what we eat” adage, Bugsnax is something of a mystery. According to the game’s description, you’ll be discovering and hunting 100 different types of Bugsnax using different contraptions and bait. It also seems a lot like there’s something rather messed-up going on on Snaktooth Island, but we’ll find out more about that when it launches.
You too can chow down when Bugsnax launches November 12th.
If none of the other games takes your fancy, then maybe you’re ready to lead a space agency to Mars? Escapism is the name of the game (well, in this case, the name of the game is Mars Horizon), and what could offer more relief than exploring space. One of the coolest things about this game is that it’s actually been created with support from the European Space Agency.
You can begin your otherworldly journey when Mars Horizon launches on November 17th.
If you like the look of these, then check out the 20 best games of the decade. That’s last decade though, not this decade. We’ll get to that list, but not yet.
Jason is the Editor of The Indie Game Website. He’s a lover of roguelikes, soulslikes, and other kinds of likes. He basically spends a lot of time getting beaten up in games and seems to enjoy it.