As we wobble precariously on the brink of October, let us look ahead to pleasant things to come in the form of Microsoft’s latest batch of Game Pass additions on Xbox One, PC, and now, thanks to the magic of clouds, Android. And while we’re here, I’ll do October’s Games with Gold – featuring the likes of Costume Quest and Maid of Sker – too, okay?
October (specifically 1st October) starts with a bang and a hop on Game Pass, bringing Doom Eternal to Xbox One and Android – which should delight fans of shooting things messily and also jumping. “The game is fundamentally the 2016 reboot again with new props,” said Eurogamer contributor Edwin in his review earlier this year, “and its dogged commitment to Doom’s narrative universe is as baffling as the firefights are exhilarating”.
Meanwhile, 1st October also sees the arrival of Drake Hollow on Game Pass for PC. This one, if you’re unfamiliar, is the darkly whimsical cooperative village-building action mash-up from The Flame in the Flood developer The Molasses Flood.