The first week of October 2019 brings us several Content Drops or PC game releases. This week, we’ll have a couple of big-name shooters: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint and Destiny 2: Shadowkeep (along with its free-to-play version called New Light). Apart from these, we’ll also see Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered, Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory, Warsaw, and Neo Cab.
For the other games that will be releasing this October 2019, check out the monthly PC game releases listing. As for the rest of the games launching this year and beyond, you can view the full release dates list.
Destiny 2: New Light and Destiny 2: Shadowkeep
- Release Date: October 1
- Developer: Bungie
- Publisher: Bungie
- Store: Steam
Destiny 2‘s free-to-play version, New Light, releases on the first day of October. The same goes for its Year 3 expansion: Shadowkeep. This is Bungie’s first foray into the realm of self-publishing Destiny-related content without the help of Activision-Blizzard.
Destiny 2: Shadowkeep will take players back to the moon to team up with Eris Morn. The lone Guardian needs your help after the Hive nightmares of the past have been unleashed. This catastrophe is also followed by the invasion of the Vex. Numerous activities such as Nightmare Hunts, a new dungeon, and the Garden of Salvation raid await. Major changes such as Armor 2.0, Artifacts, and a progression system are also in store for Destiny 2: Shadowkeep.
As for the free-to-play New Light, newcomers can expect a lot of content. Every activity from Destiny 2‘s first year can be experienced, as well as a handful from the Forsaken expansion. You can also patrol the moon alongside other Shadowkeep players. You can find a detailed breakdown of what you can expect in your Destiny 2 journey from both New Light and Shadowkeep.
Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory
- Release Date: October 3
- Developer: Black Shamrock/Cyanide Studios
- Publisher: Bigben Interactive
- Store: Epic
Paranoia was originally a tabletop RPG released back in 1984. Written and designed by Greg Costikyan (Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game) and other vets, Paranoia depicted a dystopian future where the city of Alpha Complex was ruled by a sentient AI. As for Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory, it’s actually the first-ever video game adaptation of the tabletop RPG.
Inspired by the original tabletop offerings, Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory once again places you in Alpha Complex as part of a team of Troubleshooters — in that you shoot “trouble.” That “trouble,” in this case, would be any dissident or unruly citizen who happens to earn the ire of governing forces and the powerful Friend Computer.
Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory is a CRPG with a tactical combat system akin to Baldur’s Gate or Pillars of Eternity. You’ll explore your surroundings and use various skills and weapons at your disposal. You’ll also be on the lookout for any “trouble” along the way as you progress through Alpha Complex’s levels.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint
A direct sequel to Wildlands, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint pits you against the most dangerous foes you’ve faced so far: The Wolves. These elite teams of ex-Ghosts are out for blood, and you’ll have a darned time trying to stop them.
The good news is that you don’t have to tackle these challenges solo because Ghost Recon Breakpoint allows you to team up with other buddies in four-player online co-op. Ghost Recon Breakpoint also provides a number of customization options for your weapons and class capabilities to fine-tune everything to your preferred playstyle.
Other Content Drops this week
Warsaw (October 2) – Take out the dastardly Nazis with your ragtag band of soldiers and civilians to survive in this tactical, turn-based RPG set during the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. You can find it on Steam.
Neo Cab (October 3) – You are one of the last purely human taxi drivers around. In a world where AI automatons are becoming the norm, it’s up to you to interact with your passengers to find connections and preserve your humanity. You can find it on Steam.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered (October 4) – Originally released back in 2009, you can dust off those proton packs once the remastered version arrives this October. You can find it on Epic.
Next week’s Content Drops
That does it for October 2019’s first week of Content Drops. Next week’s PC game releases include Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince and Trine: The Ultimate Collection. We’ll also see Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, GRID, Deliver Us The Moon, Mistover, and more. We’ll see you then.
Note: All PC game release dates are for North America.