The best indie games coming to PS4 and PS5 in October 2022 – PlayStation.Blog
October and you know what that means – freaks and fears abound! There’s no better time to dive into insanely experimental and stylish survival horror than the spooky Halloween season, and this month’s PlayStation Indies is doing just that. As for the “freaks” – well, we have a bunch of very strange creatures and some monstrous brawlers straight from the barnyard. Oh, and the geometric object is so intimidating that it makes alien predators tremble in fear. Let’s see what you can expect from PS4 and PS5 this month.
The creative minds of the developers ACE Team (Rock of Ages, Zeno Clash, Abyss Odyssey) are back with an otherworldly adventure. Far out in the universe, there is a majestic planet teeming with strange life forms that are struggling to survive. But even in these harsh conditions, one threat rises above all others: the crushing, destructive power of the Cylinders.
You take control of Trebhum, a strange wandering creature with the ability to transform and adapt to its environment through food. Explore four beautiful alien biomes – savannah, tundra, desert, and a bizarrely mutated Infested Sector – all while modifying your Trebhums herd to respond to the dangers posed by the environment and other creatures. Grow extra legs to boost your stamina, retractable eyes to better see your surroundings, and inflate your body for extra inventory space. Explore, evolve and unlock the secrets of the Cylinder before it destroys everything.
Release date: October 13 | Publisher: Good Shepherd | PS5
Their war herds
Small, cute animals turn into a real drive in this extraordinary one-on-one fighting game from Mane6. Created by and for fans of the genre, Them’s Fightin’ Herds is a beautifully animated and humorous animal fighting game with character designs by acclaimed animation producer Lauren Faust. These furry, scaly fighters can run on all fours, but they have just as much polished fighting skills as their human counterparts, backed up with magical energy that can be harnessed for movement and offensive skills unique to each character. If smashing barn doors with your local buddies isn’t enough for you, you can challenge your friends both online and offline thanks to the smooth rollback network code.
Release date: October 18 | Publisher: Game Mode | ps4, ps5
Some historians suggest that the customs of the Roman festivals of the Saturnalia were absorbed into the Christmas holidays. But in the case of Saturnalia, a game from the famous Italian indie studio Santa Ragione, Halloween is a much more appropriate time of year, because this survival horror roguelike is anything but festive.
You will travel to Sardinia, an island off the coast of Italy, home to the village of Gravoi, where a strange ritual is performed every winter solstice. As you take control of four different characters, you’ll explore confusing corridors and terrifying twisting passages as you try to keep the ever-looming darkness from engulfing you.
Saturnalia’s stunning and unique graphics, which combine vibrant colors with high-contrast pencil shading, perfectly enhance the rambling, otherworldly atmosphere. The twisting, maze-like structure of Gravoi also changes completely with each playthrough, bringing new fears every time you play.
Release date: October 27 | Publisher: Santa Ragione | ps5, ps4
In the distant future, at the edge of space, a ship crash-lands on a cold, barren planet. When android tech Elster searches for her missing teammate, she discovers what appears to be an abandoned “re-education” camp. As horrifying visions and unfamiliar memories race through her mind, the answers to her many questions lie in strange radio broadcasts. They point to something mysterious deep below the planet’s surface, which Elster must travel to discover.
Signalis combines intense, terrifying survival combat and resource management with a mixture of 3D polygons and 2D sprites to create a unique, extremely detailed pixelated look. Explore the planet’s bleak, surreal environment from a top-down perspective as you piece together a twisted psychological thriller. Can you overcome both visible and invisible evil forces long enough to come up with a stunning result?
Release date: October 27 | Publisher: modest games | PS4