Players’ Choice: Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time voted October’s best new game

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Players’ Choice: Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time voted October’s best new game

With runners-up Watch Dogs: Legion, Star Wars: Squadrons, and FIFA 21.

Congrats to our favorite orange marsupial — Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is October’s Players’ Choice winner! Toys for Bob’s new entry in the iconic series — the first new mainline title in over 20 years — wowed players and critics alike, so it’s no surprise to see it earn the most votes in October’s poll.

Watch Dogs: Legion and Star Wars: Squadrons put up a fight, though, each garnering enough votes to round out the top three.

See you next month!


I know PS5 is juuuuust around the corner, but let’s take a look back at October’s big new PS4 games and figure out which one was the best, yeah?

October was a big one — we started off strong with Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time and Star Wars Squadrons, FIFA 21 hit the pitch, and Watch Dogs: Legion snuck in right at the end of the month. Plus, we saw delightful new indies like Carto, Ikenfell, and Ray’s the Dead, the party game wizards at Jackbox Games released a new Party Pack, Amnesia: Rebirth taught us new lessons in terror, the second entry in the Dark Pictures Anthology made its debut… and plenty more.

We’ll leave the polls up through the end of the weekend, so get those votes in and we’ll reveal the winner next week. See you then!


How does it work? At the end of every month, PlayStation.Blog will open a poll where you can vote for the best new game released that month. Soon thereafter, we’ll close the polls, tally your votes, and announce the winner at PlayStation.Blog. PlayStation Store will also showcase some top Players’ Choice winners throughout the year.

What is the voting criteria? That’s up to you! If you were only able to recommend one new release to a friend that month, which would it be? In keeping with our long tradition in the Game of the Year Awards, remastered or re-released games won’t qualify. Ambitious, larger-scale rebuilds and remakes like Shadow of the Colossus and Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy will.

How are nominees decided? The PlayStation.Blog and PlayStation Store editorial teams will gather a list of that month’s most noteworthy releases and use it to seed the poll. Write-in votes will be accepted.


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  • Maybe it doesn’t really fit in here now, but I just want to have it said again. This new shop design is so confusing. You can’t find anything anymore. It’s just awful and timeconsuming. I don’t know what you were thinking, when you decided to change it to that messy state. But hey it’s your shop, but removing all the tried and true features – truly not the best idea.

    • and they removed the trailers and screenshots from the desktop version…. WHY ?!

    • Yes, I meant the desktop version. No thumbnail title, no filtering, no sorting, no genres, no trailers, no screenshots – it’s just terrible.

    • + no wishlists, massive ads and icons so big they could block out the sun, even if you were sitting on the sun.

    • I agree with the MiseryPrincess! Why remove a wishlist? It was convenient. In addition, support for the safari browser has ended.

    • I have to say I love the new web store. It’s so hard for me to use/spend my money that my bank balance will be eternally grateful…

    • I know they said that some features are missing until its worldwide. But I fully agree. The new store is absolute garbage. They specifically called out there was not going to be a wish list anymore an thats a major feature. I was using it constantly.

    • Agreed. Ugly, hard to access and navigate, no trailers, and no wishlist… no clue what they were thinking. But, at least, I can save money, since I’m not using it anymore!

    • The store on the new app is much better

    • I do not like it either.

    • I’m wondering if they used brain while working on new store. Ever heard Don’t fix it if ain’t broken?

    • Totally agree but had to reply to do this as we can no longer “like” peoples comments, a step backwards in the store and the blog.

    • The store on the console is also now missing the Add-On’s section meaning can’t buy DLC pack for existing games, one example being money for GTA Online, no longer shows the store packs on the game tab whereas it does for Red Dead Redemption II.

      Hopefully Add-On’s is put back onto the console store soon, it’s very hard to find DLC.

  • I hope this poll doesn’t embarrass Watch Dogs Legions XD

  • Probably the first poll that doesnt appear loaded

  • Crash 4 was the best game on that list easily.

    • Btw idk how we’re supposed to pick the best game when the Nov poll rolls around. Choosing between Spider-Man, Demon’s Souls, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, The Pathless, and many more is going to be difficult.

    • @Mercenary09 – what difference does it make? It’s not like anybody has actually tried all the games on this list – it’s really a question about whose marketing was better and convinced you to pick it up.

      Yes, you have a point about November – but the real answer about which of those games is best will be more easily answered in a few months, when we see how they perform, how they’re patched, and how long people are still talking about them as more things start showing up.

  • Justin, for what it’s worth, the Player’s Choice gfx overlay still says September ;) PLAYERSCHOICE_OCT_V2.PSD inbound!!

    That aside, interesting month, I genuinely don’t know who will take it this time! Usually we have a pretty clear leader but this one may be up for grabs a bit!

  • All the other games are just remade versions of older games, except Star Wars: Squadrons. It’s trying new things.

  • I tink its kile bad

  • Ps5 launch day is almost upon us and I love playstation and sony

  • There is only one answer to this question

  • Shame ghost of Tsushima legends is not on this list, brilliant addition to an otherwise fantastic game

  • Crash 4 is my best game ever I’ve seen this so far and was my childhood favorite game in PS2 era I still love Crash Bandicoot series from now on.

  • Best game that came out in October was Ghost of Tsushima Legends!!! This should have been included in the poll!

  • Why did they remove the wishlist?! I used to have all my wanted games on that list & i could easily just look at that & see which games of interest went on sale where as now i have got to go through the entire store to find out which are on sale! Really annoying! & the new design is horrendous, so disorganised unlike before, if it aint broke dont fix it 🤬

  • Many October releases not listed. Any love for these?

    Orangeblood, Liege Dragon, Cafeteria Nipponica, Electronic Super Joy 2, Smoots World Cup Tennis, Let’s Sing Queen, Lost Artifacts: Soulstone, Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix, 9th Dawn III, Skatemasta Tcheco, Arcade Archives: Ben Bero Beh, Outbreak: Lost Hope, Neighbours Back From Hell, Reflection of Mine, Ben 10: Power Trip, Halloween Candy Break, Crysis Remastered, Street Racer Underground, Petal Crash, Remothered: Broken Porcelain, Foregone, Red Wings: Aces of the Sky, Brotherhood United, Two Parsecs from Earth, Rainbows Toilets and Unicorns, Onee Chanbara Origin, Legend of the Tetrarchs, Garden Gnomes: Lost King, Beyond Enemy Lines 2, Arcade Archives: Arabian, Cake Bash, Space Crew, Ping Redux, My Universe: School Teacher, Good Dog Bad Dog, Double Pug Switch, Monster Truck Championship, This is the Zodiac Speaking, Doodle God: Evolution, Raji: An Ancient Epic, Robotics;Notes Elite, Robotics;Notes Dash, Pato Box, Tin and Kuna, Race With Ryan: Road Trip, Lust for Darkness, 9 Monkeys of Shaolin, Car Mayhem, Terra Bomber, Macrotis: A Mother’s Journey, Crosskrush, Arcade Archives: Super Cobra, Asterix and Obelix XXL: Romastered, Supraland, Supermarket Shriek, Grood, Transformers: Battlegrounds, Lord of the Click, The Wild Eight, Swimsanity, Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues, My Universe: Fashion Boutique, Wunderling, Stories Untold, Dungreed, Seek Hearts, The Language of Love, Star99, Lost Artifacts: Time Machine, Santa’s Xmas Adventure, Mom Hid My Game, Zombies Ruined My Day, Wonder Blade, Re:Turn: One Way Trip, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Tcheco in the Castle of Lucio, Sweet Witches, NHL 94 Rewind, Top Run, Mad Rat Dead, Axes, Ninja Legends, Allison’s Diary: Rebirth, Family Mysteries 2: Echoes of Tomorrow, and finally Cube Raiders.

  • Definitely Watch Dogs

  • Just funny

  • I think the best game is watch dogs
    👍👍

  • Gday m8888

  • I think Crash Bandicoot 4 is really great😊👌, but I expected a lot more from watch dogs legion, it was not at all as you showed in the trailers.😢

  • I voted for Star Wars Squadrons because that is only new game I got in October. Looks like many other worthy competitors on the list.

  • I voted watch dogs legion cuz it
    Might be fun to control people

  • Wow this update is Great!! 😍

  • Vote crash bandicoot. FIFA keeps getting worse every year

    • Which of the Fifa versions have you played the last 5 years? And how are they getting worse? I have played them all, and no, thats just not true :)

  • I would choose FIFA21

  • Watch Dog’s Legion released on the 29th XD XD I mean, it’s still a good game, but seeing as it’s just been released and is on this list, games like Crash 4 being picked (for example) just because it’s been out longer then Legion. Not alot of people have been able to preorder or purchase this game right out of the gate.

  • New “Store” on desktop is absolutely HORRIBLE. Its not even a store anymore.

  • To be honest I am a huge Star Wars fan so I was gonna pick Star Wars squadrons but watch dogs legion looks pretty cool (I don’t own any of the games on the whole list lol) because there’s so many characters to play as so I voted watchdogs

  • Watch_Dogs Legion is great
    Also the ps app is confusing and PS3, VITA And PSP are gone from it Ps Vita is the Best Console ever any chance there will be a new PlayStation Portable Console if yes pls call it PS Vita 2

  • the new update and everything is very confusing. sony wish you guys have never done it but i guess they are changing everything bcuz of ps5

  • I think crash bandicoot 4 was a good game

  • Honestly star wars squadron has been a blast. A solid game for ppl who love flight games

  • Watch dogs is awesome

  • I’m so excited for Crash Bandicoot 4! I also really like the new updates PlayStation app. It looks fresh!

  • Cold Steel 4’s great but it’s quite familiar feeling so voted for Little Hope since it’s considerably better than Man of Medan.

  • Crash Bandicoot 4 It’s about time is the crash game I have waited 22 years for I am having so much fun on that game it’s a bit challenging though

  • I think crash bandicoot 4 it’s about time should win it a awesome game

  • For me Star Wars squadrons was the best game of October. It’s sad that it died so quickly.

  • Honestly, everybody should know that Sony’s motto is if it ain’t broke, break it. They’ll fix it someday guys just chill.

  • I like the new update for mobile, I feel it more easier to find the games fast, except for the wishlist, which there’s none, but everything else is good.

  • Да, без списка пожеланий довольно трудно /Yes, without a wish list it’s pretty hard

  • I like you people who ever you are and

  • Crash 4 surprassed Crash NST completely. So much new stuff added and gameplay feels a bit different comparing to original games. The only thing which kinda confuses me is how they made trophies pretty difficult to achieve. “Get Platinum Relic on every stage” sounds easy task but is surely hard, again comparing to NST where you needed at least Gold Relic from all stages

  • For me it’s hands down TRAILS OF COLD STEEL IV. The only reason I love Japanese Playstation consoles from Ps1 to PS5 is JRpgs and Visual Novels exclusive to Sony.

  • Ps app is good but the party update is awfull

  • Game on & aim new hang on

  • Star Wars Squadrons is the ultimate experience for VR owners. It’s just incredible!

  • I was pretty even between star wars squadrons and crash 4, but for squadrons lake of any game modes or extra content, I had to go with crash 4.

  • the game is awesome!!!

  • I don’t really care but why aren’t you showing the actual stats i.e. how many votes each game received?

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