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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