With Christmas just around the corner, now is the time to start looking for the best deals on #video games. Video game companies are back in swing gearing up for the Christmas season, and there are a lot of great games out there to play. This guide will help you find great games to buy and play, while also helping you avoid games that aren't as good. Players will also want to check out the four scariest video game monsters since it's Halloween season.

Best and worst video games

What Culture reported that the biggest game titles have been released in October. Releases included a lot of sequels including "Middle-Earth: Shadow of War" and "Wolfenstein 2." Nintendo Switch offered up titles like "#Super Mario Odyssey." "Gran Turismo Sport" was rated as the worst because it didn't have any standout features.

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"Assassins Creed: Origins" is an improvement over the previous game, but it didn't include the revolutionary innovations fans expected. "Forza Motorsports 7" showed improvements over the previous version and fans were impressed with the offering. The only problem is that Microsoft put a lot of content behind a paywall.

The complaints about "Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War" came from its writing and design. Although it had a questionable introduction, and it didn't offer much originality, "South Park: The Fractured But Whole" offers the addictive play of the original. "The Evil Within 2" blends old-school design with a more contemporary approach and offers players the best of the survival horror genre. An improvement over the previous release, it offers imaginative set pieces and impressive monster design.

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"Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus" was rated the best shooter game of the year. It has doubled the action and has more imaginative set pieces and characters. A shift in direction offering bigger kingdoms with more to see and do, "Super Mario Odyssey" was rated the top game, and it offers plenty for those who love Mario.

PC games and sales

PC Gamer reported on the highs and lows of #PC games. "Assassin's Creed: Origins," "Wolfenstein 2," and "Destiny 2" offered players some of the best releases of the year, and these games were all released for PC in the same week. "Injustice 2" offered players a real "beat 'em up" single-player game that allows players to be in control of the entire roster. Although "Assassins Creed: Origins" offers great gameplay for players, they will need at least a GTX 1070 on medium settings, and 1080p 60FPS, which may require an upgrade for some players. Although "Destiny 2" offers a great game to play, fans may be disappointed in the graphics.

Polygon reported that there will be big sales on Halloween at Steam and Green Man Gaming. Players can expect up to 90 percent off games so there are some big sales available. Gamers can expect discounts on everything including VR titles. Players may also want to check out the toughest video game franchises [VIDEO] if they're looking for the most challenging games to play.