Best of October 2018: Top Albums, Games, Movies & TV

  • Publish Date: October 31, 2018
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Highest-scoring albums this month

Includes albums with 7 or more reviews from critics. Reissues, live albums, EPs, and compilations are excluded. All scores on this page are from the afternoon of October 31, 2018.

Album/Artist Score Buy Album Stream Album
1Honey
by Robyn
89Amazon iTunesSpotify
2I Loved You at Your Darkest
by Behemoth
88Amazon iTunesSpotify
3Working Class Woman
by Marie Davidson
85Amazon iTunesSpotify
4Saturn
by Nao
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
5Look Now
by Elvis Costello & the Imposters
83Amazon iTunesSpotify
6Aviary
by Julia Holter
83Amazon iTunesSpotify
7Dose Your Dreams
by Fucked Up
83Amazon iTunesSpotify
8Electric Messiah
by High on Fire
83Amazon iTunesSpotify
9abysskiss
by Adrianne Lenker
83Amazon iTunesSpotify
10Suspiria OST
by Thom Yorke
82Amazon iTunesSpotify

Highest-scoring movies this month

Includes films with 7 or more reviews from critics. Theatrical re-releases are excluded.

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Best wide releases
Movie Genre Score
1A Star Is Born Metacritic Must-See Musical/Drama88
2First Man Metacritic Must-See Drama 84
3The Hate U Give Metacritic Must-See Drama 82
4Halloween Horror 67
5Mid90s Comedy/Drama 66
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Best limited (including streaming/VOD-only) releases
Movie Genre Score
1A Bread Factory Part One: For the Sake of GoldDrama/Comedy94
2A Bread Factory Part Two: Walk With Me a WhileDrama/Comedy93
3Burning Metacritic Must-See Drama 89
4Shirkers Metacritic Must-SeeDocumentary88
5Can You Ever Forgive Me? Metacritic Must-See Drama/Comedy 87
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Best DVD/Blu-ray releases
Movie Genre Score Buy
1Eighth Grade Metacritic Must-SeeDrama/Comedy89Amazon
2Leave No Trace Metacritic Must-SeeDrama88Amazon
3Custody Metacritic Must-SeeDrama83Amazon
4Thunder Road Drama/Comedy 83Amazon
5Three Identical Strangers Metacritic Must-SeeDocumentary81Amazon
6Mandy Metacritic Must-See Action/Thriller/Horror 81Amazon
7Sorry to Bother You Metacritic Must-See Comedy 81Amazon
8A Prayer Before Dawn Action/Drama/Sports 76Amazon
9The 12th Man Drama/Thriller 76Amazon
10Whitney Documentary/Music 75Amazon

Highest-scoring TV premieres this month

All shows debuting this month with reviews from at least 4 critics are eligible.

Best new shows (including movies/miniseries/specials)
Show Score Network Stream It
1The Woman in White80PBS Amazon iTunes
2The Haunting of Hill House79Netflix Netflix
3Bodyguard79NetflixNetflix
4Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj78NetflixNetflix
5The Conners75ABCAmazon iTunes Hulu
Best returning shows *
Show Score Network Stream It
1Big Mouth Season 290NetflixNetflix
2 Deutschland 86 Season 2 82 Sundance  
3 Doctor Who Season 11 78 BBC America Amazon iTunes
4 Channel Zero Season 4 (The Dream Door) 75SyfyiTunes
5The Walking Dead Season 972AMC Amazon iTunes


* Among shows with reviews. Generally, only certain noteworthy shows are reviewed by critics after season 1.

Highest-scoring video games this month (by platform)

Includes games with 7 or more reviews from critics. (iOS releases include titles with 4 or more reviews from critics.)

PlayStation 4
1 Red Dead Redemption 2 Metacritic Must-Play97Buy
2 Astro Bot: Rescue Mission Metacritic Must-Play90Buy
3Call of Duty: Black Ops 485Buy
4SoulCalibur VI84Buy
5Disgaea 1 Complete84Buy
Xbox One
1 Red Dead Redemption 2 Metacritic Must-Play97Buy
2Call of Duty: Black Ops 488Buy
3Assassin's Creed Odyssey87Buy
4SoulCalibur VI84Buy
5The Missing: JJ Macfield and the Island of Memories83 
PC
1 Return of the Obra Dinn Metacritic Must-Play90 
2Assassin's Creed Odyssey88 
3Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales85 
4Call of Duty: Black Ops 483Buy
5SoulCalibur VI81 
Switch
1Child of Light84 
2Dark Souls Remastered83 
3Overcooked! 2: Surf 'n' Turf83 
4The Jackbox Party Pack 581 
5Mega Man 1180Buy
Nintendo 3DS
1Luigi's Mansion74Buy
PlayStation Vita
(no good releases this month)
iPhone/iPad
1ELOH89Buy
2Grimvalor84Buy
3Reigns: Game Of Thrones84Buy

What did you like?

Do you have any recommendations from the past month? Let us know in the comments section below.

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