Games to Watch Out For This October

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We’re into the last three months of 2022. The home stretch. The time where, historically, the biggest games of the year come out.

And while we’ve a few exciting games to look forward to in October, the release schedule is looking rather muted this year. Many of Q4’s releases have been pushed into 2023 – which isn’t surprising, given that we’re still feeling the effects of the pandemic. But it means our calendar is looking a little sparser than we’d expect.

Not all is lost, though. October still has plenty of games worth watching out for. From big-hitting sports franchises to long-awaited sequels and more, we’re pretty sure you’ll find something worth getting exited for.

Read on to see our picks of the best games to watch out for this October.

NieR: Automata – The End of YoRHa Edition

  • 6th October
  • Switch

If you’re yet to play NieR: Automata and the Switch is your console of choice, you’re in luck. This excellent action game is making its way to Nintendo’s handheld format, complete with a bunch of extra content. Even if you’ve played it before, it’s a good reason to jump back in. Don’t believe us? Give our review a read here.

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NHL 23

  • 11th October
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC

This year’s iteration of EA Sports’ long-running NHL series brings mixed women’s and men’s team into the fray for the first time. And, coming soon after launch is cross-play for players on the same generation of consoles. Hopefully, then, NHL 23 might be the best yet.

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No More Heroes III

  • 11th October
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC

After being exclusive to Nintendo Switch, No More Heroes III is finally making its way to other formats. If you missed out on Switch, then, now’s your time to grab control of Travis Touchdown in another crazy adventure filled with crazy assassins.

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PGA Tour 2K23

  • 11th October
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Tiger Woods fronts this year’s entry into PGA Tour, now with 2K at the helm. We’ve got male and female pros, including Lexi Thompson, Tony Finau, Brooke Henderson and Will Zalatoris – and a dozen more. Head out by yourself in Exhibition mode, or head into multiplayer to battle it out against others.

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LEGO Bricktales

  • 12th October
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC

If you’re a fan of LEGO, then LEGO Bricktales simply has to be on your radar. This is a puzzle game built entirely out of LEGO bricks, tasking players with building solutions to various problems. Need to cross a gap? Build a bridge. Need to get to higher ground? Build some stairs. Along with gorgeous visuals and mysteries to uncover, there’s a lot to look forward to here.

Scorn

  • 14th October
  • Xbox Series X/S, PC

After previewing Scorn last month, it’s shot up our list of most anticipated games. This uncomfortable, squelchy adventure game isn’t all about action. In fact, it’s more puzzle-solving than anything else. But absolutely soaking in atmosphere, tension and nightmarish imagery, if you’re a horror fan there’s a lot to look forward to.

Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway

  • 14th October
  • PS4 PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC

Okay, we’re not expecting Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3 to be amazing. But the previous two instalments of the series were pretty good fun. And with a dearth of actually-good kart racers on consoles other than Switch, we’re always happy for another to land. There are more characters than ever this time, too.

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A Plague Tale: Requiem

  • 18th October
  • PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC

The sequel to A Plague Tale: Innocence is almost here, picking up Hugo and Amicia’s journey sometime after we left off. The brother and sister duo still have a lot to deal with, with more threats than ever as more people learn about Hugo’s abilities. We can’t wait to get our hands on this.

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Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed

  • 18th October
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Ghostbusters is the next iconic franchise to get the asymmetric multiplayer treatment. Here, players will team up online as Ghostbusters to hunt down and trap ghosts in a range of locations. And if you’re playing as a Ghost, be prepared to wreak havoc as you try to scare and outwit those who are trying to capture you.

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Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

  • 20th October
  • Switch

Super Mario and Ubisoft’s Rabbids collide again, this time in Sparks of Hope. A sequel to 2018’s Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, players can expect more adventuring and strategic battling. The first was a surprise hit, and we don’t expect anything less from its sequel.

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Gotham Knights

  • 21st October
  • PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Batman is dead. That’s all you need to know going into Gotham Knights, a new action-adventure game that sees you play as Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin on the iconic streets of Gotham City. With Batman gone, it’s up to you to take his place in seeking justice across Gotham.

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New Tales From the Borderlands

  • 21st October
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC

Remember Telltale’s Tales From the Borderlands? Here’s a sequel, but this time it’s from Gearbox themselves. Forget the looter-shooter action of mainline Borderlands games: this is a narrative adventure about the people, robots and villains of the world of Borderlands. If you loved the first Tales From the Borderlands, consider this a must-play.

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Saturnalia

  • 27th October
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch

We previewed Saturnalia a little while ago, and were immediately enraptured with what we played. This stylish, spooky title is rich in atmosphere and draws heavily on real Sardinian lore. Spend time exploring an ever-changing map, solving puzzles and figuring out where to go – all while being pursued by something rather terrifying.

Star Ocean: The Divine Force

  • 27th October
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC

The next entry in Square Enix’s long-running Star Ocean series is almost upon us. And while we haven’t seen a great deal about it so far, we’re looking forward to jumping back into an iconic action RPG series. We hope it lives up to the best of them.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

  • 28th October
  • PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC

This year’s entry into the Call of Duty franchise surely needs no introduction. Modern Warfare II reunites players with the iconic Operators of Task Force 141, and promises all-new gun handling alongside an advanced AI system. With a single-player campaign, multiplayer modes and a narrative co-op experience, there’s a lot to look forward to.

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