Once again we’re back to talk about all the exciting games coming out in the next month that we reckon are worth keeping an eye out for. We’re coming into October 2022 which, in case you’ve been living entirely off the grid, is an absolutely stacked event. So the list below is kinda massive and not even close to being everything worth checking out over the course of the month – but hey, we’ve only got so much time to write these things when we also want to get stuck into playing them all!
Here are all of the games coming in October, why they’re worth your time, and where you can find them for the best price.
Platform: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
Release Date: October 4
Overwatch 2 is coming out very soon, something I wouldn’t have known until I looked up the games coming out this month, which is a surprise. The game is launching as a free-to-play product on October 4th and represents some major changes to the Overwatch formula.
The next free-to-play multiplayer survival action game from the developers of Let It Die is finally upon us. Time will tell whether gamers get around this one, but Let It Die did enjoy a healthy little following and it certainly has a unique and interesting style that consistently catches my attention.
No Man’s Sky is up there with the best comeback stories in video gaming.
Sean Murray, at one point, was the poster boy for developer deception, being accused of overpromising and misleading consumers. Overhype might have played a role, but it doesn’t change the fact that No Man’s Sky had a less than ideal launch.
Fortunately, the game has since become a genuine classic of space exploration, incorporating and delivering on all of the things the game’s initial reveal promised.
And with the port said to include all of the game’s updates since launch, I’m particularly interested to see how the Switch holds up under the weight of a near-limitless galaxy.
Given its hang-ups were due to the technical limitations of the Switch hardware, we’re hoping this game’s overly stylised best might still be ahead of it.
Platform: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC
Release Date: October 12
I’m really enjoying the smattering of gorgeous, little LEGO puzzlers recently. LEGO Builder’s Journey was a gorgeous and contemplative adventure on a very small scale, but LEGO Bricktales ups the ante considerably by giving players the ability to freely build their solutions brick-by-brick.
If you like LEGO and/or beautiful puzzle adventure games this is sure to be one to smash out over a chill weekend.
THE LAST ORICRU
Platform: PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC
Release Date: October 13
The Last Oricru might not stand out too much in the sea of huge releases this month, but if you like your story-driven action RPGs and feel you could get behind a fantasy world with some weird and varied creature races and the odd bit of sci-fi intrigue this might be up your alley.
Release Date: October 13
We adored Triangle Strategy, one of Square Enix’ recent HD-2D masterpieces, when it launched on the Nintendo Switch. It’s a fantastic strategy RPG with a lot of cool branching story stuff and a great cast of characters. It looks the business too, although noticeably held back in some areas by the Switch hardware, so it’ll be great to see it in crisp, 4K glory on the PC.
Platform: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Release Date: October 14
I’m not going to pretend to understand sports games in general, let alone hockey, but I’m sure fans are pumped for the newest entry.
After the absolute surprise packet that was A Plague Tale: Innocence, we’re super excited to dig into its sequel, Requiem, when it launches later this year.
The plight of the de Rune siblings captured the hearts of audiences, while the focus on stealth fed into the game’s theme of survival in the face of adversity during the French Inquisition—and rats, a lot of bloody rats.
Ghostbusters fans are in for a treat with this asymmetrical multiplayer game where players will create their own Ghostbuster and take on franchise classic ghoulies with friends, either against another real-life player or an AI taking control of the big bad.
UNCHARTED: LEGACY OF THIEVES COLLECTION
Release Date: October 19
We loved the visual treatment given to Uncharted 4 and Lost Legacy when the Legacy of Thieves Collection debuted on PS5 earlier in the year, so we can only imagine that’ll be taken up quite a few notches when fans with beastly gaming PC rigs get their hands on it.
Gearbox has taken over the reigns of Tales From The Borderlands, the narrative adventure spin-off component of the Borderlands world that was helmed by Telltale the first time around. The episodic format is gone, and we’re working with an entirely new cast and story, but all signs point to this being another entertaining and humorous romp that’ll also add a bit of heart to the Borderlands world.
One of the greatest role-playing games of all time is slipping its PlayStation bindings to release across several platforms, which should be seen as a celebration because the more people that get to enjoy this game the better.
Balancing the minutiae of school life while invading the “Mind Palaces” of Tokyo’s most nefarious menaces, uncovering their motives, and exposing their sins for all to see is a compelling hook that endures throughout a journey lasting 100+ hours.
Add to the mix a downright hot acid jazz-fusion soundtrack, and it’s a hell of a good time you’d never see coming.
Platform: PC, Xbox Series X/S
Release Date: October 21
It might be heavy on the phallic imagery, but Scorn is shaping up to be one of the most interesting and visually-stimulating horror shooters. With an oppressively grim art direction that calls to mind the works of both H.R. Giger and, with Crimes of the Future fresh in my mind, David Cronenberg, there’s sure to be a wealth of unsettling flesh to absorb here.
Somehow, Warner Bros has made a Batman game without Batman seem somewhat compelling.
In the wake of Bruce Wayne’s death, the team-up known as the Gotham Knights comes together to watch over Gotham in his absence. The game introduces co-op to the tried and true Arkham formula while adding a lot of role-playing elements to deepen the experience we’re all familiar with.
Platform: PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox One
Release Date: October 27
As one of Kieron’s picks from the recent Steam Next Fest, Signalis feels like a relic pulled from the vault of classic horror. There’s a reverence for games like Parasite Eve and Silent Hill that’s evident in Signalis’ design, right down to the option of old-school tank controls.
Given Scorn is a thing that exists, Signalis isn’t exactly the most unnerving game of the month, but there’s something to love about its authenticity as dyed in the wool horror game.
Confirmed only last week as releasing in October, Star Ocean’s sixth instalment, titled Star Ocean: The Divine Force, definitely seems to be another expectedly epic role-playing odyssey from developer Tri-Ace, whose work on the saga dates back nearly three decades.
With dual protagonists, each with their own perspectives on the game’s story, we’re sure the franchise is going to go to some new and exciting places when we revisit it in a few months.
The scantily-clad witch returns this October, ticking the fast-paced action shooter box for Nintendo this holiday period.
It feels like it’s been a long time coming since its reveal a handful of years ago, and we’re hopeful that PlatinumGames can reassert themselves as the masters of a genre they’ve perfected more than once before. Through the game’s Infernal Summons, we’re going to get a taste of what never was given it’s a feature pulled from the spectacularly cancelled Xbox One exclusive Scalebound.
RESIDENT EVIL VILLAGE GOLD EDITION
Platform: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC
Release Date: October 28
Resident Evil Village’s big Winters’ Expansion DLC is out this month and brings with it the intriguing Shadows of Rose campaign. It’s a third-person take on the Village experience starring Rose Winters and has a few neat gameplay twists for fans to get stuck into. The expansion also adds third-person support to the main campaign as well as some new stuff for Mercenaries so it’s a biggun’.
The game’s live-action trailer, in particular, sets the tone for what to expect from this sequel’s globetrotting adventure. It sets up the promise of the team and the expectation that they’ll yet again save the world, and I’m down for the ride.
The campaign looks phenomenal, and I particularly love the direction the team is pushing the multiplayer in, going so far as to target the player bases of Rainbow Six: Siege and the ailing Battlefield.
What a month, huh? And that’s barely even everything we could’ve listed for this mammoth month.
And just think, November is going to be just as wild and stacked with high-profile releases. Hope you’ve got both time and money in the bank!