October’s Gaming Extravaganza: 15 Noteworthy Game Releases
October is upon us, and gamers around the world are in for a treat with a plethora of highly anticipated titles ready to hit the shelves. Regardless of your preferred gaming platform – be it the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, or PC – this month holds something special for everyone. Get ready to swing through the bustling streets of Brooklyn in your Spidey suit, embark on epic adventures, rev up high-performance vehicles, and revisit cherished classics.
1. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
About: Spider-Men Peter Parker and Miles Morales face the ultimate test of strength inside and outside the mask as they fight to save the city, each other, and the ones they love from the monstrous Venom and the dangerous new symbiote threat.
Release Date: October 20 (PS5)
2. Super Mario Bros. Wonder
About: The next evolution of Mario fun! Classic Mario gameplay is turned on its head with Wonder Flowers in the Super Mario Bros. Wonder game! These game-changing items can make some wonderfully weird stuff happen. Witness pipes coming alive, wreak havoc as a giant Spike-Ball, and lots more!
Release Date: October 20 (Nintendo Switch)
3. Alan Wake II
About: A string of ritualistic murders threatens Bright Falls, a small-town community surrounded by Pacific Northwest wilderness. Saga Anderson, an accomplished FBI agent, arrives to investigate. Meanwhile, Alan Wake, a lost writer trapped in a nightmare beyond our world, writes a dark story in an attempt to shape the reality around him and escape his prison.
Release Date: October 27 (PC, PS5, Xbox Series X|S)
4. Assassin’s Creed Mirage
About: In Assassin’s Creed Mirage, you are Basim, a cunning street thief with nightmarish visions seeking answers and justice. Join an ancient organization and come to understand a new creed – one that will change Basim’s fate in ways he never could have imagined.
Release Date: October 5 (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S)
5. Forza Motorsport
About: Race over 500 real-world cars, including modern race cars and more than 100 cars new to Forza Motorsport. Make every lap count across 20 living environments with fan-favorite locations and multiple track layouts to master.
Release Date: October 10 (PC, Xbox Series X|S)
6. Ghostrunner II
About: Blood will run in the highly anticipated hardcore first-person perspective slasher set one year after the events of Ghostrunner. Adventure through a post-apocalyptic cyberpunk future that takes place after the fall of the Keymaster.
Release Date: October 26 (PC, PS5, Xbox Series X|S)
7. EA Sports UFC 5
About: EA Sports UFC 5 is as real as it gets. Powered by Frostbite engine’s advanced rendering capabilities, your favorite fighters now have unparalleled character likenesses to complement next-level environment fidelity.
Release Date: October 27 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S)
8. NHL 24
About: EA Sports NHL 24’s all-new gameplay features bring authentic on-ice action to life. Experience the rush and fatigue of a high-pressure game with the Exhaust Engine.
Release Date: October 6 (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S)
9. Sonic Superstars
About: Adventure through the mystical Northstar Islands in this all-new take on classic 2D Sonic high-speed action platforming. Play as Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy Rose and harness all-new Emerald powers to move and attack in dynamic new ways.
Release Date: October 17 (Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S)
10. Detective Pikachu Returns
About: Solve mysteries with the personality-packed Detective Pikachu! Unravel a series of mysteries across Ryme City with a tough-talking, coffee-loving Pikachu who calls himself a great detective.
Release Date: October 6 (Nintendo Switch)
11. Hellboy Web of Wyrd
About: Developed by Upstream Arcade, Hellboy: Web of Wyrd is an original story created in partnership with Dark Horse Comics and creator Mike Mignola.
Release Date: October 18 (Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S)
12. Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol. 1
About: Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 unifies the beginning of the Metal Gear gameplay experience in one single package.
Release Date: October 24 (Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S)
13. Phasmophobia – PS5 and Xbox Series X|S Port
About: Phasmophobia is a four-player online cooperative psychological horror where you and your team members of paranormal investigators will enter haunted locations filled with paranormal activity and gather as much evidence of the paranormal as you can.
Release Date: October TBA
14. Honkai: Star Rail – PS5 Port
About: Honkai: Star Rail is an all-new strategy RPG title in the Honkai series that takes players on a cosmic adventure across the stars.
Release Date: October 11 (PS5)
15. Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged
About: Race over 130 vehicles with crazy new mechanics and even more vehicle types. Plus, build your tracks with stunning new environments and different game modes to have fun off and online!
Release Date: October 19 (Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S)
Please note that these are just a few of the standout releases this October. There are many more exciting games set to launch, so gear up for an unforgettable gaming experience!