Spooky season is upon us, and while many are ready to dive into horror-themed video games, there are plenty of other exciting releases to look forward to this month. Whether you’re a PC gamer or a console player, October has something for everyone. From long-standing franchises to new adventures, here are some highlights of the games launching this month.
First up is Assassin’s Creed Mirage, the 13th core game in Ubisoft’s historical action-adventure series. Releasing on October 5, Mirage takes players to Baghdad in the year 861 CE. As the protagonist, Basim Ibn Ishaq, players will navigate through the storyline, taking a stealthier approach to their enemies. The game offers a fresh setting and new gameplay mechanics for fans of the Assassin’s Creed series.
Next is Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, developed by Insomniac Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment. Launching on October 20, exclusively for PlayStation 5, this highly anticipated game follows the adventures of Spider-Man as he battles enemies with his symbiote powers. Players can switch between Peter Parker and Miles Morales, adding a dynamic and immersive experience to the gameplay.
For those looking for a scary experience, Alan Wake 2 is the perfect choice. This action-adventure game, releasing on October 27, is a sequel to the 2010 original. The game follows the story of Alan Wake, a writer who seems to have forgotten about a book he wrote. With elements of psychological horror and doppelgängers, Alan Wake 2 promises to keep players on the edge of their seats.
Nintendo is also releasing a colorful platformer, Super Mario Bros. Wonder, on October 20, exclusively for the Switch console. In this cheerful adventure, Mario and his friends embark on a mission to save the Flower Kingdom from Bowser. Players will have to navigate through obstacles, collect coins, and overcome enemies in the trademark Mario style.
Sonic Superstars, launching on October 17, brings the iconic blue hedgehog back in a fun and vibrant platformer. The game combines the classic 2D gameplay with modern visuals, offering an enjoyable experience for both solo and multiplayer modes. Sonic fans will surely appreciate this nostalgic journey.
Car racing enthusiasts can look forward to Forza Motorsport, releasing on October 10 for Xbox consoles and Windows PCs. With an extensive selection of over 500 cars and real-world racetracks, players can immerse themselves in the thrilling world of motorsport. The game supports ray tracing, HDR, and 4K Ultra HD resolution on Xbox Series X and S consoles, providing a visually stunning experience.
If you’re in the mood for a Dark Souls-like RPG, The Fabled might catch your attention. This free-to-play fantasy game, releasing on PC in October, offers optional NFTs and brings players into a medieval fantasy world. With hack and slash gameplay and challenging enemies, The Fabled promises to deliver an immersive role-playing experience.
Whether you prefer crypto-powered horror, bright platformers, or intense racing games, October has a game for every gamer. So grab your controller, settle into your gaming chair, and get ready for an exciting month of new releases.