Last Updated on October 1, 2023 by SPN Editor
Hello game enthusiasts! October 2023 is gearing up to be an exceptional month for gaming aficionados across PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC, and Nintendo Switch. Here’s the list of 16 exciting games releasing in October 2023, and I guarantee you’ll want to keep an eye on these highly anticipated games releasing in October.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage: Back to Basics
Release Date: October 5, 2023 | Platforms: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC
Assassin’s Creed Mirage returns to the core essence of the series. Say goodbye to the overwhelming open worlds and endless collectibles. This time, we’re treated to a more focused and concise adventure following the enigmatic assassin Basim. If you’ve been seeking a departure from the sprawling nature of recent Assassin’s Creed titles, Mirage is the refreshing change you’ve been waiting for.
Wargroove 2: Tactical Excellence
Release Date: October 5, 2023 | Platforms: PC, Nintendo Switch
Calling all strategy game enthusiasts! Wargroove 2, the sequel to the beloved indie gem, is arriving this October. It’s akin to the classic Advance Wars but elevated to new heights. Lead your troops through pixelated battlefields, discover hidden relics, and even create your own maps to challenge friends. Get ready to flex your tactical muscles with this highly anticipated release.
Detective Pikachu Returns: A Furry Mystery
Release Date: October 6, 2023 | Platform: Nintendo Switch
After a seven-year hiatus, Detective Pikachu is back on the case. Join forces with the gruff-talking detective as you solve mysteries in Ryme City. Along the way, you’ll forge bonds with both Pokémon and humans while unraveling the puzzle of your father’s disappearance. Brace yourself for some serious brain-teasing challenges.
Forza Motorsport: The Need for Speed
Release Date: October 10, 2023 | Platforms: Xbox Series X/S, PC
Prepare to rev your engines because Forza Motorsport is hitting the tracks. It’s all about speed and amassing a remarkable collection of cars. Race through stunning environments, conquer challenging tracks, and immerse yourself in a racing game focused on self-improvement. The thrill of the race awaits.
Lords of the Fallen: Souls-Like Challenge
Release Date: October 13, 2023 | Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC
For fans of challenging gameplay, Lords of the Fallen should be on your radar. This fantasy-action RPG casts you as Dark Crusaders embarking on a quest to vanquish evil in a dark and gritty world. Anticipate formidable challenges and exhilarating combat. The visuals are nothing short of breathtaking, adding to the allure.
Sonic Superstars: A Sonic Rebirth
Release Date: October 17, 2023 | Platforms: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, Nintendo Switch
Sonic Superstars breathes new life into the beloved blue hedgehog’s formula. Inspired by the classics, it introduces fresh mechanics, abilities, and a greater focus on exploration. Prepare for a revolution in 2D Sonic gameplay that’s bound to exceed expectations.
Hellboy Web of Wyrd: A Spooky Tale
Release Date: October 18, 2023 | Platforms: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, Nintendo Switch
Fans of Hellboy, this one’s a treat. Web of Wyrd draws inspiration from Mike Mignola’s comics, complete with captivating cel-shaded visuals. You’ll embark on quests, confront supernatural mysteries, and tackle roguelike puzzles. Additionally, it features the late Lance Reddick as Hellboy, making it a thrilling journey into the unknown.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2: Double the Web-Slinging
Release Date: October 20, 2023 | Platform: PS5
Spider-Man fans, rejoice! Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 swings into action this October. With an expansive new map, fresh abilities, and both Miles and Peter as playable characters, it’s a web-slinging dream come true. Battle a new crime wave and the infamous Venom symbiote in cinematic style. This one’s shaping up to be epic.
Super Mario Bros. Wonder: A Joyful Adventure
Release Date: October 20, 2023 | Platform: Nintendo Switch
Super Mario Bros. Wonder revolves around saving the Flower Kingdom from Bowser’s clutches. However, there’s a twist – ‘Wonder Flowers’ transform the landscape as you progress, introducing new challenges and breathtaking sights. Early reviews describe it as a delightful journey through the Mushroom Kingdom. Let’s dive in!
Cities: Skylines 2: Build Your Dream City
Release Date: October 24, 2023 | Platform: PC
City-building enthusiasts, your moment has arrived. Cities: Skylines 2 is launching on PC in October. You’ll construct thriving cities while managing intricate economic and societal dynamics. Your mission is to keep citizens happy, provide jobs, and address issues like crime and energy resources. It promises to be an engaging and enjoyable experience.
Just Dance 2024 Edition: Bust a Move
Release Date: October 24, 2023 | Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch
Ready to dance? Just Dance 2024 Edition arrives with fresh tracks from top artists. Get your groove on to the music of Miley Cyrus, Bad Bunny, BLACKPINK, and Whitney Houston. Explore new dancers and dance worlds for a fun and energetic way to get moving.
The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria: Reclaiming the Deep
Release Date: October 24, 2023 | Platforms: PS5, PC
Return to the enchanting world of Middle-earth with The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria. Set after the events of The Return of the King, you’ll aid the dwarves in rebuilding their kingdom deep within Moria’s labyrinthine depths. Survive, establish structures, and carve out your home in this immersive realm. Tolkien enthusiasts, this one’s tailor-made for you.
Metal Gear Solid Master Collection: Volume 1: Stealth Classics Return
Release Date: October 24, 2023 | Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, PC, Nintendo Switch
Metal Gear Solid fans, rejoice as the classics make a triumphant return in Metal Gear Solid Master Collection: Volume 1. Relive the adventures of Solid Snake and other iconic characters in this comprehensive collection. Navigate the world of stealth, infiltrate, and outwit your adversaries in these timeless classics of subterfuge.
Ghostrunner 2: Parkour Madness
Release Date: October 26, 2023 | Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC
Parkour enthusiasts, get ready for action! The stylish Ghostrunner series returns in full force with Ghostrunner 2. Run, leap, and slash your way through a cyberpunk future as you embark on a mission to take down a tyrant and his minions. If you missed the original, now’s the perfect time to catch up on the thrilling narrative games releasing in October.
Alan Wake 2: A Return to Horror
Release Date: October 27, 2023 | Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC
After more than a decade, a sequel to the original Alan Wake from Remedy Entertainment is set to make its spine-tingling debut. In this horror-filled narrative, you’ll once again step into the shoes of author Alan Wake, alongside the introduction of Saga Anderson as a new character. Together, you’ll confront the eerie reality that Alan’s written words materialize in nightmarish ways. This adventure continues directly from the previous storyline, picking up where Alan Wake (and Control) left off, with Alan seemingly trapped beneath a mysterious body of water, fighting for his escape. Get ready to embark on this mysterious journey when Alan Wake 2 arrives in October 2023.
Jusant: Climbing to New Heights
Release Date: October 31, 2023 | Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC
Jusant offers a unique puzzle-based climbing adventure. As a traveler, you’ll traverse a vast mountain range armed with only a few essential tools. Your success hinges on identifying the optimal points for grip, the right moments for leaps, and the most efficient path to your next destination. This game presents a distinctive and intellectually stimulating challenge.
So, gear up for an exhilarating climbing expedition when Jusant launches on October 31, 2023. It’s poised to put your problem-solving and climbing skills to the test to the fullest.
With these games releasing in October, this month promises to be a momentous month for gamers worldwide. Enjoy your gaming adventures!