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The Biggest October 2022 Video Game Releases

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Loveleen Kaur / ONE37pm

OCTOBER IS OD! The spookiest month of the year just happens to be the scariest month regarding gamers' bank accounts. Because there are a ton of major games dropping this month that'll most likely make you spend a bag to get them all. A great lineup of genres is getting covered here - if you're on the lookout for worthwhile first-person shooters, RPGs, sports sims, action/adventure, etc., then you've got a lot to look forward to. Let us prepare you for all the bangers coming your way with this list of the biggest October 2022 video game releases.

October 2022 Video Game Releases

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‘Overwatch 2’ - October 4 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC - Battle.net)

A new age of Overwatch multiplayer is finally upon us! After years of going ghost for a good while, Overwatch 2 is ready to emerge via Early Access. The major change that's arriving with this sequel is a switch from six to five players for team sizes, plus the game's entire roster of heroes will receive substantial changes that will have a major impact on the game's meta. A new game mode called "Push" will also be included to offer something new for longtime Overwatch fans. Here's hoping Junker Queen and Kiriko are just as good as the first game's characters!

‘Dakar Desert Rally’ - October 4 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC - Steam)

Off-road rally racing fans will get their money's worth out of this one! With a cast collection of motorcycles, cars, trucks, quads, and SSVs at your disposal, you'll have all the vehicles you need to navigate the desert and snow locales available within this racer. Dakar Desert Rally features 30 courses to race through that will be impacted by all four seasons and a full day-night cycle. Casual players can enjoy an easier racing experience here, while hardcore followers of the Dakar Rally motorsport scene can hop into a more serious sim-like mode offering.

‘Asterigos: Curse of the Stars’ - October 11 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC - Steam)

One look at this game and you'd most likely make comparisons to Ubisoft's 2020 Ancient Greece-inspired action/adventure epic, Immortals Fenyx Rising. And to be quite honest, that's good company to be in. Asterigos: Curse of the Stars not only focuses on Greek mythology for its plot, but it also includes elements of Roman mythology as well. The cartoony art style will catch your eye, while the "Soulslike" approach to combat and adventuring will keep you. You'll take on the role of Hilda, a young warrior who embarks on an adventure to rescue her father from the confines of a cursed city filled with menacing beasts to face.

‘LEGO Bricktales’ - October 12 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC - Steam)

LEGO Bricktales looks like it'll provide fans of the world-famous building blocks with the best video game representation. In an effort to help your grandfather, you set out to inject the energy needed to support a robot that can power up a mysterious device. That device, powered by happiness crystals, can help fix your grandfather's theme park. Your role in this game sees you solving puzzles and subsequently solving people's problems across various LEGO worlds. You'll get to explore pre-built LEGO biomes and even build out your own as you venture through them with your custom minifig during your puzzle-laced adventure.

‘Dragon Ball: The Breakers’ - October 14 (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC - Steam)

Online asymmetrical games are still holding on strong these days! Dead by Daylight, Friday The 13th: The Game, and Among Us are top-of-the-line titles from that trending multiplayer gaming genre. Now the world of Dragon Ball is set to enter that scene next, which definitely comes as a shock. Dragon Ball: The Breakers is a 1v7 experience where one player takes on the role of one of Dragon Ball Z's most infamous villains, while the seven players become the powerless survivors that must do everything in their power to not get killed by their overpowered hunter. Get ready to be the hunter or the hunted in this one!

‘Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway’ - October 14 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC - Steam)

Everyone ended up being more than confused once they found out the predecessor to this sequel had no voice acting, which made the racing in that game feel quite empty and less than exciting. Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway is making sure to right that wrong by including the recognizable vocal talents of the actors for the game's roster of 40 characters. The likes of SpongeBob Squarepants, Stimpy, Reptar, Garfield, and more will be at your disposal as you speed and drift across several themed Nicleloedoen raceways. And the fact that you now get to customize your rides adds so much more to this sequel.

‘PGA Tour 2K23’ - October 14 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC - Steam)

The great Tiger Woods adorns the cover for this year's ultimate golfing simulator, which gives us all hope that the game itself will meet the high standard of its cover athlete. PGA Tour 2K23 will feature a strong selection of male and female golfers, real-world courses, more control options, and a more feature-rich course designer. Legacy modes, such as PGA Tour MyCAREER and MyPLAYER, are on deck here to give fans a worthwhile experience for dedicated pros. The fact that you can pre-order this game and get to play with Michael Jordan on the green may be worth the price of admission by itself!

Be sure to check out our review for this game right here.

‘Scorn’ - October 14 (Xbox Series X|S, PC - Steam)

Scorn is definitely going to make your skin crawl. And it'll most likely force you to take a quick shower once you finish playing it on a daily basis. What's on offer here is a game that mashes up some intriguing elements, which include first-person shooting, biopunk environments, survival horror elements, and adventure game mechanics. Your nameless avatar must navigate a horrific alien planet in hopes of learning more about it, its skin-crawling architecture, and its strange creatures. With your firearms in tow, you'll need to employ them to stay alive within your extraterrestrial dungeon.

‘A Plague Tale: Requiem’ - October 18 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PC - Steam)

A Plague Tale: Innocence ended up being a sleeper hit that's only grown in popularity since its 2019 release. Now the two young survivors at the heart of that first adventure are returning for a new dangerous trek towards salvation. Siblings Amicia and Hugo are now making their way to Southern France to find a cure for Hugo's blood disease. And on the way, both of them will have to contend with threats in the form of French Inquisition soldiers and bloodthirsty rats brought on by the Black Plague. This sequel's bigger locales, new stealth options, and expansive progression system should do so much for fans of the original.

‘Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed’ - October 18 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC - Epic Games Store)

One of the October 2022 video game releases on this list that's perfect for all the month's Halloween hijinks is this one. Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed goes the asymmetrical route with a 4v1 setup that sees four custom Ghostbusters have to contend with a master of spirits. The team of four is responsible for sucking up all those mischievous ghosts, while the fifth player must impede their progress by destroying everything in sight with an army of poltergeists in tow. The development team behind this one also made Friday the 13th: The Game, so hopes are high for this one to be just as fun as that one.

Be sure to check out our review for this game right here.

‘Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope’ - October 20 (Nintendo Switch)

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle was quite a nice surprise - it's a joint project from Nintendo and Ubisoft that brought together Mario & Co. and those infamous Rabbids for a strategy RPG adventure. Now the sequel is on the horizon and it looks like a massive upgrade for fans of what came before it. This time around, that cast of characters will travel to different worlds in hopes of defeating an evil entity named Cursa and retrieving energy-filled critters known as "Sparks." Grid-based combat is no longer a thing here - you can move around freely on the battlefield to pick your spots carefully and use everything to your advantage within the confines of a turn-based tactical combat system.

Here's everything else you need to know about Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope.

Be sure to check out our review for this game right here.

'Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher' - October 20 (Nintendo Switch)

The Monster Rancher games used to be the ultimate destination for fans of monster-collecting games. It was always such as blast when you popped a random CD-ROM into your PlayStation and were treated to a new creature that fell under your leadership and care. After a long hiatus, the series is finally coming back with a new spin on its signature formula. Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher lets you birth, train, feed, and so much more with your very own Kaiju behemoths. This game will surely keep you busy as there are more than 200 species of towering monsters to discover. And if you're in the mood for the type of battles that play out in Godzilla movies and episodes of Ultraman, then you'll be happy to participate in them here. As far as October 2022 video game releases go, this Kaiju-filled experience is one to keep your eye on.

‘Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef’ - October 20 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC - Steam)

The Warhammer 40,000 universe has a bunch of games coming down the pipeline. One of those releases is a throwback to the good old days of side-scrolling 2D shooters called Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef. The whole premise is this - you'll be in control of your very own army of Orks that's spread out across four types of characters with their own signature abilities. In order to take down Warboss Ogruk Gutrekka and get your prized hair squig back, you'll need to unleash all sorts of carnage via your arsenal of firearms. You'll be able to go crazy on your own or squad up with your friends via co-op for some heavy metal-infused gunplay.

‘Gotham Knights’ - October 21 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC - Steam)

The Gotham City at the heart of this DC Comics game exists without its two central protectors - Batman and Commissioner Gordon. And due to their absence, the criminal underworld has only grown in strength and numbers. And to make matters even worse, the secret society of The Court of Owls is making its presence felt in a major way. In order to save Gotham and beat back its biggest threats, players take on the role of Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin, and Red Hood to take the fight to them all. Be prepared to eliminate the very worst of Gotham on your own or with a fellow Bat Family member with badass melee action and gadgets galore.

Here's everything else you need to know about Gotham Knights.

‘New Tales from the Borderlands’ - October 21 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC - Steam)

At the height of Telltale Games' popularity, the publisher/developer adopted a bunch of popular IPs for its line of episodic adventure games. It came as a shock when the Borderlands series got one of its very own, but it ended up being a hilarious romp filled with unforgettable characters and moments. Now New Tales from the Borderlands looks to keep all those likable aspects intact while also introducing three new main characters that'll have to take the fight against an evil weapon manufacturer/army named Tediore. There's gonna be heavy choices to make that'll switch up the narrative, nail-biting quick-time events, and a whole bunch of humor-filled escapades to take part in.

‘Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord’ - October 25 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC - Steam)

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord has been in Early Access on PC since 2020. And now it's finally ready to emerge as a fully finished experience that will also make its way over to last- and current-gen consoles alongside its PC counterpart. This strategy action RPG embraces the medieval time period as it throws players into hotly contested battles between warring armies. Performing sieges is at the heart of this game, which means your soldiers will be bombarding walls and performing other offense-heavy tactics. Third-person melee battles will also bring you closer to the action at hand. Exploring and ruling over parts of the continent of Calradia make up the gamut of this grand foray into historical warfare.

‘Star Ocean: The Divine Force’ - October 27 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC - Steam)

Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness was a massive disappointment for avid followers of Square Enix and tri-Ace's space-faring JRPG series. Now the latest entry in the franchise is looking to right the many wrongs of its predecessor and present a worthwhile trek among the stars. Star Ocean: The Divine Force lets players choose between two main protagonists (Raymond Lawrence and Laeticia Aucerius) as they explore a mysterious planet plagued by monsters and a conflict brought on by an invading empire. Fast-paced action RPG combat, a signature anime art style, and more lie at the heart of this new Star Ocean adventure.

Here's everything else you need to know about Star Ocean: The Divine Force.

Be sure to check out our review for this game right here.

‘Bayonetta 3’ - October 28 (Nintendo Switch)

This is the Nintendo Switch title you'll need to keep an eye on when it comes to all these October 2022 video game releases. PlatinumGames' most popular IP is returning with a third series entry that stars the demon-summoning witch everyone knows and loves. She won't be on her own fending off evil this time, though - a brand new sword-wielding, demonic Cheshire Cat-summoning femme fatale named Viola joins the fray. Slowing down time after pulling off last-minute dodges, pulling off sick combos with a mixture of melee/ranged weaponry, and bringing out your demons for even flashier attacks provide all the wild moments Bayonetta 3 is all about.

Here's everything else you need to know about Bayonetta 3.

‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II’ - October 28 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC - Steam)

Without question, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is the premiere pick on this lineup of October 2022 video game releases. This follow-up to the 2019 reboot of Call of Duty's best sub-series is going bigger, which should come as no surprise. The purported advanced AI will certainly present a welcome challenge during the game's explosive campaign and co-op Spec Ops mode. Gunsmith 2.0 will look to improve the weapon progression process and make it way less of a grind for players. And the competitive multiplayer and Warzone 2.0 will offer some fun overhauls to longtime series mechanics. The presence of a third-person viewpoint, a 3v3 Raid mode, and other debuting game modes will inject plenty of extra replay value into this latest COD offering.

Here's everything else you need to know about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.

‘Winters’ Expansion’ DLC for ‘Resident Evil Village’ - October 28 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC - Steam, Google Stadia)

Capcom is making sure everyone that already endured all the walking horrors of Resident Evil Village has more reasons to boot the game back up. And that's via the DLC expansions entitled the "Winters' Expansion." This new slate of content features a third-person mode, a bunch of add-ons for "The Mercenaries" mode, and a new single-player campaign called "Shadows of Rose." That last piece of new content places players in the shoes of a 16-year-old Rose Winters, who attempts to break free of a curse by delving right into the terrifying consciousness of the Megamycete.

Be sure to check out our review for this DLC right here.

‘Resident Evil RE:Verse’ - October 28 (PS4, Xbox One, PC - Steam)

Remember this multiplayer Resident Evil multiplayer spinoff project? During its beta period, it didn't exactly get the warmest reception in the world. Capcom clearly noted all the complaints lobbied against it, which is why it got delayed for further polishing. Once the Winters' Expansion goes live, so will this game for owners of Resident Evil Village or the game's "Gold Edition." Resident Evil RE:Verse is a four to six-person multiplayer game where players compete in deathmatches as their favorite human characters. And upon dying, players can take control of those iconic bioweapons and terrorize the competition. And by picking up Virus Capsules along the way, you'll be able to transform into even more dangerous Umbrella Corporation mutants. Out of all the October 2022 video game releases on this list, this multiplayer survival horror experience might be a bit better than expected now that it's been worked on a lot more.

Console Ports

'Shantae and the Pirate's Curse' - October 3 (PS5)

‘Deathverse: Let It Die’ - October 5 (PC - Steam)

‘Nier: Automata The End of Yorha Edition’ - October 6 (Nintendo Switch)

‘Wizorb’ - October 6 (Nintendo Switch)

'Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem' - October 6 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S)

‘No Man's Sky’ - October 7 (Nintendo Switch)

'Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival' - October 7 (Nintendo Switch)

‘No More Heroes III’ - October 11 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC - Steam, Microsoft Store)

'Azure Striker Gunvolt 3' - October 13 (PC - Steam)

'Spooky’s Jump Scare Mansion: HD Renovation' - October 13 (Nintendo Switch)

'The Witch’s House MV' - October 13 (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)

‘Triangle Strategy’ - October 13 (PC - Steam)

‘The Eternal Cylinder’ - October 13 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S)

‘Saint Kotar’ - October 14 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)

'Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time - October 18 (PC - Steam)

‘Them's Fightin' Herds’ - October 18 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)

'NEO: The World Ends With You' - October 19 (PC - Steam)

‘Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves’ - October 19 (PC - Steam, Epic Games Store)

'Alan Wake Remastered' - October 20 (Nintendo Switch)

'Sea Horizon' - October 20 (Nintendo Switch)

'Touhou Gouyoku Ibun: Suibotsushita Chinshuu Jigoku' - October 20 (Nintendo Switch)

'Aspire: Ina's Tale' - October 21 (PS4)

‘Persona 5 Royal’ - October 21 (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC - Steam)

'Eternal Kingdom Battle Peak' - October 25 (PS5, PS4)

‘Needy Streamer Overload’ - October 27 (Nintendo Switch)

'Relayer Advanced' - October 27 (PC - Steam)

'Sackboy: A Big Adventure' - October 27 (PC - Steam, Epic Games Store)

‘Dungeon Munchies’ - October 28 (PS5, PS4)

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