Video Game Releases to Look Out For – October 2022

Last Updated September 28th, 2022

It’s October, and you know what that means. It’s time for a delightfully devilish lineup of spooky games for-

What’s that? There aren’t a lot of spooky games this month? But it’s Halloween, spooky games always come out this month! Not many huh? Well, what do we have instead?

Sequels to Overwatch, Mario + Rabbids, Bayonetta, Star Ocean, and other big titles? Cool cool, I know how I’ll spin this.

You thought these games were DEAD, but they are finally released, which means they’re UNDEAD!

No? Ah whatever I gave it a shot.

These are the game releases to look out for in October 2022.

Overwatch 2 (October 4 – PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX, Switch)

Blizzard’s hit hero shooter, Overwatch, has changed quite a bit with the upcoming release of Overwatch 2. First of all, it’s going free to play, which means it will be making money with battle passes and microtransactions. Second of all, the entire cast has been rebalanced, with the core abilities of several characters being overhauled. Finally, the game has been reduced to 5v5 from 6v6. These changes have been met with mixed scrutiny, with some players welcoming the opportunity for the game to open up to a bigger fanbase, and others feeling like their initial investment in the original Overwatch is now useless. Whether this helps or hinders Blizzard’s franchise will be something we have to wait for in early October to see.

Eville (October 11 – PC, XBO, XSX)

It’s Among Us. I mean it’s more than Among Us, it’s an interesting combination of a survival game and a social deduction game in a fully 3D world. But in the end, we know who is going to play this: Among Us players. So if you ever wanted to play Among Us, but with the ability to cast spells and set traps, then Eville is for you.

Atari Mania (October 13 – PC, Switch)

Now, this is honestly one of the coolest ideas I have seen for a while. It’s a mini-game collection of Atari’s greatest hits, however, the mini-games are all redone with slightly better graphics, and the whole thing takes place in an overarching cute little narrative. So it’s a minigame collection with a story and that’s pretty cool.

Dragonball: The Breakers (October 14 – PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX, Switch)

This isn’t a Dragonball game where you play as Goku and Vegeta and take down the big bad guy. This is a Dragonball game where you play as random citizens just trying to survive a villain’s reign of terror. In this Dead by Daylight-style game, seven survivors are tasked with escaping or miraculously defeating one of Dragonball Z’s big baddies: Frieza, Cell, and Buu. You may have numbers, but as time goes on the villains will power up, transform, and eventually end everything about your existence. So work together to outsmart them while you still can.

Potionomics (October 17 – PC)

Now hear me out. I know the trailer makes it look like this is a weird free-to-play game on the iOS store, but Potionnomics is actually a fairly interesting alchemy/economic simulator that falls into that wonderful niche of playing as an item shop manager in an RPG. It’s cute, it’s deeper than you’d expect, and it’s worth a small look for its budget price.

A Plague Tale Requiem (October 18 – PC, PS5, XSX, Switch)

The sequel to A Plague Tale Innocence is going a bit darker than before, and it’s tough to get darker than surviving the black plague. This time around the game focuses more on stealth, with a catch. Spend too much time in the dark, and you will be devoured by rats. However, stay in the light and the inquisitors might get you. Also, this time around you have a strange supernatural ability to manipulate the rats to your own end, but how long before that power also consumes you… and by that I mean you literally get eaten… by rats.

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed (October 18 – PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX)

The many vs all asymmetrical survival game seem to be en vogue as we are getting not one but two of these games based on popular IPs. Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed sees one player controlling ghosts whose purpose is to scare away all NPCs in an area, while everyone else plays Ghostbusters who attempt to trap the spooky specters. Ernie Hudson and Dan Aykroyd lend their voices to the game as well, giving it just a bit more authenticity.

The Last Worker (October 19 – PC, PS5, XSX, Switch)

When the world descends into a hole of dystopian capitalism, where all workers have been replaced save for one by robots and automata, what is the last worker to do? Get up to some goofy adventures, that’s what. Underneath the exploration, mini-games, and production lines selling Toxic Masculinity body spray, there’s an interesting political and social message behind this game, that gets delivered with a light touch and a spoonful of sugar. It’s certainly worth a look if you want to laugh at an eerily realistic end-of-world scenario.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (October 20 – Switch)

The much-awaited sequel to the original Mario + Rabbids is finally here, with new galactic worlds, new characters, new mechanics, and more. This time around, the Rabbids are giving us their own take on Super Mario Galaxy. Even Rayman is joining the fun this time around.

Hell is Others (October 20 – PC)

So here’s the deal. You are stuck in a building absolutely infested with demons. It’s up to you to raid the lower levels for supplies, kill the demons, and get back to safety before they devour you whole. That’s enough of a hook for this interesting Hotline Miami-esque top-down shooter, but the interesting twist is this – all those demons, are really other players trying to play their own game. Everyone looks like a demon to everyone else and someone else’s survival might be your death.

FAITH: The Unholy Trinity (October 21 – PC, PS4, XBO, Switch)

Speaking of demons, this is one of the actually scariest games I have ever played and it has Atari-level graphics. FAITH is a truly chilling franchise that does a lot with very little. The first two chapters have already been released and can be played for free. However, this budget-priced compilation will include the much-awaited third chapter and a whole lot of bonus content. If you really want a scare this October, then FAITH is the game for you.

Gotham Knights (October 21 – PC, PS5, XSX)

Who can save Gotham now that Batman is dead? That Bat Family, that’s who. You play as Robin, Nightwing, Red Hood, and Bat Girl, attempting to control a Gotham gone made after the caped crusader supposedly bites the dust. You’ll be put up against a familiar rogues gallery, now controlled by the Court of Owls. Fight back against the court and get to the bottom of the mystery of your mentor’s death.

New Tales from the Borderlands (October 21 – PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX, Switch)

Tales from the Borderlands was one of the most beloved Telltale games back in the era when Telltale was at the top of the world. Well, things have changed since then, and Telltale has since died and come back from the dead with very few of the original staff remaining. What happened to that staff? Well, they were hired by Gearbox to work on this new in-house sequel. And don’t worry, it’s not particularly attached to the previous Tales from the Borderlands or really any Borderlands game. So you can come in fresh and enjoy the mayhem.

Scorn (October 21 – PC, XSX)

Scorn is a first-person shooter that takes the H.R. Giger aesthetic and runs with it. If you thought that Aliens gave you a hefty dose of body horror, just wait till you get a load of Scorn. Everything in this game is a strange and horrible amalgamation of flesh and technology, right down to the guns you wield. This is a game that wants you to feel uncomfortable even as you hide from monsters and mow down enemies. I mean, your gun has a face. YOUR GUN HAS A FACE!

Case Files: The Death of Paulette Williams (October 25 – PC)

Ever since Her Story was released, more indie games have tried to capture its Full Motion Video greatness. That’s the case with Case Files: The Death of Paulette Williams, which is a straight-up investigation/murder mystery that takes place almost entirely in interrogation rooms with real-life actors playing your suspects.

Dungeons of Aether (October 25 – PC)

Rivals of Aether is a much-beloved platform fighter (that’s Smash Bros. Clone for those of you who don’t speak fighting game) and soon it’s getting a sequel. But before then, the Aether team is capitalizing on their lore with a game in a totally different genre, a turn-based top-down dungeon crawler.

Victoria 3 (October 25 – PC)

It’s nice to see the Grand Strategy genre get a little love this month. Victoria 3 spans the era of 1836 to 1936 and allows you to take control of one of over a hundred countries vying for power that century. It’s a heavily politically focused game, with a focus on simulating society, economics, and much much more.

Star Ocean: The Divine Force (October 27 – PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX)

It came as a huge surprise that the classic Star Ocean franchise was going to be resurrected this October. Arguably, Star Ocean has been on a downward trend for the last… decade or so. Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite look like The Divine Force is going to be the RPG that we remember this year. Rather, it looks like this is a low-budget game with questionable voice acting and stiff animations… BUT! The game is a throwback to the combination sci-fi/medival fantasy stories of Star Ocean’s old, complete with complex and in-depth crafting systems. So it’s certainly worth keeping an eye on, despite poor initial impressions.

Bayonetta 3 (October 28 – Switch)

Now, this is a game that fans have been waiting for for years. Bayonetta 3 was originally teased as a launch game for the Switch, a killer app that made it worth buying the console. Well, the Switch is now four years old, and Bayonetta 3 is finally, FINALLY coming out. Bayonetta has been a strange mascot for Nintendo, a sexy and mature gun witch among all their cutesy cartoon characters. Still, Bayo and the big N are kind of synonymous with each other and it’s nice to see her get another chapter of her story on the Switch.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2…2 (October 28 – PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX)

OK, look. This is a Call of Duty game and you already know if you are the target demographic, so instead, I’m going to take this space to talk about its name. This is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. “Wait,” you might ask. “Didn’t that come out a long time ago?” It did! You see Call of Duty started to run out of ideas, so they gave one of their most famous games, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, the Final Fantasy VII Remake treatment, and called the new game… Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Make no mistake though, it was significantly different from the original. Well, this game is a sequel to that one. It’s not a remake of the original Modern Warfare 2. It’s a sequel to the remake of the original Modern Warfare. Are we all on the same page? Good? Good.

Resident Evil Re: Verse (October 28 – PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX)

Remember this? This was supposed to come out shortly after Resident Evil Village hit store shelves. It’s a multiplayer shooter where players get to take control of the most infamous villains of Resident Evil history. Then it just sort of fell off the map. Well, it’s actually coming out this month, just in time for Halloween. So if you ever wanted to step into the shoes of Nemesis, now is your chance.

Those are all the October releases we can think of that you should look forward to. Which ones are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments.

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