8 Video Games You’ll Want to Buy in October

October delivers a wealth of new games you won’t want to miss, much to your wallet’s chagrin.
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8 Video Games You'll Want to Buy in October

With only three months left in 2017, video game publishers are cranking out a mountain of hot titles to entice gamers. Shoppers will soon be on the lookout for holiday gifts as well as entertaining indulgences, after all.

September was jam-packed with great titles, so it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the rush of quality games. Destiny 2 gave players an all-new alien threat to tackle with friends in the beloved shooter/RPG franchise. Divinity: Original Sin II presented RPG fans with a classic top-down RPG world rife with political conflict and persecution. Metroid got a breath of fresh air with Metroid: Samus Returns, a remake of the obscure GameBoy game Metroid II. And Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite offered up some new and streamlined competitive action for fighting game fans to study and master.

This month is no slouch when it comes to video game releases. Nintendo’s Super Mario series gets its newest iteration this month with Super Mario Odyssey, which returns to the exploration-based, free-roaming gameplay style of Super Mario 64 and Sunshine. Assassin’s Creed returns as well after a year-long hiatus with Origins, setting the action in Ancient Egypt while also improving the iconic parkour and action the series is known for. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus lets you go after sci-fi Nazis in an alternate universe where Germany won World War II.

If you’re out on a search for hot titles to nab this month, we’ve got you covered. Check out the list below.


  • 1Forza Motorsport 7

    Platforms: PC, Xbox One
    Release Date: October 3, 2017
    MSRP: $ 59.99

    Forza is Microsoft’s premier racing game series, and Forza Motorsport 7 is its latest entry. Forza 7 combines the dynamic weather system seen in the Forza Horizon games, 32 racing locations—many of which return from previous games—over 700 cars, and even customizable drivers. Forza runs at 1080p at 60fps on base Xbox One models, while the Xbox One X can push the game resolution up to 4K.

  • 2The Evil Within 2

    Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
    Release Date: October 13, 2017
    MSRP: $ 59.99

    The Evil Within 2 pushes onward to deliver more third-person shooting and survival/horror gameplay, set within a nightmarish psychological world. Set three years after the original, protagonist Sebastian must once again dive into a warped mind to shoot down the monstrosities that plague it, while also unraveling the conspiracy behind the events of the first game.

  • 3Grand Turismo Sport

    Platforms: PS4
    Release Date: Oct. 17 (NA), Oct. 18 (EU), Oct. 19 (JP)
    MSRP: $ 59.99

    Despite its unique naming, Grand Turismo Sport is in fact the seventh game in the mainline series. The alternative title is meant to imply the next big step in the Grand Turismo series. Sport features 177 cars and 19 locations to race on, with 27 different configurations. On PS4 Pro, Grand Turismo Sport delivers 4K visuals at 60fps. Sport also offers VR support.

  • 4South Park: The Fractured But Whole

    Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
    Release Date: October 17, 2017
    MSRP: $ 59.99

    A sequel to The Stick of Truth, The Fractured But Whole gives fans a new RPG adventure to enjoy, rife with the bawdy adult humor the South Park series is known for. The kids are role-playing super heroes this time around, and Cartman’s ambition splinters them into two factions. You, as The New Kid, choose a side in this civil war and determine the fate of the South Park children.

  • 5Fire Emblem Warriors

    Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS
    Release Date: Octoober 20, 2017
    MSRP: $ 59.99 (Nintendo Switch) $ 39.99 (Nintendo 3DS)

    Fire Emblem Warriors is a large-scale action game similar in style to the Dynasty Warriors series. You can play as one of many iconic heroes from the Fire Emblem series, and hack through hordes of hapless enemy grunts as you complete objectives across a variety of maps. The weapon triangle system from Fire Emblem is represented in Warriors, so players must carefully decide which units engage which enemies. Character bonds also make their way into the game, letting you develop support relationships between fighters.

  • 6Assassin’s Creed Origins

    Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
    Release Date: October 27, 2017
    MSRP: $ 59.99

    The memorable stealth/action game makes its return after a lengthy hiatus. Origins takes place in Ancient Egypt, and tells the story of the forerunners to the Assassin and Templar clans that were birthed during the era. Like previous games, Origins features melee-heavy action combat, intuitive platforming, and clever usage of tools to sneak through areas and assassinate your mark.

  • 7Super Mario Odyssey

    Platforms: Nintendo Switch
    Release Date: October 27, 2017
    MSRP: $ 59.99

    Super Mario Odyssey hearkens back to the adventure days of Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine, rather than the more linear level design seen in recent games. Odyssey gives players several expansive worlds to explore, rife with power ups and collectibles to find, as well as unique hats and costumes to collect to enhance Mario with. Mario’s newfound hat powers also let him extend his jumps, and even possess enemies to traverse stages in unique ways.

  • 8Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

    Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
    Release Date: October 27, 2017
    MSRP: $ 59.99

    In this sequel to 2014’s Wolfenstein: The New Order, players once again take control of B.J. Blazkowicz and gun down high-tech Nazis in America. Having won WWII in this alternate universe, the Reich has expanded their power and influence tremendously, giving them the means to develop all manner of high-tech robotics and war machinery. B.J. can dual-wield weapons more freely this time, and a new hatchet weapon lets him take down Nazi sentinels easily and brutally.

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