Best New Game Releases in October 2023

October is shaping up to be an exciting month for gamers, with a range of highly anticipated titles set to be released. From the return of beloved franchises to the introduction of new and innovative games, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Here are some of the highlights:

Assassin’s Creed Mirage

Release date: October 5
Systems: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Unlike recent open-world iterations of Assassin’s Creed, Mirage offers a more compact setting and refocuses on stealth, parkour, and assassinations. Set in 9th-century Baghdad, players will take on the role of Basim Ibn Ishaq as he fights against the Templar Order. With a return to the franchise’s roots, Mirage is sure to please both longtime fans and newcomers alike.

Forza Motorsport

Release date: October 10
Systems: Xbox Series X/S, PC

Forza Motorsport is back with a highly anticipated reboot. As the latest entry in the beloved simulation racing series, players can expect to rise through the ranks, collect hundreds of cars, and compete in intense races against AI and other players. Whether you’re a racing enthusiast or a casual gamer, Forza Motorsport offers a thrilling and immersive experience.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Release date: October 20
Systems: PS5

The sequel to the critically acclaimed Spider-Man and Miles Morales games, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 expands on the original formula with even more web-slinging action. Players can now switch between Peter Parker and Miles Morales as they explore not only Manhattan but also parts of Brooklyn and Queens. With new powers, suits, and villains to encounter, this game promises an exciting and engaging superhero adventure.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder

Release date: October 20
Systems: Switch

After a long wait, fans of the iconic plumber can rejoice as Super Mario Bros. Wonder finally arrives. Mario and his friends embark on a new adventure in the Flower Kingdom, where Bowser has transformed into a giant flying castle and wreaks havoc. Armed with new power-ups, including the Elephant Fruit, Bubble Flower, and Drill Mushroom, players will navigate through challenging levels and rescue Princess Peach.

Alan Wake 2

Release date: October 27
Systems: PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC

After the success of Control, Remedy Entertainment is back with a long-awaited sequel to Alan Wake. Set 13 years after the original game, players will unravel the mysteries of Bright Falls, Washington, as they alternate between the stories of Alan Wake and FBI agent Saga Anderson. With a gripping narrative and intense gameplay, Alan Wake 2 is sure to captivate fans of psychological thrillers.

In addition to these highly anticipated titles, there are plenty of other game releases to look forward to in October. From Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless and Wargroove 2 to Skull Island: Rise of Kong and Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1, there’s a diverse range of games coming out across various platforms.

Whether you’re a fan of action-adventure, racing, platforming, or puzzle-solving, October has something for everyone. So, mark your calendars and get ready for an exciting month of gaming!

Assassin’s Creed Mirage: Ubisoft
Forza Motorsport: Xbox
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2: Insomniac Games
Super Mario Bros. Wonder: Nintendo
Alan Wake 2: Remedy Entertainment