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Best new games coming in october 2022

Best New Games Coming in October 2022

October 2022 is a massive month for new game releases! Hopefully the anticipation for the likes of Gotham Knights, Modern Warfare II and Scorn can overshadow recent game leaks, which do nothing but give undue attention to hackers. In case you missed the news, loads of GTA VI footage flooded the internet, all of which was unfinished, unpolished and not the way you want to see this hotly anticipated title. Sure, official news from Rockstar is scarce, but I’d rather wait years for a big, official reveal than stumble across rough test footage on Twitter. On a more positive note, we’re taking a deep dive into seven of the best games launching throughout October. I hope your bank balance is ready!

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1. Gotham Knights

Batman is dead! Long live the sidekicks! Gotham Knights is an open-world action RPG featuring a bat family of playable heroes, including Nightwing, Batgirl, Red Hood and Robin. As a callous criminal underworld sweeps the city’s streets, this new guard of DC heroes rises to inspire hope and deliver swift justice.

Traverse the city and use combat inspired by the Arkham games while patrolling five unique boroughs. Each hero has their own abilities, gear and a customisable suit, so you can play your own way while taking on iconic villains, including Harley Quinn, Mr Freeze and the Court of Owls. Play Gotham Knights solo or team up with a friend in online co-op to take back the streets and do the Caped Crusader proud.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox
Release date: October 21

2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is a sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare reboot. It sees Captain John Price, “Soap” MacTavish, “Gaz” Garrick, and “Ghost” Riley return as Task Force 141 to face an escalating global conflict. Players leverage new weapons, equipment and vehicles across high-stakes infiltration missions to restore the balance of power. Infinity Ward is at the helm for a truly next-gen Call of Duty featuring advanced enemy AI, enhanced graphics and more customisation than before.

Outside the campaign, the flagship multiplayer experience returns with new missions and the narrative-driven Special Ops scratches that tactical co-op itch. Modern Warfare II also connects with the brand new Warzone experience that’s described as the next evolution of the battle royale.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox
Release date: October 28

3. PGA Tour 2K23

PGA Tour 2K23 strives to be the definitive golfing experience with its confident control schemes, extensive customisation and diverse roster of elite athletes, including the return of Tiger Woods, who features on the cover.

An extensive library of recognised courses means you’ll be travelling the globe and competing in tournaments locally or online against friends and others across various modes. Course designer is back with a restocked tool chest for bringing your dream creations to life, and the new Topgolf mode puts a fresh, competitive spin on the classic driving range with its leaderboards and neon-lit targets. Drop a pre-order on PGA Tour 2K23, and you’ll also score “His Airness” Michael Jordan as a playable golfer.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox
Release date: October 11-14

4. Overwatch 2

Overwatch 2 is the sequel to 2016’s best-selling hero shooter. It arrives on October 4 in early access and is free to play. It Merges content from the first game with new heroes and maps. Plus, big changes are on the horizon, including a player reduction.

Overwatch 2 also introduces a seasonal model in line with many other modern shooters. Each season brings new heroes, maps and cosmetics, and 2023 will introduce new modes, including a PVE variant.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch
Release date: October 4

5. Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope

One of Nintendo’s most bizarre yet successful crossovers scores a sequel in the form of Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope. The tactical turn-based action of this brand new adventure pits Mario, Luigi and Ubisoft’s Rabbids against a threat of cosmic proportions. Players build a dream team of heroes from an expansive roster and utilise each character’s unique abilities in combat. Inspired by the likes of XCOM, gameplay takes you in and out of cover as planning and strategy are just as essential. Travel the galaxy and visit exotic planets to free the inhabitants across a colourful and comedic adventure that looks torn from Super Mario Galaxy.

Platform: Switch
Release date: October 20

6. Scorn

Scorn is an atmospheric first-person horror experience set in a nightmarish universe brimming with unsettling environments and otherworldly enemies. Lost and isolated from all things familiar, your comprehension of the absurdities on screen plays a large part in survival. This long-awaited title is inspired by the works of H. R. Giger, the mind behind the Alien franchise’s Xenomorph, which helps to explain some of the disturbing imagery.

Scorn features an open-ended world of interconnected regions, each with its own themes, puzzles and characters. There are no cut scenes with all storytelling presented in-game. The limited arsenal of weapons and tools means you must seek combat and cover in equal measures, and consider how your actions will affect the world around you.

Platforms: PC, Xbox
Release date: October 21

7. Bayonetta 3

Bayonetta 3 revives a stylised approach to over-the-top action following the series’ lengthy absence from Nintendo consoles. The third outing sees the titular Umbra Witch travel the streets of Tokyo, the mountains of China and beyond with her demon consorts in tow on a quest to eliminate an invading bioweapon and save reality. Bayonetta 3 presents hair-raising combos and demon-fuelled weapons to complement the intense hack ‘n’ slash gameplay. And for the first time, players take control of Viola, a witch in training who wields a unique move set that includes a sword and demon companion.

Platform: Switch
Release date: October 28

October 2022 Video Game Release Dates

  • Dakar Desert Rally (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) – October 4
  • Overwatch 2 (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) – October 4
  • Deathverse: Let It Die (PC) – October 5
  • NieR: Automata The End of YoRHa Edition (Switch) – October 6
  • No Man’s Sky (Switch) – October 7
  • SuperPower 3 (PC) – October 7
  • No More Heroes 3 (PC) – October 11
  • PGA Tour 2K23 (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1) – October 11-14
  • Lego Bricktales (PC, PS4, XB1, Switch) – October 12
  • Cultic (PC) – October 13
  • Fueled Up (PC, PS4, XB1) – October 13
  • Lost Eidolons (PC) – October 13
  • Sunday Gold (PC) – October 13
  • The Eternal Cylinder (PS5, XBX/S) – October 13
  • Triangle Strategy (PC) – October 13
  • Dragon Ball: The Breakers (PC, PS4, XB1, Switch) – October 14
  • No More Heroes 3 (PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1) – October 14
  • Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival (Switch) – October 14
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (PC, PS5, XBX/S, Switch) – October 18
  • Marvel Snap (PC) – October 18
  • Them’s Fightin’ Herds (PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) – October 18
  • Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection (PC) – October 19
  • Batora: Lost Haven (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1) – October 20
  • Hell is Others (PC) – October 20
  • Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope (Switch) – October 20
  • Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) – October 20
  • Gotham Knights (PC, PS5, XBX/S) – October 21
  • New Tales from the Borderlands (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) – October 21
  • Persona 5 Royale (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) – October 21
  • Scorn (PC, XBX/S) – October 21
  • Victoria 3 (PC) – October 25
  • Moonshine Inc. (PC) – October 27
  • Saturnalia (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch) – October 27
  • Star Ocean The Divine Force (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1) – October 27
  • Bayonetta 3 (Switch) – October 28
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1) – October 28
  • Factorio (Switch) – October 28
  • Marauders (PC) – October TBA
  • Torchlight: Infinite (PC) – October TBA

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General FAQ

What games are coming out in October 2022?

It’s sequels and spin-offs galore this October with the likes of Modern Warfare 2, Gotham Knights, Overwatch 2, Bayonetta 3, PGA 2K23 and Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope. The other intriguing and more original game launching is the grotesque first-person thriller Scorn.

Is Batman in Gotham Knights?

Batman, AKA the Dark Knight, AKA the Caped Crusader, is dead! At least according to the previews and press material for Gotham Knights. Whether he remains ‘dead’ for the entirety of the game is yet to be seen.

When is Atomic Heart coming out?

The hotly anticipated shooter Atomic Heart was expected in late 2022, but developer Mundfish requires extra time for polishing the game. It’s now coming in early 2023, with a firm release date expected soon. Atomic Heart is one to watch.

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