October 2018 video games – Prepare to saddle up and head west

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Red Dead Redemption 2

Let’s cut to the chase: October is the month wherein Red Dead Redemption 2 releases, and everyone else is just along for the ride…right? Nope! In a month where you’d have to have some serious chutzpah to take on a game whose marketing budget can easily topple a small nation, the month ahead isn’t giving Rockstar Games and Red Dead Redemption 2 an easy path to ride on.

In fact, this might just be one of the busiest months in recent history. There’s a grand total of 74 other games that are all looking to take a crack at the sandiest sandbox to hit the scene, with a few heavyweights lacing up and donning the ol’s stars ‘n stripes boxing shorts to face down the Ivan Drago of sequels.

A new Mega Man, a wonderfully silly new spin on Fist of the North Star (ATATATATATATA!) and the return of wrasslin’ are just some of the games on the list below. Take a gander, and prepare to have your socks knocked off as your wallet wonders if life is overrated.

October 2

Fist of the North Star Lost Paradise

  • Mega Man 11 (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)
  • Forza Horizon 4 (PC, Xbox One)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey Gold, Ultimate, Medusa, Spartan and Pantheon Editions (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Twilight Path (Rift, Vive)
  • Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story (PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch)
  • The Surge: The Good, the Bad, and the Augmented (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise (PS4)

October 4

The Midnight Sanctuary

  • The Midnight Sanctuary (PC, PS4, PS VR, Nintendo Switch)
  • Pilot Sports (PS4, Nintendo Switch)
  • Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics (PC)
  • Vertical Drop Heroes HD (Nintendo Switch)

October 5

WWE 2K19

  • Super Mario Party (Nintendo Switch)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • WWE 2K19 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

October 9

Space Hulk Tactics

  • Space Hulk: Tactics (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • The Occupation (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Crashbots (PC) – October 9
  • CardLife – Steam Early Access (PC)
  • Stranded Deep (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Mark of the Ninja: Remastered (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)
  • Home Sweet Home (PS4, Xbox One, PS VR)
  • Shortest Trip to Earth – Steam Early Access (PC)
  • Disgaea 1 Complete (PS4, Nintendo Switch)

October 10

MapleStory 2

  • MapleStory 2 (PC)

October 11

Child of Light

  • Kursk (PC)
  • Tricky Towers (Nintendo Switch)
  • The Swindle (Nintendo Switch)
  • Spitkiss (PC, iOS)
  • Joggernauts (PC)
  • The Missing (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)
  • Child of Light (Nintendo Switch)
  • The Light Keeps Us Safe – Steam Early Access (PC)

October 12

Call of Duty Black Ops 4

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Luigi’s Mansion (3DS)
  • The World Ends with You -Final Remix- (Nintendo Switch)

October 16

Lego DC Super-Villains

  • Lego DC Super-Villains (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)
  • The Hunter: Call of the Wild 2019 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Warriors Orochi 4 (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)
  • Valkyria Chronicles (Switch)
  • Heavy Fire: Red Shadow (PC, PS4, PS VR, Xbox One)
  • For Honor: Marching Fire DLC/season (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)

October 18

Moto Racer 4

  • Syberia 3 (Nintendo Switch)
  • Moto Racer 4 (Nintendo Switch)

October 19

Soulcalibur 6

  • Dark Souls Remastered (Nintendo Switch)
  • Dark Souls Trilogy (PS4, Xbox One)
  • World War 3 – Steam Early Access (PC)
  • Soulcalibur 6 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Football Manager 2019 Beta (with pre-order)(PC)

October 23

Just Dance 2019

  • Windjammers (Switch)
  • PAW Patrol: On a Roll (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man DLC 1: The Heist (PS4)
  • Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales (PC)
  • Gwent: The Witcher Card Game – official launch (PC)
  • Spintires: MudRunner – American Wilds Edition (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)
  • Just Dance 2019 (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U)

October 24

Lethal League Blaze

  • Lethal League Blaze (PC)

October 25

Flashback 25th Anniversary

  • Flashback 25th Anniversary (PS4, Xbox One)

October 26

Red Dead Redemption 2 1

  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4, Xbox One)
  • N.E.R.O. (Nintendo Switch)
  • Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood (PS4)
  • My Hero One’s Justice (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)

October 30

Call of Cthulhu

  • Call of Cthulu (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Neon Town (PC)
  • Risk (Nintendo Switch)
  • Trivial Pursuit Live (Nintendo Switch)
  • Hasbro Game Night for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo Switch)
  • Mutant Football League: Dynasty Edition (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)
  • Sports Party (Nintendo Switch)
  • Lego Harry Potter Collection (Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)

October 31

Phantom Halls

  • Phantom Halls (PC)

October TBC

Warlocks 2 God Slayers

  • Warlocks 2: God Slayers (PC, Nintendo Switch)
  • Do Not Feed the Monkeys (PC)
  • Reigns: Game of Thrones (PC, Android, iOS)

Oh..crap. This month is going to be busy. So what are you looking forward to playing? Sound off below while I slowly go slightly madder when the sudden realisation of what my workload is going to look like hits me like a nuclear-powered jackhammer.

Last Updated: October 1, 2018

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