The Top 10 Most Anticipated Video Games of October 2017

An absolutely incredible month to be a gamer.

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2017 is without a doubt one of the best years for gamers and game releases so far this generation. By the time everything is said and done, October will be remembered as the key month that played a pivotal role in this fact. Blockbuster titles like Super Mario Odyssey, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Assassin’s Creed Origins and more will all be talked about heavily among gamers as the year comes to a close. The following is a quick list of ten upcoming October titles that are worth both your time and money.

Full Title: Battle Chasers: Nightwar
Developer: Airship Syndicate
Publisher: THQ Nordic
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch
Release Date: October 3rd

Battle Chasers: Nightwar is turn-based RPG based on the popular Battle Chasers comic book series created by Joe Madureira. Taking inspiration from other classic JRPG titles, Nightwar allows players to choose from three of six available protagonists, explore puzzled-filled dungeons and square off against a wide array of adversaries. If you’re a fan of turn-based RPGs and cool comic book characters, then this is one game that should definitely be on your radar.

Full Title: Forza Motorsport 7
Developer: Turn 10 Studios
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Platforms: Xbox One and Windows 10 PC
Release Date: October 3rd

Forza Motorsport 7 is an upcoming racing game and the tenth major installment in the Forza series. Forza 7 has several impressive features including access to over 700 cars, 32 different racing locations, dynamic weather and customizable male and female drivers. If you’re a huge racing fan and you own either an Xbox One or Windows 10 compatible PC, then this title was made for you.

Full Title: Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Developer: Monolith Productions
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
Release Date: October 10th

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is an upcoming action RPG and the long-awaited sequel to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Shadow of War continues the story from the previous game and follows Talion and Celebrimbor’s ongoing quest to put an end to Sauron and his army. Two of the newest features in this sequel stem from the inclusion of an advanced nemesis system and large-scale fortress assaults. If you loved Shadow of Mordor, then you’ll definitely be satisfied by what Shadow of War has to offer.

Full Title: The Evil Within 2
Developer: Tango Gameworks
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
Release Date: October 13th

The Evil Within 2 is an upcoming third-person survival horror game and the sequel to The Evil Within. The story revolves around Former Detective Sebastian Castellanos and the unspeakable horrors that he faces while trying to rescue his missing daughter. If you’re fond or survival horror games, then you can’t go wrong by picking up this one.

Full Title: Gran Turismo Sport
Developer: Polyphony Digital
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Release Date: October 17th

Gran Turismo Sport is an upcoming racing game and the thirteenth installment in the Gran Turismo series. Gran Turismo Sport has three distinct game modes in Campaign, Sports mode and Arcade mode along with PlayStation VR support via a Tour gameplay option. If you’re a racing game fan and you own a PS4 or PS4 Pro, then picking up this title is an absolute no-brainer.

Full Title: South Park: The Fractured but Whole
Developer: Ubisoft San Francisco
Publisher: Ubisoft
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
Release Date: October 17th

South Park: The Fractured but Whole is an upcoming RPG and the sequel to South Park: The Stick of Truth. The Fractured but Whole features everyone’s favorite South Park characters taking on the role of superheroes and exploring new adventures throughout Colorado. The game has twelve superhero classes and the same brand of humor that fans are familiar with. If you love South Park, then you’ll definitely love The Fractured but Whole too.

Full Title: WWE 2K18
Developer: Yuke’s and Visual Concepts
Publisher: 2K Sports
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch
Release Date: October 17th

WWE 2K18 is an upcoming professional wrestling game and the nineteenth installment in the WWE series of games created by Yuke’s. With the help of Visual Concepts, WWE 2K18 is poised to be the best looking WWE game in recent memory and include several key improvements across the board. If you’re into wrestling games, then this title might interest you.

Full Title: Assassin’s Creed Origins
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher: Ubisoft
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
Release Date: October 27th

Assassin’s Creed Origins is an upcoming action-adventure game and the tenth major installment in the Assassin’s Creed series. This title takes place in Ancient Egypt and follows the trials and tribulations of a Medjay named Bayek as he fights to protect his people from the Templars. Origins is an ideal pickup for those who are still fans of the Assassin’s Creed franchise and want to learn more about how the struggles between the Assassins and Templars started.

Full Title: Super Mario Odyssey
Developer: Nintendo EPD
Publisher: Nintendo
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Release Date: October 27th

Super Mario Odyssey is an upcoming 3D platformer and the latest entry in the Super Mario series. The premise of the story involves Mario attempting to stop a forced wedding between Princess Peach and Bowser by traveling to various kingdoms in search of unique items called Power Moons. Having played the title at PAX West 2017, I can personally confirm that this is one game that you should definitely purchase on day one.

Full Title: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Developer: MachineGames
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
Release Date: October 27th

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is an upcoming first-person shooter and the sequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order. The New Colossus takes place immediately after the events of the previous game and highlights William B.J. Blazkowicz attempts to start a new resistance force to take down the Nazis once and for all. The New Order was a sleeper hit and this game is well on its way to achieving the same amount of success.

This concludes my list of the top 10 most anticipated games for the month of October. Do any of you plan on buying any of the titles listed above? If so, please feel free to let us know what your choices are in the comments section below.

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