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Complete list of games releasing in October 2023

Amlan Roy

An image showing Alan Wake and two Spider-Mans in one collage

October 2023 is a fest for gamers as many games are scheduled to release this month and fans are hyped about it. From major releases like Alan Wake 2 to PlayStation’s most awaited Spider-Man 2, all of them will be arriving this month.

Games are released every month and is hard to keep track of them as the sense of time is lost over time. The month of October 2023 marks the release of various games spreading across various platforms like PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch.

There are many games that will be released in October and a few of them have been already released. Before providing a full release calendar for the month, here are five major releases you should look forward to.

Major game releases for the month of October 2023

There are many major releases in October 2023 and it is hard to pick which ones to try out. With that said, here are our top five suggestions on game releases you should try out:

5) Cities Skylines 2 (PC, PS5 & Xbox Series X|S)

An image showing the main cover of Cities Skylines 2, of the games releasing in October 2023
(Image via Colossal order)

If you’re a fan of the city builder or planner genre of games, like Sim City, Anno 1800, and others, Cities Skylines 2 is similar. The game sequel allows players to create their own cities, manage resources, economy, and more. What makes this game more special is the fact that the game has more improved AI which improves the city-building genre of games.

Additionally, the sim builder also simulates destructive phenomena like earthquakes, tornados, and others to give risk factors. However, players can also try out the sandbox mode to create the city of their dreams without worrying about future effects.

4) Ghostrunner 2 (PC, PS5 & Xbox Series X|S)

An image showing the main cover of Ghostrunner 2, of the games releasing in October 2023
(Image via 505 Games)

If you’re into fast-paced first-person parkour with a lot of action, Ghostrunner 2 would be the right pick for you. The game takes place in a dystopian future city, where you play as a cyber-ninja looking for answers. However, it is recommended to play the first game to get some concept about the world-building and story of the title.

The game will feature new skills to pave out new ways to hunt down opponents and traverse the world. According to trailers, players will also be able to use vehicles in the game, which wasn’t a part of the first iteration. Moreover, if you’re into gore as well, Ghostrunner 2 might suit your liking as well.

3) Assassin’s Creed Mirage (PC, PS5 & Xbox Series X|S)

An image showing the main cover of Assassin's Creed Mirage, of the games releasing in October 2023
(Image via Ubisoft)

The Assassin’s Creed franchise is well known for its unique historical settings and with Mirage, people are going to Persia (modern-day Iran). After three consecutive releases of games following RPG mechanics, the game is going back to its roots. The gameplay of Assassin’s Creed Mirage is created by inspiration from older games like AC1, AC2, Brotherhood, and Revelations.

The story of the games takes place in 9th-century Bhagdad and focuses on a thief turned assassin named Basim. While the game visual seems similar to the recent RPG titles, it is certainly different in terms of gameplay. If you’re a fan of the franchise or getting into it for the first time, this is a good place to start.

2) Alan Wake 2 (PC, PS5 & Xbox Series X|S)

An image showing the main cover of Alan Wake 2, of the games releasing in October 2023
(Image via Remedy Entertainment)

The first Alan Wake game by Remedy Entertainment was first released back in 2010 and fans are getting a sequel in 2023. The latest title focuses on a more horror survival genre storyline, departing from the original mystery genre. This shift seems great for the game as the protagonist is a writer.

According to reports, the story of Alan Wake 2 will focus on finding a lost story written by him to end his torments. The new game will also feature two protagonists, and players have to figure out the story themselves. Moreover, the visuals of the latest game seem quite impressive and help sell the feeling of hopelessness in the story.

1) Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (PS5 Exclusive)

An image showing the main cover of Spider-Man 2, of the games releasing in October 2023
(Image via Insomniac Games)

Insomniac Games’ spin on Spider-Man was well-received by players globally due to its great storyline and gameplay. With the latest sequel, the saga continues for the game and will feature two protagonists at the same time, Miles Morales and Peter Parker. The sequel will also see the return of iconic villains like Kraven and Venom.

Insomniac Games has declared the storyline of the new game will be completely unique and will not follow comic norms. Thus, fans anticipate the arrival of the game later this October. Moreover, new gameplay mechanics are also been added to the title, with an extended world to explore.

Full game release calendar for October 2023

There are a total of 26 games will be released throughout the month of October 2023. All the names and release dates for each of the games are as follows:

  • Disgaea 7 (PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4/5): October 3
  • Warhammer 40,000: Darktide (Xbox Series X|S): October 4
  • Wargroove 2 (PC, Nintendo Switch): October 5
  • Assassin’s Creed Mirage (PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S): October 5
  • Detective Pikachu Returns (Nintendo Switch): October 6
  • Roblox (PlayStation 4/5): October 10
  • Wild Card Football (PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch): October 10
  • Forza Motorsport (PC, Xbox): October 10
  • Total War: Pharaoh (PC): October 11
  • Honkai: Star Rail (PlayStation 5): October 11
  • Lords of the Fallen (PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S): October 13
  • Sonic Superstars (PC, PlayStation 4/5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S): October 17
  • Wizard with a Gun (PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch): October 17
  • Endless Dungeon (PC, PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch): October 19
  • Gargoyles Remastered (PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One): October 19
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (PlayStation 5): October 20
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Nintendo Switch): October 20
  • The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria (PC, PlayStation 5): October 24
  • Cities: Skylines 2 (PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S): October 24
  • Just Dance 2024 (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S): October 23
  • Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol. 1 (PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch): October 24
  • Ghostrunner 2 (PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S): October 26
  • Mineko’s Night Market (PlayStation 4/PlayStation 5, Xbox One): October 26
  • Dave the Diver (Nintendo Switch): October 26
  • Alan Wake 2 (PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S): October 27
  • UFC 5 (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S): October 27

About the author

Amlan Roy

Amlan Roy


Amlan is an Esports and Game Journalist currently employed at The SportsRush. Before becoming a writer, he completed his Media studies at iLead Kolkata, India. He has been well acquainted with video games since he started gaming at the age of 8. He dived into the world of blogging in 2021 and wrote over 1000 articles across various media houses like Sportskeeda, GGTalks, and Spiel Times. He is also experienced with film and music apart from gaming.

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