23 New Video Games You Can Play this Month (October 2016)
Article by George Norman
On 03 Oct 2016
A LOT of video games roll out to the public this month, including some of the most hotly anticipated games of the year. So without any further ado…

Here are the 23 new games you can play as of October 2016.


1. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide
  • Game type – co-operative action first person shooter and melee combat adventure game.
  • Release date – October 4 for Xbox One and PS4, October 23 for PC.
  • Price – $39.99 on the PlayStation and Microsoft Store; $29.99 on Steam.
  • Story – the once proud city of Ubersreik now stands in ruin at the hands of the dreaded Skaven army. Few have survived their ruthless invasion. Assume the role of one of five heroes and hack, slash, smash , burn and pierce the vile Skaven using a multitude of weapons. Fight your way through the city of Ubersreik, from the top of the Magnus Tower to the bowels of the Under Empire.

Learn more about Vermintide.

2. Syndrome
  • Game type – science fiction survival horror video game.
  • Release date – October 6 for PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One and PS4.
  • Story – you wake up on a spaceship, dazed and confused from the effects of cryosleep, and begin to search for the rest of the crew. Where could they have gone? All too suddenly, you discover that most of them are dead, and those still alive are… changed.

Learn more about Syndrome.

3. Mafia III
  • Game type – third-person open-world action-adventure video game.
  • Release date – October 7 for PC, Mac, Xbox One and PS4.
  • Price – $59.99 for the Standard Edition, $79.99 for the Deluxe Edition.
  • Story – after years of combat in Vietnam, Lincoln Clay knows this truth: family isn’t who you’re born with, it’s who you die for. When his surrogate family, the black mob, is betrayed and wiped out by the Italian Mafia, Lincoln builds a new family on the ashes of the old and blazes a path of military-grade revenge and redemption through the Mafioso responsible.

Learn more about Mafia III.

4. Mafia III: Rivals
  • Game type – a brand new battle RPG set in the violent and gritty universe of Mafia III.
  • Release date – October 7 for Android and iOS.
  • Story – be the boss and assemble your crime family. Outfit your characters with brutal weapons, items, vehicles, and stake your claim over local businesses. As your power grows, so does your stake in the criminal underworld. Own the city.
Learn more about Mafia III: Rivals.

5. Paper Mario: Color Splash
  • Game type – action-adventure video game.
  • Release date – October 7 for Wii U.
  • Price - $59.99.
  • Story – when a blank Toad is mysteriously mailed to Princess Peach, our hero Mario sets sail for Prism Island, a papery paradise that’s losing its colour and needs your help. With the help of a new sidekick named Huey and a nifty new tool called the paint hammer, splash colour back into the world and track down the culprit behind this curious colour crime.

Learn more about Paper Mario: Color Splash.

6. WRC 6 FIA World Rally Championship
  • Game type – the official video game of the FIA World Rally Championship.
  • Release date – October 7 for PC, Xbox One and PS4.
  • Story – start your engines and get ready to defy the most extreme tracks in the world!

Learn more about WRC 6.

7. 100ft Robot Golf
  • Game type – real time golf game that features impossibly large robots.
  • Release date – October 10 for PS4 and PlayStation VR.
  • Price – $19.99 on the PlayStation Store.

Learn more about 100ft Robot Golf.

8. Dragon Quest Builders
  • Game type – sandbox action role-playing video game.
  • Release date – October 11 for PS4 and Vita.
  • Price – $59.99 on the Square Enix Online Store.
  • Story – generations ago, the realm of Alefgard was plunged into darkness by the terrible and treacherous Dragonlord, ruler of all monsters. Mankind was robbed of the power to build and forced to wander the ruins of their former home, scrounging and scavenging in the dust to survive. Now it’s up to you, a Legendary Builder chosen by the Goddess herself, to return the power of creation to the people and rebuild Alefgard. Only when the wonder of imagination has been returned will mankind be able to overthrow the evil Dragonlord once and for all!

Learn more about Dragon Quest Builders.

9. Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour
  • Game type – first-person shooter video game
  • Release date – October 11 for PC, Xbox One and PS4.
  • Price – $19.99 on Steam, Microsoft Store, and PlayStation Store.
  • Story – frag like it’s 1996. Join the world’s greatest action hero as he saves Earth once again. The game features classic Duke Nukem 3D action and an ALL-NEW 8-Level fifth episode from the original episode designers.

Learn more about Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour.

10. Gears of War 4
  • Game type – third-person shooter video game.
  • Release date – October 11 for Windows 10 and Xbox One.
  • Price – $59.99 for the Standard Edition, $99.99 for the Ultimate Edition on the Microsoft Store.
  • Story – after narrowly escaping an attack on their village, JD Fenix and his friends, Kait and Del, must rescue the ones they love and discover the source of a monstrous new enemy.

Learn more about Gears of War 4.

11. Reus (for consoles)
  • Game type – god game.
  • Release date – October 11 for Xbox One and PS4.
  • Story – take control of nature through the hands of mighty giants. You possess all imaginable powers over nature! There is only one thing on the planet that you do not control: mankind, with all their virtues and all their vices. You can shape their world, but not their will. It’s your responsibility to maintain a balance in which man is not overpowered by nature, and nature does not fall to man’s greed.

Learn more about Reus.

12. Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration
  • Game type – special edition of the action-adventure Rise of the Tomb Raider video game. It features new co-op Endurance gameplay, a completely new story chapter entitled Blood Ties, and all previously released DLC.
  • Release date – October 11 for PC and PS4.
  • Price – $59.99.
  • Story – Lara becomes more than a survivor, and embarks on her first Tomb Raiding expedition in search of the secret of immortality. She’ll explore a vast and hostile world, engage in guerilla combat, and discover deadly tombs.

Learn more about Tomb Raider.

13. WWE 2K17
  • Game type – professional wrestling video game.
  • Release date – October 11 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 and PS3.
  • Price – $59.99 for the Standard Edition, $89.99 for the Deluxe Edition.

Learn more about WWE 2K17.

14. GoNNER
  • Game type – procedurally-generated 2D platformer with roguelike elements.
  • Release date – October 12 for PC and Mac.
  • Price – $12.29 on Steam.
  • Story – follow the largely misunderstood and altruistic Ikk on a journey to cheer up his only friend in this world (a giant landbound whale named Sally) by searching for just the right trinket in the deep and dark places nearby.

Learn more about GoNNER.

15. Shadow Warrior 2
  • Game type – first-person shooter video game.
  • Release date – October 13 for PC, Xbox One and PS4.
  • Price – $39.99 for the Standard Edition, $49.96 for the Deluxe Edition on Steam.
  • Story – five years have passed since Lo Wang shattered the alliance between his deceitful former boss and the ancient gods of the shadow realm. Despite noble intentions, Lo Wang’s efforts to annihilate the darkness corrupted the world, creating a strange and savage new order where humans and demons live side by side. Now surviving as a reclusive mercenary on the edge of a corrupted world, Lo Wang must again wield a devastating combination of guns, blades, magic and wit to strike down the demonic legions overwhelming the world.

Learn more about Shadow Warrior.

16. Batman: Return to Arkham
  • Game type – remastered versions of the Arkham Asylum and Arkham City action-adventure video games. Includes all previously released DLC.
  • Release date – October 18 for Xbox One and PS4.
  • Price – $49.99.
  • Story – return to two of the greatest superhero games of all time, visually enhanced and recreated for a new generation.

Learn more about Batman: Return to Arkham.

17. Battlefield 1
  • Game type – first-person shooter based on World War 1.
  • Release date – October 21 for PC, Xbox One and PS4.
  • Price – $59.99 for the Standard Edition, $79.99 for the Deluxe Edition, and $129.98 for the Ultimate Edition.
  • Story – experience the origins of modern warfare where the old world was destroyed, giving way to the new one. Use the innovative, modern weaponry and vehicles of World War I as you battle across the land, air and sea.

Learn more about Battlefield 1.

18. Civilization VI
  • Game type – 4X turn-based strategy game
  • Release date – October 21 for PC, Mac and Linux.
  • Price – $59.99 for the Standard Edition, $79.99 for the Deluxe Edition on Steam.
  • Story – become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the Stone Age to the Information Age. Wage war, conduct diplomacy, advance your culture, and go head-to-head with history’s greatest leaders as you attempt to build the greatest civilization the world has ever known.

Learn more about Civilization VI.

19. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
  • Game type – fighting role-playing video game
  • Release date – October 25 in North America, October 28 worldwide. Available for PC, Xbox One and PS4.
  • Price – $49.99 for the Standard Edition, $79.98 for the Deluxe Edition on Steam.
  • Story – develop your own warrior, create the perfect avatar, train to learn new skills & help fight new enemies to restore the original story of the Dragon Ball series. Join players from around the world in the new hub city of Conton & fight with or against them.

Learn more about Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.

20. World of Final Fantasy
  • Game type – role-playing video game
  • Release date – October 25 on North America, October 27 in Japan, October 28 in Europe. Available for PS4 and Vita.
  • Price – $59.99 for the Day One Edition, $119.99 for the Collector’s Edition.
  • Story – two twins journey to a mysterious world to rediscover their lost memories. In this peculiar place, where stacking things on one’s head is perfectly normal, the young Mirage Keepers will encounter new friends and familiar Final Fantasy heroes as they learn the truth about their past.

Learn more about World of Final Fantasy.

21. Yomawari: Night Alone

  • Game type –survival horror video game.
  • Release date – October 25 in North America, October 28 in Europe. Available for Windows and PS Vita.
  • Price – $19.99 on Steam.
  • Story – a young girl is walking her dog Poro around town at dusk when a tragic accident forces her to return home with only Poro's leash in hand. The girl's sister commands her to stay home while she goes out into the night to search for the dog. Time passes. Growing impatient, the girl decides to search for her missing sister and dog. But when she steps foot outside, she realizes that this is not the same town. The darkness has made the town unfamiliar, and she appears to be utterly alone...save for the spirits that stalk her. The girl must hide from, outsmart, or outrun the hunting spirits while she searches for clues to find her loved ones.

Learn more about Yomawari: Night Alone.

22. Titanfall 2
  • Game type – first-person shooter video game.
  • Release date – October 28 for Windows, Xbox One, and PS4.
  • Price – $59.99 for the Standard Edition, $79.99 for the Deluxe Edition on Origin.
  • Story – Pilot and Titan unite to overcome overwhelming odds in captivating single player or deep, fast-paced multiplayer.

Learn more about Titanfall 2.

Titanfall 2 is accompanied by Titanfall Frontline, a mobile strategy card game for iOS and Android.

23. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
  • Game type – remastered version of the open world action role-playing video game. It includes the Skyrim game, all the add-ons, and support for mods (including PS4).
  • Release date – October 28 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
  • Price – $59.99; offered as a free upgrade on Steam if you already own Skyrim and all its add-ons or if you own the Legendary Edition on Steam.

Learn more about Skyrim.

Honorable Mention

Dark Souls III – Ashes of Ariandel
  • Game type – the first of two DLC expansions planned for Dark Souls III, the action role-playing video game that was released worldwide in April 2016.
  • Release date – October 25 for PC, Xbox One and PS4.
  • Price – $14.99 on Steam and Microsoft Store.
  • Story – journey to the snowy world of Ariandel and encounter new areas, bosses, enemies, weapons, armor set, magic spells and more. Will you accept the challenge and embrace the darkness once more?

Learn more about Dark Souls III.

Last Guardian has been delayed to December

Last Guardian, the game that’s been in development hell for 9 years, has been delayed yet again. It won’t roll out on October 25, it will be released worldwide in December 2016.

Tags: video game, Steam, Warhammer End Times Vermintide, Syndrome, Mafia III, Mafia III Rivals, Paper Mario Color Splash, WRC 6, FIA World Rally Championship, 100ft Robot Golf, Dragon Quest Builders, Duke Nukem 3D 20th Anniversary World Tour, Gears of War 4, Reus, Rise of the Tomb Raider, WWE 2K17, GoNNER, Shadow Warrior 2, Batman Return to Arkham, Battlefield 1, Civilization VI, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, World of Final Fantasy, Yomawari Night Alone, Titanfall 2, Titanfall Frontline, Skyrim Special Edition, Dark Souls III, Ashes of Ariandel, The Last Guardian
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