Here is our pick of games that will release in October 2022:
Dakar Desert Rally (4 October): Dakar Desert Rally is the off-road rally racing adventure ever developed. Experience the speed and excitement of rally race featuring a wide variety of licensed vehicles from motorcycles, cars, trucks, quads and SSVs. Over 30 stages of full rally racing from the official 2020, 2021 and 2022 Dakar Rally races with officially licensed vehicles, teams and pilots across multiplayer and single-player modes. All across an immense open world that doesn’t limit you to tracks and roads. The game also supports a wide array of steering wheels for the ultimate driving experience.
Platforms: PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBOX Overwatch 2 (4 October): It is a first-person shooter developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. The sequel to the 2016 hero shooter Overwatch, the game is intended to have a shared environment for player-versus-player modes with the first game while introducing persistent cooperative modes.A major change in PvP was to reduce team sizes from six to five, which required several characters to be reworked. Overwatch 2 is a hero shooter, where players are split into two teams and select a “hero” from a roster of more than 30 characters as of 2022. Characters are organised into a “damage” class, responsible for offensive efforts; a “support” class, responsible for healing and buffing; and a “tank” class, responsible for the team’s protection. Each character has a unique set of skills, made up of active, passive, and an ultimate ability. Overwatch 2, like its predecessor, primarily centers on player versus player (PvP) combat across several different modes and maps, and includes both casual and ranked competitive matches. Platforms: PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO, Switch
No More Heroes 3 (11 October): It is an action-adventure hack-and-slash video game.It is the fourth installment in the No More Heroes series and is the third mainline entry in the series. Set eleven years after the events of No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle, the game stars professional assassin Travis Touchdown and follows his return to the fictional city of Santa Destroy, as he must defend the world from a powerful army of alien invaders led by the galactic overlord prince FU and his nine soldiers who adopt the façade of galactic superheroes.The player assumes the role of the professional assassin Travis Touchdown, who must climb to the top of the Galactic Superhero Rankings. The game marks a return to the series’ open world format last seen in the first game and has the player explore a man-made archipelago, taking on various side activities such as part-time job minigames, and defense missions where the player must battle waves of enemies.
Platform: PC Warpips (12 October): Warpips is an action strategy game. What would happen if Command and Conquer and Nexus Wars had a baby made out of tanks and napalm! Set loose the engine of war and watch the chaos of physics-based combat explode onto the battlefield! Assemble army from a diverse roster of infantry, vehicles and airplanes. Deploy troops, call down airstrikes, and launch missiles – all without that pesky micromanagement.
Platforms: PS5, XSX, PS4, XBOX, Switch Destiny’s Sword (17 October): A squad-based combat/strategic MMORPG called Destiny’s Sword mixes thrilling cinematic combat with distinctive social game mechanisms for overseeing the emotional and physical health of your team as their commander in a persistent PvP faction conflict. In Destiny’s Sword, you can control your characters’ psychology and mental health throughout their combat careers, so it’s not just about crunching statistics to win. In Destiny’s Sword, mental health problems are realistically portrayed, emphasising the long-term effects of conflict.
The Last Hero of Nostalgaia (19 October): The Last Hero of Nostalgaia is a satirical action-adventure, brought to life by a twisted and wicked tale. Featuring hard but fair combat, full character customisation, unique battle armor and engaging narrative mechanics rich in lore, Nostalgaia plunges you into almost certain death at every turn.Nostalgaia, the world of videogames, is collapsing backwards into a mysterious pixelation, with every particle of fidelity bleeding away. Oblivion seemingly awaits even our most cherished gaming memories. But as the lighting dims and frames diminish, with the world on the brink of extinction, hope emerges to fight back. As the most hideous pixelated hero to ever spawn in Nostalgaia, you must fight through an army of its mindless inhabitants, while being jeered by a cynical narrator who despises your very existence.
Platforms: PC, XSX, XBOX Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope (20 October): Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is an upcoming action-adventure turn-based strategy video game. The game is a crossover between Nintendo’s Mario and Ubisoft’s Rabbids franchises and is a sequel to Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (2017). Gameplay in Sparks of Hope is largely similar to that of Kingdom Battle. Players are able to build out their roster of characters from an available nine: Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Rabbid Peach, Rabbid Luigi, and Rabbid Mario, along with new characters Edge, Rabbid Rosalina, and Bowser, with the Rabbids being fully voiced for the first time. Players are also tasked with rescuing the Sparks throughout the galaxy, who provide distinct powers that will help the player in battle.The character Beep-0 once again serves as the guide for the other characters, and is also fully voiced.
Platform: Switch Gotham Knights (21 October): Gotham Knights is an upcoming action role-playing game inspired by the Batman: Gotham Knights comic series based on the DC Comics character Batman and his supporting cast, the game focuses on the characters Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin, and Red Hood as they attempt to restore justice to Gotham City during a period of decline in the immediate aftermath of Batman’s death. While investigating Batman’s disappearance, the heroes come into conflict with the Court of Owls, a secret society that is as old as Gotham itself, and their legion of brainwashed assassins called Talons. While it can be played solo, the game also features a two-player cooperative multiplayer mode, wherein the second player can drop in and out at any time without affecting the other one. Players can level up their characters, but enemies will be automatically leveled up as well. They can also use vehicles such as the Batcycle to explore the city.
Platforms: PC, PS5, XSX Star Ocean The Divine Force (27 October): Star OceanThe Divine Force is an upcoming action role-playing game developed by tri-Ace and published by Square Enix. The game’s score will be composed by series regular Motoi Sakuraba, with character art designed by Akira Yasuda. It will be the sixth major installment in the Star Ocean series.In Star Ocean The Divine Force characters can freely move in 360° degrees and roam the skies. Move and explore freely in three dimensions: everything players see can be explored! Players can move in three dimensions whilst flying around the largest environment ever. Whether flying around and exploring rockfaces and roofs of buildings in the city, or leaping off cliffs to seamlessly enter battles,players will have more freedom in terms of both adventuring and battling.
Platforms: PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBOX
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (28 October): Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II drops players into an unprecedented global conflict that features the return of the iconic Operators of Task Force 141. From small-scale, high-stakes infiltration tactical ops to highly classified missions, players will deploy alongside friends in a truly immersive experience. Infinity Ward brings fans state-of-the-art gameplay, with all-new gun handling, advanced AI system, a new Gunsmith and a suite of other gameplay and graphical innovations that elevate the franchise to new heights. Modern Warfare II will launch with a globe-trotting single-player campaign, immersive Multiplayer combat and a narrative-driven, co-op Special Ops experience.
Platforms: PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBOX