The video games of October 2023

A brief recap, release dates, and trailers for some of the biggest (and smallest) video games of October 2023.

The madness of the last quarter of 2023 is upon us – when expensive and heavily-marketed AAA games vie for attention, while many mid-tier and indie games reschedule themselves into next year. Here are some of our picks for the video games of October 2023 with their release dates and latest gameplay trailers below.

Bilkins’ Folly (02-10-23)

PC, PS4/5, Nintendo Switch

Percy’s on a quest to find his missing relatives, and he needs your help! Join him and his beloved dog Drayton as they adventure through a series of unusual islands, solve puzzles to uncover valuable treasure, and bring to light the foreboding family secret buried beneath it all.

Trepang2 (02-10-23)

Xbox Series S|X, PS5 – already out on PC

Become the ultimate badass in Trepang2: A gory, action-packed FPS set in the near future. Unleash all hell on your enemies, dodge bullets and leave a trail of destruction in this hardcore and frenetic shooter.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide (04-10-23)

Xbox Series S|X – already out on PC

Take back the city of Tertium from hordes of bloodthirsty foes in this intense and brutal action shooter. Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is the new co-op-focused experience from the award-winning team behind the Vermintide series. In the depths of the hive, the seeds of corruption threaten to turn into an overwhelming tide of darkness. A mysterious and sinister new force is seeking to take control of the entire city. It is up to you and your allies in the Inquisition to root out the enemy before the city succumbs to Chaos.

SWORD ART ONLINE Last Recollection (05-10-23)

PC, Xbox One/Series S|X, PS4/5

Based on SWORD ART ONLINE’s War of Underworld anime arc, a new story unfolds with tough challenges that await our beloved hero, Kirito, and his new friends. Players will unmask the Dark Knight and find out if they will survive the relentless battling against the forces of the Dark Territory! It’s the perfect game to introduce during SAO’s 10th Anniversary, when everyone can reminisce about their favorite SAO memories while meeting their favorite character again.

Company of Heroes Collection (12-10-23)

Nintendo Switch

The game that redefined real-time strategy makes its Nintendo Switch debut in the Company of Heroes Collection — combining the World War II RTS classic and its two epic expansions into one explosive package. Master the challenging blend of fast-moving combat and squad-based tactics, and lead the charge with an all-new control scheme, custom-built for console commanders. Fight on either side — leading American, British, Panzer Elite, and Wehrmacht forces through their historic campaigns in the Battle of Normandy, or create custom battles and pit them against one another in the highly replayable Skirmish mode.

Lords of the Fallen (13-10-23)

PC, Xbox Series S|X, PS5

A vast world awaits in all-new, dark fantasy action-RPG, Lords of the Fallen. As one of the fabled Dark Crusaders, embark on an epic quest to overthrow Adyr, the demon God.

Hellboy Web of Wyrd (18-10-23)

PC, Xbox One/Series S|X, PS4/5, Nintendo Switch

Hellboy Web of Wyrd is a roguelike action brawler with an original story created in partnership with Dark Horse Comics and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. When an agent of the B.P.R.D. goes missing, Hellboy is sent to investigate; pulling him into the depths of the Wyrd.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (20-10-23)


Spider-Men, Peter Parker and Miles Morales, return for an exciting new adventure in the critically acclaimed Marvel’s Spider-Man franchise for the PS5 console. Equipped with Miles’ new bioelectric venom power and Peter’s Spider-Arms, the Spider-Men face the ultimate test of strength inside and outside the mask as they fight to save the city, each other, and the ones they love, from the monstrous Venom.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder (20-10-23)

Nintendo Switch

Prince Florian has invited Mario and his friends to visit, but a familiar foe drops in uninvited! As his army crashes the party, Bowser steals a Wonder Flower and merges with Prince Florian’s castle, transforming him into a floating fortress! As the power of the Wonder Flower quickly spreads across the kingdom, all kinds of weird and wonderful things start to happen. With the Castle Bowser now on the loose, it’s up to the Mushroom Kingdom crew to save the day!


PC, Xbox One/Series S|X, PS4/5, Nintendo Switch

The origin of stealth action returns. METAL GEAR SOLID: MASTER COLLECTION Vol. 1 unifies the beginning of the METAL GEAR gameplay experience in one single package. Infiltrate enemy fortresses all over the globe, complete your missions with stealth and experience the thrilling cinematic story of the METAL GEAR series. Volume 1 line-up features the original titles and beginning of the METAL GEAR series, including the original versions of Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, Metal Gear Solid (which also includes VR Missions/Special Missions), and the HD Collection versions of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

Ghostrunner 2 (26-10-23)

PC, Xbox Series S|X, PS5

Blood will run in Ghostrunner 2, a hardcore FPP slasher set in a post-apocalyptic cyberpunk future. Become the ultimate cyber ninja and prepare for epic boss fights, improved skills, an interactive story, new game modes, and captivating synthwave soundtrack.

Alan Wake 2 (27-10-23)

PC, Xbox Series S|X, PS5

A string of ritualistic murders threatens Bright Falls, a small-town community surrounded by Pacific Northwest wilderness. Saga Anderson, an accomplished FBI agent with a reputation for solving impossible cases arrives to investigate the murders. Anderson’s case spirals into a nightmare when she discovers pages of a horror story that starts to come true around her. Alan Wake, a lost writer trapped in a nightmare beyond our world, writes a dark story in an attempt to shape the reality around him and escape his prison. With a dark horror hunting him, Wake is trying to retain his sanity and beat the devil at his own game.

Terminator: Resistance – Complete Edition (27-10-23)

Xbox Series S|X (already on PC, PS5)

This complete package bundles an enhanced version of Terminator: Resistance, the officially licensed first-person shooter set in the Terminator universe, the Annihilation Line Narrative Expansion starring Kyle Reese, and Infiltrator Mode, where players get the chance to take control of the iconic T-800 series Infiltrator unit.

Jusant (31-10-23)

PC, Xbox Series S|X, PS5

Enjoy meditative vibes in Jusant, an action-puzzle climbing game. Scale an immeasurably tall tower and ascend to new heights alongside your watery companion. Master your climbing tools, find your way up through diverse biomes, and piece together the tower’s past.

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