Game Sale DatesSteam: SHMUP Fest: Now until Oct 2, Next Fest: Oct 9 to Oct 16, Scream Fest: Oct 26 to Nov 2
Epic: Halloween Sale: Oct 17 to Oct 31
GoG: Pretty sure they have a Halloween sale, too, but GoG doesn't usually publish sale dates too far in advance.
Coming to Game Pass this MonthOctober 3 The Lamplighters League
October 10 Forza Motorsport
October 24 Cities: Skylines 2
October 26 Mineko's Night Market
October 31 Headbangers Rhythm Royale
October 31 Jusant
Top Game Launches (From PC Gamer)Assassin's Creed Mirage | October 5
Seems Ubisoft's grown nostalgic for the age when Assassin's Creed had a few more assassins (and creeds thereof). In Mirage, become the most lethal man in Baghdad as the series returns to form.
Cities: Skylines 2 | October 24
It hasn't been long since Cities: Skylines set the current standard for city builders, but it never hurts to cement your place on the throne. The sequel touts new levels of city simulation, promising unprecedented creativity in urban planning—at least until you have to figure out traffic, anyway.
Alan Wake 2 | October 27
After cementing their own combined cinematic universe in Control, Remedy is revisiting their wretched little man as they make their survival horror debut. Yeah, Alan's been trapped in a pocket dimension of psychological torment for ten years, but I'm sure it'll be fine.
All October 2023 release datesThe links are PC Gamer's. I'd imagine most of the games can be found on Epic, but the only the exclusives are listed as Epic.
- October 3 — Battle Shapers(Early Access) - arena roguelike FPS (Steam)
- October 3 — The Lamplighters League - Pulpy '30s XCOM-like (Steam)
- October 3 — Station to Station - Cozy rail building (Steam)
- October 5 — Assassin's Creed: Mirage - Return to stealth roots (Epic)
- October 5 — Wargroove 2 - Advance Wars-like tactics sequel (Steam)
- October 10 — Forza Motorsport - Microsoft's circuit racing sim (Steam)
- October 11 — Total War: Pharaoh - Empire-building in Egypt (Steam)
- October 13 — Lords of the Fallen - Extremely soulslike sequel (Steam)
- October 17 — Cyber Knights: Flashpoint - Heist tactics RPG (Steam)
- October 17 — Sonic Superstars - New old-school Sonic (Steam)
- October 17 — Wizard With A Gun - Co-op sandbox survival (Steam)
- October 18 — Agatha Christie - Murder on the Orient Express(Steam)
- October 18 — Hellboy Web of Wyrd - Big Red roguelike (Steam)
- October 19 — Endless Dungeon - Tactical ARPG in Endless universe (Steam)
- October 19 — World of Horror - Junji Ito-inspired roguelike RPG (Steam)
- October 20 — Slay the Princess - Horror visual novel (Steam)
- October 23 — Moonlight in Garland(Early Access) - Big city Stardew (Steam)
- October 23 — Three Minutes To Eight - Mind-bending point-and-click (Steam)
- October 24 — Cities: Skylines 2 - Sequel to pseudo-Sim City (Steam)
- October 24 — Dark Envoy - Realtime "guns and sorcery" tactics RPG (Steam)
- October 24 — Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria - Retake the mines (Epic)
- October 26 — Ghostunner 2 - Cyberpunk first-person parkour (Steam)
- October 27 — Alan Wake 2 - Horror writer's spooky sequel (Epic)
- October 31 — Jusant - Meditative mountain climber (Steam)
Other Notable ReleasesNote: There are way too many games releasing in October for me to do this justice. I just don't have that level of ambition. Below are the games that either I'd heard of before or games that seem similar to something someone on here has played and mentioned on the forums.
Get set to defy gravity, leap like never before, and experience the exhilarating world of parkour in a whole new light! This isn’t just your ordinary parkour jump simulator - it’s a dynamic ONLINE MULTIPLAYER adventure that transforms your every move into a gravity-defying spectacle.
‘Station to Station’ is a minimalist & relaxing game about building railway connections. Grab your conductor’s hat and bring the voxel-art world to life through the magic of trains!
Disgaea is back and better than ever in Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless! Join Fuji as he embarks on a perilous journey of redemption, and experience unique features new to the Disgaea series!
Play the fully-remastered Tony Hawk’s™ Pro Skater™ & Tony Hawk’s™ Pro Skater™ 2 games in one epic collection, rebuilt from the ground up in incredible HD.
The door to your robber’s career is waiting! Just crowbar the lock off and force your way through the threshold. Learn skills, collect tools and become a master of the thieving trade!
The Fabulous Fear Machine is a narrative-driven strategy game with a pulp horror style. As the Machine's new Master, you must sow fear and expand your influence by creating Legends, harvesting resources, manipulating events, and spying on your enemies.
Hardcore survival RPG with non-linear story that lets you play as a young medieval soldier who over the course of battles and adventures becomes the most formidable and respected knight of his era. Or, if he’s not lucky enough, perishes in the chaos of the Hundred Years' War.
Ooblets is a relaxing and offbeat farming, town life, and creature collection game. Manage your farm, grow and train your ooblets, explore strange lands, and have dance-offs!
The culmination of the SWORD ART ONLINE game series, Last Recollection features the largest roster of SAO playable characters and sub scenarios!
The Front is a survival open-world crafting shooter. You play the role of a resistance fighter sent back in time to stop the rise of a tyrannical empire. Collect resources, craft tech, build shelters, and fight monsters to accomplish your mission.
Become an exile - the only one who knows the truth. Survive on the island lost to time, build your own settlement, reunite your tribe, explore the open world and deliver a message from the gods before it’s too late.
Star Trek: Infinite is a grand strategy experience that lets you play your own Star Trek story as the leader of one of four major factions in the galaxy. Follow the specially crafted story or blaze your own trail in the first Star Trek grand strategy game.
RAILGRADE is a train 🚂 resource management game! Construct dense vertical railroads, build cities, construct vast factory 🏭 chains with train automation! Restore an off world colony's economy all in the story driven campaign!
Plough through hordes of deadly monsters and defeat vicious bosses in an intense fast paced shooter RPG where all items are “legendary”, levels are ever-changing and combat is razor-sharp.
Experience life in the definitive trucker simulator. Deliver cargo to make your business a success. Get out of your truck to explore Alaska while maintaining your vehicle and preparing for treacherous conditions on the road. Have you got what it takes to become an Alaskan trucking legend?
Furnish Master is a relaxing game about furnishing apartments, houses, commercial estate and even outdoor territory! Realize your design dreams! Add to Wishlist now!
Become a party legend! The celebrated franchise returns with epic drawing battles in Tee K.O. 2, chaotic type-offs in FixyText, time-travel trivia in Timejinx, hidden identity intrigue in Hypnotorious, and group music-making in Dodo Re Mi.
The world’s raddest cars are back and taking the fun to the next level! Race over 130 vehicles with crazy new mechanics and even more vehicle types. Plus, build your tracks with stunning new environments and different game modes to have fun off and online!
AirportSim is an Advanced Airport Ground Handling Simulator with true-to-life visuals and operations, licensed planes and vehicles, real airports and live weather conditions. Enjoy the many tasks alone or with friends, making this experience unforgettable.
A fast-paced strategy game, which takes the weighty decisions of a 4X and stuffs them into an action-packed 60 minutes. Build a deck capable of founding civilizations which can develop economies, research new technologies and conquer all before you. Single-player and online multiplayer.
The first 3D title in the METAL GEAR series pioneering a new level of stealth action with live action footage, cinematic cut scenes, and innovative gameplay.
Be the ray of hope among the darkness of war. Manage a British WW1 field hospital in a 3D isometric RTS where you lead the medical corps instead of soldiers. Fight for life, soul, and humanity in a world that rejected them in a unique society survival game.
The Castle of Secrets — a game with a deep and mysterious storyline, beautiful 3D graphics, unique gameplay and mechanics, will immerse you in a fairy tale of reality and mystery. How will this fairy tale end? It's your call.