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9 Most Anticipated Games of October 2017

Games of October 2017

What games should be on your radar this month?

October is here, and it’s setting itself up to be one of the biggest (if not the biggest) month’s of the year for gamers. From old-school returns to long-awaited sequels, here are our picks for the games coming your way in October 2017:

Forza 7

Release date: 3 October 2017 (Xbox One, PC)

The Forza Motorsport series has always been a flagship franchise for Microsoft, and the seventh primary instalment arrives on Xbox One and PC this month. Of course, it’s Forza, so you know what you’re getting, but we don’t think anyone is prepared for exactly how gorgeous Forza 7 is. Alongside it’s stellar graphics, Forza 7 includes over 700 cars and more than 200 different configurations to race on across 32 locations, with more to be added through DLC. Dynamic weather is also vastly enhanced this time around, along with customisable drivers, so you can really make the Forza experience your own.

How much does it cost? Find the best price here.

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen

Release date: 3 October 2017 (Xbox One, PS4)

An expanded and enhanced version of Dragon’s Dogma, a shamelessly overlooked but critically acclaimed Capcom title for PS3 and 360, arrives repackaged and beefed-up on Xbox One and PS4 this week. If you don’t know about Dragon’s Dogma, it’s basically a massive open-world monster-hunting action game, where you can team up with AI companions to take down some majestic beasts. This new edition contains all the content from the original Dragon’s Dogma plus the additional content from its sequel, filled with challenging new enemies and quests, and additional high level weapons and armour sets.

How much does it cost? Find the best price here.

Shadow of War

Release date: 10 October 2017 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)

Fans of 2014’s surprisingly-brilliant Shadow of Mordor will have Shadow of War in their sights this week. The Lord of the Rings spin-off sequel expands upon the open-world action formula of the first, throwing players back into the role of Talion, who returns from the first game, to give the armies of Sauron some serious stick. The Nemesis system returns (whereby your enemies remember you and your actions), but in contrast to the previous game, which was more of a hack and slash, Shadow of War will have an action role-playing approach, creating a more personalised experience for each player. It will also feature dynamic weather system as well as day-night cycle which affects the gameplay and enemy behaviour.

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The Evil Within 2

Release date: 13 October 2017 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)

Bethesda have hopes of giving us new nightmares this month, as The Evil Within 2, the sequel to 2014’s brilliant survival horror revival from the mind of Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, creeps out from the shadows. The Evil Within 2 picks up after the events of the first game, where no one believes the horrors that Detective Sebastian Castellanos experienced. But when Castellanos is given a chance to save his daughter, he must descend once more into the nightmarish world of STEM. Expect lots of eerie corridors, grotesque monsters and walls that don’t act like walls.

How much does it cost? Find the best price here.

Gran Turismo Sport

Release date: 18 October 2017 (PS4)

GT Sport continues the long-running racing franchise, but injects an edge of sport (as the name would suggest), focusing on the more performance-based vehicles that keep the world in awe. The game promises a level of innovation unseen since the series’ debut, and there will be 137 “super premium” cars available, with all being been rebuilt from the ground up with cockpit views. In addition, there will be 19 locations and 37 track variants. Admittedly, we did think the GT series needed a bit of a shake-up, and this might just propel the franchise back into pole position.

How much does it cost? Find the best price here.

Assassin’s Creed: Origins

Release date: 27 October 2017 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)

Assassin’s Creed: Origins is the latest instalment in the fan-loved series, which takes players back to the origins of the Assassins Brotherhood (hence the name). Set in ancient Egypt with a new (and possibly first) assassin protagonist named Bayek, the game features vast open deserts, deadly swamps and period weapons, along with a whole bunch of new features, such as the ability to light arrows on fire and use your eagle companion to tag enemies and scout the landscape. It looks to be more of what we’ve come to love from the franchise, but with a distinctively different setting that’s been needed in AC games.

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Release date: 27 October 2017 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)

The excellent Wolfenstein II: The New Order was one of the best first-person shooters of 2014, and it’s getting a sequel this month. Wolfenstein: The New Colossus kicks off with a full scale Nazi occupation of the United States, and of course, it’s up to BJ Blazkowicz to murder them all with a variety of classic and science-fiction weapons and machines. From what we’ve seen so far, The New Colossus is already looking incredibly slick and brutal, and we can’t wait to get our hands on some more alternate-timeline Nazi stomping.

How much does it cost? Find the best price here.

Rugby 18

Release date: 27 October 2017 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)

Rugby fans can look forward to tackling some more virtual oval-ball action later this month when Rugby 18, which Eko Software has said to have been working for more than two years, releases. The game will feature the English Premiership Rugby and French Top 14 teams, players, and leagues, as well as many other international licenses, including the Springboks, All Blacks, Wallabies, France, and England. Gameplay will be familiar to those who’ve played the likes of Rugby Challenge and EA Sport’s Rugby games, but will have it’s own complexities when it comes to general play. Let’s hold thumbs for this one, as it’s about time we had a good rugby game.

How much does it cost? Find the best price here.

Super Mario Odyssey

Release date: 27 October 2017 (Switch)

Everyone’s favourite moustachioed plumber is back this month in Super Mario Odyssey. Shifting to the 3D platforming plane, Odyssey plays more like Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Sunshine, rather than his 2D origin layout. The real hook here is Mario’s hat that gives him new abilities — this will help the veteran hero on a globe-trotting ride around various kingdoms, cities, and worlds seemingly made of candy. It looks to be a great ride, and could be the killer game the Switch has been desperately needing since The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild released earlier this year.

How much does it cost? Find the best price here.

What game are you most looking forward to this month? Let us know in the comments below and tweet us at @MenStuffZA!

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