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7 Games in October 2022 We Need to Play

Check out the biggest video games launching in October 2022.

Jeremy Proome

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Heading into the Q4 period of 2022, October brings with it a host of big-name releases, including some long-anticipated sequels, new entries, and spin-offs that deserve some attention. We’ve rounded up some of the biggest October games to keep on your radar.

No More Heroes III

Release date: 14 October 2022 (PS5 | Xbox Series X/S | PS4 | Xbox One | PC | Already on Switch)

Zany and brilliant hack-‘n-slash franchise No More Heroes got its third entry on the Switch earlier this year, and it’s making its way to the other platforms with a few extras this October. The game follows professional assassin Travis Touchdown in 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.

PGA Tour 2K23

Release date: 14 October 2022 (PS5 | Xbox Series X/S | PS4 | Xbox One | PC)

Get those pitching wedges out, as PGA Tour 2K23 arrives this October, which is 2K’s next entry in the beloved golf sim franchise. Tiger Woods is back on the cover, and he’s not just the face of the game, but also served as an executive producer, helping the team at HB Studios refine the experience to be as close to life as possible. As for new features, PGA Tour 2K23 includes 20 licensed courses, a ton of pros (including the likes of Woods, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa, Will Zalatoris, Tony Finau, Lexi Thompson, and Lydia Ko), along with an enhanced career mode and comprehensive course creator. With PGA Tour 2K23, it’s safe to say that you’re getting a lot of content to keep you busy.

Scorn

Release date: 21 October 2022 (Xbox Series X/S | PS5 | PC)

Scorn is a bizarre, but intriguing-looking game, that is essentially the first-person fever-dream of H.R. Giger. Developed by Serbian studio Ebb Software, the title takes a slower, more atmospheric approach to first-person horror, throwing players into a nightmarish universe of odd mechanical forms meshed with flesh and human parts. The game requires players to explore, solve puzzles, and fight grotesque creatures, but one of the most interesting aspects is the weaponry, which includes organic/mechanic shotguns, pistols, and other firearms, which are almost living things themselves.

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A Plague Tale: Requiem

Release date: 18 October 2022 (PS5 | Xbox Series X/S | Switch | PC)

One of the underappreciated hits of 2019, A Plague Tale: Innocence, is getting a sequel this month, delivering a historical-supernatural adventure following a young woman and her brother who has the ability to control rats. Requiem follows a similar set-up to the first game, requiring you to overcome enemies, obstacles, and puzzles using whichever route you choose: whether it be stealth, sneak attacks, or the environment. The weapons and abilities have been upgraded though, giving you a lot of opportunities to play through the game as you see fit. It’s also breathtakingly beautiful and will undoubtedly deliver another heart-tugging story about siblings fighting for one another’s survival.

Gotham Knights

Release date: 21 October 2022 (PS5 | Xbox Series X/S | PC)

In a similar vein to the Batman Arkham games, Gotham Knights sees Batman’s understudies taking the reins to stop Mr. Freeze and other villains from wreaking havoc on Gotham after Batman’s death. While the villains and setting are very similar to recent Arkham games, Gotham Knights takes place in a separate universe from the Arkham universe introduced in past Batman games. The game stars Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, and Robin, and will use stealth and melee combat as per previous Arkham games. The game will feature two-player online co-op, five boroughs of Gotham City for players to explore, the ability to drive around via Batcycle, and an arsenal of combat and gear that will grow as the game progresses.

Bayonetta 3

Release date: 28 October 2022 (Switch)

After numerous delays, Bayonetta 3 is finally making its way to the Switch this October. The third game in the fan-loved action series, Bayonetta 3 once again stars witch-turned-demon-hunter Bayonetta as she has to face new human-made monstrosities and a mysterious otherworldly threat. Thankfully, she’s got her spells, moves, guns, and weapons to tear them in two. If you’re a fan of fast, frantic combat, this is a game to keep on your list.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

Release date: 28 October 2022 (PS5 | Xbox Series X/S | PS4 | Xbox One | PC)

After the brilliant 2019 Modern Warfare reboot, the Call of Duty franchise is delivering a follow-up to that arc of the CoD universe with Modern Warfare II, acting as a sequel to the reboot but incorporating elements from the original MWII from 2009. The sequel brings some massive changes to the gameplay, including revamped movement, an advanced AI system in the campaign and co-op modes, water physics, and swimming mechanics, as well as an overhauled vehicle system. The story once again follows Price, Soap, Gaz, Ghost, and the rest of the crew as they’re tasked with snuffing out a retaliation attempt from a terrorist group following a US missile strike.

Which games are you most looking forward to in 2022? Let us know by tweeting @MenStuffZA, posting on our Facebook page, or commenting below.

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