September has been and gone, bringing the likes of FIFA 19, Life Is Strange 2, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider to the Xbox One. Well, now it’s October, and there are plenty of massive games to sink your teeth into this month.
We’re well and truly into the peak season with October’s host of Xbox One game releases. Oct. 2 brings two notable releases in the form of the excellent and beautiful open world racer, Forza Horizon 4, and the latest entry in the iconic Mega Man series. Forza Horizon 4 sees the festival make its way to the UK. You’ll speed through the tranquil Lake District, complete driving stunts, and have an enormous open world as your playground. Want to race around with other players? You’re more than welcome to, or you can just enjoy the game on your own with minimal interference from other players.
If you’re not really a racing fan, a few days later, Ubisoft has you covered. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey hits the Xbox One on Oct. 5, and brings the series’ stealthy action to Ancient Greece. As Alexios or Kassandra, players will get embroiled in the Peloponnesian War between the Spartans and Athenians. Expect an absolute ton of quests, gear to improve and upgrade, and even some naval combat, too!
Moving into the next week and Oct. 9 brings wrestling fans the latest entry in the WWE 2K franchise. Meanwhile, a few days later, Treyarch steps up with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Controversially, the developer has dropped the single-player campaign in favor of offering a trio of multiplayer options. You’ll have the standard Call of Duty multiplayer action, the fan-favorite zombies, and the battle royale mode, Blackout. Because of course it has a battle royale mode! Though the lack of single-player campaign is sure to disappoint some, the variety in Black Ops 4’s multiplayer modes should mean fans still find something that resonates with them.
The following week brings a couple of Xbox One game releases perfect for younger gamers. LEGO DC Super-Villains brings the blocky, comedic antics the series is renowned for, while turning it on its head entirely. Rather than playing as the hero, as the title suggests, DC Super-Villains will let players become the best villain the DC universe has ever seen for the first time. They won’t be alone, either, with iconic DC villains like The Joker, Harley Quinn, Deathstroke and more accompanying you as you save the world. For kids into sci-fi, Starlink: Battle for Atlas brings its toys-to-life spaceship shooter to the Xbox One on the same day.
Soulcalibur VI’s release on Oct. 19 is sure to keep fighting fans happen, especially with The Witcher’s Geralt making his debut appearance in the series.
Last but certainly not least comes Red Dead Redemption 2 on Oct. 26. Set to be one of the biggest and most detailed open world titles of this generation, Red Dead Redemption 2 will tell the story of the Van der Linde gang following a robbery gone wrong. Law enforcement and bounty hunters are hot on their heels, so it’s down to protagonist Arthur Morgan and his fellow gang members to fight their way across heartland of America to survive. With what we can only assume will be an expansive single-player experience, and Red Dead Online releasing in beta in November, it’s most definitely time to start getting excited.
You can check out the full roster of Xbox One game releases in October 2018 below.
- Oct. 2 – Forza Horizon 4
- Oct. 2 – Mega Man 11
- Oct. 5 – Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
- Oct. 9 – Mark of the Ninja: Remastered
- Oct. 9 – WWE 2K19
- Oct. 12 – Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
- Oct. 16 – Crayola Scoot
- Oct. 16 – LEGO DC Super-Villains
- Oct. 16 – Starlink: Battle for Atlas
- Oct. 16 – Warriors Orochi 4
- Oct. 19 – Soulcalibur VI
- Oct. 23 – Just Dance 2019
- Oct. 23 – PAW Patrol: On a Roll!
- Oct. 26 – My Hero One’s Justice
- Oct. 26 – Red Dead Redemption 2
- Oct. 30 – Call of Cthulu: The Official Video Game