Top 5 New Games in October 2023 | Best New Releases

best new games October 2023

Hot on the heels of Starfield, Mortal Kombat 1, and more in September, comes another batch of highly anticipated new games.

Looking for a new spooky game to celebrate Halloween? There’s one is dropping this month. How about an ultra-realistic racing sim, an ultra-realistic city-building sim, or the latest Assassin’s Creed release? All of those are dropping in October too.

And as always, you can find deals on all the biggest upcoming games of 2023 in the Coming Soon section of the CDKeys store.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, iOS(!!!)

Release Date: 5th October

Assassin’s Creed Mirage is a heartfelt homage to the game that started it all… Experience a modern take on the iconic features and gameplay that have defined the franchise for over 15 years.

Mirage tells the story of Basim– a talented thief haunted by nightmarish visions. In the search for answers, Basim discovers an ancient organization, learns to understand a new creed, and changes fate itself. Explore an immersive city, meet historical figures from the Golden Age of Baghdad, and become the most versatile Assassin in franchise history.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage will also be one of the first AAA games dropping on iOS alongside current-gen consoles and PCs. And will be the first Assassin’s Creed game shipping directly to your phone! Your iPhone 15 Pro to be exact.

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Forza Motorsport

Platforms: Xbox Series X|S, PC

Release Date: 10th October (5 days early access with Premium Edition)

500 real-world cars, 20 world-famous tracks, and cutting-edge AI– all dropping on Xbox Game Pass on day one. According to developer Turn 10 Studios, this follow-up to Forza Motorsport 7 brings a “generational leap in immersion” thanks to real-time ray tracing, vehicle destruction, a full day-night/weather cycle, and more. See you at the starting line.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Platforms: PS5

Release Date: 20th October

The next entry in the critically acclaimed Spider-Man franchise delivers two Spideys for the price of one! Swing into an exciting new adventure in the most detailed version of Marvel’s New York ever created– and quickly swap between Peter and Miles in the open world! 

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is currently a PlayStation exclusive (PS5 only!)– but will it stay that way for long? Marvel’s Spider-Man (2018) and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (2020) have been ported to PC since their initial releases. Grab your copy while they’re on sale for a limited time over in the CDKeys store.

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Cities: Skylines II

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, PC

Release Date: 24th October

If you can dream it… you can probably build it in Cities: Skylines 2. Construct your own personal metropolis in the most realistic city builder ever. But that’s not all… You’ll have to make it work too.

Via the power of deep simulation, Cities: Skylines II features the power and possibility of a living economy. Your decisions will shape your citizens’ life on both macro and micro levels. Everything from your populace’s love-life to work-life is within your influence. With creativity (and a healthy dose of problem-solving) you’ll build to a scale never before experienced in other city-building simulations.

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Alan Wake 2

Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC

Release Date: 27th October

From developer Remedy Entertainment (Max Payne, Quantum Break, Control) comes one of the most eagerly anticipated sequels in years.

Alan Wake, the protagonist of the first game (released in 2010) is missing; trapped in a nightmarish narrative of his own creation. Without spoiling too much of the original, here’s a taste of what you can expect in Alan Wake II. Do keep in mind– it’s a full-blown survival-horror game now…

Saga Anderson arrives to investigate ritualistic murders in a small town. Alan Wake pens a dark story to shape the reality around him. These two heroes are somehow connected. Can they become the heroes they need to be?

You don’t need to, but to get the full Alan Wake experience, you’ll want to play the original first. Lucky for you– it’s pretty darn cheap for a limited time.

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Check out this list of The Best New Games in September for even more great titles to play!

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