Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (PC, PS4, X1) – Oct. 12
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has made headlines with the reveal of Battle Royale-focused gameplay and the complete rejection of the single-player story mode. Regardless of how you feel about the shift, Call of Duty has always been about multiplayer at its core, and this next entry in the series will likely attract many players with its revamped mechanics and release-day Zombies maps.
Soulcalibur VI (PC, PS4, X1) – Oct. 19
Soulcalibur VI’s plot is still a little murky, but with a revisit to events from the original game and a roster of characters that now includes Geralt of Rivia (you might have noticed him, oh, in all of the promotional material and on the cover of the game), we at COG look forward to seeing what Soulcalibur VI brings to the table, especially with its new graphics and battle mechanics. Soulcalibur VI drops mid-October.
Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4, X1) – Oct. 26
October might just be saving the best for last with Red Dead Redemption 2, which doesn’t release until the end of the month as it builds mouth-watering anticipation for fans of the original game. This prequel to Red Dead Redemption has high expectations to meet, coming after a game that’s considered to be in the metaphorical hall of video game fame. This open-world game features returning characters from the previous game and is set in the dying years of the American Old West. Red Dead Redemption 2 comes out October 26.