Oh October. How we love the fact you bring numerous games into our lives. But why oh why do you have to deliver so many at one time? I mean, we’re not made of money are we?
But hey, should you be a gamer who is looking for a new game, then October 2017 is quite possibly your best bet… ever! With a whole host of games arriving on your Xbox One console over the next few weeks, it’s a great time to be a gamer. Perhaps it’s not a great time to look at your bank balance though as the following Xbox One titles will all be arriving on store shelves near you, with the temptation of a purchase rather massive.
Don’t forget, you could of course buy your games digitally. If that is your preferred course of action then make sure you head over to CDKeys and grab some of their cheap Xbox Live Credit before you do so. It’ll ensure your money goes just that little bit further.
The Hunter: Call of the Wild – Xbox One
There are plenty of hunting games out there, but The Hunter: Call of the Wild promises to be the most immersive.
You’ll find a world full of deer, bison, birds, critters and insects as every single corner of the 50-square mile world is yours – and up to seven of your friends – for perusal. If you’re looking for the ultimate hunting experience, this could well be it.
Forza Motorsport 7 – Xbox One
It’s crazy to think that the Forza Motorsport series is now in its seventh iteration, but that’s exactly where we find ourselves as Forza 7 prepares to release. Expect more cars, more tracks, more excitement and more visual flourish then ever before.
If you love racing, you’ll love Forza 7. And even if you don’t love racing, you’ll still love this.
LEGO The Ninjago Movie: Videogame – Xbox One
Dropping to complement the LEGO Ninjago film, the videogame version of LEGO Ninjago will come with all the usual LEGO tips and tricks, tons of humour and enough brick bashing to keep you busy for months on end.
If you’ve never played a LEGO game before, then make sure you buy LEGO Ninjago. If you have played LEGO games before, then buy this one too. Basically put, buy LEGO The Ninjago Movie: Videogame. You won’t regret it.
Middle-earth: Shadow Of War – Xbox One
Shadow of War has got big boots to fill. After-all, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is still one of the greatest games ever created. But can Shadow of War deliver an experience fitting of both its name and its predecessor?
We’ll soon find out but you should really be prepared for improvements to the already excellent mechanics and gameplay choices that the Middle-earth series is fast becoming renowned for.
RAID World War II – Xbox One
That damn Nazi regime is getting it once more as RAID World War II promises to give you unique character classes, special hero abilities, customizable weapons and uniforms, and real-world war-torn locations. Can you take down Hitler and his Third Reich once and for all? Or at least until the next game lets us attempt the same thing!
The Evil Within 2 – Xbox One
Oh Shinji Mikami. What have you done? Don’t you realise you scared the hell out of us back in 2014 with the original The Evil Within? Why the hell are you putting us through this? Why should we step into the shoes of Sebastian Castellanos and dive into hell again?
Because it’s an experience we won’t be able to do without you say? Oh, okay then, we’ll get involved. But we won’t be playing it at night. No chance.
ELEX – Xbox One
You may have heard of Piranha Bytes, probably because they are the creators of the award-winning Gothic and Risen series’. ELEX however is something altogether different.
Set in a post-apocalyptic science-fantasy universe, ELEX is a handcrafted action role-playing experience that places you into a huge, seamless open world full of original characters, mutated creatures, deep moral choices and powerful action. Expect to find plenty of swords, tons of axes, a huge amount of bows and the odd harpoon or two as you head on out into the world and forge the future of your own game.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole – Xbox One
Boundaries? What boundaries? Ubisoft and South Park may have initially wished to see the release of The Fractured But Whole many months ago, but now it is here and it’s not holding back on the controversy.
Expect as much crudeness as you could ever fit into a videogame as the South Park guys go as wild as they like.
WWE 2K18 – Xbox One
What do you think 2K will be doing with their latest WWE title? Well, they’re obviously going to drop in some glorious visuals, they’ve already confirmed a whole host of Superstars, and will no doubt be expected to ensure that the move set, career mode and multiplayer options will be of a standard befitting WWE.
In fact, there is nothing to consider really and so if you’re a wrestling fan a purchase of WWE 2K18 is a bit of a no-brainer. The only question you’ll have to ask yourself is whether your wallet can stretch itself enough to warrant a purchase of the rather great looking Cena (Nuff) Edition.
Rugby 18 – Xbox One
For years it has been the football field which has seen the very best sports gaming action. But this year RUGBY 18 is attempting to push the likes of FIFA, PES and Madden all the way in the realism stakes. Will it manage to topple the big guns and make a name for itself in the world of gaming? We’ll find out soon enough.
The Inner World: The Last Wind Monk – Xbox One
The sequel to the award winning The Inner World, The Last Wind Monk will see you solving puzzles galore as you explore a world full of mystery, switching between characters and taking in humourous dialogue as you do so.
With magical flute noses (yes, you read that right), a beautiful visual style and the use of a clever hint system which will ensure everyone and anyone can complete the game, The Last Wind Monk should be on your hit list. Just for the weirdness.
Road Rage – Xbox One
You’ll need to race, you’ll need to fight, and you’ll must definitely need to hustle as you attempt to climb the ranks of one of the most insane outlaw motorcycle gangs in town.
With an open world ready to explore, a huge variety of missions and objectives and the chance to check out some insane weaponry, Road Rage promises to tick all the boxes. At least if you like motorcycles and violence anyways!
Just Dance 2018 – Xbox One
What does Just Dance 2018 does that Just Dance 2017, 2016, 2015 or any of the previous version didn’t?
Well, it brings in a new roster of tunes for you to shake your hips to, whilst this time round Ubisoft have ensured a full-on kids mode has been implemented. If you previously worried about the safety of your children within the multiplayer world of Just Dance, worry no more. But you’ll still need to worry about your own dance moves.
Assassin’s Creed: Origins – Xbox One
Ubisoft have had a year off from the Assassin’s Creed hype train, and that should mean that their latest title in the series, Origins, manages to become the best damn stabby affair we’ve ever seen. Initial signs are good too, and we can’t wait to hit Ancient Egypt as we step into the shoes of Bayek and fly high with his trusty eagle, Senu.
If AC Origins isn’t a hit, then we’ll go bury our heads in the sand forever more.
Telltale – Batman: The Enemy Within – Xbox One
The Enemy Within from Telltale Games kicked off digitally a couple of months back, but now, as has been the case with many recent Telltale stories, you can grab access to the entire season in physical disk form. Granted, you won’t be able to get hands on with each episode until it officially releases, but at least you’ll be sat there safe in the knowledge that the latest adventures of Batman will be yours.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – Xbox One
For many, Wolfenstein was a bit of an under-the-radar hit. It certainly didn’t receive the praise the brilliant gameplay deserved, and strangely, to this day, there are many gamers who still haven’t experienced the stunning tale that held it all together.
Now though the star of the first game – BJ Blazkowicz – is back and ready to fight off the Nazi regime once more. Expect a whole arsenal of badass weapons, plenty of gadgets and tons of enemies as old BJ once more proves to be humanity’s last hope.
We Sing Pop! – Xbox One
What do you think you’re going to get with We Sing Pop!? Do I really need to answer that one? Yes you say? Well, We Sing Pop! will let you sing, to pop songs, forever more.
Does that sum things up simply enough?
Spintires: MudRunner – Xbox One
The original Spintires went down massively well over on PC, and now the game is due to arrive on consoles thanks to the MudRunner version. Basically put, this is the ultimate version of the original game, giving you the chance to hit 9 new maps and more than 13 new vehicles as you take in the graphical overhaul and comprehensive improvements that have been put in place.
All you need in order to succeed in Spintires: MudRunner is a map, a compass, a winch and a whole load of skill. You’re not going to allow the latter to let you down are you?
Beast Quest – Xbox One
With more than 17 million copies sold, chances are you know of the Beast Quest books. Now though Beast Quest is hitting the gaming world as you head off on an adventure to save the mythical land of Avantia from utter ruin.
Maximum Games are promising spectacular environments, challenging quests and the chance to hunt down plenty of secrets. Will you hit the fantastical world they are creating?
Battle Chasers: Nightwar – Xbox One
If you were around in the late 1990s, then you may well have heard of the cult Image Comics comic book series by Joe Madureira. Battle Chasers: Nightwar is based around that series and promises to bring classic turn based combat, some superbly designed but randomly generated dungeons and a deep crafting system that should let you play around for hours on end.
If that sounds like something you’d find interesting, or you just fancy gathering up the memories from the comics, then Nightwar is the game for you.
Outcast: Second Contact – Xbox One
Remember Outcast? No, not that Outkast…Outcast – the one with the c? Well, if you do then you should be hugely interested in checking out Outcast: Second Contact when it arrives on a console near you. A complete remaster of the original cult title, Second Contact will allow you to delve into the 3D world once more as you scour the universe in the hope of preventing a catastrophic destruction of Earth.
With the original game winning over 100 awards, the pressure is on Second Contact to at least keep up with its predecessor. Surely that in itself means you should give it a crack, no?
Aaaaand breath! October 2017 is a hugely busy month of gaming and there are a massive number of games releasing on Xbox One over the next few weeks. What will you be picking up? Don’t forget to let us know your plans by posting in the comments below.