Stay on target Sorry, You Can’t Date Keanu Reeves in ‘Cyberpunk 2077”Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form October is officially the wallet-murdering month. As it usually does during this time of year, the game industry has once again decided to drop a metric ton of AAA games in time for the holiday rush. This is great if you’re looking for new titles to play, but crappy if you have a small budget. With that said, even if you only pick up a title or two in October you’re still getting something worth playing. Worst-case, scenario, you can circle back to these games when Black Friday hits. Seriously, there’s a lot of gold here that you do not want to miss out on.Red Dead Redemption 2Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox OneRelease date: October 26Without a doubt, the biggest game releasing this month is none other than Red Dead Redemption 2. Rockstar Games’ Western epic looks like a huge improvement over the original; which says a lot considering how expertly realized that experience was. While it’s true that the game has been in development for a long time, it looks like it’ll be worth the long wait. Everything we’ve seen so far looks absolutely amazing.The only drawback for some might be the fact Red Dead Redemption 2 will not launch with a multiplayer mode. Folks will have to wait for a beta releasing in November for a chance to shoot others online. Personally, I’m not bothered by this. I’m more invested in the feature-rich campaign than the online mode. That isn’t to say I am not looking forward to forming a posse with friends. I am, but I really just want to play the story.You can pre-order Red Dead Redemption on Amazon.Mega Man 11Platform: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox OneRelease date: October 02Another long-awaited title releasing in October is Mega Man 11. There’s been a lot of drama surrounding the Mega Man franchise for the past few years. In fact some (myself included) didn’t think we’d ever see a new entry this generation. Thankfully, Capcom has finally released a new game starring the Blue Bomber.As I said in my review, Mega Man 11 is a return to form that also pushes the franchise forward. It has the classic gameplay fans have come to love, but it also introduces the new Double Gear system which perfectly complements the core mechanics. Mega Man 11 even has a bit more story than usual, which is a nice addition. I hope this is the start of a full-on Mega Man revival. The world needs the little android now more than ever, as far as I’m concerned.You can buy Mega Man 11 on Amazon.Fist of the North Star: Lost ParadisePlatform: PS4Release date: October 02The most surprising release of October (and perhaps 2018) is Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise. I don’t think I’m alone in saying I never expected a FotNS game developed by the team behind the Yakuza series. Essentially, this is a Yakuza game with a different skin, but it certainly satisfies fans of the classic anime/manga series. Anime-based games are hit or miss. Thankfully, Lost Paradise is a great game through and through.There isn’t more I can say about this title that I didn’t already discuss in my review. Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise is simply a fun experience. The game displays the versatility of both the Yakuza game engine of the FotNS franchise. I hope we get a full-on offshoot franchise after this. But as I said in my review, I’d like the sequel to run on the Yakuza 6 Dragon Engine. We’ll see what happens, but I hope Sega doesn’t miss an opportunity to give the world another great series. Also, Fist of the North Star deserves this kind of treatment in video games. Keep ‘em coming, I say!You can buy Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise on Amazon.Assassin’s Creed OdysseyPlatform: PC, PS4, Xbox OneRelease date: October 05I know it’s cool to hate on Assassin’s Creed, but I’m not down with that. I have no shame in professing my love for Ubisoft’s historically-minded franchise. No other series combines enjoyable Action Adventure mechanics with real-world history quite like this. Some entries are better than others, but more often than not, Assassin’s Creed games deliver the goods. This is certainly true of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.This game is set in Ancient Greece during the Peloponnesian War. Based on what I played, it takes the best elements from Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed: Origins. As a huge fan of Ancient Greece, this could potentially become my favorite entry in the series. Every game set in this era usually focuses on the myths and legends. Odyssey will present a realistic depiction of Ancient Greek life, which should be a nice change of pace. Words cannot express how excited I am to play the full game.You can pre-order Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on Amazon.Soulcalibur VIPlatform: PC, PS4, Xbox OneRelease date: October 19Fighting games have enjoyed a rise in popularity in recent years thanks to games like Injustice 2, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Tekken 7, and several others. Now that the land is ripe for fighters, it’s fitting that the long-dormant Soulcalibur awakens from its slumber. As the premier weapons-based fighting game, Soulcalibur VI should be a huge title among the fighting game community.Soulcalibur VI is a return to form for the franchise. It is both a (somewhat) remake of the original Dreamcast game and a completely new entry. I guess the term “soft reboot” applies here. Players can certainly expect the same high-level weapons-based combat the series is known for, along with its colorful cast of characters. This will definitely be a fun game to watch others livestream.You can pre-order Soulcalibur VI on Amazon.Forza Horizon 4Platform: PC, Xbox OneRelease date: October 02If you’re a racing game fan, then you’re likely looking forward to playing Forza Horizon 4. Fundamentally, this delivers the same experience of previous entries. This isn’t a problem considering how fine-tuned (pun intended) the driving mechanics are. The big new feature for this installment is dynamic seasons. Driving in the summer is a completely different experience from cruising during the winter. This adds a whole new level of challenge which players will surely love.While I appreciate the Forza Horizon series, I can’t say I’m particularly excited when a new one releases. Like I said before, I’m not exactly keen on giant open-world games these days… even if it is a racer. Also, I’m still salty EA hasn’t given us a new Burnout Paradise. I know it’s unfair to other racers, but for me, I don’t want to play a big open-world racing game unless it’s Burnout. For everyone else, if you want a solid racing game experience, Forza Motorsport 4 more than satisfies.You can buy Forza Horizon 4 on Amazon.Call of Duty: Black Ops 4Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox OneRelease date: October 12Call of Duty games are notorious for being multiplayer-focused but Black Ops 4 takes things further by completely omitting the single player campaign. Seeing as how most Call of Duty fans only play online, this is probably not going to be a major issue. Besides that, this is the same Call of Duty experience fans have come to expect. Well, that is except for one major new addition…The Call of Duty series is throwing its hat into the battle royale ring with the addition of Blackout mode. This mode features the same basic last-man-standing gameplay popularized by PUBG and Fortnite. The inclusion of this mode has caused some division within the community. CoD players either love it or hate it. There doesn’t seem to be much middle ground. It’ll be interesting to see how the larger community takes to Blackout mode (and the game overall) when Black Ops 4 releases.You can pre-order Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on Amazon.Super Mario PartyPlatform: Nintendo SwitchRelease date: October 05The biggest Nintendo Switch game of the month is Super Mario Party. Players can expect up to 80 different types of mini-games. Players can consider playing this title a workout regimen considering how the games take heavy advantage of the joy-con controllers. If you’re a fan of previous Mario Party titles then this one should be a no-brainer.You can pre-order Super Mario Party on Amazon.Lego DC Super-VillainsPlatform: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox OneRelease date: October 16Lego games are always fun, and Lego DC Super-Villains is no exception. As the title states, this game focuses on DC’s super-villains, including Joker, Lex Luthor, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, Poison Ivy, and many more. Based on what I played at E3, this game is every bit as fun as previous Lego titles. It might actually be more enjoyable since you now get to play as the bad guys. Lego DC Super-Villains is great for both kids and adults.You can pre-order Lego DC Super-Villains on Amazon.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.