We're now into the busy last few months of 2017, and that means big release season is upon us. September saw the launch of juggernauts such Destiny 2 and, er, Knack 2, but October's looking like a real blockbuster month in its own right. Let's take a look at its promising PlayStation 4 games, shall we?

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Battle Chasers: Nightwar

Publisher: Nordic Games
Release date: 3rd October

A turn based role-playing title with a great art style, Battle Chasers: Nightwar looks to attract hardcore dungeon delvers. Even though we can't stop writing Nightware instead of Nightwar for some daft reason, we're looking forward to putting this stylish adventure to the test. Hopefully the loot is worth the trouble of tracking down a review copy...

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Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

Publisher: Capcom
Release date: 3rd October (NA), 5th October (EU)

We write these articles in order to highlight games that we think show real promise, but sometimes, we beat ourselves to the punch. Indeed, we've already reviewed Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen on PS4, and guess what? It's still a fantastic action RPG. You can give our review a read through here.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Publisher: Warner Bros.
Release date: 10th October

A vortex of microtransaction controversy has shrouded Middle-earth: Shadow of War in scepticism, but we're still holding out hope that beneath all the bullsh*t lies another great action title. An expanded sequel to an already surprisingly good game in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, the highly praised Nemesis System makes a return, allowing you to forge dynamic relationships with randomly generated orcs and their armies.

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The Evil Within 2

Publisher: Bethesda
Release date: 13th October

The Evil Within was an enjoyable but flawed survival horror outing, so the stage is set for its sequel to build upon what the first game got right. Eyeing more psychological terrors and a fresh roster of suitably creepy enemies, we're hoping that The Evil Within 2 propels the property to new heights. Resident Evil can't have all the fun, after all.

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Publisher: Ubisoft
Release date: 17th October

A follow-up to the well received South Park: The Stick of Truth, the crassest kids on television are back for another role-playing title. The Fractured But Whole promises more goofs and gaffs while refining the gameplay structure that its predecessor introduced. Expect fart jokes, social commentary, and that all-important South Park attitude.

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Gran Turismo Sport (PS4 Exclusive)

Publisher: Sony
Release date: 18th October

It feels like Gran Turismo's current-gen debut has been in development for at least a thousand years, but it finally roars onto PS4 this month. Gran Turismo Sport is supposedly going down that service route, offering a product that Polyphony Digital will expand upon over time. Whether that means the initial release will be disappointingly narrow in scope remains to be seen, but we fully expect the actual driving to be as polished as ever.

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Assassin's Creed Origins

Publisher: Ubisoft
Release date: 27th October

Assassin's Creed has gone full action RPG with Origins, providing players with a sprawling map, quests, loot, and a completely reworked combat system. While early impressions suggest that the quest design won't be living up to the adventures found elsewhere in the genre, the Egyptian setting and the intricacies of Ubisoft's latest open world should be enough to hold our interest.


Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Publisher: Bethesda
Release date: 27th October

The bloody Nazis have taken over America, so that means square-headed hero B.J. Blazkowicz is back to blow stuff up in entertaining fashion. The shooter sequel promises more guns, more mayhem, and a mental storyline. If it sticks to the gameplay template of its predecessor, we should be in for another bombastic good time.

October is looking pretty stacked, then, but which games have caught your eye? Vote for your most anticipated in our poll, and then share the hype in the comments section below.

Which October 2017 release are you most looking forward to? (102 votes)

  1. Assassin's Creed Origins20%
  2. Battle Chasers: Nightwar6%
  3. Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen11%
  4. Gran Turismo Sport11%
  5. Middle-earth: Shadow of War4%
  6. South Park: The Fractured But Whole17%
  7. The Evil Within 28%
  8. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus20%
  9. Other5%

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