14 games you should know about in October

Ustwo‘Land’s End,’ a gorgeous virtual reality game heading to Samsung’s Gear VR in October.

Every month, dozens of games are released. Who can keep up? Probably not you, what with your busy life and many extracurricular activities. So we’re here to help.

These are the games you should know about that are launching in October.

'Rock Band 4'

Harmonix

'Rock Band 4' is the latest entry in a year's long franchise that pairs plastic instruments with 50 years of music.

Release Date: October 6

Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4

'Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance'

NIS America

'Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance' is the newest entry in a niche role-playing franchise with an ultra-dedicated fanbase.

Release Date: October 6

Platforms: PlayStation 4

'Elite: Dangerous'

Frontier Games

'Elite: Dangerous' is the re-birth of a classic gaming franchise ('Elite'), now with far prettier visuals and deeper game systems than ever.

Release Date: October 6

Platforms: Xbox One

'Prison Architect'

Introversion Software

'Prison Architect' is both prison building-simulation and a treatise on imprisonment.

Release Date: October 6

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux

'Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection'

Naughty Dog

'Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection' gathers the first three games in the 'Uncharted' series, pretties up the visuals, and pushes them all to a new platform (PlayStation 4).

Release Date: October 9

Platforms: PlayStation 4

'The Talos Principle'

Croteam / Develover Digital

'The Talos Principle' is a fascinating first-person puzzle game set in a mysterious world. If we said any more, we'd be ruining it!

Release Date: October 13

Platforms: PlayStation 4

'Minecraft: Story Mode - Episode 1: The Order of the Stone'

Telltale Games

The first real 'sequel' to the massively popular 'Minecraft' is 'Minecraft: Story Mode,' a collaboration between original 'Minecraft' development studio Mojang and adventure game developer Telltale Games.

Release Date: October 13

Platforms: Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One (whoa)

'Mushroom 11'

Untame

'Mushroom 11' is a spin on the classic puzzle genre which aims to convey more than just mind-bending puzzles.

Release Date: October 15

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux

'Guitar Hero Live'

Activision

Like 'Rock Band 4,' 'Guitar Hero Live' is the latest entry in a long-running music/rhythm game that pairs plastic instruments with years of rock 'n' roll history.

Release Date: October 20

Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, iOS, Android, Apple TV

'Just Dance 16'

Ubisoft

For those among us who care not for video games and simply want to dance, dance, dance, 'Just Dance 16' is this year's game for the rhythmically-inclined.

Release Date: October 20

Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Wii, Xbox 360, Xbox One

'Assassin's Creed: Syndicate'

Ubisoft

'Assassin's Creed: Syndicate' is 2015's 'Assassin's Creed' game, set in Industrial Revolution London and made exclusively for newer game consoles.

Release Date: October 23

Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

'WWE 2K16'

2K Games

Wrestling! It's quite a thing. Whether you're a diva or a heel or somewhere in-between, 'WWE 2K16' is for you.

Release Date: October 27

Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

'Halo 5: Guardians'

Microsoft
As Spartan Locke, you have to take this giant mechanical walker down. No biggie.

The first 'Halo' game on new consoles is almost here. 'Halo 5: Guardians' is the first major iteration on the long-running 'Halo' franchise, and it's gorgeous.

Release Date: October 27

Platforms: Xbox One

'Land's End'

Ustwo

Do you have a flagship Samsung smartphone? Good! There's a sweet virtual reality headset that will work with your phone (Gear VR) and 'Land's End' looks to be the first must-buy game for it.

Release Date: October 30

Platforms: Samsung Gear VR

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