The Game Rant Guide: October 2014 Edition

By | 2 years ago 

The holiday season looms closer, and with it, gamers prepare for a flurry of titles to choose from. The month of October is dotted with hugely anticipated releases across every console, so let’s take a look!


The first major release of the month is Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, fighting its way onto the popular handheld console on October 3rd. Next up is the genre-bending Alien: Isolation on the 7th, available for Playstation, Xbox and Windows PC. On the 14th, acclaimed open-world action title Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition arrives on the PS4, Xbox One and Windows PC. Just Dance 2015 busts a move on the 21st for all major systems, and Civilization: Beyond Earth goes where no one has gone before, landing October 24th for Windows PC, Mac OSX, and Linux. Capping off the month on October 28th is the colorful and action-packed Sunset Overdrive for Xbox One.

October 2014 Release List

(Note: Based Off North American Release Dates; All Information Is Subject To Change)

Week of October 3rd, 2014

Week of October 10th, 2014

  • Ryse: Son of Rome (Windows; October 10th)
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! (PS3, Xbox 360, Windows; October 14th)
  • Defense Grid 2 (Mac, Linux; October 14th)
  • Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS, Windows; October 14th)
  • Peggle 2 (PS4; October 14th)
  • Petz Beach (3DS; October 14th)
  • Petz Countryside (3DS; October 14th)
  • Poptropica: Forgotten Islands (3DS; October 14th)
  • Raven’s Cry (PS3, Xbox 360, Windows; October 14th)
  • Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus (Vita; October 14th)
  • Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition (PS4, Xbox One, Windows; October 14th)
  • Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord (PS3; October 14th)
  • The Evil Within (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Windows; October 14th)
  • Killer Instinct: Season 2 (Xbox One; October 15th)

Week of October 17th, 2014

  • F.E.A.R. Online (Windows; October 17th)
  • F1 2014 (PS3, Xbox 360, Windows; October 21st)
  • Fantasia: Music Evolved (Xbox 360, Xbox One; October 21st)
  • Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley (3DS; October 21st)
  • Jagged Alliance: Flashback (Windows, Mac, Linux; October 21st)
  • Just Dance 2015 (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii, Wii U; October 21st)
  • Samurai Warriors 4 (PS3, PS4, Vita; October 21st)
  • The Legend of Korra (PS4, PSN, Windows; October 21st)
  • The Voice (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U; October 21st)
  • The Legend of Korra (Xbox One, XBLA; October 22nd)
  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones (Wii U; October 23rd)

Week of October 24th, 2014

  • Bayonetta 2 (Wii U; October 24th)
  • Civilization: Beyond Earth (Windows, Mac, Linux; October 24th)
  • Fantasy Life (3DS; October 24th)
  • Majestic Nights (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android; October 24th)
  • Pokémon Art Academy (3DS; October 24th)
  • Big Hero 6 (3DS; October 28th)
  • Freedom Wars (Vita; October 28th)
  • Lords of the Fallen (PS4, Xbox One, Windows; October 28th)
  • MX vs. ATV Supercross (PS3, Xbox 360, Windows; October 28th)
  • NBA Live 15 (PS4, Xbox One; October 28th)
  • Power Rangers Super Megaforce (3DS; October 28th)
  • Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One; October 28th)
  • WWE 2K15 (PS3, Xbox 360; October 28th)
  • Winx Club: Saving Alfea (3DS; October 31st)

Whew! October should be an amazing month for video games and those who love playing them. Ranters, what are you looking forward to playing most? Let us know in the comments! As for me, there’s no question that Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is going to steal my time!

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