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Buy, Try, Or Die? [October 2013]

Posted on Thursday, October 3 @ 09:00:00 Eastern by


Are you done playing Grand Theft Auto V yet? Or have you been sucked into Grand Theft Auto Online? I tried to log into the latter, but I haven't been able to get past the required racing segment in the intro. Luckily for the games releasing this month, that means my hands are free. And just in time too, because there's way too much eye candy near the end of Octoboer. I'm already thinking about Black Friday...

Hopefully starting the month off on a good note, Quantic Dream's Beyond: Two Souls (aka, Ellen Page: The Game) will be releasing within a week. I've heard mixed reactions from my fellow GameRevolutionaries during E3, but since I consciously put myself in the dark about it, I should be able to approach the title without expectations when I review it.

The middle of the month is populated by Skylanders SWAP Force, Pokemon X & Y, Just Dance 2014, and Lego Marvel Super Heroes, all appropriate for kids (and adult kids) and all ripe for pre-orders. That is, I suggest you have pre-orders ready so that your local store doesn't run out.

But once the children go to sleep, it's time for some mature games and that's what the following two weeks are all about: Battlefield 4, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, and Batman: Arkham Origins. And if that much manpower isn't enough, there's WWE 2K14. Of course, if you can wait just a little longer, I suggest saving at least a portion of your paycheck for November for when the next-gen versions and the next-gen consoles arrive in full fanfare.
Oct 1 - NBA 2K14 (X360, PS3, PC)
Oct 1 - Grand Theft Auto Online (X360, PS3)
Oct 1 - Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millenium Girl (3DS)
Oct 1 - Rune Factory 4 (3DS)
Oct 1 - Skydive: Proximity Flight (X360, PS3)
Oct 1 - Painkiller: Hell & Damnation (X360, PS3, PC)
Oct 1 - Rain (PS3)
Oct 1 - Flashback (X360)
Oct 1 - Atelier Meruru Plus: The Apprentice of Arland (X360)
Oct 2 - A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda EX (X360)
Oct 8 - Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)
Oct 8 - F1 2013 (X360, PS3, PC)
Oct 8 - Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness (PS3)
Oct 8 - Gas Guzzlers Extreme (PC)
Oct 8 - Just Dance 2014 (X360, PS3, Wii U, Wii)
Oct 8 - Atomic Ninjas (PS3, Vita)
Oct 8 - Bionic Dues (PC)
Oct 8 - Capcom Essentials (X360, PS3)
Oct 12 - Pokemon X & Y (3DS)
Oct 15 - Skylanders SWAP Force (X360, PS3, Wii U, 3DS, Wii)
Oct 15 - Valhalla Knights 3 (Vita)
Oct 15 - Fantasy Kommander - Eukarion Wars (PC)
Oct 15 - Wipeout: Create & Crash (3DS, Wii U, Wii)
Oct 15 - Cabela's African Adventures (X360, PS3, Wii)
Oct 17 - Goodbye Deponia (PC)
Oct 22 - Rocksmith 2014 Edition (X360, PS3, PC)
Oct 22 - LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (X360, PS3, Wii U, PC)
Oct 22 - LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril (3DS, Vita, DS)
Oct 22 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (X360, Wii, 3DS)
Oct 22 - SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge (X360, PS3, Wii U, 3DS, Wii, DS)
Oct 22 - Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst (X360, PS3, PC)
Oct 22 - Beyblade: Evolution (3DS)
Oct 22 - Just Dance Kids 2014 (X360, Wii U, Wii)
Oct 22 - Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut (X360, PS3, PC, Wii U)
Oct 24 - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destines (3DS)
Oct 24 - Raven's Cry (X360, PS3, PC)
Oct 24 - Defense Tecnica (X360)
Oct 25 - Batman: Arkham Origins (X360, PS3, PC, Wii U)
Oct 25 - Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (3DS, Vita)
Oct 25 - Wii Party U (Wii)
Oct 29 - WWE 2K14 (X360, PS3)
Oct 29 - Battlefield 4 (X360, PS3, PC)
Oct 29 - Battlefield 4: China Rising (X360, PS3, PC)
Oct 29 - Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (X360, PS3, PC, Wii U)
Oct 29 - Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD (X360, PS3)
Oct 29 - Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (X360, PS3, PC, Wii U, 3DS)
Oct 29 - Angry Birds Star Wars (X360, PS3, PC, WiiU, 3DS, Vita, Wii)
Oct 29 - Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-Bit Land (3DS)
Oct 29 - Sonic: Lost World (WiiU, 3DS)
Oct 29 - Football Manager 2014 (PC)
Oct 29 - Furmins (Vita)
Oct 29 - Girls' Fashion Shoot (3DS)
Oct 29 - Borderlands 2: Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2 (X360, PS3, PC)
What will you Buy, what will you Try, and what needs to Die?
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