Buy, Try, Die: October 2014 Release List

October and November typically form the backbone of the holiday video game schedule, and this year is no different. The first week is chock full of winners, with Super Smash Bros. leading the way for the handheld market, NBA 2K15 and Skylanders Trap Team continuing its franchises in earnest, and Alien: Isolation plus DriveClub bringing two new IPs to the fold. Microsoft will also be handing various full editions for Dead Rising 3, Forza Motorsport 5, and Ryse.

The middle of the month comes with several titles we've been anxiously waiting for: Bethesda's The Evil Within which I hope helps catapult survival-horror games to the forefront again, the in-between-quel Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and the second season for the Killer Instinct revival. And finally, Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved which seems like it's been in development forever.

The last week of the the month is quite dense as well with Bayonetta 2, which didn't fare so well in Japan but hopefully will see better luck as a Wii U-exclusive here in the States. I can't wait for both Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth and Sunset Overdrive, though WWE 2K15's revival of the career mode and challenging Lords of the Fallen tempt me as well.

Oct 1 – Chariot (XOne)

Oct 1 – Super Win the Game (PC)

Oct 1 – Guncraft (XOne)

Oct 1 – Silence of the Sleep (PC)

Oct 2 – Metal Slug X (PC)

Oct 3 – Super Smash Bros. (3DS)

Oct 3 – Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space (PC)

Oct 3 – Metal Dead (PC)

Oct 3 – A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda EX (PC)

Oct 5 – Skylanders Trap Team (XOne, PS4, PC, Wii U, X360, PS3, 3DS, Wii)

Oct 6 – Project D Online (PC)

Oct 7 – NBA 2K15 (XOne, PS4, PC, X360, PS3)

Oct 7 – Alien: Isolation (XOne, PS4, X360, PS3)

Oct 7 – DriveClub (PS4)


Oct 7 – Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition (PS4)

Oct 7 – Project Spark (XOne)

Oct 7 – Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle (3DS)

Oct 7 – Styx: Master of Shadows (PC)

Oct 7 – Costume Quest 2 (PC)

Oct 9 – Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition (XOne)

Oct 9 – Final Fantasy XIII (PC)

Oct 9 – Forza 5: Game of the Year Edition (XOne)

Oct 9 – Ryse: Legendary Edition (XOne)

Oct 9 – A Golden Wake (PC)

Oct 9 – Team Indie (PC)

Oct 14 – Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (X360, PS3, PC)

Oct 14 – PlayStation TV (Hardware)

Oct 14 – The Evil Within (XOne, PS4, PC, X360, PS3)

Oct 14 – Senran Kagura Shinova Versus (Vita)

Oct 14 – Tears of Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord (PS3)

Oct 14 – Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition (XOne, PS4)

Oct 14 – The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season (XOne, PS4)

Oct 14 – The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season (XOne, PS4) [Oct 21 for X360, PS3]

Oct 14 – Her Interactive Nancy Drew: Labyrinth of Lies (PC, Mac)

Oct 14 – PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2 (Wii U, X360, PS3, 3DS)

Oct 14 – Duck Dynasty (XOne, PS4, X360, PS3, 3DS)

Oct 14 – Poptropica Forgotten Islands (3DS)

Oct 14 – Petz Beach (3DS)

Oct 14 – Petz Countryside (3DS)

Oct 14 – Peggle 2 (PS4)

Oct 14 – DIG IT! – A Digger Simulator (PC)

Oct 14 – Killer Instinct: Season 2 (XOne)

Oct 15 – HORI Racing Wheel One (Xbox One Hardware)

Oct 15 – Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition (PC)

Oct 21 – The Wolf Among Us (Vita)

Oct 21 – Just Dance 2015 (XOne, PS4, Wii U, X360, PS3, Wii)

Oct 21 – Samurai Warriors 4 (PS4)

Oct 21 – F1 2014 (X360, PS3)

Oct 21 – Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved (XOne)

Oct 21 – Shadow Warrior (PS4, XOne)

Oct 21 – Need for Speed: Rivals Complete Edition (XOne, PS4, X360, PS3)

Oct 21 – The Voice: I Want You (Wii U, X360, PS3, Wii)

Oct 21 – Blood Knights (PC)

Oct 21 – Screencheat (PC)

Oct 21 – Dreamfall Chapters (PC)

Oct 21 – The Legend of Korra (PC, PS3, PS4) [Oct 22 for X360 and XOne]

Oct 22 – HORI Real Arcade Pro V4 Hayabusa (PS4)

Oct 24 – Bayonetta 2 (Wii U)

Oct 24 – Fantasy Life (3DS)

Oct 24 – Fairspace (PC)

Oct 24 – Sign Motion (PC)

Oct 24 – Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth (PC)

Oct 24 – Pokemon Art Academy (3DS)

Oct 28 – Sunset Overdrive (XOne)

Oct 28 – WWE 2K15 (X360, PS3) [Nov. 18 for XOne, PS4]

Oct 28 – Lords of the Fallen (XOne, PS4)


Oct 28 – Freedom Wars (Vita)

Oct 28 – MX vs. ATV: Supercross (PC, X360, PS3)

Oct 28 – NBA Live 15 (PS4, XOne)

Oct 28 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze (X360, PS3) [Nov 11 for 3DS]

Oct 28 – Power Rangers Super MegaForce (3DS)

Oct 28 – Winx Club (3DS, DS)

Oct 28 – Assassin's Creed: The Americas Collection (X360, PS3)

Oct 28 – Spellforce Tactics (PC)

Oct 28 – Disney Big Hero 6: Battle in the Bay (3DS)

Oct 28 – Daedalus – no escape (PC)

Oct 28 – Chivalry: Medieval Warfare (X360)

Oct 30 – Farming Simulator 15 (PC)

 

What will you Buy, what will you Try, and what needs to Die?