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5 Best Games of October 2022

Spooky season is here, along with a number of hotly anticipated releases. As gamers work through their candy stashes, be sure to check out the 5 best games of October 2022. Oh, and we won’t make you click through five pages to look at the entire list.

5 Best Games of October 2022

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Overwatch 2

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A sequel to the hero shooter that took the world by storm, Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch 2 is set to launch this month.

More than 30 characters will be included, each broken down into damage, support, and tank classes. Player versus environment game modes will be included, and loot boxes will be removed in lieu of a battle pass system that will roll out on a seasonal basis.

Overwatch 2 will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC in early access on October 4. No need to deliberate on which version you choose; the title will feature full cross-platform play.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

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Mario, Rabbid Peach, and all of their friends will team to defeat Cursa and save the Sparks in Ubisoft and Nintendo’s Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope.

This turn-based strategy game will feature a new system that will remove Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle’s grid-based layout in lieu of a system similar to that of Divinity: Original Sin. However, players will still be able to choose characters like Rabbid Peach, Rabbid Luigi, Rabbid Mario, Rabbid Rosalina, Edge, and Bowser.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope will come out for the Nintendo Switch on October 20.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

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Proof that war never changes, Infinity Ward and Activision are teaming up once again for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.

New to this release is an advanced AI system in both campaign and co-op modes, water physics and swimming mechanics, and an overhauled vehicle system. Special Ops mode will make its return, along with Knockout and Prison Rescue. One can also check out the overhauled Gunsmith system, which allows players to fine-tune specific attachments.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on October 28.

Star Ocean: The Divine Force

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Created by tri-Ace and Square Enix, the JRPG Star Ocean: The Divine Force is set to launch this month.

The sixth major installment in the series, this title tells the story of Raymond Lawrence, who’s spaceship is hit by the Pangalactic Federation. He crash lands on an underdeveloped planet and meets Princess Laeticia, kicking off an adventure that has them taking on the empire.

Star Ocean: The Divine Force will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on October 27.

PGA Tour 2K23

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Get ready to hit the greens with the release of HB Studios and 2K Games’ PGA Tour 2K23.

New to this release are enhanced controls that include both an analog and three click swing, all-new playable male and female pros, and game modes that include Topgolf. Pros like Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa, and Lexi Thompson will be included, along with courses like Wilmington Country Club, The Renaissance Club, St. George’s Golf and Country Club.

PGA Tour 2K23 will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on October 14.

Casey Scheld

Casey Scheld has more than 15 years of experience in the gaming industry as a community manager, social media director, event specialist, and (of course) gaming editor. He has previously worked with gaming start-ups like Raptr, publishers like Konami, and roller derby girls at PAX West (check out Jam City Rollergirls)! Gamers Heroes is a passion project for him, giving him a chance to tap into the underground side of gaming. He is all too eager to give these lesser-known heroes of the indie space the attention they so rightly deserve, seeking out the next gem and sharing it with the world. Previously making appearances at events like CES, GDC, and (the late) E3, he is all too happy to seek out the next big thing. For those that want to talk shop, send over a tip, or get an easy win in a fighting game of their choosing, be sure to check out his social media channels below.

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