It’s another month, so it’s time for more content drops and PC game releases. This October 2020, we’ve got Star Wars: Squadrons, Watch Dogs Legion, FIFA 21, Ghostrunner, The Survivalists, and Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition. Additionally, Baldur’s Gate 3 enters Steam’s Early Access program, while Noita, Starpoint Gemini 3, and ScourgeBringer officially launch.
Furthermore, given that we’re close to Halloween season, we’ll also see lots of games with horror and creepy vibes. Examples include The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope, Amnesia: Rebirth, Vigil: The Longest Night, and Remothered: Broken Porcelain. Heck, even World of Warcraft: Shadowlands takes adventurers on a trip to the afterlife.
Note: Take a look at our September 2020 article to see if you missed out on a game this past month. For all the other content drops this year, and those in 2021 and beyond, check out our full PC game release dates listing.
October 2020 PC game release dates
Drake Hollow (The Molasses Flood): October 1
A co-op adventure game with exploration, resource gathering, and base-building.
Star Wars: Squadrons (Motive Studios/EA): October 2
The Galactic Civil War still rages in Star Wars: Squadrons, and it’s up to you to take down your foes in frantic space combat. In Star Wars: Squadrons, you can control both rebel pilots and their rivals from the Empire.
Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios): October 6 (Early Access)
The granddaddy of CRPGs has finally returned. Baldur’s Gate 3 will be an Early Access title, but, in spite of this, it’s gotten everyone excited. Helmed by Larian Studios, the folks behind the Divinity games, you know it’s going to be filled to the brim with RPG goodness.
Ride 4 (Milestone S.r.l.): October 8
Be a champion motorcycle racer.
The Uncertain: Light at the End (New Game Order): October 8
An adventure game set in a dystopian world, one where humans have been replaced by robots.
Ikenfell (Happy Ray Games): October 8
A pixel art RPG where students use magic in turn-based battles.
FIFA 21 (EA): October 9
It’s time for another year of football.
The Survivalists (Team 17): October 9
A sandbox set in The Escapists universe. Featuring several biomes and procedurally-generated areas, you’ll have to explore, collect, craft, build, and hunt to stay alive.
Second Extinction (Systemic Reaction): October 13 (Early Access)
It’s Left 4 Dead meets Dino Crisis. Play solo or as part of a three-player squad to eliminate hordes of mutated dinosaurs.
Remothered: Broken Porcelain (Stormind Games): October 13
Make your way to Ashmann Inn and experience this survival horror game. Will you stealthily escape, or will its psychotic denizens corner you?
G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout (GameMill Entertainment): October 13
Are you part of Team G.I. Joe or part of Team Cobra? Play as some of your favorite characters in this team-based third-person shooter that also features local co-op and online PvP.
Starpoint Gemini 3 (Little Green Men Games): October 14
An adventure/space flight sim in a vast open-world that takes you beyond the Gemini system. Currently in Early Access, Starpoint Gemini 3 officially launches this October 2020.
Vigil: The Longest Night (Glass Heart Games): October 14
Inspired by Salt and Sanctuary and Castlevania, this game will have you battling eldritch monstrosities to save your village.
Partisans 1941 (Alter Games): October 14
This real-time tactics game lets you play as resistance members on the Eastern Front, and its up to you to cripple the German advance.
Re:Turn – One Way Trip (Red Ego Games): October 14
This side-scrolling game has you exploring a derelict train that seems to be abandoned, and yet it has creatures and spirits that lurk in the dark.
Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition (Forgotten Empires/Tantalus Media): October 15
The remastered trilogy of this classic real-time strategy franchise will finally be completed this October.
Space Crew (Runner Duck): October 15
Recruit your crew members, customize your ship, battle hostiles in the void, survive, and explore in this space simulation game.
Noita (Nolla Games): October 15
An action roguelike using pixelated art. It’ll leave Early Access this October.
The Signifier (Playmestudio): October 15
A tech-noir mystery title where you can unravel the secrets of a victim’s mind to solve puzzles.
Raji: An Ancient Epic (Nodding Heads Games): October 15
Darkness will envelop the world, unless a little girl chosen by the gods themselves can stop it. Raji: An Ancient Epic is a tale set in ancient India.
Hearts of Iron IV: Battle of the Bosporus (Paradox Interactive): October 15
This upcoming country pack for Hearts of Iron IV provides new National Focus trees for Greece, Turkey, and Bulgaria.
Onee Chanbara Origin (Tamsoft): October 15
There first couple of games are combined with new remastered visuals. Looks like it’s time to take out more zombies in this hack-and-slash.
Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Die Twice (CrazyBunch): October 15
Sleazy Larry is back and he’s venturing in a tropical paradise in search of his true love.
Aquanox Deep Descent (Digital Arrow): October 16
Guide your vessel down mysterious depths in this underwater vehicular shooter.
9 Monkeys of Shaolin (Sobaka Studio): October 16
A beat ’em up game where you use martial arts to bring down your foes.
Crown Trick (NEXT Studios): October 16
Investigate a labyrinth and uncover its secrets. The dungeon’s rooms are procedurally-generated, and you’ll have to master turn-based combat in this roguelike game.
Amnesia: Rebirth (Frictional Games): October 20
Find yourself in the dark corners of Algeria’s deserts and face unnatural creatures once more in the next installment of this horror franchise.
ScourgeBringer (Flying Oak Games): October 21
This roguelite platformer will have you battling machines once it leaves Early Access this October.
Transformers: Battlegrounds (Coatsink): October 23
Assemble your team of Autobots and engage in turn-based tactical bouts against the Decepticons.
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands (Blizzard): October 27
Just prior to the events of the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands expansion, Sylvanas managed to rip open a doorway to the unimaginable, the afterlife itself. In World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, you’ll make your way to the realm of the departed, meet new and old characters (friends and foes), and put a stop to Sylvanas’ designs.
Ghostrunner (One More Level): October 27
Behold a futuristic, dystopian world. Rush and zip across buildings before slicing and dicing your opponents in this fast-paced action game.
Watch Dogs Legion (Ubisoft): October 29
Set in a post-Brexit UK, Watch Dogs Legion will let you use your technical savvy and hacking skills, as well as giving you the ability to play as other characters in the game world. Check out Greg Bargas’ hands-on preview to learn more.
Watch Dogs Legion and a couple of other major titles from Ubisoft were previously delayed. That’s due to the poor reception of Ghost Recon Breakpoint which led Ubisoft to adjust its financial targets.
The Dark Pictures: Little Hope (Supermassive Games): October 30
The horror anthology where it’s possible for all your characters to survive (or die) depending on your choices will unveil its next chapter this Halloween season.
Transient (Stormling Studios): October 2020
A dystopian cyberpunk setting merges with Lovecraftian themes as you solve puzzles, hack computer systems, and find yourself in other dimensions.
Hellseed: Chapter 1 (Profenix Studio): October 2020 (Early Access)
A mystery horror game that’s set to release as part of Steam’s Early Access program.
What do you think about October 2020’s offerings? Are there any PC game releases and content drops you’re looking forward to this month? Let us know.
Note: All release dates are for North America.