Oct 4, 2023 8 min read

The Best Games Coming to Steam in October

Curious what upcoming games are landing on Steam this month? Here's our list of the highlights coming over the next few weeks.

The Best Games Coming to Steam in October
Games coming to Steam October 2023

Curious what upcoming games are landing on Steam this month? Here's our list of the highlights coming over the next few weeks.

It's spooky season! September is now behind us, with the likes of Lies of P, EA Sports FC 24, and Starfield having now landed on Steam. But what do the 31 days of October have in store for us?

Well, as ever we've taken a look over what games are arriving on Steam this month, and brought together some of the highlights. Our picks below include Wargroove 2, Sonic Superstars, Cities: Skylines II and more.

Let's take a look at what's worth wish listing:

🎃 October 2023 Steam Games

Quasimorph

🗓️ Release date: October 2
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

This is a dark turn-based roguelike RPG set in a corporate solar system, it boasts a a unique extraction twist which adds in a bit of risk / reward gameplay. You take on the role of a fighter working for a private military company.

↳ Quasimorph on Steam


The Lamplighters League on Steam Deck

The Lamplighters League

🗓️ Release date: October 3
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: Verified

This is a polished looking tactical / strategy RPG mixing real-time infiltration with turn-based battles. It gives me strong Indiana Jones style adventurer-vibes, thanks in part to its 1930s setting. It's Steam Deck verified, and there is a demo available.

↳ The Lamplighters League for Steam Deck


Station to Station on Steam

Station to Station

🗓️ Release date: October 3
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

Here's a chill railroad sim puzzler, complete with voxel-style visuals, that leans into the wholesome and cozy trend. There's a demo available now if you want to give it a whirl.

↳ Station to Station


Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless

🗓️ Release date: October 3
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: Verified

The latest entry in the long-running Disgaea series. This new, Steam Deck Verified, entry in the action SRPG franchise claims to be "bigger and better than ever before".

↳ Disgaea 7 on Steam Deck


Thief Simulator 2

🗓️ Release date: October 4
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

Feeling sneaky? This sim could set you up for a life of crime... It's a 3D stealth action game in which you hone your skills in an effort to become a 'master of the thieving trade'. Think lock picking, drone surveillance, disguising, and more.

↳ Thief Simulator 2 on Steam


Cassette Beasts: Pier of the Unknown (DLC)

🗓️ Release date: October 4
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

Fresh DLC for the monster catching Cassette Beasts. This add-on content features a new storyline, a spooky new location, and introduces a slew of new creatures, bringing the total up to 141.

The original Cassette Beasts is one of the best Pokemon alternatives available on the Steam Deck — so if you enjoyed the base game, this DLC will no doubt be worth a look.

↳ Cassette Beasts: Pier of the Unknown on Steam


Sword Art Online Last Recollection

🗓️ Release date: October 5
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

This action RPG from Bandai Namco is the culmination of the Sword Art Online series, based on the War of Underworld anime arc. It boasts 'MMO-like' large scale battles, and stylish combat.

↳ Sword Art Online Last Recollection on Steam


Wargroove 2

🗓️ Release date: October 5
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

An all-new tropical adventure in the charming Wargroove series. This sequel to the 2019 original brings more Advance Wars like action to the Steam Deck — this time bringing the turn-based action to an island setting. Looks lovely!

↳ Wargroove 2 on Steam


Forza Motorsport

🗓️ Release date: October 10
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

This new addition to the long-running Xbox racing sim series features over 500 real-world cars — over 100 of which are new to this entry. Photorealistic visuals make for an immersive looking racer. This is gonna look crispy on a 4K display.

↳ Forza Motorsport on Steam


Total War: PHAROAH

🗓️ Release date: October 11
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

Here's the latest entry in the award-winning Total War strategy series from Creative Assembly.

This new entry sees the tactical action take place in ancient Egypt as you try to become the 'last great Pharaoh' of this iconic civilisation. An in-depth RTS mammoth to sink your teeth into.

↳ Total War Pharaoh on Steam


Star Trek: Infinite

🗓️ Release date: October 12
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

A new strategy experience set in the Star Trek universe, featuring many of the series iconic characters.

You can forge your own path and try to prosper as you handle warfare, diplomacy, and espionage in a space strategy experience that's built upon the core systems found in Paradox Interactive's Stellaris.

↳ Star Trek: Infinite on Steam


Lords of the Fallen

🗓️ Release date: October 13
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

An impressive looking dark fantasy RPG soulslike that's set across two vast parallel worlds — one a land of the living, the other a nightmarish realm of the dead. Huge boss battles, a challenging combat system, and neat magic attacks — all of which can be played in co-op.

↳ Lords of the Fallen on Steam


Railgrade

🗓️ Release date: October 13
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

Help connect industries via rail in this resource management game. Looks like the sorta thing that will be simple enough to get into, but will soon get tricky.

↳ Railgrade on Steam


Outpath

🗓️ Release date: October 16
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

Take games like Minecraft and Forager and add in clicker gameplay and you've got Outpath. A chill 3D first-person base building experience, that will see you craft, manage resources, and explore.

↳ Outpath on Steam


Diablo IV

🗓️ Release date: October 17
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

The Sanctuary action RPG is making the journey over from Blizzard.net to Steam.

Diablo IV is Steam bound October 17
Action RPG Diablo IV, which first launched in June on Battle.net, is now making its way to Steam later this month.

↳ Diablo IV on Steam


Sonic Superstars

🗓️ Release date: October 17
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

Will this one break the Sonic-cycle? Let's hope so. This new Sonic (and friends) adventure is a 'new-take' on the classic 2D platformer. Has four player local co-op too.

↳ Sonic Superstars on Steam


Wizard with a Gun

🗓️ Release date: October 17
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

Do away with the wand in this online co-op survival game from Galvanic Games and Devolver Digital. It's an illustrated sandbox adventure set in an unknown wild world that's filled with magic. You need to craft, customise, and arrange powerful spell combos to take on enemies.

There's a demo up on Steam now too if you want to give it a go.

↳ Wizard with a Gun on Steam


Alaskan Road Truckers

🗓️ Release date: October 18
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

Chilled out trucking across snowy Alaska. Dynamic weather makes this realistic truck driving sim unpredictable at times as you strive to get your cargo across the state.

↳ Alaskan Road Truckers on Steam


Hellboy Web of Wyrd

🗓️ Release date: October 18
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

Here's a 3D roguelike action brawler which packs in all the style of the original Hellboy comics. It really does look the part, sporting a faithful comic book art style.

↳ Hellboy Web of Wyrd


Endless Dungeon

🗓️ Release date: October 19
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

We took this for a spin at Gamescom in the summer and it was a blast. It's a new rogue-lite action game in which you recruit a team to help explore an abandoned space-station that's overrun with monsters. It mixes tactical action with tower defense. Oh, and there's online co-op too.

↳ Endless Dungeon on Steam


The Jackbox Party Pack 10

🗓️ Release date: October 19
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

If you have a group of pals around the Jackbox games always tend to deliver a good time. This latest entry brings five new party games to the table, including Tee K.O. 2. I kinda think the Jackbox games would work as a live-service offering, but this approach works too! There's a demo out for this now.

↳ Jackbox Party Pack 10 on Steam


Cities: Skylines II

🗓️ Release date: October 24
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

I cannot wait to sink endless hours into this city building sim. Colossal Order's second stab at the SimCity a-like looks to bring so many quality of life improvements and neat new additions over the first game.

A real meaty sequel to the 2015 original — which I put some 600+ hours into. Realistic world-building with a deeper level of simulation. Bring it on.

↳ Cities: Skylines II on Steam


Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection

🗓️ Release date: October 24
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

The first 'Volume 1' collection features five games from the Metal Gear series, including the original Metal Gear, Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, the 1998 PlayStation classic Metal Gear Solid, along with HD versions of MGS 2 and 3. Tons of bonus content too of course.

↳ Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 on Steam


Ghostrunner 2

🗓️ Release date: October 26
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

The anticipated sequel to Ghostrunner takes place one year after the first game, bringing yet more stylish, hardcore fast-paced slasher combat. A captivating post-apocalyptic cyberpunk slice of action.

↳ Ghostrunner 2 on Steam


Jusant

🗓️ Release date: October 31
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

Ok, so Only Up may no longer be on the Steam store, but if you want a more polished take one what that game was trying to do Jusant may be just that. It's a 'Getting Over It' style vertical climber action puzzle game in which you scale an immeasurably tall tower, ascending to dizzying new heights. Looks to be a more chill take on the genre, so maybe this one won't be so rage inducing.

↳ Jusant on Steam


Headbangers: Rhythm Royale

🗓️ Release date: October 31
🎮 Steam Deck compatibility: TBC

A battle royale game featuring a bunch of head banging pigeons. In a similar fashion to the likes of Fall Guys, it pits you against a group of other players in a series of various mini games. There's 23 minigames here, all of which will test your rhythm.

↳ Headbangers Rhythm Royale on Steam


That's it! Those are some of the heavy hitters arriving on Steam this month. Of course this month also sees the likes of Assassin's Creed Mirage land on the Epic Games Store, Spider-Man 2 swing onto PS5, and Super Mario Wonder powers up on the Switch. Alan Wake 2 is another huge release arriving later this month, exclusive to the Epic Games Store on PC.

What games are you looking to grab this month? Let us know in the comments!

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