Autumn has landed, which means that whatever it is your life entails: School, work, or rehabilitating your inherited family farm, you're likely juggling playtime between at least two newly released PC games. Highly anticipated games both big and small are coming out every week, and the trend is forecasted to continue as the year comes to a close. Make sure you don't miss a release with our helpful guide to the new games of 2019.
We’ve organized our massive guide to upcoming 2019 PC games by the month they’re coming out. For the games that don’t have a release date yet (and there’s a ton of them), check out the TBA page. We're constantly updating this guide with new games and release dates, so make sure to check back often. Looking for something to play right now? Then check out our guide to the best PC games or the best free games on Steam. And to make them really shine, check out our roundup of the best graphics cards.
On this first page we've listed out the new games coming to PC in October 2019 that you should keep an eye on. And below October's games, you'll find a quick guide to the biggest games still coming in 2019 from Doom Eternal to Hollow Knight: Silksong.
Games of October 2019
October 2 | Pixelated Milk | Link | Tactics RPG
This 2D turn-based WWII tactics game calls to mind the likes of Darkest Dungeon, with a management angle that resembles This War of Mine. Rather than hardened soldiers, you’ll play as a far more ragtag group, sending out scouting groups and scrounging up supplies from Nazi, and recruiting more friends who want a piece of the action.
October 3 | Chance Agency | Link | Adventure
Being an Uber driver in the future is hell, just like the present. As the last human driver around, you’ll ferry around the odd citizens of a neon-soaked city while also searching for your lost friend, who just so happens is being hunted by the mega-corporation that runs the place. Gig labor is the big topic being addressed here, as gameplay seemingly blends elements of VA-11 HALL-A and Papers, Please to illustrate just how tough it is to make a buck when your job depends on positive ratings.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint
October 4 | Ubisoft | Link | Third-Person Shooter
Ubisoft promises that Breakpoint will be more about survival than overwhelming firepower, but I don’t know. Sure looks like a lot of run-and-gunning as you and your squad fight to reclaim a fictional island from Jon Bernthal (playing an ex-Ghost operative) and his bad guy crew, this time with 300% more drones. Read Andy K’s preview.
October 8 | Frozenbyte | Link | Puzzle Platformer
After dabbling in 3D puzzle platforming in Trine 3, Frozenbyte is returning to the expected 2.5D platforming of the series' past with Trine 4. The basics are the same as ever—trouble in the realm that the heroes of the Trine must work together to resolve—but the characters themselves have been upgraded somewhat: Pontius the Knight can conjure Ghost Shields, for instance, while Zoya the Entrepreneur now has access to Elemental Arrows, and Amadeus the Wizard has added balls to his repertoire. As ever, Trine 4 will allow solo or co-op play. This time around, Trine 4 will even offer a 4-player co-op mode that allows for multiple of each character to be played if you choose.
October 8| Lab Zero Games | Link | Action Platformer
After a rebellious young girl’s home is attacked and an ancient power awakens inside her, she must absorb the “Incarnations” of people she meets along the way to aid her journey. Side-scrolling platforming and party-based combat set in a hand-drawn 2D world will keep you busy while you reunite the land.
October 10 | Steel Mantis | Link | Metroidvania Shooter
Everything, literally everything about Valfaris screams metal, with a dash of Warhammer space marines. Even the developer, Steel Mantis, sounds like something you’d see opening up for Cannibal Corpse. You’ll shoot, burn, and generally gore your way through a doomed fortress filled with mechs, skulls, and a mech with a skull for a face. The soundtrack is composed by one of the guitarists from Celtic Frost too, so hell yeah.
October 11 | Codemasters | Link | Racing
Codemasters return to the Grid racing series is looking beautiful. Originally slated for September, Codemasters decided to push it back to October 11. Apparently, the delay has nothing to do with development issues, Codemasters simply wants more time to promote the game before launch.
October 15 | ZA/UM | Link | RPG
The announce date for this strange RPG was announced out of nowhere, and it's coming really soon. Disco Elysium is a detective RPG where your skills literally talk to you to chime in with advice about the case. As an amnesiac detective, you're literally rebuilding your personality as you level up, allowing your choice and skills to dictate who you become.
October 16 | The Farm 51 | Link | Survival RPG
It’s unlikely that Chernobyl’s spooky Exclusion Zone will ever go out of style, so Chernobylite tosses you back in as a former power plant physicist to find your long lost wife. The Farm 51 evidently 3D scanned the entire area, so there’s some level of realism amidst all the extradimensional monsters hunting you. Thankfully, you can do some hunting too alongside fellow stalkers, but they’ll just as quickly stab you in the back if it gets hairy.
The Outer Worlds
October 25 | Obsidian Entertainment | Link | RPG
“From the original creators of Fallout” indeed. Shade aside, Obsidian’s RPG chops are on full display in this first-person Firefly-esque world of mad scientists, space cowboys, upbeat music, and the occasionally morbid humor of Fallout designer Tim Cain. Check out our in-depth interview with him and fellow co-director Leonard Boyarsky. For all your other questions about The Outer Worlds, check out our list of everything we know about it.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
October 25 | Infinity Ward | Link | FPS
You know it. We know it. We're getting another COD this year. What we didn't expect, especially after the solid success of Black Ops 4's "Blackout" battle royale mode, was the return of a campaign mode.
October 25 | Ninja Theory | Link | Hero Brawler
Known for their games with incredible melee and sword-slinging combat, Ninja Theory is ditching their recent grimdark vibes for something much more bouncy and colorful. It’s a 4v4 co-op melee brawler with some serious Overwatch-ish hero designs. You can try it on Games Pass later this year, but check our thoughts first.
October 29 | Night School Studio | Link | Adventure
The Oxenfree team is going to Hell, and they’re going to drink Satan under the table. More specifically, two best buddies named Milo and Lola will be challenging the dark lord, who grants anyone who can beat him in a drinking competition re-entry back to Earth. You’ll explore the outer rings of the underworld, choosing from dialogue options to affect the relationship between the two, drink mysterious concoctions for power-ups and extra dialogue options, and partake in a round of beer pong or karaoke.
The biggest games still coming in 2019
Halo Master Chief Collection
TBA | 343 Industries | Link | Shooter
Despite a disastrous launch, the Master Chief Collection slowly became a definitive gathering of Halo games, made playable on newer hardware. And it's finally coming to PC. 343 Industries says it’s all coming in stages, with Reach, then Halo 1, and chronologically on from there with community input being taken into consideration.
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries
December 10 | Piranha Games | Link | Action
If you, like us, have been waiting 17 years for a new singleplayer MechWarrior campaign, this will be a huge deal in 2019. MechWarrior 5 will let you explore and liberate apparently hundreds of planets from enemy strongholds, fully customising your mech along the way.
Hollow Knight: Silksong
TBA | Team Cherry | Link | Metroidvania
What started as DLC for Hollow Knight, starring Hornet as a playable character, apparently could not be contained. It's become a full game, a sequel to Hollow Knight, with a new setting, 150+ new enemies, a quest system, and doubtless much more. Whereas Hollow Knight was about descending deeper into the depths of Hallownest, this game will see Hornet climbing through a new kingdom to reach a peak. Team Cherry haven't mentioned a release date, but seem to be well into the game from what they've shown.