Game Pass subscribers are going to have another bumper month in October 2023 with some stunning day-one launches, including a hotly anticipated exclusive. But, what does the full Xbox Game Pass October 2023 games lineup look like and what games will you be able to play on day one?
This month we finally see some of the top upcoming Xbox games hit the console. So, if you are a big Xbox fan then you can look forward to your first new racing Sim in the Forza franchise in half a decade, a great city-builder, and the long-awaited console launch of a horde shooter.
Xbox Game Pass October 2023 games
The Xbox Game Pass October 2023 games are:
- The Lamplighter’s League – October 3 (Console, PC)
- Warhammer 40,000 Darktide – October 4 (Console [Xbox Series X|S])
- Forza Motorsport – October 10 (Console, PC, Cloud)
- Cities Skylines 2 – October 24 (Console, PC, Cloud)
- Mineko’s Night Market – October 26 (Console, PC)
- Headbangers Rhythm Royale – October 31 (Console)
- Jusant – October 31 (Console, PC Cloud)
You can see a deep dive into some of the biggest day-one launches on the platform below:
The Lamplighter’s League – October 3
From the creators of Battletech, The Lamlighter’s League has you create a unique, dynamic team of characters to take on missions and bring their opponents to an end with a variety of abilities. You will also grow to know each and every one of them and the stories of the characters you bond with.
It’s definitely a departure from Battletech, but Harebrained Schemes are masters at this type of strategy game.
Warhammer 40,000 Darktide – October 4
After a troubled launch on PC and a number of rebalancing patches, Darktide is finally hitting consoles this month. Available on the current-gen Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, Darktide will bring with it all the updates and improvements we have seen on PC.
Hopefully, we will see a resurgence for the title.
Forza Motorsport – October 10
Forza Motorsport reboots the iconic racing sim and brings us the first new game in six years. In that time we have got two Forza Horizon games! But, now the original series is back in the spotlight with the October Forza Motorsport release date.
Cities Skylines 2 – October 24
The much-anticipated Cities Skylines 2 will also hit your Xbox via Game Pass, as well as PC Game Pass in October. Almost every aspect of the game has been touched and improved here to transform what was already one of the best city-builders around into an incredible one that will make a huge impact on consoles.
Be prepared to lose hours of your life to this sequel.
Headbangers Rhythm Royale – October 31
The mad team at Team17 is publishing this wacky party game. Headbangers Rhythm Royale is Fall Guys but with pigeons. Oh, and all the games are musical-based. It is a pretty wild proposition, but from what we have seen it will be an absolute coo with your friends this Halloween.
Just be sure to protect your windows from any thrown controllers at a gut-wrenching loss.
Jusant – October 31
Jusant comes from renowned developer Don’t Nod and it is a unique take on the solo adventure. In the game, you will explore the large mountain as you scale it from the very bottom step by step. You will tackle small puzzles and explore breathtaking environments as you master your climbing skills.
The studio is fantastic at creating unique adventures and this looks no different.
That covers the Xbox Game Pass October 2023 games we know about so far, though there are likely to be even more games on the way. With such a wide array of games from triple-A titles to indie gems, be sure to take a look at our list of the best Xbox Game Pass games and all the Xbox Game Pass games on the service.