VIDEO GAMES OF OCTOBER 2013 Date: 10/01/2013   Views: 5.953

As we inch closer to the launch of both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles, developers have decided to shake things up by releasing an onslaught of games in the months ahead. October is only the beginning of this storm as we will have titles like Battlefield 4, and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag to keep us busy for hours and days on end. The list below highlights 14 games coming out this month that will command the most of our attention. So without further ado, here are the Best Games of 2013 for the month of October.

NBA 2K14

The infamous NBA 2K series receives another annual release in the form of NBA 2K14. With brand new pro stick controls, improved defensive moves, and updated rosters, NBA 2K14 is poised to once again take it's rightful place as the King of basketball simulation video games. If you're a fan of the sport or any of the previous games in the series, then picking this up on day one is an absolute no-brainer.

Release Date: October 1st (North America) October 4th (Europe)

After gaining some success with last year's Tokyo Jungle, PlayStation C.A.M.P. decided to team up with SCE Japan Studio again to work on another uniquely engaging title. Rain is an adventure title that follows a boy who becomes invisible and is forced to explore a world filled of invisible creatures and obstacles. Upon first glance, this game may remind many of Limbo because of it's similarities in concept and storytelling. With all that said, Rain still seems intriguing enough to check out and promises to offer an overall great experience.

Release Date: October 1st

F1 2013

Featuring all the cars, circuits and star drivers from the 2013 season, the game will be available in two editions: F1 2013 and F1 2013: Classic Edition. The racing title will feature a new gameplay mode called F1 Classics, in which players race classic cars on iconic circuits against legendary drivers.

Release Date: October 4st

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
Ever since gamers were first introduced to Link during the original NES days, The Legend of Zelda franchise has gone on to become one of Nintendo's best IPs. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD is a remastered version of the original Wind Waker game with updated graphics for the Wii U. If you didn't get a chance to purchase the digital version on September 20th, then you can pick up the physical copy of the game when it hits stores later this week.

Release Date: October 4th (North America and Europe)

Beyond: Two Souls
Quantic Dream teams up with Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe to create an emotionally gripping interactive experience. Beyond: Two Souls could be best described as a psychological thriller that documents 15 years in the life of lead protagonist Jodie Holmes. If you're in for a game filled with drama and action, then Beyond: Two Souls may be exactly what you're looking for.

Release Date: October 8th (North America) October 11th

Pokemon X and Y
Nintendo fans need no introduction whatsoever when it comes to Pokemon games. Pokemon X and Y will be another one of those games that will make you happy that you own a 3DS. If you never got into Pokemon Red, Green, Blue, or Yellow, then you should check out Tom Skidmore's perspective. Then and only then will you truly understand why this game is indeed a big deal.

Release Date: October 12th (North America and Europe)

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
After successfully creating the Batman LEGO games, TT Games decided to put all their energy into LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. Fans of the typical LEGO games already have a good idea of what to expect and won't hesitate to pick this up when it hits stores on October 18th.

Release Date: October 18th (North America) November 15th (Europe)

Sonic Lost World
With the release of Sonic Lost World, SEGA continues an exclusive publishing partnership with Nintendo centered around the use of everyone's favorite blue hedgehog in their games. Lost World is expected to provide the same type of action-adventure platforming fun that fans have grown accustomed to from previous Sonic games. If you're a diehard Sonic fan, then this game will be perfect for you.

Release Date: October 29th (North America) October 18th (Europe)

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies
The 3DS has had an impressive year for releases and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies easily adds to that list. Dual Destinies acts as a followup to Apollo Justice and marks the first release of a Phoenix Wright game on the Nintendo 3DS. If you played any of the other games, then this game should definitely be on your radar.

Release Date: October 24th (North America and Europe)

Batman: Arkham Origins
The caped crusader returns for the highly anticipated third entry in the popular Arkham series of video games. Arkham Origins promises to offer a different take on Batman by exploring his early days as a hotheaded crime fighter and the various enemies who made him into the skilled veteran he is today. If you picked up any of the previous Arkham games, then you owe it to yourself to see what Origins has to offer.

Release Date: October 25th (North America and Europe)

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate
When Arkham Origins launches on October 25th, the game will also be in the company of another Batman game. Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate is a 2D action video game with 3D art and comic stylized graphics. Blackgate draws many comparisons to games like Metroid and Shadow Complex, but the 3D element puts it on an entirely different level completely. If you're looking to add some Batman to either you're 3DS or PS Vita collection of games, then definitely don't hesitate to pick this up.

Release Date:  October 25th (North America and Europe)

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Ubisoft is ready to set sail with yet another title from their popular Assassin's Creed series. Black Flag lets players experience the life of a pirate and assassin through the eyes of Edward Kenway. Knowing that this game is headed to next-gen consoles in November, many may wait to buy those versions instead. However, if you're a hardcore Assassin's Creed fan and you absolutely can't wait, then picking the game up on October 29th is your one and only option.

Release Date: October 29th (North America) November 1st (Europe)

Battlefield 4
Ever since Battlefield 4 gameplay footage was revealed earlier this year, the anticipation for the game has grown to astounding heights. With an updated Frostbite engine and a rich storyline on tap, Battlefield 4 is ready and able to challenge Call of Duty in just about every way imaginable. If you're not familiar with the Battlefield franchise and have grown tired of Call of Duty, then do yourself a favor and pick this game up ASAP.

Release Date: October 29th (North America & Europe)

WWE 2K14
With THQ firmly out of the picture, 2K sports hopes to revive the WWE games franchise with their signature style and flair. While WWE 2K14 doesn't make full use of their vision just yet, both the historical WrestleMania mode and updated rosters may be enough to at least give fans some hope for the series moving forward. If you enjoyed WWE 13, then perhaps WWE 2K14 will peak your interests as well.

Release Date: October 29th (North America) November 1st (Europe)