It’s a new month and we’re going to see a few spooky offerings since it’s almost Halloween. The PC game releases in October 2021 include horror games like The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes, Back 4 Blood, Alan Wake Remastered, and Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water. We’ll also see Far Cry 6, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, FIFA 22, Crysis Remastered Trilogy, Age of Empires IV, and Riders Republic. Lastly, Darkest Dungeon 2 enters Early Access, while Wasteland 3 bows out with its final expansion.
Note: Take a look at our September 2021 article to see if you missed out on a game this past month. For all the other content drops this year, and those in 2022 and beyond, check out our full PC game release dates listing.
October 2021 PC game releases – Far Cry 6, Back 4 Blood, House of Ashes, Age of Empires IV, and more
FIFA 22 (EA): October 1
Another year of football from the franchise.
F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch (TIGames): October 3
A Metroidvania game set in a dieselpunk world where you get to control a cybernetically-enhanced rabbit.
Wasteland 3: Cult of Detonation (inXile Entertainment): October 5
The second and final story expansion for Wasteland 3 takes you to the Cheyenne Mountains.
Alan Wake Remastered (Remedy): October 5
Help a troubled author search for his wife in this suspenseful thriller. Alan Wake Remastered will have both The Signal and The Writer expansions, as well as support for 4K resolution.
Far Cry 6 (Ubisoft): October 7
Take control of a guerrilla fighter as you bring down a dictator (played by Giancarlo Esposito).
Back 4 Blood (Turtle Rock Studios): October 12
Gather your friends and mow down the zombie horde. The makers are none other than Turtle Rock Studios, the creators of the original Left 4 Dead.
The Riftbreaker (EXOR Studios): October 14
Pilot your mecha suit as you build your base and survive an onslaught.
Dungeon Encounters (Square Enix): October 14
Delve deep into slightly simplified dungeons to battle monsters and find rewards.
Crysis Remastered Trilogy (Crytek): October 15
Crysis Remastered came out last year. Now, the next two games have also been remastered to round out the trilogy.
Inscryption (Daniel Mullins Games/Devolver Digital): October 19
It’s a combination of deck-building mechanics, rogue-lite challenges, and a bit of psychological horror.
Disciples: Liberation (Frima Studio): October 21
The next entry in the Disciples RPG series.
Collection of SaGa: Final Fantasy Legend (Square Enix): October 21
Originally released as the Final Fantasy Legend trilogy in North America, these Game Boy titles that kickstarted the SaGa series are now arriving for PCs in October 2021.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes (Supermassive Games): October 22
The third entry in The Dark Pictures Anthology has been revealed via a premonition in Little Hope. It releases in October 2021. You can watch the teaser trailer below.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Eidos): October 26
Play as the most dysfunctional squad in the galaxy in this action game.
Darkest Dungeon 2 (Red Hook Studios): October 26 (Early Access)
The follow-up to the hit rogue-lite title featuring grim locales and damned characters arrives as an Early Access title in October 2021.
Solar Ash (Heart Machine): October 26
Enter a vibrant world where you’ll need to eliminate your foes, including gargantuan bosses, and master high-speed traversal.
Age of Empires IV (Relic Entertainment): October 28
Details are somewhat scarce at the moment, but one thing that is known is the developer, Relic (of Homeworld, Company of Heroes fame), is helming the project.
Riders Republic (Ubisoft): October 28
Biking, skiing, racing, and, heck, you can even do some gliding with your wingsuit. It’s definitely a game for outdoor sports enthusiasts and thrillseekers.
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water (Koei Tecmo): October 28
Take pictures of ghosts to fend them off in this remaster of the 2014 Wii U title.
What do you think about October 2021’s PC game releases? Are there any offerings and content drops you’re looking forward to this month? Let us know.
Note: All release dates are for North America.