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PC Game Release Dates for October 2012

List of new video games due out for the PC in October 2012

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October is a monster of a month for PC game release with a whopping 18 notable releases set to hit store shelves. Some of the bigger more anticipated games include Dishonored, Medal of Honor Warfighter, and XCOM Enemy Unknown but other titles from the month are well worth a look.

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Carrier Command: Gaea Mission

Carrier Command Gaea Mission
© Bohemia Interactive
Release Date: Oct 2, 2012
Genre: Action, Strategy
Theme: Sci-Fi
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Single player
Carrier Command Gaea Mission is a remake of 1988's Carrier Command. In Gaea Mission players will attempt to take control of islands on a distant moon known as Taurus, after Earth's has been made uninhabitable after a catastrophic war. Players control a Carrier which is used to deploy different air and amphibious based units.
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War of the Roses

War of the Roses
© Paradox Interactive
Release Date: Oct 2, 2012
Genre: Action, Third Person
Theme: Historical
Game Modes: Multiplayer
War of the Roses is a third person action game that pits players against each other in a fight over the Throne of England. Players will customize their characters by choosing fighting styles, helmets & armor and from more than 30 medieval weapons that includes swords, axes, and long bows to name a few. War of the Roses also supports multiplayer capability for up to 64 players in Team Death Match and Conquest game modes.

Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection

Command & Conquer The Ultimate Collection Box
© EA
Release Date: Oct 2, 2012
Genre: Real Time Strategy
Theme: Sci-Fi
Rating: T for Teen
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Game Series: Command & Conquer
Command & Conquer The Ultimate Collection includes the entire catalog of games from the Command & Conquer series through 2012. In all it includes 17 titles and expansion packs from the first Command & Conquer which was released in 1995 up through Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight. It also includes early access to the free to play Command & Conquer game scheduled for release in 2013.
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NBA 2K13

NBA 2K13
© 2K Sports
Release Date: Oct 2, 2012
Genre: Sports
Theme: Basketball
Rating: E for Everyone
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Game Series: NBA 2K
NBA 2K13 is the latest installment in the long running NBA 2K series of basketball video games from 2K sports released to coincide with the start of the 2012-2013 NBA Basketball season. The game features Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose on the cover. NBA 2K13 has a more in depth career mode over previous years replacing the My Player mode with a My Career mode where you can follow will take your player from a rookie to an all-star. The game will also include the 1992 and 2012 USA men's Olympic basketball teams, Xbox 360 Kinect support, and pre-orders will receive downloadable content that features a slam dunk and three point shooting contests.
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Dishonored

Dishonored Box
© Bethesda Softworks
Release Date: Oct 9, 2012
Genre: Action/Adventure
Theme: Sci-Fi
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Single player
Dishonored is a first person stealth action game set in the fictional city of Dunwall that is modeled after London of the late 19th century. Players take on the role Corvo Attano a body guard of the Empress of Dunwall, who not only witnesses her murder and the kidnapping of her daughter, but is later framed with her murder. Forced to escape from prison, Corvo becomes an assassin in order to rescue the Empress's daughter.
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown

XCOM Enemy Unknown
© 2K Games
Release Date: Oct 9, 2012
Genre: Turn Based Strategy
Theme: Sci-Fi
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Game Series: XCOM
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a remake to the 1994 release of XCOM: UFO Defense (a.k.a. UFO: Enemy Unknown and XCOM: Enemy Unknown) and is set in the near future at the start of an alien invasion of Earth. Players control XCOM the organization put to gether by a league of nations to combat the alien invasion. Players will control every aspect of XCOM from budgeting, recruiting, research and development and combat missions in the traditional XCOM turn based tactics style.
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Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants

Port Royale 3 Pirates & Merchants Box
© Kalypso
Release Date: Oct 9, 2012
Genre: Simulation
Theme: Historical
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Game Series: Port Royale
Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants is the third installment in the Port Royale series of business simulations. Players take on the role of a Spanish commoner who has made is way to the New World city of Port Royale. From there they will select a path to follow the Path of the Trader or the Path of the Adventure each focusing on different aspects of game play. The game contains both a single and multiplayer component.
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Of Orcs and Men

Of Orcs and Men
© Focus Home Interactive
Release Date: Oct 11, 2012
Genre: Role Playing Game
Theme: Fantasy
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Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Of Orcs and Men is a fantasy role playing game that puts players in control of an elite Orc warrior as they along with Goblins, battle against humans. The players main objective is to kill the one person responsible for the war and killing, the human emperor.

The Lord of the Rings Online: Riders of Rohan

Lord of the Rings Online Riders of Rohan Logo
© Warner Bros.
Release Date: Oct 15, 2012
Genre: MMORPG
Theme: Fantasy
Rating: T for Teen
Game Modes: Multiplayer
Game Series: The Lord of the Rings Online
The Lord of the Rings Online: Riders of Rohan is the fourth expansion to the massively multiplayer online role playing game The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar. The expansion brings 6 new zones in the Eastement to explore as well as increasing the level and legendary weapon cap to 85. The expansion also features mounted combat, a first for the MMORPG series.

Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome

Crusader Kings II Legacy of Rome Box
© Paradox Interactive
Release Date: Oct 16, 2012
Genre: Real Time Strategy
Theme: Historical
Rating: T for Teen
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Game Series: Crusader Kings
Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome is the second expansion for Crusader Kings II. In Legacy of Rome, players will take on the task of ruling the Eastern Roman Empire or Byzantine Empire. The grand strategy game will have players raising armies, joining factions, managing the Eastern Orthodox Church and more.
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