Although our calendars haven’t technically switched over to Autumn yet, that hasn’t stopped the annual Fall gaming season from already getting well under way. The big game releases have already started: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain was released a couple weeks ago, while the major new expansion for one of last year’s best-selling games, Destiny: The Taken King, is out in stores now. While it’s refreshing to see a September release schedule full of heavy hitters, the biggest games of the year still lie ahead in October, November, and December, as they always have. Major titles such as Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and the next Legend of Zelda game may have slipped into 2016, but there are still plenty of games to get excited about in the near future. While there are loads of other games to look forward to, the following 10 titles are poised to be the best, must-play games of the Fall and should be on every gamer’s radar (if they’re not already).
9. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
Platforms: Windows PC, PS4, Xbox One
Release Date: October 23 (PS4, Xbox One) November 19 (PC)
Assassin’s Creed fans were understandably jilted by the lackluster showing of last year’s Assassin’s Creed Unity, the first fully next-gen entry in the popular series. While burnout has definitely begun to set in, Ubisoft is hoping to right the ship with Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. Even if you’ve become jaded towards the series, early previews have shown enough promise to get excited about what Syndicate has on offer. The Victorian London setting is a perfect fit for the series’ historical fiction focus and even if the gameplay ends up falling short, the highly-detailed world looks like enough of a draw for history buffs. Plus, Ubisoft has listened to fan feedback and is finally featuring a female protagonist in a main series entry, as the game will allow you to freely switch between Assassin siblings Evie and Jacob Frye. Add in the recent reveal of the game’s Jack the Ripper expansion and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate may just be the return to form the series so desperately needs.