20+ Upcoming PC Game Releases for Q4 2016!

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This quarter has an insanely packed lineup for releases and not only do I have 20 PC games for you with some kind of release date set, I have another 8 scheduled for 2016, though those have a higher chance of getting delayed. Either way, all of us are going to have plenty to play on the PC through the end of 2016, so let's get started!

20+ Upcoming PC Game Releases for Q4 2016!

20+ Upcoming PC Game Releases for Q4 2016! - 20+ Upcoming PC Game Releases for Q4 2016!

Hi! My name is GamerZakh and I make gaming videos on YouTube. If you'd like to see this list in a video version, it's here: https://youtu.be/LqNSFzKmFGQ

Otherwise, for those that are more inclined towards the noble art of reading and gifs, keep scrolling.

October to December of 2016 has an insanely packed lineup for releases and not only do I have 20 PC games for you with some kind of release date set, I have another 8 scheduled for 2016, though those have a higher chance of getting delayed. Either way, all of us are going to have plenty to play on the PC through the end of 2016, so let's get started!

1. Atlas Reactor - October 4th

1. Atlas Reactor - October 4th - 20+ Upcoming PC Game Releases for Q4 2016!

https://www.atlasreactorgame.com
An exciting looking game but despite what the cinematic trailer might depict, this is a tactical simultaneous turn-based arena game. Set in Atlas, a cloud-piercing megacity, work with and against a cast of freelancers where victory will require quick thinking and adaptability to a constantly changing battlefield. Calling itself Dota meets XCOM, this could be a new competitive experience for you to enjoy.

2. Mafia III - October 7th

2. Mafia III - October 7th - 20+ Upcoming PC Game Releases for Q4 2016!

https://mafiagame.com
When this one was announced some viewed it with heavy scepticism but I think as more was revealed the better it looked. This action adventure takes place in a fictional recreation of New Orleans and you follow Lincoln Clay, a Vietnam War veteran as he gets involved with the mob. Run and gun your way through your problems or take a more stealthy approach as you build your criminal empire and take control of the city.

3. Gears of War 4 - October 11th

3. Gears of War 4 - October 11th - 20+ Upcoming PC Game Releases for Q4 2016!

https://gearsofwar.com
A hard-hitting action packed 3rd-person cover-based shooter. Set 25 years after Gears of War 3, you follow JD Fenix, son of Marcus Fenix. Play by yourself, co-op the campaign, and there's even split-screen and LAN support. Horde mode and competitive multiplayer are also a thing. If you liked any of the previous games you should like this one too.

4. Shadow Warrior 2 - October 13th

4. Shadow Warrior 2 - October 13th - 20+ Upcoming PC Game Releases for Q4 2016!

http://www.shadowwarrior.com
Oh that cinematic trailer was something to behold wasn't it? 4-player co-op, procedural environments, along with blades, bullets, and magic all for striking down demonic legions. This fast-paced first-person action game looks incredibly promising and it's brimming with style. Hopefully, gameplay feels as satisfying once you're the one doing the controlling.

5. Battlefield 1 - October 21st

5. Battlefield 1 - October 21st - 20+ Upcoming PC Game Releases for Q4 2016!

https://www.battlefield.com
As the age of the modern military shooter wanes, the new Battlefield takes you back to World War 1. It's a Battlefield game, so expect 64-player maps and a multitude of vehicles and weapons on maps ranging from the Italian coasts to the Arabian deserts... and horses, there are horses this time. It looks great but I'd still be cautious with jumping onto this one right away just to make sure it turns out as good as it's promising to be.

6. Civilization VI - October 21st

6. Civilization VI - October 21st - 20+ Upcoming PC Game Releases for Q4 2016!

https://www.civilization.com
It's the 25th anniversary for the Civilization series and the latest one is on the way. Civ 6 vanilla is striving to be a core Civilization experience while bringing some new things to the table, such as unstacked cities, religious wars, casus belli, AI agendas, and all the good stuff from the Civ 5 expansions will be in Civ 6 vanilla. The visual style has caused some hate among the community but gameplay is looking more solid than ever.

7. Farming Simulator 17 - October 25th

7. Farming Simulator 17 - October 25th - 20+ Upcoming PC Game Releases for Q4 2016!

https://www.farming-simulator.com
Personally, Farming Simulator isn't my cup of tea but its popularity is undeniable. Spend your days farming on a modern North American environment with over 250 vehicles and equipment from over 75 manufacturers. Play online with up to 16 people and mod support is definitely a thing. If you like Farming Simulator, I'm going to guess you'll love this one.

8. Titanfall 2 - October 28th

8. Titanfall 2 - October 28th - 20+ Upcoming PC Game Releases for Q4 2016!

http://www.titanfall.com
The first Titanfall was a big hit for a short while and then everyone stopped playing it. This time around it's getting a proper story and single-player campaign, which is what a lot of people were asking for. A deeper multiplayer experience is also being promised, which should keep the game alive after release. It was one of those games that got overhyped though, so I'd still exercise a bit of caution before jumping into the sequel.

9. Friday the 13th - October

9. Friday the 13th - October - 20+ Upcoming PC Game Releases for Q4 2016!

http://f13game.com
A multiplayer horror game is something that's rather tricky to pull off but this one seems to be getting it right. Jason is back and stalking the grounds of Camp Crystal Lake. One person plays as Jason while the others play his victims in a mix of stealth, trickery, and fear. Asymmetrical gameplay can be awkward but it's the whole point here and if things are balanced then this could be a thrilling time with friends and strangers.

10. Owlboy - November 1st

10. Owlboy - November 1st - 20+ Upcoming PC Game Releases for Q4 2016!

http://www.dpadstudio.com
Wow, how long have we been watching this one? It's an ultra charming pixel art flying platformer where you follow the mute Otis as he tries to prove himself. After the appearance of some sky pirates, things get out of hand and an unexpected journey ensues. Beginning development almost a decade ago, expectations are high and we can only hope it's the experience we've all been waiting for.

11. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - November 4th

11. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - November 4th - 20+ Upcoming PC Game Releases for Q4 2016!

https://www.callofduty.com/infinitewarfare
As Battlefield goes further into the past Call of Duty jumps to the future. Becoming the most disliked game trailer ever on YouTube doesn't seem to have slowed it down too. Story and the campaign mode looks interesting and multiplayer — well it's Call of Duty multiplayer. It's got Kit Harrington in it though, so that might do it for you.

12. Dishonored 2 - November 11th

12. Dishonored 2 - November 11th - 20+ Upcoming PC Game Releases for Q4 2016!

https://dishonored.bethesda.net
Dishonored was a game that was a massive critical success and there are high hopes for the sequel. Follow Emily and Corvo as they bring their own perspectives to the world around them. Gameplay looks awesome and if it ends up being a slightly better version of the first game I think most would be very pleased.

13. Watch Dogs 2 - November 15th

13. Watch Dogs 2 - November 15th - 20+ Upcoming PC Game Releases for Q4 2016!

http://watchdogs.ubisoft.com
You don't need me to tell you to be careful with this one after what happened with the first game. The first game turned out okay but it's the promises that got out of hand. However, with a new protagonist, new story, and new gameplay, maybe it'll turn out better this time? I'm not going to repeat any of their promises though since we'll see what the game really is like on release.

14. Planet Coaster - November 17th

14. Planet Coaster - November 17th - 20+ Upcoming PC Game Releases for Q4 2016!

https://www.planetcoaster.com
A pleasant looking amusement park simulator that you could sink your hours into. Create, manage, and share your park as you work with what they're saying are easy to use tools that allow limitless creativity. From what we've seen, it's looking great and has a suite of detailed tools that should allow for a deep and engaging experience.

15. Space Hulk: Deathwing - November

15. Space Hulk: Deathwing - November - 20+ Upcoming PC Game Releases for Q4 2016!

http://www.spacehulk-deathwing.com
A first-person shooter set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe based on the strategy board game Space Hulk. Gain skills, abilities, and equipment as a Space Marine Terminator as you face off against the Genestealers in the claustrophobic tunnels of a Space Hulk. As gameplay has been revealed the community has taken a very strong liking to what they're seeing, so we can hope it lives up to expectations.

16. Syberia 3 - December 1st

16. Syberia 3 - December 1st - 20+ Upcoming PC Game Releases for Q4 2016!

http://www.syberia.microids.com
Explore a snowy steampunk world solving puzzles along the way as you meet new and familiar characters. The first two games are considered a complete story with the 3rd iteration being a whole new journey. It would be interesting to see if the 3rd game will not only advance the storytelling but also the gameplay as they are going for a more cinematic approach in a fully 3D world.

17. Steep - December 2nd

17. Steep - December 2nd - 20+ Upcoming PC Game Releases for Q4 2016!

http://steep.ubisoft.com
ride the massive open world of the Alps and Alaska with your skis, wingsuits, snowboards, and paragliders by yourself or in multiplayer. Impress with your tricks while you take in the gorgeous scenery. This one sure looks pretty and if it plays as good as it looks it could be exciting and satisfying.

18. Dead Rising 4 - December 6th

18. Dead Rising 4 - December 6th - 20+ Upcoming PC Game Releases for Q4 2016!

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/dead-rising-4
It's the holiday season when an outbreak causes hordes of predatory zombies to overrun the town. Explore the open-world sandbox as you try to find out the origin of the outbreak, all while killing zombies in every manner imaginable. It looks way over the top and I think that's the way it should be.

19. Reset - December 20th

19. Reset - December 20th - 20+ Upcoming PC Game Releases for Q4 2016!

http://reset-game.net
And interesting puzzle game where you play a robot which has to work together with itself, however weird that sounds. So basically, a single-player co-op puzzle game. Gameplay is said to be inspired by portal, solving physical puzzles as you come across them, and there's a kind of sci-fi noir story behind it all.

20. The Long Journey Home - December

20. The Long Journey Home - December - 20+ Upcoming PC Game Releases for Q4 2016!

http://tljhgame.com
It was meant to be a short trip but a malfunctioning jump drive sends you to the wrong side of the galaxy. It's basically a highly advanced Oregon Trail set in space where you forge alliances, make decisions, and survive as you try to get home. Every game is meant to be different and if you're into Oregon Trail-esque adventures this one should be right up your alley.

More still scheduled for '2016'

More still scheduled for '2016' - 20+ Upcoming PC Game Releases for Q4 2016!

Now, a quick mention for a bunch of games still scheduled for 2016 but let's be honest, without a specific release date and only a few months to go, there's a good chance that they could be delayed into 2017. Anyway, they are:

Cuphead - 2016
http://cupheadgame.com
A classic run and gun co-op shooter/platformer with a 30s cartoon art style.

Albion Online - 2016
https://albiononline.com
A cross-platform fantasy MMO that's in its final stages of Beta.

Northgard - 2016
http://northgard.net
A real-time strategy based on Norse mythology.

Worlds Adrift - 2016
https://www.worldsadrift.com
A sandbox MMO with airships and floating islands.

Killing Floor 2 - 2016
http://www.killingfloor2.com
A co-op first-person shooter with slaughtering and mayhem.

Dreadnought - 2016
https://www.greybox.com/dreadnought
A 5v5 team game with giant capital ships in space.

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice - 2016
http://www.hellblade.com
An action hack-and-slash based around Celtic mythology and psychotic manifestations.

Tyranny - 2016
http://www.tyrannygame.com
The new RPG from Obsidian set in a post-war fantasy world where the bad guys won.