Game Rant Recap: Weekly Highlights from 10/16/23 to 10/22/23

Better times

  • Skull Island: Rise of Kong may have overtaken Gollum as the worst game of the year, disappointing fans even more.
  • Assassin’s Creed Red fans see the protagonist’s face through a developer’s LinkedIn banner.
  • The Dead Space remake is coming to Game Pass, just in time for Halloween, adding to the lineup of new games this month.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Super Mario Bros. Wonder release, another game might have been usurped Gollum as one of the worst-received titles this year, and Game Pass is announcing exciting additions for this month. Today, Game Rant’s weekly recap takes a look at some of the most notable titles from the past week.

Alan Wake 2Its upcoming release is celebrated with a Fortnite event, a longtime Bethesda executive announces their departure and Assassin’s Creed RedIts star might have gotten his best look in the most subtle way. All this and more in this week’s games industry news roundup.

Skull Island: Rise of Kong Dethroning Gollum as ‘Worst Game of 2023’

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum disappointed many longtime fans with his quality this year. However, this game’s blunder may have recently been overshadowed by how bad it was Skull Island: Rise of Kong is received.

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Assassin’s Creed Red Protagonist Appears in New Look

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Not much is known yet Assassin’s Creed Red and what his legal title may end up being. That’s still true, but one developer’s LinkedIn banner appears to depict one of the game’s protagonists now. This would be fans’ first look at her face.

Dead Space is coming to Game Pass in time for Halloween

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A handful of new games are coming to Game Pass this month. Among them, just in time for Halloween, is EA Motive’s Dead space remake.

Alan Wake: Flashback Experience Recap is coming to Fortnite

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Alan Wake 2 releases this coming Friday, and to add to that excitement Fortnite has added a collective recap of it Alan Wakeevents in the game. It probably also helps that Remedy partnered with Epic Games for the sequel, meaning that this partnership was mutually beneficial.

Pete Hines retires from Bethesda

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After 24 years with Bethesda, executive director Pete Hines has decided to step down. It’s unclear what his plans are next, though he seems grateful he was able to stick around for its release Starfield However.


Avalanche could gather a lot on the drawing board and cutting floor to make one Hogwarts Legacy continuity binding. Of all this content, there are many things such a game would benefit more from including.

Movies and TV

There is a lot of controversy about which Jedi Force abilities are actually normal and what their limitations are. That being said, one of Bastila Shan’s defining abilities has proven to be canon, albeit in a subtle way.


Lords of the Fallen it boasts co-op gameplay that is usually quite specialized in Soulslikes. However, his PvP forays are something that many fans of the subgenre will be familiar with.

Game Rant Exclusives

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 learns from its predecessors and then some, offering the best boss fights the series has seen and arguably its best open world, as nearly every aspect of the game expands to accommodate the PS5’s capabilities.

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