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Polygon’s guide to fall games and entertainment

Narrow down what’s best for you

Sometimes it’s useful to take a step back and look at what’s coming up next. Whether you want to plan your budget or just scan what to look forward to, we’re here to help.

We recently rounded up a big list of our most anticipated video games, tabletop games, movies, comics and TV shows releasing this fall, and put them together with a handy filtering tool to help you find what you want.

(We even included some things coming before fall technically begins, so if you’re looking for something to vent about in the comments you know where to start.)

Check out the list below — you can click on as many of the tabs as you like to narrow down the order further and further, and find what’s best for you.

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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Ninja Theory, $29.99

Best known for merging action and narrative, Ninja Theory now tackles mental health.

Destiny 2, Activision, $59.99

The blockbuster community shooter has a lot riding on its shoulders for Activision.

Super Mario Odyssey, Nintendo, $59.99

Nintendo brings Mario to Switch and sends him on a trip around the world.

Final Fantasy 15: Monster of the Deep, Square Enix

Square Enix fulfills its PSVR commitment with a fishing game.

Tacoma, Fullbright, $19.99

Another curious adventure from the makers of Gone Home.

Madden NFL 18, Electronic Arts, $59.99

For loyalists, the only football game in town.

Absolver, Devolver Digital, $29.99

Gorgeous combat from a small group of developers.

Life is Strange: Before the Storm, Square Enix, $24.99

The narrative drama gets perhaps even more dramatic.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2018, Konami, $59.99

Konami still makes console games every now and then.

Divinity: Original Sin 2, Larian Studios, $44.99

More deep action role-playing from one of the best teams doing it.

NHL 18, Electronic Arts, $59.99

Try out EA's new control scheme.

Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite, Capcom, $59.99

Chun-Li is supposed to look better in the final version.

NBA 2K18, 2K Sports, $59.99

2K's game has kept a stronghold on NBA games in recent years, and we don't see that changing this year.

Project Cars 2, Bandai Namco, $59.99

One of the most authentic franchises around.

Cuphead, Studio MDHR, $19.99

Xbox One's great indie hope is finally a thing you'll be able to buy.

FIFA 18, Electronic Arts, $59.99

EA's series looks to continue to be a smash hit.

Total War: Warhammer 2, Sega, $59.99

One of the best strategy games returns for a second shot.

Forza Motorsport 7, Microsoft, $59.99

If you want something to look pretty on Xbox One X, look no further.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Warner Bros., $59.99

The underdog suprised players last time around. Will the sequel do the same?

The Evil Within 2, Bethesda, $59.99

Dive back into your deepest fears from Tango Gameworks and Bethesda.

South Park: The Fractured but Whole, $59.99

The cool kids are back for a second role-playing game.

WWE 2K18, 2K Sports, $59.99

The 19th WWE game!

Assassin's Creed Origins, Ubisoft, $59.99

Ubisoft heads to Egypt this time around.

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, Bethesda, $59.99

Machine Games' latest looks bold and strange in a way few big budget games are these days.

Call of Duty: WWII, Activision, $59.99

Going back to the series' roots.

Crackdown 3, Microsoft, $59.99

Microsoft's big Xbox One X launch game (which also works on all Xbox Ones).

Super Lucky's Tale, Microsoft, $29.99

No longer just a VR game, this follow-up nods back at the days of classic character platformers.

Need for Speed Payback, Electronic Arts, $59.99

The 23rd Need for Speed game!

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2, Warner Bros., $59.99

Legos: Not just for couches and Batmen.

Star Wars Battlefront 2, Electronic Arts, $59.99

So pretty. Like really, really pretty.

Metroid: Samus Returns, Nintendo, $39.99

Nintendo lets a new studio tackle 2D Metroid.

Fallout 4 VR, Bethesda, $59.99

Aiming to prove VR games don't have to be short experiences.

Sonic Forces, Sega

Create your own Sonic? Might be weird enough to work.

Sonic Mania, Sega, $19.99

A retro throwback, from some of the franchise's biggest fans.

Mario + Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, Nintendo

Nintendo's RPG is back with a whole bunch of Bowser.

The Legend of Zelda: BotW DLC Pack 2, Nintendo, $19.99

We left most DLC off this list, but this is Zelda ...

Arktika.1, 4A Games

What happens when the team behind Metro goes VR.

Gran Turismo Sport, Sony, $59.99

Sony's long-running racer adds VR support.

Moss, Polyarc

One of the cutest PSVR games.

Doom VFR, Bethesda

One of last year's best games goes VR.

Skyrim VR, Bethesda

The latest stop in Skyrim's platform tour.

The Inpatient, Sony

A psychologial horror prequel to adventure game Until Dawn.

Luna, Funomena

Help a bird find its way home.

Bravo Team, Sony

A co-op VR modern day shooter from the studio behind Until Dawn.

Stifled, Gattai Games

Use your headphones and mic to stay alive.

Golem, Highwire Games

We haven't seen Highwire's debut in awhile, but we still have high hopes.

Bloody Zombies, nDreams

A violent co-op sidescrolling brawler.

Sparc, CCP

A futuristic sport built for VR.

No Heroes Allowed, Sony

Playful toy destruction in VR.

Harley Quinn taking over, DC Comics

The DC star will appear on multiple DC issues for a week.

Doomsday Clock, DC Comics

Get a peek at the future of the DC Universe.

Dark Nights: Metal, DC Comics

A case too frightening for Batman.

Tomb of Annihilation, Wizards of the Coast, $49.99

Dungeons & Dragons' most legendary encounter, the Tomb of Horrors, is becoming its own adventure module.

Pandemic Legacy: Season 2, Z-Man Games

The critically acclaimed narrative board game from designers Rob Daviau and Matt Leacock is getting a second season.

First Martians, Portal Games, $89.99

A co-op survival game based on the award-winning Robinson Crusoe; Adventures on the Cursed Island.

Star Trek Adventures: Core Rulebook, Modiphius Entertainment, $59.99

Fans can create their own Star Trek crew with the newest RPG from Modiphius, based on a refined 2d20 rules system.

Star Wars: Rebellion - Rise of the Empire, Fantasy Flight Games, $99.99

The solid strategy game is getting its first expansion, with a host of new heroes from Rogue One.

First Strike: A Warhammer 40,000 starter set, Games Workshop, $40

The venerable Warhammer 40,000 miniatures game kicks off its 8th edition with a new, lower price of entry that includes some great minis and scenery to get you started.

Liberty or Death: The American Insurrection, GMT Games, $82

Currently the only one of GMT’s well-regarded counter-insurgency games in-print, and also one of the the best.

Rick and Morty: Anatomy Park, Cryptozoic, $30

A tile-laying game based on the hit cartoon show, absolutely dripping with fan service and exceptional art.

Sentinels of the Multiverse: Core Game, Greater Than Games, $40

This cult classic, living card game is recommended for those still getting over their SDCC hangovers or pining for the holiday slate of superhero movies.

Nemo's War, Victory Point Games, $75

Based on the classic Jules Verne novel, this reprint of the classic strategy game is a must for any fan of strategy games.

ARK Park, Snail Games

The ARK survival franchise takes a tower defense turn.

Battle Chasers: Nightwar, THQ Nordic

The cult classic comic becomes a classic style RPG.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Ubisoft

Ubisoft and Nintendo's mash-up is so weird it just might work.

Fire Emblem Warriors, Nintendo, $59.99

Musou makes the world go 'round.

Knack 2, Sony, $39.99

The unlikely hero keeps on going and going.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Sony, $39.99

Naughty Dog may be done with Nathan Drake, but not Uncharted.

Matterfall, Housemarque, $19.99

The masters of 2D particle effects tackle platforming.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Nintendo, $59.99

Nintendo's expansive role-playing franchise comes to Switch.

Skyrim Switch, Bethesda, $59.99

Dress up like Link! And take one of the industry's best games on the road.

Agents of Mayhem, Deep Silver, $59.99

A Saints Row spinoff that feels like a big action movie.

Yakuza Kiwami, Sega, $29.99

A remake of the original Yakuza game, 10 years later.

Everybody's Golf, Sony, $39.99

It's not flashy, but Sony's golf franchise has lasted longer than almost any other.

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, Bethesda, $29.99

Arkane keeps pumping out the goods with its thinking players' shooters.

Pokken Tournament DX, Nintendo, $59.99

Another Wii U-to-Switch port that plays into the system's multiplayer tendencies.

Just Dance, Ubisoft, $59.99

Ubisoft continues to put its dance hit on every platform out there.

Pokemon Ultra Sun & Moon, Nintendo, $39.99

Pokemon's not on Switch yet, but the 3DS won't complain.

Xbox One X, Microsoft, $499.99

Microsoft's high-powered console looks great, but comes with a high price tag.

Marvel's Inhumans, Marvel/ABC

ABC and Marvel's new series based on a regal family from Atlantis.

It, Warner Bros.

An adaptation of Stephen King's acclaimed novel.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle, 20th Centuy Fox

The sequel brings the British spies to America.

Blade Runner 2049, Warner Bros.

The sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 classic.

Thor: Ragnarok, Marvel Studios

Thor and Hulk team up to rescue Asgard.

Murder on the Orient Express, 20th Centuy Fox

An adaptation of Agatha Christie's beloved novel.

Justice League, Warner Bros.

Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Aquaman and Flash team up for the first time.

Coco, Pixar

Pixar's new movie about a young musician who ventures to the land of the dead.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Lucasfilm

The eighth movie in the main Star Wars franchise that sees Luke Skywalker team up with Rey.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Sony Pictures

A reimagining of Robin Williams' classic movie.

Bright, Netflix

Netflix's first blockbuster movie about a dystopian, fantastical Los Angeles.

The Orville, Fox TV

Seth MacFarlane's satirical take on Star Trek.

Gotham, Fox TV

The fourth season of Fox's ongoing young Jim Gordon will see the introduction of new villains as Bruce Wayne starts to age.

Marvel's Inhumans, Marvel Entertainment

ABC and Marvel's new series based on a regal family from Atlantis.

The Simpsons, Fox TV

The Simpsons family is back for the show's 29th season!

Family Guy, Fox TV

The first season without Adam West, who voiced Quahog's famous mayor, is sure to be an emotional affair.

The Gifted, Fox TV

Fox's X-Men series about a family on the run from persecution will tackle major political issues occurring today.

Supergirl, CW

Returning to the CW for a third season, Supergirl will take on new villains and meet up with some fresh heroes.

The Flash, CW

Following the events of Flashpoint, Barry Allen will have to figure out what's next.

Legends of Tomorrow, CW

Legends of Tomorrow's third season will see a new villain, Kuasa, enter the story.

Riverdale, CW

Our favorite teens are back to explore their feelings — and explore the shady ongoings of their town.

Supernatural, CW

Supernatural's best brothers Dean and Sam return for the series' 13th season.

Arrow, CW

Arrow is back for a sixth season, and with no new team members expected to be joining, it should be fun just catching up with your favorite characters.

BoJack Horseman, Netflix

Following the death of a close friend, BoJack Horseman is trying to figure out what's next and how to be a better person.

The Deuce, HBO

The newest series from David Simon, the creator behind The Wire, examines the birth of pornography in 1970's New York City.

Fear the Walking Dead, AMC

After ending on a cliffhanger, the second part of Fear the Walking Dead's third season returns to answer some questions.

Star Trek: Discovery, CBS

CBS' first streaming-only Star Trek series will introduce a new ship, crew and alien species.

Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO

Six years after Curb Your Enthusiasm went on an indefinate hiatus, Larry David is back for a ninth season.

The Walking Dead, AMC

It's time for an all out war as Rick and his army get ready to take on Negan and his men.

Stranger Things, Netflix

Following the show's fantastic first season, the kids of Hawkins are preparing to deal with the fallout of the Upside Down.

Marvel's Runaways, Hulu

When you're a teeanger and you find out your parents are supervillains, the only form of rebellion is stopping them.

DC Universe Original Movies: 10th Anniversary Collection, Warner Bros.

A collection of Warner Bros. animated DC films, including 30 films and five animated shorts.

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