November is here and that means your wallet may run and hide as the holiday release window for games comes swinging for it. This is the time when most games release to be ready for the holidays and although Covid restrictions have slowed things down some, that didn't stop this year's massive list of releases. A barrage of some of gaming's biggest titles are coming at you, from FPS heavy hitters like Call of Duty and Battlefield to a slew of classic remasters. There is plenty to keep us busy on the upcoming holidays.
Call of Duty: Vanguard sees the long-running series return to World War 2 again. Sledgehammer Games, the studio that developed Advanced Warfare and WWII, is returning to the global conflict that was World War II. Experience an immersive and visceral campaign as you take on the role of a group of soldiers across several countries while they take on the greatest threats to freedom. The trailer looks to offer a riveting and intense story, one that may distract from the PvP. Returning is Call of Duty’s signature Multiplayer experience as well as an all-new Zombies that has been developed by the father of Zombies, Treyarch.
Forza has been Xbox’s flagship car series since the original Xbox. The Horizon series has grown to be one of the biggest racing adventure games available and Forza Horizon 5 looks to be the biggest and most stunning game yet! Playground Games invites you to a realistic open-world recreation of parts of Mexico, to drive hundreds of the world's greatest cars in an ever-evolving and vibrant landscape. Developed for Xbox Series X|S, Forza Horizon 5 will feature 4k Ultra HD visual, 60 FPS, and Ray Tracing. It will also release on Xbox One, PC, and Cloud and will be playable for Gamepass subscribers on November 9th. For racing fans, Forza and Forza Horizon, are games you do not want to miss!
Jurassic World Evolution 2 is a dinosaur management simulation by Frontier. Building on the success of 2018’ Jurassic World Evolution, the much-anticipated sequel takes place after the events of Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom and features iconic characters, including Dr. Ian Malcom (voiced by Jeff Goldblum). Evolution 2 has you lead the efforts to control and contain rampaging dinosaurs around the USA. Contain the dinosaurs and wow your park guests with new and deeper management tools, new buildings, and new locations. A new Chaos Theory mode lets you relive iconic moments from the films, with a twist. Bioengineer more than 75 different prehistoric species that feel more alive and interact intelligently. If you liked playing with dinosaurs as a kid, you will want to check out Jurassic World Evolution 2 when it releases this November.
The granddaddy of open-world games that started it all, comes back with updated visuals and controls for GTA III, GTA: Vice City, and GTA: San Andreas. All three classic titles in one package for a new generation will be available digitally, November 11th with a physical release to come in December. Featuring across-the-board visual enhancements while maintaining the original aesthetic, and GTAV-inspired controls, whether you would be playing for the first time or revisiting since the originals, there has never been a better way to experience these three titans of gaming. Each game will be available individually if you prefer only one and Gamepass members will be able to play the Definitive edition of San Andreas on the release day. Whereas, PS Now members will be able to play GTA III Definitive edition on Dec 7th.
Battlefield 2042 is the return of the iconic Battlefield series, returning with dynamically changing battlegrounds, support for up to 128 players on Next-Gen consoles and PC, and some all-new ways to play. New modes such as Battlefield Portal and Hazard Zone give players a diverse selection and customization to truly experience those “Only in Battlefield” moments. The new Battlefield Portal allows you to make your own experience with elements and weapons from past Battlefield games. Create and customize to play with anything and everything, all in the new 2042 engine. Hazard Zone is Battlefield's unique take on Battle Royale. Combining elements from games like Apex Legends and Warzone, but with the distinct Battlefield intensity. A Squad-based survival mode, utilize Specialist characters with unique abilities to insert, retrieve, and extract the Data Drives before the other squads. Battlefield 2042 looks to pay homage to what has made the series great and give fans what they want most. Charge up your defibrillator paddles for when it launches on November 19th.
Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl are two of the most beloved Nintendo DS pokemon games ever made and now, they are back! These two classic DS games have been reimagined for a new generation of Pokemon fans for the Nintendo Switch. Fans of the originals will be pleased to see that the remakes have faithfully recreated the region of Sinnoh and the original story while adding features from newer Pokemon games. The remaster will have updated visuals to reflect modern games, up-close-and-personal Pokemon battles, and new ways to spend time with your pokemon. In traditional Pokemon fashion, each game will be available separately for $59.99 USD each or you can get a double pack of both games for $119.98 USD. Either way, Pokemon fans new and old have plenty of fun and adventure to look forward to when Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shiny Pearl release on November 19th.
What will you be playing this November? Will any of these games be on your Christmas list? Let us know what you are playing and what you think about them.
For everything else releasing this month, here is the full list.
Cupid Parasite - Nov 2nd (Switch)
Hell Let Loose (Physical) - Nov 2nd (Xbox)
The Binding of Isaac: Repentance - Nov 3rd (Xbox)
Demon Turf - Nov 4th (Xbox, Switch, PC)
Just Dance 2022 - Nov 4th (PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch)
Call of Duty: Vanguard - Nov 5th (PS4, PS5, Xbox, PC)
Blue Reflection: Second Light - Nov 9th (PS4, Switch)
Disney Classic Games Collection - Nov 9th (PS4, Xbox, Switch)
Forza Horizon 5 - Nov 9th (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, Gamepass)
Instant Sports Winter Games - Nov 9th (Switch)
Jurassic World Evolution 2 - Nov 9th (PS4, PS5, Xbox, PC)
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Nov 9th (PS4, PS5, Xbox)
My Singing Monsters Playground - Nov 9th (PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch, PC)
Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy The Definitive Edition (Digital) - Nov 11th (PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch, PC)
Pups & Purrs Animal Hospital - Nov 11th (Switch)
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic - Nov 11th (Switch)
Borderlands 3: Ultimate Edition - Nov 12th (PS5, Xbox Series X)
Shin Megami Tensei V - Nov 12th (Switch)
TY the Tasmanian Tiger HD and TY the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue HD Bundle - Nov 12th (Switch)
Sherlock Holmes Chapter One - Nov 15th (PS4, PS5, Xbox, PC)
Battlefield 2042 - Nov 19th (PS4, PS5, Xbox, PC)
Kena: Bridge of Spirits Deluxe Edition (Physical) - Nov 19th (PS4)
Final Fantasy XIV Online Endwalker - Nov 19th (PS4, PS5, PC)
Nerf Legends - Nov 19th (PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch)
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond - Nov 19th (Switch)
Pokemon Shining Pearl - Nov 19th (Switch)
The Eternal Cylinder - Nov 19th (PS4, Xbox)
The Jackbox Party Pack 7 - Nov 19th (Xbox, Switch)
Farming Simulator 22 - Nov 22nd (PS4, PS5, Xbox, PC)
Gas Guzzlers Extreme - Nov 23rd (PS4, PS5, Switch)
My Universe: Interior Designer - Nov 23rd (PS4, Switch)
My Universe: Puppies and Kittens - Nov 23rd (PS4)
Cricket 22 - Nov 24th (PS4, PS5, Xbox)
Evil Genius 2 - Nov 29th (PS4, PS5, Xbox)
MXGP 2021 - Nov 29th (PS4, PS5, Xbox)
Oddworld: Soulstorm Enhanced Edition - Nov 29th (Xbox)
Beyond A Steel Sky - Nov 30th (PS5, Switch)
Miss last month's update? Check out October 2021's releases right here!