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God of War: Ragnarök to Warzone 2.0, the best games to be released in November

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After last month’s flurry of AAA game launches, you’d naturally expect the next few days to be a barren wasteland. But by November, PlayStation is rolling in with God of War Ragnarök, an epic title that promises a bleak father-son story, pausing regularly to cleave incoming hordes of monsters. Closely follows Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0, an expansion to Activision’s free-to-play battle royale game, which introduces the massive Al Mazrah map. Fans may recognize the setting from the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 remake campaign segment.

On the handheld front, we have Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the first open-world RPGs in the monster-hunting franchise, raising the bar with new online features, such as a co-op mode, as you participate in Tera Raid battles and explore the Paldea region. Nintendo Switch also brings Hazelight’s upbeat award-winning It Takes Two, where you team up with a friend and take control of the bickering couple of Cody and May, tasked with solving countless puzzles. It launches on the platform on November 9th and comes with a Friend’s Pass – like everywhere else – so only one of the players needs to own the game.

The co-op fun extends to Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, as you’re dropped into the ruthless beehive city of Tertium to face off against bloodthirsty foes – a heretical sect called the Admonition, who want to seize control of the planet Atoma Prime. After all that hunting, you may need to relax a little. So why not turn into an annoying farm animal and wreak havoc on a sandbox town in Goat Simulator 3?

Football Highlights

With that, here are the eight biggest titles coming to PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X in November 2022.

When: November 8
Where: Android, iPad, iOS, Mac, PC, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X

Take the reins of a football club and battle it out with other top managers of the world in Football Manager 2023. Over the years, the series has provided unparalleled tactical simulation gameplay for football management. This time the manager AI is even more realistic than before with a revised decision making. The match engine has also been updated with animations for new players.

Finally, Football Manager 2023 includes the UEFA Champions League, as well as other UEFA club competitions such as the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Europa Conference League. The game also features a revamped scouting and recruiting system, which allows you to develop a world-class team by developing players from your youth squad.

Sonic Limits

When: November 8
Where: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X

Sega’s upcoming platformer brings a new twist to the popular speedster, with plenty of open space to run and fight. Set in the clouds, the Starfall Islands is where the protagonist is stranded and must battle enemies on five massive islands. In Sonic Frontiers you can also do side missions, solve puzzles, climb tall buildings or go fishing if you want.

Developer Sonic Team has also added portals to enter Cyber ​​Space levels, with a variety of challenges. You must discover the remains of an ancient civilization to protect the inhabitants of the Starfall Islands from a massive robot threat.

God of War Ragnarok

When: November 9
Where: PS4, PS5

Three years after the events of 2018’s God of War, Kratos and a now-teenage Atreus must journey to the Nine Realms in search of answers, as the Asgardian forces prepare for Ragnarök, a prophesied battle that will bring the end of days and the death of several Norse gods.

Along the way, players can explore mythical landscapes on God of War: Ragnarök, wriggling through countless enemies in the form of gods and monsters. Even Freya, aka the Witch of the Woods, is now on your trail, in a quest to avenge her dead son Baldur. The former Queen of the Valkyries was last heard looking for her wings and promised a thrilling battle as a secondary antagonist.

God of War Ragnarök expands the combat element by introducing new combos and abilities, such as a grapple mechanic, where Kratos can use the Blades of Chaos to click on raised surfaces and pull himself up. There’s now shield armor for both parry and block play styles, along with the ability to infuse weapons with elemental attacks such as ice or fire, and deal extra damage by freezing or burning enemies respectively.

Watch the Story Trailer for God of War Ragnarök

Freya is back to take revenge on Kratos
Photo credit: Santa Monico Studio

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0

When: November 16
Where: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0, billed as a “completely revamped experience,” brings into play the Al Mazrah map, a meticulously crafted arena of coastal towns, deserts, rocky peaks, and an entire city to explore.

Set in Western Asia, the map introduces erratic weather conditions, resulting in multiple smaller safe zones/circles – forcing players to come out of hiding and come up with a new strategy. This is in addition to the brand new swim mechanic, which allows operators to dive deep underwater and participate in water battles, although it is limited to handguns/pistols.

The Gulag is also being revamped, with 2v2 matches that revive you and drop you back into the game, with all the gear you loot from prison. Optionally, players can hunt for AI guards, who have the key to the cells, and escape combat free. Activision also plans to expand Battle Royale to mobile, with specific events and playlists, and “deep customization options.”

Goat Simulator 3

When: November 17
Where: PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S

The third installment in the popular (and somewhat wacky) Goat Simulator series takes place on the gigantic island of San Angora. The gameplay of Goat Simulator 3 is similar to the original title. You must headbutt, lick and triple jump across the island as you discover new regions, complete challenges and participate in various events.

You also have access to a multiplayer mode that lets you team up with a “herd” of four friends for even more mayhem. And you can also customize your goat with skill-infused gear, according to developer Coffee Stain.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

When: November 18
Where: Transfer

These are the first open-world RPGs in the Pokémon franchise, bringing a slew of newly discovered Pokémons to the Paldea region. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have taken the revolutionary step of letting you explore the world in random order, rather than being limited by a story.

In addition to trading and participating in Pokémon battles, you can also invite up to three friends to explore the world of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet together. At the start of your journey, you can choose from three new starter Pokemon: Sprigatito, Quaxly, or Fuecoco. The developer has also revealed other new Pokémons such as Koraidon, Cyclizarm, and Pawmi.

Evil West

When: November 22
Where: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X

The upcoming title of Focus Entertainment puts you in the shoes of one of the last agents in a top secret vampire hunting institute. Your task is to free the US from a looming vampire threat by engaging in visceral combat with firearms, a lightning-powered gauntlet, and other powerful gadgets. While taking on the creatures alone, you can upgrade your weapons and tools for a more effective hunt. Evil West will also feature a perks system that can be used to improve and develop your skills as you progress through the game.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide

When: November 30
Where: PC, Xbox Series S/X

The city of Tertium is threatened by an overwhelming tidal wave of darkness. It’s up to you and your friends to defeat bloodthirsty hordes of enemies and eradicate the seeds of corruption before they take hold. Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is a co-op-focused first-person shooter that pits four players against waves of AI enemies.

Darktide allows you to fully customize your character’s physical appearance, voice, origin, unique traits and abilities. The game offers a combination of melee combat and gunplay as you face enemies in violent encounters in the dystopian Warhammer 40,000 world.

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