Gaming Releases to look forward to in November
Dirt 5 | November 6 The latest off-road racing game from Codemasters. The Dirt games are typically pretty good, and this one includes all four expected elements: mud, snow, ice, and sand.
Assassin's Creed: Valhalla | November 10 Although he didn't do much assassinating when he played Valhalla back in July, Wes thought the next Assassin's Creed could be a good one. It takes inspiration from The Witcher 3, with important decisions cropping up during story quests, and includes the usual Ubisoft open-world game accouterments: points of interest, treasure and secrets and loot to find, and of course things to climb. (Were Vikings known for their climbing skills?)
Prodeus | November 10 Another throwback shooter, Prodeus renders pixely art reminiscent of games like Doom with shiny surfaces, dynamic lighting, and particle effects for a retro-but-modern look.
Destiny 2: Beyond Light | November 10 Destiny 2's next expansion brings a new elemental power, called Stasis, a new raid, and a new location: Jupiter's frozen moon Europa, aka "the snow and ice level." Every game needs one.
The Falconeer | November 10 A dogfighting game, except you're riding on the back of a falcon instead of flying a plane. Rachel has been enjoying it a lot.
Godfall | November 12 A co-op melee action game that the developers are calling a "looter-slasher" it doesn't quite have the same ring to it as "looter-shooter," but it tells you what you need to know.
Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War | November 13 The next Call of Duty might be overshadowed by changes to Call of Duty: Warzone, the free-to-play battle royale spin-off that, hopefully, will get a big map update to coincide with Treyarch's new campaign and regular CoD multiplayer modes. There's also the return of Zombies to look forward to.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon | November 13 It's already out in Japan, but the next Yakuza game will be new to us when it releases on PC in November. The new Yokohama setting and turn-based combat shake things up along with a new lead character, Ichiban Kasuga.
Cris Tales | November 17 A JRPG-style game (Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy 6 are cited as influences) with turn-based combat and a neat sounding time manipulation system that lets you "experience the past, present, and future simultaneously."
Cyberpunk 2077 | November 19 You may have heard of it. CD Projekt's next big RPG after The Witcher 3. Cyberpunk 2077 promises a big open world loads of side quests, and Keanu Reeves.
Football Manager 2021 | November 24 The endlessly evolving management sim is, unsurprisingly, back for another season. While the easily amused wander around Night City in Cyberpunk 2077, you can spend your time fiddling with finance spreadsheets in a proper PC game.