Last month saw quite a few big video game releases, which included the likes of the highly rated Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Alan Wake 2, and Super Mario Bros. Wonder. And if you thought, well, that’s it – 2023, which has been a year of absolutely tremendous releases, is done for, right? Well, nope! With two months to go for the year to end, there are some heavy hitters still to bat, and it looks quite exciting.
With games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2, The Day Before, and more, November is jam-packed with game releases to open up your wallet for.
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Here are some of the best games to play in Nov 2023
Puzzle | PC, PlayStation, Xbox | Nov 2
The Talos Principle 2
If you like games like Portal, then The Talos Principle should be right up your alley. The sequel features an expanded gameplay set and over 120 puzzles to bend your mind over. Beyond the puzzles, the game also has an intriguing story that mulls over the purpose of humankind and the nature of the cosmos.
Football | PC, PlayStation, Xbox | Nov 6
Football Manager 2024
You think you can manage a football team better than Pep Guardiola? Well, developers Sports Interactive have the game for you.
This year’s iteration features set-piece coaches, a new Dynamics system that gives an insight into player personalities, an enhanced training module, ability to sell players, and compatibility with last year edition’s save files.
However, you might want to reconsider purchasing the new edition if the new feature set doesn’t excite you enough. The developers have promised a big overhaul of the series, codenamed Project Dragonfly, for next year and we will have to wait and see what that entails.
Fighter | PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch | Nov 7
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2
The original Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl released just a couple of years ago in 2021, so seeing a sequel for an online brawler is a bit weird but it is how it is. Regardless, the sequel will bring a stellar roster of characters, including Sponebob SquarePants, SquidWard Tentacles, Jimmy Neutron, and TMNT. Each will have their own unique move set and new cinematic supers, while the game will bring gameplay and visual improvements along with a new single-player campaign.
Act-Adv | PC, PlayStation, Xbox | Nov 8
Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name
Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name is simultaneously one of the longest game titles we have ever seen, and also the coolest one. Part of the long-running Yakuza series, and a new installment in the spin-off the main series, The Man Who Erased His Name takes place between Yakuza 6 and Yakuza: Like a Dragon.
Dragon Gaiden aims to mix traditional Yakuza action-adventure with a splash of James Bond. The game will feature the series original protagonist, Kazuma Kiryu, who sets out on a new adventure as a secret agent. Players will be able to employ two fighting styles: the usual street brawler that has been the staple of the series, as well as the new Agent style which relies on using high-tech gadgets and more!
FPS | PC, PlayStation, Xbox | Nov 8
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III
The big daddy of all releases, Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III is all ready to set the sales charts ablaze this month.
The game will feature a single-player campaign that will pick up from the events of Modern Warfare 2, and will feature a new big bad in Vladimir Makarov, a devilish ultranationalist terrorist. Besides that, the game will also see a return of the fan-favorite Zombie mode with a story set after the events of 2019’s Modern Warfare.
The game will also feature 16 multiplayer maps from Modern Warfare 2, as well as 12 new maps post-launch. Fans can also look forward to the inclusion of features like map voting and the classic “red dot” minimap from the previous games.
MMO Shooter | PC | Nov 10
The Day Before
We are tentatively adding The Day Before on this list because it is still not clear that the game will actually release, despite the developer claiming otherwise. With a series of long delays, a delisting from Steam over a trademark dispute, and not to mention the months of radio since from the developers, things are up in the air so to speak.
The Day Before is pegged as ‘The Last of Us meets The Division’, and is set in a world that’s overrun by zombies following a killer pandemic. The game received a lot of attention when it was initially announced, owing much to its stellar visuals.
RPG | Nintendo Switch | Nov 17
Super Mario RPG
A remake of 1996’s Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars for Super Nintendo, Super Mario RPG has been built from the ground up with updated visuals and soundtrack. The remake also adds new battle mechanics, easy mode, harder boss battles post-game, and a new bestiary mode.
Tactical | PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch | Nov 17
Persona 5 Tactica
Atlas’ new Persona 5 Tactics mixes the ‘chibi’ art style of Persona Q and the turn-based tactical combat of the Fire Emblem series. Players will control a party of three on a grid-based map, with turn-based combat, grid movement, weapon and elemental affinities and more.
Mufaddal Fakhruddin has been writing about games and technology for the past 15 years. He has lost count as to how many reviews he has written over the years, but he is sure headphone reviews make up at least 70% of that.