The summer gaming drought has technically been over for a month or two, but November is when things are really going to get good for the PS4 in 2015. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and Fallout 4 are the big names that’ll be hitting shelves next month, but there are definitely some other fantastic titles that we’ll finally be able to get our hands on come November. This is a list of the best of them, in order of release date.
Need for Speed: Nov 3
Need for Speed has had its ups and downs over the past 20 years, but this title has promised to offer a kind of “Greatest Hits” type of experience, taking the police chases from Hot Pursuit, the customization from Underground and the expansive open worlds from the more recent games and putting them all together to create the ultimate Need for Speed experience. Previews have said the cars control well and the graphics are fantastic, so if you’ve ever enjoyed a NFS game in the past, this one will be worth looking into.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3: Nov 6
Yet another CoD gets released in November, but unlike some of the more recent titles in the franchise, this one looks and feels great (as long as it plays like the beta). Tons of new multiplayer features are introduced, such as the “specialist abilities,” and old features are improved upon (the exo movements in Advanced Warfare, specifically) to make the first CoD in ages that actually feels balanced. Also included is the much-loved “zombie mode,” a fully-fledged campaign, and extra modes such as “freerun,” which looks like it’s going to be a blast.
Fallout 4: Nov 10
Bethesda made a brilliant decision when it waited to unveil its newest game in the same year that it’s being released. Fallout, in addition to The Elder Scrolls, is Bethesda’s biggest franchise, and number 4 is looking like it’s going to be just as incredible as 3 was. Taking place in post-apocalyptic Boston, Fallout 4 will re-invent the franchise by adding new classes, abilities, enemies, environments, etc. while still staying true to the core of what Fallout is all about. If you’re looking for a good single player game that will last you through the winter and beyond, this is the one to pick up.
Star Wars: Battlefront: Nov 17
Developed by DICE, Star Wars: Battlefront is the much-anticipated 3rd installment in the Battlefront franchise, and it’s going to do an excellent job of taking players into a galaxy far, far away. Battles on Endor, Hoth, and planets from the new movie (out in December) will really make you feel like you’re in the Star Wars world like no other game could, and it’s going to be awesome. The graphics and sound design make up for everything the gameplay lacks (at least when it comes to the beta), so pick this one up if you’re a huge Star Wars nerd.
Deadpool: Nov 17
If you didn’t get a chance to check out Deadpool last gen, here’s your chance. The merc with a mouth gets his own game in which you’ll be slicing, dicing and shooting your way through countless enemies. It’s nothing groundbreaking, but you’ll get a kick out of the title if you’re a Marvel or Deadpool fan. The fact that it’s ten dollars cheaper than a typical release (only costing you $50), makes it a little easier to pick this one up come November. It would also make a great gift for your favorite Marvel fan.
In the second official DLC for TES:O, players will be able to finally explore the Orc culture in The Elder Scrolls universe. With over 20 hours of story content, this promises to be even bigger than the previous DLC by allowing players to explore the mountainous region of Wrothgar and the abandoned Orc capital that lies within. The new features, quests and more are available for free to ESO plus members and for an affordable price to non-members. Along with the DLC comes a base game patch that will fix a lot of bugs and add new features to the game (including subtitles, finally!).
Bloodborne: GOTY Edition: Nov 27
If you haven’t had a chance to play Bloodborne yet, you’ll have no excuse after Nov 27 rolls around. The Bloodborne: Game of the Year Edition includes the base game and all of the DLC, including The Old Hunters, which is released only a few days before the GOTY edition hits shelves. Bloodborne is a game from the creators of Dark Souls and Demon Souls, and it’s just as unforgiving… but for how unforgiving it is, it’s also incredibly rewarding, and definitely worth a purchase if you like a challenge.