It’s probably fair to say that the more time passes, the more Sony seems to be leaving the PS4 behind. While the console is still certainly packing a punch when it comes to exclusives and game releases, each month leaves PS4 gamers with less and less to look forward to on the horizon.
Of course, it’s probably a savvy idea to upgrade if you’ve got the money and the means; PS5 consoles are pretty widespread now, and it’s not difficult to get ahold of one like it was during the console’s early days on release.
However, if you’re still clinging to your PS4 and you’re determined to get whatever you can from it before you upgrade to a PS5, we fully understand, as it’s a wonderful machine that still has a lot to give. Here are the best PS4 games to look forward to in November 2023.
Thirsty Suitors (November 2nd)
Games like Thirsty Suitors make us happy that the indie sphere is thriving in the way that it is. This is a unique, intriguing game with a fascinating mix of genres on display, as well as a ton of apparent influences that make us excited to check it out.
Get this: Thirsty Suitors is a skateboarding adventure with cooking elements, and one in which you must do battle with your exes in climactic, cinematic turn-based battles. Try to wrap your head around that one.
It tells the story of Jala, a young woman who must juggle various responsibilities in her life, and the colour scheme and aesthetic are just as vibrant as you’d expect from such a lively mixture of styles.
Jumanji: Wild Adventures (November 3rd)
Admittedly, movie tie-in games often don’t have a lot to offer, but Jumanji: Wild Adventures looks like it could be fun for a few hours, especially if you play it alongside a few friends and grab some snacks to dip into as you play.
This cheerful co-op adventure casts you as characters from the recent Jumanji reboots-come-followups, so you’ll be seeing a lot of Karen Gillan, The Rock, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black, or at least of the characters they play.
With plenty of levels to explore, third-person brawler-style combat to enjoy, and secrets to uncover, Jumanji: Wild Adventures looks to have a rather pleasing old-school vibe to it. Just don’t go in expecting a triple-A-level masterpiece and you’re bound to have some fun.
Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name (November 9th)
Kazuma Kiryu makes his triumphant return in Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name (although arguably, he was never really away from the Like a Dragon franchise for any significant length of time).
This game takes place after Yakuza 6 saw Kiryu head into the proverbial undergrowth by faking his own death. It revolves around a mysterious figure who wants to expose Kiryu and force him out of hiding.
If you weren’t a big fan of the turn-based combat offered by Yakuza: Like a Dragon, this one may be more your speed, as it returns to the classic action-based brawling of the Yakuza series before Ichiban made his debut.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III (November 10th)
For now, Activision is still releasing Call of Duty games on last-gen platforms, although there’s always a chance that this year’s instalment will be the last one you see on PS4. Better make the most of it while you can!
Modern Warfare III takes place directly after Modern Warfare II and once again tells the story of Captain Price, this time pitting our hero against Vladimir Makarov, who is essentially the Call of Duty version of a James Bond-style supervillain.
Expect Call of Duty’s signature tight gunplay in both the single-player campaign and the multiplayer modes, which will also include the series’ biggest zombie map to date this time around.
Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections (November 17th)
If you’re a fan of Naruto…well, frankly, you’ve probably already pre-ordered this one, but if by some miracle you haven’t, this should definitely be on your radar, as it looks to be a thoroughly faithful adaptation of the anime.
Collecting together a huge roster of more than 130 characters, Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections offers highlights from all the way through Naruto’s journey, beginning at the start and ending at the final battle.
Along the way, you’ll relive the story of Naruto and Sasuke’s rivalry, taking part in lightning-fast combat that also features a simplified input mode if you prefer not to grapple with long-winded combos and difficult button sequences.
Persona 5 Tactica (November 17th)
Also arriving on PlayStation 4 in November is Persona 5 Tactica, a strategy RPG brought to you by Atlus, the same folks behind the wildly successful Persona series of JRPGs.
As you’ve probably guessed, Persona 5 Tactica is specifically a spinoff of Persona 5, and will feature Joker, Skull, Panther, and the rest of the Phantom Thieves as they go toe-to-toe with an enemy they’ve never encountered before.
The tactical combat looks both deep and accessible, and you’ll be able to utilise a wide variety of different skills and tools in your mission to dispatch the Legionnaires. If you’re a fan of Persona 5, as well as strategy RPGs like Disgaea or the Mario + Rabbids games, then you should have this one on your radar already.