The holiday season rushes upon video game players around this time of year. Luckily, this means it's a ripe time to purchase the best games the industry has to offer right around November. Whether you're buying a game for someone else or for yourself, this month is going to offer plenty of interesting choices.
Exciting ports to PC are happening in November, most notably with the release of "Red Dead Redemption II" on computers. And while the postponement of "Doom Eternal" to March 2020 is disappointing, perhaps the first home console release of a main-line Pokémon game will serve as a consolation. "Pokémon Sword" and "Pokémon Shield" release in mid-November. In addition to this bold move by Nintendo, a new "Star Wars" game will be published in November by publisher EA.
There is no shortage of games releasing in November, so be sure to mark on your calendars when your most anticipated video games release this month.
“Red Dead Redemption II” (November 5)
While “Red Dead Redemption II” already released on consoles, its absence on PC was duly noted by outraged gamers. Such a cry of betrayal went up in the fandom, but with the news that it’s being ported onto PC recently announced, their frustration should be assuaged. Rockstar Games’ Western masterpiece about outlaws on the run is about to make its appearance on the PC scene.
“Death Stranding” (November 8)
Hideo Kojima’s secretive nature has kept fans on edge for months now. Vague rumors and mystifying gameplay clips are all that has been released to the public about “Death Stranding.” However, with Kojima’s outstanding pedigree in game development, fans should not be disappointed when the intriguing game is finally released.
“Astroneer” (November 15)
If “Minecraft” is becoming stale for you, then the delightful romp that is “Astroneer” is set to release on the PS4 in November. A sandbox game set in the far reaches of space, players can explore the possibilities of strange planets at their leisure. The game is already available on Xbox One and PC, but “Astroneer” jumping onto the PlayStation 4 is only good news for gamers.
“Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order” (November 15)
It’s always an exciting time when a “Star Wars” game releases, and EA’s “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order” is no exception. With the ninth film in the main saga set to release in December, “Fallen Order” is in prime position to boost anticipation for the movie. Telling an all-new story in the familiar, sci-fi universe is a gamble we’re hoping pays off for EA and gamers alike.
List of November 2019 releases:
Nov. 5: "Just Dance 2020" — PS4, Xbox One, Wii, Switch, Stadia
Nov. 5: "Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020" — Switch
Nov. 5: "Planet Zoo" — PC
Nov. 5: "Red Dead Redemption II" — PC
Nov. 7: "Garfield Kart: Furious Racing" — PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Nov. 8: "Death Stranding" — PS4
Nov. 8: "Disney Tsum Tsum Festival" — Switch
Nov. 8: "Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy – Deluxe Edition" — Switch
Nov. 8: "Need for Speed Heat" — PS4, Xbox One, PC
Nov. 8: “New Super Lucky’s Tale” — Switch
Nov. 11: “Romancing SaGa 3” — PS4, PS Vita, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Nov. 14: “Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition” — PC
Nov. 14: “Stormland” — Oculus Rift
Nov. 15: “Astroneer” — PS4
Nov. 15: “Jumanji: The Video Game” — PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Nov. 15: “Pokémon Sword” — Switch
Nov. 15: “Pokémon Shield” — Switch
Nov. 15: “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order” — PS4, Xbox One, PC
Nov. 19: “Shenmue III” — PS4, PC
Nov. 22: “Civilization VI” — PS4, Xbox One
Nov. 22: “Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts” — PS4, Xbox One, PC