Most anticipated games of November 2021

November 2021 will be a scorching month for video games.

The player characters of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are sat in a meadow like area cooking poffins for various pokemon.

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November 2021 is one of the most varied months of the year with adventures into both fantastical worlds and the dire circumstances of the World War 2 era. Before you vroom into a vast Mexican landscape and then catch them all, let’s dive into all the games that we are anticipated for.

Battlefield 2042

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DICE is back with another entry in the Battlefield series. After a few disappointing outings, EA is hoping this will be a hit. Set within a future warfare landscape, Battlefield 2042 will let players duke it out in battles with up to 128 players in huge, engaging maps. Include some dynamic extreme weather moments, high-tech weapons, and the all-new specialist system and Battlefield 2042 is looking to be a first-person shooter to look out for in November.

It will also be coming with Battlefield Portal, a way to play classic maps from Bad Company, Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3, and even Battlefield 1942. If you’re more into co-op experiences, Battlefield 2042 also includes a new mode called Hazard Zone. We thought the beta was a technical mess, so hopefully, the full release will be better. It will be released on November 19 for the PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

Call of Duty: Vanguard

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Rather than going into the far future, Call of Duty: Vanguard takes us back to the World War 2 era. Featuring over 20 maps at launch, the game will come with a staggering amount of content out of the box, in addition to its single-player campaign and zombies mode. Vanguard will take the series to the next level with destructible environments and the ability to blind fire, a series first.

The maps during the beta were very entertaining, and the overall gameplay is based on the popular Call of Duty: Modern Warfare engine that fans have been clamoring to return to. It won’t feel as loosey-goosey as Black Ops Cold War. Instead, it feels solid and tight. Call of Duty: Vanguard is dropping into physical and digital stores on November 5 for the PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

Farming Simulator 22

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You’d think a farming simulator would be niche, but this game series has been doing well for Giants Software and Focus Home Interactive for close to a decade. The last entry from 2018 has a Very Positive rating on Steam with over 46,000 reviews. This new entry includes seasonal cycles and production chains, as well as many different machines and brands to utilize for your crops. The game includes real-life machines from the likes of John Deere, CLAAS, Case IH, DEUTZ-FAHR, and a lot of others from across North America and Europe in this farming sim paradise. You can also play cooperative multiplayer with a friend online. The game also offers mod support through ModHub.

Forza Horizon 5

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Rev up those engines again because Forza Horizon 5 will once again be bringing its fun-filled arcade-style racing on November 9. Releasing on the PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, Forza Horizon 5 is taking us to Mexico’s varied locales. We’ll be driving through jungles, deserts, cities, beaches, ruins, canyons, and even a volcano. That’s quite a range of places to explore. Like in Forza Horizon 4, the seasons will change as we’ll see dust storms and tropical storms, depending on the timeframe. By the way, we’ll certainly be going through Forza Horizon 5 with Doc Brown’s DeLorean. This racing open-world title will be available on day one to Xbox Game Pass subscribers. If you’re on a budget, you won’t have to hold the brakes on playing this game.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl

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Last but not least is Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl, a remake of the classic DS game. Including an all-new chibi art style, players will be able to re-experience the Sinnoh region once more. Instead of Team Rocket this time, you’ll be facing off against Team Galactic in a light-hearted adventure. This Nintendo Switch version will also include a new, “powered-up” edition of the Underground, which will, according to Nintendo, help “you dig up valuable treasure and Pokémon Fossils.”

Similar to the most recent Pokemon games in the series, you’ll be able to customize the way the protagonists look with their tops and bottoms. You can also change the way your Pokemon leave the Pokeballs with the Capsule Decoration system, which adds a sticker to the effect. You can even polish your gym badges. Try to catch a copy when the remake releases on November 19 for the Nintendo Switch.

Honorable Mentions

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise (November 5)
  • Football Manager 2022 (November 9)
  • Jurassic World Evolution 2 (November 9)
  • Just Dance 2022 (November 4)
  • Sherlock Holmes Chapter One (November 16)
  • Shin Megami Tensei 5 (November 12)
  • Skyrim: Special Edition (November 11)