November isn’t even done yet, and we’ve already been having a cracking month for gaming. With Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Dishonored 2 already heating things up, it’s now time for some more big sequels to make its mark ahead of the holiday season. Here’s our picks of games releasing 14-18 November 2016:
Watch Dogs 2
Release date: 15 November 2016 (Xbox One, PS4); 29 November 2016 (PC)
Ubisoft’s hack-’em-up action game lured in many fans into its dark, high-tech world, but one couldn’t help the feeling that the game wasn’t as cool as initially promised. However, it was fun and the sequel arrives this week and it’s looking to be the Watch Dogs experience we were all hoping for. Watch Dogs 2 moves the action to San Francisco with a new hacker Marcus, who, while enjoys causing chaos with his smartphone skills, also has a pension for parkour. Watch Dogs 2 looks faster, prettier, and features more gameplay variety that should please fans when it launches this week.
Assassin’s Creed: Ezio Collection
Release date: 15 November 2016 (Xbox One, PS4)
To make up for a mainline Assassin’s Creed skipping this year, Ubisoft is putting the best entries in the series into one package. Again. Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection brings Assassin’s Creed 2, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and the story’s finale, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. However, these are only the single-player campaigns and add-ons from the various game, and not the multiplayer which features in Brotherhood and Revelations. Of course, you will get the graphical upgrades you’d expect with modern remasters, including improved frame-rates, graphical fidelity, and refined visuals.
Killing Floor 2
Release date: 18 November 2016 (PS4, PC)
Killing Floor 2 is the successor to the ridiculously fun and successful original title, that was released in 2009. Like its predecessor, Killing Floor 2 is a gore-filled, co-op first-person shooter that uses a simple approach: you see something that looks messed up, and you kill it; you get money for doing it and you buy better weapons. Rinse and repeat. The enjoyment though is how addictive and brutal the gameplay is, allowing you and up to 5 other friends to team-up and unleash hell in a fight for survival. The monsters are grotesque, the guns are awesome, and if you’re looking for violence and brutality this week, then Killing Floor 2 is your game.
Cartoon Network Battle Crashers
Release date: 18 November 2016 (PS4. Xbox One, 3DS)
There’s been a lack of some classic old-school side-scrolling beat-’em-ups in recent times, but thankfully (and quite unusually) Cartoon Network is the one to change that. Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers is a new light-hearted action game that allows players to take on the game solo or via co-op, and utilise some of Cartoon Network’s most beloved character’s unique attacks and special moves to take on bad guys, bosses and overcome environmental hazards. It looks pretty fun, and we’re interested to see if there’s something special hidden in this unassuming title.
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