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Major New PC Games Worth Playing This November

In Gaming, Op-Ed by Xardas1 Comment

October has been a pretty crazy month for gaming but, if some reason, you didn’t enjoy most of the the titles released last month don’t worry because November has just as many great games to offer. Even though there will be a number of promising indies to look forward to, we are mostly interested in the big hitters launching this month, so expect to see plenty of those on this list. Also, many of these games are multi-platform releases but just as the title suggests, we are only going to discuss the PC versions of the big titles launching throughout November 2016.

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

The latest Call of Duty game has certainly received its fair share of hate earlier this year, with its announcement trailer even managing to become one of the most disliked videos in Youtube history. Despite all the negativity surrounding it, however, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare remains one of the most highly anticipated titles of the month for a lot of military FPS fans. In fact, a lot of the footage revealed since the aforementioned trailer suggests that Infinite Warfare might actually not be as bad as we initially thought if we look at it as a standalone futuristic shooter and don’t compare it to previous entries in the series. Having said that, if you’re looking for an old school Call of Duty game you may want to look into Modern Warfare Remastered instead, which comes with the Legacy Edition of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Both Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered will be available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One starting November 4.

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Tyranny

Tyranny might not be as well-known as some of the other titles on this list but it’s definitely worth looking into if you’re a PC gamer. The upcoming title is an isometric RPG developed by Obsidian Entertainment exclusively for the PC. On the off chance you haven’t heard about Obsidian before, they are the same people responsible for highly acclaimed titles such as Kotor II, Neverwinter Nights 2, Fallout: New Vegas, and South Park: The Stick of Truth, to name just a few. More recently, the company has been praised for its work on Pillars of Eternity, a game that shares many similarities with Tyranny. Unlike Pillars of Eternity, however, Tyranny is set in a much darker world where evil reigns supreme and the player takes the role of a Dredd-like character who acts as judge, jury, and executioner. Tyranny is scheduled to launch on November 10 for PC.

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Dishonored 2

If you loved the original Dishonored chances are that you are going to enjoy this one even more. Dishonored 2 is very much a traditional sequel which expands upon everything that was good about the original formula by offering a similar level of quality gameplay but with even more stuff to do. This time around, we’ll have a bigger world to explore and we can pick between two playable characters in the form of Corvo and Emily. Choosing to play as one character over the other will provide a very different experience as each of the two characters offers a unique playstyle. Earlier this week, Bethesda revealed that we can also expect a much deeper customization system for Dishonored 2 complete with more powers, Bonecharms, and blueprints to acquire. All in all Dishonored 2 looks to be the most promising new release coming out this month judging by what has been revealed so far. Dishonored 2 is scheduled to launch on November 11 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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Killing Floor 2

While it probably would have been more fitting to release this game in time for Halloween, we’re definitely happy that Killing Floor 2 is finally coming out later this month. Tripwire Interactive’s FPS has been in Early Access since April of 2015 and has received overall positive reviews so far. The promising pre-release reviews were perhaps to be expected as the developers put a lot of work into making the sequel even better than the original, which was a fairly well received game in its own right. With Killing Floor 2, players can expect an even more visceral experience thanks to the proprietary persistent blood system that cranks the gore up to eleven. In addition, the AI has also been greatly improved in order to provide a more serious challenge for those who like a good amount of punishment with their games. Killing Floor 2 is scheduled to launch on November 18 for PC and PS4.

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Darksiders: Warmastered Edition

I wasn’t even sure if I should mention this one since it’s technically not a new release and also not much of an upgrade for PC gamers. Having said that, the original Darksiders came out more than six years ago so chances are that some of the younger gamers haven’t picked it up when it was initially launched. Darksiders: Warmastered Edition is mostly aimed at console gamers, however, there are also a couple of improvements for the PC, including a few new video options and support for 4K monitors. Unlike Darksiders II: Deathfinitive Edition, it doesn’t sound like this remake will be free or even discounted for those who owned the original, so I would only recommend picking up Darksiders: Warmastered Edition if you don’t already own the original. It’s definitely a great game even after all this time but not really worth the $20 price tag on PC given the lack of substantial improvements for the platform. Darksiders: Warmastered Edition is scheduled to launch on November 23 for PC and November 22 for PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U.

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Watch Dogs 2

Last but not least, Watch Dogs 2 is also coming out this month and promises to be a lot better than its predecessor. Unlike the original, Watch Dogs 2 will reportedly put a lot of emphasis on hacking mechanics and stealth elements so expect it to be more than yet another generic third-person shooter. In addition, the new setting looks a lot more stylized and colorful this time around complete with quirky characters and a brand new protagonist that actually seems interesting for a change. In short, Watch Dogs 2 doesn’t take itself too seriously, however, it’s not exactly silly either. Interestingly enough, the folks over at Ubisoft Montreal consulted a number of real-life hackers for this project and have developed the game with their feedback in mind. While it’s unlikely that the hacking mechanics will be completely realistic, we can at least expect a higher level of authenticity from the sequel. Watch Dogs 2 is scheduled to launch on November 15 for PS4 and Xbox One but will only arrive on the PC on November 29.

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Xardas thinks that gaming is the best thing that ever happened to mankind and he wants you to know it, too. Sure, you'll sometimes find him writing about some other stuff as well, but at the end of the day he always come back to check on what's been happening in the gaming industry, and to share his findings with you guys.
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