The Month in Games – November 2023

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2023 might be entering the penultimate month, but there’s no slowing down on the gaming front. Protecting your city, planning your best moves and squads, stepping into legend and building a better future are just some of the adventures that await players this November.


RoboCop: Rogue City

Protect and serve the people of Old Detroit in this new story in the world of RoboCop. Set between the events of RoboCop 2 and 3, RoboCop: Rogue City follows Alex Murphy – a promising officer gunned down by drug dealers only to be brought back to life using cybernetics – as he tracks down a new threat to the people of his city. During this case, your decisions as a player will matter, as they will impact those around Murphy and have the power to alter your path of discovery and the overall outcome of the mission to put an end to this new crime spree once and for all.

Players who pre-order will receive the Vanguard Pack, which includes a blue armour skin from RoboCop 2 and the Pitch Black skin for the Auto-9 weapon. The Alex Murphy Edition includes a copy of the game, 48 hours early access, digital artbook, Damaged Armour skin, Prototype Auto-9 skin and the OCP Shotgun as a secondary weapon.

RoboCop: Rogue City will be available on Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5 and PC from November 2*


The Talos Principle II

Adventure into a new world in this puzzling sequel. For The Talos Principle II, players are born into a world where biological humans are long extinct, but human culture lives on in a city of robots. It will be up to players to discover this world and what it means to those who inhabit it. As you explore, players will discover there is more to this city than what can be seen at first glance, as the choices faced will make players question everything they know about humanity. From the hope of a better tomorrow that now lies broken, to the fear of repeating the mistakes of lost humanity, The Talos Principle II will take players on a mind-bending journey of discovery.

Players who pre-order will receive a discount on their purchases. The Talos Principle II will also be available as part of a bundle with the first instalment of the series.

The Talos Principle II will be available on Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5 and PC from November 2*


Football Manager 2024

Find the best way to win in this year’s Football Manager. For the 2024 edition, every aspect of the game has been upgraded. From player movement and environment lighting to the highs and lows of the transfer market, players will be tested on their managerial skills right from day one. A new Set Piece creator, with their own set of coaches, will allow players to have an even bigger impact on the pitch by putting together custom manoeuvres to try and outplay their opponents. From those looking to build a club from the ground up to those chasing the silverware right away, there is something for every style of manager to get stuck into. For those looking to build on their legacy, Football Manager 2024 will allow Football Manager 2023 players to import their existing career information to pick up on their quest for glory where they left off.

Players who pre-order on PC via either Steam or the Epic Games store will unlock early access to the game, with a 10% discount also available via pre-orders on select platforms.

Football Manager 2024 will be available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch and PC from November 6*


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III

The war is about to change forever is the latest from Call of Duty. Picking up the story immediately after the events of Modern Warfare II, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III joins Captain Price and Task Force 141 as they prepare to face off the ultimate threat – Vladimir Makarov. With Makarov looking to extend his empire further across the world, it will be up to Task Force 141 to stop him, by any means necessary. This time, there is no clear solution to the mission; it will be up to each player to decide how they want the team to proceed at each stage. All guns blazing in a head-on assault or sticking to the shadows for a more stealthy approach – the choice is yours alone to make.

The Standard Edition includes a copy of the game, Zombie Ghost operator skin and is available as a cross-gen bundle on console. The Vault Edition includes the game, early campaign access, Nemesis Operator pack, Zombie Ghost operator skin, two weapon vaults, 30 additional tier skips, Soul Harvester Tracer weapon blueprint and one season of Blackcell. Additionally, the PlayStation version of the game will also have a Lockpick operator pack as a bonus item.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III will be available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC from November 10*


Persona 5 Tactica

Not all is as it seems in this new chapter of the Persona franchise. In Persona 5 Tactica, the senior members of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts are about to graduate from Shujin Academy. After a meetup at Café LeBlanc, the group soon finds themselves transported to a different world. Within the bizarre realm, the citizens live under tyrannical oppression and an armed group known as Legionnaires is their right hand. With the Phantom Thieves soon surrounded by Legionnaires, they are rescued by Erina and her Rebel Corps. Joining forces with Erina, players will have to fight for the freedom of the people of this kingdom but also to find their way back home in time for graduation.  

Players who pre-order will receive 2 exclusive coasters with their game and will also unlock Orpheus Picaro and Izanagi Picaro as bonus characters. The Digital Deluxe edition includes a copy of the game, Picaro Summoning pack, Repaint Your Heart challenge pack, a Raoul Persona and a bonus weapon pack.

Persona 5 Tactica will be available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch and PC from November 17*


Gangs of Sherwood

Steal from the rich and lead a rebellion with this futuristic twist on the classic tale. In Gangs of Sherwood, players will step into the world of Robin Hood as he battles against the Sheriff of Nottingham. Armed with the Philosopher’s Stones, the Sheriff rules with a ruthless iron fist with an almost unstoppable army. Playing as one of four heroes – Robin, Marion, Friar Tuck or Little John – players must use the character’s different combat and gameplay styles to find a way through the horde to the Sheriff’s flying castle to finally end his tyranny. Working alone or with up to 3 friends, players will rob the rich and give to the poor to build their reputations and support among the people to learn new combos for battle and skills for their character.

Players who pre-order will receive the Prestige skin set to use in-game. The Digital Lionheart edition includes a copy of the game, Prestige skin set, alternative skins for Lionheart and Alan-a-Dale, a digital artbook, a digital copy of the game’s soundtrack and up to 72 hours early unlock.

Gangs of Sherwood will be available on Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5 and PC from November 30*


Free to Play

On PlayStation, there will be three free titles, which will be available on November 7* for all subscribers regardless of subscription tier. Mafia II: Definitive Edition will be available on PS4, along with Dragon Ball: The Breakers. On both PS4 and PS5 Aliens Fireteam Elite will be available to claim. As a bonus, all PlayStation Plus members will get a 15% discount for content available to purchase on the new Sony Pictures Core, with Premium & Deluxe subscribers gaining early access to new programmes on the platform, including the mind-bending Silent Hill: Ascension.

Over on Prime Gaming, nine titles will be available throughout the month for players to claim and keep for free. Those games are:

  • Rage 2: Deluxe Edition (November 2*)
  • Centipede: Recharged (November 9*)
  • Evan’s Remains (November 10*)
  • Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery (November 16*)
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (November 16*)
  • The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet of Chaos (November 22*)
  • Black Widow: Recharged (November 23*)
  • Orten Was the Case (November 30*)
  • Caverns of Mars: Recharged (November 30*)

Details on how to claim these titles, along with drops and bonus content for Diablo IV, Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, Honkai Star Rail and more, can be found on the Prime Gaming website.


Also Released This Month

November 1*:

  • Alien Hominid Invasion (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, Switch),
  • Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Switch, PC)
  • The Bed We Made (PS5, PC)

November 2*:

  • Achillies: Legends Untold (Xbox Series X/S, PS5, PC)
  • Blasphemous 2 (Xbox One, PS4),
  • For The King II (PC),
  • Phantom Galaxies (PC)
  • Plate Up! (Xbox Series X/S, PS5, Switch),
  • Powerwash Simulator (Quest),
  • Star Ocean: The Second City R (PS4, PS5, Switch, PC),
  • The Smurfs 2: The Prisoner of the Green Stone (Xbox One, XboxSeries X/S, PS4, PS5, Switch, PC),
  • Thirsty Suitors (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Switch, PC),
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Justice (Quest, PS VR2)

November 3*

  • Dreamworks All-Star Kart Racing (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Switch)
  • EA Sports WRC (Xbox Series X/S, PS5, PC)
  • Fashion Dreamer (Switch)
  • Jumanji: Wild Adventures (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Switch, PC)
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon Adventures Deluxe (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS$, PS5, Switch)
  • Warcraft Rumble (iOS, Android)
  • WarioWare: Move it! (Switch)

November 6*

  • Home Safety Hotline (PC)
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Switch, PC)
  • The Invincible (Xbox Series X/S, PS5, PC)

November 7*

  • Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden (Xbox Series X/S, PS5, PC)
  • Kill It With Fire (PS VR2)
  • Let’s Sing 2024 (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Switch)
  • Salt and Sacrifice (Switch)
  • SpellForce: Conquest of Eo (Xbox Series X/S, PS5)
  • Stray (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S)
  • Tintin Reporter: Cigars of the Pharaoh (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, PC)
  • Typecast (PC)

November 8*

  • Gunhead (PC)
  • Risk of Rain 2: Survivors of the Void (Xbox One, PS4, Switch)
  • Risk of Rain Returns (Switch, PC)
  • Saturnalia (PC)

November 9*

  • Bezerk: Recharged (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Switch, PC),
  • CATAN Super Deluxe Edition (PS4, PS5, Switch)
  • Cuisineer (PC)
  • Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, PC)
  • Wildshade: Unicorn Champions (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Switch)
  • X8 (Quest, PCVR)

November 10*

  • Air Twisters (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Switch, PC)
  • Disney Dreamlight Valley: Cosy Edition (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS5, PS5, Switch, PC)
  • Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed (Switch)
  • Spells and Secrets (PS5, Switch)
  • The Day Before (Xbox Series X/S, PS5, PC)

November 11*

  • Zero Losses (PC)

November 13*

  • Spirittea (Switch, PC)

November 14*

  • Broken Roads (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC)
  • Coral Island (Xbox Series X/S, PS5, PC)
  • Farming Simulator 22: Premium Edition (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Switch)
  • Hogwarts Legacy (Switch)
  • Invincible Presents: Atom Eve (PC)
  • KarmaZoo (Xbox Series X/S, PS5, Switch, PC)
  • Kraken Odyssey (Switch)
  • Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion Remastered (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Switch, PC)
  • UFO Robot Grendizer: The Fest of the Wolves (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5)

November 15*

  • American Arcadia (PC)
  • Ascent of Ashes (PC)
  • Checkmate Showdown (PC)
  • Teardown (Xbox Series X/S, PS5)
  • The Last Faith (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Switch, PC)

November 16*

  • Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR (Quest)
  • Eternights (PS4, PS5)
  • Flashback 2 (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Switch, PC)
  • The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Retribution Payback Edition (PS VR, PS VR2)
  • Universe for Sale (PC)

November 17*

  • Bluey: The Video Game (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Switch, PC)
  • Deep Rock Galactic (PS5)
  • My Time at Sandrock (PS5, Switch)
  • Naruto X Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Switch)
  • Super Crazy Rhythm Castle (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Switch)
  • Super Mario RPG (Switch)

November 21*

  • Pui Pui Molcar Let’s Molcar Party (Switch)

November 22*

  • Jurassic Park Classic Games Collection (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Switch, PC)

November 23*

  • Knuckle Sandwich (PC)
  • Spirit of the Island: Paradise Edition (PS5, Switch)

November 24*

  • My Time at Sandrock (PS4)
  • TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge – Anniversary Edition (PS4, PS5, Switch)

November 29*

  • Forest Grove (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, PC)

November 30*

  • Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All 2 (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Switch)
  • Biomutant (Switch)
  • Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising (PS4, PS5, PC)
  • Pixel Café (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Switch, PC)
  • Tevi (Switch, PC)
  • Truck & Logistics Simulator (PS4)

*Dates refer to UK release only. International dates may vary. Information correct at time of writing.

Words by Megan Roxburgh


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