In case you haven't heard, God of War Ragnarök is finally on the horizon, with a global launch date of November 9th gradually closing in by the hour. And honestly, we'd be lying if we said the vast majority of the PlayStation community won't be booking at least a few days off to soak up its latest blood-soaked voyage.
Let it be said, though, that Santa Monica Studio's most anticipated game of the year certainly isn't the only game to breach the PlayStation catalog at some point this month. The fact is, November is actually pretty well stocked in terms of new releases, with Ragnarök being just one. Question is, which of the many should you get your hands on?
5. Sonic Frontiers
Sonic is back, and in completely new open world waters to boot. Shedding its linear format for the very first time, Sonic Frontiers will bring all the classic elements to an exciting new platform, a place in which players will be invited to explore the vast new regions of Starfall Islands, unlock powerful combos, and tackle a thought-out story that revolves around the Chaos Emeralds.
Once again, Sonic Team will be packaging all the signature high-octane combat and parkour-friendly playgrounds into a jam-packed setting, which players can roam and ravage till their heart's content. It's a new leaf for Sonic, and here's hoping it'll be the foundation from which its developer will build from in later instalments.
Sonic Frontiers comes to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch and PC on November 8, 2022.
4. God of War Ragnarök
Yes, of course, it's God of War Ragnarök — the first party title that millions of gamers have allocated to their pre-order list. It's here, and it's shaping up to be one of the biggest contenders of 2022. Will it wind up winning Game of the Year, though? Now that's another question, and yet one we're eager to see answered. For now, though, its pre-release footage has got us overly hyped for what's to come, and what will eventually be following its November 9th launch.
God of War Ragnarök is the direct sequel to 2018's best-selling God of War chapter, which left a few issues unsolved: the feud with Freya, a friend-turned-enemy; the tension between Kratos and Thor following the death of Baldur; and the imminent arrival of Ragnarök, an event that prophesizes the fall of the gods. It seems that Ragnarök will draw the curtain on these events accordingly. And if it doesn't, well — God of War 3, anyone?
God of War Ragnarök comes to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on November 9, 2022.
3. Goat Simulator 3
If you didn't quite get your fill of weirdness from one of the countless animal simulators that released earlier this year, then you're in for a treat. As it turns out, Goat Simulator is back in the pilot seat for yet another episode of chaotic storytelling. Does it relate to Goat Simulator 2? No. Why? Because Goat Simulator 2 simply does not exist. And if that doesn't tell you all you need to know about Coffee Stain Studios' tongue-in-cheek humor, then I don't know what will.
Goat Simulator 3 is an upcoming third-person…thing, and one that, quite frankly, we don't know how to approach. It features an open world setting that lets players wreak havoc in as, lo and behold, a goat. It's weird, it's creative, and it's sure to tickle your funny bone if you give it the time of day. Because let's face it, who wouldn't want to headbutt a pedestrian in the groin, right? Right.
Goat Simulator 3 comes to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on November 17, 2022.
2. The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me
Supermassive Games' The Dark Pictures Anthology is just about ready to close the book on its first season, with The Devil in Me set to curate the fourth and final tale in the collection. And this is really only the beginning, what with the studio having already filed trademarks for a myriad of other games that will see it through 2028 and beyond. For now, though, the anthology revolves around The Devil in Me, a story-driven episodic adventure that will once again put players in charge of keeping a network of naïve survivors alive and well over a series of sinister trials and tribulations.
Of course, if you've slugged your way through Man of Medan, Little Hope, and House of Ashes already, then you'll no doubt know what to expect with The Devil in Me. To put it short, it'll feature a whole lot of dialogue options, QTEs, and a multitude of conclusions that tailor to the choices you make throughout the game. Question is, who will survive the story you and you alone curate?
The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me comes to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on November 18, 2022.
1. Evil West
It certainly has been a while since we've clocked a vampire game that hasn't been anything to do with either Vampyr or Vampire: The Masquerade. The good news is, then, Evil West is just about ready to fill that very gap, which will no doubt feature all the same toothy grins and bloodshed that make the cult genre the thing that it is, to begin with.
Evil West is an upcoming third-person shooter that will take players all over the American frontier, a world that has finally succumbed to the ongoing attacks executed by the supernatural monstrosities that invade its borders. As Jesse Rentier, one of the lone wolves of the last vampire-hunting organizations, you will bear the right to bruise your knuckles as you reclaim what's rightfully yours. Expect big weapons, and even bigger battles. The frontier awaits your assistance.
Evil West comes to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on November 22, 2022.
So, what's your take? Will you be picking up any of the above five games this month? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.