NOVEMBER 2017 PS4 VIDEO GAME RELEASES
(WEEKS ONE & TWO: OCT. 1-14)
The fall season is here, a time that typically sees the launch of some of the industry’s biggest gaming franchises. This year looks set to be no different with everything from huge AAA IPs to intriguing smaller experiences landing on Sony’s console in November.
The first week starts with a bang as Activision’s Call of Duty WW2 arrives on Nov. 3, marking the series’ big return to “boots on the ground” style action. Abandoning the futuristic science fiction setting of Advanced and Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty WW2 takes us back to the D-Day landings of 1944, storming the beaches of Normandy in a new campaign that looks like a gritty and realistic portrayal of the conflict.
Less than a week later, a thrill-ride of fast-paced driving and chaotic chase sequences ensues with Need for Speed: Payback. Although you might have to pause the action temporarily while you playthrough the Frozen Wilds, the DLC for the hugely successful PS4 exclusive, Horizon Zero Dawn. The Frozen Wilds sees Aloy travel to a mysterious mountain in the heart of Banuk territory, exploring new cultures and forging new relationships. Players can make use of a host of new weapons and an increased level cap.
There’s no let up at all moving into week two, with Sonic’s next 3D platforming adventure, Forces, arriving for PS4. Forces combines the side-scrolling and 3D gameplay we’ve seen in previous games, except this time running on a gorgeous new graphical engine at 60 frames-per-second. Better still, there’s an all-new character creation “Hero” mode that allows players to design their own characters. Other releases include IO Interactive’s Hitman Game of the Year edition, a compilation of every episode from the critically acclaimed stealth-action game.
The week ends with Star Wars Battlefront 2 launching on Oct. 14. The sequel title to 2015’s multiplayer-only title introduces a beautiful seven-hour single-player campaign and space combat — both features that were sorely missed in the first game. The franchise’s sizable following in combination with hype for the upcoming Star Wars movie will make this one a popular choice for many.
The other notable release at the end of week two sees The Sims 4 release on console. The popular life simulation game has had huge success on PC, and the PS4 version packs all the same content to look forward to. There’s also a remaster of L.A Noire and Bioshock’s 10th Anniversary edition out at the very end of the week, must-play experiences for those that haven’t already had the pleasure, or a great definitive edition for longtime fans.
November 2017’s first two weeks of PS4 releases:
- Nov. 3 – Call of Duty WW2
- Nov. 3 – .hack//G.U Last Recode
- Nov. 7 – Hands of Fate 2
- Nov. 7 – Need for Speed Payback
- Nov. 7 – Horizon Zero Dawn: Frozen Wilds DLC
- Nov. 7 – ATV Drifts and Tricks
- Nov. 7 – The Elder Scrolls Online: Clockwork City
- Nov. 7 – Jeopardy
- Nov. 7 – Hitman: Game of the Year Edition
- Nov. 14 – Road Rage
- Nov. 14 – Star Wars Battlefront 2
- Nov. 14 – Cat Quest
- Nov. 14 – Demon Gaze II
- Nov. 14 – Farming Simulator 17: Platinum Edition
- Nov. 14 – Ben 10
- Nov. 14 – BioShock: 10th Anniversary Edition
- Nov. 14 – L.A Noire
- Nov. 14 – Cities: Skylines – Snowfall
- Nov. 14 – Trove Adventures