What's Been Your Favourite Game in November?

By Heidi Nicholas,
November's had a pretty varied mix of releases. There's been a range of genres, with everything from Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to the Ice level DLC for Human Fall Flat. Now that we're winding down towards a new year and a new generation of consoles, and now that everyone's thinking back over the games they've enjoyed, we want to know: what was your favourite in November? As with our last poll, we've thrown in a few DLC or Game Pass releases to spice things up a bit.

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order review

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

This was a big one. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was one of the most anticipated games for the second half of 2019, it features Cal Kestis and his mission to rebuild the Jedi Order in the aftermath of Order 66. The Empire are hunting Jedi survivors, and Cal's in a bit of a vulnerable position given that he's still a Padawan yet to complete his training. It released to generally favourable reviews, with our own review of Fallen Order giving it a 4 out of 5. Plus, it gives you the chance to try out lightsaber combat for yourself; along with an adorable new droid in the form of BD-1, which our review of Fallen Order labelled "the first true successor to R2-D2".

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition

This is also definitely a biggie. The Age of Empires games have a loyal and devoted fanbase, and for good reason; these games are a staple of the RTS genre. There was a lot of excitement when Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition (Win 10) was announced, and there's been plenty of time for that excitement to grow; the community has had two years to wait before that announcement came to fruition. The Definitive Edition of Age of Empires II has a number of new features to boast about, including 4K graphics, improved audio, and an expansion pack with four new civilisations and three campaigns, and released for Xbox Game Pass for PC.

We All Fall Down: DLC for We Happy Few

We All Fall Down is the third and final piece of DLC content for We Happy Few, wrapping up the fate of Wellington Wells for good. We All Fall Down is the creepy action-adventure game about a town where nearly everyone is taking Joy; a drug which keeps its users in a continuous state of ignorant bliss and stops them seeing the horrible truth about their world. We All Fall Down follows Victoria Byng, daughter of Robert Byng, a former advocate of Joy and an antagonist of the main game. She's newly off Joy and is on a mission to save Wellington Wells from itself. The DLC came with ten achievements.

Need for Speed Heat

Need for Speed Heat was another anticipated game, with players looking forward to it with both excitement and nervous anticipation. It featured a few new mechanics; among them, a day and night cycle which heavily impacts the gameplay. Daytime is for earning Bank, whilst night is for building your Rep through participating in illicit street races. Yet the police presence also changes at night, with the police forces becoming more alert and ready to hunt wrongdoers. Need for Speed Heat released to mixed reviews, but was praised as a step forwards for the series.

The Five Nights at Freddy's Series

There hasn't been a huge amount of time to enjoy the Five Nights at Freddy's series, as it only released onto Xbox One last week. Yet it's definitely one of the big surprises of November; and it was pretty unexpected to learn that it was releasing at all. The Five Nights at Freddy's games are action horrors set in Freddy Fazbear's Pizza place, where the player is usually tasked with being the night security guard and making sure nothing goes wrong. You're placed in an office with access to the cameras all around the building, but there's limited electricity; you've only got so much to control the security doors and cameras with before you run out, and the horrific animatronic animals are on the move...

Five Nights at Freddy's

Narcos: Rise of the Cartels

Narcos: Rise of the Cartels is a turn-based set in the 1980s, and based on the popular Netflix series. The game will tie into the plot of the show's first season. Players can join forces with the narcos and work on building up the Medellin Cartel's empire, or become part of the DEA and work with Agent Murphy to bring it down.

Civilization VI

2K announcement earlier this year that Civilization VI would be coming to consoles marked the first Civilization game to come to Xbox and PlayStation since 2008. The popular turn-based strategy released alongside the Civ VI Expansion Bundle, which incldued the Rise and Fall DLC, adding new Golden and Dark Ages, and the Gathering Storm DLC, which introduced players to the challenges of geology and climate on an active planet.

Bonus: Tracks - The Train Set Game

Tracks - The Train Set Game is a relaxing sandbox game which doesn't ask you to do anything more than enjoy building highly customisable and highly adorable wooden train sets, and drop off your little wooden passengers wherever they'd like to go. Couple that with a pretty easy 1000 Gamerscore and the fact that our site review gave it a solid 4 out of 5, and Tracks comes out looking pretty good.

Tracks Xbox One Review

There's been many more throughout November; from The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game to Jumanji: The Video Game. Let us know — what was your favourite? Was it one of the above, or something entirely different? Let us know what you think in the comments!
What's Been Your Favourite Game in November?
  • Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition10.68% (161)
  • Jumanji: The Video Game1.39% (21)
  • Narcos: Rise of the Cartels1.13% (17)
  • Need for Speed Heat4.51% (68)
  • Civilization VI6.76% (102)
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order37.86% (571)
  • The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game1.46% (22)
  • Tracks - The Train Set Game12% (181)
  • We All Fall Down - DLC for We Happy Few1.53% (23)
  • Citadel: Forged With Fire0.27% (4)
  • DLC: Ice Level for Human Fall Flat2.19% (33)
  • Yaga0.2% (3)
  • Munchkin: Quacked Quest1.06% (16)
  • Five Nights at Freddy's Series2.06% (31)
  • Other - let us know in the comments!16.91% (255)
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Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!