What’s New in Video Games: November 2018

Monday, October 29th, 2018 10:29 am

Become a Pokemon Master in Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Eevee on Switch.

October was full of major video game releases (Super Mario Party, anyone?), and November is no slouch either. With games like Pokemon: Let’s, Go Pikachu and Eevee and Fallout 76 on the horizon, November has plenty of new games for kids to enjoy on their own, and for parents to play after the littles have left the room.

Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Let’s Go, Eevee
Rated E
Appropriate for: Kids who like collecting things

Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee are the latest video games in the popular Pokemon franchise. They’re set in a world inspired by Pokemon Yellow, which was released on Game Boy in 1999, but they offer a more casual experience than traditional Pokemon role-playing games (RPGs). Each game will allow players to become a Pokemon trainer and travel the in-game world, capturing Pokemon using a capture system that’s similar to the one from Pokemon Go. If you or your kiddos have played Pokemon Go, you can transfer critters from the mobile game into Let’s Go and add them to your team. The game includes a cooperative multiplayer feature, which will allow two players to team up and explore the in-game world together. Users can also trade Pokemon and compete in Pokemon battles with other users in the same room or online.

Great If Your Kids Love: Pokemon Go, Yo-Kai Watch, Digimon

Spyro Reignited Trilogy
Rated E10+
Appropriate for: Kids who are comfortable with console controllers

Capitalizing on nostalgia for years gone by, the Spyro Reginited Trilogy contains updated versions of the first three Spyro games: Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon. Each game is full of colorful and varied platforming levels, which challenge players to help a small purple dragon named Spyro defeat enemies and collect treasures. If you played these games when you were younger, you’ll notice a major difference in the Reignited Trilogy right off the bat: the in-game worlds have been updated with new, modern graphics that give the game a fresh look, while retaining the gameplay we knew from way back when.

Great If Your Kids Love: Skylanders, Yooka-Laylee, the Lego video games

Fallout 76
Rated M
Inappropriate for young teens and children

Fallout 76 is an online multiplayer game set 25 years after nuclear war rocked the Earth. Players will leave their underground Vaults and make a new life for themselves as they explore a digital version of West Virginia. Gameplay allows users to complete quests, collect resources, build bases, and more. The game’s multiplayer features let users team up with, or compete against, other players in their quest to survive. Fallout 76 is rated M for mature, with content descriptors for “Blood and Gore,” “Drug Reference,” “Intense Violence,” and “Strong Language,” so this is one only adults should enjoy.

Try These Games Instead: Minecraft, Horizon: Zero Dawn

Battlefield V
Rated M
Inappropriate for young teens and children

This mature first-person shooter is set during World War II, and it allows players to experience a single-player story, as well as compete against other users in online multiplayer matches (where they may be exposed to crude language and other adult conversations). With an M rating and content descriptors for “Blood,” “Strong Language,” and “Violence,” this shooter is only appropriate for adults.

Try These Games Instead: Fortnite, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Destiny 2

Full List

Notable kid- and teen-friendly titles are in bold.

Thursday November 1, 2018

Transistor, Switch

Machinarium, Switch

Kitty Love: Way to Look for Love, Switch

Super Volley Blast, PlayStation 4

The Quiet Man, PlayStation 4, PC

Super Pixel Racers, Xbox One

The First Tree, Xbox One

Friday November 2, 2018

Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘N’ Fun!, Switch

Diablo III: Eternal Collection, Switch

Swap This!, Switch

NEKOPARA Vol. 1, PlayStation 4

Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session!, PlayStation 4

Legends of Catalonia: The Land of Barcelona, PlayStation VR

Shadow of Loot Box, PlayStation 4

Gem Smashers, Xbox One

Monday November 5, 2018

Moonlighter, Switch

SkyTime, Switch

Tuesday November 6, 2018

GRIP: Combat Racing, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Carnival Games, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

The Shapeshifting Detective, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Brawlhalla, Switch, Xbox One

World of Final Fantasy Maxima, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Rogue Legacy, Switch

Full Metal Furies, Switch

Valkyria Chronicles 4: Expert Level Skirmishes [DLC], Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Omen of Sorrow, PlayStation 4

SYREN, PlayStation VR

Deracine, PlayStation VR

ARK: Survival Evolved Extinction [DLC], PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Transpose, PlayStation VR, PC

Swords & Soldiers II Shawarmageddon, PlayStation 4, PC

OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead, PC

Wednesday November 7, 2018

Deru – The Art of Cooperation, Switch, PC

CricktoGame, Switch

Steel Rats, PlayStation 4, PC

Agents vs. Villain, Xbox One

Thursday November 8, 2018

Battlezone: Gold Edition, Switch

Rage in Peace, Switch, PC

Valiant Hearts: The Great War, Switch

MechaNika, Switch

The Walking Vegetables: Radical Edition, Switch

Astebreed, Switch

Varion, Switch, PC

Syberia 1 & 2, Switch

Timber Tennis: Versus, Switch

Sky Force Anniversary, Switch

Crashlands, Switch

Doodle God: Crime City, Xbox One

Total War: WARHAMMER II – Curse of the Vampire Coast [DLC], PC

Friday November 9, 2018

Townsmen, Switch

Collidalot, Switch

Forgotton Anne, Switch

11-11: Memories Retold, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Tetris Effect, PlayStation 4 [VR Compatible]

Noir Chronicles: City of Crime, Xbox One

MechaNika, Xbox One

Chasm, Xbox One

StickType, Xbox One

Tuesday November 13, 2018

SNK 40th Anniversary Collection, Switch

Project Highrise: Architect’s Edition, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Aces of the Luftwaffe: Squadron – Nebelgeshwader [DLC], Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

My Riding Stables: Life with Horses, Switch, PlayStation 4

Trailblazers, Switch

Spyro Reignited Trilogy, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Forge [DLC], PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

The Sims 4: Seasons [DLC], PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Crusader Kings II: Holy Fury [DLC], PC

Hitman 2, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

The Golf Club 2019 Featuring PGA TOUR, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Wednesday November 14, 2018

Fallout 76, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Melbits World, PlayStation 4

The Long Journey Home, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Thursday November 15, 2018

SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy – Miss X [DLC], Switch, PlayStation 4


Trailblazers, 3DS

Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus, PC

Little Dragons Cafe, PC

Friday November 16, 2018

Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu, Switch

Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee, Switch

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, Switch

Circle of Sumo, Switch

The Sims 4: Get Famous [DLC], Switch

Tuesday November 20, 2018

Bendy and the Ink Machine, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Warframe, Switch

Moto Racer 4, Switch

Storm Boy: The Game, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Valkyria Chronicles 4: The Two Valkyria [DLC], Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

YouTubers Life: OMG Edition, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Farming Simulator 19, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Battlefield V, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Flashback, PlayStation 4

Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics, PlayStation 4

Squishies, PlayStation VR

ATV Drift & Tricks: Definitive Edition, Xbox One

Wednesday November 21, 2018

NeuroBlox, Xbox One

Eternal, Xbox One

Steamworld Dig 2, Xbox One

Thursday November 22, 2018

ATV Drift & Tricks, Switch

Adventures of Bertram Fiddle Episode 2: A Bleaker Predicklement, Switch

Nidhogg 2, Switch

I Am The Hero, Xbox One

World of One, Xbox One

Friday November 23, 2018

Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics, Xbox One

Tuesday November 27, 2018

Spintires: Mudrunner – American Wilds Edition, Switch

Darksiders III, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Floor Kids, Xbox One

Wednesday November 28, 2018

Horizon Chase Turbo, Switch, Xbox One

Gnomes Garden: New Home, Xbox One

Thursday November 29, 2018

NAIRI: Tower of Shirin, Switch, PC

Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax, Switch

Asterix & Obelix XXL 2, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Cattails, Switch

Rival Megagun, PlayStation 4, PC

The Gardens Between, Xbox One

Friday November 30, 2018

ARK: Survival Evolved, Switch

Escape Doodland, Switch

The First Tree: Console Edition, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

RIDE 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Rival Megagun, Xbox One

GoatPunks, Xbox One, PC

Axis Football 2018, Xbox One

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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