It’s that weird time of year when it isn’t Christmas except everyone thinks it’s OK to play Christmas music (it isn’t, by the way). Before you get inundated with new games from gifts and Steam sales, here were some of our favorite games from November.


Pokemon Sun and Moon

We enjoyed taking a tropical vacation to catch a lot of cute monsters. Check out our tips if you’re trying to be the best like no one ever was.

You can get the game for 3DS.


Final Fantasy XV

This much-anticipate game had fantastic characters, excellent music, and a top-notch combat system. You can check out our tips here.

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You can get the game for Xbox One and PS4.


The Division Survival DLC

This expansion turns The Division into an intense survival experience and lets you make your own stories.

You can get the expansion for PC and Xbox One, with the PS4 version coming in December.


Dishonored 2

This game was rewarding but flawed, with intricate levels and cool new powers. You can check out our tips, as well as peruse some of the game’s awesome concept art.

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You can get the game for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.


Watch Dogs 2

This colorful sequel had a great protagonist (who looks pretty cool too) and a solid supporting cast. Check out our tips, and take a look at some of the game’s concept art.

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You can get the game for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.


Ultimate General: Civil War

This early access strategy game is already pulling us away from Civilization VI.

You can get the game for PC.


Owlboy

Nine years in the making, this indie game was worth the wait.

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You can get the game for PC.


House of the Dying Sun

This dogfighting game with VR support has balanced fights, a killer aesthetic, and tight controls.

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You can get the game for PC.


Tyranny

Obsidian’s latest RPG makes it fun to be evil.

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You can get the game for PC, Mac, and Linux.


Planet Coaster

Limitless building options and wonderful presentation make this game a joy to simply be around. Players have made some pretty great creations, and they’ve taken to murdering their amusement park guests in some interesting ways too.

You can get the game for PC.


Galaga Wars

This free mobile game is a fine way to update an arcade classic.

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You can get the game for iOS and Android.


The Sims 4 City Living Expansion

This expansion makes The Sims 4 worth playing again.

You can get the game for PC and Mac.

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If you buy any of these games through the retail links in this post, our parent company may get a small share of the sale through the retailers’ affiliates program.