The Biggest Video Game Releases of November 2021

From Call of Duty: Vanguard to ICARUS, November 2021 is gearing up to be a big month for video game releases.

The Biggest Video Game Releases of November 2021

From Call of Duty: Vanguard to Final Fantasy XIV Online: Endwalker, November 2021 is gearing up to be a big month for video game releases.

Whether you're a console or PC gamer, we have picked out the ten most highly anticipated video games launching next month.

Let's dive in!

1. Just Dance 2022 – November 4

The always exciting dance exercise game returns with Just Dance 2022. There are 40 new songs added, and with Just Dance Unlimited, you can still have fun and get moving with more than 700 songs, and each copy of this upcoming game includes a free one-month subscription to the service.

There’s more fun to be seen with the four game modes:

  • Quickplay: Fast start-up with a randomized song.
  • Co-Op: Team up with your friends with combined scores.
  • Sweat: Create your own routine and track your progress such as time and calories burned.
  • World Dance Floor: Get matched with players around the world at your same level and face off against them.

Available Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Stadia, Switch

2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update 2.0 & Happy Home Paradise DLC – November 5

With the free 2.0 update and new Happy Home Paradise DLC, players of Animal Crossing: New Horizons receive a host of new features such as customization options for even more personalization abilities.

There are characters coming too that are known in the Animal Crossing series such as Kapp’n who will take players away on his boat to visit different items. Besides that, on Harv’s Island, there will also be some new shops opening within the plaza.

And have you ever dreamed of doing a bit more around the home like growing your own vegetables and cooking up some meals? With this update and DLC, you’ll be able to.

Available Platforms: Switch

3. Forza Horizon 5 – November 5

With Forza Horizon 5, players race into various environments throughout Mexico. This aims for an authentic representation while keeping the fun, pushing players through numerous vibrant areas such as an active volcano and sprawling desert.

There’s a great campaign that has you meeting various characters and helping to decide how their stories end. This even has a vast multiplayer mode that’s more seamless so you can quickly jump into races and challenges against other players.

For those aching for more customization, the game delivers with hundreds of rims, visual upgrades, and more than a thousand performance options. There are even greater character customization options too.

Available Platforms: PC, Xbox X|S, Xbox One

4. Call of Duty: Vanguard – November 5

The award-winning, ever-popular game series returns with Call of Duty: Vanguard. Players get to fight all around the world, experiencing incredible battles from World War II.

In this case, you’ll battle on The Pacific, the Eastern Front, the Western Front, and North Africa, meeting new characters along the way. If you play the multiplayer mode, you can jump into all fronts at once.

If you are looking for a change of pace, then you can instead jump into the zombie experience and test your skills against hoards of the undead.

Available Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox X|S, Xbox One, PC

5. Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic – November 11

The legendary Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic heads to the Nintendo Switch in this upcoming release. There are still all the features that fans of the classic loved as well as enough to get newcomers into the game.

This takes players deep into a science-fiction RPG world where you’ll be able to customize characters and make your own choices with them having consequences for your character, the missions, and your squad.

There are more than 40 different abilities to focus on, and fans of the Star Wars series will delight at wielding their own lightsaber.

Furthermore, you can even traverse through eight iconic worlds seen in the franchise while flying on your own starship.

Available Platforms: Switch

6. Battlefield 2042 – November 19

With Battlefield 2042, the epic all-out warfare makes a bold return. As such, it’s a squad-focused game, capable of supporting 128 players. There are incredible environments to battle through too that keep players on their toes and fully immersed in the gameplay.

This is designed with seven maps and each battlefield is equipped with numerous distinct combat areas. Battle conditions can change abruptly, forcing you to adapt in real-time as if you were in real warfare.

You can personalize your fighting too thanks to the host of equipment from jets, to vehicles, and of course, dozens of weapons.

Available Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox X|S, Xbox One, PC

7. ICARUS – November 20

UPDATE: Delayed until December 4, 2021

ICARUS is a PvE survival game that is designed to support up to eight co-op players. Or, if you’d prefer, you can jump into the game solo.

This is an immersive, brutal, and beautiful world where you are forced to use the resources around you in order to survive. There are abilities to hone, items to craft, and missions and challenges to overcome.

But be aware that your time is limited as a failure to get back to your dropship on schedule will result in you being left behind. The timing of drops vary too, and you can be surviving for just a few hours or a few days.

Available Platforms: PC

8. Farming Simulator 22 – November 22

With Farming Simulator 22, players can dive into a fun variety of farming operations. There are new maps to explore, and you’ll also experience seasonal changes as well as production chains.

More realism is found in the real machines you can operate. There are more than 400 different machines and tools to use that are designed with an authentic appearance and use. While farming, you can even notice more than 100 real-life agricultural brands.

If you want to play with friends for cooperative farming, you can jump into the multiplayer mode. You can even check out some fan mods through ModHub to add some more customization to your game.

Available Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox X|S, Xbox One, PC/Mac, Stadia

9. Final Fantasy XIV Online: Endwalker – November 23

UPDATE: Delayed until December 7, 2021

Fans of Final Fantasy XIV Online will get to witness a climax to the story of Zodiark and Hydaelyn. Final Fantasy XIV Online: Endwalker has players traveling far out throughout their journey, even reaching the stars and beyond. This features new expansion areas and new cities.

There are new features included. This comes with two new jobs as well as a new playable race in the form of male Viera. More gameplay is found with the new dungeon areas, new tribes to run into, and even a higher difficulty raid level as well as an increase in the level cap that will go from 80 to 90.

Available Platforms: PS5, PS4, PC

10. Len’s Island – November 26

Len’s Island is a colorful and vibrant world-building game in which players take over the role of a character new to this town ready to build a life for themselves on a beautiful island.

There is much to discover, however, beyond the peaceful farming and building aspect of the game. Players will also encounter exploration as they work to uncover mysteries of the island as well as find themselves thrust into intense combat scenarios.

Players have full control over customizing the home and life of their dreams. Your home can be built anywhere and as small or as large as you’d like. Your creativity is the only limit, but don’t forget to adventure out as there’s much to be found in your surroundings.

Available Platforms: PC