Tetris Effect - Trippy Triangle

Monthly Must-Plays: 5 games you need to check out in November

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Nov 14, 2018, 2:30 PM EST

The end of 2018 has been positively jam-packed with awesome games to try. The biggest names in gaming have been hitting one by one in full force, it seems, every other day. November is another huge month, with a large sampling of amazing games you need to play.

For this edition of Monthly Must-Plays, we've got some truly heavy-hitters already, and we're only a couple of weeks out behind Red Dead Redemption 2! Here are some of this month's games you should absolutely have on your radar. 

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Tetris Effect - Trippy Triangle

Tetris Effect

You've never seen Tetris like this before. This PlayStation 4 exclusive takes the classic puzzler and enhances it with gorgeous soundscapes, trippy visuals, and challenging block-dropping action to amazing effect. With optional VR support, it's as up close and personal as you want to make it for a truly transcendent experience. Even if you're not so hot on the puzzle game on its own, you've got to see these visuals and hear these unforgettable tracks to believe it. Just be careful that you don't start seeing Tetromino blocks everywhere — a very real danger the more you immerse yourself!

Available now on: PlayStation 4

Pokemon - Let's Go Pikachu - Chase

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!

The colorful world of Pokémon is reinvigorated with this remake of Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition on Nintendo Switch. The first game in the series to grace the console, it features Pikachu or Eevee as your main Pokémon friend as you tackle the world of Kanto's collection of monsters, trainers, and Gym leaders to become a Pokémon Master. Connect to Pokémon Go to grow your collection even further! More importantly, ride on and pet your Pokémon pals! Yeah, it's gonna be sweet. 

Available Nov. 16 on: Nintendo Switch

Fallout 76 - Nuke

Fallout 76

Head back to the days before the entire Fallout series took place as you explore the post-apocalyptic wasteland of Fallout 76. West Virginia is calling you home as you scrounge for food, supplies, and fight off other players to make your dwelling your own in this online-only Fallout adventure. Though you'll content with irradiated land, creatures, and even nuclear bombs, other people will still be your greatest threat, no doubt. 

Available Nov. 14 on: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC

Battlefield 5 - Female Soldier

Battlefield V

Now that you've had your fill of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, it's time to check out Battlefield V. Take some time out from the silliness of games like Fortnite to check out some narratives of characters with "untold stories" in this installment, and see which of this fall's shooters you like better. It's got its own battle royale mode that's coming soon as well, though you'll be waiting a bit to try that out. Otherwise, it's gorgeous and action-packed, with plenty of content to wade through. 

Available Nov. 15 on: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC

Spyro the Dragon - Spyro

Spyro Reignited Trilogy

Who doesn't love this adorable little dragon? Spyro is back with an all-new set of remastered games with the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, including all three of his first adventures. Set out with the fire-breathing diminutive cutie and collect gems, toast your enemies, and solve everyone's problems for them — hey, it's what Spyro does, after all. Most of all, bask in how great everything looks now that Spyro's stepped into next-gen. This is what you've been waiting for, as he's finally gotten the Crash Bandicoot treatment! 

Available now on: Xbox One, PlayStation 4