From Football Manager to FIFA and Batman to Battlefield, there are plenty of new games coming out in time for Christmas for retailers to stock, not to mention the Xbox One and PS4. PCR presents 14 essential Q4 releases and looks at the fresh consoles about to hit the market this November…
Football Manager 2014
Release Date: November
Platforms: PC, Mac, iOS
With sales in excess of eight million units to date, the Football Manager series has become a hit with footie-mad fans across the UK and the rest of the world.
Retailers can expect another top-selling release (the 2013 game was the best-selling game in the series with around one million sales), and “the most realistic” version to date. Proof that a boxed PC game can more than compete with its console cousins.
Release Date: November 1st
Platforms: PC, 360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4
Arguably Call of Duty’s closest competitor, EA’s Battlefield series grows with what looks like will be its greatest game yet.
Gamers can take part in 64-player multiplayer battles, while two commanders can even use tablet computers to assist their friends as they take part in classic infantry and vehicle gameplay. Tower blocks in multiplayer maps that can be entered and completely destroyed.
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Release Date: November 5th
Platforms: PC, 360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4, Wii U
Call of Duty is the most popular military shooter in terms of unit sales, with tens of millions of copies sold and billions of dollars made from the prolific series to date.
Ghosts adds dynamic map events, an all-new storyline, the ability to lean and slide, and command a dog.
Release Date: Out Now
Platforms: PC, 360, PS2, PS3, Wii, PSP, 3DS, Vita, PS4, Xbox One
The best-selling sports game series of all time returns with more precise movements, improved football physics, ball-shielding and pure shot features.
A new hub delivers easier navigation, fewer interruptions and live scouting reports for gamers to recruit new footballers, while the popular online Ultimate Team mode has been overhauled with advanced player chemistry styles.