Game of the Month November 2015

Well, that's November done and dusted for another year. A month dominated by a trio of blockbuster releases, we all thought that November was going to give way to a clash of epic proportions when it came to our internal Game of the Month staff vote, but it actually turned out to be a bit of a one-sided slaughter. Which title thoroughly stomped the competition and made off with our prestigious award? You'll have to read on to find out.

Bronze Trophy: Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Back in black

Another solid entry in Activision's mega franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops III attempts to provide real bang for your buck with a lengthy campaign, a typically robust multiplayer offering, and an in-depth zombie mode all rolled into one rather hefty package. "While Ghosts may have bitten the bullet, Black Ops III reloads the franchise into a new, brighter era," concluded reviewer Sam Brooke. The blockbuster was awarded an explosive 8/10.

Silver Trophy: Superbeat: Xonic

Brilliant beats

With hot tracks and ridiculously addictive rhythmic gameplay, Superbeat: Xonic pumps some life into Vita thanks to the power of thumping tunes. We gave it an 8/10, with reviewer Nathan Michalik calling the release "one of the best rhythm games on the platform," adding that "the combination of difficulty, sense of progression, and unlockable content can make it a hard title to put down even after your fingers get sore". A perfect portable party, then.

Gold Trophy: Star Wars Battlefront

Fett for a king

Even though it may be a little light on content, Star Wars Battlefront still offers a memorable multiplayer experience. A fantastic audio and visual tribute to the original trilogy of films, reviewer Alex Stinton concluded that "if you have any love for a galaxy far, far away, you'll get a real kick out of the taking part in the fun, large scale battles". The force was strong enough to net the title a few votes despite its good-but-not-great 7/10 review score.

Fallout 4 PS4 PlayStation 4 Game of the Month

Platinum Trophy: Fallout 4

Dropping on our social lives like an atomic bomb, Fallout 4 absolutely destroyed the competition in our staff vote, leaving the other nominees eating its irradiated dust just minutes into the voting process. Earning a score of 9/10 in our review, we called it "a masterclass in open world design", and simply put, we just can't stop playing the darn thing.

Bethesda's always been great at creating vast, detailed worlds for us to explore, but Fallout 4 arguably sees the studio take its ambition to a whole new level, offering up an incredibly dense urban jungle that seems to provide a near limitless amount of post-apocalyptic adventure. Indeed, deciding upon Push Square's Game of the Year just got a heck of a lot harder.

What was your favourite game of November? Do you agree with our staff picks? Have your say in our poll, and then tell us what you've been playing in the comments section below.

What was your Game of the Month for November 2015? (41 votes)

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops III7%
  2. Fallout 473%
  3. Star Wars Battlefront5%
  4. Superbeat Xonic7%
  5. Other7%

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