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Normally content updates don’t receive the recognition of full game releases, but the new Survival expansion for Tom Clancy’s The Division is something special. More than just new weapons, gear sets, or missions, Survival offers up a whole new way to play The Division. The game has changed in the fight for New York City.

The Survival expansion is an entirely new face to The Division format, challenging players to test their planning and resource management as well as combat proficiency. Starting out at the edge of the map, players must fight toward the center braving the elements and hostile NPCs alike. Some may argue that survival has always been a key tenant of The Division, but it’s never been like this. Aside from fighting enemies in the snow as usual, players must eat, drink, take shelter, and more in order to sustain their character and keep pushing onward. Murderers are no longer a player’s greatest threat?nature is.

Read on to get the lowdown on all the new releases, including our picks for the most exciting games out this week. And if you’re wondering about future release dates, check out EGM’s full list of gaming release dates through 2017, updated regularly as new dates are announced.

EGM’s top picks for this week:

The Division: Survival (November 22nd)

Available for: Xbox One, PC
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Massive Entertainment

Why we’re excited: Tom Clancy’s The Division has always been split between its cooperative experiences in the main game and its competitive gameplay confined to the Dark Zone arena. The Survival expansion lands somewhere in the middle as an entirely new mode, challenging players to brave a frozen tundra while fighting toward the center of the city in a mad dash for survival. The early buzz: The Survival expansion has been live on the game’s PC public test servers, giving fans an early look at the brutal task ahead of them, and the feedback has been positive thus far. More like WaitStation: If you play The Division on PlayStation 4 and are confused as to why it’s not on the list of platforms above, we’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is, Survival is coming to PS4. The bad news is that it won’t arrive until December 20th, thanks to an exclusivity arrangement between Microsoft and Ubisoft.

Amensia: Collection (November 22nd)

Available for: PS4
Publisher: Frictional Games
Developer: Frictional Games, The Chinese Room

Why we’re excited: Amnesia: The Dark Descent was one of the games that kicked off an excellent new wave of first-person horror games, blending creepy atmosphere and puzzle solving with monsters you couldn’t defeat in combat. Now it’s coming to PS4, along with its sequel, A Machine for Pigs and a shorter side game, Justine. If you missed out, now’s the time to hop in?but you might want to leave the lights on when you play. The buzz: The original PC version of The Dark Descent holds a solid 85 out of 100 on Metacritic. A Machine for Pigs, developed by a different studio, The Chinese Room, sits slightly lower, at 72. Justine was free on PC, so there aren’t any professional reviews, but the Metacritic user score sits at an 8.1 out of 10. Spiritual sea-quel: The developer behind Amnesia went on to release Soma, a equally spooky game set at the bottom of the sea, last year on PS4 and PC. If you liked it, you’ll definitely want to give Amnesia: Collection a go.

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition (November 22nd)

Available for: PS4, Xbox One, Wii U
Publisher: THQ Nordic
Developer: Vigil Games, Kaiko

Why we’re excited: Darksiders was an excellent 3D action game with a hefty dose of inspiration from classics like Zelda and Castlevania. Being able to once again play as War (of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse fame) on the new generation of consoles is a welcome opportunity. The buzz: Reviews aren’t in for this remaster just yet, but the original Darksiders was well received on all platforms, currently sitting at an 82 or 83 on Metacritic, depending on the version. Cheating death: After Darksiders publisher THQ went under, it seemed like we’d never get a sequel. Then Nordic Games bought up the rights, renamed itself THQ Nordic, and announced plans to release remasters of the first two games in the series. The company is reportedly even thinking about making a third game, so if you’re a big fan, picking up the Warmastered Edition might encourage the people in charge to get on that.

Also releasing this week:

November 22nd

Alchemic Jousts (PS4)
Alicemare (PC)
Amnesia: Collection (PS4)
Aqua Moto Racing Utopia (PS4, PC)
Batman: The Telltale Series ? Episode 4: “Guardian of Gotham” (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
Basment Dweller (PC)
Beat Boxer (PC, Vive)
Darksiders: Warmastered Edition (PS4, Xbox One, Wii U)
The Division: Survival (Xbox One, PC)
Dragon Ball Fusions (3DS)
Exile’s End (Wii U)
Gary the Gull (PS4, PC, PSVR, Rift, Vive)
Holoball (PS4, PSVR)
Hot Squat (PC, Vive)
I, Zombie (PS4)
Iron Sea Defenders (Vita)
Japanese School Life (PC)
Laser Disco Defenders (PS4)
Love, Guitars, and the Nashville Skyline (PC, Linux)
A Magical High School Girl (PC)
Samurai Showdown VI (PS4)
Slain: Back from Hell (Vita)
Starcraft II: Nova Covert Ops Mission Pack 3 (PC)
Stranded: A Mars Adventure (Vita)
Total War: Warhammer (Linux)
VirZoom Arcade (PS4, PSVR)
We Sing (PS4, Xbox One)
Zone4 (PC)

November 23rd

Araya (PC, Rift)
Chilie: The First Encounter (PC)
Space Trucker (PC)
Wells (Xbox One)
Zenza (PC, Mac)

November 24th

Citadale: Gate of Souls (Wii U)
Ninja Smasher! (PC)
Octocopter: Super Sub Squid Escape (Wii U)
Reptilians Must Die! (PC)
Super Red-Hot Hero (PC)

November 25th

After Life: Story of a Father (PC)
Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood (Xbox One)
Fatal Gem VR (PC, Vive)
Peak Angle: Drift Online (PC)
Stern Pinball Arcade (Xbox One)

November 28th

BladeShield (PC, Vive)
Bullet Sorrow VR (PC, Vive)
Quern: Undying Thoughts (PC, Mac, Linux)
VCB: Why City (PC)

The biggest new games out this week: November 22nd–28th

Read on to get the lowdown on all the new releases, including our picks for the most exciting games out this week.

By EGM Staff | 11/22/2016 02:30 PM PT | Updated 11/28/2016 09:29 AM PT

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Normally content updates don’t receive the recognition of full game releases, but the new Survival expansion for Tom Clancy’s The Division is something special. More than just new weapons, gear sets, or missions, Survival offers up a whole new way to play The Division. The game has changed in the fight for New York City.

The Survival expansion is an entirely new face to The Division format, challenging players to test their planning and resource management as well as combat proficiency. Starting out at the edge of the map, players must fight toward the center braving the elements and hostile NPCs alike. Some may argue that survival has always been a key tenant of The Division, but it’s never been like this. Aside from fighting enemies in the snow as usual, players must eat, drink, take shelter, and more in order to sustain their character and keep pushing onward. Murderers are no longer a player’s greatest threat?nature is.

Read on to get the lowdown on all the new releases, including our picks for the most exciting games out this week. And if you’re wondering about future release dates, check out EGM’s full list of gaming release dates through 2017, updated regularly as new dates are announced.

EGM’s top picks for this week:

The Division: Survival (November 22nd)

Available for: Xbox One, PC
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Massive Entertainment

Why we’re excited: Tom Clancy’s The Division has always been split between its cooperative experiences in the main game and its competitive gameplay confined to the Dark Zone arena. The Survival expansion lands somewhere in the middle as an entirely new mode, challenging players to brave a frozen tundra while fighting toward the center of the city in a mad dash for survival. The early buzz: The Survival expansion has been live on the game’s PC public test servers, giving fans an early look at the brutal task ahead of them, and the feedback has been positive thus far. More like WaitStation: If you play The Division on PlayStation 4 and are confused as to why it’s not on the list of platforms above, we’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is, Survival is coming to PS4. The bad news is that it won’t arrive until December 20th, thanks to an exclusivity arrangement between Microsoft and Ubisoft.

Amensia: Collection (November 22nd)

Available for: PS4
Publisher: Frictional Games
Developer: Frictional Games, The Chinese Room

Why we’re excited: Amnesia: The Dark Descent was one of the games that kicked off an excellent new wave of first-person horror games, blending creepy atmosphere and puzzle solving with monsters you couldn’t defeat in combat. Now it’s coming to PS4, along with its sequel, A Machine for Pigs and a shorter side game, Justine. If you missed out, now’s the time to hop in?but you might want to leave the lights on when you play. The buzz: The original PC version of The Dark Descent holds a solid 85 out of 100 on Metacritic. A Machine for Pigs, developed by a different studio, The Chinese Room, sits slightly lower, at 72. Justine was free on PC, so there aren’t any professional reviews, but the Metacritic user score sits at an 8.1 out of 10. Spiritual sea-quel: The developer behind Amnesia went on to release Soma, a equally spooky game set at the bottom of the sea, last year on PS4 and PC. If you liked it, you’ll definitely want to give Amnesia: Collection a go.

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition (November 22nd)

Available for: PS4, Xbox One, Wii U
Publisher: THQ Nordic
Developer: Vigil Games, Kaiko

Why we’re excited: Darksiders was an excellent 3D action game with a hefty dose of inspiration from classics like Zelda and Castlevania. Being able to once again play as War (of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse fame) on the new generation of consoles is a welcome opportunity. The buzz: Reviews aren’t in for this remaster just yet, but the original Darksiders was well received on all platforms, currently sitting at an 82 or 83 on Metacritic, depending on the version. Cheating death: After Darksiders publisher THQ went under, it seemed like we’d never get a sequel. Then Nordic Games bought up the rights, renamed itself THQ Nordic, and announced plans to release remasters of the first two games in the series. The company is reportedly even thinking about making a third game, so if you’re a big fan, picking up the Warmastered Edition might encourage the people in charge to get on that.

Also releasing this week:

November 22nd

Alchemic Jousts (PS4)
Alicemare (PC)
Amnesia: Collection (PS4)
Aqua Moto Racing Utopia (PS4, PC)
Batman: The Telltale Series ? Episode 4: “Guardian of Gotham” (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
Basment Dweller (PC)
Beat Boxer (PC, Vive)
Darksiders: Warmastered Edition (PS4, Xbox One, Wii U)
The Division: Survival (Xbox One, PC)
Dragon Ball Fusions (3DS)
Exile’s End (Wii U)
Gary the Gull (PS4, PC, PSVR, Rift, Vive)
Holoball (PS4, PSVR)
Hot Squat (PC, Vive)
I, Zombie (PS4)
Iron Sea Defenders (Vita)
Japanese School Life (PC)
Laser Disco Defenders (PS4)
Love, Guitars, and the Nashville Skyline (PC, Linux)
A Magical High School Girl (PC)
Samurai Showdown VI (PS4)
Slain: Back from Hell (Vita)
Starcraft II: Nova Covert Ops Mission Pack 3 (PC)
Stranded: A Mars Adventure (Vita)
Total War: Warhammer (Linux)
VirZoom Arcade (PS4, PSVR)
We Sing (PS4, Xbox One)
Zone4 (PC)

November 23rd

Araya (PC, Rift)
Chilie: The First Encounter (PC)
Space Trucker (PC)
Wells (Xbox One)
Zenza (PC, Mac)

November 24th

Citadale: Gate of Souls (Wii U)
Ninja Smasher! (PC)
Octocopter: Super Sub Squid Escape (Wii U)
Reptilians Must Die! (PC)
Super Red-Hot Hero (PC)

November 25th

After Life: Story of a Father (PC)
Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood (Xbox One)
Fatal Gem VR (PC, Vive)
Peak Angle: Drift Online (PC)
Stern Pinball Arcade (Xbox One)

November 28th

BladeShield (PC, Vive)
Bullet Sorrow VR (PC, Vive)
Quern: Undying Thoughts (PC, Mac, Linux)
VCB: Why City (PC)

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