It's nearly over... but not quite.
The videogame industry is a curious one. While it's true that many great games are released throughout the year, it's also true that a great many of the high profile releases are all lumped together at the end of the year.
Not at all coincidentally, that's exactly the part of the calendar we're currently smack-bang in the middle of. Many of the biggest games of the year are either out or are just about to hit the shelves, and - thanks mainly to the release of the Wii U - there's still a heap to look forward to before Grandma turns up at the end of next month.
To help you figure out what to buy, what to avoid, and what to ask for as a Christmas gift, we've gathered up all of the games we know are planned for release between now and the end of the year into one big list.
If we've missed anything, let us know and we'll update the article to ensure it's even more comprehensive for the person that reads it after you.
PS3, 360 - November 23rd
Inspired by one of the most popular episodes in Family Guy history (which is no mean feat; the show is ultra popular), Back to the Multiverse is the second game based on the show. It's a third person shooter, believe it or not, and it features all of the voices from the show.
3DS - November 23rd
If the name sounds familiar, chances are you're either old or a fan of retro: Power of Illusion is based off a classic SEGA megadrive game called Castle of Illusion, which released in 1990. It's a mix of 2D platforming and the paint / thinner mechanics of the regular Epic Mickey games.
PS3, 360, Wii - November 23rd
The sequel to 2010's (Wii exclusive) Epic Mickey, The Power of Two expands on the paint and thinner gameplay of the original (letting you build and destroy objects as needed) by adding in a second character. Oswald, who can be played by a human or the console, uses a remote controller to interact with the world.
PS3 - Move Required, 360 - Kinect Required - November 23rd
Another sequel to a Wii-only original, Toy Story Mania! is based on a ride at Disneyland. It's a series of shooting galleries, by the look of it, and is aimed squarely at the younger members of the family.
PC, PS3, 360 - November 29th
Themed around madness, other press outlets have described this new first person shooter as being "like Skyrim with guns." A bunch of friends holiday on an island and things go from "yay holiday" to "i'm gonna shoot you in the face" very quickly, thanks to pirates and a large open world.
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