From sci-fi shooters and sprawling, epic adventures to a brand new 'Pokémon'

From sci-fi shooters and sprawling, epic adventures to a brand new 'Pokémon'

This year's lineup of fall video game releases runs the gamut from quirky, hand-drawn indie games to huge, sprawling epics that have been in development hell for more than a decade. It's a year when beloved franchises like Battlefield and Call of Duty are reinventing themselves in completely new settings, virtual reality is pushing into the mainstream, and sports games are no longer satisfied with just simulating what happens on the field.

There are hundreds of games vying for our attention across consoles and the PC between now and the end of December. Here's a guide to 21 that should be on your radar over the next few months.