There are plenty of great games coming out in 2019! Here are 35 titles you need to play this year…
Get ready, because 2019 is shaping up to be a special year for video games. While it’s always possible for a year to take us by surprise in regards to how great it is for gaming or how bad it ends up being, you can generally tell when you’re going to have a marquee year.
In the case of the formidable 2019, we get the feeling that it might be the last full year of the current console generation. Considering that the final years of consoles are often their best, there’s plenty of reason to believe that 2019 is going to be the final, victorious bow for this generation’s best developers.
Besides, a quick look at the best video games coming out in 2019 reveals a variety of titles that rank near the top of our most-anticipated games. From beloved RPG developers branching out into online shooters to the return of one of the greatest horror games ever made, 2019 is loaded with the kind of games that make you grateful to be a gamer.
First, though, we must share a brief explanation of our choices. While we’re just as excited as you are about games like Ghost of Tsushima, Cyberpunk 2077, Halo Infinite, and The Last of Us Part II — and fully believe that they will rank amongst the year’s best video games — there is currently no confirmation that those games will be released in 2019. As such, we are limiting this list to games that are currently scheduled for a 2019 release date.
With that out of the way, let’s take a look at the best video games of 2019:
February 22 | BioWare | PS4, XBO, PC
BioWare’s Anthem is the studio’s most talked about game in years, even if it’s not always being talked about for the reasons that BioWare and EA would like. Questions of microtransactions and originality still surround this title a year after it was first announced.
Yes, Anthem is certainly a departure for the house that RPGs built, but everything that developer BioWare has shown of this Destiny-like online experience suggests that this online multiplayer experience is exactly what they needed to get back on track. Can this online shooter learn from the mistakes of its predecessors and deliver the ultimate sci-fi shared world experience?
TBA | Rare | XBO
We were starting to think that we’d never get another Battletoads game given that it’s been over 20 years since we’ve last received a new installment, but Rare is returning to the franchise that most people remember as one of the hardest games on the NES. This new Battletoads might feature a slightly different art style and other modern improvements, but we fully expect it to be largely familiar to fans who have been waiting years for another co-op brawler from this beloved, and undeniably bizarre, series.
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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
TBA | ArtPlay & DICO | PS4, XBO, Switch, PC
Since its Kickstarter debut, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night‘s name has come second to that of its creator, Koji Igarashi. Many of you may remember Igarashi as the director of the revolutionary Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, and his return with a game that is very much in the spirit of his classic Castlevania tiles has been anticipated by genre fans for many years.
While we have some concerns regarding the possibility that Ritual of the Night ends up being the next Mighty No. 9, the quality of this team’s side project – the 2D action/adventure title Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon – leads us to believe that these guys know what makes this genre tick and may be prepared to deliver something special.