2018 was a great year for gaming, we saw games like God of War, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Marvel’s Spider-man now we turn our attention to what 2019 will have in store for us. Some of the games included don’t have a definite release date for this year but are heavily speculated to be released this year.
10. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Arriving on March 22 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Developed by FromSoftware and published by Activision the game is about a Shinobi named Sekiro who is on a quest for revenge after Samurai attacked him and kidnapped his lord. The gameplay looks solid and in a year where there might not be a lot of great games out there this would certainly rise above and be a dark horse contender for game of the year.
9. The Outer Worlds
From the creators of the original Fallout and developers of quite possibly the best entry in the series Fallout: New Vegas, Obsidian Entertainment brings us a new first-person RPG that appears to be in the bane of the fallout series. After the disappointment that was Fallout 76, The Outer Worlds could be receiving high praise as a normal RPG game. This title has yet to set an exact release date and will be available on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
8. Metro Exodus
This story-driven first-person shooter set to be released on February 15th. The sequel to the previous Metro games this entry into the franchise should be if not better than the others. The protagonist Artyom, travels through Russian 20+ years after a nuclear war fighting other humans and mutated creatures. Developed by 4A Games and Published by Deep Silver, Metro Exodus will be available on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
7. Gears of War 5
Here we are at our first exclusive of the list! Gears of War 5, an Xbox One exclusive has no official release date yet and is developed by The Coalition. After the events of Gears of War 4, Gears 5 aims to be smaller scale with the campaign set to focus on Kait and Del as Kait aims to uncover the origins of the Locust and her family. I’ve never been the biggest fan of this franchise, but I’ve played a few and they were fine, I must say though the trailer for this next instalment has me very excited.
6. Mortal Kombat 11
To no one’s surprise, the reveal trailer for MK11 was absolutely brutal! As a huge fan of the MK series there is no surprise this is on my list, although MK X wasn’t that great in my opinion I still have faith for its follow up. Although who knows how this entire crazy Raiden thing will work out. Look if this game is half of what Injustice 2 was it’ll be great. If they have anyone like Blue Beatle god have mercy on the people I’ll be fighting. MK11 is set to be released on Xbox One, PS4, and PC on April 23rd. It is developed by NetherRealm Studios and is published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
5. Tom Clancy’s The Divison 2
Tom Clancy’s The Divison had its problems I can admit that, but it was a fun game. The game’s sequel is sure to build on what made the game good and improve on where the game failed. Set seven months after the first game during a civil war in America you’ll be in Washington D.C. instead of New York City. This game can be played alone but also with your friends which I highly recommend doing, completing the first one with my friends was a blast from start to finish. Developed by Massive Entertainment and published by Ubisoft, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is set to be released March 15th on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
4. Resident Evil 2
A remake of an instant classic Resident Evil 2 follows rookie cop Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield as they try to escape the zombie-infested Racoon City. Fans have wanted this for a long time and I’ll gladly say I did as well. Resident Evil 2 was one of my favourite games growing up and to be able to play it again with updated graphics is an amazing opportunity. Developed and published by Capcom Resident Evil 2 will be released just later this month on the 25th and will be available on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. A demo for the game will also be released on January 11th.
3. Days Gone
We’ve finally reached our first PS4 exclusive on the list. Days Gone, a game which has been delayed more than once will finally be released on April 26th, which is rather unfortunate as I’ll be recovering from Avengers Endgame and won’t be able to play it. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, where almost all of humanity has died and turned into zombie-like creatures, you control bounty hunter Deacon St. John. Here is a bonus gameplay footage of you fighting freakers which are what the zombies are called.
2. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Not much is known about this upcoming game other than its supposedly set shortly after the events of Order 66 and you follow a young padawan. The game also has no official release date but expect it probably in November or December as we get ready for the release of Episode IX.
1. The Last of Us pt. 2
How could this not be my number one? The Last of Us is one of the greatest games of all time and its sequel so far looks just as impressive as the first. I was sold on this trailer alone and after the gameplay footage was shown at E3 it’s signed sealed and delivered. This should be everyone’s most anticipated game. We know little plot details, the game is set years after the first clearly as Ellie is an adult this time around. The game has no official release date yet and is a PS4 exclusive. I own both an Xbox One and a Playstation 4 so I’m fortunate enough to be able to experience this game, I urge you only Xbox players to find a way to play this game or you’ll be very disappointed.