The year 2019 seems to be one of the most fruitful for the gaming industry. There are so many video game masterpieces we've already received, and there are even more to get. So, let's get a short tour on the Top 10 video games of 2019!
Top 10 Biggest Video Game Releases Of 2019
1. Borderlands 3
Borderlands 3 is the third part of a popular crazy shooter series. The game tells the story of four Vault Hunters who fight two gangs of villains and save the World.
The players will get four completely new characters, as well as meet old familiar heroes. Also, Borderlands 3 is the first game of the series, that introduces other planets of the Borderlands universe. The action will take place not only on Pandora but players will also explore the galaxy in their own spaceship, observing different worlds and fighting against new threats.
Borderlands 3 will be released on September 13th, 2019. The game is designed for PC, Xbox, and PlayStation 4.
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is the 16th part of the Call of Duty series, a "soft restart" of its Modern Warfare sub-series. The release date of the game is October 25th, 2019. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will be available on Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
The game takes place in a realistic, modern setting. For the first time in the history of the series, players will be able to use a cross-platform multiplayer mode. Activision has confirmed that there will be no traditional seasonal subscription: the company will distribute post-release DLCs free for all players.
Modern Warfare will be the first game in the series after Call of Duty: Ghosts (2013), which does not include Zombie mode. Instead, we will get the cooperative mode (like in previous Modern Warfare series).
Captain John Price from previous Modern Warfare games has been returned to the game; however, the character was also rebooted. The new version of Price never went through the events of the previous Modern Warfare trilogy.
3. The Outer Worlds
The Outer Worlds is a new adventure sci-fi role-playing game with a first-person perspective, which Fallout fathers Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky are working on. The game tells the story of a protagonist who wakes up after hibernation on a ship of settlers who disappeared somewhere on the way to the farthest colony of people called Halcyone. The players' character immediately falls into the center of a large-scale conspiracy, which only he can reveal and destroy.
Players will also be provided with a complex role-playing system that allows you to choose not only the positive qualities of the hero but also negative ones. In addition, you will get the ability to influence the plot and the World around as a whole.
The Outer Worlds comes out on October 25th, 2019. The game will be available for Microsoft Windows, Xbox, and PlayStation 4.
4. Death Stranding
The Death Stranding game, thanks to its creator Hideo Kojima, has already become a real phenomenon. The game is all about isolation and loneliness, two feelings that humankind experiences in the era of Internet addiction. Sounds familiar, isn't it?
Hideo Kojima is a true master of intrigue, and with each new gameplay video, he only gives you more questions about the game. In the modern age, when AAA games are similar to each other like two drops of water, the unique setting and the atmosphere of mystery around Death Stranding makes us at least wait for the project with interest and even think about it as a main nominee for the Best Game of 2019. Luckily, it is said that Death Stranding has entered the final stage of its development.
The release date of Death Stranding is November 2019. The game will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
5. Shenmue 3
Shenmue 3 is an adventure game developed by the Japanese studios YS Net and Neilo, in collaboration with Shibuya Productions. The developers promise to preserve the spirit of the first two parts, implement modern graphics of Unreal Engine 4, and make the combat system a more aggressive and dynamic one.
Released in late 1999, the original Shenmue was a real "boom!" in the gaming industry. A mixture of several genres within the framework of one project created an unprecedented level of graphics performance and cinematography.
Yu Suzuki's creation was even listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most expensive game (with a budget of about $ 47 million) at the time of release.
Unfortunately, the project was too far ahead of its time, and the low popularity of the Sega Dreamcast console didn't work well for Shenmue. As a result, the game did not pay off, and the second one released in 2001 completely repeated the fate of its predecessor. The subsequent release on the Xbox also did not help.
Since the plot of the second part was cut short, the release of Shenmue 3 was simply necessary. However, low sales of previous games forced SEGA to put the project on the shelf.
Having gone through all possible circles of production hell, the project was finally announced in the framework of E3 2015.
Part of the development funds was gained through Kickstarter. Further financing will be provided with the assistance of Sony.
Shenmue 3 is coming out in November 2019. The game is expected on PS4 and PC.
6. Doom Eternal
Doom is coming back again, shaking the whole industry with its heavy tread!
Doom Eternal seems to be one of the most expected games of this year. If you played it in 2016, you already know what to expect from the sequel. The new game sets a new standard for first-person shooters and transfers actions from Mars to Earth, which was taken by hellish creatures. The player character is Doom Slayer who has to free the Earth from the demons.
Doom Eternal will be released on November 22nd on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia.
7. Gears 5
Gears 5 is the fifth part of the famous action series. The protagonist of the fifth game is a girl named Kait, who is connected to some sinister secret. Before the start of the next round of conflict, she has to separate from her team in order to find the truth about her past, and also to learn about what threatens the very existence of the entire planet.
Players are waiting for the storyline campaign, as well as multiplayer and cooperative modes. There are four modes: "Escape" for three players, classic PvP, "Horde" mode, as well as a map constructor for "Escape." These cards can be shared with the community, which allows you to play this mode almost endlessly.
8. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a story-driven game that takes place in the Star Wars universe. The game takes place between episodes 3 and 4 of the movie saga and tells how one of the surviving members of the Jedi Order, named Cal Kestis. Cal is trying to hide from the wrath of the Galactic Empire, which is gaining strength.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a completely solitary adventure in which there is no place for loot boxes, multiplayer and cooperative modes, as well as various "service" mechanics.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be released on November 15th, 2019, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Control is a fantastic action by Remedy. The events unfold in a secret agency that is located in New York. After the invasion of otherworldly forces, players take control of the organization and try to repel the agency from outside threats, using a combination of supernatural forces, firearms, and ingenuity.
Control tells a story of a girl named Jesse Faden, who leads her own investigation, trying to find answers to her personal questions. Soon after the assassination of Director Zachariah Trench, Jesse becomes the appointed Director of the Federal Bureau of Control. Jesse has no choice but to rush into battle in the hope of surviving and unraveling the many puzzles that hit her in a rampart.
Control was released on August 27th, 2019. The game is available for Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
10. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is a remake of the action-adventure, released in 1993 on Game Boy. The game was presented during Gamescom 2019. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening developers confirmed that the video game would be released on September 20th this year.
You play as a character named Link. Link was thrown ashore of a mysterious island, where different fantastic and strange beasts live. To escape from the island, Link must collect magic tools and awaken the legendary Windfish. Players will explore the updated version of Koholint Island. Fight enemies, survive through tricky dungeons and uncover the secrets of the island, constantly bumping into creatures from the Super Mario universe!
Share your thoughts
Considering all the upcoming video game hits, it seems like the end of 2019 is going to blow our minds out. What do you think? Are these games really worth our attention? Maybe you expect something, that is missed on the list? Let us know. We'd love to hear from you!