Top 10 games to look out for in 2019

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January 12, 2019
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The past year has been abuzz with great video games. With the likes of Red Dead Redemption 2 and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. It’s time we figure out if this year is going to top the best games of 2018. There are many titles currently in development, but it’s not too early to figure out which games to play.

With how the release lineup of 2019 is looking like so far, it seems 2019 is going to be the year of the sequels. However, there is no shortage of new video game titles.

Here are the top 10 video games we are most excited for in 2019, and why you should be too:

10. Tropico 6

Genre: Construction and management simulation.
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, SteamOS, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

The city building game where the player is ‘El Presidente’ will be back this year.

Tropico 6 is a city building game at its core. However, what makes it unique are the government controls. Players can make a totalitarian state or a police state and so on. Additionally, policies can be implemented which changes how the island nation is run.

It will feature the eras of Colonial, World War, Cold War, and Modern. Compared with previous installments, the players will be able to link islands for their country. It’s a true test of managerial skills. Fans of Sim city will like this.

9. Metro Exodus

Genre: First-person shooter
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

The game follows the events of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light. It’s set in a bleak world facing the effects of nuclear war 23 years ago.

Metro features mutated monsters and environmental hazards. Players have access to an arsenal of weapons. Gameplay is reminiscent of the Fallout series.

The story will cover one in-game year starting in winter. Based on a novel series, the story is bound to deliver.

8. Resident Evil 2

Genre: Survival horror
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Resident Evil made an amazing comeback following its reboot. Resident Evil 2 received a ‘Best of Show’ award at the Game Critics Awards.

Resident Evil 2 has the players control two protagonists who are part of an organization which is dealing with the zombie threat. Its a first person shooter game featuring multiple weapons.

The game is a true remake of 1998 original except for accessibility changes. Camera angles are no longer fixed and graphics are top notch. It remains to be seen if it succeeds at recreating the horror element for which the series is known for.

7. Total War: Three Kingdoms

Genre(s): Turn-based strategy and real-time tactics.
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux

A deeply strategic game, this time visiting ancient China. The era is of three warring kingdoms featuring 11 factions.

Players control a faction. Each faction has a king or leader and under the leader are generals. Players can raise armies and fight a full-scale battle featuring thousands of individual units.

There are two modes, ‘Romance’ and ‘Classic’. Romance mode is based on the novel, ‘Romance of the three kingdoms’. Here generals have superhuman powers while the classic mode is normal.

6. Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Genre: Platform-adventure.
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows and Xbox One.

A sequel to the brilliant platformer, Ori and the Blind Forest. This platformer stars Ori, a white guardian spirit.

Players move between platforms and solve puzzles. The player acquires new powers along the way to explore previously inaccessible places.

5. Jump Force

Genre: Fighting.
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

4. Doom Eternal

Genre: First-person shooter.
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

The fifth title in Doom series, Eternal will again feature the Doom Slayer. Killing demons as always is the job, but Eternal will have twice as many demon types as in Doom 2016. Additionally, new enemy types are coming from the previous Doom entries.

Finally, a new mechanic called ‘Destructible Demons’ is planned. Its how enemies will deteriorate cosmetically as they suffer damage.

3. Devil May Cry 5

Genre(s): Action-adventure and hack and slash.
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Dante and Nero return along with a new character named ‘V’.
Yes, it’s that game which has an Ultra Limited Edition with a price tag of $8,000. And all it buys you is Dante’s duster coat. Ludicrous prices aside, the game itself seems action-packed and stylish.

The player fights off hordes of demons. And guess what’s most important? Style. The players get style points for how varied their combat was. Additionally, the music changes based on performance in combat.

2. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Genre: Action-adventure.
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

A new title from From Software, Sekiro could be defined as the spiritual successor to Dark Souls. The setting is Eastern with a focus on Japanese culture. Players face challenging battles requiring careful study of enemy movements.

However, what sets Sekiro apart is the new parkour mechanics. Additionally, the new grapple hook seems a fun way to traverse the landscape.

1. Anthem

Genre: Action role-playing.
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Easily the most anticipated game of the year. Bioware seems to have pulled the plugs on the Mass Effect series; after Andromeda, but with their expertise, Anthem sure has a lot to live up to. While at first glance it may be mistaken for a Mass Effect sequel.

In a nutshell, the game lets you be Ironman. With suits dubbed as ‘Javelins’, players explore breathtaking landscapes filled with monsters and loot.

These exosuits come in various type, each with their pros and cons. There is one thing all suits share, the ability to fly.

Players can venture out in the wilderness solo or with a group and complete various missions or simply explore.

Which of these games are you most excited about in 2019?

 
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