Top Upcoming Exploration Video Games of 2019

These upcoming 2019 video games is full of exploration opportunities.

Enjoy exploring the game world during your journey? 2019 is shaping up to feature a number of exploration focused video games. Take a look at our most anticipated video games that will sport plenty of exploration opportunities below and make sure to bookmark this page as we’ll continue to update this list when new video games are announced.

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  • Developer: BioWare
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: March 2019

Originally slated to launch in 2018, BioWare’s next upcoming release Anthem is now set to launch in March 2019. The video game is set in the distant future where mankind has colonized other worlds, one of which will be the setting of the game narrative.

Much of humanity is protected behind walls though, in order to explore and gather resources, a specialized group is known as Freelancers who are equipped with advanced suits that will aid in traversing. It’s with these suits known as Javelins that players can also take on any hostile enemies that may show up though we’re still waiting on new details to be unleashed during this year’s E3 expo.


  • Developer: Night School Studio
  • Publisher: Night School Studio
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2019

From the creators of Oxenfree comes their next video game release, Afterparty. The video game follows two young adults who have become deceased. With an urge to return back to normal life, the duo teams up and must out drink Satan. This is a bit of wacky story, but with Oxenfree being a cult following hit, we’re sure there will be plenty of interested in gamers picking up Afterparty when it launches sometime in 2019.

Also, much like Oxenfree, we expect there to be an exploration aspect to the game. Oxenfree had players going to different areas of the world to solve the narrative journey and we’re hoping that element bleeds over to Afterparty.


Mansions of Madness: Mother’s Embrace
  • Developer: LuckyHammers
  • Publisher: Asmodee Digital
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2019

Mansion of Madness: Mother’s Embrace is a video game being developed by Luckyhammers and is based off a Lovecraft-inspired board game. Overall, the video game takes place in 1926 where a group of investigators finds themselves in a mansion tied to several mysteries.

Players are tasked with exploring the mansion where more mysteries and horrors become unearthed. During explorations, the game will toss out several puzzles to solve as you fight against insanity and an untimely death.


Two Worlds III
  • Developer: Reality Pump
  • Publisher: TopWare Interactive
  • Platforms: TBD
  • Release: 2019

Note: Trailer and images are from Two Worlds II

The Two World series is about to see its third installment. For those who may not be familiar with the game, which could be the case as Two World II launched all the way back in 2010, this is an action RPG but set in an open fantasy world, similar to The Elder Scrolls series.

Players generally take on a character who will go through a series of quests and campaigns. In fact, the sequel, Two Worlds II, is still active today with players going through DLC releases. Being an open fantasy world, there is a bit of exploration to be had in the game and as such we can expect the same for the upcoming third installment.

No details have been unveiled quite yet about Two Worlds III. The publishing company, TopWare Interactive, has stated that the installment will have a higher degree of detail, though we’ll hopefully receive new official announcements on the game soon.


Elex 2
  • Developer: Piranha Bytes
  • Publisher: THQ Nordic
  • Platforms: TBD
  • Release: TBD

Note: Trailer and images are from Elex.

Elex launched in 2017 and while the game didn’t receive the most outstanding reviews, there was still a clear cult following. The video game followed a protagonist with a mysterious past which is uncovered slowly throughout the game. Taking place in a distant future and on a unique planet, the game pins players against factions during a war over a substance known as Elex, which could grant individuals with magical abilities.

We won’t dive into spoilers here but the game does leave room for a sequel and while we’re still kind of waiting on an official announcement, it’s essentially known that Elex 2 is in the works. The first title gave players the ability to explore the entire open world map from the start though with high-level enemies lurking around the world, exploring was something of a risk.

We’re fully expecting more of an exploration focus to be placed on the upcoming sequel, though we’ll have to wait and see when the game is fully announced.


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