Top Upcoming Action-Adventure Video Games Of 2019

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Note: This article was updated in June of 2019.

2019 looks like a promising year for a variety of different video game genres. If you enjoy action-adventure video games then keep this list bookmarked. We’ve included the best video game titles that are slated to release within 2019. However, as time goes on, we expect even more fantastic video games to be announced for the genre. As such, we’ll keep this listed updated with new information and brand new video game title announcements.

Likewise, take a look at our picks for the top action-adventure video game titles of 2018.

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The Cycle
  • Developer: Yager Development
  • Publisher: Yager Development
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2019

The Cycle is set in the future where the galaxy is owned by various factions but it’s a cutthroat business as each wish to expand. In order to expand, they’ll need someone to do all the dirty work and that’s where you come in. Players are contractors who are sent out into distant worlds to gather resources and hunt wildlife but there’s a growing number of other contractors who are after goods as well so you’ll either have to work together or carefully take out the competition. While the goal is to gather up as many resources as you can find there is a time limit attached. Players will be forced into getting off the planet before being trapped for good and that itself can be a difficult task.

The Sinking City
  • Developer: Frogwares
  • Publisher: Bigben Interactive
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: June 27, 2019

The Sinking City is a game that was originally meant to be Call of Cthulhu until developers, Frogwares, decided to make their own creation. Now this heavily inspired H.P. Lovecraft title is something that has plenty of gamers eyes focused on for a release in June of this year. Players will follow a private investigator by the name of Charles W. Reed who is in New England seeking answers to why the city has been suffering from massive floods. From the look of the teaser trailer, there is clearly something supernatural affecting the area and a dark mystery that will need to be unveiled.

This is not only a horror-themed title but you will have a world filled to explore. There are even some game mechanics that will change as you progress along with various actions you perform in any given scenario. Developers are not sharing too much information in regards to the narrative or what all gamers can expect with the in-game mechanics but so far this is one title that may be a day one purchase on our end.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
  • Developer: Team Ninja
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: July 19, 2019

A new entry to the Marvel Ultimate Alliance series will release later this year. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order brings out a brand new story with heroes teaming up to defeat Thanos and The Black Order across the universe. Just like the past installments, this will be an action RPG style video game with a variety of characters with unique abilities to take control as. Unfortunately, unlike the past two installments which have released on current generation platforms at the time, this third installment will be exclusive to the Nintendo Switch.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood
  • Developer: MachineGames, Arkane Studios
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms: PC, NS, PS4, XBO
  • Release: July 26, 2019

The Wolfenstein franchise has been around for years but it was more recently rebooted with two main installments currently available on the latest generation platforms. However, Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a spin-off title that takes place during the 1980s. Following the events in which the Nazi regime has won the Second World War, players step into the role of B.J. Blazkowicz’s twin daughters who begin their venture into Paris in search for their missing father. Along the way, players will be hunting down Nazis and freeing the French Resistance in order to take out the occupation settled on their land.

MediEvil Remake
  • Developer: Other Ocean Interactive
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: 2019

MediEvil is a classic PlayStation title that was released all the way back in 1998. It’s an action-adventure title that followed an ancient battle between an evil sorcerer and a kingdom. Using his magic abilities, the evil sorcerer was able to craft an undead army to his aid though early into the story our protagonist who attempted to stop the sorcerer was slain down by an arrow. Years later the evil sorcerer once again reclaimed an army of the dead where players are resurrected once again and must attempt to stop the sorcerer again.

Sony revealed that MediEvil was receiving a remake in 2017. Unfortunately, news has been pretty scarce in regards to what all we can expect from the title, though it’s still slated to launch at some point this year exclusively on the PlayStation 4.

Streets of Rage 4
  • Developer: Lizardcube
  • Publisher: DotEmu
  • Platforms: TBA
  • Release: 2019

This may date a few people here but Streets of Rage was a fantastic franchise by Sega. Known now as a classic beat ‘em up title there is no doubt that there were plenty of gamers hoping for a fourth installment, but after the third main entry released in 1994, we’ve been in limbo as to if this series would ever continue on. Over the years there have been rumors of a new installment, remake to even fans attempting to bring out an installment. Fast forward to this year where the fourth main installment is slated to launch.

Aesthetically the game is a bit different with a more cartoonish art style, but for the most part, this is the same beat ‘em up style game that most of us enjoyed on the Sega Genesis. So far the small bit of gameplay footage we’ve received only focuses on Axel Stone and Blaze Fielding as they take out the thugs and scum from the city. So far no plot has been given out yet but we do know the story will take place a decade after the events of Streets of Rage 3.

The Last Of Us Part 2
  • Developer: Naughty Dog
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: TBA

The Last of Us launched back in 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and since its release, the IP grew into a phenomenon. Developers Naughty Dog starts by ripping your heart at the start and leave you desperately wanting to unfold more of the narrative. Not only did The Last of Us hold an incredible narrative storyline, but the game also featured a widely beloved action-adventure experience.

Within the first title, players predominately took on the role of Joel who was in charge of delivering a young girl named Ellie to an anti-government organization. Most of the world has become decayed with a fungus type virus turning most of humanity into a zombie-like creature.

This resulted in a grand adventure full of stealth and action as you battle not only the infected but also other dangerous groups of civilians seeking to survive by any means. You’ll, of course, run into all sorts of interesting and bizarre individuals on your journey within the first title and we expect that experience to easily bleed over into the upcoming sequel.

Not too many details have been released so far with The Last of Us Part 2. From what we know so far is that the game narrative will take place five years after the events of The Last of Us and that players can expect Joel along with Ellie to return.