Top Upcoming Action Video Games of 2019

Note: This article was updated in June of 2019.

Get ready for 2019 as we’re expecting for some big action-packed based video games to hit store shelves. If you enjoy blowing things up or gunning down a path then definitely check these video games out. We’ll continue to update this list with new announcements or updated information for the various games noted below.


Find more featured lists on Gameranx:


Bleeding Edge

  • Developer: Ninja Theory
  • Publisher: Xbox Games Studios
  • Platforms: XBO, PC
  • Release: 2019

Ninja Theory revealed a brand new video game during E3 2019 known as Bleeding Edge. You might know Ninja Theory best now from their successful 2017 release, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice but this time around the development studio is providing gamers with a wacky action-packed brawler. There is not too much information released as of yet for Bleeding Edge, but we know that this game is a multiplayer-focused title with a cast of twelve different characters. Each will have their own melee attacks and will be divided into three classes which are an assassin, support, and tank. As a result, there will be a focus on team play and getting your roster filled up with a nice assortment of each class. What we expect is that more characters to be added into the game but again, there hasn’t been too much revealed for the game quite yet. For now, an alpha test is set to take place during the end of June so we’ll eventually hear more about the game during this summer.


Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint

  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: October 4, 2019

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon is making a return in 2019. The video game is set to follow after the events of Tom Clancy’s Wildlands and will retain some of the attributes that made that particular game different compared to other installments from the franchise such as being set in an open world environment. News is still a bit scarce at the time of writing this but it does look like the game will follow a team of special force operatives who are sent to an island owned by a billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist by the name of Jace Skell. Skilled and worldwide known for his technological advances, it appears that evil regimes have managed to secure plenty of Skell’s products to use as a weaponize weapon.

It’s your job to cut off the island from the rest of the world and discover what is going on between these deals with the corrupt regime and Skell. There is bound to be plenty of action in-store and it looks like players will be able to use a few more tools during their missions such as combat drones to even rocket launchers.


Bayonetta 3

  • Developer: Platinum Games
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: TBA

If you’ve played either of the previous two installments of the Bayonetta series then you know that this third installment will be action-packed. The series follows the main protagonist named Bayonetta who is an Umbra Witch. Skilled with what is known as Bullet Arts, players will find themselves battling against angels and demons over the course of the first two installments through the use of extreme gunplay.

Seeing a third installment announced doesn’t come as much surprise as the developers have stated an interest and ideas for a third installment in the past. Unfortunately, we don’t know any fine details for this upcoming third installment.


The Last of Us Part 2

  • Developer: Naughty Dog
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release:  TBA

The Last of Us from development studio Naughty Dog was a hit and now we’re looking at a sequel. E3 will likely shred more details on this upcoming sequel, but for now, we know that the game will take place a few years after the events of the first title.

Likewise, Joel and Ellie are said to make a return as they will likely have to face against more zombie-like creatures and unusual hostile groups. For now, we’ll have to wait for more fine details in regards to the narrative and gameplay, but if it’s like the first installment, we expect that the game will feature some action-packed moments.

While predominately The Last of Us focused more on stealth, gamers may find themselves gunning down a horde of zombies or battling against a group of human hostiles.


Tom Clancy’s: The Division 2

  • Developer: Massive Entertainment
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: March 15, 2019

During Ubisoft’s E3 press conference at E3 2018, we got the unveiling of The Division 2. The video game takes place just months after the events of The Division where disease’s is no longer the main target. Instead, most of America has been cleared from the vital threat but is now under a new civil war. Corrupt government officials have left innocent civilians in a panic for their lives leaving agents within The Division to bring order back to the nation.

There is plenty of action packed into the video game as players gun down the enemy threats, however, what may be most appealing to fans of non-stop action is the introduction to a Raids component. We’re still left wondering just what to expect with Raids, but from the gameplay footage shown off so far, it seems that players will be working together as a unit when battling enemy targets.

As it stands right now, Tom Clancy’s: The Division 2 is set to launch on March 15, 2019.


Skull & Bones

  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Skull & Bones is Ubisoft’s take on a new pirate theme video game. This won’t be the first time Ubisoft made a pirate-themed ship combat title as this component was one element that fans thoroughly enjoyed in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.

Within the game, players will set the high seas in search of loot from easy targets. From what we can gather, your pirate crew can befriend other crews in order to receive aid during desperate battles. However, you must be careful as there is no honor among thieves.

Combat seems to be similar to Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag where players must command shots to be made at other ships all while maneuvering through the ocean. Players can even make upgrades to their ships before they set sail at the harbor.


Wolfenstein: Youngblood

  • Developer: MachineGames
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms: XBO, PS4, PC
  • Release: 2019

A new installment to the Wolfenstein franchise was unveiled during E3 2018. Players will find that this latest installment will not star BJ but instead focus on his twin daughters. Set in the 1980s, the twin daughters are fighting back against the evil Nazi regime.

While there haven’t been too many details released for this particular game, we did get news that Wolfenstein: Youngblood will feature a cooperative game mode, but rest assure that you can still enjoy this game without having a player two join in. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait and see what else to expect from the game in the coming months.


Devil May Cry 5

  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: 2019

What is being called as the true sequel to Devil May Cry 4, players will soon receive the Devil May Cry 5 in 2019. The video game stars Nero who was the protagonist in Devil May Cry 4 and from the footage shown off during E3 2018, we can expect plenty of fluid high-speed action.

There haven’t been too many details released regarding the game so far, but Capcom did unveil some story premise in a press release. After years have passed since the legions of hell step foot in the world, a new demonic invasion is starting. Players will once again have to fight off the various demons and save humanity.

Currently, the game is slated to launch at some point in Spring of 2019 so we imagine new information regarding the mechanics and storyline will be revealed in the coming months.


Gears of War 5

  • Developer: The Coalition
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Gears of War 5 was officially revealed during Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference. The video game follows Kait Diaz as she begins a new journey to cross Sera and unveil the truth to the Locust origins but there appear to be bigger and deeper meanings behind her journey.

This still seems to be the intense action-packed third-person title we’ve come to know and love from the Gears series so the real question at this point is what is The Coalition bringing on with this next installment. From more enemy creatures to high impact weapons, there never seems to be a limit to where Gears of War will take the action sequence moments for gamers to enjoy.

Likewise, because the release window only states that the game is launching in 2019, developers have plenty of time to work with before revealing new details.


Borderlands 3

  • Developer: Gearbox Software
  • Publisher:  2K Games
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release:  September 13, 2019

Borderlands is a successful video game franchise though despite having a following, we haven’t had a third main installment since Borderlands 2 launched in 2012. However, in a surprise announcement during PAX East, we got the announcement of Borderlands 3 which is slated to launch in September of this year. We haven’t got too many details about the game at the moment, but apparently, this time around there will be four new vault hunters and two cult leader antagonists to deal with. This game is likely going to have plenty of information roll out during E3 of this year but so far the trailer footage revealed so far looks to be the traditional gameplay we’ve come to know and love from the franchise which meaning there is plenty of over-the-top action and gun play.


Halo: Infinite

  • Developer: 343 Industries
  • Publisher: Microsoft
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: TBD

We really can’t go into too much detail about Halo: Infinite as there hasn’t been really any information released so far about the game. This will be the next major installment to the Halo franchise which will continue the story for Master Chief. A small teaser was released during E3 2018 and since then the development team over at 343 Industries have yet to give any information regarding just what gamers can expect. Instead, players should prepare for more Master Chief and perhaps another encounter against Cortana but that’s purely speculative. At any rate, we’re hoping that more information about the upcoming Halo title will be revealed during E3 this year so stay tuned for future updates.

We’re sure that you’re familiar with the Halo franchise as its one of the biggest Microsoft exclusives since the early days of the original Xbox. This series puts players into an action-adventure narrative where players are often fighting against the odds through various alien invasions. Halo 5: Guardians did set us up to potentially see Master Chief having to deal with his once-trusty companion Cortana. However, at this point, we don’t know what exactly the narrative will be or any changes 343 Industries is bringing to the upcoming installment.


Doom Eternal

  • Developer: id Software
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms: PC, XBO, PS4
  • Release: 2019

When Doom first got its reboot in 2016, the game became a massive hit. Players were once again thrown into the shoes of Doom Guy as he battles demons in Hell. The game was over-the-top action packed and made it seem that the protagonist could handle any demon that came his way. Now thanks to the Bethesda E3 2019 press conference we know that a sequel is in the works.

The video game will follow the events of the first title where it seems that Hell has arrived on Earth. Doom Guy will once again have to blast away countless demons in order to save humanity from the brink of destruction. Gameplay has shown the protagonist fighting off a slew of demonic monsters that have ran rampant across the city. There doesn’t seem to be really any significant change to the gameplay mechanics from the Doom reboot so we fully expect the same over-the-top action-packed and intense quality of gameplay to show up for the sequel.


Rage 2

  • Developer: Avalanche Studios, id Software
  • Publishers: Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Rage is back with a brand new installment. Rage 2 will toss players into the role of Walker who is the last ranger. It’s your job to survive in this dangerous world after mutants flooded the world thanks to an otherworldly asteroid struck the surface. We also know that thirty years have passed since the events of the first Rage so you can expect to see a few familiar characters.

This is still a brutal FPS with an open world for players to explore, though information is still a bit scarce on the title. However, in past interviews about the game, Tim Willits, id Software a co-developer working on Rage 2, has stated that the developers are revamping the overall game with a better overall story, vehicles, characters and of course weapons.

For now, we’ll have to wait and see what information is slowly unveiled for this upcoming title but it already has us interested in checking the game out when it launches.

From the gameplay footage so far revealed for Rage 2 it appears that this game is still very action-packed. Players will be facing against a wide range of hostiles. There are also a few new weapons being tossed in such as a spear that can track down enemies for players to send out and eliminate which should add an extra bit of strategy during the chaotic firefights.


The Outer Worlds

  • Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
  • Publisher: Private Division
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Obsidian Entertainment is a well-known and beloved video game development studio after they have released countless iconic RPG titles. For instance, the developers were responsible for Fallout: New Vegas and during The Game Awards 2018 came the announcement of The Outer Worlds. This is a brand new experience which resembles a bit like their past Fallout: New Vegas work. Within the game players will be embarking on an adventure set in the distant future where mankind has colonized space. So far we know that players will be investigating megacorporations to find just how strong of a hold they have on life and the colonized worlds.

Just like with past RPG titles developed under Obsidian Entertainment, the gameplay narrative will present players with multiple answers and options. Depending on the options selected may result in various branching storylines. Unfortunately, we don’t have too many details regarding the game narrative and gameplay mechanics. However, as mentioned, this is an RPG adventure so players can still expect to see various customization options and a massive world to explore.

So far we don’t have too much information regarding the game and what we can expect but it’s set to be a first-person sci-fi RPG. Our first trailer which can be viewed above does indicate some action to be had with bounty hunters, taking on corporations through heavy firefight and even monstrous creatures that will likely prove to be a hostile force to deal with when exploring areas outside of cities.


Left Alive

  • Developer: Square Enix
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: PS4, PC
  • Release: 2019

Left Alive is an upcoming title being crafted up by some veterans of the video game industry. You have creators who had their hands in the Armored Core, Metal Gear Solid, to Xenoblade Chronicles series all working on this action survival game. This title will take place in the year 2127 at a war-torn Novo Slava where gamers will take the role of three different protagonists. According to Square Enix, these protagonists will showcase the human story of survival during the midst of an invasion though the play style will cater to a variety of gamers. For instance, players will be able to use stealth mechanics and avoid confrontation or head in guns blazing.

This is a third person shooter for the most part. Screenshots have since been released showcasing both action and stealth-based mechanics. Gameplay was also showcased during the Tokyo Game Show 2018 where players are shown to also take command of a mech which also seems to be a bigger element to the video game as well.


Apex legends

  • Developer: Respawn Entertainment
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts

Much like Fortnite, Apex Legends is a battle royale video game title. It’s quickly becoming the latest and greatest within the genre due to the fact that is also another free video game title to download. Likewise, Respawn Entertainment kept this game a secret which generated a ton of hype when it was released into the market. Gamers quickly downloaded this title and it gathered millions of players within its initial launch week. Again, the game is a battle royale title so ultimately this first-person shooter will have players striving to be the last man standing.

Players will find that the game will focus on teams of three and that the characters featured are hero classed based which offers their own unique attributes and abilities. Likewise, if you enjoy the Titanfall series then you will find that this game actually takes place in the same universe. Apex Legends takes place approximately thirty years after the events of Titanfall 2. If you never really tried a battle royale title then honestly we save give this title a try. It’s currently the biggest hit right now and as a result, you’ll find that there is a massive community actively playing the game. Best of all, if you have a few friends then you can easily start a squad together for online matches.


Code Vein

  • Developer: Bandai Namco Studios
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XO
  • Release: 2019

Code Vein is an upcoming title being developed by Shift, which you may know from their past works such as the God Eater franchise. Since its announcement, little information was given out in regards to Code Vein, although, thanks to the Tokyo Game Show, a new narrative trailer was officially unveiled. This is an action role-playing video game that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world that is flooded with vampires. It seems that the world’s blood supply is running thin and as a result, there’s become a division between vampires.

Players will be tasked with fighting back against the Queen and her army of bloodthirsty vampires. This is an open world game set in a dystopian environment and Bandai Namco has stated that the gameplay was inspired by the Dark Souls franchise. So if you’re a fan of that franchise then this is definitely a game you’ll want


Best Games of 2018