Top Upcoming Action Video Games of 2019

Note: This article was updated in August of 2018.

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.

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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.


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.


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.

We’re not surprised that id Software and Bethesda Softworks are bringing on a new Doom title as the first 2016 release did fantastically. However, we don’t have too many details to talk about right now as information is slated to be released during QuakeCon 2018.

From the trailer, it seems that Hell has found its way onto Earth and it’s up to you to save humanity. For now, the game is slated to release at some point in 2019.


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.

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