Top Upcoming Action Video Games of 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.

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

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