Top Upcoming FPS Video Games Of 2019

Note: This article was updated in May of 2019.

With the 2019 year approaching we have plenty of great video game titles to look forward in playing. This list we have compiled are some of the most anticipated FPS video games set to launch within the upcoming year.

You’ll want to keep this list bookmarked as we’ll continue to update it with new video game announcements and updates. Without further ado, here is our current picks for the best upcoming FPS video game titles of 2019.

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Borderlands 3

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

Borderlands has been around since last generation platforms and after a little break, we got the newest installment coming down the pipeline, Borderlands 3. This is a classic series that was perfect for multiplayer game sessions. Players could join together and fight off a slew of enemies and seek out precious loot such as upgraded weapons, though as we know how this fad has turned into a money grab service. It looks as if this original feel and tone of the Borderlands franchise are back and we have some high expectations.

This first-person shooter video game is set to take place after the events of Tales from the Borderlands where Troy and Tyreen Calypso have discovered Vaults outside of Pandora. Players take on the role of a Vault Hunter which was recruited by Lilith who is tasked in stopping the evil duo. While we’re waiting for more information to come out, we will apparently see plenty of past characters from the Borderlands franchise return for the third main installment which has us thinking of just who may show up.

Rage 2

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

Rage 2 was officially announced during Bethesda’s E3 2018 press conference. We know that the game will still be an FPS filled with over-the-top action. Likewise, the game will follow the last ranger known as Walker who must attempt to survive in the world that’s filled with mutants.

This is an open-world title that gamers will be able to freely explore at their own pace. Because the game is set thirty years after the events of Rage, players may see a few older but familiar faces from the first installment.

Metro Exodus

  • Developer: 4A Games
  • Publisher: Deep Silver
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: February 22, 2019

Metro: Exodus is a FPS with survival horror elements tossed within. The game is set a few years after the events of Metro: Last Light, where players take on the role of Artyom who decides to flee to the far east in search of a new life.

Much like the last installment, players will have a variety of enemies and creatures that will lurk about. Likewise, we may see a few new weapons and scavenging materials as you embark on your journey. Within the game, the story will take place over a course of a single year which means that players will see the change of seasons in environments as they progress.

Back 4 Blood

  • Developer: Turtle Rock Studios
  • Publisher: Turtle Rock Studios
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Back 4 Blood is an upcoming spiritual sequel to the Left 4 Dead franchise which was originally developed by the development team Turtle Rock Studios. It looks like the gang is bringing back the franchise in a new way since Valve hasn’t brought out a true third installment for the series. This announcement so far doesn’t come with a lot of details unfortunately. Instead, we’re only given a brief little bit of information. We know that the game will play out similar to the Left 4 Dead franchise, it will offer multiplayer and it will have a full campaign.

Dying Light 2

  • Developer: Techland
  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Techland is back to deliver fans of the Dying Light franchise a new installment in 2019. The video game will once again see players facing against the undead threat but this time in a new city location. Most of these locations around the world are run by conflicting factions making it an on-going battle as to who is in control of the area.

Just as before, this is an FPS with melee combat elements tossed in as well. You’ll find that your character can maneuver around buildings and objects easily with parkour-style skills. However, one of the biggest changes to the game from the first installment is that developers are giving players a variety of choices. These choices will result in players being able to alter the narrative campaign so you’ll want to carefully decide your actions as they may have heavy repercussions.

Doom Eternal

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

Far Cry: New Dawn

  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: February 15, 2019

Note: Spoilers for Far Cry 5

If you enjoyed Far Cry 5 then you know that the ending leaves you hanging. At the end of the game you find that the world is on the brink of collapsing due to the end of the world and you find yourself stuck with the antagonist where the game ends following credits. Now if you’re hoping to find out what happens after the credits roll and what has happened to Hope County after the nuclear blast then you’ll get the opportunity in Far Cry New Dawn. This title takes place seventeen years after the events of Far Cry 5 where you will find returning characters from Far Cry 5 and the result of the protagonist and antagonist of Far Cry 5.

With Hope County mangled and distorted by the nuclear blast, players will find new land masses to explore. Survivors have started to rebuild the world but a new threat of bandits has prevented Hope County from truly being free from tyranny control. Players will be stepping up to free up outposts and preventing from the new bandit group controlled by twin sisters from destroying Hope County and the innocent citizens who dwell within it.

Just like the past installments to the Far Cry franchise, Far Cry New Dawn will be a first-person shooter. Players will have a variety of weapons to use against the enemy though being that this game will take place after the nuclear blast of Far Cry 5 then we may find more unique weapons to use. There is already a new weapon revealed which allows players to shoot out circular saws at enemies, essentially sawing them in half. However, we’re interested in seeing if any other creative weapons were crafted up as civilization in Hope County attempted to get their lives back in order.

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 to 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.

There’s still plenty of information we’re waiting to hear about The Outer Worlds though from what has been shown off so far does indicate that this game will predominantly be a first-person shooter. Players will be able to collect a variety of melee and firearms as they explore the world and it seems most of these weapons are available to be further customized that can add different elemental damage but again, Obsidian Entertainment has yet to further go into detail regarding the customization aspect of the game.

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.

While we don’t have any official gameplay footage for the title yet and bigger news is bound to come out during E3 2019, it’s a safe bet that this will be a first-person shooter experience, much like the previous main installments from the franchise. Outside of using vehicles and perhaps select weaponry, you’ll continue to view the world from inside the spartan helmet.

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.


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