30 Games of 2019 That Will Blow Your Mind

2018 is coming to an end and with it, we saw the release of some pretty big video game titles. While some of us may still be going through Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War, or Spider-Man, there is a ton of great video game titles to look forward in playing this coming year. In fact, 2019 is shaping up to be a massive year full of big-name titles that we’ve been waiting on for years to even recent surprise announcements that are launching in a few months time.

We’re certainly keeping tabs on our most anticipated video game titles of 2019 and we’re here to give you a quick look at some of the best and expected games to launch before 2020. Likewise, we would love to hear your thoughts on our picks. Let us know if we missed out on a video game title that you’re personally looking forward in playing by leaving a comment down below. Without further ado, here are our picks for the best 30 video game titles that will blow you away in 2019.


#30 Mortal Kombat 11

  • Developer: NetherRealm Studios
  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, NS
  • Release: April 23, 2019

Mortal Kombat is a staple to the fighting genre with so many titles flooding the market across generations of platforms. In a surprise reveal at The Game Awards 2018 we got our first announcement that developers over at NetherRealm Studios are working on the eleventh main installment to the Mortal Kombat franchise. We don’t know very much at all regarding this game other than what was shown off during the first reveal trailer.

Within the trailer we saw Scorpion and Raiden battling and it looks like there will be some time element at play when a female character was shown next to a reverse flowing hourglass. For those who pre-order the game, you will receive access to Shao Kahn as a bonus character but we imagine that the developers have character packs readily available throughout the game’s launch serving as additional past Mortal Kombat characters to other franchise crossovers much like their previous release, Mortal Kombat X.


#29 The Surge 2

  • Developer: Deck13 Interactive
  • Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

In 2017, Deck13 Interactive developed The Surge, a science fiction action RPG which follows a story of humanity, the evolution of technology and the downfall of world resources. For the most part, the game received positive reviews leaving the developer to once again pick up the world and seek out a new installment.

The Surge 2 is slated to release in 2019 where players are set into a broken down city and as a result, level design will be far larger than the areas gamers could roam within the title’s predecessor. Likewise, it seems that combat will also see a more brutal polish this time around, but we’re currently waiting to hear more information on this upcoming title.


#28 Man of Medan

  • Developer: Supermassive Games
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Supermassive Games has already a nice track record when it comes to horror titles as the development studio brought out an iconic hit for the PlayStation 4 in the form of Until Dawn. The video game series has received a couple spinoff titles of its own though now the developers are looking at a new trilogy of titles set to also be horror titles.

The developers are calling it The Dark Anthology with the first title being Man of Medan. So far we know that the game will feature a cast of characters that, much like Until Dawn, can all be killed. This time around players will be diving into the sea with a group of friends in search of sunken treasure but it turns out that there’s something else lurking in the depths below.

We’re keeping tabs on this game for any news related to the title though so far we only have one trailer and a release window of sometime in 2019.


#27 Skull & Bones

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

In Skull & Bones, players will be clawing their way to the top as they command a pirate crew. Overall, the goal of the game is to sail the seas and find easy targets to steal loot, however, as you progress the targets become stronger. Rewards will soon become bountiful thus causing players to make bigger risks all while seeking out help from fellow pirate crews.

Ubisoft looks to be using the same mechanics that were present in their Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag video game. Players will be maneuvering their ship through the seas while commanding their crew to send out a barrage of shots at the enemy. Likewise, it seems that gamers can also tweak their ships before setting sail at the local harbors to ensure their vessel is ready for a fight or a quick getaway.


#26 Luigi’s Mansion 3

  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: 2019

The Luigi’s Mansion series doesn’t have very many installments attached. Outside of its main debut on the Nintendo GameCube, the series only has one other console installment for the Nintendo 3DS called Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon. With the franchise, players are put into the role of Luigi who must bust a variety of ghosts and while we knew that the original installment was soon finding a release again in the market for the Nintendo 3DS, it came as a surprise that a third installment was in the works.

During a September 2018 Nintendo Direct, Nintendo revealed that Luigi’s Mansion 3 is being developed for the Nintendo Switch. Unfortunately, we didn’t get any details as to what this third installment will entail quite yet, but it’s supposedly coming into the market in 2019.

We’re likely going to see some type of Joy-Con motion controller gameplay featured within the game but again, at this point, we’re simply speculating as to what we can expect from the upcoming installment.


#25 Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

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

The Division 2 is slated to launch in 2019 and it will apparently take place just under a year after the events of The Division. Within the game narrative, players will be focusing on a new corrupt government that has begun to strain the daily lives of civilians. It seems that rules are strict and punishments are harsh, resulting in a new civil war.

Within the game, players will once again step into the role of an agent within The Division as they fight back and restore normalcy along with protection to innocents of The United States of America. As for the gameplay mechanics, it still seems that this is still an action-packed title with a focus on cooperative gameplay.


#24 Judge Eyes

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

Sega has been teasing a new IP for a while now stating that the developers who were behind the popular Yakuza series have been working on a brand new IP. This project has apparently been in the works for over three years but we’re only just now getting a look at the game. Gamers can expect Judge Eyes to release next year.

There are still plenty of details that Sega is holding away from the public at the moment but during a PlayStation Lineup Tour event, Sega unveiled Judge Eyes. The game follows a lawyer who is seeking out clues in order to get at the bottom of a crime. Being that this is the development team who was also responsible for bringing out the Yakuza series, you can expect a similar combat system with an open city environment to explore.


#23 Metro Exodus

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

Metro Exodus was originally slated to release in 2018 but has since been delayed until 2019. During E3 2018 new footage was unveiled showing off the world players will be exploring. As you can expect, there is plenty of hostile creatures that lurk about followed by a bit of gunplay as you progress through the journey. We’re also given the release date for the game as players can expect the title to launch on February 22, 2019. This is also a title several gamers have been patiently waiting for as it follows the events of both the Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light. Now that we are able to join back into the world an make our way through the post-apocalyptic Earth as our main protagonist, Artyom seeks out a new life.


#22 Shenmue 3

  • Developer: Neilo, Ys Net
  • Publisher: Deep Silver
  • Platforms: PC, PS4
  • Release: August 27, 2019

After what felt like eons of being stuck in development hell, Shenmue III will finally hit store shelves in August of 2019. This game has had a cult following for years with the first two titles being one of the more treasured video game titles of its time despite being a commercial failure.

Years later Yu Suzuki, series creator, unveiled Shenmue III during an E3 conference in 2015. Seeking help from the fans, the development team was able to fund the game production where players will follow Ryo Hazuki as he searches for his father’s killer.

Since the video game’s announcement we have been hit with a few delays with the title most recently set for launch in 2018. However, a new delay that will supposedly allow the developers to further polish the game has pushed the game back until August of 2019 for the PC and PlayStation 4 platforms. Within the game players will be taking on the role of Ryo Hazuki as he continues his journey to find his father’s killer.


#21 Wolfenstein Young Blood

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

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a brand new title into the Wolfenstein franchise that was unveiled during Bethesda’s E3 2018 press conference. Within the game, players will be taking on the role of twin daughters of the past main protagonist from the Wolfenstein series, BJ.

The setting is set to take play in the 1980s where players must save the world again from Nazis but because there are twin daughter protagonists in the mix, players will find that there will be a cooperative gameplay element to the campaign. Nearly twenty years have passed by since Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus narrative where we are introduced to Jess and Soph who are searching for their father B.J. after his disappearance in Paris.


#20 Shen Megami Tensei V

  • Developer: Atlus
  • Publisher: Atlus
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: TBA

Shin Megami Tensei V is currently in development by Atlus and gamers can expect a release on the Nintendo Switch. There are very few details right now in regards to the game though we can still expect the title to take place in present-day Tokyo.

Developers have noted that there would be more of a focus on the Nintendo Switch capabilities as a home console along with the ability to take the Nintendo Switch on-the-go. Unfortunately, the finer details such as the narrative and what new elements are set to be present in the game remain to be seen.


#19 Gears of War 5

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

Gears of War 5, which is also known simply as Gears 5, will follow a female protagonist Kait Diaz. So far what we know about the game is that the story will follow Kait as she embarks away from COG, or known as The Coalition of Ordered Governments Army. Apparently, within the game, Kait has been dealing with visions that may take her journey to showcase truth behind the origins of the Locust. Gameplay seems to be in line with the past installments. Players will be going through cover-based combat while also sawing through hostilities.


#18 Kingdom Hearts 3

  • Developer: Square Enix
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: PS4, XBO
  • Release: January 29, 2019

Kingdom Hearts III is the next major installment to the Kingdom Hearts franchise. After several years, we’re finally receiving the game in January of 2019 and during E3 2018, we’ve seen plenty of Disney characters who will make an appearance within the game.

Sora and his gang are back as they battle evil and roam the different Disney themed planets. For instance, we know that Pirates of the Caribbean, Monsters Inc, Hercules, Toy Story, and Frozen will be present within the game and now that we have an official release date, we can finally see where the story takes us in the coming months. Luckily if you haven’t been well versed in the past Kingdom Hearts titles then Square Enix will offer a brief recap of events to get you going with the latest main installment.


#17 Dragon Age: Dread Wolf Rises

  • Developer: BioWare
  • Publisher: BioWare
  • Platforms: N/A
  • Release: N/A

The Dragon Age franchise received a new title announcement during The Game Awards 2018 though we didn’t get a ton of information. It appears that the game will be called Dragon Age: The Dread Wolf Rises and will be taking place after the last DLC events of Dragon Age: Inquisition, we’ll avoid spoiling anything for now if you have yet to try the game out.

As mentioned this is just a small teaser, something essentially to confirm that BioWare is working on the game and they are not ready to really reveal just what gamers can expect from the upcoming adventure quite yet. We’re not even positive if this game will be released in 2019 but on the chance it is then we suggest keeping an eye out for more information in the coming months.


#16 Death Stranding

  • Developer: Kojima Productions
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: TBA

Death Stranding has a lot riding on it to help with the hype. You have the rocky relationship split between famed developer Hideo Kojima and Konami. Prior to the split was the release of the latest Metal Gear Solid game, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain which was a big success along with the announcement of Silent Hills which was rejoiced by the Silent Hill fan base. The latter of the two was quickly canceled shortly before Kojima took his leave from the Konami company and that sparked massive outrage and backlash to Konami.

This split has left gamers curious as to what Hideo Kojima would do next as rumors started to flood of his leave from video game development and the start of directing films. That soon ended with the announcement of Hideo Kojima opening up his own video game development studio known as Kojima Productions with the first title being Death Stranding.

With all that into consideration, hype quickly built up surrounding this upcoming title, though very little information was unveiled. Instead, we’re given trailer footage showing a world in which creatures kidnap humans after being tracked by sound. For now, we’ll have to wait and see what new information will be revealed.


#15 Sekiro Shadows Die Twice

  • Developer: FromSoftware
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: March 22, 2019

FromSoftware, known best for their Souls series, has a brand new upcoming title known as Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. This is a third-person RPG title with brutal samurai-style swordplay. So far we know that the game will have players take the role of a shinobi who finds his lord was kidnapped. During the scuffle, our protagonist was left battered along with his arm severed.

Thanks to a busshi our shinobi manages to keep his life. In place of his missing arm is a prosthetic that players will be able to equip different gadgets and tools to use again enemies. While the developers FromSoftware may be best known for their Souls series lately, it appears that the Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be a bit different in terms of gameplay and mechanics.

Most of the RPG elements from the Souls series such as classes and character creation will be dropped. Likewise, it seems that stealth is playing a bigger role in the game but we’re still waiting to hear more about the game.


#14 Ghost of Tsushima

  • Developer: Sucker Punch
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: Expected 2019

Ghost of Tsushima is a brand new IP from developers Sucker Punch. These are the same creators who have brought out other notable titles on the PlayStation platform such as Sly Cooper and the Infamous series. This latest title takes players back into an ancient setting within Japan.

The year is 1274 and the Samurai have been quickly taken out by the Khan forces that invaded the island. Jin is one of the very last samurai left and it’s his duty to take down this seemingly unstoppable Khan force from destroying his home.

However, with his samurai brothers fallen from the attacks, Jin quickly learns that the traditional ways of combat won’t save those he love. Instead, Jin must become a ghost and use unconventional tactics to win this war.


#13 Devil May Cry 5

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

Devil May Cry is back with a brand new fifth main installment. The unveil came during Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference where developers promised a fun hack-and-slash action-packed journey that fans have been craving since the release of Devil May Cry 4. What we know about the game so far is that years have passed since hell’s creatures had stepped foot on the world but now a new demonic invasion has begun. The game should be released within Spring of 2019.


#12 Crackdown 3

  • Developer: Reagant Games, Sumo Digital
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: February 22, 2019

Crackdown 3 is another video game title we’ve been patiently waiting to release and it seems that 2019 will be the year that the game will be ready to hit store shelves. Players will once again step into the shoes of an agent who is dealing with a new terrorist organization.

Players will find that the game is centered around destruction as the game is filled with structures and buildings that can be completely demolished. With gamers waiting a number of years now since the release of Crackdown 2, we’re hoping that the gameplay experience can match the hype and anticipation built up for the game.


#11 Days Gone

  • Developer: SIE Bend Studio
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: 2019

Days Gone was originally slated to launch in 2018 however, it has since been delayed for the upcoming year. Developed by SIE Bend Studio, this video game title is set in a post-apocalyptic world where much of humanity has been turned into zombie-like creatures.

Players take control of Deacon St. John who was a former bounty hunter, but now must use his combat and tracking skills in order to survive this new hostile world. Two years have passed since the world became corrupted and our protagonist has taken accustomed to living life on the go, drifting from one makeshift town to another.


#10 Anthem

  • Developer: BioWare
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Anthem is an action RPG being developed by BioWare who have brought out Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and the Mass Effect franchise.

The game is set in a futuristic world where humanity is safely tucked away behind a closed off wall. What lurks beyond the wall are hostile alien creatures that could prove the end of humanity that lives on this planet.

From what we know so far, players are a freelancer, a member of an organization that explores the world beyond the walls. However, in order to safely maneuver around the world and deal with the monsters that await your arrival, players will step into a specialized suit known as a Javelin, which look pretty similar to the Iron Man suits from the Marvel franchise. We’ve seen some incredible video game titles from BioWare in the past and after their rocky reception of Mass Effect: Andromeda, we’re definitely interested in seeing just how well this title does once it’s finally released.


#9 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.


#8 Dying Light 2

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

Dying Light 2 was unveiled during E3 2018 where we are once again tossed into the zombie apocalyptic world and forced to fight for survival. Players will be in a new city location where factions are at a constant battle to retain control of the area. However, the developers are giving players more freedom as they can choose to go down a variety of pathways though they will all have their own particular consequences.

Just as before, this is an open world game that will allow players to traverse freely. With that said, you’ll have to battle the undead if you choose to leave beyond the city walls. Set fifteen years after the events of the original title, Dying Light 2 will still retain the same hostile zombie creatures though they will continue to be lethargic during the day and more aggressive at night.


#7 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.


#6 Doom Eternal

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

After the reboot of Doom, it seems that id Software and Bethesda Softworks are making a brand new installment. 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. We haven’t seen too much gameplay outside of what was revealed during QuakeCon 2018, but from what we saw, it looks like the intense action-packed moments from the Doom reboot is fully present. Gamers can expect to tear through limbs or completely demolishing any demonic force that gets in your way.

Likewise, it appears that there will be a multiplayer component added right into the campaign where players can take the role of a demon and invade another player’s game. However, if you’re not interested in fighting off countless players as you progress through the narrative then this feature can be deactivated.


#5 Jedi Fallen Order

  • Developer: Respawn Entertainment
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

The development team responsible for Titanfall has been working on an untitled Star Wars project for a few years now. Until E3 2018, we have been kept in the dark when it comes to the story and gameplay experience players can expect from the title.

While we still don’t have any gameplay footage, screenshots or even a logo to properly showcase for the game, we do know the title is Jedi: Fallen Order. This will be a single-player game that is set after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith as players take on the role of a surviving padawan that is being hunted down. There has been some backlash towards Electronic Arts on how they have handled the Star Wars titles as of late, but there has been some hype and interest over this upcoming title and the secrecy behind it has definitely helped intrigue gamers for its release sometime next year.


#4 Resident Evil 2

  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Platforms: PC, XBO, PS4
  • Release: January 25, 2019

It was just a few years ago that Capcom revealed that they would be remaking Resident Evil 2 much like how they remade the original Resident Evil title. This is the first time developers have returned to the the game in order to give it a proper HD overhaul for players and during E3 2018, we got our first look at the title.

Not only does Resident Evil 2 look spectacular but it seems that the developers are seeking new ways to bring fans an enjoyable experience. For instance, Capcom is bringing the over-the-should camera view similar to the later Resident Evil titles such as Resident Evil 4 rather than the fixed camera angles.

However, the game narrative still remains the same as players will be taking on the role of Leon and Claire as they make their way through the heavily infected Raccoon City.


#3 The Outer World’s

  • 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.


#2 The Last Of Us Part 2

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

One of the biggest IPs to release on the Sony PlayStation 3 is Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us.  The development team showcased a thrilling narrative mixed with a world we’ve been eager to return since the game launched back in 2013.

Overall, the game is set in a post-apocalyptic world after a disease has turned most of humanity into a fungus type zombie creature. Now with the government in shambles and groups of people seeking a means to survive however possible, players are left with an uphill battle.

Luckily Naughty Dog was willing to explore this world once again with the upcoming sequel likely to launch at some point in 2019. Not too many details have been released in regards to this sequel other than that Ellie and Joel will return with a time jump of five years.


#1 Cyberpunk 2077

  • Developer: CD Projekt Red
  • Publisher: CD Projekt
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: TBA

Best known for their works on The Witcher series, CD Projekt already has a big following on their current project in development. Cyberpunk 2077 was announced back in 2012 though news about the game was scarce. Instead, since its announcement, the focus was put on The Witcher series, though now that the series has finished up, we can expect more announcements and reveals in regards to this upcoming science fiction title.

Cyberpunk 2077 is already confirmed to be an open-world RPG that will be set in the future. Much of the world has been divided into social classes with the lower class subjected to living in harsh old city environments filled with gangs and famine.

Post E3, we finally got a glimpse of the gameplay of Cyberpunk 2077 and it certainly has a lot of players impressed. The cities look to be filled and gameplay choices offers players a means to control how the game is played out with custom RPG elements present to tweak various aspects or skills of the main protagonist. We’re not confirmed to see the game release in 2019 but past rumors and supposed leaks claim that developers over at CD Projekt Red is pushing for a game lunch next year.