The Best Upcoming Single-Player Video Games of 2019

Sometimes it’s nice to sit back and enjoy some video games on your own. There’s no need to jump online and get a gang of friends together for raids or matches. Instead, if you’re looking to enjoy some great video games that allow you to progress at a pace of your choosing then we suggest looking at some of these upcoming video game titles of 2019. These titles are slated to launch at some point in 2019 though there is always the possibility of a video game title being delayed into 2020. Likewise, there are always more video games being announced throughout the year so you’ll want to check back for new updates.

Below are some of the currently anticipated video game titles that seem to be great for players who wish to enjoy a lone wolf style gameplay. With the video game title, there will be a brief description of the video game, information regarding certain details such as developers, platforms and its release date, along with a trailer.

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Planet Zoo
  • Developer: Frontier Developments
  • Publisher: Frontier Developments
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: November 5, 2019

If you enjoyed the old school simulation and management game Zoo Tycoon then you won’t want to miss out on Planet Zoo. This video game is being developed by Frontier Developments, a studio that released Planet Coaster and a company that knows how to make these type of simulation titles. Planet Zoo is set to be a spiritual successor to Zoo Tycoon with players being in control of designing, managing and operating the day-to-day of a lively zoo. It’s all about making a profit while keeping your guests entertain and the animals happy.

It’s worth mentioning that Planet Zoo is looking to make a massive improvement to the overall animal artificial intelligence within the game compared to the original Zoo Tycoon series. For instance, you’ll find that some animals do better with packs than others. Outside of animal intelligence, players can even breed animals and continue to create a lively and populated zoo full of healthy animals. Currently, the video game is set to release in November of this year with a beta taking place towards the end of September.

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.

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.

In The Valley of Gods
  • Developer: Campo Santo
  • Publisher: Valve Corporation
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2019

Campo Santo is a new video game development studio who only has one video game title within their library so far, however, that one title helped put this development studio on the map. You’ve likely either played or heard of their 2016 video game release, Firewatch, a game that followed a narrative journey of a forest fire lookout named Henry.

Throughout the journey, we learn more about Henry and his decision to take a rather lonesome job. Since its release, Campo Santo has been acquired by Valve Corporation though they will continue to work on their upcoming title, In The Valley of Gods.

This is another narrative journey with the setting taking place in 1920 Egypt. Players step into the shoes of Rashida, a former explorer and filmmaker that has been disgraced. Now, Rashida has one last chance to make a big discovery and fulfill her love of adventure, but she will have to seek help from Zora, a former partner she swore to never work with again. If this is anything like Firewatch, the title will be a great single-player adventure title where you can roam the level and enjoy the views while also progressing through the narrative story.

The Sinking City
  • Developer: Frogwares
  • Publisher: Bigben Interactive
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: June 27, 2019

The Sinking City is a game that was originally meant to be Call of Cthulhu until developers, Frogwares, decided to make their own creation. Now this heavily inspired H.P. Lovecraft title is something that has plenty of gamers eyes focused on for a release in June of this year. Players will follow a private investigator by the name of Charles W. Reed who is in New England seeking answers to why the city has been suffering from massive floods. From the look of the teaser trailer, there is clearly something supernatural affecting the area and a dark mystery that will need to be unveiled.

This is a single-player focused video game and its one that will likely have you drawn in. Players will be exploring a city as you attempt to learn what is causing all of this havoc throughout the area. Likewise, in-game mechanics may potentially change simply from the choices and actions you make as your progress the narrative.

Bayonetta 3
  • Developer: Platinum Games
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: TBA

The Bayonetta series will receive a third installment. Development studio Platinum Games has previously spoken of an interest in going back to the series depending on if the sequel, Bayonetta 2, was deemed a success.

Bayonetta 3 has since been announced, though there have been no details as to what gamers can expect from the title. Instead, we will likely see the Umbra Witch, Bayonetta, come back fighting more massive demons and angels. Likewise, there have been statements from the developers suggesting that gamers can expect an even tighter action title when Bayonetta 3 finally hits store shelves.