The Best Upcoming Single-Player Video Games of 2019

Note: This article was updated in May 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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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.

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.

Our protagonist is a rookie who must fight against the Queen and the corrupted bloodthirsty vampires that gave their allegiance to this seemingly unstoppable force. Being an action role-playing video game, there’s more freedom in how players attack their opponents, but the developers have opted to run with a Dark Souls style approach.

Cyberpunk 2077

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

CD Projekt is known for their works with The Witcher series that started all the way back in 2007 and didn’t wrap up until 2016. Now that The Witcher game series has come to an end, more of a focus has been put on their upcoming project, Cyberpunk 2077.

Cyberpunk 2077 is open-world RPG that’s set in the distant future. Apparently, this upcoming title will also be massive and the biggest open-world title that the developers have ever worked on. As a result, we can expect a long narrative, a seamless filled open-world environment along with countless quests to complete. From the gameplay footage we have seen so far for the game, this science fiction based world will have players exploring a massive city and tweaking their character with new useful augmentations.

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 along with the announcement of Silent Hills. The latter of the two was quickly canceled shortly before Kojima took his leave from the Konami company and that sparked quite a bit of outrage on its own.

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. Likewise, it seems that our main character is some sort of a deliveryman who is sent out with precious cargo in a hostile world.

Days Gone

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

Days Gone was originally slated to launch in 2018 but has since been delayed. 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.

Devil May Cry 5

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

During E3 2018, Capcom revealed that a new installment to the Devil May Cry franchise will be coming out in 2019. Devil May Cry 5 will take place a few years after Devil May Cry 4 where Nero will once again have to fight off against a new demon invasion. Combat will be fluid and fast-paced much like what the series is known for. As for the narrative, we know that the game will feature both Nero and Dante when the duo both end up crossing paths through the latest demonic invasion as they attempt to clear the area.

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. 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.

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.

Dying Light 2

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

The sequel to Dying Light is launching in 2019. Once again, players will be fighting against a horde of undead with stronger enemies lurking out at night. One of the new elements that the game will be bringing to the table is the narrative journey.

This time around, within Dying Light 2 players will have some control on the story. Missions will give players more freedom in choice likewise there are dialogue options which can drastically alter your protagonist’s journey and gameplay. If you enjoyed the first installment then you will definitely want to keep track of its sequel. Developers over at Techland seemed to have really stepped up on the game both in terms of mechanics and narrative.

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 inline with the past installments. Players will be going through cover-based combat while also sawing through hostilities. This game, much like other video game titles on this list offer a multiplayer component but you can still enjoy the game as a single-player experience.

Ghost Of Tsushima

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

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.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

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

You’re likely already aware of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. This game has been anticipated since its announcement, especially because other single-player focused Star Wars titles prior to this announcement have been killed off. At any rate, Respawn Entertainment has had a good track record so far with video game titles though they have been working on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and slowly been releasing information regarding the game. What we know so far is that this game will take place right after Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.

Players will be following a padawan that managed to escape Order 66 which has slain a great amount of the Jedi across the galaxy. Now with Jedi being hunted down, players will have to live in secrecy as they attempt to hone in their force powers and Jedi teachings. Best of all for fans of single-player video game titles then you’ll be delighted to know that this game doesn’t feature any multiplayer component. Instead, you’re going to have a longer action-adventure campaign focus.

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. Furthermore, from the gameplay shown off, Ellie appears to still be quite useful in taking down hostile threats along with maneuvering through overgrown terrains.

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.

Kingdom Hearts III

  • 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.

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.

Nioh 2

  • Developer: Team Ninja
  • Publisher: Koei Tecmo
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: 2019

It was during Sony’s E3 2018 press conference that we got the unveiling of Nioh 2. During the conference, a small trailer showcased the video game which we can expect the over-the-top action RPG elements that were present during the first installment.

Unfortunately, there weren’t any details regarding the game attached to the conference and we’re still waiting for developers to announce what the game narrative will be based around. With that said, we do know that Nioh 2 will be connected to the first installment.

Resident Evil 2

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

Capcom’s Resident Evil franchise was one of a few video game series that helped paved the road for the survival horror genre. Resident Evil was iconic and much beloved, resulting in remakes and overhauls for releases on later generation consoles.

Resident Evil 2 was announced by Capcom to be in-development for a remake. We waited for a couple years before Capcom unveiled the remake announcement trailer and gameplay footage. Outside of the fantastic visuals in comparison to its original release, there seems to be very little changed. The narrative remains the same along with the enemies you’ll encounter though the developers opted to deliver fans with an over-the-should style camera.

The Surge 2

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

After the success of The Surge, developers Deck13 Interactive are working on the sequel for a release in 2019. This is a science fiction action RPG that took inspirations from the Souls series but in a futuristic setting. From The Surge, we know that the planet has been slowly dying with most of the resources were used up causing environmental diseases.

If you enjoyed the first title, then you can expect a more finely tuned sequel with some slight changes. For instance, this upcoming sequel, players will be able to completely customize their character, combat will be harder and furthermore, the game will be set in a bigger open-world environment.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

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

A new installment to the Wolfenstein franchise was unveiled during E3 2018. Players will find that this latest installment will not star BJ but instead focus on his twin daughters. Set in the 1980s, the twin daughters are fighting back against the evil Nazi regime.

While there haven’t been too many details released for this particular game, we did get news that Wolfenstein: Youngblood will feature a cooperative game mode, but rest assure that you can still enjoy this game without having a player two join in. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait and see what else to expect from the game in the coming months.

Shenmue III

  • 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.

Yoshi’s Crafted World

  • Developer: Good-Feel
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: 2019

Yoshi’s Crafted World was teased for a short while now and it appears that we’re going to see this game release into the market for the Nintendo Switch within the Spring season of 2019. For those unfamiliar with the game, this is a brand new Yoshi title that still contains the side-scrolling platforming gameplay that the franchise is known for. Similar to the Paper Mario series, Yoshi’s Crafted World will see our favorite dinosaur fighting off Shy Guys and other hostilities in a construction paper style world.

Within this game, players will still have to swallow enemies and turn them to eggs in order to destroy them but there’s one slight unique twist into this installment. This game will have players go through levels twice where Yoshi can flip the level world around revealing a whole different side full of other puzzles and collectibles that were previously unavailable or only capable of being solved by viewing the level from a particular viewpoint.

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

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

There is no shortage of video game installments to The Legend of Zelda franchise and as a surprise reveal during Nintendo’s February Direct upload in 2019 we got the reveal of a new remake from the series. For those who owned an original Game Boy, you may have enjoyed The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. Now you can prepare to enjoy that game all over again in a massive overhaul on the Nintendo Switch. This series is a well-known action-adventure title where players take on the role of Link and essentially saves the day from evil. With so many installments released, it’s not too surprising to see Nintendo look back at some of the classics that haven’t had its time in the spotlight in a number of years.

As mentioned, this game is a perfect action-adventure that plays like the traditional old school Zelda titles. The game is done in a top-down perspective and given a more cartoonish style visuals. Throughout the game, players will be solving puzzles along with clearing dungeons and fighting bosses, much like how the series is known for. Best of all, if you’re not interested in the trend of battle royale titles and online focused gameplay then you can sit back and enjoy this single-player experience. Currently, the game is slated to release at some point this year for the Nintendo Switch.

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