Video Games — 2019 Game Reviews

On the heels of a tremendous year in gaming in 2018, this year (2019) is no slouch and I am SUPER excited! I started as a PC gamer back in the early 90s and entered the console world, adopting a new platform over the passing years. I don’t get enough time to play as much as I would prefer, so whenever I can squeeze out some gaming time I have to make it count. So if you are like me, this list will be a godsend.

Here is my list of the top 10 most anticipated video games, feel free to fight me (in the comments only), but seriously give me your suggestions if you think I left anything off or if you disagree with my order. So without further ado:

Resident Evil 2 — Capcom is back at it again with a very personal favorite of mine and with the greater emergence of the Zombie genre, which shows no signs of abating. Resident Evil 2 is a remake of the original game and the hype is real with the release date of January 25, 2019, available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One consoles. I rate it 9 out of 10.


Far Cry New Dawn — Ubisoft unveils its most recent installment of Far Cry with New Dawn. There are many aspects to the gameplay and storyline that some may find appealing, while there are some elements that others may find less appealing depending on your taste. The game was released February 15, 2019, on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One, under the Montreal operation of Ubisoft.


Anthem — with a release date of February 22 the long-awaited release has finally materialized. Anthem comes out on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One consoles. The below review shares some of my sentiments. Check this game review for more information.


Mortal Kombat 11 — This is my personal favorite largely due to nostalgia and I simply love fighting games. I am happy that this NetherRealm Studios title is available on the main consoles — PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch. The graphic nature of the games is an appealing aspect for me however, some parents may find this content objectionable, so viewer discretion is advised. Cut scenes and Fatalities are awesome! Check them out below for your own entertainment and research.


Dirt Rally 2.0 — A gem from Codemasters, this second installment of the rally variant in the Dirt series is a joy to play, but may have a steep learning curve for n00bs. The physics is real and the environment actually changes over time and depending on your position relative to other drivers with the track being torn up when you go further down the order. Be patient and enjoy the ride in this video game. Dirt Rally 2.0 is available on PC, PS4, Xbox One consoles, with a release date of February 26 this year.


Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice — FromSoftware delivers this game in third person view, has limited role-playing elements and a noticeable absence of character creation, with absolutely no multiplayer elements. Experiment with the stealth elements; it takes a little nuance, but with the ability to revive yourself on the spot (certain conditions apply). This differs from respawning which only works to bring you back to an earlier checkpoint. Start swinging your katana from March 22, on the PC, PS4, Xbox One consoles.


Devil May Cry 5 — OMG this is maximum fun. I really don’t get enthusiastic about many games, but this Capcom creation took me by surprise. There is so much to this game, I feel like a blathering idiot. Hey, I will do you a favor and let you watch this professional review, they do a much better job than I ever could. Enjoy Devil May Cry 5 on major consoles — PC, PS4, Xbox One from March 8, 2019.


Days Gone — It has been four years in the making but you can finally get your hands on this PS4 only video game from April 26, 2019. Days Gone is a post-apocalyptic action-adventure set in a third-person perspective. You control your character in this survival horror, which many players may find addictive. Will there be zombie… of course, there will be zombies, it’s a survival horror and the main character reminds me of Daryl Dixon of The Walker Dead. Credit SIE Bend Studio for making this much-awaited release come to life, after teasing us with demos at successive E3 shows in 2016 and 2017.


Rage 2 — Full disclosure, I prefer first-person shooters rather than third-person games. Enjoy this open world post-apocalyptic video game, using limited character attribute customizability such as their gender, skills, or attire. Take your time to develop your new skills. I love the vehicular combat as I can operate any type of vehicle within the video game’s environment. Cop this game on PC, PS4, Xbox One consoles from May 14, compliments Avalanche Studios and id Software.


Gears of War 5 — Gears of War is a third-person science-fiction shooter developed by The Coalition on Microsoft’s Xbox One console with a PC derivative. Scheduled to be released later in 2019, so the anticipation continues.


[BONUS] Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order — Team Ninja has scheduled this video game to be released in Q2 or Q3 2019, this third-person superhero video game come exclusively to Switch with a plethora of playable characters. This is the third installment of this Marvel title and it features an impressive roster that includes The Avengers, X-Men, The Defenders, S.H.I.E.L.D, X-Force, along with central super-villains Thanos and Black Order appear alongside Ultron, Green Goblin, Kingpin, Sentinels, Ronan the Accuser, Ultimo, and Nebula, who appear in the debut trailer.

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