PC will rule above all in 2019!
2018 it’s coming to an end, and I already talked about the best titles I’ve played this year. But hey, 2019 is going to have more if not even better titles coming to our humble computers, both Triple-A and indie as well. From old school to new generation, here are in no particular order 10 of the most interesting titles coming next year.
1: Blazing Chrome
The wonderful people at JoyMasher are back again with some kickass run n’ gun action in the form of Blazing Chrome. This title inspired by games such as Contra 3 and Metal Slug will make your jaws drop harder than your pants after taking a look at its latest trailer:
As you can see, this game has the word “amazing” pasted all over its design and levels, and the best thing of all is that the game can be played with a friend in co-op! Now you have an excuse to go out and ask strangers to come to your house, so go for it champ!
(Disclaimer: TheLootGaming is not encouraging you to invite strangers to your house, but making new friends would be a nice thing to do Fred, you f*cking asshat)
Blazing Chrome will appear on PC, Switch and PS4 early 2019. Trust me on this: knowing how amazing Danilo Dias and Thais Weiller work, I can assure you this one is going to be an easy entry for the next Best Games of the Year list.
2: Metro Exodus
Metro, Metro, Metro. My relationship with the Metro series is… Rough. I loved Metro 2033 (the Redux version, I can’t stand how weird the original version handles) and I had a decent time with Last Light, even if the sequel feels really poorly polished at times with textures clipping and some really cheap moments of “screwing your stealth run with forced killing sections 101”. But hey, at least they gave an okay conclusion to Artyom’s tale, so I can’t wait to see who I’m going to play as in Exodus-oh wait it’s, Artyom again. Huh.
Aside from having our friendly Russian neighbourhood Artyom back, Exodus is going to introduce some really big improvements to the franchise that will make it probably the best of the trilogy. Huge levels to explore, real-time gun customization, new mechanics in order to be fully immersed in the wasteland… And bears!
Metro Exodus will arrive February 15 for PC, Xbox One and PS4. Let’s hope this one is worth the bullets.
3: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
From Software is basically making my wet dreams a reality at this point. Not happy enough with giving people an awesome experience with Bloodborne and its gothic landscapes, this crazy studio will serve us now Japanese demons and folklore with a small topping in the form of a prosthetic arm. You know, the usual thing to wear on the Sengoku period.
You can read our Sekiro Hands-On Preview (Gamescom 2018) here.
Samurai, spells, monks and lots of oni will come out on PC and PS4 on March 22. And speaking of ancient mythology…
4: Kharon’s Crypt
HA! You thought I was only going to talk about one indie? Guess again smarty pants, because indies are going to save the world in 2019! I hope so because boy we are f*cked. Anyway, let’s talk about the game made by Andromeda Project.
Kharon’s Crypt is basically what happens when an indie studio grabs the isometric perspective of the old Zelda games and puts an interesting concept inside of it (read this like you were stoned for laughs): what if you killed your enemies as like an enemy, dude?
Jokes aside, the idea and style behind this game feels like a really fun experience, and you can actually take a look at it right now by playing its free demo! And hey, if it tickles your curiosity it’s going to release on Switch too, so there’s that. Be ready to become your worst enemy this 2019 with Kharon’s Crypt!
This game. THIS F*CKING GAME is going to be one of my favourite titles of 2019 and I don’t even have to watch it more than 2 minutes of it in order to know that. Just look please, just do it:
Blasphemous is metroidvania in its purest form. No roguelike elements, no procedurally generated levels that screw up the flow of the game and the most important thing: no need for people to say that this is “just like Dark Souls”. Ugh, fine, I’m not fooling anyone with that statement, of course, people are going to say that it’s a 2D Dark Souls.
Despite that, The Game Kitchen’s title has some mad charisma on its designs. We will handle The Penitent One, a guy so edgy he has thorns even on the grip of his sword. The Penitent One will slay his way up against tons of creatures inspired by many religious symbols and paintings from Spanish painters such as Francisco de Goya and others. Also, we will see blood, TONS of blood.
Blasphemous will release next year on PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox One and Linux in 2019. if 2018 was the year of overcoming your depression with games like Celeste, 2019 will be the year of overcoming your limits by slaying the crap out of every single obstacle that tries to stop you!
6: Flynn: Son of Crimson
The year of indies baby, YEAH! This time I have for you a nice deal in the form of an action 2D platformer that has big fluffy dogs and awesome combat. Also goblins.
Created by Studio Thunderhorse, Flynn: SoC will put us on the boots of the homonymous character in a quest to save the world from the shadows that try to awake once again upon his world. And you know what is the best way to fight shadows? By kicking the ever living hell out of them with a combat system so fresh and satisfying that you’ll probably play Metal Gear Rising’s OST on the background from time to time while playing this game.
Still not riding the Hype Train with me? Play its free demo then! Bear in mind that this was the demo from the Kickstarter and now the team has improved a lot in many areas. If you are interested in this lovely indie title, Flynn: Son of Crimson will appear this year on PC, Xbox One and PS4.
7: Devil May Cry 5
I don’t know about you, but when DMC 5 was announced back on E3 2018 I was the one who wanted to pull my Devil Trigger if you catch my subtle “having an erection” allegory. Do I love the DMC franchise? It doesn’t reach levels of love like Castlevania, Metroid or Resident Evil, but the original DMC and DMC 3 were something that I loved as a kid back in the day. And hey, thanks to these games I learned that having a boss gauntlet at the end of every game is a really boring and annoying thing to put at the end of your game (this is how you earn to be blocked on Twitter by Kamiya kids)!
Aside from that issue, I still enjoy playing the Devil May Cry series quite a lot, and DMC 5 feels like the next step in the franchise. The 4th entry was fun yet flawed, as having to literally backtrack the ENTIRE game as Dante once you reach a certain point of the game felt really boring and uninspired in terms of level design.
Am I afraid of DMC 5 screwing things up? You bet. Do I want to play it the moment it comes out? Absolutely. DMC 5 will come out March 8 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. It’s time to rock and free our darkness inside us!
8: My Friend Pedro
Killing with style in video games feels good. Killing with style while an imaginary banana guides you through a bunch of levels filled to the brim with gangsters and mobsters trying to kill you feels f*cking amazing. Here’s My Friend Pedro:
I’m not going to say anything else after that trailer. My Friend Pedro comes out this year for PS4 and PC. Get it once it’s out, please.
9: Ori and the Will of the Wisps
ORI IS BACK BABY, YEAH! I loved the first title and you can bet I’m going to love its sequel. After the events of Ori and the Blind Forest, our lovely… Squirrel-thing will try to save the forest once again from a grim end by the hands of dark forces. Again. OK, I admit it: this sequel doesn’t sound like it’s going to stray too far from the first game but at least we are going to have more Ori!
We have multiplayer now, so that’s a thing. Also, we are going to use some new skills for Ori like a grappling energy hook in order to reach higher places among other new stuff that will come in handy in our new adventure.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps will come out on Xbox One and PC this year. Hope you are ready to cry because this one aims towards that for sure.
10: Resident Evil 2 Remake
Come on, just COME. THE F*CK. ON. You thought I was going to make a list of games that you should play in 2019 without adding the motherf*cking remake of Resident Evil 2? I thought you knew me better Internet.
Do you want to know how much I want this game? I claimed that this Remake was going to make you crap your pants just by watching a small gameplay of it. Heck, I’m writing a retrospective about Resident Evil in general and I’m still not done with it by the time this Top 10 will be out, so you know how much I want to see good ol’ Leon boy and Claire Crimsonplain.
The incident involving zombies in a mansion located in the outskirts of the city will arrive on January 25 of this year for PS4, PC and Xbox One. What better way to start 2019 than stepping once again into the world of survival horror?
And those are some of the titles we will be able to play this year. 2018 was incredible for video games (the world got really screwed but again, nothing new in that area) with amazing titles like Celeste, Dead Cells or Way of the Passive Fist among other Triple-A games like God of War or Spider-Man. Let’s see if 2019 can surpass last year with even more amazing gamevids!