Top 10 Single-player Games of 2019 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One
The nuclear winter is fast approaching. Deep Silver’s underrated first person shooter is ready to show off the best things of post-apocalyptic Russia again.
Taking place years after the Last Light, the game no longer restricts you in the underground Metro. For the first time in the series, every major activity happens in the barren streets of Moscow and beyond.
Artyom returns as the game’s original protagonist. He continues his search for a new home inside the irradiated wasteland. In the search of a sanctuary for humanity, fend off mutated creatures and use any means of survival to stay alive. With the game’s new loadout and backpack system, players can freely customize their guns on the fly. It’s first person combat is completely revamped and it’s as slick as ever. We can’t wait!
Wear your gas masks, collect military grade rounds, and get ready for the biggest Metro game to date. It comes out this 15th of February on the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
An apt title for Far Cry's post apocalyptic continuation of sorts to their recent fifth installment. Set seventeen years after the events of Far Cry 5, we'll be taken back to Hope County that looks unrecognizable from what we've seen before. Not only does it have a splash of color with its nuclear superbloom, but we'll also get to witness an empowering takeover with the two leads being female people of color--an answer, perhaps, to the previous game's controversial themes.
As one of the series' first direct sequels in a while, some are worried that this upcoming entry will feel more like an expansion than an all-new title. There will be familiar sights and faces along the way, but there's also plenty of new things ahead like weapon crafting and an Expeditions mode that adds variety to the gameplay. It also looks like they're making up for having to leave Boomer with the new feature that lets you bring along your dogs for the ride. A fresh look at a familiar location, it's set to release on the 15th of next month.
11 years after Devil May Cry 4’s release, CAPCOM’s love child returns to their critically acclaimed hack and slash franchise. Continuing the events after Nero and Dante’s story in 4, they work together once again to uncover a mystery that could change their lives forever.
Nero, Dante and the rest of the Demon-slaying gang will team up to quell this mysterious threat. Featuring a stylish hack and slash combat system, DMCV is not holding back with its fluid animations and insane details. Even the graphics are goddamn great. It really feels like a culmination of the series since 2001.
For the first time in the series, the game features 3 playable characters with their own unique story and abilities. Dante will be all about the ridiculous combat, especially with his devil arms; Nero, however, will use his power arm to tear enemies apart and V’s mysterious demons will fight on his stead. It comes out this March 8 on the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
A game that comes straight from the studios of the genre defining hits, Bloodborne and Dark Souls, FromSoftware veers away from their dark, gothic landscapes and slips into something closer to their hearts. This upcoming game rounds up everything the West loves about Japan--from Samurai, Ninjas, and Katana-slashing--and manages to combine into one authentic package. We'll all be playing the prosthetically armed Shinobi, Sekiro, as he goes on a quest for vengeance.
Aside from the lack of character customizations, what makes this different from previous titles is the focus on mobility, with grappling abilities that bridge the gap between locations and enemies--making for some immersive stealth sequences. FromSoftware also hones the singleplayer experience with tweaked bossfights that will encourage players to use the many skills and combat techniques on offer. It's set to release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One this Mar 22nd.
Does a PS4 exclusive about a zombie-ridden post apocalypse sound familiar? Getting a lot of comparisons to the massively successful Last of Us series, Sony's upcoming survival action adventure is hoping to break new ground in what many feel like an oversaturated genre. Days Gone doesn't sweat the comparisons though. Days Gone shows off their living, breathing and interactive open world as it features a soft-hearted Biker surviving a Pacific Northwest riddled with fast moving Freakers. (The voice acting of Sam Witwer, from Being Human and Star Wars Rebels’ Darth Maul, adds so much to the character of John St. Deacon that it’s easily one of its best features)
It's also not a linear experience, and its stealth mechanics seemingly lets players survive on their own terms. As a biker, you'll get a bike, which you can upgrade and repair using scraps from the environment. Delayed to make way for other games, get a taste of zombie carnage once it comes to PlayStation store on April 26th.
Even though Bethesda's got plenty of award-winning FPS games under their belt, the return of this open world shooter is a welcome development. Created through the collaboration of Avalanche Studios and id Software, RAGE 2 is pulling out all the stops in terms of reckless destruction, vehicular action, and satisfying shooting. As more and more games pivot towards online multiplayer, RAGE meanwhile puts all their focus on providing an excellent singleplayer experience.
Set 30 years after the first game, the post-apocalypse is radiating with new life. Seeing through the eyes of Walker, get your hands on some freakish radioactive powers and participate in the many delights of an open world that ramps up the immersion with a seamless, loading-screenless experience. Fusing the madness of Mad Max, Doom, Quake, and Just Cause, RAGE 2 has got some big shoes to fill but we're hoping they deliver the goods as it releases on May 14th on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
BIOMUTANT on the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Looks like colorful post-apocalypse settings are on an upward trend in the videogame world and Swedish studio, Experiment 101, is joining the flock with this action RPG title. Where some games focus on brash personalities and cronenberg style mutations, Biomutant takes a more subtle direction with their fable-like anthropomorphism. Centered the journey of one raccoon-like character, the game shines a spotlight on the details of their combat mechanics using his martial arts techniques. Not only will you get to customize the character and its fighting styles, players will also get to choose their weapons, guns included, as well as the biomechanical technologies that their world makes available.
These personalized skillsets will come in useful in the game's many unpredictable environments. Poring over the finer points of long range shooting and close combat martial arts, Biomutant ensures smooth and stylish fighting whichever style you choose. Jump into their many branching storylines when it releases this Summer on the PC,PS4, and Xbox One.
Bethesda, take notes. The OG creators of the fan-favorite Fallout: New Vegas comes back with their very own version of a better first person RPG set in a science fiction world.
Obsidian Entertainment takes matters into their own hands to make a true RPG experience. Set in the far future where space colonies are a thing, lead your character into an adventure of a lifetime. Make tough choices that will determine your course of the story. If everything works well, it might be the next big thing since New Vegas.
Unfortunately, we’re running low on details as of the moment. But as expected from Obsidian, it’s gonna be one hell of a ride as players go deeper into the vastness of space. Considering it’s an RPG, players not only make their own choices, they also give you options to make your own base, build companion stories, and choose your own endgame. We can’t wait for this one as it comes out sometime this 2019 on the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Remedy Entertainment’s latest IP after their success with their major games such as Max Payne and Alan Wake. Remedy continues with their tried and tested third-person formula in Control.
Where as Quantum Break uses time to manipulate the battlefield, Control plays with the environment through the use of Telekinesis. Set in a world where an otherworldly threat rampages around New York, your job is to quarantine a mysterious supernatural presence in the streets with your power.
Improving on their seamless third person combat, Control doesn’t just let you levitate objects at will, it lets you equip guns and other loadouts for some sweet gameplay twist. As of the moment, not much details are shown, but its gameplay trailers are enough to keep us pumped.
We can’t wait for this game to come out on the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Unfortunately, no release date yet.
When was the last time you shed a tear in a metroidvania game? Celeste was insane, but who could forget our beloved Forest Spirit? Ori's magical adventures continue in this exciting sequel. A platforming adventure that takes inspiration from Miyazaki’s magic. The original title has been unanimously praised for its ethereal atmosphere that gives justice to its mythical tale.
Going back to their enchanted forest, Ori and the Will of the Wisp feels like a dream. Help the forest creatures rebuild their home after a mysterious sickness plagued the land. Ori returns with new combat maneuvers under his belt, like hook shots, burrowing skills, rolls, as well as the return of Bash. With this much range in melee and projectile attacks, players can have more personalized adventures depending on their playstyles. It’s coming out on the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 but there's no release date yet.