The biggest upcoming games of 2019

As we get ready to enter a new year, there’s a banquet of upcoming games in 2019 that will satisfy the appetite of any gamer. Metaphorically, of course. You can’t eat a download.

Anyway, we’re looking at some of the biggest releases that will be landing on your console or PC next year, and there’s so many, we’re just going to get straight into it.

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

On: Nintendo Switch
Out: Jan 11th

Mario’s Wii U side-scrolling 2D throwback is getting re-released for Nintendo Switch. Not only can you take Mario, Luigi, and the gang on the go, but you also get New Super Luigi U with it, which will test the skill of the most committed platforming fan.

Pre-order New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe here

Resident Evil 2

On: PS4, Xbox One
Out: Jan 25th

The horror classic is making a comeback, being remade from the ground up to ruin your hopes of a good night’s sleep all over again. We’ve played it, and think it more than lives up to the original.

Pre-order Resident Evil 2 here

Kingdom Hearts III

On: PS4, Xbox One
Out: Jan 29th

Return to the world of Kingdom Hearts with Sora and friends for the epic conclusion to the ultimate battle between light and dark. There’ll be tons of beloved Disney and original worlds to explore, including Pixar worlds for the first time.

Pre-order Kingdom Hearts III here

Trials Rising

On: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Out: Jan 29th

Part motorbike racer, part physics-based puzzler, Trials is as compulsive as games get. You have to steer your way through bonkers tracks as fast as possible, and this latest entry gives you more ways to test your skills than ever before.

Pre-order Trials Rising here

Crackdown 3

On: PC, Xbox One
Out: Feb 15th

A decade after the events of the previous game, Crackdown 3 sees the Agency head next to the city of New Providence. Use whatever vehicles and weapons you can find as you target crime bosses and Kingpins. But be warned. If you’re not careful, they might come after you personally…

Pre-order Crackdown 3 here

Far Cry New Dawn

On: PC, PS4, Xbox One
Out: Feb 15th

The world has changed after the nuclear war, and Hope County, Montana doesn’t look quite like it used to. With upgradable bases, outposts, and the ability to head on expeditions outside of Montana, this is a world that rewards those brave enough to explore it thoroughly.

Pre-order Far Cry New Dawn here

Metro Exodus

On: PC, PS4, Xbox One
Out: Feb 15th

Two years on from the events of Metro: Last Light, Artyom and comrades are back and making their perilous journey across snowy Russia in the wake of the nuclear apocalypse. Get ready for a change of pace, as levels are now larger and more open in this atmospheric survival shooter.

Pre-order Metro Exodus here

Dirt Rally 2.0

On: PC, PS4, Xbox One
Out: Feb 22nd

The most powerful off-road vehicles around are yours to command as you carve your way through eight official FIA World Rallycross championship locations and six countries. Expect realistic physics, deformable terrain, and tricky weather conditions — the smallest mistake could be fatal to your run.

Pre-order Dirt Rally 2.0 here

Anthem

On: PS4, Xbox One
Out: Feb 22nd

Bioware are mixing the addictive shoot ‘n’ loot multiplayer shenanigans of Destiny with their distinctive knack for world building with this intriguing role-playing shooter. Whether it’s flying through the jungles of the open world in your Javelin (a combat mech suit you can customise) or meeting the characters around Fort Tarsis, this looks like it could be your new multiplayer obsession.

Devil May Cry 5

On: PS4, Xbox One
Out: Mar 8th

Dante returns to whip an army of demons back to hell, and he’s joined by two extra playable characters: the quippy Nero and the enigmatic V. Expect the Son of Sparda’s latest to be full of thumb-achingly thrilling combat.

Pre-order Devil May Cry 5 here

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

On: PS4, Xbox One
Out: Mar 15th

It’s time to squad up with your pals in the Joint Task Force and protect the peaceful communities of a devastated Washington DC in this super-sized sequel. Whether you’re following the storyline or heading back to the Dark Zone, there’ll be plenty to keep you going until 2020.

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

On: PC, PS4, Xbox One
Out: Mar 22nd

From the creator of Dark Souls comes a new game that will become your new obsession. In a reimagined 16th century Japan, a nameless shinobi seeks revenge on those that left him for dead. Armed with a katana and a prosthetic arm that can be upgraded with all manner of gadgets, it’ll be a mix of stealth and exploration in a visually stunning world.

Pre-order Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice here

Mortal Kombat 11

On: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Out: Apr 23rd

The return of one of the most konsistently enjoyable (and gory) fighting series is a kause for kelebration as it looks to innovate how you kustomise your kharacters. Ahem, sorry. Anyway, alongside giving you more ways to tinker with fighters, a new graphics engine promises to make every punch, kick, and heart-removing more queasily impressive than ever.

Pre-order Mortal Kombat 11

Days Gone

On: PS4
Out: Apr 26th

Guide grizzled survivor Deacon St. John through a world ravaged by a global pandemic that has transformed humans and animals alike into highly dangerous Freakers. Whether you approach a situation using stealth or go in all guns blazing is entirely up to you — but you’ll need all your wits about you in order to survive.

Pre-order Days Gone here

Rage 2

On: PC, PS4, Xbox One
Out: May 14th

A colourful, chaotic smorgasbord of big guns, monster trucks, and things that go boom, Rage 2 is the end of the world, but pinker than you’ve ever seen it before. Explore a mutant-filled, post-apocalyptic open world armed with your trusty wingstick (basically a boomerang with attitude), engage a passing monster truck in a casual vehicular battle, and don’t the mayhem quiet down even for an instant.

Pre-order Rage 2 here

Team Sonic Racing

On: Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, Xbox One
Out: May 21st

You gotta go fast as a team in SEGA’s latest kart racer, as its focus is on cooperative play. In order to succeed your entire team needs to work like a well-oiled machine, because the more efficient the team, the faster you’ll go. There are also plenty of exciting new modes, from story-driven Team Adventure through to Exhibition, Grand Prix, and more.

Pre-order Sonic Team Racing here

Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled

On: Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One
Out: Jun 21st

Go full throttle in this nitro-fuelled remake! It’ll contain all the same tracks, characters, power-ups and game modes as the original CTR, all totally remastered for today’s consoles — as well as a slew of brand new content.

Pre-order Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled here

Shenmue III

On: PS4, Xbox One
Out: Aug 27th

Ryo returns in his search for his father’s killer in the eagerly anticipated follow-up to one of the most influential series in gaming. Will our tireless amateur sleuth finally take down Lan Di? We’re closer than ever to finding out…

Get Shenmue I & II here

Games with To Be Confirmed 2019 release dates

Control

On: PS4, Xbox One

From the creators of Max Payne and Quantum Break comes a surreal shooter, where you’ll use psychic abilities to explore the Oldest House, a building which shifts its shape inside. So, pretty bonkers then, but that only makes us want to play it even more.

Pre-order Control here

Gears 5

On: Xbox One, PC

The latest entry in the epic action series focuses on Kate Diaz, as she looks to unravel her complicated family history. More importantly, we can expect the same mix of blockbuster action and oh-so-satisfying gunning.

Pre-order Gears 5 here

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan

On: PC, PS4, Xbox One

A group of friends head out on a dive boat to explore a sunken WWII wreck — but things take a sinister turn and they find themselves trapped aboard a terrifying ghost ship. Every decision you make is going to have an impact on their survival… and some consequences take longer to appear than others.

Pre-order Man of Medan here

MediEvil

On: PS4

Sir. Daniel Fortesque is back and looking better than ever, considering he’s a skeleton with one eye. This platforming remake is following in the footsteps of Spyro and Crash Bandicoot, remaking this gothic odyssey for a new generation (and an older one who played it the first time around).

Get the original MediEvil here

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

On: PC, Xbox One

Venture beyond the forest of Nibel as you guide Ori through a series of puzzles to discover the guardian spirit’s true destiny. Build Ori’s abilities, face gigantic enemies and gain allies as you go, and don’t forget to make use of your Soul Links. And if it’s anything like its predecessor, Ori’s newest adventure will be an emotional rollercoaster.

Get Ori and the Blind Forest here

Psychonauts 2

On: PS4, Xbox One

Fans of the original Psychonauts rejoice — here comes a sequel that looks just as wacky, humorous and mind-bending as its predecessor. Picking up where the first game left off, Psychonauts 2 follows the story of newly-graduated Psychonaut Raz. Work your way through the minds of others as you conquer platforming challenges with powerful psychic abilities.

Pre-order Psychonauts 2 here

The Outer Worlds

On: PC, PS4, Xbox One

First, your cryo-pod got lost in transit in the depths of outer space, and now you’re mixed up in a conspiracy that threatens the Halcyon colony you’re now living in. But it’s not all bad news — you’ve got the freedom to shape your adventure however you please. We can’t wait to dive straight in to this hotly-anticipated galactic adventure from Fallout: New Vegas creators, Obsidian.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Out: PS4, Xbox One

This spin-off in the Nazi-bashing franchise sees you take control of Jessica and Sophia Blazkowicz 19 years after Wolfenstein II, who are heading to Paris to save their old man, BJ. In an intriguing twist, you’ll be able to play the game’s campaign on your own or with a buddy in co-op!

Pre-order Wolfenstein: Youngblood here

Yoshi’s Crafted World

On: Nintendo Switch

Explore a handmade diorama world as a pint-sized Yoshi in this charming side-scrolling platformer. Every level has more than one way to progress, so exploration is definitely rewarded — and don’t forget that you can flip the camera view to see behind obstacles. It’s sure to get your creative crafting brain fired up!

Pre-order Yoshi’s Crafted World here