There’s a whole abundance of video games that I’m currently waiting for, but there’s only a few that I know for sure I’ll be picking up on release.
I’m not usually someone who buys games on release, I usually wait for games to drop down in price before buying them, but if I like the series or know a lot about a game that peaks my interest, I’ll occasionally make a pre-order.
I’m closely following updates by the developers and one thing looks set, that 2019 looks to be a promising year for video games.
Dying Light 2
I’d say my most anticipated video game release of 2019 is Dying Light 2. I’m a huge fan of the first installment, in fact I’d go ahead and say it’s one of my all time favourite games.
I think they executed it so well, and it turned out to be one hell of a game.
The soundtrack and ambience of Dying Light gave it an awesome feel, and I loved the concept of the safe houses, especially the tower overlooking the dystopian landscape.
The original game was executed so well, it’s going to be interesting to see how Techland can go one better and create a better game. One thing I would like to see, is more in depth character building.
This is definitely a game I’ll keep on my pre-order list, and I can’t wait for it’s release.
The Division 2
The Division was a great game. I’ve put many hours into it, and still to this day I love to go back and play it.
The game on it’s release had mixed reviews, with players saying it was unfinished and buggy, but I’d waited until it had been patched up and the DLC content was out before I originally bought the game, and I absolutely fell in love with it.
One of the main attractions for me was the setting. I loved the New York / Snowy ambience and teaming up with friends running through missions together and finding new gear. The concept of the game was brilliant.
The Division 2 looks like it’s basically Division re-skinned, which for me is awesome. I love the Division for being the game it is, so a new follow up with more gear, missions and features will be hard to disappoint.
I felt more could be done with the first game to fully live up to it’s potential, so I’m hoping the second game allows it to live up to everything it could be.
Ghost of Tsushima
There’s no denying that at E3, Ghost of Tsushima looked absolutely unbelievable. The graphics and combat looked amazing and I was blown away by the initial duel with the sunset and autumn leaves in the background.
I’m hoping for so much from this game, and I think it’s going to be a blast, it’s definitely my style of game too, playing as a samurai in feudal Japan, taking on a Mongol invasion force. What’s not to love?
Far Cry New Dawn
As a big fan of Far Cry games I’m eagerly awaiting the new installment, New Dawn. Although I’m a self professed fan of the games, I haven’t yet played Far Cry 5, which is surprising. I’m not sure how I’ve held off for so long, especially as it’s been received so well. I guess it’s down to my ever growing back log of games sat on my shelf I still haven’t got around to playing.
It’s another zombie game, it got my attention from it’s initial announcement, but as more is released as to what the game entails, it just looks better and better.
Having watched the more recent trailers and hearing the developers give away a lot more as to what we can expect, it both looks and sounds awesome, definitely a game I’ll be picking up!
There’s a few more games I’m following closely, but I still haven’t made up my mind as to whether or not I’ll be picking them up straight away. I’m not overly excited about them, but a few that are worth a mention are: Sekiro, Gears 5, Devil May Cry 5, Metro Exodus and Anthem.
What are your most anticipated video games of 2019?