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Best Upcoming Games of 2019: New Releases for Console & PC

Best Upcoming Games of 2019: New Releases for Console & PC

2018 was a great year for games, and it seems like 2019 will be no different. The likes of Red Dead Redemption 2 and Metro Exodus have already blown us away over the last few months, and we’ve still got the likes of Days Gone, Rage 2, and Doom Eternal on the horizon – to name just a

2018 was a great year for games, and it seems like 2019 will be no different. The likes of Red Dead Redemption 2 and Metro Exodus have already blown us away over the last few months, and we’ve still got the likes of Days Gone, Rage 2, and Doom Eternal on the horizon – to name just a few.

It’s exhausting trying to keep up with all the new releases on the way, so we’ve decided to do the hard work for you and round up all of the biggest and best games on the way this year, next year, and even a few that might be further off than that. We’ve done our best to include games from across all the main consoles and PC, listed in release date order.

If you’d rather find out about great games that are already actually out, your best bet is to check out our individual guides to the best games on the PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch.

April 2019

World War Z

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: 16 April 2019
Pre-order: GAME or GameStop

World War Z is an upcoming co-op third-person shooter set in the same world as the Brad Pitt movie, complete with impressive swarms of undead climbing buildings, jumping from great heights and generally making your life hell. If that’s not enough, there’s another team of four players somewhere in the world, adding a sense of danger to proceedings. Throw in customisable classes, multiple game modes and impressive gore physics and you’ve got a genuinely fresh zombie shooter.

Mortal Kombat 11

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch
Release date: 23 April 2019
Pre-order: Amazon UK or Amazon US

The latest – and what looks to be greatest – instalment of the Mortal Kombat promises much of the same, but that’s not a bad thing. Expect the return of many Klassic fighters, gory and OTT fatalities, beautiful graphics and more, alongside a cinematic story mode that continues the 25-year-long story told across the Mortal Kombat franchise. While it’s much of the same, the game features the introduction of Custom Character Variations that provide a way to customise fighters to “make them your own” – whatever that means.  

Days Gone

Platforms: PS4
Release date: 26 April 2019
Pre-order:  Amazon UK or Amazon US

2019’s first big PS4 exclusive, Days Gone is another post-apocalyptic survival game, in which you’ll have to navigate a world overrun with zombie-like infected, as well as humans who could prove just as deadly. Expect it to be grim ‘n’ gritty throughout, which all sounds pretty familiar, but there is one novel twist: a mechanic that allows you to lead hordes of zombies into enemy camps, to pit your enemies against each other.

Check out everything we know about Days Gone.

May 2019

Rage 2

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: 14 May 2019
Pre-order: Amazon UK or Amazon US

It’s the sequel that basically no-one was asking for, but Rage 2 actually looks sort of great. Bethesda’s upcoming open-world shooter looks gleefully nasty, with over-the-top action, an assortment of mad vehicles, and a neon Mad Max aesthetic. Bethesda has been on a roll recently, so we have very high hopes for this one too.

Here’s everything we know about Rage 2 so far.

Total War: Three Kingdoms

Platforms: Windows, macOS, Linux
Release date: 23 May 2019
Pre-order: Steam

After the dark fantasy of Total War: Warhammer, Creative Assembly is returning to a much more historically accurate (though no less bloody and dramatic) timeline with Three Kingdoms. The turn-based strategy game is set in the fall of China’s Han dynasty, and offers the chance to build your empire, engage in stunning real-time battles and lay wake to anyone that dares stand in your path. If you’re a fan of the Total War series, you should be very excited about what Three Kingdoms has to offer.

July 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
Release date: 26 July 2019
Pre-order: Amazon UK and Amazon US

The standalone sequel to the hugely popular Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is due out in July, and follows the tale of B.J. Blazkowicz’ twin daughters, Jess and Soph. Set 19 years after the events of the Second American Revolution, the twins are tasked with searching for their father after he was reported missing in Paris. Expect the signature chaotic gameplay the series is known for, and for the first time, the entire game can be played in co-op with a friend.

Sometime in 2019


Platforms: PC
Release date: Spring 2019
Pre-order: Steam

The aptly-titled GTFO is a four-player co-op game set in a procedurally-generated tunnel system full of all kinds of weird and dangerous creatures that want to kill you. Communication and coordination is key to survival in this first-person shooter as you explore, scavenge new weaponry and try to survive the nightmare. And with GTFO’s Expedition Director controlling every parameter of the game, you’ll experience a unique playthrough every time you squad up.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Platforms: Unconfirmed
Release date: Autumn 2019
Pre-order: Not available

We don’t yet know a whole bunch about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order; it was briefly discussed at E3 2018, but nothing of the game itself was showcased. It’s still much the same in 2019, although we should find out more at the official reveal at the Star Wars Celebration on 13 April. We do know it’s a single-player, story-focused Star Wars game and, well, that sounds pretty good to us.

Read more about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order here.

Doom Eternal

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
Release date: 2019
Pre-order: Amazon UK or Amazon US

Following up from the events of 2016’s Doom, Doom Eternal looks to offer much of the same – and that’s no bad thing. Doom Eternal is the fast-paced, ultra-violent sequel that everyone has been waiting for, and boasts a larger roster of Hellish enemies, more weapons and new mechanics that’ll change the way that you play Doom games forever. Oh, and the introduction of a new game mode that puts online players in your single-player campaign as Demons is coming too. Sounds fun, right?

Here’s all we know about Doom Eternal so far. 

The Outer Worlds

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: 2019
Pre-order: Not available

Following a handful of teasers, The Outer Worlds was revealed at the Game Awards 2018 – and it looks intriguing. The open-world shooter takes place in a corporate-run colony on the edge of the galaxy, but like with most games, all is not as it seems. You play as a colonist that stumbles on a conspiracy that could destroy the entire colony, and it’s down to you to thwart it. Being an Obsidian game, expect a heavy emphasis on player choice, with your decisions dictating the outcome of the game.

Intrigued? Find out more about The Outer Worlds here.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Platforms: iOS & Android
Release date: 2019
Pre-order: Not available

While our list is mainly populated with PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC games, there is an upcoming mobile app that has everybody excited. Developed by the same team that created Pokemon GO, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite looks to offer something similar – but with a distinctly magical twist. Details are still scarce about what you’ll be doing, but the trailer suggests you’ll collect magical artefacts and meet characters from the HP universe on your real-world travels.

Here’s all you need to know about Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.  

American Fugitive

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
Release date: 2019
Pre-order: Not available

Due out in 2019, American Fugitive is a top-down twin-shooter that puts you in the shoes of Will Riley, a man framed for the murder of his father and on the run from the police. As you hunt down your father’s killer, you’ll have to blend in with the townsfolk of Redrock County to avoid the cops by changing clothes, vehicles and more. There are three pillars to the game; burgling, driving and shooting, with an intricate set of sub-systems that make the game both exciting and challenging. If you liked the old top-down GTA games, then you’re going to love American Fugitive.

Xenosis: Alien Infection

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
Release date: 2019
Pre-order: Not available

Xenosis: Alien Infection is an upcoming top-down twin-stick shooter created, mainly, by a single developer. The game puts you in the shoes of a deep space salvage hunter that has come across the remains of Starship Carpathian, a huge, seemingly abandoned ship, ripe for the picking. Of course, not all is as it seems, and you’ll soon find yourself scavenging supplies and crafting weapons to fight off the terrifying occupants and stay alive long enough to make it back to your ship. It’s exciting, scary and a joy to play, and we can’t wait to get our hands on the full game when it releases later this year. Plus, you get to destroy so many boxes – who doesn’t like that?

To be announced

Cyberpunk 2077

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: TBC
Pre-order: Amazon UK or Amazon US

CD Projekt Red is going big with its follow-up to The Witcher trilogy: a massive open-world, first-person, cyberpunk sci-fi game based on a cult tabletop RPG. Known about for years but only revealed for the first time at E3 2018, Cyberpunk looks like one of the most ambitious RPGs ever made, combining dense progression systems, branching narratives, and fast-paced FPS combat into one sprawling whole. We’re ready to move to Night City now, please.

Read everything we know about Cyberpunk 2077, or check out our thoughts after seeing the game in action at E3.

Death Stranding

Platforms: PS4
Release date: TBC
Pre-order: Amazon US

Despite releasing five trailers for Death Stranding over the past few years, nobody really understands what Hideo Kojima is creating. We do know that it’ll include a host of celebrities including Mads Mikkelsen and Norman Redus, and that it’ll be unlike any game we’ve ever played. There were rumours of a 2019 release, but considering we’ve only seen minimal gameplay, we may see this one drift into 2020 and beyond. 

Find out all you need to know about Death Stranding right here

Dying Light 2

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: TBC
Pre-order: Not available

While Dying Light was originally poised for release in 2019, changes to internal deadlines mean this is no longer the case. But if you think this indicates issues with development, think again; Dying Light 2 looks to be one of the most exciting sequels of this generation, and this is evident by the gameplay demo seen above. It’s clear that the game is in the final stages of development, with gorgeous visuals, smooth parkour and combat mechanics and impressive zombie hordes, we think Techland wants to take a little longer to make sure it’s as perfect as it can be.

Read more about Dying Light 2 here.  

Age of Empires IV

Platforms: PC
Release date: TBC
Pre-order: Not available

Following 12 years of silence, Age of Empires IV was revealed at Gamescom 2017, though we think that was a little early to announce the game as not much has been said about it since. Even the reveal trailer was comprised of early art concepts, rather than polished gameplay. It’s set to be an exciting real-time strategy game when it does eventually appear, whenever that may be…

Here’s all you need to know about Age of Empires IV.


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