Part 1 of my Top 20 most anticipated PC Games of 2019.

It’s a new year, and with it comes a load of new games to excitingly look forward to. In this two-part series, I’ll be talking about the PC games that I’m anticipating the most this year. All games are listed in no particular order, as ranking them proved to be too difficult of a task. As well as games that have been confirmed for 2019, I’ll be including some games that haven’t been confirmed for 2019 (with a 2019 release being a possibility). Let’s begin my Top 20 most anticipated PC games of 2019. Be sure to check out part 2 afterwards.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

22nd March, 2019 | FromSoftware | Link

I have a confession to make, I’ve never played any game developed by FromSoftware. Not because I haven’t wanted to, I just haven’t got round to them yet. Sekiro, however, draws inspiration for the Tenchu series; featuring stealth elements, and a grappling hook. As a massive fan of stealth games, that has me intrigued.

The Outer Worlds

2019 | Obsidian entertainment | Link

Obsidian’s long-teased, sci-fi action RPG was finally revealed last month at The Game Awards 2018. Create your own character, recruit NPCs, make dialogue decisions that can influence the branching story, and engage in weapon-based combat. The Outer Worlds seems to have the potential to be a deep and interesting RPG.

Unruly Heroes

Early 2019 | Magic Design Studios | Link

When I first saw Unruly Heroes, it reminded me of Rayman Legends (one of my favourite games of all time). Turns out there’s a relation, as the team behind this game is made up of former Ubisoft employees. Unruly Heroes will feature platforming, combat, and puzzles. There’s also a PvP mode, in addition to the story campaign.

My Friend Pedro

2019 | DeadToast Entertainment | Link

Eccentric shooter where the player character follows the instructions of a talking banana. Jump off walls, hang off ropes, kick decapitated heads into enemies, and more. Unsurprisingly, the game is being published by Devolver Digital.

Babylon’s Fall

2019 | Platinum Games | Link

I have to admit that my previous experience with some of Platinum’s titles have been a bit mixed. We don’t know many details about Babylon’s Fall right now, but the announcement trailer has me interested.

Biomutant

Summer 2019 | Experiment 101 | Link

An open-world action RPG where you play as a raccoon-like character. Featuring character customisation, martial arts style combat system, crafting, branching storylines, and a whole lot more. Biomutant has a lot of interesting and ambitious ideas, but can they all be executed well? I really hope so.

Flotsam

2019 (Early Access) | Pajama Llama Games | Link

A city-builder/survival hybrid, akin to the likes of Banished (which I very much enjoy), but with its own interesting ideas. Survive a harsh ocean by building a floating town through scavenging for scraps, hunting for food, and collecting rainwater. Despite the post-apocalyptic setting, Flotsam has a colourful and seemingly light-hearted vibe.

Dirt Rally 2.0

26th February, 2019 | Codemasters | Link

The original DiRT Rally revived my love of rally simulation games (a sub-genre I fought was long dead). So naturally, I’m very much looking forward to the sequel. Boasting more content, a new weather modelling system, and a more fleshed out team management, DiRT Rally 2.0 has me pumped.

Anno 1800

26th February, 2019 | Blue Byte | Link

Anno 2205, the last game in the franchise, was a disappointment, as it felt gutted of many features that define an Anno game. Thankfully, Anno 1800 promises to bring back many of those features, as well as introduce new ones. Sandbox mode, AI opponents, randomly generated maps, and multiplayer are just some of the returning features.

DOOM Eternal

2019 | id Software | Link

2016’s DOOM gave me one of the most enjoyable FPS campaigns I’ve played in years. DOOM Eternal looks to be more of the same thing, with more weapons, enemies, and demons. The new “Invasion” mode (which allows players to join other players’ campaign and fight them as demons) sounds interesting, but thankfully can also be turned off.

That’s part 1 of my top 20 most anticipated PC games of 2019. Be sure to check out part 2.