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So far, 2019 has been a stellar year for games, from the punishing difficulty of Sekiro to the demon-slaying combo-filled joy of Devil May Cry 5 to the controller gripping suspense and zombie-infested remake of Resident Evil 2. But we are only halfway through the year and these are the 4 games of 2019 we are most excited about.


Japanese auteur Hideo Kojima is seen by many as a genius that creates games we’ve never seen before, not afraid to push the envelope and happy to swerve everyone with bizarre yet brilliant gameplay choices. Since stepping away from The Metal Gear Solid series, Kojima has been hard at work for Sony with a brand-new IP called Death Stranding. What does anyone know of Death Stranding? Well absolutely nothing. We know it stars Walking Dead badass Norman Reedus, Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen and cameos from famous film directors Guillermo del Toro and Nicolas Winding Refn. We know the trailers are mind-boggling and weird, featuring disappearing babies, dark shadows that appear out of nowhere and loads of other unexplainable phenomena.

The reason why everyone is excited however is the fact that it’s Kojima at his best, unchained from the grips of Konami and that can only be a great thing for gamers.


The game that changed the entire landscape of first-person shooters is being rebooted by Infinity Ward and Activision. After numerous sequels set in various times through history, from future warfare right back to World War 2, Infinity Ward decided to go back to basics to refresh the tiring franchise. Returning will be fan favorite Captain Price and the setting will be modern-day once again. The series aims to take a darker tone, placing the player in morally gray situations where one needs to think before one pulls the trigger.

It’s a brave move for a franchise that has always placed action and controversy over realism. Is it enough to bring the series back to its former glory? It certainly looks promising.


Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint

Set as a direct sequel to the previous Wildlands game, you return as the same character along with your team of Ghosts, the ultimate undercover soldiers set on taking down one of your own. Breaking away from the real-life setting of Bolivia, Breakpoint is set on a fictitious South Pacific Auroa Archipelago. The island is home to new bad guys Skell Technology, an enigmatic technology giant that has turned the remote island into a testing site for autonomous drones set on taking over the world. The game feels considerably more variable compared to Wildlands and features brand-new weapons and tactics you’ll need to utilize to takedown the enemy. If you enjoyed Wildlands, then Breakpoint is the perfect sequel for fans of tactical warfare.


The grandaddy of loot shooters finally returns with the third iteration of the popular Borderlands series. Expect to find the same humor, ridiculous guns and crazy over-the-top enemies that the series is renowned for. A crazed cult known as The Children of the Vault has emerged and is spreading rapidly. Again, you will be able to play solo or co-op with your best friends, with four new Vault Hunters to choose from in this crazy quest to save the galaxy from this new fanatical threat. There are tons of guns and every fight will be an opportunity to add to your arsenal. From exploding sawblades, guns that grow legs and chase your enemies to massive rocket launchers, gun variety will never be a problem.