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Games to look out for in 2019


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2018 saw a fantastic number of video game releases on many platforms and 2019 seems to be following in its footsteps, with many greatly-anticipated games soon to be released.

Here are a few games that gamers should most definitely be on the lookout for this year...

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The Sinking City (21st March; PS4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows)

This action and investigation open-world horror game is inspired by the universe of H.P. Lovecraft, an American horror fiction writer. Players follow the adventure of an American investigator, Charles W. Reed, as he arrives in 1920s Massachusetts and investigates a flooded city and archaic creatures that are tormenting the locals.

The open-world element leaves room for players to partake in both linear and non-linear narratives. This gives the player complete freedom in deciding how they want to progress with the investigation. Unlike a regular detective storyline, this one is based upon the unpredictable and unknown, offering a twist to the expected rationality of private investigation. 

Resident Evil 2 (25th January; PS4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows)

The remake of the 1998 survival-based horror game is a recent release on Capcom’s radar that stays true to its roots whilst offering a fresh take on the original masterpiece.

After having a huge success with Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, the decision to remake the classic, puzzle-solving, exploration game was made for initial fans of the franchise. The game revolves around fan-favourites, rookie police officer Leon Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield, as they are pushed together by a deadly zombie outbreak. The game gives players the choice to play from either perspective, through a campaign where they aim to get to the bottom of the outbreak and make it out alive. 

Days Gone (26th April; PS4)

Similar to The Last of Us, Days Gone is set in a post-apocalyptic world where players follow battered and bruised outlaw biker Deacon St. John as he scavenges through the remains of the Pacific Northwest to survive against hordes of ‘Freakers’ that roam the Earth. With his drifter bike as transport, Deacon takes players through a powerful narrative as he searches for his humanity, and journeys through ever-changing landscapes to craft weapons, scavenge for food and merely survive.  

The Last of Us: Part II (TBA; PS4) 

As one of Sony’s most exclusive projects for PlayStation 4, The Last of Us has gained a massive audience for their beautifully-constructed role-play game. After Naughty Dog formally announced the second part to their critically-acclaimed game in 2016, it has quickly become one of the most awaited games to date, still with a release date to be set, though potentially for this year.

The sequel now stars loud-mouthed and lovable protagonist Ellie, giving her chance to blossom in this newly written and exclusive narrative. Set five years after the original game, this sequel follows the 19-year-old as she embarks on her own extraordinary journey through vast and abandoned cityscapes.

Mortal Kombat 11 (23rd April; PS4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch)

Mortal Kombat fans can expect another addition to the longstanding franchise with Mortal Kombat 11. The debut trailer revealed many returning fan-favourites, such as Scorpion, Raiden, Sub-Zero and Sonya Blade, as well as a few more plus newcomers. The game is a gory, bloody mess in the best way possible, with options to customise characters, weapons and abilities to take into battle, and players can follow the story’s campaign, which is set immediately after the events of the 2011 Mortal Kombat game. Fans should expect gruesome detail and epic gameplay with this fresh instalment.

The following year looks to be an exciting one for gamers. The only problem may be finding time to play it all. 

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