Staff Picks

What’s YOUR 2019 Game of the Year?

There’s no central authority on the best video game of the year, like the Oscars. 

Every website, podcast, and blogger has their own opinions. So, the race for best game of 2019 is less about competition and more about a celebration of all the great games we enjoyed this year. 

Here’s what some of us played in 2019:

Dave: Resident Evil 2
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I played this game in its entirety with some friends and had a blast.  While it is a remake, they made enough subtle changes to the story for a fresh experience.  Definitely the most fun I had with video games in 2019.

Tony: Astral Chain

The gameplay focuses around action fighting mechanics where you’re tethered to one of five mech-like familiars called Legions. Set in a cyberpunk world, the fights are challenging, and the character and adversary designs are exciting. 

Fernando: Control.
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It's immersive, mind-bending, trippy, puzzling and obscure environment makes you want to know what's next! I can't remember the last game that made me look forward to gaming! I can assure you, you will be hooked or shall I say 'controlled' from the get-go!

Kevin: Star Wars - Jedi Fallen Order

While the game itself is not perfect and does have some bugs and glitches, the overall experience was still relatively good, with its mix of Dark Souls and Uncharted/Tomb Raider style gameplay, on top of a fairly decent storyline.  You can tell that the developers who worked on it actually cared about the game they were making.

Here are some other picks from around the web:

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

won attention from both and The Game Awards.  Sekiro is an extremely challenging Samurai game by FromSoftware.

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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

is the Switch remake of an old Gameboy game.  The art style is gorgeous and the puzzles are fun!

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

is hitting a lot of "Best of" list in 2019.  This annual installment has especially robust multiplayer options.

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Death Stranding

is the first game from Hideo Kojima after leaving Konami and Metal Gear Solid behind.  It's hard to resist with the wild setting and memorable character performances from Norman Reddus and Mads Mikkelsen.

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Gears 5

the new entry into this series has five thrilling modes and the deepest campaign yet.

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