We're more than halfway through 2019, and it's been a good year so far for PS4 games. We've had Kingdom Hearts III, Apex Legends, and the Resident Evil 2 remake to name a few. But that doesn't mean the best is behind us. We wrote a while ago about what we were hoping to see in 2019, and as the year's now more than halfway through, it's time to turn our attention to what's definitely coming to round up 2019— we could be seeing the best of the year yet.
The Outer Worlds
RPG fans might already be feeling the excitement for this game with the news that it comes from Obsidian Entertainment, the developers of Fallout: New Vegas, a solid favourite amongst Fallout fans. The Outer Worlds looks to continue with the same Fallout-style of humour and wacky worlds. The game is full-on sci-fi, and the announcement and gameplay trailers showcase brightly coloured backgrounds and bizarre beasts.
The same retro-futuristic vibe can be felt in the trailer, along with a dash of a cowboy theme— the game is set on the edge of the (space) frontier, and the announcement trailer's set to Iggy Pop's The Passenger. If you watch the trailer and feel like you don't know what's going on, don't worry: the game's premise is that you wake up decades later than expected from some sort of cryosleep, to find a mad-scientist type telling you about a dark and dangerous conspiracy. Confused? Maybe. Excited? Definitely.
The Outer Worlds comes out on 25th October.
A PS4 exclusive, it seems the more we learn about Death Stranding, the less we understand. The game comes from Kojima Productions, and credit to you if you can make out anything from the trailers so far. It seems to feature Action-Adventure and Third Person Shooter elements, and there looks to be a lot of suspense: the trailers repeatedly show characters covering their mouths and being told not to breath, presumably to hide from the invisible creatures populating the world. Death Stranding stars Norman Reedus as Sam, who is apparently solely responsible for saving mankind from extinction. If that's not enough pressure for you, you can watch the trailer here and mildly stress yourself out:
Death Stranding will come to PS4 on 8th November.
On the lighter side of things, MediEvil, originally released in 1998, is getting a complete remake. You can once again take on the role of Sir Daniel Fortesque, as he is given a second chance to defeat the sorcerer Zarok and redeem himself. Remakes seem to have been all the rage lately, and MediEvil joins the Spyro Series and the Crash Bandicoot trilogy in a wave of gaming nostalgia. The game does feel very Spyro-ish, meaning that whilst you may be playing as an undead-risen-again-knight fighting a host of supernatural entities, it still manages to be both cute and comical. Have a look at the story trailer below for more details:
MediEvil comes out on the 25th of October, just in time for Halloween.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
EA have come under fire for their constant reliance on micro transactions and lootboxes, and we've covered EA's discussions on loot boxes before. It's no surprise, therefore, that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is being viewed with suspicion. Yet EA have stated that Fallen Order will remain a single-player Star Wars story with no micro transactions and no loot boxes, and that the game is safe from having these features added at a later date.
And there's that irresistible temptation of Star Wars once again in play: the chance to take up your own lightsaber and use the Force. The premise of the third-person action-adventure game is that you must complete your Jedi training whilst on the run from the execution of Order 66, and try to discover how to rebuild the Jedi Order. Not asking much, is it?
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order comes out on 15th November. Hopefully what we get will be a Star Wars story-driven game with no nasty surprises, ethical or otherwise.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint
Following on from Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint is a military shooter that can be played alone or in a four-player co-op. It sounds like the most intriguing Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon game yet— you'll be up against enemies led by a former Ghost-turned-traitor. This means your enemies will have just as much special training as you, so it will take some serious planning to outwit and defeat them. The game world sounds pretty interesting too, as there will be multiple biomes, from snow-capped mountains to treacherous swamps and lava fields. These terrains will affect your movement— slowing you down, tripping you up, and revealing your tracks. You'll have to use every ounce of ingenuity to stay one step ahead. You can, however, set up camps with your companions to recuperate. You yourself will also be customizable, and can adjust your appearance and skills, as well as utilise a class system to identify your playthrough.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint will come out on 25th October 2019.
Bonus: Where is Biomutant?
There's still no word on an official release date for Biomutant, although the game apparently remains set to come out this year. The open-world Action-RPG features gorgeous visuals and a decidedly unique protagonist, whose world is beset by a plague destroying its Tree of Life. It's up to the player to decide its fate, and that of the divided Tribes scattered throughout the land. This was one in I was particularly interested in, and here's hoping we'll see it before the year's end.
So there you have it; our top five games that we're looking forward to in the second half of 2019. That's of course not everything we can expect, with the highly anticipated Borderlands 3 and yearly staples such as FIFA 20 also still to come. Let us know what you are looking forward to in the poll below, and be sure to chat about your choices in the comments.
Which game are you most looking forward to in the second half 2019?
We've had 155 responses.
The Outer Worlds10.97% (17)
Death Stranding20.65% (32)
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order9.68% (15)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint1.29% (2)
The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game1.29% (2)
Borderlands 320.65% (32)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare3.23% (5)
Jumanji: The Video Game0.65% (1)
Doom Eternal8.39% (13)
Still holding out hope for Biomutant1.94% (3)
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