We're around half the way through 2019, which means we've already enjoyed smash hits like the remade Resident Evil 2 and the fiendishly difficult Sekiro. But before we get into our favourite games of 2019 so far, here are the new games we're looking forward to.
Giant Guns? Check. Ridiculously fast gameplay? Check. Demon-slaying mayhem? Check...it can only be a Doom game. Id Software’s Doom Eternal is shaping up to fulfill all of the expectations we have for a Doom game. It's bound to look stunning and, in an added twist, it'll be one of the launch games for the new Google Stadia game streaming platform.
Doom Eternal release date: November 22
Platform(s): Switch, PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Stadia
Monster Hunter World was the moment that the Monster Hunterfranchise, an esoteric Japanese series with a smaller dedicated Western following, became a global hit. It's now the best-selling game in Capcom's history, with 13 million copies sold. Monster Hunter’s core gameplay is simple: upgrade your gear to hunt down increasingly powerful monsters, which drop increasingly powerful gear. Rinse and repeat. The clue to the difference here is in the title: the world of the latest Monster Hunter is gargantuan and open. This latest expansion pack, which comes out in September, promises greater difficulty and, of course, many many more huntable monsters.
EA has totally bungled the lucrative Star Wars license up to now, delivering two so-so Battlefront games famous mainly for awful microtransaction shenanigans. Upon this backdrop comes Fallen Order, a single-player action game being developed by Respawn Entertainment, the talented folks behind the Titanfall series and Apex Legends. It's exactly what fans have been clamouring for and the story, which sees you play one of the last surviving Jedi after Order 66, is a great place to start. Please be good.