My Favorite Games of the Year

Let’s get nostalgic on 2019’s greatest hits.

It’s that time of the year folks. 2019 was full of games, and here’s my favorite games of the year. Keep in mind this isn’t ranked from least favorite to favorite. This is just me laying it all out there.

P.s. if I have any impressions for these games, I’ll link them.

Apex Legends 

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The fact that Respawn Entertainment managed to hold this so tight to their chest and deliver this randomly in February is astounding. Needless to say, this was/is my favorite shooter of this year. Say what you want about the lack of content, patches, etc. The core gameplay is fun and has had me hooked since I started it playing it.

We probably won’t be getting any Titanfall game soon, but this will hold me over until then.

Days Gone

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Listen zombie games are getting boring. We’ve had so many of them and somehow more are coming out. That being said Days Gone was good. It’s an open world version of The Last of Us minus the strong storytelling. The gameplay was good, and I don’t think this game gets enough credit for the sheer amount of zombies they could fit on the screen when you fight the hordes. I think if the developers got the green light for a second game, it’d be significantly better than part one, which is saying something because this game is pretty good.

Well done Bend Studio.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

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If this list was ranked, this game would’ve probably been my favorite of the year. This game is like Darksiders as it combines a whole bunch of different gameplay elements and makes it work. What really makes me like this game is that we finally have a story based Star Wars game. The last couple of years have been “dominated” by Battlefront, and it’s massive multiplayer elements. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a revival like how Batman got his revival with the Arkham Series.

Respawn is 2 for 2 with games this year.

Devil May Cry 5

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I picked this up on Black Friday for $20, and thank goodness I did because I would’ve forgot about this game if I hadn’t.

I really liked DmC: Ninja Theory’s polarizing take on the series. I’m hoping one day we can get a sequel to it.

That being said; I love the return to roots with Devil May Cry 5. I love me some Dante and Nero was a surprisingly good addition way back in Devil May Cry 4. Devil May Cry 5 is everything good in the series multiplied by 20 with a beautiful coat of paint.

Borderlands 3

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I still can’t believe Borderlands 3 saw the light of day.

This game was a ton of fun. We live in the age where new content is being added, and it receives patches to fix things that bother players. Basically, now is a good time to be a Borderlands fan. Looking back on my impressions post, I would say the story is really long for no type of reason, which makes it hard to go back and replay with the other 3 characters.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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Earlier this year, I finally bought a Nintendo Switch. This was my first game I owned, and the first Zelda game I’ve ever played in my life.

This game is phenomenal. This game has to be the pinnacle of the Nintendo Switch. I know Zelda games used to be 2D, and the evolution the series’ formula experienced is groundbreaking. If only Pokémon could take a page from this game’s book…

The Outer Worlds

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Gonna be honest with you. This game could’ve used a lot more polish. Despite the lack of polish, I think this game is a riot. It’s Fallout, but funny. It probably would’ve a Game of the Year award last generation, and every once in a while, it feels good to go back to a time when games aren’t 100% polished and feel wonky.

I liked it a lot. You probably would too.

So uhhh, check it out?

Honorable Mentions

  • Kingdom Hearts 3
  • Remnant: From the Ashes (just from how fun it is with a friend)

That’s it friends. I feel like I did a lot of gaming, but looking at my hard drive and games I’ve bought, I guess I didn’t.

What were some of your favorite games you’ve played this year?

 

 


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