6 Popular Video Game Releases 2019!
Halo. Call of Duty. Zelda. Madden NFL. Mario Bros. And of course the original favorite, Tetris.
These are all wildly popular video games, released throughout the years. It’s hard to say which has had the biggest impact on society because they all have!
With recent technological advancements, new video games have been better than ever. If you thought gaming couldn’t get any more exciting, this year just got a whole lot better for gamers!
Check out these 10 most popular video game releases 2019. Gaming has never been so advanced, broad, and fun.
1. Apex Legends
Do you know anyone who hasn’t played or at least heard of Apex? It’s the only game to rival the Fortnite empire!
Based on the same general concept as Fornite (shooter, small teams, you’re dropped into a finite space with a set number of competitors, last one standing wins), Apex has a few unique distinctions that have won gamers over. Maybe even taken some away from Fortnite!
Here are some features in Apex that Fortnite lacks:
- Each character has special abilities, things that make them unique
- No structure building, so it’s more of a pure shooter game
- Play in groups of three
- First person shooter (as opposed to third person)
- Indestructible structures and environments (except doors)
Apex Legends is one of the only 2019 game releases that isn’t a sequel or a continuation of another story. It’s immediate popularity and success as a stand-alone game (without a narrative) is astounding.
2. Kingdom Hearts III
Kingdom Hearts III is a crossover story. It’s been years in the making and highly anticipated by Kingdom Hearts fans.
You as the user role play as the main character Sora. The special thing about this game is that you get to interact with many iconic Disney and Pixar characters that you’ll definitely recognize!
You’ll see Goofy, Donald Duck, Olaf, Chip & Dale, Hercules & the Titans, Woody & Buzz, and many more! Their purpose is to help you on your quest to defeat the main villain, the Heartless.
You can see now why this game was so long in the making. Between rights, development, animation, and voices, Kingdom Hearts III was a huge undertaking. Its popularity speaks for itself.
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3. Tetris 99
Who doesn’t love a game of classic Tetris? Real Tetris lovers, though, will tell you that it takes legitimate skill to master it. But what about doing it while 98 external forces attempt to mess you up?
Tetris 99 puts a social, competitive spin on classic Tetris: you try to play your normal Tetris while 98 other users do things to hopefully ruin it. No longer is Tetris a solo experience!
The fast-paced, multiplayer aspect of this new release has attracted thousands of gamers. You may have fun trying to beat the odds and win your Tetris game, you may have even more fun being one of the 98 messing with someone else’s game!
This is for all you Nintendo Switch users; it’s the only platform this game is available on.
4. Resident Evil 2
This new release earned a 10/10 rating from Steam, 90% on Metacritic, and 98% user satisfaction on Google. A remake of the wildly popular 1998 Resident Evil 2 game, Resident Evil 2 (2019) is set in a zombie apocalypse that you must survive if you want to win.
You play a police officer and a college student, fighting zombies and navigating through the end of the world. This is a horror game, so it’s not for the faint of heart! You may not want to play it by yourself in the middle of the night, or maybe that’s exactly your cup of tea!
You can play Resident Evil 2 on PlayStation 4. Xbox One, and PC. If you like the other Resident Evil games, you’ll love this new release. Get on board and see why it’s so popular with gamers!
5. Metro Exodus
Did you read and love the Metro novels? Did you play and love the first two Metro video games? Then you have to check out this third installment to the series!
This game takes you back to a good, old-fashioned first-person shooter. But it’s also story driven, which makes it different from games like Apex Legends and Fortnite.
Metro Exodus is a survival horror game. But don’t worry, it’s not another zombie apocalypse story! This one has you surviving against mutated creatures (mutated by the nuclear war in the previous Metro story), bad humans, and your hazardous surroundings.
This won a 9/10 on Steam, 93% on Google, and 82% on Metacritic. Whether you prefer playing on a station or a computer, Metro Exodus is available for you: you can play it on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC.
6. Mortal Kombat 11
As of June 2019, Mortal Kombat 11 is the best selling new video game of 2019. If you’re a Mortal Kombat fan, you know the series has quite a following. Number 11 has been highly anticipated!
Each new installment offers new characters with new abilities, leading to exciting new fights. Mortal Kombat 11 boasts Custom Character variations, which means you have more control and choice than ever before.
But it’s not just a fighting game, as MK fans know. There’s an enticing “story mode” that continues from the previous games, so your fighting is not without narrative or purpose.
You can play Mortal Kombat 11 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Content is graphic (the violence is no-holds-barred, which MK fans tend to like), so viewer discretion is advised.
The Most Popular Video Game Releases 2019 Won’t Disappoint!
The name of the game this year in new releases has been sequels. Second, third, even eleventh installments in beloved game franchises.
Video game releases 2019 have been (and will hopefully continue to be) exciting, fulfilling, and fan-pleasing. Gamers have an amazing year ahead of them!
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