What 2019 game has been your favorite so far this year?

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#1 Posted by SolidGame_basic (24347 posts) -

Mine is a toss up between DMC V and Resident Evil 2 remake. Both Capcom games. DMC V is one of the best hack n slashes I've played, only held back by being forced to play multiple characters. The story wasn't so memorable, but it did have epic boss fights. And it was very satisfying from a technical perspective. Resident Evil 2 remake, on the other hand, really nailed the aesthetic of the original and brought the game up to today's standards. The campaign is epic and the love for the franchise is there. Really creepy and great moments overall. If I had to choose between the two, I would say RE2 has the better campaign, but DMC V wins on replay-ability. RE2 is the overall winner.

What about you, SW? What 2019 game has been your favorite so far this year?

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#2 Posted by TJDMHEM (1973 posts) -

luigi's mansion 3

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#3 Posted by warmblur (2755 posts) -

Although I adore Resident Evil 2 remake I have to go with Mortal Kombat 11 I just had so much fun with it.

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#4 Posted by uninspiredcup (34271 posts) -

re2

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#5 Posted by Archangel3371 (28345 posts) -

Resident Evil 2 followed by Devil May Cry 5.

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#6 Posted by AcidTango (1692 posts) -

Super Mario Maker 2

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#7 Posted by SOedipus (11546 posts) -

Resident Evil 2

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#8 Posted by Nike_Air (19326 posts) -

Sekiro Shadows Die Twice. I also played Resident Evil 2 , Days Gone , Devil May Cry V , A Plague Tale

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#9 Posted by Jippo (110 posts) -

Fire Emblem:Three Houses

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#10 Posted by sakaiXx (5881 posts) -

Probably Sekiro

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#11 Posted by briguyb13 (3116 posts) -

1. Fire Emblem: Three Houses

2. Dragon Quest Builders 2

3. My Time at Portia

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#12 Posted by AJStyles (1001 posts) -

Days Gone.

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#13 Posted by Ghosts4ever (10238 posts) -

Metro Exodus.

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#14 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (19128 posts) -

So far, probably Katana Zero.

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#15 Posted by DaVillain- (37418 posts) -

Mortal Kombat 11 & Resident Evil 2 Remake.

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#16 Posted by jg4xchamp (61682 posts) -

Devil May Cry 5

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#17 Edited by cainetao11 (36674 posts) -

Sekiro easily the best hack & slash action game of this gen imo. GoW has the story and production values and great gameplay; DMC5 is an awesome return for that series; RE2 remake is great.

But Sekiro is the best melee combat with challenge and balance of the gen. Nothing else makes me like "holy poopy!!!"

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#18 Edited by phbz (4565 posts) -

2019 games I've played so far based on how much I've enjoyed them.

Sekiro - Superb combat, nice art direction and narrative.

Outer Wilds - Best adventure game in years.

SMM 2 - It's Mario maker...

Ashen - Dark Souls lite game with some cool mechanical twists.

Void Bastards - Great gameplay loop, doesn't takes itself too seriously and made me lol often.

Metro - Could be much higher if it was more consistent. Still it has some really special moments.

A Plague Tale - Beautiful presentation and excellent pace.

Resident Evil 2 - Great game but too safe. Kind of a no thrill journey.

Baba is You - Out of the box puzzler.

Observation - Cool sci-fi story, gameplay a bit too simple.

Crackdown 3 - Fun platformer

DMC V - Cool and flashy combat, mediocre level design, characters and story.

Apex Legends - Have fun shooting shields. Still great but mostly makes me wish PUBG had better developers.

Gato Roboto - Retro game where you're a cat in space! Not bad, just OK.

Pretty awesome year so far.

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#19 Posted by R4gn4r0k (31402 posts) -

I have a top 2 at the moment:

  1. Metro Exodus - Drops the ball in a few parts, but overall a solid game and a tremendous journey
  2. Void Bastards - Absolutely love this game's style. Didn't think I'd love the repetitive gameplay this much.

Besides that I'm playing some older games and I'm still enjoying Battlefield V from time to time.

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#20 Edited by BassMan (10521 posts) -

I haven't played too many good games from this year. I am trying my best to tackle the backlog..... Just finished Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (6/10). MP games don't help either. I already have 355 hours in BFV. hehe :)

Of the 2019 games I have played... Metro Exodus (8/10).

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#21 Posted by ArchoNils2 (10399 posts) -

@briguyb13 said:

1. Fire Emblem: Three Houses

2. Dragon Quest Builders 2

3. My Time at Portia

I haven't player Portia, but I agree with FE3H on 1 and DQB2 on 2.

I would place Mario Maker on 3. It was a really strong year for the Switch so far. (honorable mention to Tales of Vesperia and I have yet to play Planetfall which looks really awesome)

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#22 Edited by dimebag667 (1259 posts) -

Resident Evil 2

Best game I'm playing this year... Guacamelee 2

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#23 Posted by Epak_ (10690 posts) -

Probably Metro, then RE2:RE.

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#24 Posted by Star67 (4451 posts) -

@SolidGame_basic: I want to say DMC5 as well because the core combat in the game is very good, especially with Dante.

But like others have said, the story(and the way it's told), characters, and level design aren't very good at all. These really keep the game from being AAA in my opinion.

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#25 Posted by drummerdave9099 (4130 posts) -

Lol the only 2019 game I bought this year has been Mario Maker 2 so I guess that has to be my answer

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#26 Edited by pixieValerie (7 posts) -

Haven't played a ton of 2019 games, but RE2 is fantastic.

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#27 Edited by Ten_Pints (3864 posts) -

To be completely honest most games have been meh to just OK, nothing stands out.

Not played RDR2 yet waiting on the PC version so maybe that will change my mind.

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#28 Posted by joebones5000 (2616 posts) -

Not one good game came out this year. I'm still waiting for something to dethrone the Witcher 3.