I do one of these every year. Here are my top 10 best games of 2019 so far.
10. Rage 2 (PC)
Rage 2 is fun. It’s buggy, but fun. This game was designed by Avalanche Studios (Mad Max) and ID Software (Doom). The end result is a fast-paced open world Wolfenstein game with vehicles. It’s not as in-depth as Mad Max’s insane vehicle customization or any of ID’s FPS games like Doom and Wolfenstein, but I love what I’ve played of the game so far. I can see this game either moving up on the list or dropping off the list completely by the time I finish it.
9. Lapis x Labyrinth (Switch)
Lapis x Labyrinth is a good dungeon crawler. It scratched an itch I didn’t know I had. I really enjoyed building my party and going through this game. As a matter of fact, I just started another file. I want to go through this game again before I shelf it for something else.
8. Dauntless (PC & PS4)
I know I just finished writing a somewhat negative article on this a few days ago, but I do like this game. It’s a fun alternative to Monster Hunter World. Yes, I’m still upset that my progress was wiped, but what happens when a game goes from beta to official launch. Once the server issues and bugs are worked out I can easily see this game moving up higher on this list. And it’s also the first game I’ve played on that terrible Epic Game Store. I feel dirty…
7. Borderlands Game of the Year Edition (PC)
This is another really buggy game. I don’t know if the bugs were fixed or not because I stopped playing after 24 hours because my wife couldn’t play. I love Borderlands and it’s a shame that the remaster of the first game launched the way it did. That being said I had a lot of fun revisiting this game and sniping the living crap out of everything with Mordecai.
6. Tangledeep (Switch)
Tangledeep is the first Roguelike game I’ve ever loved. I love this game. It’s fun and rewards me for my time. I can even turn off the permadeath feature if I want to. I didn’t because I want to experience the game the way it was meant to be played, but I’m glad that the option is there. The gameplay is fantastic and I’ve barely scratched the surface of this game.
5. The Division 2
Yes, I’ve written a lot about this game this year. It’s been good and bad and it’s true that I stopped playing this game and haven’t touched it since last month. That doesn’t mean that I didn’t have a great time playing up until the end game. I got 120 great hours out of this game before all of the bullshit started and that’s more than I can say for every other game on this list.
4. Windscape (Switch)
Windscape is an amazing little Indie game. I got lost in its world and honestly, it felt like an Indie version of Skyrim filled with Zelda like dungeons. The soundtrack is absolutely amazing and I hope that we get a sequel someday to improve some of the issues that I had with the game.
3. Etrian Odyssey Nexus
If this is the last year we’re going have with the 3DS it’s ending with a big bang. Etrian Odyssey Nexus is absolutely incredible. It’s like the greatest hits of the series and is the perfect way to say goodbye to one of the best JRPG series that not many people have heard of.
2. Devil May Cry 5
What more can I say about Capcom? They’ve entered a golden age of gaming and they’ve been releasing hit after hit these last few years. Devil May Cry 5 is absolutely incredible and it made me want to go back and play through every game in the series.
1. Resident Evil 2 Remake
I think it’s safe to say that this year started off with a big bang with the amount of triple-A releases that we got from multiple developers. Resident Evil 2 is the first game since 2016 to max my score system and it’s worth every cent I spent on it. I bought this game twice (PC & PS4) and ended up loving the PC version so much that I got rid of my PS4 copy and that was the last time I sat down and seriously attempted to complete a game on it.