This Year in Gaming, 2019


With the number of games set to release over the next 12 months, there’s no debate that 2019 will go down as one of gaming’s busiest years. To help with your confusion towards the overwhelming release schedule, here’s a list of the biggest games slated to come out over the course of the next five months and beyond.


Namco’s Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is the latest entry in the Ace Combat franchise, which has been around since 1995. You’ll be able to pick it up on January 18 for PS4 and Xbox One, while the PC version will be arriving sometime in February.

Also coming in January is the long-awaited Kingdom Hearts III, so fans of the Disney mash-up adventure series definitely have reason for excitement. The eighth game in the long-running franchise is releasing on the 25th. Additionally, Resident Evil 2, Capcom’s legendary 1998 survival horror game, is finally being remade for the new generation, and you can play it for yourself on January 25.


Unlike the previous month, February is going to be a busy period for game releases. Ubisoft’s Trials Rising will arrive on February 12, and, amidst frequent delays, Crackdown 3 is expected to release on February 15.

Metro Exodus and Far Cry New Dawn are both hitting shelves on the 15th, and BioWare’s Anthem is launching on the 22nd.


While not as abundant as February, gamers are likely going to have trouble deciding which games they want to buy during the busy month of March. On the 8thDevil May Cry 5 will be released, followed by Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 on the 15th.

On March 22Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will make its highly anticipated entrance to the action-adventure scene.

April 26 – Days Gone

Those looking for a change of pace from typical, linear survival shooters are in for a treat with Days Gone, an open world zombie survival game exclusive to the PS4.

May 14 – Rage 2

Combine the non-stop, pulse-pounding action of Doom with the unrelenting vehicular sequences of Mad Max, and you get Rage 2, the latest project by Avalanche Studios.

June 30 – Death Stranding

Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding, despite having a release date, is shrouded in mystery. From the few trailers and gameplay footage shown, it looks like nothing we’ve ever seen before.

Other Releases

Despite the avalanche of games arriving within the next five months, there are even more 2019 games scheduled to come out throughout the second half of the year. These include:

Gears 5The Outer WorldsSkull & BonesWolfenstein: YoungbloodDoom EternalSea of Solitude, and—reportedly—The Last of Us Part II.

2019 has the potential to be one of the best years for video games yet, with over 20 big-budget games set to come out over the course of 12 eventful months. Time will tell if these widely anticipated releases can live up to the hype. Hopefully, this summary of the year’s overwhelming release schedule reduces some of your confusion.