We’re at about the halfway point of 2019, and while we’ve already been treated to some incredible games, with the likes of Devil May Cry 5, Days Gone, and the Resident Evil 2 remake blowing us away, the rest of the year still has some exciting games in the chamber. We’ve rounded up the 5 most-anticipated we can’t wait to get our hands on!
Release date: 27 August 2019 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC)
Control comes from Remedy, the team behind such hits as Max Payne and the shamefully-underrated Quantum Break, and it looks to be one of the most interesting games of the year. This supernatural third-person action-adventure game will challenge you to master a combination of supernatural abilities, modifiable loadouts and reactive environments, while fighting through a deep and unpredictable world.
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Release date: 10 September 2019 (Xbox One | PC)
Microsoft’s juggernaut Gears of War franchise continues to roll ahead, with a fifth primary instalment bring announced for Xbox One and PC. Shifting away from the characters of Marcus and JD Fenix (who headed up previous Gears titles), Gears 5 features a female lead for the first time. Players will take on the role of Kait, who ignores the chain of command to take her squad on a mission of more personal importance. New brutal weapons, meaner enemies, and some exciting new snow-capped locations await players in Gears 5.
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Release date: 13 September 2019 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC)
The zany, random-gun-generating loot-shooter Borderlands is back for a third primary entry, returning to the ravaged yet colourful world of Pandora (and a host of other planets) for another shooting bonanza. Players can take control of a whole new set of vault-hunters, but familiar faces from past games will also be making appearances. You’ll be able to travel to different worlds using your own spacecraft, and there’ll be a ton of trickier and crazier enemies to hunt down and kill – thankfully, the game still leans heavily on online or offline co-op, so you and some buddies can tackle the chaos together.
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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
Release date: 4 October 2019 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC)
Breakpoint is the follow-up to 2017’s Wildlands (which is highly-underrated and one of the gems worth playing), picking up after the events of Wildlands, where Nomad and the other Ghosts find themselves on a tropical island known as Auroa – where a Silicon Valley-like drone tech company known as Skell Technology has been taken over by highly-trained ex-Ghosts gone rogue. Breakpoint follows the squad-based tactical shooter formula as previous Ghost Recon games, but puts an emphasis on survival and environmental warfare this time around. As the developers explained during its reveal, the Ghosts have always been the hunters on their missions – this time, they’re the hunted.
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Release date: 22 November 2019 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC | Switch)
2016’s Doom reboot is easily one of the best first-person shooters of the generation, so anyone who loves some fast-paced demon-hunting should have the sequel on their radar this November. Doom Eternal ups the ante of the already-crazy pace of the gameplay, introducing a grappling-hook shotgun, flame belch attack, and a host of other weapons and tweaks to keep you killing faster and more frantically. There’ll also be a full multiplayer component that allows players to control demons, each with unique powers and abilities, versus a slayer who is ‘fully loaded’ with all the skills from the single-player campaign.
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