As 2018 comes to a close it's time for the annual 10 Most Anticipated PC Games of 2019 according to Choicest Games! As with previous years, I'm not going to be doing this alone; Unlike previous years though, we will only have two judges as Choicest Games regulars Choona and Luke were unable to vote this year.
Mark GMark founded the blog Choicest Games in 2008 and has been playing PC games since the 1980s. He has an eclectic taste in games but his favourite genres include point 'n' click adventures, First Person Shooters and almost anything to do with sci-fi. He is also leader of the social guild/clan Gamers of Choice.
LannaLanna is Mark G's wife and being the supportive wife that she is has contributed reviews and her input on the running of the blog. Lanna enjoys puzzle games, FPSs and Civilization. She was also at one stage world champion at Everyday Genius Squarelogic.
How the list was madeAn arbitrary list of 76 games was compiled (so slightly more than last year's 68) through a combination of me scouring the Internet for exciting PC titles coming out next year as well as any the contributors could find as well. I used the same scoring as previous years where contributors were given a choice of three potential scores:
0 = Not interested in the game at all
1 = Slightly interested. Keeping my eyes on it and/or will buy it if there's nothing better to get
2 = Must-buy. I will buy it on release or I've already pre-ordered it.
Contributors were asked to assign a 0, 1 or 2 to each of the games on the list. I would then count up the total score and then sort the list by score in descending order. Like last year, it wasn't easy to pick the game that took the number one spot since there was a two-way tie of three points; nine games had a score of 2 which meant in order to get a top 10, I had to discard one. Games that managed to score at least one point from the judges were included in the Honourable Mentions list for this year. In cases where games had the same score from the judges, I ranked them in order of popularity by the PC gaming community at large (at least, in my opinion anyway :)).
Two games on this list appeared in last year's list (and I'm seriously hoping that it'll be the last time I see one of these games on this list ;) – I want it finished goddammit) and this year, a whopping 6 games on the list started life as crowdfunded projects (e.g. Kickstarter).
So I present to you the 10 Most Anticipated PC Games of 2019 as voted by Choicest Games (over the coming days, more titles will be added to the list below)!
- Phoenix Point
- Mage's Initiation
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
- Twin Mirror
- Wasteland 3
- World War Z
- Psychonauts 2
- Night Call
- Hypnospace Outlaw
Other games we're keeping our eyes on:
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Age of Wonders: Planetfall
Blacksad: Under the Skin
In the Valley of the Gods
Industries of Titan
Mavericks Proving Grounds
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy
Rebel Galaxy Outlaw
Sea of Solitude
Skull & Bones
Steel Division II
Steins; Gate Elite
Steins; Gate: Linear Bounded Phenogram
The Forgotten City
Tom Clancy's The Division 2
Total War: Three Kingdoms