There's certainly no shortage of awesome game titles coming to the PS4 in 2019. In fact, PS4 owners are likely going to have their hands full given the number of promising game releases in the coming months. Some of the best titles in modern gaming already graced Sony's beloved console in the past year alone. It seems like the jaw-dropping God Of War and the awe-inspiring Marvel's Spider-Man games were just the tip of the iceberg. Just when PS4 owners thought that things couldn't get any better, the upcoming PS4 games prove that they most certainly can!
Don't even get us started on variety, the games ahead have a boatload of that. Epic adventure games? Check. Adrenaline-pumping shoot-em-ups? Check. Scintillating role-playing titles? Check. Games that bring your wildest imaginations to life? Definitely! It's just hard to pick one upcoming 2019 title from the rest since they all basically stand out in their own right. Some fans might even be surprised to know that the return of their favorite game franchise is just around the corner!
While 2019 will certainly be a year filled with iconic sequels and original IPs, there are also some unexpected remakes to watch out for. But why stop there? We know fans are eager to see what 2020 has to offer as well. Here are 15 of the most highly-anticipated games coming in 2019, including 10 riveting titles that are likely to drop by some time in 2020. Are we ready for the wave of awesome games to come? We sure are! Of course, the more pressing matter now is, what about our wallets?
25 Rage 2 (May 14, 2019)
It's hard not to get excited about Rage 2, especially when its release is just around the corner! For anyone who's unfamiliar with the series, it's basically about shooting baddies, a whole lot of them. The sequel will feature just that.
Players have enough toys to make enemies rage quit.
Except this time around, there's a massive open world to explore, tons of new weapons and powers at our disposal, a variety of vehicles to drive and of course, even more enemies to blow up! Players can enjoy this dystopian playground once the game drops on May 14.
24 Doom Eternal (TBA)
There's a lot of speculation about the release of the highly-anticipated Doom Eternal. Some fans believe that there's only room for one ID software game this year, and that's Rage 2. Others don't expect to see the next Doom until early 2020 at best.
However, it seems like its release might come sooner than we think. A listing of Doom Eternal appeared on Amazon bearing a December 31, 2019 release date. Of course, we're not entirely sure if this is the actual release date or merely a placeholder. Guess we'll have to find out once it's unveiled at QuakeCon 2019.
23 Judgment (June 25, 2019)
Fans of the Yakuza series would definitely want to check out the upcoming PS4 exclusive game Judgment. After all, the game features a lawyer who literally fights crime with his fists! Some gamers might find the series' zany antics to be a bit esoteric at times, but they certainly can't deny its charm.
Did we mention that the game's teeming with other fun-filled activities too? Yup, there's even a full-fledged Virtua Fighter arcade game in it. Fans can finally get their hands on the localized version of this Yakuza spin-off on June 25.
22 Vampire: The Masquerade -Bloodlines 2 (Q1 2020)
Any gamer who has played the cult classic Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines game back in 2004 would definitely be hyped for its sequel. It was undoubtedly one of the best vampire games ever made, after all. There's a lot of depth in the first game, so the sequel will likely have even more.
It has a deep lore that's worth sinking your teeth into.
Unfortunately, fans might need to wait a bit before it's released. If we're lucky, the game might come out as early as January next year. Otherwise, we'd have to wait until March 2020.
21 Wolfenstein: Youngblood (July 26, 2019)
The last Wolfenstein game was a literal blast to play and fans should expect nothing less from its spin-off Wolfenstein: Youngblood. The game features the same frenetic action-packed gameplay that would likely satisfy any fan itching for more. Only this time around, players will be in the shoes of Blazkowicz' spunky daughters.
The girls are slick, fast and possibly perform even better than the series protagonist. It's good to know that they kick as much enemy behind as their dad. What's even better is that fans won't have to wait any longer than July 26 to find out for themselves.
20 Dead Island 2 (TBC)
If fans thought that this game sounded familiar, that's because it was supposed to come out for the PS4 back in 2015. To say that this game got delayed is a huge understatement! Dead Island 2 has been in development limbo ever since, constantly being passed around from one studio to another.
Despite lack of any new information on the game, publisher Deep Silver insists via Twitter that the game has not been canceled. Some believe that it would probably make sense for it to share the same 2020 release window as fellow zombie game Dying Light 2.
19 The Sinking City (June 27, 2019)
H.P. Lovecraft fans would feel right at home once they start exploring the cryptic world of The Sinking City. The game has a lot to offer for fans of the Cthulhu mythos and detective games alike. It features an open-world that's teeming with mysteries to unravel, people to help and of course, supernatural monsters to face!
The game's PS4 trailer is promising enough on its own. Better yet, players can experience what it's like to enter the mouth of madness first-hand when the game finally comes out on June 27.
18 The Dark Pictures – Man Of Medan (Summer 2019)
Those who enjoyed the atmospheric PS4 exclusive Until Dawn are going to love The Dark Pictures- Man Of Medan. This eerie cinematic horror game takes inspiration from the chilling legend behind the SS Ourang Medan. Players have complete control over which character lives or perishes.
The characters should be very afraid, of the players, that is.
Developer Supermassive Games confirmed the game's summer 2019 release window via Twitter. That being said, it looks like gamers won't have much time to mentally prepare themselves for this spooky journey!
17 Dying Light 2 (TBC 2020)
There's a lot of hype surrounding the popular open-world zombie game Dying Light 2 ever since footage of its gorgeous gameplay was unveiled last year. The game certainly showcased some significant improvements over its predecessor. One of its most notable features is its focus on how the players' choices greatly impact the game's world and story.
It was originally slated for a 2019 release window. However, the developers eventually rescinded those plans and opted not to give a release window. Given the lack of new updates, fans suspect that the game's release might be pushed to 2020.
16 Borderlands 3 (September 13, 2019)
The fan-favorite cell-shaded shoot-em-up is back and it's looking even bigger than ever! Borderlands 3's stylish trailer shows exactly what fans would expect from a sequel. It's got bigger locations, a ridiculous amount of guns and the return of the lovable albeit excruciatingly irritating Claptrap.
In fact, almost every notable character makes a return, well, except for one iconic villain. Will the notorious Handsome Jack make a return though, or at least a cybernetic version of him? We'll find out when Borderlands 3 arrives on September 13.
15 Grand Theft Auto 6 (TBA)
It seems like every Grand Theft Auto game is bigger than the last and now, all eyes are on GTA 6. While there's barely any information on the game, the rumor mill already started picking up some interesting tidbits. According to Express, the resume of a supposed Rockstar Games employee was apparently leaked containing the next GTA game on it.
It's said that the employee in question was apparently involved in designing concept vehicles for GTA 6. Anything is mere speculation at this point but if it's true, then we're looking at an imminent 2020 release window, hopefully.
14 Medievil Remake (TBA 2019)
Nobody really saw the Medievil remake coming until it was actually unveiled back in 2018. Anyone who has played the original game will be blown away by the remake's massive visual upgrade. For a game that has such a macabre setting, the remake certainly looks more vibrant than ever before!
A PlayStation classic rises from the grave.
While the remake doesn't have any specific release date other than 2019, fans predict that it will probably drop on October. After all, the original game and the remake trailer both appeared on October, so expect Halloween to be extra bony in 2019.
13 System Shock (2020)
The System Shock remake is going to be as alarming as the first game, which debuted back in 1994. According to the game's official website, the developers are actually working with the original team to ensure that the remake remains faithful to the source material. Fans can definitely expect that same chilling and atmospheric sci-fi vibe that made the first game such a masterpiece.
Except this time around, everything will be realized using Unreal Engine making the game look exceptionally stunning, not to mention more imposing. Fans can relive this revitalized old-school nightmare sometime in 2020.
12 Control (August 27, 2019)
Control is an action-adventure game that's as promising as it's intriguing. When a game involves the government and supernatural forces, we know it's going to be out of this world. It's hard not to get excited for a game that's being developed by Remedy Entertainment, the ones responsible for gaming gems like Max Payne and Alan Wake.
Fans should expect nothing less than a blockbuster quality of a game in Control. Thankfully, they won't have to wait that long since it comes out on August 27, 2019. Let's just hope that the developers still live up to their stellar reputation.
11 Death Stranding (TBA)
Whenever gamers think of an upcoming title that feels very much like a playable movie, the PS4 exclusive game Death Stranding always comes to mind. How could they not when it features Hollywood stars like Mads Mikkelsen and Norman Reedus? It definitely has the makings of an epic game, if it ever gets released, that is.
Kojima confirmed via Twitter that the game “might take a while.” The only release window he gave was “before the 2020 Olympics.” Fans suspect that early 2020 might probably be the best time for its release.
10 Code Vein (2019)
Bandai-Namco's upcoming post-apocalyptic role-playing game Code Vein shows a lot of promise. The game's gaining a lot of traction in the gaming community due to its stylish visuals and intriguing gameplay. It's like a mix of other Bandai-Namco games such as .Hack, God Eater, and Dark Souls all rolled into one!
Fans will be happy to know that the game's scheduled to release within the year. The thing is, there's no word yet on the exact date of its release. In the meantime, guess we'll just have to enjoy Code Vein's jaw-dropping Unreal Engine visuals in the trailer.
9 The Last Of Us 2 (TBA)
When can we see Ellie and Joel again? This has been the question fans have been asking themselves ever since The Last Of Us 2 was teased back in 2016. It's been over five years since the last game but it certainly feels like an eternity for the fans.
The wait's so long that Ellie had already grown into an adult.
Despite rumors of a leaked September 27, 2019 release date, fans are still skeptical of it releasing any time before 2020. If we're lucky, the game might come out at early 2020 at best.
8 Shenmue 3 (August 27, 2019)
For Shenmue fans, the idea of a third game almost became nothing more than a pipe dream. We cant really blame them since the last game came out 18 years ago! Fortunately, what might seem like forever will eventually come once Shenmue 3 finally releases on August 27, 2019.
The game will definitely be worth the wait since it looks ten times more better than the last. Those unfamiliar with the series will be in for an epic adventure, while fans will simply be happy knowing that dreams really do come true.
7 Dreams (TBA 2019)
It's not so far-fetched to say that the upcoming PS4 exclusive Dreams can make any gamer's fantasies come true. In fact, players can even create almost any game they can imagine in Dreams! Well, as long as they have the skills to do so, that is.
If that concept sounds a lot like Little Big Planet, that's because the game was developed by the same team, Media Molecule. The full game is set to come out within 2019. Although players who simply can't wait can already try the game's incomplete Early Access version.
6 The Outer Worlds (TBC 2019)
The Outer Worlds is a sci-fi shooter that looks like a cross between Borderlands and Mass Effect. What makes it special is that it's being made by Fallout: New Vegas developers Obsidian Entertainment. Although there's not much known about this game aside from its intriguing trailer.
The trailer hinted at a 2019 release window. Although the game's Steam page temporarily unveiled an August 6 release date, according to ComicBook. We'll find out soon enough if that's indeed the case and hopefully, we'll get to see some interstellar gameplay too!
5 Concrete Genie (Fall 2019)
Ever since Concrete Genie was unveiled in 2017, it has already garnered the attention of both artists and gamers alike. This unique PS4 exclusive lets the imagination of players run wild by giving them the power bring their artwork to life! If its mesmerizing visuals aren't enough to draw gamers in, its touching premise definitely will.
Players can literally draw new friends.
The game was originally slated to release earlier this year but delays have pushed it further into 2019. Let's just hope its Fall 2019 release won't be as temporary as street graffiti.
4 Cyberpunk 2077 (TBA)
Fans of the Witcher games will certainly have their eyes set on CD Projekt RED's next game, Cyberpunk 2077. The game's trailer was simply jaw-dropping as it showcased a futuristic world that's just brimming with activity. Although fans predict that it's more likely for the game to release late 2020 than in 2019.
According to ScreenRant, the developers revealed that the game's still undergoing various changes. This just shows how far the game still is from completion. Perhaps we can get a more definitive answer once the game makes an appearance at E3 2019.
3 Ghost of Tsushima (TBC)
Arguably one of the most anticipated PS4 exclusives, Ghost Of Tsushima oddly lacks any new updates for a game that comes with a lot of hype. According to Gamerant, a Swedish retailer supposedly leaked the game's release date which indicates an August 30, 2019 launch. However, many believe that this was nothing more than a placeholder.
Let's hope it won't just fade like a ghost.
Furthermore, there's no word on its release from the game's developers either. Based on previous PS4 exclusive releases, fans speculate that the actual release window would be somewhere between late 2019 to early 2020.
2 Final Fantasy VII Remake (TBC 2019)
Okay, while the Final Fantasy VII remake might not have an official release date yet, there are strong hints that suggest it's coming sooner than we think. The game's development was previously hindered by Kingdom Hearts 3. Now that KH3 is out of the way, its developers can finally focus on the beloved remake.
According to DailyStar, the developers confirmed their attendance in the upcoming 2019 E3 showcase. Apparently, they'll be holding a “special broadcast” while revealing their upcoming games line-up. It might not be a coincidence that a special FFVII concert will be taking place just before that.
1 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (December 2019)
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a breath of fresh air for anyone who's fatigued from the previous Star Wars multiplayer games. This single-player game focuses on a more narrative-driven experience. Something that the franchise badly needed for a long, long time.
Fans will certainly be closing 2019 with a (force) blast!
The best part is, this game isn't the only Star Wars experience coming out in December 2019. The upcoming Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker film shares the same release window as well! The force truly is with the fans all along.