E3 2019 has come and gone and we were treated to a myriad of amazing looking games. The remainder of 2019 and first part of 2020 are shaping up to be a paradise for gamers, if not a bit of a burden on the bank account. We normally give you Top 10 lists, E3 was so stacked this year that we are going to up the ante with a Top 20 list! With no further ado, here is our Top 20 games of E3 2019.
20. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Break Point Everyone’s favorite Punisher (Sorry Thomas Jane) Jon Barenthal stars as the antagonist to the Ghosts in the latest entry in the Ghost Recon series. Barenthal’s presence alone is enough to get us excited about the game. The game is currently set to drop October 4, 2019.
19. Vampire: The Masquerade- Bloodlines 2: The sequel to one of the finest RPG’s every, Vampire: The Masquerade-Bloodlines 2 looks to give us a modern twist on the classic vampire game. As big fans of the Vampire tabletop and LARP games, as well as the original Bloodlines, there is a lot to be excited about here. It’s almost time to backstab some Ventrue. You can become a vampire in March 2020.
18.The Outer Worlds: Obsidian Entertainment is back to take us to the future. The Outer Worlds looks like a mash-up of Borderlands and Bioshock with a lot of humor and fun sprinkled in. Fight the man any way you see fit when The Outer Worlds arrive October 25, 2019.
17. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The first of the Nintendo exclusive titles to make the list, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 pits our heroes against Thanos and the Black Order. It will be a return to form for Marvel video games as many of the companies biggest franchises return to one roster. The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men and Fantastic Four will all team up to take on the Mad Titan. You can go toe to toe with Thanos and his minions on July 19, 2019 on Nintendo Switch.
16. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening: Nintendo were the clear winners of this years E3. Their second entry on our list comes in the form of a reimaging of an absolute classic. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening returns to our lives with an adorable art style on September 20, 2019.
15. Tales of Arise: The seventeenth game in the Tales series will arise from Bandai Namco in 2020. If you aren’t familiar with this series, it is one of the finest RPG series ever, and Arise looks to continue that trend.
14. Fire Emblem: Three Houses: One of the all-time great tactical strategy series returns to home consoles for the first time since Radiant Dawn hit the Wii in 2007 is back with a bit of a twist. If the game stays true to the series form, we are in for a wild, permadeath ride. Three Houses comes to Nintendo Switch July 26, 2019.
13. Pokemon: Sword and Shield: For the purpose of this list, we are going to throw the two latest mainline Pokemon games together. A new land, new Pokemon and new game mechanics will have us attempting to be the very best like no one ever was, on November 15, 2019.
12. Borderlands 3: It’s time to get back to vault hunting when the latest in the line of cell-shaded, post-apocalyptic, looter shooter’s from Gear Box Software arrives September 13, 2019.
11. Doom Eternal: id Software takes us back to Hell, again, with Big Ass Guns on November 22, 2019. If the game lives up to it’s 2016 predecessor, we are in for a wild time.
And now, the Top 10.
10. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order: ReSpawn Entertainment takes us in to the Star Wars Universe by putting us in the boots of a young Jedi. Become one with the force on November 15, 2019.
9. Luigi’s Mansion 3: Nintendo’s E3 Direct was the gift that kept on giving. Though we knew about Luigi’s Mansion 3, we were treated to more gameplay details. The latest in the fan-favorite series looks to continue its lineage of fun.
8. Halo: Infinite: It’s Halo on the next generation of Xbox consoles. The video shown at E3 dropped our jaws. 2020 will bring us into the future of gaming and Master Cheif will be there to lead the way.
7. Astral Chain: Platinum Games, the makers of the great Nier: Automa and the Bayonetta series, take us to the future in this stylish action title, with characters designed by Manga artist Masakazu Katsura and direction from Nier’s Takahisa Taura, the game has amazing written all over it. Will it live up to the hype? We will find out on when it releases August 30, 2019 on Nintendo Switch.
6. Final Fantasy VII:Remake: Not much needs to be said about the remake of what is arguably the greatest RPG of all-time. The game looks insanely beautiful. March 3, 2020 needs to hurry up and get here.
And then there were 5.
5. Marvel’s Avengers: The Avengers are shattered in this original story from Square Enix. The devs have promised a tilt without a pay to win scenario or loot boxes. We will get our chance to become the Avengers, minus Hawkeye, when Marvel’s Avengers arrives with it’s star-studded voice cast on May 15, 2020.
4. Gears of War 5: The stellar (minus Judgement) third-person shooter, chainsawer, gets us back to battling the Locust on September 10, 2019.
3. Cyberpunk 2077: Perhaps the biggest shock of E3 2019 was when Hollywood legend Keanu Reeves appeared in the trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 and then took to the Microsoft stage to hype the game. As if the game from CD Project Red didn’t have us eagerly anticipating its arrival as it was. 2077 arrives early when Cyberpunk 2077 launches on April 16, 2020.
2. Wacthdogs: Legion: The next Ubisoft hacker simulator is on its way and it’s bringing with it the end of NPC’s. Recruit anyone to your cadre of London hackers on March 6, 2020.
And our number 1 game of E3 2019.
1. Ghostwire: Tokyo: To say it’s been a rough year for Bethesda Games would be an understatement. The rough launch of Fallout 76, and some major PR blunders put the studio behind the eight ball. Then the trailer for Ghostwire: Tokyo played and a lot was forgotten, if not forgiven. The post-rapture action-horror title looks like a breathe of fresh air and has us very intrigued to learn more.
It was an amazing year for games at E3. This list took many forms and was extremely challenging to finish. Let us know what your favorite game of E3 was. Check back for continuing coverage of al the titles on out list.