10 Popular Video Games of 2019

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From Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, here’s a look at some of the most popular video games of 2019 so far.

10. Resident Evil 2

Resident Evil 2
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Released by Capcom on January 25, 2019, Resident Evil 2 isn’t your run-of-the-mill video game remake. In fact, it feels like an entirely new game altogether. There’s expanded and altered scenarios, realistic visuals, modernized controls, and a new over-the-shoulder camera. But, don’t worry. There are plenty of throwbacks to the original for all of you die-hard fans of this classic survival horror series.

Other features:
-New third-person perspective
-Slow-paced but intense action
-High replay value
-Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC

9. Apex Legends

Apex Legends
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If you like Fortnite, you’ll love Apex Legends — as the two games are somewhat similar. Apex Legends is a “free-to-play Battle Royale game where legendary competitors battle for glory, fame, and fortune on the fringes of the Frontier.” There’s a diverse cast of characters, each with their own unique abilities. Plus, there’s plenty of guns, ammo and action to make this first-person shooter game loads of fun.

Release Date: February 4, 2019
Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC

8. Tetris 99

Tetris 99
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Believe it or not, they’re still making Tetris games. And, no, the “99” in its title doesn’t stand for the number of Tetris games that exist. It actually stands for the number of players. Basically, this online version of the iconic game first introduced in 1984 is 99-player tournament developed by ARIKA and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. The object of the game is to knock out the competition and be the last player standing. You can target your opponents by sending them “Garage Blocks.” When you defeat them, you can earn K.O. Badges that will give you an advantage in higher levels. But, beware: Your opponents can target you back!

Release Date: February 12, 2019
File Size: 244 MB
Category: Multiplayer, Puzzle
Rating: E for Everyone
Platform: Nintendo Switch

7. Mario Kart Tour

Mario Kart Tour
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The game series that’s known and loved by so many has taken the world by storm yet again — this time on our mobile devices! Mario Kart Tour was released earlier this year for Apple and Android phones. In this game, Mario and his friends race around the classic Mario Kart courses in addition to courses that are inspired by real-world cities. There are character variations, too, that incorporate the local style of some of the cities featured in the game. Mario Kart Tour also has a “Frenzy Mode” that gives an unlimited supply of a certain item and makes you invincible — but only for a short time.

6. Kingdom Hearts 3

Kingdom Hearts 3
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Protagonist Sora and the characters from Toy Story are setting out on another epic adventure — but this time they’ve brought along some help. Friends Donald, Goofy, Mickey and Riku join in the gang’s quest to search for the seven guardians of light and thwart Xehanort’s plan to bring about a second Keyblade War. Along the way they cross paths with various characters and visit worlds based on different Disney and Pixar films.

Release Date: January 25, 2019
Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4

5. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order
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It was revealed earlier this year that there was another huge new “Star Wars” game in the works. The game, called Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, is a story-driven, third-person, single-player action game with exploration, lightsaber battles, and Force powers. The main character is Cal Kestis, whose primary objective is to complete his training and fight back against the Empire.

Made by Respawn Entertainment, the studio behind such great games as Titanfall and Apex Legends, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is expected to be released on November 15 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

4. Luigi’s Mansion 3

Luigis Mansion 3
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It’s been a long time coming, but Luigi’s Mansion is back for the Nintendo home console. The plot for this game is pretty much the same as the original: Luigi uses a flashlight and vacuum cleaner, along with the help of Gooigi, a clone of Luigi who appeared in the Nintendo 3DS remake of Luigi’s Mansion, to fight off ghosts and save his family and friends. Luigi’s Mansion 3 is set to be released on October 31, 2019 for the Nintendo Switch.

3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Call Of Duty
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If you may recall, the Call of Duty franchise abandoned the single-player mode last year in favor of the multiplayer mode. But, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare brings back the single-player focus and promises to “[push] boundaries and break rules the way only ‘Modern Warfare’ can.” For the first time ever, players will have to deal with everything that a real soldier would have to face — civilian casualties, collateral damage, threat assessments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other non-combatants.

Release Date: October 25, 2019
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

2. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

Zelda Links Awakening
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The Legend of Zelda franchise has been around since the 1980s, and it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere anytime soon. In this version of the beloved The Legend of Zelda series, Link awakens to find himself in a strange land with monsters and talking animals. He meets some unforgettable characters along the way as he uncovers the truth behind his whereabouts. There’s also a chance to play mini-games to earn Chamber Stones.

Release Date: September 20, 2019
Category: Action, Adventure
Number of Players: 1
Platform: Nintendo Switch

1. Untitled Goose Game

Untitled Goose Game
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If you love the idea of running around destroying things and upsetting folks you don’t like, then Untitled Goose Game is the perfect game for you. In Untitled Goose Game you get to play as, what else, a goose that runs around a small village damaging property, stealing hats, setting up pranks, terrorizing people, and honking nonstop. There are dedicated buttons for grabbing, sprinting, flapping your wings, extending your neck, and, yes, even honking.
This game has an auto-save feature that saves the game as you play so you don’t have to do it manually. When you return to the game your progress will be saved, but the village will be cleaned up and everything will be returned to its original position, so you get to destroy it all over again. Yay!

Release Date: September 20, 2019
Category: Action, Puzzle
Number of Players: 1
File Size: 802 MB
Publisher: Panic
Developer: House House
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac (Coming to Steam, Itch, and the Mac App Store in late 2020.)


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