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Upcoming PC games: The best games to look forward to in 2019 and beyond

There are plenty of incredible games coming to PC in the next few months and beyond.

From triple-A titles to highly hyped gems, there’s plenty to look forward to, whatever your gaming passion. 

We’ve hand-picked some of the best, including trailers for you to enjoy – so prepare your wallet and your wishlist. 

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

The next iteration of the classic Ace Combat series. Ace Combat 7 promises “photorealistic skies”, “full 360-degree movement” and realistic sorties for aerial combat fun like never before. It sure does look ace! 

Resident Evil 2

Resident Evil 2 is a remake from the ground up with an improved narrative, overhauled graphics and more besides. Plunging back into the depths of Raccoon City, 1998, players will be forced to fight off the unrelenting hordes of flesh-eaters while reliving the story of yesteryear.   


  • Release date: January 2019
  • Type: RPG Simulation
  • Publisher: Code}{atch
  • See it on Steam

“Oh no, not another survival game” we hear you cry. But wait, this one might be interesting. Imagine Red Dead Redemption but as a survival game where you could ride bears into battle, settle in the Wild West or play as a Tomahawk wielding Native American. Sounds and looks fantastic. It is going to be early access to start with though, so excitement needs to be taken with a pinch of salt, but we’re still intrigued. 

The Occupation

  • Release date: 5 February 2019
  • Type: Adventure
  • Publisher: Humble Bundle
  • See it on Steam

A deeply British investigative thriller set in 1980s London. The Occupation will see players taking on the role of an investigative journalist whose mission it is to look into a dreadful explosion which resulted in the loss of many lives and sees the threat of law trying to erode civil liberties as a result. The promise of events happen in real-time and a rich narrative unfolding in an incredible backdrop make The Occupation thoroughly appealing. This will be far calmer and much more of a thinker than most of the other games on this list, that much is certain. 

Far Cry New Dawn

  • Release date: 15 February 2019
  • Type: Open world FPS
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • See it on Steam

It doesn’t feel long since Far Cry 5 was released, but the next outing is now being teased. This one is set in a post-apocalyptic future, 17 years after a global nuclear catastrophe. Once again, we’ll be in the beautiful Hope County, only this time you’ll be fighting against the Highwaymen – a band of baddies bent on claiming all the remaining resources for themselves. 

Crackdown 3

  • Release date: 15 February 2019
  • Type: Sandbox
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Pre-order: View offers on Microsoft US – View offers on Microsoft UK

Crackdown 3 promises an “open-world sandbox of mayhem and destruction” with both solo and co-op modes. It also has “Wrecking Zone” the “ultimate multiplayer combat arena” where players will be able to battle it out in a fully-destructible world. 

Crackdown 3 is also part of the Xbox Game Pass subscription scheme, so anybody with monthly membership will get it for free when it finally does arrive. That includes PC. 

Jump Force

  • Release date: 14 February 2019
  • Type: Action fighting
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco
  • See it on Steam

Jump Force is set to mix the worlds of Manga together for a whole lot of fighting fun. The most famous Manga heroes are set to make an appearance from Dragon Ball Z, One Piece, YU-GI-OH!, Naruto and more. Jump Force is designed as a fast-paced tag-team fighting game that includes the ablility to pit your fighters against the entire world online. 

Metro Exodus

Stealth, exploration, survival horror, Metro Exodus promises to have it all. Set in 2036, after a nuclear war has devastated the earth and people are clinging on to life. Survivors are forced to battle against poisoned surroundings, fight off mutated creatures and deal with paranormal horrors too. 

Once again, you’ll take on the role of Artyom and battle it out through the vast Russian wilderness, following a thrilling story-line through the depths of nuclear winter. If the previous games were anything to go by, Metro Exodus will be an incredibly beautiful, immersive and atmospheric adventure that everyone will enjoy. 

The new trailer looks incredible too. Think Mad Max, but in a barren Russian landscape packed full of foes and fierce creatures and you’ve got an idea of what this game will be like. 


From what we’ve seen, Anthem looks like what might happen if Destiny and Titanfall had a baby. A beautiful co-operative Action-RPG with jetpack-equipped mech suits and a whole lot of explosions. The highlight here is the ability to personalise and customise your Javelin exosuit as you play. The game also promises to allow players to continue playing together, no matter what progress level they’re at. 

The exosuits will be the main focus of this game – protecting you from danger and allowing you to customise and personalise your experience. 

DiRT Rally 2.0

DiRT Rally is back with another heart-pounding, edge-of-your-seat racing sim. DiRT Rally 2.0 promises a selection of iconic rally locations, with some of the most powerful off-road vehicles ever made available to race. Codemasters is hoping to deliver an even more immersive experience this time around with authentic handling, real-life locations and an intense driving experience that fans will love. 

With over 50 cars available to tune, drive and race, DiRT Rally 2.0 is bound to be a blast. 

The newest trailer shows rallying through the years and highlights all the awesome cars you’ll be able to play with from across the decades. A petrol heads dream!

Left Alive

  • Release date: 5 March 2019
  • Type: Action shooter
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • See it on Steam

Left Alive is set in a war-torn future with humans fighting for survival in a world where man-made mechs stalk the planet wreaking havoc. A dark and foreboding landscape awaits. If the design aesthetics of this game look familiar its because Left Alive is created by veteran developers from the Armored Core and Metal Gear series of games. If you’re fans of those games, you’re bound to love this.  



2019 will see the release of the next major historical strategy game in the award-winning Total War series. Total War: THREE KINGDOMS sees an outing in China with the future of the country being shaped by its champions. 

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

The sequel to one of Ubisoft’s biggest military-styled shooters since Rainbow Six Siege. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is set in Washington DC and uses the similar duck and cover, multiplayer shoot-out system as before. With some solid foundations, we’d assume the new game will be a hit among fans of the original game

The Sinking City

  • Release date: 21 March 2019
  • Type: Action adventure
  • Publisher: Bigben Interactive
  • See it on Steam

Set in the 1920s, in the murky half-submerged city of Oakmont, The Sinking City puts you in the shoes of a private detective who’s on a mission to uncover the truth about the supernatural happens.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

From the creators of the Dark Souls series comes a dark action-adventure outing set in 1500s Japan. Death, conflict and vengeance are a constant here as you become the disgraced warrior hunting to restore his honour. It’s bound to beautifully bloody and brilliant to boot. 

Tropico 6

  • Release date: 29 March 2019
  • Type: Strategy city builder
  • Publisher: Kalypso Media
  • See it on Steam

Tropico is back and bigger and better than ever. In Tropico 6 you’ll be able to play on large archipelagos for the first time in the series as well as managing multiple islands, take advantage of a new transportation and infrastructure system and much more besides. Become the feared dictator or the adored statesman and shape the fate of the world. Tropico has been delayed until March but that’s not long to wait for this great looking update to the series. 

Mortal Kombat 11

The classic violent beat ’em up returns for another outing. A new graphics engine promises a brutal level of visualisation of all the skull-shattering, eye-popping moments. New fighters, plus all your favourites, as well as a new Custom Character Variation, should make Mortal Kombat 11 a fun-packed addition to the saga. 

The new trailer shows off all the usual blood, gore and finishing moves the series has been known and loved for. 

Rage 2

The new Rage outing is crafted by the same team that made the highly underrated Mad Max and is yet another sequel to get excited about. The original Rage unbelievably released in the hazy days of 2011 with intense first-person shooter combat in a post-apocalyptic universe. The new trailer looks incredible, so we’re expecting great things, as always, from Bethesda. 

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 is the next open-world RPG from the incredible CD Projekt Red – the team behind the awesomely popular Witcher 3. The new game has plenty of promise and when we saw it at E3 2018, we were utterly blown away. Nothing to do now but wait impatiently for it to arrive. 

Doom Eternal

There’s not much to say about Doom Eternal yet and not just because we don’t know much about it, but because it’s Doom – does it really need any explanation? The current listings do promise co-op and multiplayer action though, which should be fairly brilliant and frantic too!

The Elder Scrolls VI

Elder Scrolls fans have been waiting impatiently for a sequel to Skyrim for what might seem like forever. Now we finally have proof that The Elder Scrolls VI is coming at some point, we just don’t know much beyond that. Exciting times lie ahead though. 

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

More brilliance from the Wolfenstein franchise, this time with full-on co-op gaming glory in Nazi-infested 1980. You play as one of BJ Blazkowicz’s twin daughters, kicking Nazi bottoms and taking names. Not much to go on beyond the teaser trailer, but we’re expecting good things. 

Dead Island 2

  • Release date: TBC
  • Type: Survival horror action RPG
  • Publisher: Deep Silver

It’s still early days, but there is some promise of a brilliant second outing for Dead Island 2 – another zombie-slaying adventure that we loved when we first played it on PC.

Weapon crafting, a bright and unusual island location and zombies in bathing costumes, this game had it all. The new trailer doesn’t show much, but it certainly looks like there’s going to be some of the same hilarity and good times. 

Risk of Rain 2

  • Release date: 2019
  • Type: Multiplayer 3D action 
  • Publisher:  Hopoo Games
  • See it on Steam

Risk of Rain 2 is an action game with randomised stages, bosses and more. You’ll be able to blast through this game on your own or with friends. Risk of Rain 2 is said to be unique in that the game never stops evolving. There are no limits to the items your hero can collect making you better and badder, but baddies have the same freedom. 

Risk of Rain 2 is going to be “an extremely difficult but fair game” and certainly looks like a blast based on the trailer. For fans of the series, the original characters are making a return too. 

Steel Division II

Coming 2019, Steel Division II promises to be a historically-accurate WW2 based RTS set in the Eastern Front. Real-time 1:1-scale battles, online co-op, multiplayer and multiple gamer modes should be enough to get RTS enthusiasts excited. Add the promise of 600 units, 25 maps and several different game modes and there’ll be plenty of bang for your buck.  

Hell Let Loose

Developed by a small independent team, crafted in Unreal Engine 4 and built with a focus on realistic gameplay, Hell Let Loose is another WW2 game full of promise. This game reminds us of Post Scriptum and certainly seems like a full-on tactical military simulator. The developers are promising epic battles over huge maps with a vast array of realistic and historically accurate weaponry. There’s certainly no denying it looks pretty. Hell Let Loose is now backed by Team 17 and set to release in 2019. 

Body of Evidence

Daft and gruesome, Body of Evidence puts you into the shoes of a dead body disposal expert. Become Winston Wolfe – hide bodies and clean up the mess before anyone finds out. A time limit and a tongue-in-cheek sense of humour should make this a superb chortle. 


Biomutant is an open-world action RPG that looks like a total blast. With titchy little playable characters that remind us of Rocket from Guardian’s of the Galaxy and stunning graphics and gameplay, this one is surely going to be fantastic.

Biomutant, as you might have gathered from the name, will allow players to combine mutant powers, bionics and weapons to customise their characters into the ultimate hero or villain. The fate of the world is in your hands. 

The new trailer shows harsh landscape, massive villains and hilarious combat moves. A wealth of puzzles, weaponary and and adventure awaits. 

Dying Light 2

Zombie games are almost over-done now, but we still love them. We also had a lot of good things to say about the original Dying Light, so we’re happy to admit we’re excited to see what first-person parkour fun the new outing has in store. Dying Light 2 also promises a world that changes based on your choices, so there’s much more to this game than smashing zombies and surviving. We can’t wait. 

My Friend Pedro

  • Release date: Coming soon
  • Type: Action shooter
  • Publisher: Devolver Digital
  • See it on Steam

This game comes with one of the best blurbs we’ve ever read – “My Friend Pedro is a violent ballet about friendship, imagination, and one man’s struggle to obliterate anyone in his path at the behest of a sentient banana.”

We’ve always had an unnerving feeling that bananas were up to something sinister. 


  • Release date: 2019
  • Type: MMO squad-based first-person shooter
  • Publisher: Gaijin Software
  • See the official site

Enlisted is in the early stages of development currently, but looks fairly promising. Even more so if you’ve played the hilarious Cuisine Royale, which is based off the same engine and design. Enlisted is a World War 2 based MMO shooter with squad play at its core. The game promises to let players fight in some of the most important and famous battles of WW2 with a focus on realism and historical accuracy.

Generation Zero

Generation Zero reminds us somewhat of 1984 film Red Dawn, only with robots instead of pesky Commies. This open-world FPS pits you and three friends against a mysteriously murderous robot menace apparently around every corner. Upgrades, weapon building and more make this game resemble Dying Light somewhat, only with less parkour.   

Warhammer: Chaosbane

Warhammer: Chaosbane is destined to be “the first hack and slash set the in Warhammer universe” with ferocious battles fought across a variety of landscapes. You’ll be able to play with four different character classes including Dwarf, High Elf, Wood Elf and soldier of the empire. This new game is optimised for co-op, so if you have friends who love Warhammer too, then you’re bound to be in for a treat. 

Devil May Cry 5

The devil you know returns in Devil May Cry 5.  With a story set several years after the previous game, the new DMC promises all the sword-wielding gun-toting action you know and love but with even more style. 


  • Release date: 2019
  • Type: Third-person action adventure
  • Publisher: 505 Games
  • See it on Steam

The studio behind Max Payne, Alan Wake and Quantum Break are set to release a new third-person action adventure with a supernatural vibe. An “otherworldly threat” has invaded New York and it’s your job to regain Control. You will play Jesse Faden, an operative with supernatural abilities and special weaponry forced to fight her way through weirdly reactive environments in a suddenly unpredictable world. From the looks of the trailer, this new game promises the same vibe we’ve come to know and love from Remedy Entertainment games. 

This new trailer features brilliant narration by James McCaffrey (the original voice actor for Max Payne) and more insight into the Control universe. 

Atomic Heart

  • Release date: 2019
  • Type: FPS action adventure
  • Publisher: Mundfish
  • See it on Steam

A quirky, gory and fairly awesome looking FPS set in an alternative universe in the heart of the Soviet Union. Players will take on the role of a special agent who has been sent a highly secret object and is desperately trying to investigate what’s going on. Weird creatures, robots and a multitude of customisable weapons certainly make this one appear intriguing if nothing else. 

Skull & Bones

  • Release date: 2019
  • Type: Multiplayer pirate adventure
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • See it on Steam

Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag proved incredibly popular and spiked interest in pirating based-shenanigans on the high seas. Since then, we’ve seen Sea of Thieves and the hilarity of Blackwake but Ubisoft’s Skull & Bones is making waves in the build-up to launch. Become the pirate captain you’ve always wanted to be and battle on the high seas on your own or with up to five other players. Grease the gangplank and ready the mainsail, this is surely going to be a glorious grog-swilling romp. 

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord


  • Release date: Unknown
  • Type: Action RPG
  • Publisher:  TaleWorlds Entertainment
  • See it on Steam

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord has been in the works for a fairly long time now and there’s still no official release date, but fans of the series are still waiting with bated breath. This new sequel promises siege gameplay, an updated game engine, immersive and realistic combat and much more besides.  

Red Dead Redemption 2

  • Release date: Unknown
  • Type: Western-themed action-adventure
  • Publisher: Rockstar/Take-Two

There’s no official word, but we’re optimistically adding Red Dead Redemption to our list. It’s going down a storm with console gamers and if previous Rockstar/Take-Two outings are anything to go by, we’ve got a long wait before it comes to PC. We’re ignoring the fact that the original never made it to PC and blindly hoping the developers don’t neglect PC this time around. 

Release aside, Red Dead Redemption 2 is the prequel to the original game where players will jump into the cowboy boots of Arthur Morgan. A rough-tough, gun-toting outlaw who’s a riot to play around with. A massive Western-themed adventure awaits, we just need to wait to don our six-shooters and get blasting. 


Satisfactory is every building sim fans ultimate dream. Open world, check, uncharted alien planets, check, the power to build massive working machinery, check. 

Player’s goal will apparently be to “construct a massive machine for a mysterious purpose” which is intriguing enough. Co-op is a thing too, which is great. We’re fairly sure this one is going to be awesome as it’s from the same people who made the hilarious Goat Simulator

Totally Accurate Battle Simulator

From the folks who bought us Totally Accurate Battlegrounds – the hilarious parody of the Battle Royale genre with daft physics, bugs and amazing terrible gunplay, comes a new game for the simulation world. This new game promises the same whacky physics nonsense but in a tactics game where you can experience “accurate” battles like never before. 

“From medieval peasants to modern-day weaponry, TABS uses state of the art physics-based simulation to provide you with never-before-seen insight to our greatest battles of history.”

If the trailer is anything to go by, this is going to be equally hilarious. 


  • Release date: 2019
  • Type: Co-op action adventure 
  • Publisher: 10 Chambers Collective
  • See it on Steam

GTFO is a hardcore four-player action/horror with a strong focus on teamwork. It’s easy to see from the trailer, that this one is going to be a real edge-of-the-seat outing with incredible atmosphere and plenty of gruesome monsters to contend with. 

GTFO is sure to be awash with nightmarish atmosphere and endless volleys of ammunition. Fun and frolics for all your friends, if they can stomach it.   

The Outer Worlds

  • Release date: 2019
  • Type: Single player RPG 
  • Publisher: Private Division
  • See it on Steam

The Outer Worlds is a new single-player first-person sci-fi RPG from the original creators of Fallout and developers of Fallout: New Vegas. Players will be free to explore a local space colony and the furthest reaches of space in an adventure where their actions determine how the story unfolds. An interesting character flaw system should make character progression both unique and interesting. The Outer Worlds also promises different endgame scenarios and more based on the way you play too. Sounds fantastic. 

Psychonauts 2

Razputin Aquato is back for Psychonauts 2. This time around Razputin is getting stuck in with the Psychonauts and there’s plenty of acrobatics to look forward to. 

“Psychonauts 2 tells the story of Razputin Aquato, a gifted acrobat with psychic powers, as he fulfills his life-long goal of becoming an international psychic super-spy. In other words, a Psychonaut. Raz joins the Psychonauts at a dangerous time: a mole has infiltrated the organization and is planning to resurrect history’s most cruelly powerful psychic villains. Not knowing who to trust, Raz must dive into the history of the Psychonauts, and that of his own family, to fight the demons of their shared past.”


  • Release date: TBD
  • Type: Online RPG 
  • Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
  • See it on Steam

Ashen is an action RPG about a wanderer in search of a place to call home. It features both online and co-op multiplayer elements with a passive multiplayer design. You’ll be able to decide how you play with real people you encounter in the game world – ignore them, band together to fight off evil or invite them to your party. 

Ashen also promises a satisfyingly vast world to play in, resulting in a gaming experience that no two player will find alike. Hostile enemies, weird and wonderful indigenous creatures and a range of flora and fauna abound. As you’d expect from an RPG of this calibre, a plethora of crafting skills will also be available, so there will be no shortage of fun to be had. 

Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass

  • Release date: TBA
  • Type: FPS action adventure
  • Publisher: DevolverDigital
  • See it on Steam

Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass is set to “reignite the classic series” by taking the old-school formula into the new era. We’re expecting more of the same hilarity and carnage from this next instalment with high-adrenaline combat, over-the-top gore, an incredibly destructive arsenal of weaponry and much more besides. The promise of online multiplayer and co-op modes too should make this game a total blast to play with friends. 


  • Release date: TBA
  • Type: Action RPG
  • Publisher: Tripwire Interactive
  • See it on Steam

This one really whets our appetite for mayhem and destruction. Maneater puts you in the body of a shark that’s set on terrorising the coast and eating everything in its path. 

You’ll be able to explore lush underwater landscapes including diving into shipwrecks, nosing about in swamps and lurking in the vast oceans. Maneater is set to be a single player RPG – allowing you to customise and upgrade your shark, evolving as you play. Certainly one to get your teeth stuck into. 

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