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.

Best PC games to buy: Fantastic games to add to your collection 

 

World War Z

Release date: 16 April 2019
Type: Team-based zombie shooter
Publisher:  MadDog Games
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See it at Epic Store

World War Z is a third-person shooter based on the film by the same name. It is set to be a four-player cooperative game which pits you and your friends against massive unrelenting swarms of flesh-eating zombies.

This game promises to let you explore storylines and characters from around the world – with levels set in New York, Moscow and Jerusalem. But the fun is going to come in the form of unrelenting fast-moving hordes of undead. As well as an “advanced gore and dismemberment system” that is set to provide some pretty visceral gameplay. Six unique character classes and the ability to play with your friends is going to make World War Z a blast. 

The latest trailers show unrelenting hordes of incredibly fast-moving zombies and endless bloodletting. It’s sure to be an absolute hoot. 

Anno 1800

Release date: 16 April 2019
Type: Strategy simulation/City builder
Publisher:  Ubisoft
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Pre-order at Fanatical

Anno 1800 promises to be both an evolution of the city building RTS game and a return to form for the series. A chance to build your own empire in the heart of the industrial revolution – one of the fastest-changing periods of our history. This should certainly be a brilliant update for fans of the series and a must-buy for city-building/sim lovers. 

Mortal Kombat 11

Release date: 23 April 2019
Type: Beat ’em up
Publisher: Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment
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See the official site

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. 

Imperator: Rome

Release date: 25 April 2019
Type: Strategy simulation
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
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Imperator: Rome is a new grand strategy game from Paradox Interactive. It promises to set you free in the age of the Roman Empire and give you all the challenges of growing and managing your own empire. Everything from character management to population, battle and even trade management too. There will be plenty to keep the Emporer busy. 

Conquer’s Blade

Release date: April 2019
Type: MMO
Publisher: Booming Games
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See the official site

Conqueror’s Blade certainly looks interesting. It’s a free-to-play MMO tactical medieval warfare game that promises a hybrid design that includes both strategy gameplay and tactical third-person gaming goodness. 

Of course, being an MMO there’s a persistent open-world to battle it out in and plenty of visceral medieval scraps to get stuck into as well. Siege battles, frontier expansion and castle building fun await. 

Steel Division II

Release date: 2 May 2019
Type: WW2 RTS
Publisher:  Eugen Systems
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Add to your Steam wishlist

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.  

Rage 2

Release date: 14 May 2019
Type: FPS
Publisher: Bethesda
Pre-order at Fanatical/See it on Steam

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. 

The brand new gameplay trailer certainly shows a taste of things to come. 

Total War: THREE KINGDOMS

 

Release date: 23 May 2019
Type: Action Strategy
Publisher: SEGA
See it on Steam/Pre-order at Fanatical

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. 

Warhammer: Chaosbane

Release date: 4 June 2019
Type: Action RPG
Publisher: Bigben Interactive
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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. 

Prepare for epic battles in the Old World. 

Hell Let Loose

Release date: 6 June 2019
Type: WW2 team-based shooter
Publisher: Team 17
See the official site
Pre-order on Steam

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. 

A recent live stream of the closed beta shows some team play from this game and plenty of stunning visuals to whet our appetites. The game is set to release in early access style, rather appropriately on 6 June 2019.

F1 2019

Release date: 28 June 2019
Type: Racing Sim
Publisher: Codemasters
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The latest addition to the F1 racing sim franchise has been revealed after being in development for the last two years. 

F1 2019 promises to deliver an experience that rivals real-world Formula 1 racing. It also will include the ability to personalise a 2019 regulation car for multiplayer racing.

Codemasters is promising to reveal more in the run up to launch and say the game will be available to purchase on Steam.

My Friend Pedro

Release date: June 2019
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. 

Totally Reliable Delivery Service

Release date: 15 July 2019
Type: Action adventure
Publisher: tinyBuild
See it on Steam

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a delivery person and how hectic and crazy their working day must be. Then this game might be the perfect way to find out. Well, it would be if we lived on a world of bonkers ragdoll physics and colourful hilarity. 

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Release date: 26 July 2019
Type: FPS
Publisher: Bethesda
Click to see at Fanatical
See official site

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. This time around, the action takes place in Nazi-occupied Paris. All the usual over-the-top Nazi weaponry, machinery and more make an appearance and there’s plenty of violence. 

We saw the teaser trailer at E3 2018 and now an official story trailer has been uploaded along with the release date.  

Age of Wonders: Planetfall 

Release date: 6 August 2019
Type: Turn-based Sci-Fi Strategy
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
See it on Steam/Pre-order at Fanatical

Age of Wonders: Planetfall is the new strategy game with a Sci-Fi vibe. It’s built by the creators of the critically-acclaimed Age of Wonders series and certainly looks promising. This new game brings all the excitement of turn-based combat to an all-new sci-fi setting.

The galactic empire has fallen and it’s your mission to build a new future for your people using one of six unique factions and a mixture of your wits, military strength and diplomacy. This game promises a rich single player experience and a joyful multiplayer too. 

Control

Release date: 27 August 2019
Type: Third-person action adventure
Publisher: 505 Games
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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. 

A recent new trailer shows the power of Nvidia’s Ray Tracing tech being put to use in the new game with stunning results. We’ve also been made aware that the game is now set to be an Epic store exclusive when it first launches on 27 August. 

Chernobylite

Release date: Autumn 2019
Type: Post-apocalyptic RPG
Publisher: The Farm 51
See it on Steam

Chernobylite is a post-apocalyptic survival horror experience that reminds us vaguely of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series only with more terror. If the idea of dark and foreboding environments, rife with radiation and fear appears, then this game is likely for you. 

Chernobylite also promises challenging combat, unique crafting and a non-linear story as well. Lots to look forward to, but some fresh pants might make for a sensible additional purchase. 

Borderlands 3 – Mask of Mayhem

Release date: 2019
Type: Post-apocalyptic open-world action RPG
Publisher: 2K Games/Gearbox Software
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Borderlands 3 was being teased with the Mask of Mayhem trailer, but now a full reveal trailer has been released. It looks like there’s going to be a return appearance from most of the original characters and much of the same hilarity too. We don’t know much more at the moment. Though Gearbox is promising over a billion guns to play with. 

Phoenix Point

Release date: Summer 2019
Type: Tactical combat/strategy game
Publisher: Snapshot Games/Epic Games
See official site/See on Epic Store

Phoenix Point is an upcoming tactical combat and strategy game from the creator of X-COM. Weird looking aliens, realistic ballistic simulation, big boss battles and world-based strategy layers make this game a real multi-faceted monster. 

As the spiritual successor to the X-COM: UFO defense, Phoenix Point should appeal to fans of the series. It also appears to offer a rich storyline that includes a world where humans and animals have been mutated in various monsters thanks to an extra-terrestrial virus landing on Earth. Intriguing. 

Cyberpunk 2077

Release date: TBC
Type: Open-world RPG
Publisher: CD Projekt Red
Read more: Cyberpunk 2077 initial review: The most stunning open-world RPG we’ve seen by far

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

Release date: 2019
Type: Horror FPS
Publisher: Bethesda
Pre-order at Fanatical

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

Release date: TBC
Type: Open world RPG
Publisher: Bethesda
Click to see at Fanatical

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. 

Dead Island 2

Release date: TBC 2019
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.  

 

Body of Evidence

Release date: 2019
Type: Casual Indie
Publisher: Fat Dog Games
See it on Steam/Click to see at Fanatical

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

Release date: 2019
Type: Action RPG
Publisher: THQ Nordic
See it on Steam/Pre-order at Fanatical

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 a harsh landscape, massive villains and hilarious combat moves. A wealth of puzzles, weaponry and adventure awaits. 

Dying Light 2

Release date: 2019
Type: Action adventure RPG
Publisher: Techland Publishing
Pre-order at Fanatical

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. 

 

Enlisted

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.  

GreedFall

Release date: 2019
Type: Action RPG
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
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GreedFall is the latest RPG from Spiders, it’s set in the 17th-century setting featuring magic, death and disease. This new game purports to have a unique visual style that’s inspired by European Baroque art. If the trailer is anything to go by, it’s certainly going to be a stunner. 

GreedFall’s story centres around settlers, mercenaries and treasure hunters, all fleeing plague, pollution and incurable disease. A grand journey awaits these characters with a path full of mystery and ever-increasing tension among the locals. 

GreedFall promises an intricate world to explore that’s filled with mysteries to discover, as well as deep character interactions and a rich storyline. Combat, diplomacy, deception and stealth all play a part in the gameplay as your actions, influence the world around you. 

 

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. 

Totally Accurate Battle Simulator

Release date: To be announced
Type: Strategy simulation
Publisher: Landfall
See the official site
See on Steam

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. 

GTFO

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. 

Daymare: 1998

Release date: 2019
Type: Survival horror
Publisher: Destructive Creations
See it on Steam

From the talented team who worked on the remake of Resident Evil 2 comes a new game with a horrific vibe. This is a third-person survival horror that takes the atmosphere of iconic horror titles from the 1990s and adds a deadly virus, mutated monsters and three characters fighting for their lives. 

Hardcore survival mechanics, hard-to-kill enemies and a wealth of puzzles will make this a tough one. A deep storyline, obscure lure and a 90s-styled brand of iconic cinematography should lead to some pretty good vibes and immersive gameplay too. 

Psychonauts 2

Release date: 2019
Type: Platform Adventure
Publisher: Double Fine
See the official site

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.”

Ashen

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. 

Maneater

Release date: Coming soon
Type: Action RPG
Publisher: Tripwire Interactive
See it on Steam/Epic Store

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. 

The Sinking City

Release date: TBC 2019
Type: Action adventure
Publisher: Bigben Interactive
See it on Steam/View at Epic

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.

Bee Simulator

Release date: TBC 2019
Type: Simulation
Publisher: Bigben Interactive
See it on Steam

Bored of shooters, RPGs and Battle Royale games and longing for something more relaxing? Then good news, as Bee Simulator is on the way. Finally, you’ll be able to take on the life of a bee with all the fun that comes with it – collect pollen, perform waggle dances, racing with other bees and exploring a glorious world inspired by New York’s Central Park.

Learn while you game and discover what the world is really like through the eyes of a yellow and black stripy fellow. Bee Simulator also includes co-op and multiplayer modes, because buzzing is more fun with friends. 

World of Warcraft Classic

Release date: TBC 2019
Type: Online role-playing game 
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
See the official site

Blizzard has been teasing World of Warcraft Classic for a while now. With this game, the company is promising to replicate the original gaming experience from World of Warcraft back in the day. WoW fans can no doubt fell all their hairs standing on end with anticipation. 

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Release date: TBC
Type: FPS
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
See it on Steam

Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been confirmed as coming to PC. All the glory of the Halo games including Halo: Reach, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST and Halo 4. Updated and improved for PC – including the promise of evolving content based on community feedback. We’re expecting big things here and it’s already available to add to your Steam wishlist. 

Occupy Mars: The Game

Release date: TBC
Type: Space simulation
Publisher: PlayWay S.A.
See on Steam

From the same people who bought us Thief Simulator, Farm Manager 2018 and the Car Mechanic simulators comes a new game where your mission is to survive on Mars.

This new game is apparently a highly technical, open-world, sandbox centring around Mars colonisation. It will allow you to build and upgrade a base including everything from growing plants to learning how to generate oxygen and survive the harsh climates of Mars. 

Starfield

Release date: TBC 2019
Type: Space-based RPG
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks 
See the official site

Starfield was teased by Bethesda in June 2018 as the first new franchise in 25 years. But that’s not the exciting part, Starfield is set to be a space-based RPG with plenty of glorious fun in the depths of space. Beyond that, we don’t know much other than we’re excited. 

Ascent: Infinite Realm

Release date: TBC 2019
Type: MMORPG
Publisher: Bluehole Studios
See the official site

From the makers of Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds comes something completely different. An MMORPG with dragons, massive airships, many, many explosions and so much more. It certainly looks incredible, but we’ll have to wait and see. 

Gears of War 5

Release date: 2019
Type: Third-person shooter
Publisher: The Coalition/Microsoft
See the official site
See it at Microsoft

The next instalment of Gears of War is heading to both Xbox and Windows 10. Gears of Wars 5 promises “the biggest, most beautiful Gears world ever created” as well as the ability to play with friends in 4K. 

The game is also being built from the ground up for PC with all the glorious optimisation and polish that us PC gamers have come to expect. 

Scorn
Release date: TBC
Type: Horror adventure
Publisher: Ebb Software
See it on Steam

Scorn is an atmospheric horror adventure game in development by Ebb Software. It was originally scheduled to release in 2018, but is still yet to appear. It is inspired by the works of H.R. Giger who was part of the special effects team for the film Alien. The trailer certainly shows some horrific visuals and a spine-tingling atmosphere that fans of the genre will love. 

Dead Matter

Release date: TBC
Type: Survival
Publisher: Quantum Integrity Software Inc.
See official site

Dead Matter has been in development for a while now after appearing on Kickstarter. This is a new zombie survival game that the developers how will “properly” balance survival mechanics with enjoyable gameplay. 

“We aim to create the first true zombie survival game with a design emphasis placed on making the game feel good to play, promoting engaging emergent gameplay by giving our players the tools they need to survive.”

Dragonhound

Release date: TBC
Type: MMO/Action RPG
Publisher: Nexon

Dragon Hound is a new monster hunting MMO that’s currently in the works. Not much is known about the game at the moment. What we do know is it’s being developed by DevCAT, the same team responsible for Vindictus. 

This game was shown off at GDC 2019 with full-on real-time ray-tracing goodness. Dragon mounts and plenty of online battles await with this one it seems.

System Shock

Release date: TBC
Type: Sci-fi action adventure
Publisher: Nightdive Studios
See it on Steam

Nightdive Studios is set to remake and reboot the classic sci-fi adventure System Shock sometime in the near future. The developers are promising a new game that’s true to the original while being given a refresh with modern visuals and gameplay. 

Fans of the series will be pleased to hear the original voice actor is returning too. The original game released in 1994, so this reboot is a long time coming and should certainly be an interesting one. System Shock 3 is also being developed, so we’ve got that to look forward to as well. 

Beyond: Two Souls

Release date: TBC
Type: Psychological action thriller
Publisher: Quantic Dream
See it on Epic Store

Originally released as a PlayStation exclusive, Beyond: Two Souls is coming to PC via the Epic Store.  

This is a brilliantly scripted psychological action thriller starring stellar performances by Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe. We loved this game when it released on console back in 2013 and with a refresh for PC it’s bound to be worth your pennies. 

Detroit: Become Human

Release date: TBC
Type: Sci-fi adventure
Publisher: Quantic Dream
See it on Epic Store

Another previous PlayStation exclusive that’s making its way to PC is Detroit: Become Human. This is a futuristic game with a choose-your-own-adventure style that we enjoyed when we tried it out on console. We found it intriguing and thought-provoking and certainly enjoyed the cinematic stylings, so we can’t wait to see what it’s like on PC. 

Heavy Rain

Release date: TBC
Type: Psychological thriller
Publisher: Quantic Dream
See it on Epic Store

Sensing a theme yet? It seems that all the Quantic Dream PlayStation classics are coming to PC. Heavy Rain included. This is another brilliantly crafted gaming experience that PC gamers are bound to love. Though we hope the visuals have had an overhaul since the original release back in 2010. 

The Outer Worlds

Release date: 2020
Type: Single player RPG 
Publisher: Private Division
See it on Epic Store

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. 

It has, however, been pushed back to 2020, so you might have a wait on your hands. It’s also now launching on Epic store first. 

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

Release date: 2020
Type: Action RPG 
Publisher: Private Division
See it on Steam/Epic Store

From the creator of Assassin’s Creed comes a third-person open-world survival game set 10 million years in the past. Explore the environment, expand your territory and evolve your clan through multiple generations too. 

Apparently, you’ll be able to evolve over the course of millions of years staking your legacy as you go. No monkeying around!

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2

Release date: March 2020
Type: Action RPG 
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
See it on Steam

Finally! The follow up to 2004’s awesome Vampire: The Masquerade – The Bloodlines is coming in 2020. The previous game was an utter RPG masterpiece packed full of vampires, dark alleyways and rich characters. The new game is written by the same creative genius behind that game, so we’re expecting more of the same here. 

The blurb is fairly exciting too:

“Sired in an act of vampire insurrection, your existence ignites the war for Seattle’s blood trade. Enter uneasy alliances with the creatures who control the city and uncover the sprawling conspiracy which plunged Seattle into a bloody civil war between powerful vampire factions.”

Industries of Titan

 

Release date: 2020
Type: City builder/Strategy Sim
Publisher: Brace Yourself Games
See it on Steam

Industries of Titan is set to be a fairly interesting city building sim/strategy game that’s set on Saturn’s moon Titan. Lovingly crafted by the same team that brought us Crypt of the NecroDancer, this game promises to let you build a massive metropolis from scratch. 

Valhall

Release date: 2020
Type: Battle Royale
Publisher: Blackrose Arts
See it on Steam

Got a thing for Vikings? Enjoy a good Battle Royale game? Fed up with hiding in a bush waiting for a chicken dinner? Then there might be good news in the form of Valhall – a medieval third and first-person hack ‘n’ slash with a Battle Royale twist. The promise of “deep” melee combat and fantastic Viking battles is enough to get us excited. 

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