2018 was arguably one of the greatest years for PC gaming. From small Indie gems to large-budget Triple-A titles, PC gamers have an increasingly large selection of games to pick from. 2019 is shaping up to be just as packed with exciting new titles and some highly anticipated sequels.

With so many new games to keep track of, it’s easy for some to slip under the radar. So we’ve decided to bring you this list of the best upcoming PC games for 2019. Make sure to check back as we’ll be adding new games in the future.

The Division 2

Release Date: March 15

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The Division 2 is Ubisoft’s latest online action RPG and plans on delivering a much better experience for players than the first game. After taking some time to evaluate player-feedback from The Division, Massive Entertainment has shifted its focus on making sure there’s more content at launch as well as end-game activities for players to explore.

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The game will take place in Washington D.C. seven months after the events of the first game and sees the player caught in the middle of a civil war between survivors and deadly enemy factions. Players will be able to team-up to complete missions and also take on raids, which support up to 8-player squads.

The Sinking City

Release Date: March 21

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The Sinking City is an upcoming action-adventure game set in a Lovecraftian-inspired universe. Similar to Frogwares’ past works, the game has you playing as a detective who’s trying to uncover the mystery behind the massive flooding of the city of Oakmont and its citizens who have plunged into madness.

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During your investigations, Reed will encounter disturbing images out in the open-world that will cause him to go insane, affecting his perception of the world. Players will receive limited guidance and will have to use context clues from NPC dialogue and objects in the world in order to solve cases.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Release Date: March 22

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Sekiro is an upcoming action-adventure game developed by FromSoftware and published by Activision. The game is set during 16th century Sengoku Japan and has you playing as Sekiro, a Shinobi who’s seeking revenge against a samurai who’s wronged him. While FromSoftware is known primarily for creating stat-heavy RPGs like the beloved Soulsborne games, Sekiro seems to be a completely different kind of experience.

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For one, the game will feature stealth mechanics and more traversal options than the studio’s other games, including a grappling hook that lets players latch on to rooftops and the ability to swim in water. However, you can expect the same FromSoftware polish when it comes to combat as Sekiro has an arsenal of abilities that he can use to take down the many powerful enemies you’ll encounter.

Generation Zero

Release Date: March 26

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Generation Zero is an upcoming action game self-published by Avalanche Studios, most known for the Just Cause series. The game takes place in 1980s Sweden and has the player controlling a teenager who, after returning home from a trip, finds the land surrounding their countryside home littered with dangerous robots. In Generation Zero, up to four friends can explore a now hostile open-world together, scavenging for weapons and supplies while unraveling what happened.

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The game features a number of different enemy types, including dog-like machines called Runners, which can be taken down in inventive ways. Players can blind enemies by targeting optical lenses in their eyes, slow them down by shooting at their hydraulic pumps, and lure them away from other robots by setting traps. The developers have stated their goal is to offer as little hand-holding in the game as possible and create a ‘cerebral puzzle’ that players can analyze for themselves.

Rage 2

Release Date: May 14

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Rage 2 is an upcoming first-person shooter developed by id Software in conjunction with Avalanche Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. The game is set 30 years after the events of the first Rage, and has you controlling Walker, the last surviving ranger in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by deadly mutants following an asteroid collision on Earth.

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Rage 2 offers a huge sandbox open-world to explore, filled with traveling bandits and enemy strongholds that can be infiltrated. Players have access to an array of superhuman abilities, called Nanotrites, which allow them to traverse the world and defeat enemies in interesting ways. Among these are a Dash ability that zips Walker forward in the direction he’s moving, Shatter, which sends enemies flying, and Overdrive, which causes guns to do more damage and regenerates health.

Total War: Three Kingdoms

Release Date: May 23

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Three Kingdoms is an upcoming turn-based RTS game developed by Creative Assembly and published by Sega. It’ll be the 12th mainline entry in the Total War series and take place during the Chinese Three Kingdoms time period. Players will choose to control one of the game’s eleven factions, and must defeat the remaining ones in order to become ruler of all of China.

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The game will feature two modes: Romance, in which generals are granted superhuman strength, and Records, which presents a more historically-accurate experience. Creative Assembly has made a number of quality of life improvements to the game such as adjustments to AI and a refined UI.

Biomutant

Release Date: Summer 2019

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Biomutant is an upcoming action RPG developed by Swedish developer Experiment 101 and published by THQ Nordic. The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic world filled with mutated animals, and has you controlling a customizable raccoon-like character that can wield a variety of weapons. How players design their character affects gameplay, with attributes like gender, body shape, fur thickness, and fangs all impacting character stats.

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The overarching goal in Biomutant is to save the Tree of Life, which has become polluted and is under constant attack from enemy creatures. Along the way, players will encounter an array of mutations and bio-mechanical body parts such as robotic legs, wings and claws which can be attached to provide an edge in battle or reach certain areas. The game features a branching storyline as well as a karma system, where player decisions impact different characters’ stances and affect the world.

Katana Zero

Release Date: TBA 2019

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Katana Zero is an upcoming 2D-action platformer being developed by Askiisoft and published by Devolver Digital. The game has you play as a Samurai-looking character who can wield a sword and manipulate time, which is like the best set-up for a game ever.

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Combat is full of style and has you performing devastating attacks against groups of enemies. The player character is very agile and can dash across area quickly, dodge enemy attacks, and deflect bullets using their sword. Enemies are tough and can instantly kill you if their attacks land, meaning you’ll be making full use of the game’s time travel mechanics.

Afterparty

Release Date: TBA 2019

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Afterparty is an adventure game developed and published by Night School Studio, who first debuted in 2016 with Oxenfree, the supernatural adventure game that let players affect the story through branching dialogue selections. Afterparty seems very much in the same vein, but this time has the player traveling to the depths of Hell on a quest to outdrink Satan and return to the world of the living.

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The game seems to have a much lighter tone than Oxenfree, and has you controlling two friends, Milo and Lola, who have recently died and find themselves trapped in the underworld for all eternity. In order to escape, they’ll have to take on a series of intoxicating challenges and visit bars across Hell’s many islands. Also, you can flirt with Satan.

Outer Wilds

Release Date: TBA 2019

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Not to be confused with The Outer Worlds, another game on this list, Outer Wilds is an upcoming action-adventure game developed by Indie studio Mobius Digital and published by Annapurna Interactive. The game has you playing as a recruit for a space program, exploring a strange solar system that’s stuck in an infinite time loop.

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It has a similar look and feel to No Man’s Sky. However, unlike NMS, each of the game’s worlds is carefully crafted by hand and not procedurally-generated. Outer Wilds seems like it’ll deliver an interesting space adventure packed with plenty of mysteries and planetary secrets to unravel.

Cooking Simulator

Release Date: TBA 2019

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While simulation games are typically catered towards a much smaller, niche audience, many games within this genre manage to take seemingly mundane tasks and turn them into addictive gameplay. Big Cheese Studio’s Cooking Simulator aims to do just that, offering players a chance to become a master chef without any of the real world mess.

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You’ll still have to maintain your cooking equipment in the game by cleaning your stove, knives, etc. However, the focus in this game will be to prepare delicious meals that you can show off to your friends, or just throw steaks at the wall if that’s more your thing. Additionally, players will be able to customize their kitchen with new appliances and decorations.

The Surge 2

Release Date: TBA 2019

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The Surge 2 is an upcoming action RPG developed by Deck13 Interactive and published by Focus Home Interactive. Ditching the preset protagonist from the first game, players will create a customizable character and be thrown into Jericho City, an urban wasteland brimming with dangerous mechanical foes.

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The sequel carries over the challenging, Dark Souls-inspired combat of the first game, while also adding some new layers. Among these is a limb-targeting system which has been expanded, as well as new abilities, weapons, implants, and drones for players to take advantage of. The Surge 2 will feature an array of diverse new enemy types and bosses that are sure to pose a challenge for players.

Dying Light 2

Release Date: TBA 2019

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Dying Light 2 is an upcoming action RPG developed and self-published by Techland. The game has players controlling a new protagonist named Gazi, and takes place in another European-based location called ‘The City’. Dying Light 2 plans to be more ambitious than the first game, featuring a map four-times the size of the original and several factions that players can align with.

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Gameplay will be fairly similar to Dying Light, and has players scavenging for weapons and supplies while traversing the world through fluid, parkour-based movement. For the sequel, Techland is emphasizing a player-driven story, where decisions impact the world both narratively and physically. Unlike the original game, zombies will only roam freely at night.

The Outer Worlds

Release Date: TBA 2019

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The Outer Worlds is an upcoming action RPG developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Private Division. The game is set in a future where mega-corporations have begun colonizing and terraforming alien planets and has players creating an original character. While traveling through space, something goes awry, leaving your ship stranded at the edge of a space colony.

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While exploring nearby planets, you will begin unraveling the true intentions of the corporations that are colonizing space. The game features first-person combat and the option to recruit NPC companions with unique skills that can be used in battle. The Outer Worlds places an emphasis on player-choice, offering flexibility in how players choose to interact with NPCs and complete quests.

Spelunky 2

Release Date: TBA 2019

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Spelunky 2 is an upcoming 2D-platformer with some Roguelike elements, being co-developed by Mossmouth and Blitworks and self-published by Mossmouth. The game maintains many of the first Spelunky’s mechanics and themes in addition to upgraded visuals and a host of new characters, enemies, obstacles, and treasures.

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The game will have players controlling a spelunker, exploring a series of procedurally-generated caves while collecting treasure, battling enemies, and avoiding traps. One of the best parts of the first game was how unique each run felt, so it’s good to see Mossmouth sticking to the same formula for this sequel. Among Spelunky 2’s refinements are new liquid physics, which affect how water and lava will flow throughout the game’s caves.

Cyberpunk 2077

Release Date: TBA 2019

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Cyberpunk 2077 is an upcoming first-person RPG developed and published by CD Projekt. The game is an adaptation of the 1988 tabletop game Cyberpunk 2020, set fifty-seven years later in a dystopian future.  Players will create a customizable character named V, and begin exploring the six distinct regions that make up Night City’s open-world.

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While playing as V, you’ll be able to use experience points to upgrade stats and invest in skills based on the game’s three classes: NetRunner, Techie, and Solo. Additionally, V has an arsenal of ranged and close combat weapons at their disposal which can be modified and upgraded as well. Cyberpunk 2077 also features vehicles, which will allow you to travel quickly between different areas.

Dysmantle

Release Date: TBA 2019

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Open-world sandbox survival games are among the most popular genres in PC gaming. 10tons Ltd looks to be throwing their hat in the race with Dysmantle, an action-adventure game set in a post-apocalyptic world. Players emerge from an underground shelter on a secluded island only to find it’s been overrun by vile, mutant creatures.

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In order to escape the island and uncover its many mysteries, players will have to craft weapons and gear, build outposts, and fight enemies. Where Dysmantle differs from a lot of other games in this genre is its lighthearted tone, which is evident by the game’s cartoonish visual style and slew of relaxing activities players can take part in, such as fishing and farm cultivation.

Control

Release Date: TBA 2019

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Control is an upcoming action-adventure third-person shooter developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by 505 Games. The game seems to carry over a lot of the themes and mechanics from Remedy’s past works like Quantum Break and Alan Wake, and has you playing as Jesse Faden, a woman who’s granted supernatural abilities after a traumatic childhood experience.

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Players will be able to use Jesse’s abilities in combat, which allow her to manipulate weapons and objects in the environment to take down enemies. The game will be mostly linear and feature some Metroidvania elements, such as acquiring new powers that allow you to reach areas that were previously inaccessible.

Hollow Knight: Silksong

Release Date: TBA 2019

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Silksong was initially planned as DLC for Hollow Knight; however, developer Team Cherry was very ambitious in creating the project and kept expanding upon their initial ideas until the game felt large enough to warrant a sequel. While the game will retain many of Hollow Knights core Metroidvania elements, it will be using them in slightly different ways.

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For one, players will be controlling Hornet, a curious bug-like creature who uses a needle to fight. At the start of the game, Hornet gets captured and taken to an unknown, haunted kingdom. Players will have escape the kingdom by making their way upwards instead of downwards like the first game, encountering over 150 new creatures along the way.

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