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'Most Anticipated Games of 2019' - Part 2

by Judy on Jan. 28, 2019 @ 3:00 a.m. PST

Yesterday, we revealed the bottom half of the top 20, and today, we announce what the WP staff considers to be the 10 most anticipated games for 2019. Cue the drumroll, and head on over for the final results!

Editor's Note: Looking for titles #11-20? Look no further:

10. The Division 2 (PS4/XOne/PC)

Chris Barnes: Perhaps the unsung hero from Ubisoft's The Division was the survival-based DLC. The post-game support for the first game was spectacular, so I'm really confident Massive Entertainment and Ubisoft have learned from the launch mistakes that plagued The Division and have something really special in store for us this March.

Read more WP impressions about The Division 2

9. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Switch/PS4/XOne/PC)

Thomas Wilde: I still replay Symphony of the Night every so often. Something about the "Metroidvania" model scratches an itch in my brain, and I'm excited to see what a rested, well-funded, independent IGA did with the gameplay model. All he had to do was make Symphony again, and he was pretty much successful, so anything beyond that 20-year-old road map is frosting on the cake.

Read more WP impressions about Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

8. Ori and the Will of the Wisps (XOne/PC)

Adam Pavlacka: Ori and the Blind Forest was a surprise hit for the Xbox One. A debut title from a brand-new indie developer, the game mixed hardcore platforming (I'm not kidding here, some of the sequences were brutally precise) with flowing visuals that looked as though they were right out of a painting. The E3 2018 demo for Will of the Wisps showed off a game that was just as stunning, but the developers have said it'll be a tad bit more forgiving than the original. Really, Moon Studios doesn't have to do better than Ori and the Blind Forest. If the sophomore title can match the quality of the first, it'll be a must-own game.

Read more WP impressions about Ori and the Will of the Wisps

7. Devil May Cry 5 (PS4/XOne/PC)

David Silbert: There are few, if any, series that can match Devil May Cry's mix of high-octane action and cheesy humor. After all, there's something special about Dante lighting up a bunch of demons while a slice of pizza hangs from his mouth. While the series has seen plenty of changes over the years — introducing Nero as a playable character in DMC4 and rebooting the series with Ninja Theory's DmC, to name just two — Devil May Cry has survived the test of time thanks to its unrivaled gameplay and surprising charm. With any luck, Devil May Cry 5 will continue that trend when it releases in March.

Read more WP impressions about Devil May Cry 5

6. Kingdom Hearts III (PS4/XOne)

Joe Doyle: This is the direct sequel of a game that shaped my childhood. Kingdom Hearts perfectly bridged the gap between my youth and teen years, using the familiar faces and themes of Disney narratives to introduce me to more complex game mechanics and styles, as well as the characters of Final Fantasy games when I'd never even touched a classic RPG before. As someone who actively tries to understand the story behind these games, the closure of this story arc is gonna be incredibly strange and fulfilling to me, both personally and objectively.

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5. Doom Eternal (Switch/PS4/XOne/PC)

Thomas Wilde: Because screw you, demons. The 2016 Doom revamp captured a lot of the pure adrenaline-fueled twitch fun of murdering the hell out of entire rooms filled with homicidal hellbeasts, and if Eternal just takes that to the next logical level, it'll be well worth my time. The gameplay samples I've seen so far make it look like it's adding just enough to feel fresh without messing too much with the formula, so I'm all about it.

Read more WP impressions about Doom Eternal

4. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (PS4/XOne/PC)

Cody Medellin: While many are expecting the game to be a ninja version of Dark Souls, this is shaping up to be more of a return to the original Tenchu games that From had a hand in shaping during the original PlayStation era. Stealth looks to be the main focus, but the prosthetic arm can add more to the gameplay and item use. Better yet, there's also an emphasis on an improved combat system, which the original Tenchu titles could have used.

Read more WP impressions about Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

3. The Last of Us: Part II (PS4)

Fran Soto: Released in 2013, The Last of Us was a pure emotional work of art. Focusing on a cast of deep, interesting characters fighting for survival in a cruel world gave us vested interest in the game. When we thought it was the end, Naughty Dog decides to tease a Part II that tells the story of an older Ellie and Joel. With heavy hitters like the Nathan Drake franchise under its belt, Naughty Dog's upcoming installment for The Last of Us has us holding our breath for another work of art.

Read more WP impressions about The Last of Us: Part II

2. Beyond Good & Evil 2 (PS4/XOne/PC)

David Silbert: To this day, the original Beyond Good & Evil still feels ahead of its time. The adventures of Jade and Pey'j were thrilling, placing players in a world filled with bizarre denizens and imaginative imagery that would feel right at home in sci-fi flicks like "Blade Runner" and "The Fifth Element." It was short, and it ended on one heck of a cliffhanger, but BG&E remains a must-play for fans of action-adventure games. With Beyond Good & Evil 2, Michel Ancel looks to capitalize on today's technology to craft a world that would have seemed impossible back in 2003. Knowing the series' penchant for bucking trends, however, I'll bet that BG&E2 will do far more than just "be larger" when it launches in the near future.

Read more WP impressions about Beyond Good & Evil 2

1. Cyberpunk 2077 (PS4/XOne/PC)

Tony "OUberLord" Mitera: Shut up and take my money. Much as I try to be level-headed when it comes to pre-release information, we're talking about a CD Projekt game with a cyberpunk tilt. I watched the big 48-minute gameplay video from a while back and pretty much knew then that I was going to be picking up the game. I'm already a sucker for first-person RPGs, so it's been an agonizing wait to get my chance to romp through Night City as V.

Read more WP impressions about Cyberpunk 2077

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