We are halfway through the year and we have already had some great games to play on your PS4 or PS4 Pro that is nestled somewhere underneath your TV. If you thought the first half of 2019 (it really was), then you should strap in for the next six months. Also, don’t forget – you’ll be able to play all of these games on the PS5 when it launches in 2020 as Sony has confirmed that the console will be able to play PS4 games.
So without further ado, here are the forthcoming 2019 PS4 games you’ll most certainly not want to miss.
2019 PS4 Games
July 26, 2019
Wolfenstein: Youngblood will take the revitalised franchise from MachineGames to 1980’s Paris, where BJ’s two twin daughters (Jessica and Sophia), are trying to track down their Father. Along their missions, they will meet new faces with the series’ famous over-the-top personalities, some familiar faces are also slated to return.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood is set up to be a big step forward for the franchise with the game set to be the longest in the franchise. The game will introduce co-op for the first time in the franchise. If you buy the deluxe edition you gain a buddy pass, allowing a friend to play along with you. Here is how the buddy pass works.
July 26, 2019
Wolfenstein is also making the jump to PSVR in late July with Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot. The game puts you in the shoes of a member of the French Resistance, where you have the ability to take control of a number of Nazi robots and use them against their former masters.
The game is not on-rails, allowing you to explore and kill Nazi’s with all the freedom you want. From Panzerhunds to the monstrous Zitadelle, you can finally kill Nazi’s in virtual reality.
August 20, 2019
RAD is the next game from Double Fine Productions. Set in a post-apocalyptic future, you play as a teenager who has to restore the world, enabling life to once again grow. On your way, you will gain access to a wide variety of Mutations, offering up new combat abilities and powers that will assist you in achieving your goal. However, if you fail and let your teenager die, you will have to start at the beginning of the game and work your way back through the randomly generated wasteland.
The game was originally revealed back in March, with the release date confirmed during E3 2019. The game is set to be one of the last games released on the PS4 from Double Fine, as they have been bought by Microsoft. Psychonauts 2 will be their last game, which is coming in 2020.
Remnant: From The Ashes
August 20, 2019
Remnant: From The Ashes is an upcoming third-person, action, survival shooter from the folks behind Darksiders 3. The game features deadly environments that you enter alone or with up to three players. With the ability to customise your character to fit your playstyle and a loot system that rewards specialisation, you will need to fight, adapt, and survive in the harsh world Gunfire Games have created.
Remnant: From The Ashes is a game I have had my eye on for a while as it looks incredibly unique in both gameplay and style, offering a mix of genres that are beloved in the industry today. A large chunk of gameplay was showcased during E3 2019, that you can feast your eyes on while you wait for the game.
August 22, 2019
Oninaki is the next game from Square Enix’s Tokyo RPG Factory. Tasked with making old-school traditional JRPG’s, their latest title looks to take some impressive steps forward. Playing as a Watcher named Kogachi, your goal is to ferry the departed souls of this world to the next. Onianki features a beautiful art style and some great character designs.
Tokyo RPG Factory has had a pretty quick turnaround when it comes to the games they make, with around a year and a half between each release. Onianki is following suit, with the game releasing this August, after originally being unveiled back in February. Oninaki looks to be a nice new addition to the section of the industry that Tokyo RPG Factory specialises in.
August 27, 2019
Control marks Remedy Entertainment’s return to PlayStation after 16 years of absence. Control takes place in The Oldest House, the mysterious headquarters of the American Federal Bureau of Control (FBC) based in New York. Their goal is to seek out paranormal objects and otherworldly forces. As Jesse Faden, you wield the Service Weapon, an ever-changing gun, and a selection of abilities that will be your lifeline as you explore the enigmatic skyscraper in New York.
Control is shaping up to be one of the most unique and impressive titles of 2019. We got our hands on the game at GDC 2019, you can check out Senior Editor, Laddie Simco’s impressions here. Just after the game was announced at E3 2018, we sat down with Remedy themselves to discuss the weapons, story and more in this exclusive interview.
The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan
August 30, 2019
The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan is Supermassive Games’ return to horror. After some experimentation in VR, the team are releasing a new anthology series, with the first game being Man of Medan. Trapped in a cursed ghost ship in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, a group of young adults have to find an escape, but at any moment their death could be just moments away.
Each story looks to be about five hours long; however, Supermassive has the ability to release games with brand new narratives every six-to-twelve months, which take inspiration from a wide variety of horror genres. With a bunch of replay value and the ability for anyone to die at any point, Man of Medan is one to keep an eye on.
Catherine: Full Body Edition
September 3, 2019
The cult hit from the PS3 makes the jump to PS4 with Catherine: Full Body. The romance fueled adventure adds 20 new cutscenes to further develop the characters. New difficulty options and a completely reworked localisation aims to make the game more accessible to Western audiences.
Catherine: Full Body is looking to be a nice improvement to the beloved game. Some Persona themed DLC is also set to come to the game after it was released in Japan. A PS Vita version was released in Japan; however, the western release will not see the game come to the handheld.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
September 6, 2019
After more than a year and a half, Monster Hunter World is set to get some meaty, new content with its Iceborne expansion. Adding a new icy area to explore, new and returning monsters, the Clutch-Claw item (which pulls you towards a monster), the ability to ride smaller creatures, and so much more, the release of Iceborne looks to be well worth returning to the game for.
A beta for the impressive expansion went live in late June and it is looking to be a substantial addition to the game. You can get a look at the Clutch-Claw item right here, as well as catch the first lengthy trailer for the expansion here.
September 10, 2019
Developed by Paris-based studio Spiders, Greedfall is an open-world, fantasy RPG set in the 17th century. As you explore an island paradise, you can ally yourself with the native Elves or a number of countries who are competing to colonise the island and take everything for themselves.
Greedfall could be a dark horse in a busy Fall season if the game gets enough buzz and word of mouth. The release date has just been confirmed after a story trailer debuted at E3 2019. If you haven’t heard of it before, be sure to keep an eye on this one.
September 13, 2019
Gearbox’s beloved franchise is making a comeback in September with Borderlands 3. Offering four new Vault Hunters, the ability to explore planets beyond Pandora, and an ensemble cast of fan favourite characters from the previous games, Gearbox looks to have hit a home run.
We managed to get our hands on the game at the gameplay reveal event in May. You can read our impressions here. The game is set to take around 35 hours to beat if you avoid all of the side content. The latest gameplay was showcased at E3 2019 and gave us a look at all of the new Vault Hunters.
Destiny 2: Shadowkeep
September 17, 2019
Shadowkeep will mark a new era for Destiny 2. With Bungie now independent and the game moving to a label of free-to-play MMO, Bungie are looking to build on what they have and help unify the Destiny experience into one single product.
Destiny 2: Shadowkeep takes Guardians back to the Moon; however, it is different than how you remember it. With the return of foes you have faced in the past and a mysterious new force, team up in a fireteam and take part in a bunch of new activities and experience a new chapter for Destiny.
The Surge 2
September 24, 2019
The Surge 2 is the upcoming sequel to 2017’s sci-fi, souls-like. Focusing on a mix of machines and human enemies, deployable drones and more, the sequel aims to expand upon the foundation of the first game. Five new weapon types and character customisation aim to give you more choice.
The game was originally revealed back in early 2018, with the release date confirmed just before E3. Then, during E3 a gorgeous new cinematic trailer debuted. If you are looking for a new souls-like, this one is where your attention should be focused.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint
October 4, 2019
After the incredibly successful Wildlands, Ubisoft are building upon the foundation of that game with Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint. Set on the fictional Pacific Island of Auroa, you play as a Ghost stranded. You will fight to survive against Cole D. Walker’s army of drones and work as a team or alone to survive.
Ubisoft are innovating in a bunch of new ways with Breakpoint, such as adding in permanent injuries that can cripple you until healed. At E3 2019, Cole D. Walker’s character was highlighted in a trailer, Cole is played by Jon Bernthal. A beta for the game is set to arrive in early September, so you can get your hands on Breakpoint even sooner.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
October 25, 2019
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare sees the fan favourite sub-franchise return in a new rebooted fashion. With some new takes on returning characters and a campaign that aims to make you “question your morality,” Infinity Ward look to be pushing the franchise forward in a way we haven’t seen in a long time.
With new features, like being able to reload while aiming and dialogue that changes depending on your actions, the campaign looks to be one of the most intriguing in years. The game also has a yet-to-be-revealed multiplayer component and Spec Ops will be returning instead of Zombies. If there was ever a Call of Duty to keep an eye on, Modern Warfare is it.
October 25, 2019
October also sees the return of a franchise with a passionate fanbase. MediEvil is making the jump to PS4, fully remade from the ground up. Daniel Fortesque and everyone he meets along his journey has been lovingly recreated by Other Ocean Interactive for a whole new generation to experience.
Originally revealed back at PSX in 2017, the game got a brand new trailer and an official release date in May. Back during Halloween 2018, the first gameplay trailer for the game was revealed and our own Laddie Simco highlighted her reaction to that trailer, shortly after it went live.
The Outer Worlds
October 25, 2019
Obsidian’s latest game and one of their last on PlayStation looks to be a must-have. The Outer Worlds draws upon Obsidian’s familiarity with RPG’s. Taking place in a solar system that has been overrun by corporations you have the option to choose who you want to be, how you want to fight, and who you want to kill in this action-packed adventure.
The official release date was revealed at E3 2019, along with an excellent new trailer. The game is set to have a number of interesting features that play into the Fallout-style Obsidian are emulating. A companion system and a VATS-style combat mechanic has been announced. Obsidian has also stated that the game will not have microtransactions. Everything we have seen from The Outer Worlds suggests that it will be a must-play come October.
November 8, 2019
Hideo Kojima’s latest epic and his first new IP in more than 20 years is set to release in November. Death Stranding features a cast overflowing with talent, with the likes of Norman Reedus, Troy Baker, Léa Seydoux, and more. Building off of an America that is fractured and separated from one another, you play as Sam Porter Bridges (played by Norman Reedus). A mysterious social-based system that is still under wraps and a Kojima-worthy world of weird and wacky creations makes Death Stranding one of the most intriguing games of the year.
Kojima is definitely drawing upon the current state of the world and one of our Editor’s discussed whether or not Kojima can pull off such heavy themes. The game got a lengthy story trailer just before E3 2019. Clocking in at almost nine minutes, we got our best look at the gameplay, story, and world of the game. Being the premier PS4 Exclusive this Fall, you will want to stay tuned to PSU for coverage regarding Death Stranding.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
November 15, 2019
After two Battlefront games of varying quality depending on who you ask, we are finally set to receive a single-player, completely original Star Wars game in the form of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from Respawn Entertainment. As Cal Kestis, a Jedi on the run, you will journey across planets new and old attempting to escape the Empire’s Purge Troopers who are hunting you down. Engaging in thoughtful combat and a Metroidvania gameplay style you will level up and become a more powerful Jedi as you progress.
We recently were treated to a 25-minute long gameplay demo showcasing the variety of encounters and situations you can experience in the game. The cast list was also revealed for the action-adventure. If you want to stay up-to-date on the game, leading up to its November launch we have an FAQ, constantly being updated with new information and details about the game.
November 19, 2019
November will hopefully see the release of Shenmue 3 finally. The third chapter to the beloved franchise from Yu Suzuki and Ys Net will continue Ryo Hazuki’s journey. After being crowdfunded in 2015 to the tune of more than six million dollars, a number of requested features and improvements have been made.
The game was delayed just before E3 2019. However, a chunk of new gameplay helped to keep fans’ appetites satiated until the November release. Shortly after, we got a look at some of the activities you can partake in, including wood chopping, combat and more. It has been a long time coming, but hopefully, Shenmue 3 will be worth the wait.
November 22, 2019
The sequel to id Software’s re-envisioning of the DOOM franchise, Doom Eternal is set to grace our screens in November. With more demons, more ways to kill those demons, and new locations to explore as you kill demons, Doom Eternal is set to be a gory demon-slaying jaunt to Hell and back again.
E3 2019 brought us a brand new look at the game and showed everyone just how fluid and dynamic combat can be. With the promise of more lore and a deeper dive into the Demon hierarchy, as well as story-based DLC down the road, DOOM Eternal is looking to be a must-have for any FPS fan.
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey
An intriguing new game from the original creator of Assassin’s Creed, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey takes players to prehistoric Africa. Playing as a member of an ape clan, you follow this clan through an open world as they try to survive deadly threats found throughout the wilderness. As your clan survives, traits and abilities are passed on through the generations, chronicling the survival and evolution of the clan across eight million years.
Originally revealed a few years ago, the game reappeared during The Game Awards last year with a new trailer. The PC release date was confirmed earlier this year, along with the news that the game would be delayed on consoles until Winter. Whenever it arrives, Ancestors is set to be one of the more unique games released this year.
From newly founded Sony Worldwide Studios member, PixelOpus, Concrete Genie follows Ash as he finds solace in his creations in a world of bullies. In the polluted and abandoned town of Denska, Ash has the power to cleanse the streets with his creations he paints.
Originally revealed back at Paris Games Week in 2017, Concrete Genie looks to be a charming and heartfelt adventure. On top of the third person puzzle solving, the game will also make use of PSVR, allowing you to view the beautiful creations Ash makes up close.
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