The end of the year is such a cool time to be a gamer. We look forward to a jam-packed schedule of awesome releases in 2020. We also get a little nostalgic while looking back at our favorite games of the past 12 months.
If you were a disappointed gamer in 2019, you need to take a seriously long look in the mirror. Gobs of amazing games either came out or became huge hits this year. We’re talking pure gold across every genre and platform.
While we don’t have the space to cover each killer game of 2019 here, we will salute seven of our favorites.
So, without further ado…
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
Best AR Game
When you combine the success of Pokemon Go! (not to be mixed with the online slot game with the same name) With the worldwide popularity of Harry Potter, you get a game instantly downloaded by millions of people. Players can use location-based services in conjunction with the cameras on their phones to spot wizarding monsters, magic, and mayhem in real life – and then fight back! Great fun for Potterheads everywhere.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is available for Android and iOS.
Stranger Things 3
Best Companion Game
Following the success of the first two Stranger Things games, this version presents players with familiar events from the TV series along with brand new quests, character interactions, and secrets. Teamwork is a must in Stranger Things 3 as players work together to solve puzzles, explore the world of Hawkins, and battle the evils of The Upside Down.
Stranger Things 3 is available for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Android, Xbox One, iOS, Windows, and OS X.
The Elder Scrolls: Blades
Best RPG Game
Any truly devoted RPG player sees the title of this game and experiences chills down their spine. Whenever Bethesda produces a new Elder Scrolls game the masses flock to purchase it – and rightly so. Blades is an epic adventure where players can create unique characters and cities in their conquests.
Blades looks stunning, continues the storyline, and is set in the well-known world we all love. Download it already!
The Elder Scrolls: Blades is available for Nintendo Switch, Android, PlayStation 4, iOS, Xbox One, and Windows.
Shadowgun War Games
Best Competitive Shooter Game
If you like your action fast and your shooters hard, then you’ll love Shadowgun. It’s a multiplayer FPS that uses tactics and reflexes to help you combat PvP style. This is the most recent installment in a series that is rapidly growing in popularity. Reviewers love the sleek gameplay and the speed of the action, making it an interesting shooter title in the 2019 market.
Shadowgun War Games is available for Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android.
Entertainment Themed Slots
Best Video Slots
Video slots are emerging as a super popular genre of online and mobile video game. If you follow mobile video slots, you know that theme games are all the rage these days. From movies like TED to TV-shows like Vikings, there is a wide range of online creations for everyone. There are hundreds if not thousands of these games themed after your favorite films and shows. It’s impossible to pick just one.
TV and movie-themed video slots are available on select mobile casino apps for iOS and Android.
Best Puzzle Game
This exciting first person puzzler requires players to navigate an abstract series of seemingly unending structures while solving puzzles. With the ability to manipulate gravity and turn walls into floors, Manifold Garden players take on superpowers to manage in the puzzling universe. The game’s use of geometry and architecture is especially eye-appealing.
Manifest Garden is available for PlayStation 4, Windows, Linux, and OSX.
eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020
Best Sports Game
Back for a 19th installment, eFootball PES captures the best soccer leagues and players from around the world. No game is more realistic when it comes to digitally stepping onto the pitch as your favorite Premier League or Serie A team. A new Matchday Mode connects players with game developer Konami to decide on a weekly match or derby contest to be featured in the game.
eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 is available PlayStation 4, Android, Xbox One, iOS, and Windows.
Do you agree with our list? What games turned your world upside down in 2019?