Nowadays new video games appear more often than football matches take place, and eSports tournaments gather millions of fans around the world. Given computer games’ popularity, we have compiled a list of top five games of the current year.
A few decades ago, no one would have thought that computer games would become an integral part of human life, and the number of gamers would grow exponentially.
The growth of games’ popularity was achieved thanks to mass computer distribution in the 90s and the intensive work of developers who, thanks to the technology development, were able to create interactive consumer products. These are games that have become legendary and captured the consciousness of millions of people who plunged into the virtual universe for completing new missions. A new world has opened up to them. The world where they can improve their skills and become better than others; the world where they decide where and how to go on their own; the world that for many people has become for more real than reality itself.
However, progress does not stand still, and we would like to offer you a list of the best PC games, which have been or will be released in 2019 and instantly gained popularity among gamers. Let’s briefly review each of them.
The fund-raising campaign for the creation of a new hack and slash game based on the medieval battles brought $300,000 to Slovenian programmers, which were aimed at this project’s development. As a result, we have got one of the most warmly accepted novelties of 2019, which was officially released for the Windows 10 operating system on April 29.
According to the fans, Mordhau is one of the most difficult multiplayer games of this type – it is a long shot to win there without having mastered combat skills. Only after tens of hours of hard training, you will be skillful enough to compete with experienced players.
Among the key features of this novelty are a huge number of Middle Age weapons and various fencing techniques, including all methods of defense and attack. In addition, players will have an opportunity to shoot a crossbow, ride a horse, and fight in hand-to-hand combat.
There are several modes available for players. Gamers can participate in a battle with an unlimited number of people (Deathmatch), fight shoulder-by-shoulder with one’s fellow comrades in a battle 32x32 (Frontline), survive after a series of enemy attacks (Horde), and get victory in a fight of 64 independent players against each other ( Battle Royale).
The novelty was warmly received by the entire gaming community. The only shortcomings were minor interruptions in servers operation, which affected Internet connection stability during the game. However, the developers quickly responded to this problem, and now the Mordhau deadly battle can be played without interruption.
Instead of releasing the sequel to Titanfall, which has gained popularity among gamers, Respawn Entertainment went the other way. Apex Legends, which absorbed the best qualities of the Titanfall Universe, as well as new elements of the royal battle and multiplayer shooter, immediately became the leader in its market segment and got to the top of the best games on PC in 2019.
In general, the novelty strongly resembles Fortnite: Battle Royale, because it has a similar gameplay structure consisting of seasons lasting three months each. This game is free, but players can buy additional "combat packs", which include new characters, weapons, and a variety of items for improving the characters’ appearance.
The main innovation is the so-called "ping system" – the ability to give signals in order to better interact with partners. In addition, the developers have added the option of selecting a character before the battle.
However, after Apex Legends’ release on February 4 of this year, the gamers’ interest in the novelty is dropping day by day. This is happening because of the lack of new characters, slow game development and an insufficient number of awards. Therefore, the developers promised to do their best and correct all the shortcomings.
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Apex Legends System Requirements
If you want to develop managerial skills and try on the role of the mayor in the industrialization era, then the new video game by Ubisoft is for you. Anno 1800 is an incredibly realistic economic simulator, which has become available for gamers since April 16.
The novelty was announced by the French developer during the Gamescom 2017, and its release was tentatively scheduled for February 26, 2019. However, on the eve of this date, Ubisoft announced the delay in order to finalize some game elements.
This simulator amazes with its broad spectrum of opportunities. The game has several modes (campaign, sandbox and multiplayer), as well as a huge set of functions and missions. Starting from a farming village on a small island at the beginning of the XIX century, a player has the opportunity to turn it into a huge industrial city with many trade links and a developed business structure.
As for the virtual world, here you will see a completely new map with unique locations and natural resources. In order to provide citizens with everything they need, it is necessary to actively develop international trade and new territories.
Anno 1800 is a hard game. Players have to constantly keep in mind a lot of information and not get lost in the details. Because if you do not prevent increasing dissatisfaction of your employees (especially if it concerns alcohol shortage), then your whole empire will be mired in various riots and strikes and will eventually collapse.
Due to the coolness of the game, the number of its lovers has been rapidly increasing. That is why it is not surprising that this simulator is already considered the benchmark in strategy games and therefore is included in our top list of the best PC games of 2019.
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The Division 2
The release of The Division’s sequel seemed like a logical decision in view of the original game’s record sales. No wonder this massively multiplayer online third-person shooter turned out to be spectacular.
Ubisoft tried to confirm its reputation as a company whose sequels are better than originals. However, the novelty, which was released on March 15, 2019, left a mixed impression. Moving the scene from the jungle of New York to the US capital could not add any points to the developer from fans. However, the locations, shelters and “dark zones” of Washington are well designed and very realistic.
As for the game’s plot, it is almost completely similar to that of the first part. After the outbreak of the virus, which took countless lives and destroyed the normal foundations of human existence, a typical war of factions takes place, where the game character represents a pro-government crime-fighting unit.
The Division 2 is an open world with many missions aimed at establishing control over the city. By opening each new location, the player receives access to new levels, weapons, equipment, and loot. In addition to an expanded combat arsenal and new soundtracks, Ubisoft made the shooting more realistic. This applies to recoil and reloading time, as well as the effectiveness of various types of weapons.
In addition, the developer should be commended for improving the mechanics and logic of the game (a large number of shelters are there for a reason). Gamers have to use different tactics in each specific case since the artificial intelligence of opponents has grown significantly compared to the original game.
In general, despite some shortcomings, The Division 2 deserves to be among the top 5 best PC games of 2019. This is a very dynamic and intense shooter, which is not boring due to the game process intensity. Fans of the original game will like the sequel, and we advise other online shooter admirers not to pass by this novelty.
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Resident Evil 2
Another attempt to re-create the world of the legendary Raccoon City with its zombies, mutants, and monsters was greeted by the franchise’s fans with genuine delight. That is why the remake turned out to be a success: the novelty by Capcom overshadowed most of its competitors, having received critical acclaim and gamers’ recognition around the world.
According to the developers, Resident Evil 2 is not a remake in the full sense of the word, but rather a modified version of the 1998 game, where certain elements were improved and some were completely changed. In addition to modern graphics and the coolest game mechanics, the novelty has a third-person view and a new set of weapons that can be improved during the game process.
The bloody survival horror’s characters are well known from the original game – police officer Leon Kennedy and student Claire Redfield, each of whom has a separate plotline. A variety of interesting missions, mysterious puzzles, and unexpected solutions are waiting for gamers.
First, players have to choose one of the characters and, accordingly, one of the two full-fledged plot lines, each of which is a chain of related events. On the way to their goal (to get out alive from the city covered by the T-virus), the protagonists will have to go through many creepy challenges and fight various opponents, the main ones being the immortal monster Tyrant and the G-infected William Birkin.
Resident Evil 2 was released on January 25, 2019, and immediately gained popularity among gamers. More than 4 million copies sold in less than half a year after the release suggest that the game is among the top 5 in 2019 for a reason.
Resident Evil 2 System Requirements