For those of us who are well-versed in the realm of video games, we know that it’s about more than just “playing.”

Video games offer us an escape. They allow us to venture into a new world. Every new game offers a new experience, a new story, a new adventure.

People who don’t understand videogames can see it as unhealthy escapism. But we know better. We know it’s no different than an artist sitting down to paint or a musician sitting down with a guitar.

This is our way to enjoy and express ourselves.

Obviously, we are still right dab in the middle of 2019. While we can’t say the best is yet to come, we can say there are many, many more contenders not yet released or not listed.

Additionally, many games on the market with exceptional new updates and releases such as Destiny 2, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, and Fortnite all have their place on a list, but not here.

You can also follow specialty sites, such as a Destiny blog or one devoted to Call of Duty. 

This, however, is our list of the most popular games 2019 has so far produced!

Metro Exodus

Metro games are well known for their post-apocalyptic survivalism. They’ve also been described as some of the most clever first-person shooters. Now, with a third chapter, we get to enjoy another installment in the series.

Taking place in a vast Russian dessert, you can enjoy the feel of an open-world game that manages to place you in the tight-cornered, claustrophobia-enducing environments Metro games are famous for.

Resident Evil 2

Dating clear back to 1998 for the original Playstation, Resident Evil 2 has made the comeback of all comebacks. Newly revised for the Playstation 4, Resident Evil 2 delivers on all expectations of quality and nastalgia. 

Resident Evil 2 was revolutionary in the world of multifaceted games offering horror, adventure, exploration, and problem-solving skills.

Explore and survive the zombie-infested police department of Raccoon City. With revised sound, graphics, perspectives, and controls, just make sure you keep the lights on while you’re playing this horror classic destined to be one of the most popular games of 2019.

The Division 2

The first installment of Tom Clancy’s The Division was entertaining, but ultimately a disappointment. With a promising storyline and open-world concept, The Division failed to deliver on multiple fronts.

However, Ubisoft heard the complaints of their fans and committed to a newer, bigger, and better version for The Division 2.

Taking place in Washington D.C., The Division 2 is a tactical, loot-driven shooter that promises to redeem fans’ faith in the series.

Apex Legends

The explosion heard worldwide on battle royal games goes by the name of Fortnite.

For a long time, there were no contenders. Games tried and failed. Even big-name games like Call of Duty introduced battle royal-styled multiplayer to try to keep up.

However, quickly becoming one of the most poplular games 2019 has to offer, Apex Legends might just have what it takes to stand up to Fortnite.

With a similar system of dropping in from the sky, racing for weapons, and beating the shrinking ring, Apex Legends should feel quite familiar to Fortnite fans. However, Apex Legends also incorporates respawns which may make dying a little more tolerable.

Apex Legends also boasts a variety of characters, all complete with their own special abilities, giving players a diverse range of skills. This free-to-play game may very well overtake Fortnite and will certainly rank high among the most popular games of 2019.

Devil May Cry 5

Swords, guns, demons, and over-the-top animations place Devil May Cry 5 as a promising new installment of the well-loved franchise.

The Devil May Cry series has long been a hallmark in the videogame world. Travel across the world hunting down demons and spilling their blood with a whole host of outrageously awesome weapons.

For those looking for action, adventure, a touch of nostalgia, and elegant demon-slashing combos, Devil May Cry 5 will not disappoint.

Far Cry: New Dawn

For those who rode the Far Cry 5 train last year, the anticipation of Far Cry: New Dawn could not be more hyped.

Taking place in a beautifully interpreted version of Hope County, Montana, Far Cry 5 took you on an unforgettable adventure full of cultists, wildlife, gun-play, vehicles, and nuclear bombs.

Now, 17 years after the controversial ending of a nuclear explosion at the end of Far Cry 5, you must survive the newly recovering landscape. However, as a powerful gang from the east comes to capitalize on the struggling people of Hope County, this is easier said than done.

Lush with animals, humans, and environments affected by the radiation of the nuclear explosion, New Dawn throws in interesting element into the already fantastic mix Far Cry games are famous for.

Expect Far Cry: New Dawn to be one of the most popular games 2019 can give us.

Mortal Kombat 11

The first Mortal Kombat game was released in Arcades back in 1992. Since then, there have been endless sequels, Movies, and low-budget short films.

However, in the world of epic and undying videogame sagas, Mortal Kombat can hang with the best of them.

Mortal Kombat 11 is the newest installment and possibly the best Mortal Kombat ever, making it a compelling choice for one of the most popular games of 2019, especially among veteran gamers.

Mortal Kombat 11 brings with it an intricate tutorial mode, an all-new story mode, and yes, the famed over-the-top fatalities complete with eye-popping graphics and unparalleled gore.

Dirt Rally 2

No “best of games” list can be complete without a racing game. While racing games aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, Dirt Rally 2 is a sure winner for almost any gamer.

Dirt Rally 2 gives you the ultimate feeling of racing not only against other racers and players but also against the elements. Additionally, it offers the ability to customize while enticing you with extra challenges along the way.

Taking place all over the world, Dirt Rally 2 puts you behind the wheel of a legitimate rally and rallycross vehicles, which is bound to consume gamers of all genres.

The Year is Only Half Over

While it’s doubtful you didn’t see something on this list of the most popular games of 2019 that intrigues you, remember, the year is only halfway over!

We still have a solid six months of new releases and epic gameplay. Buckle up because the rest of the years is going to be explosive!

Game on!

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