76 – Top 5 Video Games of 2019

January 2, 2020

We made it to 2020!

A brand new decade of PodCavern is here and the gang is prepared for yet another year of Top 5 Lists! But before we can properly ring in the new year, as per every year, we must give some love to video games. At the outset, it seemed like 2019 would be an underwhelming year for games as the world prepares for a new generation of consoles in 2020. Turns out we were delightfully wrong! 2019 not only had some wild gaming moments but it also gave us meaningful free-to-play/subscription serviced games, expansions that felt like full games, and remakes of games that were built from the ground up that went above and beyond. So join Tuong La and Game Guru’s Matthew Whalley, Angus MacDonald, and Ethan Howieson as they celebrate the best games of 2019!

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Ground Rules

  • Games must have come out in 2019
  • Expansions of games DO count so long as they bring in full game size experiences
  • Remakes of games DO count so long as they add something new, drastic, and is not just an uprezzed version of an older game. (ie counts if the remake was built from the ground up and had some obvious attention of detail added to it)
  • Free to play games count if they came out in 2019

Group Top 5

5. Apex Legends

4.Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

3. Outer Wilds

2. Devil May Cry 5

1. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Tuong’s Top 10 List (ordered)

10. Tetris 99

9. Apex Legends

8.  Heave Ho

7.  Pokemon Sword/Shield

6.  Outer Wilds

5.  Resident Evil 2 Remake

4. Super Mario Maker 2

3. Ring Fit Adventure

2. Devil May Cry 5

1. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Honorable Mentions: Borderlands 3, Sayonera Wild Hearts, What the Golf?, Grindstone, Kingdom Hearts 3, WoW Classic

Games I wish I played this year: Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Luigi’s Mansion, Death Stranding, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Matthew’s Top 5 List (ordered)

5. Borderlands 3

4. Luigi’s Mansion 3

3. Remnant: From the Ashes

2. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

1. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Angus’s Top 5 List (ordered)

5. Death Stranding

4. Borderlands 3

3. Heave Ho

2. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

1. Devil May Cry 5

Ethan’s Top 5 List (ordered)

5. A Short Hike

4. Control

3. Outer Wilds

2. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

1. Apex Legends

 

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