Glossary

Afterparty

Release date: 2019

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Linux, XBox One

Publishers: Night School Studio

Afterparty is an adventure video game by Night School Studio for macOS, PlayStation 4, Windows, and Xbox One platforms in October 2019 and Nintendo Switch in March 2020. Set in Hell, themed as a college town, the player navigates conversations, outdrinks Satan, and returns two best friends from the afterlife.

A Plague Tale: Innocence

Release date: 2019

Genres: Action, Adventure, Puzzle

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Focus Home Interactive

A Plague Tale: Innocence is an action-adventure horror stealth game developed by Asobo Studio and published by Focus Home Interactive. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in May 2019, and received generally positive reviews from critics.

A Short Hike

Release date: 2019

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Linux

Publishers: adamgryu

A Short Hike is an indie adventure video game developed and published by Canadian designer adamgryu and released on July 30, 2019 for Microsoft Windows, MacOS and Linux. A Nintendo Switch version was released August 18, 2020. The goal of the game is to reach the summit of a mountain known as Hawk Peak to get cellphone reception. It received positive reviews from critics, who praised its relaxing gameplay and flying mechanics, but were disappointed at its short length.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends

Release date: 2019

Genres: Action, Combat, First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Electronic Arts

Apex Legends is a free-to-play first-person shooter battle royale game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on February 4, 2019, without any prior announcement or marketing. A Nintendo Switch version is planned for release in 2021, along with cross-platform play between all supported platforms that was released on October 6, 2020.In Apex Legends, up to 20 three-person squads or 30 two-person duos l…

Amid Evil

Release date: 2019

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch

Publishers: New Blood Interactive

Amid Evil is a first-person shooter video game developed by Indefatigable and published by New Blood Interactive. The game's dark fantasy theme, action-oriented gameplay, and retro-inspired visual elements have earned it frequent descriptions as a spiritual successor to 1994's Heretic and 1995's Hexen. A version for the Nintendo Switch is planned for release in 2020.

AVICII Invector

Release date: 2019

Genres: Music

Publishers: Wired Productions

AVICII Invector is a 2019 multi-player music video game developed by Swedish studio, Hello There Games, with Wired Productions, in memory of Swedish DJ, Avicii. The game was released on 10 December 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. An "Encore Edition" featuring an additional 10 tracks, which will also be available separately as DLC for existing owners, will be released on 8 September 2020 on all existing platforms, and Nintendo Switch. The game was originally released for …

Assetto Corsa Competizione

Release date: 2019

Genres: Racing, Simulation

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, XBox One

Publishers: Kunos Simulazioni, 505 Games

Assetto Corsa Competizione (Italian for "race setup", "competition") is a sports car racing simulator developed by Italian video game developer Kunos Simulazioni, the makers of Assetto Corsa. The game is an officially licensed simulation of the 2018 and 2019 Blancpain GT Series season Sprint and Endurance Cups and the Total 24 Hours of Spa, and is set to serve as a platform for esports.Kunos Simulazioni announced the game on 21 February 2018 with a planned Steam Early Access release in summer 20…

Arknights

Release date: 2019

Genres: Role-playing, Strategy

Publishers: Hypergryph, ; Yostar

Arknights (Chinese: 明日方舟) is a tower defense mobile game developed by Chinese developers Studio Montagne and Hypergryph. It was released in China on 1 May 2019, and worldwide on 16 January 2020 by Yostar. Arknights is available on iOS and Android platforms and features gacha game mechanics.

Astrologaster

Release date: 2019

Genres:

Publishers: Nyamnyam

Astrologaster is a comedy narrative adventure video game developed and published by Nyamnyam. It was released for iOS on 2 May 2019 and for Microsoft Windows and Mac on 9 May 2019. The game centres around the historical 16th century physician and astrologer Simon Forman, and the characters he encounters who demand diagnoses, treatments, and sometimes to be read fortunes written in the stars.

Aperture Hand Lab

Release date: 2019

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Valve

Aperture Hand Lab is a roomscale virtual reality (VR) video game developed by Canadian studio Cloudhead Games and Valve, and released for Microsoft Windows on June 25, 2019. It is a tech demo that showcases the functions of the hand, knuckle, and finger tracking technology used by the Valve Index. The HTC Vive headset is also supported. The game is set in the Portal universe.

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

Release date: 2019

Genres: Survival

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Private Division

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is a survival game developed by Panache Digital Games and published by Private Division. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in late 2019, along with a Steam release in August 2020. In the game, players control a lineage of primates and are tasked to ensure its survival in prehistoric Africa and facilitate its evolution. It was directed by Patrice Désilets.

Anno 1800

Anno 1800

Release date: 2019

Genres: Management, Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Ubisoft

Anno 1800 is a city-building real-time strategy video game, developed by Blue Byte and published by Ubisoft, and launched on April 16, 2019 in North America. It is the seventh game in the Anno series, and returns to the use of a historical setting following the last two titles, Anno 2070 and Anno 2205, taking place during the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century. Following the previous installment, the game returns to the series' traditional city-building and ocean combat mechanics, but int…

At the Gates

Release date: 2019

Genres: Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX, Apple IOS

Publishers: Conifer Games

At the Gates is a 4X strategy video game by Jon Shafer, the lead designer of Civilization V. Like Civilization V, the game is played on a hex map. Players control a barbarian tribe, and their aim is to accelerate the fall of the Western Roman Empire. The map changes with the seasons, and resources are gradually depleted, forcing the players to migrate their tribe.After realizing he missed being able to work on a video game instead of managing its production, Shafer first announced At the Gate…

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

Release date: 2019

Genres: Action, Combat, Flight, Simulation

Publishers: Bandai Namco Entertainment

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is an arcade-style combat flight action game developed and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. An entry in the Ace Combat series, it was released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in January 2019, and for Microsoft Windows the following month. The game features support for virtual reality, offering a set of missions developed for the PlayStation VR headset, as well as several downloadable content packs offering new missions.

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition

Release date: 2019

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Xbox Game Studios

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is a real-time strategy video game co-developed by Tantalus Media, Forgotten Empires and Wicked Witch, published by Xbox Game Studios. It is a remaster of the original game Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the original. It features significantly improved visuals, supports 4K resolution, and "The Last Khans", an expansion that adds four new civilizations based on Central Asia and Eastern Europe, and four new campaigns. …

Age of Wonders: Planetfall

Release date: 2019

Genres: Strategy, Turn-based

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Paradox Interactive

Age of Wonders: Planetfall is a 4X turn-based strategy video game developed by Triumph Studios and published by Paradox Interactive. The game is the fifth installment in the Age of Wonders series and features a sci-fi setting. It released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in August 2019.

Anthem

Anthem

Release date: 2019

Genres: Action, Role-playing

Platforms: PlayStation 4

Publishers: Electronic Arts

Anthem is an online multiplayer action role-playing video game developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts. The game was released worldwide for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 22, 2019. Set on an unnamed planet, players assume the role of Freelancers, heroic adventurers who wear powerful exosuits to defend humanity from the threats beyond their cities' walls. The game's title refers to the Anthem of Creation, a powerful and mysterious force responsible for mos…

Astroneer

Astroneer

Release date: 2019

Genres: Adventure

Publishers: System Era Softworks

Astroneer is a sandbox adventure game developed by System Era Softworks. The game was released through early access in December 2016 before a full release in 2019. The player is tasked with colonizing planets, creating structures, and mining resources. Astroneer has no set goal or storyline, though each planet holds challenges for players to complete.

Azur Lane

Release date: 2019

Genres: Simulation

Platforms: Apple IOS

Publishers:

Azur Lane (Chinese: 碧蓝航线; pinyin: Bìlán Hángxiàn) is a side-scrolling shoot 'em up video game created by Chinese developers Shanghai Manjuu and Xiamen Yongshi, released in 2017 for the iOS and Android operating systems. Set in an alternate timeline of World War II, players engage in side-scrolling shooter gameplay, using female moe anthropomorphic characters based on warships from the war's major participants. Other gameplay elements, like customizing a home and marrying in-game characters, are …

Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout

Release date: 2019

Genres: Role-playing

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch

Publishers: Koei Tecmo

Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout is a role-playing video game developed by Gust Co. Ltd., and originally released in Japan for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Windows in September 2019. It was released in North America in October 2019 and rest of the world in November 2019 for the same consoles. It is the twenty-first main entry in the Atelier series. A sequel, titled Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy, is in development, to be released on December 3…