2018 was a great year for games, and it seems like 2019 will be no different. The likes of Red Dead Redemption 2 and Black Ops 4 have already blown us away over the last few months, and we've still got the likes of Anthem, Crackdown 3 and Metro: Exodus on the horizon - to name just a few.
It's exhausting trying to keep up with all the new releases on the way, so we've decided to do the hard work for you and round up all of the biggest and best games on the way this year, next year, and even a few that might be further off than that. We've done our best to include games from across all the main consoles and PC, listed in release date order.
Resident Evil 2
After reinventing Resi with Resident Evil 7, Capcom has gone way back to the second game, which is getting a full remake treatment in early 2019. Using the same engine as RE7, the publisher has rebuilt the game from the ground-up, with a new camera angle, new puzzles, and (hopefully) even more intense horror as Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield fight to survive and escape Raccoon City's zombie outbreak.
Check out the latest news about the Resident Evil 2 remake here.
Kingdom Hearts 3
More than a decade on from Kingdom Hearts 2, the third main game in Square Enix's Disney/Final Fantasy mash-up franchise is finally almost here. You'll travel between various different Disney worlds - including the likes of Pixar, Frozen, and Pirates of the Caribbean - as you face off against the Heartless and various anime baddies with very slick hair.
The third game in the Metro series, this post-apocalyptic FPS is set in a Russia long since ravaged by nuclear war. As you work your way through the game you'll face off against not just other humans but also some pretty gnarly looking mutated wildlife, in a game that balances action with stealth, tactics, and horror.
Crackdown 3 has been delayed so much that we weren't sure it was coming at all, but it now looks to be on track for a February release. This cartoonish action game features destructible everything, along with the voice of Terry Crews, and promises to be a big load of daft, violent fun.
Read the latest on Crackdown 3 here.
Far Cry: New Dawn
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: 15 February 2019
Pre-order: Amazon UK or Amazon US
Far Cry New Dawn was a huge surprise when it was revealed at the Game Awards 2018. It offers the same core Far Cry experience with a new post-apocalyptic feel, complete with ruthless bandits, mutated animals and crazy home-made weaponry for you to use on your travels across Hope County.
Read the latest on Far Cry New Dawn here.
BioWare's first game since the poorly received Mass Effect: Andromeda sees it return to sci-fi with a fresh franchise: an online shooter that hopes to rival the likes of Destiny and The Division. Played in third-person, Anthem looks gorgeous, boasts some of the best flight controls we've ever tried, and from what we've seen includes more combat tactics and enemy varieties than its closest rivals.
Devil May Cry 5
Devil May Cry 5 was revealed at E3 2018, with long-time DMC fans understandably excited about what the upcoming game will offer. Nero and Dante are back, with the former sporting a badass sword and mechanical arm and the latter using his motorbike as a weapon. Yep, you read that right. Devil May Cry 5 looks insane, and we can't wait for it to come out.
Find out more about Devil May Cry 5.
The Division 2
The Division 2 - or Tom Clancy's The Division 2 if you want to be fussy - is the return of Ubisoft's politically tinged Destiny rival. Set in a near future dystopian US, this sequel moves the action from New York to Washington DC, while adding in deeper tactical options, class-style specialisations, and probably a whole load of new drab brown clothing options.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Though it's not a new addition to the Bloodborne or Dark Souls series, there are traces of signature FromSoftware gameplay present in the trailers we've seen since its reveal at E3 2018. It's set to be a Samurai game with hints of Japanese mythology, elements of stealth and a lot of gore. It's not Ghosts of Tsushima, but at least Xbox One and PC gamers can enjoy this title!
Take a look at the latest Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice news.
2019's first big PS4 exclusive, Days Gone is another post-apocalyptic survival game, in which you'll have to navigate a world overrun with zombie-like infected, as well as humans who could prove just as deadly. Expect it to be grim 'n' gritty throughout, which all sounds pretty familiar, but there is one novel twist: a mechanic that allows you to lead hordes of zombies into enemy camps, to pit your enemies against each other.
Check out everything we know about Days Gone.
It's the sequel that basically no-one was asking for, but Rage 2 actually looks sort of great. Bethesda's upcoming open-world shooter looks gleefully nasty, with over-the-top action, an assortment of mad vehicles, and a neon Mad Max aesthetic. Bethesda has been on a roll recently, so we have very high hopes for this one too.
Yoshi's Crafted World
Although Nintendo announced a Yoshi game for the Switch way back in 2017, we didn't hear any more about it (or even the name of the game) until September 2018. Nintendo confirmed both the name and release window for the upcoming Yoshi game, and treated fans to a short trailer. It looks similar to the previous entry in the Yoshi series, Yoshi's Woolly World, which was released on Wii U back in 2015, and we expect to find out more about the game in the coming months.
Sometime in 2019
Following up from the events of 2016's Doom, Doom Eternal looks to offer much of the same - and that's no bad thing. Doom Eternal is the fast-paced, ultra-violent sequel that everyone has been waiting for, and boasts a larger roster of Hellish enemies, more weapons and new mechanics that'll change the way that you play Doom games forever. Oh, and the introduction of a new game mode that puts online players in your single-player campaign as Demons is coming too. Sounds fun, right?
The Outer Worlds
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: 2019
Pre-order: Not available
Following a handful of teasers, The Outer Worlds was revealed at the Game Awards 2018 - and it looks intriguing. The open-world shooter takes place in a corporate-run colony on the edge of the galaxy, but like with most games, all is not as it seems. You play as a colonist that stumbles on a conspiracy that could destroy the entire colony, and it's down to you to thwart it. Being an Obsidian game, expect a heavy emphasis on player choice, with your decisions dictating the outcome of the game.
Intrigued? Find out more about The Outer Worlds here.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
Platforms: iOS & Android
Release date: 2019
Pre-order: Not available
While our list is mainly populated with PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC games, there is an upcoming mobile app that has everybody excited. Developed by the same team that created Pokemon GO, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite looks to offer something similar - but with a distinctly magical twist. Details are still scarce about what you'll be doing, but the trailer suggests you'll collect magical artefacts and meet characters from the HP universe on your real-world travels.
To be announced
CD Projekt Red is going big with its follow-up to The Witcher trilogy: a massive open-world, first-person, cyberpunk sci-fi game based on a cult tabletop RPG. Known about for years but only revealed for the first time at E3 2018, Cyberpunk looks like one of the most ambitious RPGs ever made, combining dense progression systems, branching narratives, and fast-paced FPS combat into one sprawling whole. We're ready to move to Night City now, please.
Release date: TBC
Pre-order: Amazon US
Despite releasing five trailers for Death Stranding over the past few years, nobody really understands what Hideo Kojima is creating. We do know that it'll include a host of celebrities including Mads Mikkelsen and Norman Redus, and that it'll be unlike any game we've ever played. There were rumours of a 2019 release, but considering we've only seen minimal gameplay, we may see this one drift into 2020 and beyond.