Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is a mammoth expansion with plenty of new monsters that will push players' skill, and their patience, to the limit.
Remnant: From the Ashes is a thrilling co-op experience with satisfying progression and loot that make it hard to put down.
Control offers over-the-top action, a bizarre but interesting story, and a focus on fun over realism that helps solidify it as one of the year's best.
Super Mario Maker 2 offers a short but sweet story mode and even more robust level creation tools, with truly impressive user-created levels that are a blast to play.
Slay the Spire is one of the best deck-building games we've played, featuring addicting, strategic combat blended with a satisfying roguelike gameplay loop.
Mortal Kombat 11 delivers an engrossing, content-rich fighting game experience that stands as one of the best entries in the long-running, blood-soaked franchise.
The Division 2 provides an incredible wealth of loot-centric content, and includes tight gameplay mechanics, challenging and engaging combat, a huge open world, and more.
Resident Evil 2 successfully updates the survival-horror classic for modern consoles, delivering one of the scariest games of the entire generation in the process.
Episode 3 of The Walking Dead Final Season is the most polished entry of Clementine's final run to date, jam-packed with heart-wrenching moments and intense action.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is an absurdly content-rich fighting game experience with a massive roster of fighters and a slew of entertaining match types.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 may lack a traditional single player campaign, but its exciting multiplayer, battle royale, and Zombies modes more than make up for it.
Boasting top of the line graphics and an impressive open world, Forza Horizon 4 is an excellent racing game that is a must-have for Xbox One owners and fans of the genre.
NBA 2K19 greatly improves upon its predecessor with refined core mechanics, stunning graphics, and a plethora of solid game modes that offer nearly endless replayability.
FIFA 19 brings in plenty of improvements to existing gameplay mechanics and modes, introduces new ones, and delivers a delightful experience on and off the pitch.
Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age is a classic-style, turn-based JRPG that makes some smart changes to the formula while still being firmly rooted in tradition.
Guacamelee! 2 is bigger and better than the first game while retaining the original's charm, humor, eye-catching art style, and rewarding Metroidvania-style gameplay.
Far Cry 5 may not have much in the way of revolutionary new ideas, but it streamlines Ubisoft's open world formula and delivers one of the best games in the series.
Monolith Soft brings the massive open world of Xenoblade Chronicles to the Nintendo Switch, but can it compete with the console's titanic first-party releases this year?
The Evil Within 2 is a significant step forward from the first game in the series, providing tighter controls, a more focused narrative, and no shortage of scares.