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Highlights from The Game Awards 2019: Best Games of the Year, Announcements and Trailers of Upcoming Games


The Game Awards 2019 triumphantly took place in Los Angeles this morning - the game analogue of the Oscar, which awards the best games of the outgoing year. In addition to the awards ceremony itself and a spectacular show, it is difficult to imagine TGA every year without the announcement of new games and the presentation of trailers of the expected projects. The Game Awards 2019 was no exception, and in this article we will collect all the news from the main game show, including announcements, trailers and a list of the best games of the year.

Main Announcements of The Game Awards 2019

Xbox Series X

The prize for the most important announcement at the event will undoubtedly be taken by Microsoft after the presentation of the next-generation console Xbox Series X. You can read more about the Next-Gen game console in our separate material.

Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

Together with the next generation console, Microsoft introduced the first game for the Xbox Series X - Senua's Saga: Hellblade II. The continuation of the psychedelic adventure so far has a minimum of details. It is only known that the Scandinavian experimental neofolk group Heilung is responsible for the soundtrack (it is an excerpt from the band's song that can be heard in the trailer), the release in the coming year is not worth waiting for, since the game is at an early stage of development, and the first trailer for Senua's Saga: Hellblade II was created on Unreal Engine 4 and showcases real game graphics.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order

Exclusive to Nintendo Switch, the superhero action game will receive its first expansion pack on December 23, X-Men: Rise of the Phoenix. The addon will add a new PvP mode and open access to 3 characters from the X-Men comics.


Another next-gen Godfall project is unveiled at The Game Awards, being developed for PS5 and PC exclusively for the Epic Games Store. The game is co-op oriented and is a looter slasher. The game will be published by Gearbox and the release date remains unknown.

Bravely Default II

The sequel to the popular Japanese RPG series Bravely Default II has been announced. Like the last part, the game is announced for release only on the Nintendo console, and the artist Revo will return to write the soundtrack. Bravely Default II is expected to release next year on Nintendo Switch.

Sons of The Forest

Unexpectedly, the sequel to the survival simulator The Forest, released in 2014, was announced at The Game Awards 2019. In addition to the Sons of The Forest trailer, the developers did not share the details of the game. Neither the release date nor the platform on which Sons of The Forest will be released is known.

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story

For consoles and PCs, Riot Games has unveiled the turn-based RPG Ruined King: A League of Legends Story. As with the previous announcement, we only know a fraction of the information about Ruined King: A League of Legends Story. A turn-based RPG based on the popular game, developed by the Airship Syndicate (Darksiders: Genesis). The release date of the strategy and exact platforms will be announced a little later.

CONV / RGENCE: A League of Legends Story

Another game from the popular CONV / RGENCE franchise: A League of Legends Story was presented at The Game Awards 2019. Like the previous project, CONV / RGENCE focuses on a single-player company, but instead of a turn-based RPG, it will offer a dynamic platformer and a time management storyline. No release date or platform announced.

Dark Alliance

For all fans of the Dungeons & Dragons and Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance will have a pleasant surprise next year in the form of Dark Alliance. The project is focused on multiplayer and will offer 4 players to go on a dangerous adventure, playing as Drizzt Do'Urden and 3 of his faithful companions. The release is announced next year for PC and consoles. It is also reported that the Dark Alliance works only with the Internet turned on, but at the same time supports co-op on one device, with multiple gamepads.

Weird West

Devolver Digital published a separate note by announcing the Weird West action RPG from the developers who participated in the creation of Prey and the Dishonored dilogy. The main features of the game: the unusual aesthetics of the Wild West, which was combined with the brutal images of dark fantasy and the world that reacts to every action of the player, which is why every gamer can count on a personalized gaming experience from Weird West. The release date is slated for 2020 on personal computers.

Naraka: Bladepoint

Another exclusive at The Game Awards 2019 for PC was presented by the Chinese company NetEase Games and developers from 24 Entertainment - the multiplayer action game Naraka: Bladepoint. The game focuses on lightning-fast melee combat, fast level movement and stealth. Multilevel locations, a grappling hook and a tactical combat system are promised. The game is scheduled for release next year.

Nine to Five

The Game Awards 2019 has become a platform for the announcement of another multiplayer game - Nine to Five. The shooter is being developed by veterans of the gaming industry and will offer a tactical competition where three teams of three players meet on the same battlefield and try to survive in fierce combat conditions and constantly changing tasks. The release date for Nine to Five is not named, but at the moment the project has been announced only for PC.

The Wolf Among Us 2

The re-announcement of The Wolf Among Us 2 can be called one of the most pleasant surprises at The Game Awards 2019. Initially, the continuation of the adventures of the BigBee wolf was supposed to be released back in 2018, but due to financial problems it had to be canceled and TellTale studio was disbanded. But thanks to LCG Entertainment, the developers are back in operation and with renewed zeal are preparing the game The Wolf Among Us 2. The release date of the project is not specified, but the release is announced for consoles and PC exclusively in the Epic Games Store.


The creator of PUBG, together with a team of like-minded people, announced their experimental project Prologue at TGA 2019. The game is announced as an innovation in the field of entertainment and should give players a unique emotion every time they decide to enter the game. Apart from a small trailer, Prologue has no announced platforms or release date.

Fast & Furious: Crossroads

For fans of the Fast and the Furious franchise, there is great news - the racing action movie Fast & Furious: Crossroads, coming out in May 2020, almost simultaneously with the start of showing part 9 of "Fast and the Furious" in theaters. Fast & Furious: Crossroads promises to keep the MCU drive and, along with the story mode, will delight fans with multiplayer. The release of the game is announced for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Cyberpunk 2077

Developers from CD Project presented a trailer at The Game Awards 2019, in which they announced the participation of 11 music celebrities in the creation of the soundtrack for Cyberpunk 2077:

  • Run the Jewels
  • A $ AP Rocky
  • Refused
  • Grimes
  • Nina Kraviz
  • Rat Boy
  • Tina Gud
  • Ilan Rubin
  • Richard Devine
  • Deadly Hunta

Epic Games Store

In honor of the winter holidays, Epic Games promises to give away one game for free every day from December 19 to January 1 in its store.

New Trailers at The Game Awards 2019

No More Heroes III

The insane new action game from Goichi Suda comes out in 2020, exclusively on Nintendo Switch.


It also became known that the bloodthirsty shark simulator will be released on May 22 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

The remake of the cult JRPG has received a new story trailer that introduces the main characters of the game in more detail.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Along with the trailer, a new release date was announced - March 11, 2020.


A new video follows the Expeditions mode coming out today, as well as the first major DLC for the game.

Warframe: Empyrean Trailer

A release trailer for the massive Warframe add-on, which you can play on PC today.

Mortal Kombat 11

In the new trailer, the developers introduce the Joker character, who will become playable in the January add-on for Mortal Kombat 11.

Ghost of Tsushima

The Ghost of Tsushima trailer from The Game Awards 2019 showcases the bloody battles and spectacular beauty of the Japanese island of Tsushima. The release window for summer 2020 has also become known.

Gears Tactics

Introduced a new tactical strategy gameplay in the Gears of War universe. The release date is April 28, 2020.

Surgeon Simulator 2

Surgeon Simulator returns in 2020.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr

Bethesda has unveiled a spectacular new expansion trailer for the popular MMORPG. The developers also talked about the addon The Elder Scrolls Online in Skyrim, which will be presented on January 17, 2020.

Best Games of 2019 at The Game Awards

And finally, the main thing for which the annual TGA is started is the selection of the best and most important games of the outgoing year. The results of The Game Awards 2019 were not without surprises: Death Stranding, despite the forecasts, lost the game of the year to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and the role-playing project Disco Elysium became the leader in the number of collected figurines.

Game of the Year

  • Control
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Death Stranding
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • The Outer Worlds

Best Action

  • Apex Legends
  • Astral Chain
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • Gears 5
  • Metro Exodus

Best Action Adventure

  • Borderlands 3
  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Best RPG

  • Disco Elysium
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers
  • Kingdom Hearts 3
  • Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
  • The Outer Worlds

Best Fighting Game

  • Dead or Alive 6
  • Jump Force
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Samurai Shodown
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Best Family Game

  • Luigi's Mansion 3
  • Ring Fit Adventure
  • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Yoshi's Crafted World

Best Strategy

  • Age of Wonders: Planetfall
  • Anno 1800
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms
  • Tropico 6
  • Wargroove

Best Sports Game

  • Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled
  • Dirt Rally 2.0
  • eFootball PES 2020
  • F1 2019
  • FIFA 2020

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Apex Legends
  • Borderlands 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Tetris 99
  • Tom Clancy's The Division 2

Best AR / VR Game

  • Asgard's Wrath
  • Blood & Truth
  • Beat Saber
  • No Man's Sky
  • Trover Saves the Universe

Best Mobile Game

  • Call of Duty Mobile
  • Grindstone
  • Sayonara Wilds Hearts
  • Sky
  • What the Golf?

Best Indie Debut

  • Studio ZA / UM (Disco Elysium)
  • Nomada Studio (Gris)
  • Deadtoast Entertainment (My Friend Pedro)
  • Mobius Digital (Outer Wilds)
  • MegaCrit (Slay the Spire)
  • House House (Untitled Goose Game)

Best Director

  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Outer Wilds

Better storytelling

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Disco Elysium
  • The Outer Worlds

Best Art Design

  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Gris
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Best Soundtrack

  • Cadence of Hyrule
  • Death Stranding
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • Kingdom Hearts 3
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts

Best Performance

  • Ashley Birch (Parvati Holcomb in The Outer Worlds)
  • Courtney Hope (Jesse Faiden in Control)
  • Laura Bailey (Kate Diaz in Gears 5)
  • Mads Mikkelsen (Cliff in Death Stranding)
  • Matthew Porretta (Dr. Casper Darling in Control)
  • Norman Reedus (Sam Porter Bridges in Death Stranding)

Best Social Game

  • Concrete Genie
  • Gris
  • Kind Words
  • Life Is Strange 2
  • Sea of Solitude

Best Service Game

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Fortnite
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

Best Indie Game

  • Baba Is You
  • Disco Elysium
  • Katana Zero
  • Outer Wilds
  • Untitled Goose Game

Best Sound Design

  • Control
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Death Stranding
  • Gears 5
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Better online play support

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Fortnite
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

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Author: Jake Pinkman