The Best video game of 2019 and the 2 Most Underrated ones

January 21, 2020 – 11:33 am | by Steve
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Last year (2019) was not one of the best years for PlayStation 4. However even if it was not that bad, it simply just can’t be compared to 2018 (with the likes of God of War and Spider-Man) and what we have already confirmed for 2020 (Final Fantasy 7 Remake, The Last of Us Part II, Ghosts of Tsushima and Cyberpunk 2077).

The year 2019 gave the feeling that it was preparing for something big and needed a little moment of tranquility between two years of explosive releases. Here is our picks for the top 3 games of the last year.

Death Stranding
Since Hideo Kojima announced his departure from KONAMI, the developer’s next big job was awaited by fans and concealed by its creator almost to the same extent. Death Stranding was perhaps the first game in this age of digital information that hit the shelves as a real mystery.

Even if the public has not reached a consensus, it is not difficult to say that Death Stranding was the best game released for the PS4 in 2019, even though much of it was not just by itself butincludes a lack of decent competition.

In my opinion the game is impressive and, in its own way, different, although supported by recognized foundations and multiple references.Regardless of our opinion about it, one thing is certain: this is one of Hideo Kojima’s most unique works and was awarded as such.

MLB The Show 19
Baseball is not a well-known game all over the world, for example in Europe there is no big culture regarding the sport, and that’s why MLB The Show 19 has been virtually ignored by many people. In terms of sports, people tend to be much more dedicated to the new FIFA or PES game and even Americans and NFL betting enthusiasts, rather play Madden instead.

But that doesn’t stop Sony Interactive Entertainment’s latest San Diego studio baseball title from being one of the best releases of the year on PS4 – and it would be a must on this list even if we had more than 10 exclusive PS4 games released this year.

That’s because the game delivers everything you  would expect from a good sports game in 2019: a career mode with interesting storytelling and RPG elements, state-of-the-art graphics (often even better than the latest FIFA) and a system A card-based online multiplayer game that has a really fair rewards system and doesn’t require players to invest real money to create a competitive team.

After a few years of bland baseball games, MLB The Show 19 is able to put the series back on top of the best sports games of the year, regardless of any knowledge you may have of baseball.

Judgement
Judgment was the pivot of one of the biggest “controversies” of the year even before its release and represents the difference regarding the relationship that the West and East have with illicit drug use. Japan’s SEGA even considered canceling the release of the game after one of its actors was arrested for cocaine use and then replaced the entire voice acting of the arrested actor with a new voice.

The game is a kind of spin-off from the Yakuza franchise, which has the same kind of game play, but with one major difference: this time around, the player is part of the police. Here you control Takayuki Yagami, a private detective who takes on the task of investigating a serial killer who is killing Yakuza members.

Just like all the other games in the parent franchise, Judgment has a game play focused on hand-to-hand combat and offers dozens of side quests for the player, as well as several mini games that can be found by exploring the vast open world.

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