2018 was arguably the best gaming year the generation has seen so far. Between all three consoles and PC, some of the biggest and most critically adored titles released over those twelve months, with major hitters like Red Dead Redemption 2 pushing the capabilities of consoles to the max. As stacked as it was though, the most surprising thing is that 2019 is shaping up to be even better.
We've already ran down a good chunk of the upcoming year's biggest releases in both video and article form, but what shouldn't be forgotten is how well 2019 is shaping up to be for RPGs in particular. Since the dawn of the generation, conventional role-playing mechanics have become more and more prevalent in regular action titles, but the classic style has remained as strong and popular as ever, both across major AAA releases and indie darlings.
This year is no different, and between huge, gothic fantasy worlds to retro-themed space operas, these are the RPG experiences you'll be spending hours - if not days - fawning over in the coming months.