Music is my bread and butter, I live and breathe it, but gaming is special to me. As a young lad I had an Atari 2600, then it was onto the original Nintendo, then the 64, before moving onto Playstation 1 and 2. It was around this time that I went over to Xbox and never looked back (though I did buy a Game Cube and Wii, which put me off Nintendo for a while), and that was just the consoles.
What I'm trying to say is, I grew up as gaming became big, I'm apart of the first real gaming generation, it's probably why I try to find as much time as I can to pick up my trusted controller and get some screen time.
With that said, here are the ten titles of the year that I'm willing to break the bank for!
Doom 64 Remake
We all still dream and think of the original Doom games, don't we? Well, not for much longer. If you pre-order Doom Eternal you'll also receive a free copy of Doom 64, in all its classic glory, as in this is no remake/ reboot, but a straight up port for modern consoles. This might have just tipped my hand into ordering Eternal!
Expected: March 2020
Two Point Hospital
The second I saw Two Point Hospital, I immediately thought of the old Bullfrog studios game Theme Hospital, and it turns out I was right to do so; Two Point is made by most of the same people.
Don't play this one thinking you'll get any real medical training... just watch the trailer to see what I mean.
Expected: February 2020
Destroy All Humans
We all sometimes dream of ending the human race, often in brutal ways. A lot of us release this pent up aggression with video games, mainly titles like GTA V where you can go on rampages.
But sometimes those GTA killing sprees just aren't enough. Enter the Destroy All Humans remake. Where you take on the role of an Extra Terrestrial with a huge case of blood lust. Add to the game a sense of humour and you've got yourself a must have!
Expected: Early 2020
Resident Evil 3 Remake
We reported in November that this game was allegedly in the works, and at the time we just wanted it to be confirmed. But Capcom has done better by also dropping a freaking sweet looking trailer and the release date.
There are some awesome looking titles coming out this year, but this may well be 'Game of the Year' already.
Expected: April 2020
Doom is a franchise that just keeps on going. 2016's game returned the series back to its roots, albeit in a very bloody fashion. And after a 4 year wait we're just months away from the sequel, Doom Eternal.
Eternal looks positively amazeballs in the trailers and there seems to be a bit more of a plot this time around which suits me just fine, I always like having a reason for committing demon genocide.
Expected: March 2020
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Despite the fact that I never played the original, I know this title will be huge. Fans have been begging for Final Fantasy VII to remade for years, and their collective prayers have finally been answered.
At the end of the year Game Awards I expect this PlayStation 4 exclusive and Resident Evil 3 to go head to head for the top prize.
Expected: April 2020
Dying Light 2
I don't know how the first Dying Light got past me, since I do love a good Zombie Survival Horror, I think I heard it was a PlayStation exclusive (which it wasn't), also I've had some bad experiences with games that rely on Parkour (yes, I'm looking at you Brink).
But with that said, Dying Light 2's trailer hooked me with its interesting story (which for me is one of the most important things in a game) and it might feature in my future gaming nights.
Here we go, we're starting to get into the business end of this list, and while I'm on limited funds these days, you can rest assured that Halo Infinite will be bought!
I've been waiting 5 years for this, I've always been a Halo fan, and while this newer trilogy isn't quite as good as the first 3 games, I'm still addicted and need to finish the fight once more!
Expected: Late 2020
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
You better believe I'm looking forward to this one, I've played, and loved every one of the console Lego Star Wars games and can't wait to get my hands on the final two film's levels. The Skywalker Saga is of course The Complete Saga and The Force Awakens put together with some new content.
No release date has dropped, in fact not many details have surfaced at all regarding this project, other than "it will be released 2020 sometime".
Skull & Bones
Despite the fact that Skull & Bones is the one game I'm the most excited for this year, I honestly don't expect to play it. It was first announced back in 2017 with an release date of 2018, then it was delayed to sometime 2019, before finally being held back again for anytime after March 2020.
For those of you who've never heard of Skull & Bones, think the navel aspect of Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag (since it was made by the same people) where you're a pirate and given free reign to do as you please, now you know why I want this game.
Expected: 2020... maybe?