Before we wrap up the year and look forward to unwrapping our Holiday presents, we first have to look back at the most standout video games of 2019. Today, it’s time to crown the best new IPs of 2019.
Voted on by our editors, these were the best games that shook up the video game industry and had the most compelling worlds, engaging stories, and entertaining gameplay features.
Best New IPs of 2019
Honorable Mention: Disco Elysium
Reviews Editor Zhiqing Wang: The CRPG genre seems to be making a bit of a resurgence, as evident by the success of Divinity and Pillars of Eternity. And you can add Disco Elysium to that growing list of games as well.
Everything about Disco Elysium has been carefully crafted; the grand city of Revachol, its characters, the narrative choices, and even the most minute details serve as some form of environmental storytelling.
This game feels delicately built around the multiple possible play styles that you can adopt, unraveling slowly as you coax information and clues out of the dozens of interesting NPCs.
It’s been a while since we’ve played a game that feels as intricate and original as Disco Elysium. While the game does falter a little in its final act, it more than makes up for that shortcoming with charm and character.