12 must-play games you slept on in 2019

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Samurai Shodown – June

I’m legit bothered by this one. Samurai Shodown launched in a month of precious little and was an incredible return to one of my favorite fighting games of all time.

Not only is it really well done but it plays differently than most games out there. Instead of memorizing giant combos and complex moves, you’re blocking. A single strike, if lucky, can do incredible amounts of damage. I can deplete someone’s entire health bar in four strikes if my opponent is careless.

It is like the chess of fighting games and I cannot believe it’s already all the way down to $15 at most places. Get on it.

Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot – July

July has some solid launches; Fire Emblem – Three Houses, Final Fantasy XIV – Shadowbringers, and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, so I can see how this was overlooked… a little.

Launched at the same time as Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Cyberpilot was a VR exclusive title and, surprisingly, very few people with a Playstation VR tried this.

Is the same short? Yup. You can beat it in like two hours. But the game is a really well done VR title. It has some of the best environments I’ve seen in a VR title and the controls are really good.

Switching between the different machines really makes you feel like you’re in a different machine. The floaty drone is a completely different experience than the robotic Panzerhound. It does feel a little tech demo like but honestly, most people don’t play VR for more than an hour at a time so this is a really good way to fill that hour.