6 Popular games of 2019

January 29, 2020

There are lots of popular games out there. Here are some of the most popular.

Undertale is a RPG, role-playing-game developed by indie developer Toby Fox.  The player controls a child who fell into the Underground. The Underground is a region under the surface of the Earth, separated by a magic barrier. The player has to solve puzzles throughout the journey. Along the way they meet many monsters during the journey back to the surface. Some are very quirky, other monsters want to destroy the human. Some of those monsters might engage the player in a fight. The fighting involves the player to dodge attacks by the opponent. One of the various things that makes Undertale unique is the player can choose to not destroy any monster, or you can play and destroy everyone. Every choice affects the game and the ending you get. There are also some secrets as you play the game. The video game was originally released for Windows, but it was later added to other consoles, such as PS4, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch. The game was honored for its combat system, music , originality, story, and characters. The game sold over a million copies and was nominated for various awards. Many gaming posts and conventions, such as E3, which is a very big convention, catagorized Undertale as Game of the Year.

Another game is Fortnite. Fortnite is a 3rd person online shooter. Millions of players play Fortnite. Many play on PC, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and Playstation. Fortnite is an online video game created by Epic Games and released in 2017. It is available in three game mode versions that share the same gameplay. Fortnite: Save the World, a cooperative shooter survival game for up to four players to fight off creatures and defend objects with fortifications they can build. Fortnite Battle Royale, a free-to-play battle royale game where up to 100 players fight to be the last person standing. Fortnite Creative, where players are given freedom to create worlds and battle arenas or whatever comes to imagination. Fortnite also has skins you can buy, or pick axes, or gliders. Fortnite also has a Battle Pass. The free Battle Pass is awesome, but if you buy the Battle Pass, you get even more rewards.

The third game to be mentioned is Minecraft.  Minecraft is a sandbox video game created by developer Markus Persson, released by Mojang in 2011 and purchased by Microsoft in 2014. It is one of the best-selling video game of all time, selling over 180 million copies across all platforms by late 2019, with over 112 million monthly active players. In Minecraft, players explore a blocky, pixelated generated 3D world, and may discover and extract raw materials, craft tools, build structures and, depending on game mode, can fight computer-controlled foes, as well as either cooperate with or compete against other players in the same world. There are also servers where thousands of players are connected to one world with various game mode.

The fourth game to be mentioned is Roblox. Roblox is a multiplayer online and game creation system platform that allows players to design their own games and play a variety of different types of games created by other users. The platform hosts user created games and virtual worlds covering a wide variety of genres, from traditional racing and role-playing games to simulations and tycoons. Many worlds are uploaded everyday. Roblox has over 100 million monthly active users.  Users are able to create game passes, or admin pass which are purchasable content through one-time purchases, as well as microtransactions through developer products.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is popular game, and a 2018 crossover fighting game developed by Bandai Namco Studios and Sora Ltd and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. The game follows the style of gameplay: controlling one of many characters, players must use different attacks to weaken their opponents and knock them out of an arena. The game has a variety of game modes, such as a campaign for single-player and multiplayer modes. Another mode is Home Run Contest. In that mode, you play a character and you have to weaken a Sand Bag to knock it as far as you can. Ultimate includes every playable character from all previous Super Smash Bros. games, along with newcomers, for a total of over 80 characters.  Series creator and director Masahiro Sakurai returned along with Bandai Namco Studios and Sora, the studios that developed 3DS and Wii, with the return of the studios to speed up the preparation process. Sakurai’s goal with Ultimate was to include every character from previous games despite the various development and licensing problems this would cause. Various well-known video game musicians contributed to the soundtrack, with Hideki Sakamoto writing the main theme “Lifelight” By September 2019, the game had sold over 15.71 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling fighting game of all time.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is an adventure game created by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts. It was released for a few consoles. It was released for Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, only three consoles, on November 15, 2019. The game is set in the Star Wars universe, after the movie Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, and the game follows a young Jedi learner named Cal Kestis as he is being hunted through the galaxy by the Galactic Empire, while he is trying to complete his Jedi training and restore the Jedi Order. Fallen Order was inspired by Batman: Arkham Asylum with the combat system. In combat, there are three different abilities the player can use the force with. Force push, Force pull, and Force slow. Cal Kestis throughout the game tries to survive from Imperials. Cal also visits two new worlds which are Bogano and Zeffo, and some from Star Wars, such as Kashyyyk, Dathomir and Ilum. Along the way he makes new friends and allies. The gameplay is that of an action-adventure game, designed for players to jump into a situation and deal with it through having a lightsaber and the Force, not to utilize stealth to avoid combat.

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