Thanks to Apple Arcade and more leisure time in my schedule than most recent years, I was able to play a heck of a lot of different games this year, even if only for a brief moment. And yet, somehow, I still feel like I missed so many major releases. I'll never be able to experience everything I want to. That's the tragedy of life, I guess. Scarcity.
What I did play, though, was really fantastic. The year started off a bit slow for me, but it caught fire through September and October. At one point, there were so many big games that I had to make a conscious choice to put off playing Death Stranding. I couldn't find a way to fit it into my schedule. Such overcrowding makes me nervous for next year. March of 2020 looks to be the month to end all months. At least I'll have the rest of the year to make up for lost time.
The following are the games I played in 2019, ranked in the order in which I loved them most.