Despite a lot of big games coming out in 2019, I felt rather apathetic about the year in general. Many of the bigger games--Fire Emblem, Devil May Cry 5, Apex Legends--were okay experiences but nowhere near being important enough to me to land on my end-of-the-year list. I actually struggled to pick ten games from this year that felt impactful enough to be here, just managing to fill those final spots near the end of the year. Even with a full list, I don’t feel quite as strongly about some of them as I did about games on my past years’ lists. Again, none of them are bad games, but many of them lack them the same emotional oomph or resonate with me gameplay-wise like some of my favorite games from the years before. Nonetheless, all ten of these games bring something impressive to the table and are worth checking out.