Coint & Plick 2019 - ILX's best games of the year - NOMINATIONS (Deadline: February 28, noon Eastern)

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Without much further ado, it's Coint & Plick time! Let's pick the best games of 2019, whether they have a title or not.

If it came out in 2019, it's fair game (hah). Console, computer, mobile, handheld, board games, VR, whatever! Try to include all of the ways it was released this year (matters when I am checking the release dates). Also if it was a super-late release last year and didn't receive any votes/noms, I'll consider it for "2019 year of impact" (but please don't just re-nominate something because it didn't place well enough last year).

OK! Start your nominations!

Campaign to move el0n mu5k thread to ILM (Will M.), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 05:09 (one month ago) link

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Switch)
Super Mario Maker 2 (Switch)
Cook Serve Delicious 2 (Switch)
Automachef (Switch)
Dragon Quest 11 Definitive Edition (Switch)
Marvel Puzzle Quest (mobile) (always and forever boo)

juntos pedemos (Euler), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 07:20 (one month ago) link

Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Switch)
Death Stranding (PS4)
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (PC/PS4/Xbox One)
Baba Is You (PC/Mac/Linux/Switch)
Katana Zero (PC/Mac/Switch)
Disco Elysium (PC)
Supraland (PC/Linux)
Slay the Spire (PC/Mac/Linux/PS4/Xbox One/Switch)

slay the spire was in early access on computers since late 2017 but got its official release + console ports in 2019

ufo, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 11:43 (one month ago) link

untitled Goose game (PC/Mac/PS4/Xbox One/Switch)

Todd Phillips, party auteur (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 11:50 (one month ago) link

watching for recommendations but as always I'm a couple of years behind

thomasintrouble, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 12:54 (one month ago) link

i still haven't played a bunch of the 2019 games i bought yet so half of these are aspirational

A Short Hike (PC)
AI: The Somnium Files (PC/PS4/Switch)
Anodyne 2: Return to Dust (PC)
Astral Chain (Switch)
Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland (PC/PS4/Switch)
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout (PC/PS4/Switch)
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (PC/PS4/Xbox One/Switch)
Control (PC/PS4/Xbox One)
Eastshade (PC/PS4/Xbox One)
Hypnospace Outlaw (PC)
Judgment (PS4)
Luigi's Mansion 3 (Switch)
Manifold Garden (PC/PS4)
Raging Loop (PC/PS4/Switch)
SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions (PC/PS4/Switch)
Samurai Shodown (PS4)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 3 (PS4)
The Outer Wilds (PC/PS4/Xbox One)
Touhou Luna Nights (PC)
Trials Rising (PC/PS4/Xbox One/Switch)

ciderpress, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 15:18 (one month ago) link

Okay, I might actually vote this year, maybe maybe. Will do some more noms including some Interactive Fiction stuff later, but for now:

Sayonara Wild Hearts (PS4/Steam/Switch/iOS)
Wattam (PS4/PC)

emil.y, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 17:55 (one month ago) link

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (PC/PS4/Switch/Xbox One)
The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa (PC/Switch)

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Wednesday, 12 February 2020 18:52 (one month ago) link

Yay! Glad to see that some of my picks have already been nominated.

Cat Quest 2 (PC/PS4/Switch/Xbox One)
Gris (PC/PS4/Switch)
Wargroove (PC/PS4/Switch/Xbox One)

I know that Gris was released in 2018, but that was in December. Also, it was released for PS4 only last year.

Charlotte Brontesaurus (Leee), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 19:05 (one month ago) link

Mutazione (iOS/PS4/PC/Mac)
The Outer Worlds (PS4/Switch/Xbox One/PC)
What the Golf? (iOS/Switch/Mac/PC/Linux)
Card of Darkness (iOS)
Guildlings (iOS)
Grindstone (iOS)
Golf Blitz (iOS/Android)
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (PS4/Xbox One/PC)
Sunless Skies (PC/Switch/Linux/PS4/Mac/Xbox One)

orifex, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 21:06 (one month ago) link

Wingspan (Board Game)
Pilgrims (iOS)
Tetris 99 (Switch)
Void Bastards (PC/Mac/Xbox One)
Ring Fit Adventure (Switch)

Mordy, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 21:33 (one month ago) link

Mortal Kombat 11 (PS4/X1/Switch/PC)
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (2019) (Switch)
Collection of Mana (Switch) -- still haven't played, but notable for having the first ever official US release of Seiken Densetsu 3
Metal Wolf Chaos (2019 PS4 port)
River City Girls (Switch/PS4/X1/PC)

Nhex, Thursday, 13 February 2020 00:04 (one month ago) link

Trials of Mana should be singled out from the collection for 2019 C&P purposes imo, the other 2 games have been available for decades

ciderpress, Thursday, 13 February 2020 00:56 (one month ago) link

Cat Quest 2 (PC/PS4/Switch/Xbox One)

add iOS to this! that's how i'm playing it now, via apple arcade

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Thursday, 13 February 2020 02:16 (one month ago) link

There's probably a ton of games of interest on Apple Arcade. I think the most recent Steven Universe RPG game (Unleash the Light) is exclusive to that, among what seems to be 50 billion new puzzle games. I haven't taken the plunge, though

Nhex, Thursday, 13 February 2020 04:28 (one month ago) link

Inmost (ios, switch, pc)

not sure this would be in my list if i’d played it on pc or switch but on my phone it was a great dark little platformer, with a neat story viewed via three characters and from different points of time.

Fizzles, Thursday, 13 February 2020 08:15 (one month ago) link

A Plague Tale: Innocence (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Ape Out (PC, Switch)
Apex Legends (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Astroneer (PC, Xbox One, PS4)
Blasphemous (PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox One)
Borderlands 3 (Macintosh, Stadia, PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring the Legend of Zelda (Switch)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Catherine: Full Body (PS4, Vita)
Destiny 2: Shadowkeep (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Stadia)
Gears 5 (PC, Xbox One)
Heave Ho (Switch, PC, Macintosh)
Horace (PC)
Killer Queen Black (Switch, Xbox One, PC, Macintosh)
Knights and Bikes (PS4, Switch, PC, Linux, Macintosh)
Life is Strange 2 (full version / ep 2-5) (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Macintosh, Linux)
Mordhau (PC)
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (PS4, Xbox One)
My Friend Pedro (PC, Switch, Xbox One)
No Man's Sky Beyond (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Observation (PS4, PC)
Overland (Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC, iOS, Linux, Macintosh)
Pistol Whip (PC)
Planet Zoo (PC)
Remnant: From the Ashes (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Shovel Knight: King of Cards (Switch, PS4, PC, Linux, Macintosh)
Steamworld Quest: Hand of Gilgamesh (Windows, Mac, Switch)
Sunless Skies (Linux, Macintosh, PC)
Telling Lies (iOS, Macintosh, PC)
The Dark Pictures - Man of Medan (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
The Surge 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
They Are Billions (PC, Xbox One, PS4)
Tom Clancy's The Division 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Stadia)
Valfaris (PS4, Switch, Xbox One, PC, Macintosh)
World of Warcraft Classic (PC, Macintosh)
Wreckfest (PS4, Xbox One)
Youka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (Switch, PS4, Xbox One)

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:06 (one month ago) link

Steamworld Quest: Hand of GilgameshGilgamech (Windows, Mac, Switch)

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:09 (one month ago) link

did anyone on this board play dmc5?

ciderpress, Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:11 (one month ago) link

Super Mega Baseball 2 (Switch)

Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:46 (one month ago) link

Other stuff with good Metacritic ratings:

Asgard's Wrath VR: VR dungeoncrawler with an interesting style.
Avicii Invector: Chill little music game for the EDM crowd. RIP
Children of Morta: Gauntlet, but cute?
Devotion: This PT-like game was removed from Steam because of pressure from China.
Dicey Dungeons: Funny dice-based roguelike
Eliza: Don't really like visual novels but this looks solid.
Green Hell: Survival in the Amazon rf
Ion Fury: Duke Nukem-like
Metro Exodus: Survival shooter? Not my thing but seemed like the other ones had serious fans
Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville: This is a third-person shooter?! Looks like Fortnite.
Sairento VR: Superhot meets Sekiro I guess?
Space Junkies VR: Arena deathmatch with sort of a Running Man vibe
Total War: Three Kingdoms: "A strategy masterpiece." -Polygon
Trine 4: I find these games sort of dull tbqh, but they're always great to look at.
Unity of Command II: More strategy. Looks sort of like Europa Universalis or Risk.
Yuppie Psycho: Sort of like if Tiny Tower was a narrative RPG?

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 14 February 2020 18:55 (one month ago) link

Resident Evil 2 (PC, PS4, XBox One)
Kingdom Hearts III (PS4, XBox One)

Charlotte Brontesaurus (Leee), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 22:09 (one month ago) link

Plants vs Zombies has been mostly third-person shooter since 2014 - though I read there's a PvZ 3 in the original style in pre-alpha at the moment.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 12:55 (one month ago) link

Wilmot's Warehouse (Switch, OS, Win)

Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 13:11 (one month ago) link

Ooh yeah that’s a good one

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 15:42 (one month ago) link

A few days left to nominate. So far (alphabetized) (let me know if i missed any copypastes)

A Plague Tale: Innocence
A Short Hike
AI: The Somnium Files
Anodyne 2: Return to Dust
Ape Out
Apex Legends
Asgard's Wrath VR
Astral Chain
Astroneer
Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
Automachef
Avicii Invector
Baba Is You
Blasphemous
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Borderlands 3
Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring the Legend of Zelda
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Card of Darkness
Cat Quest 2
Catherine: Full Body
Children of Morta
Collection of Mana
Control
Cook Serve Delicious 2
Death Stranding
Destiny 2: Shadowkeep
Devotion
Dicey Dungeons
Disco Elysium
Dragon Quest 11 Definitive Edition
Eastshade
Eliza
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Gears 5
Golf Blitz
Green Hell
Grindstone
Gris
Guildlings
Heave Ho
Horace
Hypnospace Outlaw
Inmost
Ion Fury
Judgment
Katana Zero
Killer Queen Black
Kingdom Hearts III
Knights and Bikes
Life is Strange 2
Luigi's Mansion 3
Manifold Garden
Marvel Puzzle Quest
Metal Wolf Chaos
Metro Exodus
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
Mordhau
Mortal Kombat 11
Mutazione
My Friend Pedro
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
No Man's Sky Beyond
Observation
Overland
Pilgrims
Pistol Whip
Planet Zoo
Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville
Raging Loop
Remnant: From the Ashes
Resident Evil 2
Ring Fit Adventure
River City Girls
SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions
Sairento VR
Samurai Shodown
Sayonara Wild Hearts
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Shovel Knight: King of Cards
Slay the Spire
Space Junkies VR
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Steamworld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech
Sunless Skies
Sunless Skies
Super Mario Maker 2
Super Mega Baseball 2
Supraland
Telling Lies
Tetris 99
The Dark Pictures - Man of Medan
The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 3
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
The Outer Wilds
The Outer Worlds
The Surge 2
They Are Billions
Tom Clancy's The Division 2
Total War: Three Kingdoms
Touhou Luna Nights
Trials Rising
Trine 4
Unity of Command II
untitled Goose game
Valfaris
Void Bastards
Wargroove
Wattam
What the Golf?
Wilmot's Warehouse
Wingspan
World of Warcraft Classic
Wreckfest
Youka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
Yuppie Psycho

Campaign to move el0n mu5k thread to ILM (Will M.), Sunday, 23 February 2020 22:43 (one month ago) link

Antimatter Dimensions (android)

wasdnuos (abanana), Sunday, 23 February 2020 23:07 (one month ago) link

i still get blasphemous and valfaris mixed up. are they even the same type of game

ciderpress, Monday, 24 February 2020 00:02 (one month ago) link

I think everything else I would have nominated is already nominated.

wasdnuos (abanana), Monday, 24 February 2020 12:14 (one month ago) link

Streets of Rogue

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 24 February 2020 17:25 (one month ago) link

ok im gonna make the vote post monday! stay tuned

Campaign to move el0n mu5k thread to ILM (Will M.), Sunday, 1 March 2020 00:35 (one month ago) link

???

Feminism-Appropriating Regressive Transphobe (Leee), Monday, 2 March 2020 22:06 (four weeks ago) link

sorry work is crazy! soon!

Campaign to move el0n mu5k thread to ILM (Will M.), Monday, 2 March 2020 22:15 (four weeks ago) link

take your time please i only have 90 points worth of games, need to find & play another 10+ pointer

ciderpress, Monday, 2 March 2020 23:23 (four weeks ago) link

If it's not too late, can I add a few noms?

Feather (PC/Linux/Mac/Switch)
Pikuniku (PC/Linux/Mac/Switch)
The Stillness of the Wind (PC, iOS, Switch)
Toejam & Earl: Back in the Groove (PC, Linux, Mac, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Wrong Box (PC, Mac)

Judi Dench's Human Hand (methanietanner), Monday, 2 March 2020 23:36 (four weeks ago) link

Not too late! Made the ballot spreadsheet & form, post in a new mins, just gotta spruce up the intro

Campaign to move el0n mu5k thread to ILM (Will M.), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 15:44 (four weeks ago) link


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