Game of the Year 2019

It’s that time once again where we delve into the bucket, reach in, feel around a little bit and pull out not one, not two but TEN delicious video games out to chew on.  All of these are slightly different though, as we’ve decided to only pick the TEN best video games of the year of twenty nineteen.  While we don’t quite have hoverboards or jet packs yet, we do have some great games to play on the tv, so, without much more procrastination, here are the TEN best video games of twenty nineteen …

10. Luigi’s Mansion 3

9. Apex Legends

8. Untitled Goose Game

7. Star Wars

6. Outer Worlds

5. Outer Wilds

4. Shenmue 3

3. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

2. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

1. Resident Evil 2

Who would have ever guessed that Resident Evil 2 would be the greatest game of 2019, following in the footsteps of our previous winners Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Titanfall 2, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and God of War. While 2019 on the whole wasn’t quite up to scratch on previous years, there’s no doubt that Resident Evil 2 still left a big impression on the Pause Resume team.

From the lovely remade backgrounds to the now fully 3D modelled Leon and Claire, and who can forget Mr X, strutting his stuff around trying to mercilessly kill you with his bare hands.  Resident Evil 2 was a rollercoaster, whether you had played the originals or not.  It’s a well put together package of survival horror that was lovingly recrafted for the modern console and despite releasing in January, managed to leave an impactful impression that lasted for well over 11 months.

Resident Evil 2 is the Pause Resume Game of the Year 2019.

What happens now?

Truth be told, Pause Resume has likely reached the end of its lifespan now.  While it started out as a labour of love and very much a passion project, all good things must come to an end.  While I would never like to say that we’re gone for good, the brutal truth is that this doesn’t pay the bills.  I’m in a fortunate enough position now to earn money outside of writing about video games to the point where it really makes no sense to waste time writing here when I could be doing freelance work outside of Pause Resume. It is sad and I would never like to completely close the door, but the reality is that it’s unlikely this website will be refreshed by me or the current team. The site will remain live for the foreseeable future but in terms of new content, for now, it’s done.

I would like to thank every person who contributed to the site, to every guest we ever had, to every podcast we ever recorded, to every ramble we ever went on, to every social media post, to every minute of every game we ever played because we wanted to and to every minute of every game we ever played that we didn’t want to.

If you want to follow my work you can, feel free to chase me on the social channels.

From the bottom of my heart … thank you.