We’re now in the midst of the video game busy season, so get excited because we already have two incredible contenders for 2019’s Game of the Year…

Astral Chain (Switch)


Much like many of Platinum Games’ previous efforts (Bayonetta, Nier: Automata) Astral Chain is a wild, unexpected ride that’ll have you scratching your head in all the best ways.

Part Power Rangers, part Gundam, and even part Pokémon – the action game is a fascinating mix of influences that is just so damn cool to watch and play.

As a rookie police officer, it’s your job to fight off dimension-jumping aliens, dubbed Chimera, by doing battle alongside a Legion – a Chimera that has been turned into an ally via a physic link.