Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 4 titles of 2019. Today, it's the turn of reviewer Lloyd Coombes.

The Division 2

5. The Division 2

The Division 2 took everything I loved about the first game, and magnified it tenfold. It offers an incredible amount of content, new specialisms to unlock and master, and a huge focus on endgame content - while also offering some of the best third-person cover shooting I played this year and some of the most fun I had in co-op in 2019. It may have underperformed for Ubisoft, but it was a huge improvement on the clunky, unrefined original in my mind.

Resident Evil 2

4. Resident Evil 2

If I wasn't such a wimp, this would feature a lot higher on my list I'm sure. Resident Evil 2 is one of the best looking games of the year, and is absolutely dripping in atmosphere. It stays true to its whacky beginnings (does a Police Station really need that many puzzles to solve?), while layering on tension and excellent combat. Unloading a shotgun on a zombie and watching their torso disintegrate is one of 2019's most enjoyable, and vile, gaming moments.

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order

3. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Don't tell the internet, but I'm bad at games - and Jedi: Fallen Order reminded me of that fact often as my young Jedi was cut down plenty of times by even the most innocuous of Stormtroopers. As with the Souls titles that inspire it, though, being able to scrape through an encounter with just a slither of health made it all worthwhile. It's a feeling of power that's earned, and it dovetails beautifully with Respawn Entertainment's clear love of the source material.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare

2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Ooh boy. Call of Duty may not be for everyone, but Modern Warfare is an excellent game from top to bottom. Its gunplay remains as satisfying as ever, bolstered by new additions like reloading while aiming down sights, and peeking around corners, while (despite some sizeable missteps), Infinity Ward weaves a hard-hitting tale with an excellent conclusion that fans of the franchise will adore.

Death Stranding

1. Death Stranding

Metal Gear Solid 1 and 2 remain two of my all-time favourite games, but Kojima had cast me out with the subsequent narratives he'd weaved for the franchise. Death Stranding is a new jumping-on point for the famed auteur's newest creative vision, and it certainly doesn't lack imagination. Sam Porter Bridges' story of reconnection in a desolate world had me committed from front to back, and despite Kojima getting in the way of himself at multiple points with some overwrought exposition, its bonkers story actually made more sense than I thought it ever would - especially when viewed alongside today's geopolitical landscape.

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