Are we cheating a little with this one? Possibly, but we just couldn’t help but get it on the list. Of course, it is not yet released, being scheduled for an as yet unnamed date this year—but it looks to have all the makings of an instant classic. Teased at E3 2018
, the game is hugely anticipated. Set in a fictionalized, and flooded, Berlin, it takes the player on a journey of introspection as they control the protagonist, Kay, finding her way amongst the ruins.
Alone in the flooded city, Kay finds that the biggest demons she faces are the ones she harbors within herself. As the game’s writer and creative director Cornelia Geppert puts it, “When humans get too lonely, they turn into monsters.”
Visually unique, described as “Ghibli meets Silent Hill”, Geppert called it “by far the most artistic and personal project I’ve ever created.”