7. Katana Zero
Imagine Hotline Miami, except you play as a neo-noir samurai in a 2D platforming environment. Think neon designs, fast pace, and time-related effects, and you have Katana Zero. With its fast-paced combat that works perfectly within its style, Katana Zero is undoubtedly worthy of being among the years top with regards to its art design.
6. Disco Elysium
When you think of Disco Elysium, you might think more of an RPG with a strong narrative and RPG elements. Taking place in a fictional city that is the victim of a failed communist revolution, Disco Elysium’s style suits its narrative very well. With hints of colours in an otherwise washed out aesthetic, the game’s style sets the mood, and is accessorized with unique cultural and societal elements.
5. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Dark Souls in a feudal Japanese era sounds like a pretty good combination, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice does a good job in evolving their basic formula to match its unique setting. In the late 1500s of a dark and twisted version of Japan, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice places you in the role of a disgraced, one-armed warrior. The game’s beauty is not only on a technical level, but one that is matched by its movement and art style as well. Not only is Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice one of the best looking games both technically and artistically, but it is one of the best games of the year.
4. Untitled Goose Game
If you told me that an Untitled Goose Game would have some of the best art design of 2019 at the start of the year, I would have found it hard to believe you. Well, Untitled Goose Game released as a relatively big surprise, winning the hearts of gamers around the globe. With its sandbox-like stealthy gameplay set in a minimalistic aesthetic, Untitled Goose Game simply works, and looks good doing so.