Click here to watch embedded media Lonely Mountains: Downhill has a style all its own. Simple yet beautiful graphics, straightforward but challenging controls, and a quiet, natural soundscape bring this basic idea of a downhill biking sim to life. Matt Miller adored this game this year, and he explains why to Brian Shea and Leo Vader over graphic footage of Leo repeatedly dying gruesomely on the jagged mountain rocks. Enjoy the video above, and for more raving on our favorite games of 2019, find the now complete playlist on YouTube!
2019 is nearly done, and to put a ribbon on it all we present to you the Eurogamer reader’s top 50 games of the year. Thank you all for your contributions, and for proving once again you’ve all got better taste in gaming than us. Although I’m not quite sure about your take on Fallen Order… Enjoy! What we said: “A simple no-frills game that’s more Destruction Derby than Flatout, evoking a different era for the racing genre with its no-nonsense approach. Unassuming it may be, but it’s also absolutely wonderful, a knockabout racer that sticks to what Bugbear does best; this is all about cars lunching one another in a variety of events that are tuned towards maximum carnage, and as ever there’s a cathartic joy to be found in seeing fields of pre-loved machinery crumble at your fingertips.” “Best racing game in years,” writes merf. “More fun than Forza and Gran Turismo and makes every everything Codemasters turn out look pish. Looks amazing, handles like a dream, excellent AI opponents, great post release support, a tuning system that makes sense and a physics system that feels like it needed next generation power to make possible.” Which is all…
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