For me it’s Rust (PVP Survival). It’s been out since 2013, but it’s the game I played the most in 2019. It is also the most cancerous game known to exist. You’ll never find a worse bunch of mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging smooth brains in any other game. There is a sub game at play here, the ‘real’ game, and once you figure it out, you might truly enjoy this POS for what it is. My rust group and I have had quite the time breaking the norms and attracting crowds in unorthodox ways.
Our shenanigans include, but are not limited to:
Starting a religion (horse deity)
Building a bridge base between islands, open to all and complete with a community pool + hot tub, Hotel (hourly rates), Trader Joe’s, and a Chili’s (not pictured, RIP).
Opening and operating a dispensary
Building a stage for Piano shows, complete with live performances
And many more adventures we didn’t document!
The greatest parts of the original bridge base were that it lasted through to the end of the wipe, (servers wipe on a schedule, either forced or to clear the entity limit after a while), it was generally peaceful (unheard of in Rust), and @JDM_WAAAT’s entire Rust arc happened during that cycle. This man was the autist of a generation, and in only an hour of playtime completed the game, a feat that was previously thought to be impossible.
So there you have it, my 2019 GOTY. I don’t recommend it, it’s awful.