2023 was an extraordinary year for video games. The industry treated us to incredible blockbusters like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Spider-Man 2, Alan Wake 2, Diablo 4, Baldur’s Gate 3, Final Fantasy 16, Starfield, and more. It was undeniably one of the best years gaming has ever seen.

But fear not, because 2024 is poised to match, if not surpass, that level of excitement. The upcoming year holds the promise of sensational releases for gaming enthusiasts across all platforms. Get ready to mark your calendars for the most highly anticipated games!

The Biggest Game Releases of 2024

Below is a list of some of the highly anticipated games of 2024 in release order, along with game trailers where available. Which one of these upcoming games are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments!

Let’s kick off the list with the January releases

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth

Release: Jan 26 I Platforms: PC, PS, Xbox

Infinite Wealth welcomes back Ichiban Kasuga, the beloved protagonist of Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and Kazuma Kiryu, the original hero of the series. This time, they adventure in the exotic locale of Hawaii. As Kasuga seeks to reunite with his mother, Kiryu fights a desperate battle against cancer. Witness their powerful journey in this heartfelt instalment.

Tekken 8

Release: Jan 26 I Platforms: PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S

Prepare to dive into the next thrilling chapter of the longest-running storyline in video games. Meet 32 redesigned fighters and master the all-new ‘Heat’ system to deliver a devastating blow to your opponents. With mind-blowing graphics optimized for the latest hardware, every impactful moment comes to life.

February brings a wave of excitement.

Persona 3 Reload

Release: Feb 2 I Platforms: PC, PS, Xbox

Step into the shoes of a transfer student caught in the mysterious hour between days. Unleash unimaginable power and dive headfirst into the enigma of the Dark Hour. Your friends rely on your strength as you face thrilling challenges and forge unforgettable bonds.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

Release: Feb 2 I Platforms: PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S

Join Amanda Waller’s infamous Task Force X, also known as the Suicide Squad. Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark embark on an impossible mission – to eliminate the Justice League. Brace yourself for an epic clash of supervillains in this action-packed adventure.

Helldivers 2

Release: Feb 8 I Platforms: PC, PS5

Prepare for explosive battles in this exhilarating 3rd person squad-based shooter. Take command as a member of the elite Helldivers forces, battling to rid the galaxy of menacing alien threats. Utilize an arsenal of weapons and strategic tools to obliterate your enemies and secure victory.

Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden

Release: Feb 13 I Platforms: PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S

Immerse yourself in a captivating love story between two destined lovers. As a Banisher, enter the haunting world of New Eden and solve supernatural mysteries. Unveil chilling secrets and encounter ancient creatures in this beautifully crafted mystical adventure.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong

Release: Feb 16 I Platforms: Switch

Run, jump, and solve puzzles as you embark on a quest to rescue stolen Mini-Mario toys. Overcome obstacles and put your brain to the test in this charming twist on classic Mario action. Discover the best path to reach the Mini-Marios and emerge victorious.

Pacific Drive

Release: Feb 22 I Platforms: PC, PS5

Gear up for Pacific Drive, a first-person survival game with your trusty car as your only companion. Navigate a surreal reimagining of the Pacific Northwest, encountering supernatural dangers in the Olympic Exclusion Zone. It’s a hair-raising journey you won’t soon forget.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

Release: Feb 29 I Platforms: PS5

Embark on an eagerly awaited new chapter in the Final Fantasy VII remake project. The narrative unfolds with captivating new elements, leading your party to the legendary “The Forgotten Capital” from the original game. Don’t miss this chance to immerse yourself in a world beloved by fans.

March promises even more gaming thrills.

The Outlast Trials

Release: March 5 I Platforms: PC, PS5, Xbox

Travel back to the Cold War era and find yourself caught in the clutches of the Murkoff Corporation. As a human guinea pig, you’ll become part of their disturbing experiments on brainwashing and mind control. Prepare to confront fear, violence, and life-or-death moral choices in this intense psychological horror.

Homeworld 3

Release: March 8 I Platforms: PC

Prepare to conquer the stars once again in the beloved sci-fi RTS series. Immerse yourself in beautiful space battles as you command fleets through stunning 3D environments. The award-winning story of the series takes centre stage and will captivate you as you lead your forces to victory.

Alone in the Dark

Release: March 20 I Platforms: PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S

Immerse yourself in an unforgettable journey back to the roots of a legendary franchise. Experience a haunting story through the eyes of Edward Carnby or Emily Hartwood. Fight monstrous creatures, solve mind-bending puzzles, and unveil the chilling truth of Derceto Manor.

Dragon’s Dogma 2

Release: March 22 I Platforms: PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S

Enter a fantastical world of action and adventure in the long-awaited sequel to Dragon’s Dogma. This single-player, narrative-driven action-RPG invites you to shape your own destiny. Immerse yourself in an enchanting and fully explorable fantasy realm.

Rise of the Ronin

Release: March 22 I Platforms: PS5

Embark on a grand adventure through war-torn 19th-century Japan. Rise as a warrior in this combat-focused open-world action RPG from the veteran studio behind Nioh and Ninja Gaiden, Team Ninja. Wage battle against formidable foes and discover the hero within.

South Park: Snow Day

Release: March 26 I Platforms: PS5, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Switch

Enjoy the snow day of a lifetime with Cartman, Stan, Kyle, and Kenny in incredible 3D glory. A massive blizzard wreaks havoc, forcing the cancellation of school. Join the South Park gang for hilarious escapades in a snow-covered world turned upside down.

April brings another highly anticipated release.

SaGa Emerald Beyond

Release: April 25 I Platforms: PS5, PS, Switch, Mobile

Get ready for a breathtaking RPG that showcases the best of the beloved SaGa franchise. Explore 17 unique worlds with their distinct aesthetics and cultures. Encounter a diverse cast of races, from humans to mechs and vampires, as you embark on an epic journey.

June arrives with a climactic release.

Destiny 2: The Final Shape

Release: June 4 I Platforms: PC, PS, Xbox

Prepare for an exhilarating journey into the heart of Destiny 2. Rally the Vanguard and confront the nightmarish calcification of reality known as The Final Shape. With the fate of the universe hanging in the balance, unleash your power and bring an end to the War of Light and Darkness.

August presents an exceptional action RPG rooted in Chinese mythology.

Black Myth: Wukong

Release: August 20 I Platforms: PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S

Embark on an extraordinary action RPG steeped in Chinese lore. Based on the classical novel Journey to the West, the game takes you on an unforgettable adventure. Uncover the hidden truth behind a glorious legend as the Destined One.

September brings the return of an iconic franchise.

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2

Release: Sep 9 I Platforms: PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S

Embrace the power of a Space Marine, the Emperor’s ultimate warriors. Unleash devastating abilities and wield an arsenal of deadly weapons against the relentless Tyranid hordes. Step into the midst of unrelenting warfare in this thrilling sequel.

Finally, stay tuned for more releases in 2024.

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree

Platforms: PC, PS, Xbox

Prepare for the expansion of From Software’s acclaimed Elden Ring. Though details are scarce, anticipate an awe-inspiring adventure as the secrets of this dark and mysterious world unfold before your eyes.

Hades 2

Platforms: PC (Early Access)

Supergiant Games presents the first-ever sequel to the rogue-like dungeon crawler. Delve into the depths of the Underworld in this action-packed and endlessly replayable experience. Uncover the secrets of Greek mythology and its profound connection to the dawn of witchcraft.

Little Nightmares 3

Platforms: PC, PS, Xbox, Switch

Embark on a spine-chilling journey through the Spiral, a cluster of disturbing places. Two friends must work together to survive in a world teeming with illusions. Escape from the clutches of an even greater threat lurking in the shadows.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024

Platforms: PC, Xbox Series X/S

Turn your aviation dreams into reality with the most advanced flight simulator ever created. Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 takes full advantage of cutting-edge technologies, delivering an immersive and awe-inspiring experience beyond your wildest imagination.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Platforms: Switch

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is a remake of the 2004 RPG developed by Intelligent Systems. The second game in the franchise, the game was praised for its engaging plot and gameplay.

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2

Platforms: PC, Xbox Series X/S

In the sequel to the award-winning Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Senua returns on a brutal journey of survival through the myth and torment of Viking Iceland. Intent on saving those who have fallen victim to the horrors of tyranny, Senua faces a battle of overcoming the darkness within and without.

STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl

Platforms: PC, Xbox Series X/S

Take over a role of the lone stalker and explore the photorealistic and seamless open world in a 64-km² radioactive zone in various environments that reveal the post-apocalyptic atmosphere from different angles. 

Star Wars Outlaws

Platforms: PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S

Experience the first-ever open-world Star Wars game, set between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Explore distinct planets across the galaxy, both iconic and new. Risk it all as Kay Vess, a scoundrel seeking freedom and the means to start a new life, along with her companion Nix.

Stellar Blade

Platforms: PS5

The future of humanity is balanced on the edge of a blade. Ravaged by strange, powerful creatures, Earth has been abandoned. After travelling from the Colony, Paratrooper Eve arrives on the desolate remains of our planet with a clear-cut mission: to save humankind by reclaiming Earth from the NA:tive.

Mufaddal Fakhruddin
Mufaddal Fakhruddin

Mufaddal Fakhruddin has been writing about games and technology for the past 15 years. He has lost count as to how many reviews he has written over the years, but he is sure headphone reviews make up at least 70% of that.

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