20 Video Games To Look Forward to in 2024

We’re at the last stretch for 2023, so you’re probably planning what games to aim for in 2024. Lucky for you, we’ve decided to compile some exciting titles of video games to look forward to in 2024. Some titles have been developing for years, while others are newly announced. Either way, we have something for you, no matter what genre you’re interested in!


1. Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth

Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth
Photo Credits: Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio

Platforms: PlayStation, Xbox, PC.

The Like A Dragon franchise is bringing its weird and wacky characters to Hawaii, this time in its latest installation, ‘Infinite Wealth.’ It is a direct sequel to ‘Yakuza: Like A Dragon,’ where its protagonist, Ichiban Kasuga, meets the mainline protagonist, Kazuma Kiryu. It is also the first time the franchise ventures outside Japan, even if it retains some Japanese references.

The two protagonists team up with more old and new allies to find and reunite Kasuga with his mother while Kiryu struggles to fight cancer. Naturally, we get the rowdiness and chaos customary to the Like A Dragon franchise with its fast-paced battles where everything goes.

There is much to look forward to as the two eccentric protagonists team up in this highly anticipated RPG set to release in January 2024.


2. Star Wars Outlaws

Star Wars Outlaws
Photo Credits: Massive Entertainment, Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft Milan

Platforms: PlayStation, Xbox, PC.

Set between the events of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ and ‘Return of the Jedi,’ Star Wars Outlaws is the first open-world Star Wars game developed by Massive Entertainment and published under Ubisoft Games. Surprisingly, this beloved franchise has never gotten a proper open-world game until now, so we are glad they are rectifying that.

Star Wars Outlaws is a third-person action-adventure game with various combat situations like vehicle combat, stealth combat, open combat, and space combat. There will also be branching dialogue, which makes everything more immersive. All the familiar characters and worlds will be at your fingertips, making this a must-play for any Star Wars fan.

There is no set release date yet, but there is a trailer showcased in June 2023 during the Xbox Games Showcase with a potential 2024 release. This takes the cake for video games to look forward to in 2024.


3. Final Fantasy Vii Rebirth

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
Photo Credits: Square Enix

Platforms: PlayStation 5.

Since the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake, fans have patiently waited for the rest of the remakes to drop. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is the second title in the trilogy, scheduled to drop in February 2024. Rebirth will pick up where Remake left off, continuing the story until the end of the Forgotten Capital arc.

This action RPG retains the mechanics of its predecessor with real-time action combined with RPG elements. They have a new combat mechanic, Synergy Abilities, where two characters unleash a synchronized attack with their abilities. This mechanic opens up a world of combinations with the various characters available.

Additionally, it is also a PlayStation exclusive for now. Let’s cross our fingers and hope Square Enix will branch out to other platforms for their future Final Fantasy releases. Read this for more info on Final Fantasy VII Rebirth!


4. Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II

Senua' Saga Hellblade II
Photo Credits: Ninja Theory

Platforms: Xbox, PC.

If you’re looking for something darker and demented to feast on, look no further than Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, scheduled for a 2024 release. This sequel to the critically acclaimed game sees Senua on a journey of survival through the torments of Viking Iceland with its dark myths and hidden horrors.

This time, Senua is adamant about saving the victims of these horrors and finds herself in a battle to overcome the darkness within herself and the real world. This game is not for the weak. We’re not talking about the horrors that lie in the real world, but the horrors within as well.

Senua’s journey will be dark and gritty, as evidenced by the first game. This action-adventure is impactful as it is immersive.


5. The Plucky Squire

The Plucky Squire
Photo Credits: All Possible Futures, Devolver Digital

Platforms: PlayStation, Xbox, PC, Nintendo Switch.

Heading off into more transparent waters, we have The Plucky Squire. Things are more charming and colorful in this action-adventure title that follows the magical adventures of a couple of storybook characters. There are puzzles to solve as you jump between the 2D world of the storybook and the 3D outside world.

Jot, the main protagonist, gets kicked out of his storybook by a villain and proceeds to uncover a new 3D world outside its pages. Alongside his friends, Jot must overcome challenges to set things right and defeat Humgrump, the villain. These challenges include flying on jetpacks, boxing with badgers, and more.

It sounds like a fun and charming indie game for your family and little ones. So far, it has a planned release date in 2024.


6. Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024
Photo Credits: Asobo Studio, Xbox Game Studios

Platforms: Xbox, PC.

Following the overwhelming success of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, here’s a sequel designed with the latest technologies and overall enhancements to further improve your gameplay experience. If you thought the 2020 version was realistic and immersive, wait until you get your hands on this one.

As it is already in the title, you can rest assured that this game will be released in 2024, even if its date is unannounced. Don’t worry; you’ll be flying worldwide in no time with the latest aviation technology at your fingertips, exploring airports in different countries, and flying across unnamed lands.

We’re excited to see the improvements this title brings and all the updates to our beloved flight simulator. As such, it deserves a spot on this list of video games to look forward to in 2024.


7. Little Nightmares III

Little Nightmares 3
Photo Credits: Supermassive Games, Namco Bandai Games

Platforms: PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, PC.

Little Nightmares III is the third game in the indie franchise set in an entirely new world of horror. This puzzle platformer presents unique challenges for its players to overcome and two new characters – Low and Alone. Both have different abilities, with Low wielding a bow and arrow while Alone has a wrench.

Little Nightmares III is the direct continuation of its previous two games, and its concept remains unchanged. You will have to maneuver your characters to avoid getting caught by the evil giant characters of your world. There are puzzles for your survival, and your path will occasionally get blocked.

Ultimately, the goal is to escape the world you’re in unscathed. You’ll soon experience why this may feel impossible to achieve.


8. Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown
Photo Credits: Ubisoft

Platforms: PlayStation, Xbox, PC.

We have all been anticipating a Prince of Persia remake announcement. Hence, the crowd went wild when Ubisoft announced a standalone instead. This time around, we have a new protagonist, Sargon. He fights with a pair of blades as well as some time-based abilities.

The game is a side-scrolling action adventure where you will jump, dash, and slide across platforms. There is also a hint of Metroidvania mechanics with its inclusion of secret rooms, shortcuts, and puzzles. From the looks of it, this is a challenging and adrenaline-pumping game.

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown seems to be a promising video game, so we are excited to see how it fares upon release in January 2024.


9. Tekken 8

Tekken 8
Photo Credits: ARIKA, Bandai Namco Studios, Tekken Project

Platforms: PlayStation, Xbox, PC.

The eighth installment in the Tekken franchise will feature a new fight mechanic while retaining its unique game mechanics that make Tekken a beloved fighting game. Tekken 8 is releasing in January 2024, so you won’t have to wait that long to get your hands on it.

Heat is the new mechanic implemented in this title, focusing on aggressive tactics. There will be destructible environments that add to the atmosphere of your fights. Furthermore, you can either create your avatar in Arcade Quest and go on an adventure or continue the Tekken storyline, which has been ongoing for years.

We’re excited to see the new franchise installment and where the story takes us. Will we finally see the end of the rivalry between the Mishima and Kazama bloodlines, or will they continue their bloody fights? We’ll find out in January.


10. Hades 2

Hades 2
Photo Credits: Supergiant Games

Platforms: PlayStation, Xbox, PC.

Hades surpassed expectations and is a heavily awarded indie game, so it is no surprise that Hades 2 has garnered much attention upon its announcement. The first game features Zagreus and his relentless battle to escape against his enemies and the Gods of the Underworld. This second title will focus on Melinoe, Zagreus’ sister, as she follows his footsteps and attempts to escape.

Hence, Hades 2 will largely resemble its predecessor as a fast-paced dungeon-crawler roguelike. However, you will get more locations, challenges, and upgrade systems to give you more variety. Plus, there are more gods, ghosts, and monsters in your encounter, which could be good or bad.

Either way, this will be another grueling and memorable experience that will consume your time for hours. Even so, it will be well worth the effort you put in. Hence, we look forward to its release sometime in Q2 2024!


11. Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2

Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2
Photo Credits: Paradox Interactive

Platforms: PlayStation, Xbox, PC.

After much delay, we finally got a sequel to Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines, which will be released sometime in 2024. This time, players get to fill the role of a vampire in Seattle with a chance to choose their vampire clan. Whichever clan you decide to join will then define your vampiric abilities.

To sustain yourself as a vampire, you will have to hunt humans and drink their blood in the nighttime. Naturally, one of the objectives is to avoid getting discovered by the human population and breaking the masquerade of the vampire society. If you do any vampiric activities in front of human witnesses, you will get penalized. Getting penalized will, in turn, affect your gameplay from then on.

Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 is an action RPG played from the first-person point of view and is an exciting insight into the vampiric world. If you are interested in vampires, this would be a fun game.


12. Paper Mario: The Thousand-year Door

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Photo Credits: Nintendo

Platforms: Nintendo Switch.

The second game in the Paper Mario series, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, is getting a remake to be released sometime in 2024. You can watch this announcement during 2023’s Nintendo Direct to gain more insight into what Nintendo has in store for the coming year.

This GameCube RPG will be getting a remake release on the Nintendo Switch. It is rather timely, as they did the same for the classic Super Mario RPG released recently. Of course, fans were ecstatic, and the title quickly became one of the most anticipated releases for 2024.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door will follow the crew on a treasure hunt hidden behind a thousand-year door. What makes this title so beloved is its memorable storytelling and distinct locations that set it apart from other games.


13. Homeworld 3

Homeworld 3
Photo Credits: Blackbird Interactive

Platforms: PC.

Another contender for Game of the Year has arrived. Homeworld 3 is a real-time strategy game set in space with sci-fi elements. The events of this third installment take place after the previous two games, as the world now lives in the Age of S’Jet.

After conducting surveys and listening to their fans’ recommendations and reviews, the game now implements an extensive mode with solo gameplay as a highlight. Adding to the gameplay are now huge megaliths, trenches, and giant space structures for you to plan your strategies. There’s also a new co-op mode that combines RTS and roguelike.

From its trailer and an extensive list of new mechanics and additions, we can tell that Homeworld 3 will blow its fans away. So far, February 2024 is the stipulated release time.


14. Persona 3 Reload

Persona 3 Reload
Photo Credits: Atlus, P Studio

Platforms: PlayStation, Xbox, PC.

2024 may be a good year for video game remakes. Persona 3 Reload is an overhaul of the Persona 3 game, giving the old game a new look. Furthermore, it will integrate new systems and features between Persona 3 and the modern Persona games.

This overhaul of its user interface will help players understand the game better, thus enjoying it. Persona 3 Reload will follow the same storyline as Persona 3. Players will resume the role of its protagonist, returning home after his parents were involved in a fatal car crash. He gains the ability to summon a Persona and joins the Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad (SEES) of similar individuals.

As Persona users, you are tasked with defeating Shadows and uncovering the mystery behind the Dark Hour. You will be satisfied with the storyline and gameplay of Persona 3, especially since it has proven to be a great experience.


15. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
Photo Credits: Rocksteady Studios, Warner Bros. Games

Platforms: PlayStation, Xbox, PC.

If you are a fan of the DC Universe, this will be a treat for you to experience. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is the fifth installment in the Batman: Arkham series and takes place five years after the events of Batman: Arkham Knight. It is the first title in the series that does not feature Batman as the main protagonist, even if he does make an appearance.

This title has four playable characters – Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, Harley Quinn, and King Shark. It is an action-adventure game set in the open world of Metropolis. Amanda Waller assembles a team to stop the villain – Brainiac, as he brainwashes members of the Justice League to do his bidding.

The fun part is you can play this game solo or co-op with four people since there are four characters. When played solo, your team members will be controlled by AI, which doesn’t seem as fun. For now, the game has a February 2024 release date.


16. Princess Peach: Showtime

Princess Peach Showtime
Photo Credits: Nintendo

Platforms: Nintendo Switch.

This new Princess Peach: Showtime game comes with the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door announcement during Nintendo Direct. It’s now Princess Peach’s time to shine, as her last appearance as a main protagonist was in 2005 with Super Princess Peach.

Showtime is a Super Mario spin-off where Princess Peach’s trip to the Sparkle Theatre gets turned upside down as the Wicked Grape and his Sour Bunch crew steal the limelight. We see Princess Peach undergo numerous transformations, which correlate to her abilities. She will transform into Detective Peach, Swordfighter Peach, Patissier Peach, and even Kung Fu Peach.

We are excited to see what this game and the latest adventure set in the Super Mario world will store for us.


17. Black Myth: Wukong

Black Myth Wukong
Photo Credits: Game Science Interactive Technology Co. Ltd., Game Science

Platforms: PlayStation, Xbox, PC.

Another video game constantly hit with delays due to development issues and controversy, Black Myth: Wukong, is still one of the games to look forward to in 2024. This action RPG is based on the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West, which involves a monkey known as the ‘Destined One’ traveling to the West.

Players will control the monkey, Sun Wukong, as they fight through enemies and legendary monsters. The game has been touted as souls-like, so you can guarantee the difficulty will be brutal. There’s a story behind every encounter and boss, which adds more flavor and fun to the game.

Either way, you will delve into ancient China, where mystical creatures roam. So far, there has yet to be a release date for this title, but it is said to be released sometime in 2024.


18. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl
Photo Credits: GSC Game World

Platforms: Xbox, PC.

Here’s a title we keep waiting to hear from, only to find out it has now been pushed to be released in Q1 of 2024. Considering the situation between Ukraine and Russia, it is understandable that they may need more time to work on this game.

STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl is set in an apocalyptic open world that is as realistic as possible. It has a non-linear story where you traverse the land as a lone stalker, deciding your fate and making your own decisions within its epic storyline.

Naturally, there are a ton of new mutants and creatures awaiting you, alongside some human enemies. This blend of horror, FPS, and immersion will blow you away.


19. BO: Path of the Teal Lotus

Bo: Path of the Teal Lotus
Photo Credits: Squid Shock Studios, Trevor Youngquist, Christopher Stair, Humble Bundle

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, Linux, MacOS.

An action-adventure platformer with hand-drawn graphics, there’s a lot to love in Bo: Path of the Teal Lotus. The title is inspired by Japanese folklore and incorporates some excellent acrobatic aerial combat. You will also be equipped with mystical abilities as you venture deeper into the unknown to uncover the mystery behind your origin.

This title blurs the line between myth and reality, creating an incredibly magical adventure. You will play as Bo, a celestial blossom fox descending from the heavens to fulfill an ancient prophecy. A bo staff is your weapon of choice as you run around with elegance and finesse. Drinking some teas will help you unlock new abilities and Daruma companions to acquire.

Bo: Path of the Teal Lotus looks like a beautiful and complex world. Without a doubt, this is one of those video games to look forward to in 2024.


20. Hollow Knight: Silksong

Hollow Knight: Silksong
Photo Credits: Team Cherry

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, PC, Linux, MacOS.

It is a highly anticipated Metroidvania title that everyone is excited to get their hands on. This is the sequel to the award-winning Hollow Knight game released in 2017. Silksong features Hornet as the main protagonist. She is the Princess and Protector of the Hallownest, who gets captured and thrown into a whole new world.

In this sequel, we explore a new world of coral forests and misty moors and defeat over 150 unique enemies. Compared to the first protagonist, Hornet’s move sets are more acrobatic in nature. Plus, you will get to craft new tools to help you in battle and solve more mysteries.

Like the first game, there is a Silk Soul mode after completing the game, where everything is more challenging, and you can test your skills.


And that’s 20 video games to look forward to in 2024! We’re excited to welcome the new year and its host of new games. These barely scrape the surface of what is to come, so stay tuned for more announcements.



  • Sarah Paul

    I dip my toes in all things nerdy. I started writing and never looked back! I'll write about anything under the sun if you give me the chance, but my loyalty currently lies with nerd culture.

Sarah Paul

Written by Sarah Paul

I dip my toes in all things nerdy. I started writing and never looked back! I'll write about anything under the sun if you give me the chance, but my loyalty currently lies with nerd culture.

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