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Most Anticipated Games of 2024

Can this year live up to the incredibly high bar set in 2023?

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By almost every measure, last year was a big one for video games. Some call it one of the best years in gaming ever, going back across decades. A large number of highly anticipated releases made their way into the hands of the players, and more importantly, almost all of them managed to meet or even exceed expectations, with high critical and fan ratings. Was this just a really great year and an anomaly, or are we entering a new golden generation of games? We won't know until we look into the future and see what else is coming down the line - so as per our annual tradition, the staff here at NGN have voted for their 12 Most Anticipated Games of 2024, listed here in alphabetical order.


Avowed

Avowed is a first-person fantasy action RPG from Obsidian Entertainment. You are the envoy of Aedyr, a distant land, sent to investigate rumors of a spreading plague throughout the Living Lands - an island full of mysteries and secrets, danger and adventure, and choices and consequences, and untamed wilderness. Mix and match swords, spells, guns, and shields to fight your way. Companions from a spread of species will fight alongside you, with their own unique set of abilities. Explore an island home to many different environments and landscapes, each with their own unique ecosystem.

When: TBD 2024
Where: pc Xbox series x|s


Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is an action RPG and the second chapter in the FINAL FANTASY VII remake project, a reimagining of the original game into three standalone titles by its original creators. Cloud and his comrades escape the city of Midgar in pursuit of the fallen hero, Sephiroth. The game features an evolved battle system where players can combine strategy and action combat alongside their comrades, including newly added characters.

When: February 29, 2024
Where: ps5


Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024

This brand-new simulator is designed to take advantage of the latest technologies in simulation, cloud, machine learning, graphics and gaming to create a sophisticated and immersive flight simulator. Powered by the evolved Asobo Studio engine, new mission types will include aerial firefighting, air search and rescue, helicopter cargo hook transport, air ambulance, cropdusting, and more. New aircraft types include gliders, airships, hot air balloons, and airliners.

When: TBD 2024
Where: pc Xbox series x|s


Hades II

As the immortal Princess of the Underworld, you’ll explore a bigger, deeper mythic world, vanquishing the forces of the Titan of Time with the full might of Olympus behind you, in a story that continually unfolds through your every setback and accomplishment.

When: TBD 2024
Where: pc


Indiana Jones and the Great Circle

Indiana Jones and the Great Circle is a first-person, single-player adventure set between the events of Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Last Crusade. The year is 1937, sinister forces are scouring the globe for the secret to an ancient power connected to the Great Circle, and only one person can stop them - Indiana Jones. The game is being developed by MachineGames – creators of Wolfenstein: The New Order and Wolfenstein: The New Colossus – in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games and executive produced by Bethesda Game Studios’ Todd Howard.

When: TBD 2024
Where: pc Xbox series x|s


Lost Records: Bloom & Rage

Lost Records: Bloom & Rage is a story-driven journey through time. The magical summer of 1995 is one of self-discovery and forging unbreakable bonds for high school friends Swann, Nora, Autumn, and Kat. 27 years of no contact later, fate reunites them to confront the long-buried secret that made them promise to never speak again.

When: TBD 2024
Where: pc Xbox series x|s ps5


Pacific Drive

Pacific Drive is a first-person driving survival game with your car as your only companion. Navigate a surreal reimagining of the Pacific Northwest, and face supernatural dangers as you venture into the Olympic Exclusion Zone. Each excursion into the wilderness brings unique and strange challenges as you restore and upgrade your car from an abandoned garage that acts as your home base.

When: February 22, 2024
Where: pc ps5


Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

In this sequel, Senua returns in 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.

When: May 21, 2024
Where: pc Xbox series x|s


Slime Rancher 2

Players will continue the adventures of Beatrix LeBeau as she journeys across the Slime Sea to Rainbow Island, a land brimming with ancient mysteries, and bursting with wiggly, new slimes to wrangle. As Beatrix attempts to unravel the island’s secrets and uncover its true purpose, she’ll build, ranch, and farm within a beautiful conservatory, whose sparkling glass walls give her full view of the prismatic paradise she now calls home.

When: TBD 2024
Where: pc Xbox series x|s


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

Welcome to The Zone — an area of exclusion around the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Full of radiation, mutants and anomalies, it keeps drawing adventurers from beyond the perimeter. Take over a role of the lone stalker and explore an open world in a radioactive zone with a variety of environments that reveal post-apocalyptic atmosphere from different angles. Make your way through the Zone to define your destiny as you choose your paths within a branching story.

When: September 5, 2024
Where: pc Xbox series x|s


Star Wars Outlaws

Set between the events of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars Outlaws takes place in a time when the Galactic Empire relentlessly pursues the final defeat of the Rebel Alliance, and the criminal underworld is thriving. Kay will take on high-risk, high-reward missions from the galaxy’s crime syndicates as she seeks the means to start a new life.

When: TBD 2024
Where: pc Xbox series x|s ps5


Still Wakes the Deep

Still Wakes the Deep, developed by The Chinese Room, follows an off-shore oil rig worker, fighting for his life through a vicious storm, perilous surroundings, and the dark, freezing North Sea waters. All lines of communication have been severed. All exits are gone. All that remains is to face the unknowable horror that’s come aboard.

When: TBD 2024
Where: pc Xbox series x|s ps5

 

We look back at how our 2023 predictions turned out on the next page...

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