2023 was a banner year for video games with the release of excellent titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Alan Wake II and Baldur’s Gate 3. 2024 doesn’t yet look like it will eclipse 2023 in terms of raw quality, but there are still some incredible titles on the horizon. From classic franchises returning with new iterations to innovative indie titles, this is year shaping up to be a significant one for gamers.
Suggested Read: Eat Sleep Game Repeat’s Greatest Games of 2023.
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth (Jan 26)
Two colossal heroes, united by the hand of fate, or perhaps by something more sinister…
Ichiban Kasuga, an indomitable underdog with a knack for rising from the depths of despair, and Kazuma Kiryu, a shattered man confronting the twilight of his existence.
Immerse yourself in unparalleled combat featuring dynamic, high-speed RPG battles where the entire battlefield transforms into your arsenal, allowing for anything and everything. Tailor your party’s skills to the situation through eccentric jobs and customisations, strategically overpowering foes with extravagant and over-the-top maneuvers.
Embark on a journey that transcends the Pacific, reveling in the vibrancy of Japan and exploring the wonders of Hawaii. A colossal adventure unfolds, offering unforgettable moments at every turn. Dive into a distinctive blend of quests and activities, providing ample opportunities for leisure and exploration.
Tekken 8 (Jan 26)
Experience a complete overhaul of character visuals with intricately crafted, highly-detailed models, meticulously designed from the ground up. High-fidelity graphics push the boundaries of next-generation hardware, infusing TEKKEN’s renowned battles with a newfound weight and atmosphere. Immersive environments and destructible stages combine to deliver an unparalleled sense of engagement, ensuring the ultimate gaming experience.
Witness the collision of fists and fate in TEKKEN 8. With a record-breaking video game storyline, the TEKKEN series embarks on a new journey as TEKKEN 8 unfolds the tragic saga of the Mishima and Kazama bloodlines. The ongoing father-and-son grudge matches pick up six months after the last confrontation, spotlighting Jin Kazama’s growth and determination as a pivotal chapter in this timeless saga.
The revolutionary battle system, Heat, amplifies the aggressive nature of fights while preserving the unique play feel and tactics that define the TEKKEN series. Destructible stages heighten the intensity of battles, and the introduction of super move-like Rage Arts promises to captivate both players and spectators. TEKKEN 8 seamlessly integrates these hard-hitting mechanics to deliver the most exhilarating installment in the series.
Immerse yourself in the all-new single-player mode, Arcade Quest, where you can craft a distinctive avatar and embark on your TEKKEN journey. Conquer various rivals across multiple arcades as the narrative unfolds, simultaneously honing your skills in TEKKEN 8. Unlock an array of customization items for both characters and avatars as you progress, shaping your unique TEKKEN experience.
Pacific Drive (Feb 22)
Pacific Drive immerses players in a first-person driving survival experience where their car becomes their sole companion. Navigating a surreal rendition of the Pacific Northwest, players confront supernatural threats within the Olympic Exclusion Zone. Each foray into the wilderness unveils unique challenges as players restore and upgrade their car from an abandoned garage serving as their home base. In this unpredictable and hostile environment, precious resources are gathered, and the mysteries of the Zone are unraveled, revealing a long-forgotten enigma.
In a world that is unforgiving and ruthless, it’s a battle between you and your station wagon. Surviving requires more than just a fresh set of tires; your faithful wagon must be upgraded and reinforced to withstand the challenges. Keep your gas tank filled and your vehicle intact to endure the pervasive radiation in the Zone. Push your limits, making on-the-fly repairs, scavenging materials, and adapting your rolling fortress to confront life-threatening dangers.
The remnants of the secretive ARDA organization are scattered across the Zone, presenting a puzzle that won’t be easily solved. Anomalies and surreal forces add complexity to the journey, with silhouettes in the dark, scrap metal obstacles, and towering earth pillars. Each trip is fraught with otherworldly hazards, but the most formidable threat is the Zone Storm. Race against these rolling maelstroms that reshape the landscape and obliterate anything in their path.
Study the map, pack essentials, and embark on the road. Gather resources and data within the Zone, returning safely to enhance your car and garage. Each expedition introduces new trials, including bizarre weather, challenging landscapes, and experimental remnants. Embrace the Zone’s motto: ‘nothing ventured, nothing gained,’ as valuable materials await in the most perilous places. Navigate wisely, make the most of your time, and prepare for the long journey ahead.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth (Feb 29)
Discover a vibrant and vast world in this stand-alone entry in the Final Fantasy VII remake project.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is the second entry in the Final Fantasy VII remake project, which retells the story of the genre-redefining RPG across three distinct games.
Iconic heroes Cloud, Barret, Tifa, Aerith and Red XIII have escaped from the dystopian city Midgar and are now in pursuit of Sephiroth, the vengeful swordsman from Cloud’s past who was thought to be dead.
This new adventure can be enjoyed by all players, even those who have yet to play Final Fantasy VII Remake or the PlayStation original. Expect a new standard of cinematic storytelling, fast-paced combat and rich exploration across a vast world.
Life By You (Mar 5)
Have absolute command over the humans you bring to life, the towns you construct, and the narratives you weave. And of course – mods! As an Early Access game, the Life By You developers eagerly anticipate collaborating directly with players, to identify the concepts and content that will shape the game development priorities and lead Life by You to its full launch.
Embark on an expansive journey in an open world Experience life without the interruption of loading screens. Engage in genuine, real-language conversations. Traverse the countryside by car or bicycle. Unearth and fulfill quests to unlock new adventures.
Forge your own in-game content through mods. Utilize a diverse set of advanced Creator Tools. Alter the gameplay at your whim. The canvas of life is yours to paint.
Place your humans precisely through drag-and-drop or steer them directly in third-person mode. Live the life of an individual or narrate the stories of many. Ascend the career ladder, fall in love, and raise a family.
Each real-language conversation is generated based on your human’s unique circumstances. Craft your own in-game conversations for an immersive experience.
Construct dream homes or businesses for your humans from the ground up. Outfit them from the inside out. Rearrange entire towns with a simple drag, demolish, and rebuild.
Shape your families in the Human Creator, defining intricate personality and character traits. Style and restyle your humans at your discretion.
Dragon’s Dogma II (Mar 22)
Dragon’s Dogma stands as a single player, narrative-centric action-RPG series that challenges players to shape their own experience – from the appearance of their Arisen and their vocation to their party composition and approach to various situations. The eagerly anticipated sequel, Dragon’s Dogma 2, now beckons players into a profound, explorable fantasy realm.
Embark on your journey accompanied by Pawns, enigmatic otherworldly beings. This adventure is so distinctive that you’ll feel as if other players are accompanying you on your solo quest. These elements are further elevated by cutting-edge physics technology, artificial intelligence (AI), and top-notch graphics, converging to craft an entirely immersive fantasy universe in Dragon’s Dogma 2.
Master swords, bows, and magical incantations. The various vocations in Dragon’s Dogma 2 empower you to approach combat on your terms.
Tailor your own primary Pawn, a constant companion to your Arisen, and form a covenant with up to two additional Pawns from other players through the network.
Venture beyond town borders and encounter a myriad of creatures roaming the lands. Decide between direct battles or seeking alternative solutions; consider your party’s composition, the terrain, and the nature of the monsters you face. Travelers, merchants, soldiers, and other denizens carry on with their daily lives. Driven by their distinct objectives and motivations, they exhibit a range of emotions. At times, they may guide you to quests by approaching and requesting your assistance.
Baby Steps (Summer 2024)
Step into the shoes of Nate, an unemployed underachiever with seemingly no prospects, until a newfound power emerges – the ability to take one step after another.
Embark on a journey through a mist-shrouded world, progressing one step at a time. Traverse tranquil mountains by personally placing each footstep, engaging in original physics-based gameplay crafted by the creative minds behind Ape Out and Getting Over It. Immerse yourself in the surroundings, form a connection with the local wildlife, and attempt to discover purpose in a seemingly wasted existence.
Prepare to fall for Nate in Baby Steps, a literal walking simulator.
- Experience fully-simulated physics-based walking.
- Encounter a world brought to life with a dynamic soundtrack composed of 420 beats and vibes.
- Embark on an extensive trek up a mountain-sized mountain that you can explore at your own pace, or even slower.
- Engage with a fully dynamic onesie soilage system.
- Discover non-collectible hats along your unconventional journey.
Hades II (Summer 2024)
Venture into the highly-anticipated sequel from Supergiant Games, which builds upon the strengths of the original god-like rogue-like dungeon crawler. Immerse yourself in an all-new, action-packed, and endlessly replayable experience set in the Underworld of Greek myth, exploring its profound ties to the dawn of witchcraft.
Assume the role of the immortal Princess of the Underworld, navigating a larger, more intricate mythic world. Confront the forces of the Titan of Time with the full might of Olympus at your disposal, as a sweeping narrative unfolds through each setback and triumph.
Empower your legendary Night weapons with ancient magick, ensuring no adversary can withstand your prowess. Strengthen further with potent Boons from over a dozen Olympian gods, ranging from Apollo to Zeus, offering nearly limitless avenues to enhance your abilities.
Encounter a diverse cast of fully-voiced, larger-than-life characters, introducing both new faces and familiar friends. Forge deeper connections through a variety of interactions and witness countless unique story events based on the unfolding journey.
Embark on fresh experiences with new locations, challenges, upgrade systems, and surprises as you delve repeatedly into the ever-shifting Underworld. Unravel the mysteries of the Arcana Altar, befriend witchy familiars, and gather reagents using Tools of the Unseen to inch closer to your ultimate goal.
Enjoy a range of permanent upgrades and the return of God Mode, enabling players of all skill levels to delve into what Hades II has to offer. For those who seek a divine challenge, escalate difficulties for greater rewards and demonstrate your true godly prowess.
Indulge in the distinct Supergiant style, where rich atmospheric presentation and storytelling blend seamlessly with responsive action. Revel in vivid hand-painted environments, even smoother real-time 3D characters, and an electrifying original score that brings this mythic world to vibrant life.
Star Wars Outlaws (2024)
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Immerse yourself in the inaugural open-world Star Wars adventure, positioned between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Roam diverse planets throughout the galaxy, spanning both iconic locales and uncharted territories. Take on the challenges of Kay Vess, an up-and-coming scoundrel yearning for freedom and the chance to forge a new life, accompanied by her partner, Nix. Navigate the galaxy’s criminal underworld, employing a mix of combat, thievery, and cunning strategies to join the ranks of the galaxy’s most sought-after individuals.
For those daring enough to seize the opportunity, the galaxy presents boundless prospects. Traverse distinct planets featuring bustling cities and vibrant cantinas, then race across expansive outdoor landscapes on your speeder. Each planet promises fresh adventures, distinct challenges, and tempting rewards for those willing to take the plunge.
Live the daring existence of an outlaw. With Nix as your constant companion, manipulate any situation to your advantage: engage in combat with your blaster, outsmart foes with stealth and gadgets, or seize opportune moments to divert attention and gain the upper hand.
Undertake perilous missions from the galaxy’s underworld. Swipe valuable goods, infiltrate clandestine locations, and outsmart adversaries as one of the galaxy’s most wanted. Your every choice molds your continually evolving reputation.
Take command of The Trailblazer, your ship, and engage in exhilarating dogfights against The Empire and other adversaries. Seize strategic opportunities to pursue, evade, and attack, gaining the advantage in thrilling space battles.
Still Wakes the Deep (2024)
Still Wakes The Deep marks The Chinese Room’s return to the first-person narrative horror genre, renowned for their critically acclaimed titles like Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, and Dear Esther.
As an offshore oil rig worker, your struggle for survival unfolds amidst a savage storm, perilous surroundings, and the icy depths of the North Sea. With all communication severed and exits vanished, your only choice is to confront the unfathomable horror that has invaded your world.
Embark on a quest to locate your crew and aid their survival if possible. Navigate flooding corridors, storm-lashed decks, and plunge into the sea to run, climb, and swim. Face an unyielding, terrifying adversary, all the while clinging to the hope of reuniting with your family someday.
The Chinese Room, celebrated for their world-class world-building, audio, writing, and acting, orchestrates a symphony of action, suspense, poignant emotions, and wonder.
Engage with an immersive disaster tale set aboard a meticulously crafted North Sea oil rig, featuring a cast of authentic Scottish actors. Witness the awe-inspiring yet destructive power of the sea as it mercilessly dismantles one of humanity’s most robust structures and its resilient crew.
No weapons. No powers. Rely solely on your intelligence and determination. Struggle for survival on an unstable oil rig where every move could be your last.
Your once-familiar home has transformed into a nightmare, where the ordinary becomes menacing, and every noise in the dark instills dread. Resist the temptation to turn away. Confront the unknown.
Immersed in the fictional realm of Eora, previously introduced in the Pillars of Eternity franchise, Avowed emerges as a first-person fantasy RPG crafted by the acclaimed team at Obsidian Entertainment. Entrusted as the envoy of Aedyr, a distant land, your mission is to investigate ominous reports of a spreading plague. Yet, in this quest, you unearth a personal connection to the land itself and an ancient secret that poses a dire threat to everything. Can you rescue the island and safeguard your soul from the forces poised to rend them apart?
Designated as the envoy of Aedyr, your expedition transports you to the remote island renowned as the Living Lands, a realm rife with whispers of a rampant plague. This island unfolds as a tapestry of enigmas and secrets, brimming with peril, adventure, and the weight of consequential choices. The Living Lands beckon with an otherworldly allure, as if the island itself implores your assistance. Embark on exploration across diverse environments and landscapes, each boasting a unique ecosystem.
Confront the myriad menacing creatures inhabiting the Living Lands in the manner of your choosing. Employ an eclectic mix of swords, spells, guns, and shields to dispatch foes swiftly. Freeze adversaries in place before delivering a decisive blow with your axe. Consult your grimoire for spells to ensnare enemies, setting the stage for a sword strike. Employ your shield to stun opponents, then impale them with your sword and send them cascading off a precipice. Your approach to each riveting combat scenario is entirely in your hands.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II (2024)
Continuing the narrative from the acclaimed Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Senua reemerges in a harrowing odyssey of survival amidst the mythical and tormented landscapes of Viking Iceland. Driven by the determination to rescue those ensnared by the cruelties of tyranny, Senua grapples with an internal and external struggle against the encroaching darkness.
Delve into the unfolding saga of Senua’s journey, an intricately crafted experience delivered through cinematic immersion, visually stunning landscapes, and enveloping soundscapes.
That wraps up our look at the best games coming in 2024. Be sure to subscribe to Eat Sleep Game Repeat for the latest news, reviews, previews, gossip and rumours.