Now that we are deep in “top 10 season” it’s time to take a moment to look forwards to 2024. Ultimately I am writing this list for nobody else other than myself because after the stellar year that was 2023 being touted as the “best year ever” for games – it looks like 2024 might be a bit of a dead year.
So without dwelling too much on the negatives, I thought I would instead take a moment to get myself excited about a handful of games that are releasing in 2024. I think its worth stating that I am only including video games that have announced their release dates, so no Star Wars Outlaws this time.
This is because for the last couple of years I added Black Myth Wukong and we still wont be having it til late in 2024!
I also want to say that I haven’t included Yakuza this year because unfortunately the last 2 entries in this franchise were some of my most anticipated games and ended up being incredibly dull – im looking as you Ishin.
10 Tekken 8
The latest in the Iron Fist tournament saga is something else! The game’s story mode is like a blockbuster movie, with our familiar characters like Jin Kazama pulling off insane stunts (like throwing a motorcycle at a helicopter!). The gameplay feels aggressive, and there’s even a character who carries a baguette alongside a sword.
For some reason, I am struggling to care about Tekken 8 despite being a fan of every other entry in the series but something about this just isn’t sitting right with me. But alas, there wasn’t a lot confirmed for 2024 so here it is at number 10.
9. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
I’m a sucker for the Final Fantasy series, and this one’s got me all kinds of excited. The remake was a masterpiece, and I’m expecting Rebirth to take that legacy even further. Can’t wait to see how they’ve spiced up the story and gameplay.
8. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2
Now, this is a universe that never fails to impress. The lore is so rich, and I’m expecting Space Marine 2 to be an absolute treat for both the eyes and the mind.
7. Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown
This one’s like meeting an old friend. Prince of Persia has been with us for ages, and with “The Lost Crown,” I’m ready to dive back into those mystical sands and see what new adventures await.
6. Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail
Being a bit behind in the series, I’m still stoked about this expansion. The world of FFXIV is so vast and beautiful, and each new expansion just adds to the magic.
5. Dragon’s Dogma 2
Capcom’s really outdoing themselves, aren’t they? If Dragon’s Dogma 2 is anything like the first, we’re in for a treat. The first game had such a unique approach to RPG gameplay, and I’m curious to see how they’ve evolved the concept.
4. Alone in the Dark
This one brings back memories of sleepless nights. The original was a pioneer in horror gaming, and I’m both excited and a bit nervous to see how they’ve reimagined it for today’s technology.
3. Black Myth: Wukong
Oh man, the trailers for this one had me hooked! The visuals are stunning, and the gameplay looks so fluid. I’m just crossing my fingers it doesn’t get delayed because it has the potential to be a game-changer.
This game would probably make the number 1 slot but I am struggling to believe that we will actually get it in 2024.
2. Persona 3 Reload
Persona games have a way of capturing your heart with their storytelling and gameplay. The fact that they’re revisiting Persona 3 with a fresh coat of paint is enough to get me hyped. P3 Is my favourite of the whole franchise so I can’t wait to get on it.
1.Rise of The Ronin
“Rise of the Ronin” is poised to be a masterpiece, especially for those who loved “Ghost of Tsushima.” Imagine Tsushima’s breathtaking open-world exploration and intense samurai combat, but with even deeper narrative choices and a more dynamic world. Set in a vividly reimagined feudal Japan, it promises a more profound sense of freedom and moral complexity. Picture yourself navigating political turmoil and societal shifts, your decisions impacting the story’s direction. The anticipation for “Rise of the Ronin” is huge, as it seems to push the boundaries of what a samurai game can be, building on the foundations laid by “Ghost of Tsushima” and taking it to an entirely new level.