2023 was a great year in gaming with major releases like Baldur’s Gate 3, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, and much more. Time will tell if next year will match the quality, but let’s take a look at some of the most anticipated games of 2024.

Skull and Bones (PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC)

Ubisoft Skull and Bones Ship Combat

Bear with me on this one. Skull and Bones was announced at E3 2017. It’s been delayed countless times and even the gameplay changed between its first announcement and the next time we saw it in 2018. That being said, we finally got a release date trailer at The Game Awards, and Skull and Bones will be releasing on February 16, 2024.

By no means do I think this is a Game of the Year finalist (though it would be quite funny if it was). I do want to know what the final iteration of the game looks like though, and until we get a new Sid Meier’s Pirates! I’ll be in on any pirate game that comes our way.

Persona 3: Reload (Playstation, Xbox, PC)

Our first real entry is Persona 3: Reload releasing on February 2nd, 2024. It’s a remake of the original Persona 3. The FES content will not be in the base game, unfortunately. I entered into the Persona series with Persona 4: Golden. I was going to play 3 when it was released on Xbox Game Pass, but after hearing about the remake, I decided to wait. I’m looking forward to finally getting to play some of the older Persona games and see how they compare with 4 and 5.

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Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth (PS5)

The remake of Final Fantasy VII was turned into a trilogy with 2020’s Final Fantasy VII Remake leading the way. The remake took you through right before leaving Midgar, and Rebirth will go from there to the Forgotten Capital. Of course, new areas will be added and the order you visit will be different from the original game. I’m in the minority, and miss the old turn-based gameplay, but it’s no question that the switch to real-time action has interested fans. The remake scored an 87 on PS4 through Metacritic, so Rebirth will probably be just as good. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth releases on February 29, 2024.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 (PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC)

The original Dragon’s Dogma was an interesting action-RPG with some of the best combat in video games though it was mired with some technical issues and some long treks through the world that soured a lot of people to the game, especially early. The sequel though, looks to improve on what made the original great. Capcom has promised to tailor the experience to the user with the ability to change almost everything about their Arisen hoping to provide a truly immersive world. It is available on March 21, 2024.

Black Myth: Wukong (PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC)

It’s exciting that video games are finally tapping into mythology in Asia. I love Roman and Greek Mythology, but getting some variety is always nice. Black Myth: Wukong, set to release on August 19, 2024, puts you into the role of the titular Sun Wukong with a story inspired by Journey to the West. It’s an action RPG that looks very Soulsborne-inspired. The game looks absolutely gorgeous with breathtaking landscapes and beautiful (and creepy) looking enemies.

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Avowed (Xbox Series X/S, PC)

Gamers everywhere were excited when Obsidian announced a fantasy RPG set in their Pillars of Eternity world. It’s taken a little bit but we finally have a tentative release date for Avowed, set to release sometime in 2024. Many people thought/were hoping that it would be the same scale as The Elder Scrolls series, but it looks to be scaled back. That being said, Obsidian has a great track record of making great games, so Avowed definitely belongs on the most anticipated games of 2024 list.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Switch)

One of the best Mario RPG’s ever is finally getting a remaster/remake. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door released in 2004 on the Gamecube and we are finally getting an updated version on the Switch. We Know that the newest Paper Mario game supposed to come in late 2024, so let’s hope that comes to fruition. We saw a trailer back in September, and the game looked absolutely gorgeous. Expect fun puzzles, hidden secrets, and easter eggs strewn in as you save Princess Peach from some aliens.

Star Wars Outlaws (PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC)

Star Wars Outlaws

The first open world Star Wars (Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga not withstanding), Star Wars: Outlaws, is releasing sometime in 2024. It’s set between Empire and Return seeing the player taking on the role of a scoundrel, Kay Vess. You can tackle problems in a myriad of ways that will see your reputation change as the story progresses. There will be dogfights in space, combat on foot, and even fights on speeder bikes. Star Wars Outlaws is definitely worthy of being on the most anticipated games of 2024 list.

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Fable (Xbox Series X/S, PC)

We finally got an actual non-teaser trailer (albeit not a gameplay one) for Fable and I’ll be honest, I don’t expect this in 2024, especially with Avowed releasing next year. But since it’s possible, it is included on the list. Xbox fans have been pining for an open world action RPG, and if the remake of Fable is anything like the first 3 that is what we are going to get. Based off the trailer, the trademark Fable humor is back, though hopefully evolved from the original games a little.

That does it for Strangely Awesome Games most anticipated games of 2024. Let us know if we missed anything or what game(s) you’re most excited for in the comments or in our Discord. Stay tuned to Strangely Awesome Games in 2024 for features based on our most anticipated list, or look back on other best of 2023 lists such as the best video game characters from the year.

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