POPSUGAR’s Roundup of the Most Exciting Games Coming In 2024


We had some enormous gaming releases in 2023. I’m talking the likes of “The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom” and “Baldur’s Gate 3” — absolute cultural gems that set the gaming world on fire, and we can’t forget “Baldur’s Gate” snatching that coveted game of the year title. It was a well-deserved win, no doubt about it, but now we’re ready to look ahead and find the best new games of 2024.

After a stellar year of new releases, 2024 has big shoes to fill. However, it is already shaping up to be a year packed with potential. And you know what? It’s looking pretty darn exciting already! We’ve got titles like “Skull and Bones” and “Princess Peach: Showtime!” teasing us with promises of epic adventures and thrilling escapades. I don’t know about you, but I’m already clearing my schedule for some serious gaming sessions.

We’re here to guide you through the excitement with our top picks for the most anticipated games of 2024.

Most Anticipated Games of 2024

“Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden”

The masterminds behind “Life Is Strange”, are diving headfirst into uncharted waters once more with their latest creation, “Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden”. Set in the mystical backdrop of the 17th century, this ghostly romance adventure places you in the shoes of a Banisher — a human sage stick of sorts — tasked with dispelling an ominous curse and reuniting with your beloved’s spirit.

Get ready to embark on a hauntingly beautiful journey filled with action, role-playing, and the quest for true love’s eternal connection.

Release date: Feb 13
Platforms: PlayStation 5, Windows PC, and Xbox Series X

“Skull and Bones”

The long-awaited release of “Skull and Bones” is finally here! After five years of delays, the long-awaited “Skull and Bones” action-adventure game has finally hit the seas. Get ready to command unique ships, forge alliances, and engage in thrilling naval battles. With new challenges every season, the seas await your mayhem. Are you ready to rule the waves?

Release date: Feb 16
Platforms: PlayStation 5, Windows PC, and Xbox Series X

“Final Fantasy VII Rebirth”

Prepare for the next chapter in Square Enix’s remake trilogy with “Final Fantasy VII Rebirth”! This highly anticipated instalment aims to reimagine the beloved 1997 role-playing classic, both in gameplay and story, following in the footsteps of its predecessor.

Platforms: PlayStation 5
Release Date: Feb 29

“Mario vs Donkey Kong”

Similar to the beloved 2004 puzzle-platformer, this remake of “Mario vs. Donkey Kong” will challenge players to overcome obstacles while retrieving Mini-Mario action figures. What’s new? Prepare for an exciting addition: brand-new co-op play!

Release date: Feb 16
Platforms: Nintendo Switch

“Alone In the Dark”

We love a good reboot and THQ Nordic is set to resurrect the campy 1992 survival horror classic “Alone in the Dark” after decades of dormancy. Originally slated for release in October 2023, the game faced delays but is now gearing up for its long-awaited return.

Set to feature performances from the likes of Jodie Comer from “Killing Eve” and David Harbour from “Stranger Things”, this Southern Gothic drama promises to deliver spine-tingling thrills and chills. Get ready for a spooky adventure like no other.

Release date: March 20
Platforms: PlayStation 5, Windows PC, and Xbox Series X

“Princess Peach: Showtime!”

Step aside, Mario! It’s time for Princess Peach to take the spotlight in her brand-new solo game. In “Princess Peach Showtime!”, Mother Peach faces off against hecklers at the Sparkle Theatre. With magical transformations that unlock new looks and abilities, Princess Peach proves once again why she’s an iconic gaming icon.

Platforms: Switch
Release Date: March 22

“The Casting of Frank Stone”

Now this is one we’re super excited for. From the creators of “Dead by Daylight”, “The Casting of Frank Stone” is a single-player narrative adventure that promises to unravel the deep lore of “Dead by Daylight” with an unpredictable origin story.

Release date: TBD
Platforms: PlayStation 5, Windows PC, and Xbox Series X


Obsidian Entertainment, known for hits like “Fallout: New Vegas” and “The Outer Worlds”, is cooking up another RPG masterpiece. Enter Avowed, a high-fantasy, first-person action-adventure game reminiscent of Skyrim. In Avowed, you’ll wield guns, swords, and wands as you battle hordes of creatures on your epic journey. If you’ve ever dreamed of being a badass battle mage, this game is your calling.

Release date: TBD
Platforms: Windows PC and Xbox Series X

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