Welcome to our comprehensive guide featuring the top 23 amazing upcoming games set to release in 2023 and 2024 across various platforms, including PS5, XSX, PS4, XB1, PC, and Switch. From thrilling action adventures to immersive RPGs and captivating puzzle experiences, this diverse lineup of games promises to deliver hours of entertainment for gamers of all preferences. Among the highlights are highly anticipated titles such as Hades 2, Avatar: Last Urban – Quest for Balance, and Towerborn, developed by renowned studios like Supergiant Games and Annapurna Interactive. Get ready to embark on epic journeys, solve mind-bending puzzles, and explore vibrant worlds as we dive into the exciting realm of gaming’s future.
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23 Best Upcoming Games of 2023 and 2024
1. PIONER Awakening
The first game is PIONER Awakening, We came across a first-person shooter that was somewhat stalker-inspired. It was developed by an indie developer. The game consisted of a cinematic and a very short gameplay trailer mixed with cinematic elements. Pioner will be coming to PCs eventually, in early to mid-2024. We also got to see a legitimate gameplay showcase, revealing that the game is actually an MMORPG as well.
2. Blade Runner 2023: Labyrinth
During yesterday’s open interactive showcase, we learned that the developers are working on a sequel to the Blade Runner game titled Blade Runner 2033: Labyrinth. The information provided was not extensive, but it included a cinematic and possibly some hints of gameplay. Blade Runner 2023: Labyrinth is planned to release on PC and both generations of consoles in the early next year. Blade Runner 2023: Labyrinth is set in the dystopian Los Angeles after the Blackout, which takes place between the events of the original movie Blade Runner 2049.
3. Pine Harbor
Pine Harbor Heavily inspired by the Silent Hill series, By In First Person is a game that you may already be familiar with. Just like the eagerly anticipated “Pine Harbor,” it is an Unreal Engine project that fans have been waiting for years. By In First Person shares a similar style and is also developed in Unreal Engine 5, but with an even greater emphasis on horror rather than action. Be sure to check it out! Pine Harbor will be expected released around the holidays this year, exclusively for PCs.
4. Sword of the Sea
Following that, we have a game that bears a striking resemblance to Abzu or Pathless, created by the same developers, Giant Squid. Sword of the Sea was revealed over a year ago. Upon watching the trailer, you’ll notice that it combines elements from Journey and Pathless while introducing new twists. The game is set to release exclusively for PCs and PlayStation 5 this year.
From the same developers who brought us the popular Secret Neighbor, we recently stumbled upon a new game called Sand. This multiplayer sandbox shooter is set in a steampunk post-apocalyptic open-world Russia, where a team of smugglers fights for survival in a vast desert. Although we only have a cinematic trailer to go by, the game is slated to release exclusively for PCs, with an expected timeframe of early to mid-2024.
6. Lushfoil Photography Sim
Annapurna Interactive is currently working on a project called Lushfoil Photography Sim. Known for pushing the boundaries of gaming, this team consistently breaks the rules to explore new limits. The upcoming game is a unique blend of body cam footage and a highly realistic Unreal Engine 5 interactive photography simulation. It presents otherworldly landscapes with exceptional visual fidelity. The Lushfoils Photography game is rumored to be releasing next year for both PCs and consoles.
7. Towers of Aghasba
Dreamlet Games has recently released another trailer for their upcoming game, Towers of Aghasba. This open-world building game was initially revealed earlier this year through a cinematic trailer. Towers of Aghasba will be available on both PlayStation 5 and PC platforms in the early next year. “Towers of Aghasba” offers an island management simulation experience, where players can explore a vast island, learn about its ecosystem, gather materials, and even engage in hunting. Players will be able to manage their own civilization.
8. Dungeons of Hinterberg
At number eight, we have the highly noteworthy mention on our list today: Dungeons of Hinterberg. I’ve been eagerly waiting to discuss this game for a week now. It stands out with its stylish comic-style, or technically cel-shaded, visuals in an action RPG format. What sets it apart is the strong emphasis on social elements. If you remember Hi-Fi Rush from earlier this year, this game draws inspiration from it but features a different protagonist and includes puzzle elements as well.
9. Outbreak Island
At number nine, we have Outbreak Island from the same publishers as Breathage. This newly revealed game, which is a survival first-person detective experience, takes place on an island where you must investigate and strive to stay alive using only a camera. It seems that some experiments have gone awry, transforming the island’s inhabitants into monstrous creatures, at least in theory. The game offers a partially open world, and while there are zombies involved, there may be other elements at play as well.
10. Ghost Bike
At number 10, we have another visually stunning, cel-shaded racing game called Ghost Bike. Developed by Annapurna. Ghost Bike is set to release on PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and possibly more platforms next year. Ghost bike is a semi-open world adventure racing game, where players get the role of a kid on a mission to revive the last of the ghost bikes. The bikes were ridden by individuals who existed between the world of the living and the realm of the dead.
A couple of weeks ago, at the PC Gaming Show, we see a game called Macabre. Macabre is a co-op multiplayer stealth extraction horror game, as it is tagged. What sets it apart is the option to travel between infinite timelines, adding a unique twist to the gameplay. As for the release, Macabre is coming to PCs only possibly this year.
12. Testament The Order Of High Human
Next up, at number 12, we have the debut work from its developers, Testament: The Order of High Human. This is a first-person metroidvania action-adventure RPG that was announced just last month.Set in a post-apocalyptic, fantastical world, heavily inspired by Nordic mythology, you take the role of a survivor on a mission to save the realm from betrayal. The Testament The Order of High Human is scheduled for release on consoles and PCs in approximately two weeks, with the exception of the Nintendo Switch platform.
13. Fort Solis
At number 13, we have the highly anticipated Fort Solis, which is one of the most eagerly awaited horror games on the horizon. The good news is that it is finally arriving on PCs and PlayStation 5 on August 22nd this year. We have recently received information along with a new gameplay trailer, highlighting the game’s engine, psychological horrors, and its atmospheric space setting. Fort Solis, in case you are unfamiliar, is a single-player, third-person thriller that takes place on an unexplored side of Mars. The game offers a thrilling and immersive experience that horror game enthusiasts have been eagerly anticipating.
14. Hades 2
Slim 2, there’s probably zero chance that you missed out on this one, but Hades 2 was revealed at The Game Awards a few months ago. Hades 2 was announced as an exclusive for PCs, Nintendo Switch, and the next-generation consoles for 2023. Hades 2 takes place in an all-new underworld, where players will explore a larger, deeper, and more mythical world with more engaging story.
Moving on, we have Cocoon, a game that was announced roughly six months ago. Interestingly enough, this game is co-developed in partnership with one of the lead designers from Play dead, the studio behind games like Limbo and Inside. Described as an insectoid, Cocoon is a unique blend of insects and androids in a top-down puzzle adventure platformer. Cocoon will be releasing on PCs, Nintendo Switch, and both generations of consoles on September 29th this year.
16. Steel Seed
Coming up next, we have a fresh stealth action game called Steel Seed. It revolves around a story set thousands of years after the deliberate destruction of Earth by the human race. This catastrophic event leads to the AI machines taking drastic measures to save a selected group of survivors. Steel Seed is scheduled to be released on PCs and the next generation of consoles in early next year.
17. Bounty Star
We mentioned Bounty Star maybe once or twice, approximately two years ago. However, we now have another trailer for you. Announcing the latest from Annapurna Interactive, we have their over-the-shoulder action game, which is yet to be named. Last year, we received confirmation that the Bounty Star would be released in 2023. However, the developers recently announced that the release has been pushed forward to early next year. The game will now be available on PCs, and it will be released simultaneously on both generations of consoles.
18. Hollow Cocoon
Coming from the same Japanese creators of the horror game Sinneris Somnia, we have a new game called Hollow Cocoon. This is a first-person horror adventure set in 1980s Japan, where you assume the role of a college student returning to his mother’s hometown after receiving news of his grandmother’s critical condition. The rest of the story unfolds as you might imagine. Hollow Cocoon is set to release on PCs around the holiday season.
19. Avatar The Last Airbender: Quest for Balance
We have just come to realize that we now have two Avatar games to look forward to in 2023. Around 1 or 2 days ago, we stumbled upon the announcement of Avatar The Last Airbender: Quest for Balance. This upcoming action-adventure game can be played in both single-player and co-op modes. Avatar The Last Airbender: Quest for Balance is set to be released on PCs, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and 5, and Xbox Series X in the final quarter of 2023.
Coming from the creators of the renowned tactical RPG series Banner Saga, we have a completely new IP announced just a few days ago called Towerborn. This action RPG brawler shares a similar style to Banner Saga, although it differs in gameplay, being a turn-based RPG. It boasts next-level cell-shaded graphics and a combat system somewhat reminiscent of Ruined King: A League of Legends Story. Check out the game’s trailer. Towerborn is set to release on PCs and Xbox consoles in 2024.
21. Thirsty Suitors
Described as a game about culture, relationships, family, and self-expression, we have Thirsty Suitors, a stylish and story-driven adventure. This intriguing title can be seen as a blend of a dating sim and a simulation game. Developed by Annapurna Interactive, Thirsty Suitors was announced more than two years ago, initially in a cinematic format with no further details. Thirsty Suitors is now set to release on PCs, Nintendo Switch, and other consoles on November 2nd this year.
22. Lorelei and the Laser Eyes
There’s a new trailer available for Lorelei and the Laser Eyes. This game is described as a non-linear adventure puzzle, with a unique label of No Place, Yes Place. It’s set to release on PCs and the Nintendo Switch, targeting a mid-to-late release later this year. The trailer, which you can watch above, features a captivating maze and intriguing atmosphere, giving a glimpse into the game’s interesting narrative. Be sure to check it out!
And last but certainly not least, during yesterday’s Annapurna Interactive showcase, we were treated to another glimpse of the game Flock. This delightful title is a couch co-op and multiplayer interactive puzzle experience, reminiscent of the game Sky: Children of the Light. Here’s a trailer for you to enjoy. Flock is now available on PCs and both generations of consoles, with a release in the final quarter of 2023.