Our Most Wanted Games of 2024 – #35 to #31

Most Wanted 2024 Skull Bones World of Goo 2

It’s Christmas Eve, and that means that children and gamers alike will be spending a lot of the day dreaming of what games will appear under a tree tomorrow morning, but Most Wanted looks a bit further afield than the next 24 hours. We’re dreaming of 2024 and all the gaming delight that await when we don’t have twinkly trees in the living room.

From racing to beating up baddies, pirates and big globs of goop, here’s another five games we’re looking forward to next year.

35 – Test Drive Unlimited: Solar Crown

PS5, XSX|S, PC – Early 2024

Well over a decade since the last game in the series, Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown wants to be a car MMO that’s about more than just racing. There’s much more of a social aspect, of a communal approach to the game’s structure and the context that’s wrapped around the racing than you might expect. You’ll join either the Streets or the Sharps, each with their dedicated social areas for time that you spend outside the car, and there’s a nascent rivalry between the two gangs.

Set on a recreation of Hong Kong Island, there’s a great variety to the scenery that you’ll get to drive and race through – it’s not just cities and skyscrapers. Naturally you will be racing through this setting, and KT Racing are keen to get plenty of depth to the car handling, ensuring that, as you aspire to fill out your garage with the best and most prestigious hyper cars, you’ve still got plenty of engaging racing with more usual sports and super cars on the way.

34 – Bellwright

PC – 2024

Bellwright is certainly one that has got our gaming juices flowing, as it blends together survival gaming, town-building and RPG elements.

Coming from developer Donkey Crew, you have to build and craft your township into being, turning the fields and forests into farms, blacksmiths and fortifications, culminating in what looks to be some serious castle action. It’s a beautiful-looking title, and it feels as though people are going to spend hundreds of hours just getting the look of their town right.

Check out our preview from Gamescom 2023.

33 – World of Goo 2

2024

I don’t think anyone was expecting a World of Goo sequle to be announced during The Game Awards, but that’s exactly what we got! 2D Boy and The Tomorrow Corporation have announced a full sequel to the indie game classic.

Outside of an expected release in 2024, we don’t know much more about World of Goo 2. The trailer certainly look like it’s evolving the physics-based puzzling, with manipulating the scenery, having to direct giant blobs and streams of sludge, lava and more. We’re excited to find out more, that’s for sure!

32 – Toxic Crusaders

PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, NSW, PC – 2024

The last few years have given us a mini renaissance of beat ’em up action making it’s returns to our consoles. Now it’s the turn of another 90s Saturday morning cartoon to pick up the baton and run it into 2024.

Toxic Crusaders is quite a bit more niche than Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – it only had one video game adaptation in 1992, while TMNT had a whole string of them – but looks to have a lot of the same appeal. As Toxie and pals has to face off against Dr. Killemoff’s latest threat to Tromaville, you’ll battle from left to right through vibrant and colourful environments, dishing out mop-based attacks as you go.

31 – Skull and Bones

PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, PC – 16th February 2024

Is Skull and Bones finally happening? Is it actually coming out this time? It’s certainly feels that way, as Ubisoft has held more than enough play tests and closed beta sessions, and waited until the final release was just two months away before announcing it.

Skull & Bones is a multiplayer sea combat game, making use of similar technology to the sea-based Assassin’s Creed IV as it was originally intended as an expansion for Black Flag. It’s been in development since 2013, has been repeatedly over budget, and should have originally launched in 2018. We went hands on with what we hope is the final beta test earlier this month and came away hoping that the full game is a better experience than the first few hours would suggest. Here’s hoping!


Did any of these games tickle your imaginations? Let us know in the comments, and make sure to come back on the other side of Christmas for another batch of five anticipated games.

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