The hottest 27 upcoming Xbox games for 2024

Biggest Xbox games in 2024

What are the biggest Xbox games in 2024? And will this be the year that Microsoft really delivers on the promise of the Xbox Series X|S? Sure, we’ve had some big exclusives in the past few years, but this coming twelve months has some potential generation defining games that include Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 from Ninja Theory and Avowed from Obsidian Entertainment. There’s also Towerborne and STALKER 2 to look forward to as third party exclusives, while multi-platform games range from Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth and Dragon’s Dogma 2 to Star Wars Outlaws.

We’ve pulled together a big list of the 27 hottest games coming to Xbox in 2024, starting with those that have confirmed release dates. As always, there’s a fair few of these games that also be coming to Xbox Game Pass.

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown

PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, NSW, PC – 18th January 2024

Ubisoft is sprucing up a classic gaming series with Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, turning it back into a side-scroller, but with Metroidvania elements thrown in alongside. You’re cast, not as a prince, but as one of the Immortals who’s trying to rescue the prince, who’s been kidnapped and taken to Mount Qaf. Expect plenty of enemies to battle, traps to evade and some bombastic bosses along the way!

A demo will be available from 11th January, so this is definitely one to check out in a couple weeks!

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth

PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, PC – 26th January 2024

The Like a Dragon series (formerly Yakuza) is jet setting off to Hawaii and leaving Japanese shores for the first time. Ichiban Kasuga is on a mission to find his mother, Akane Kishida, and Kazuma Kiryu is also looking for her, taking on what will probably be his last ever job. The pair will team up in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, and we can expect plenty of turn-based RPG battling, as in Yakuza: Like a Dragon, a whole host of quirky minigames, and a brand new island management mode called Happy Resort Dondoko.

Tekken 8

PS5, XSX|S, PC – 26th January 2024

It’s been a good long time since the last game in the series, but Tekken 8 is now so close you can practically taste it – some even have, thanks to the demo in December. This game brings a new heat system, a modified Rage Art system that uses common inputs, and a recover gauge that’s seemingly drawn from the Tekken Tag Tournament games. Of course, there’s also the use of Unreal Engine 5, which is allowing for some stunning visuals.

Persona 3 Reload

PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, PC – 2nd February 2024 (day one on Xbox Game Pass)

Persona 3 Reload takes the PS2 and PSP JRPG and remakes it for modern consoles. As with all the Persona games, you’re sent off to school and making friends during the day, before indulging in the supernatural at night as part of the Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad (SEES), explore a hidden world called the “Dark Hour” and battling the Shadows that prey on the minds of humans.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

PS5, XSX|S, PC – 2nd February 2024

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will put you in the boots of a villainous foursome, forced by the government to try and save Metropolis from the machinations of Brainiac by defeating the brainwashed Justice League. After long delays and unpopular gameplay reveals, this one might have some convincing to do, but with Rocksteady behind it, it could absolutely make a splash when it’s out in February.

Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden

PS5, XSX|S, PC – 13th February 2024

Banishers is a dark fantasy tale of love and loss. Red Mac Raith is tasked with protect the land from spirits, curses and ghosts, using both martial skills and supernatural ones, but he has a secret, as his beloved Antea passed away and cannot bring himself to banish her as well. In action, you can control both Red and Antea, shifting between the physical and spectral in combat and while exploring the world. It’s a compelling concept and setting, and with Don’t Nod’s storytelling chops, we’re excited to play more.

Read out Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden preview.

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? We certainly hope so! This sea-faring game of piracy has been in the works for around a decade, and we finally went hands on with what we hope is the final beta test at the end of last year. Truth be told, we came away hoping that the full game is a better experience than the first few hours would suggest.

Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster

PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, NSW, PC – 28th February 2024

Star Wars: Dark Forces is one of the highlights of Star Wars’ proud tradition of video games. Following in the footsteps of Doom and Marathon, it was a first person shooter that put a blaster in your hands and sent you off on missions to foil the Empire’s latest dastardly plots – namely the rising threat of Dark Troopers. This remaster by Nightdive Studios, will keep a hold of the original art style and graphics, but update it with support for 4K resolutions, widescreens and 60fps.

Expeditions: A MudRunner Game

PS5, XSX|S, PC – 5th March 2024

In the realms of video games, MudRunner was practically unique. A driving game where the idea isn’t to zoom around at well above the speed limit, pulling ridiculous drifts and bashing into your rivals? Expeditions: A MudRunner Game takes that foundation of wilderness driving and pushes it in a new direction, giving you tools like an Echo Sounder to map depths of water bodies, new winch and tyre pressure mechanics, and drones to scout from the sky.

Read our hands on Expeditions preview here.

Outcast: A New Beginning

PS5, XSX|S, PC – 15th March 2024

Outcast: A New Beginning revives the world and setting of the 1999 cult classic original, but aims to redefine what an open world game can be with a deeply systemic approach. You’ll be helping the native Talan lead a resistant fight against hostile robot invaders, fostering settlements to regrow, and then having the chance to, for example, hatch an egg found in the wild, nurture the offspring within, and then ride the giant flying creature it turns into into battle against the robots once more.

Alone in the Dark

PS5, XSX|S, PC – 20th March 2024

Reviving one of the earliest survival horror games over 30 years on from its debut is a daunting task, effectively amounting to a full reinvention of the game given how far video games have advanced in terms of storytelling, visuals and gameplay in that time.

Alone in the Dark will allow you to play as Emily Hartwood (Jodie Comer) and Detective Edward Carnby (David Harbour) as they explore Derceto Manor and the surrounding setting in 1920s southern America. With hefty helpings of noir and Lovecraftian horror thrown in, horror fans will surely be curious to see how this one holds up.

Dragon’s Dogma 2

PS5, XSX|S, PC – 22nd March 2024

Dragon’s Dogma 2 has been a long time coming, but will continue the legacy of one of the best new action RPGs in recent times. As before, there’s lashings of Dark Souls and Monster Hunter in the mix, alongside the unique Pawn system for the AI-controlled party members. We can’t wait to sink into this game’s world, which promises to be four times bigger than the original.

Destiny 2: The Final Shape

PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, PC – 4th June 2024

Destiny 2: The Final Shape looks set to bring an end to the first ten years of Destiny, with a final confrontation with The Witness, the big bad who has been pulling strings behind the scenes since the very beginning of the online shooter’s tale. Players will be delving into The Pale Heart, located inside the Traveller itself, and a place that will feature call backs and the return of some beloved characters. Can this see the game go out with a bang after the disappointment of the Lightfall yearly expansion?

Black Myth Wukong

PS5, XSX|S, PC – 20th August 2024

Inspired by the 16th century Chinese novel “Journey to The West” by Wu Cheng’en, Black Myth Wukong has been adapted and twisted into a Souls-like, as we’ve seen in recent times with other myths, like Lies of P and the Pinocchio story. There’s some really impressive and distinctive looking characters and creatures here that will stand out from the crowd.

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2

PS5, XSX|S, PC – 9th September 2024

Captain Titus returns after more than a decade in Space Marine 2, with the iconic Warhammer 40,000 super soldier now set to face off against the chitinous hordes of a full Tyranid invasion fleet. Coming from Saber Interactive, we’re expecting to see vast hordes of enemies on screen, given what they managed to do in World War Z.

Read our full Space Marine 2 preview here.

STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl

XSX|S, PC – Q1 2024 (day one on Xbox Game Pass)

The strange anomaly at the heart of the Chornobyl exclusion zone is rising once again in STALKER 2, twisting this part of the world with its energy, while various factions look to embrace and take advantage of its effects. This open world shooter promises a sweeping epic to revive the series.

There will be a huge amount of meaning to this game’s eventual release, with developer GSC Game Worlds having worked for likely more than two years with many of the team relocating from Ukraine amidst Russia’s invasion, while others have signed up to defend their homeland.

Test Drive Unlimited: Solar Crown

PS5, XSX|S, PC – Early 2024

Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown wants to be a car MMO that’s about more than just racing with a social aspect that runs throughout the game. Set on a recreation of Hong Kong Island and giving you the keys to a range of super and hyper cars, you’ll be devote your racing exploits the Streets or the Sharps. We’re looking forward to seeing how this one comes together.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2

PS5, XSX|S, PC – Late 2024

The nightlife of Seattle is about to be upset by a three-way struggle for power in the Vampire Court and you’ll be right at the heart of it. Coming from The Chinese Room, after development was completely rebooted a few years ago, this aims to be a worthy successor to the cult classic action RPG.

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II

XSX|S, PC – 2024 (day one on Xbox Game Pass)

Perhaps the biggest Xbox game of the coming year is Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, with Ninja Theory kicking on from “independent AAA” to make a full fledged first party game under Microsoft. Everything we’ve seen so far looks stunning, using Unreal Engine 5, state of the art performance capture, and gathering as much Icelandic photogrammetry as possible. Add that to everything the original offered, and this is our most wanted Xbox game of the year.


XSX|S, PC – 2024 (day one on Xbox Game Pass)

Obsidian Games are making a return to big first person RPGs with Avowed. Set in the same world as the Pillars of Eternity CRPGs, Avowed shifts from top-down gaming to first person, putting both the fate of the world and a vast amount of power directly in your hands. You’ll be an envoy of Aedyr, sent to investigate a plague that is reportedly spreading across the lands, a task that will push you to the limits.


XSX|S, PC – 2024 (day one on Xbox Game Pass)

Following the award-winning The Banner Saga trilogy, Stoic Studios are shifting to more action-packed adventuring with four player co-op. You will be cast as one of humanity’s defenders, an Ace who has been born from the spirit realm to venture forth and defend the Belfry in a game that has shades of Castle Crashers and other side-scrolling fighters. This, however, will aim to be a long-term game with an evolving world map and seasonal content that will continue and grow the story over time.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024

XSX|S, PC – 2024 (day one on Xbox Game Pass)

Microsoft Flight Simulator was a massive achievement that put the whole world in your hands to explore and fly around, and it’s got better and better as Asobo revised and enhanced various regions month after month. But even with a few expansions, it was too much simulator and not enough game. Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 is going to fix that, adding a huge number of new mission types, from firefighting, to helicopter cargo hook transport, skydiving, aerial crane construction and more. There will also be new environmental effects to search for, and new aircraft types including gliders and hot air balloons.

Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater

PS5, XSX|S, PC – 2024

Remaking the classic PS2 stealth action game, Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater promises a huge upgrade in visuals thanks to the use of Unreal Engine 5. We’ve yet to really see much actual gameplay from this game, but the snippets featured in the first in-engine look seem pretty promising.

The Wolf Among Us 2

PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, PC – 2024

The Wolf Among Us 2 has been in and out of development for years, a sequel to one of Telltale’s most widely celebrated series. The studio and team was reborn a few years ago, and the release was delayed to make the jump to UE5,  but we’re still expecting to get the next chapter in Bigby and Snow White’s story this year.

The Plucky Squire

PS5, XSX|S, NSW, PC – 2024

There’s a childlike wonder to The Plucky Squire, as Jot adventures through the pages of a colourful children’s book, protecting the land from a villainous sorcerer. Except, Jot’s journey won’t just be confined to the papery sheets. No, he’ll be able to leap out into the 3D world and adventure there as well. We can’t wait to see more of this inventive adventure.

Read our hands on preview of The Plucky Squire here.

The Casting of Frank Stone

PS5, XSX|S, PC – 2024

The Casting of Frank Stone might sound like a rather bland Hollywood audition process, but it’s anything but. A single-player spin-off to Dead by Daylight, this game is coming from they purveyors of horror narratives at Supermassive Games, the makers of Until Dawn, The Quarry and The Dark Pictures Anthology.

But who is Frank Stone? Well, he’s not one of the base characters from Dead by Daylight, but rather a new creation specifically for this game, and potentially a way to expand the popular multiplayer horror game beyond the myriad of crossover events that Behaviour Interactive are constantly cooking up.

Star Wars Outlaws

PS5, XSX|S, PC – 2024

Star Wars Outlaws looks like a dream come true for Star Wars fans. Set between the events of Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Kay Vess is trying to pull off one of the biggest heists ever in the Outer Rim, journeying across multiple huge open world planets and taking on jobs for seedy cartels and gangs to get it done. We can’t wait!

Phew! That’s quite the list of games to look out for in 2024. Stay tuned to TheSixthAxis for all the latest on each and every one of them as we race to their release.

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