Top 10 most anticipated AAA games coming in 2024

Wondering which are the hyped AAA games that will be gracing the gaming market in 2024? Check out our list of the top 10 most anticipated AAA games that will be released next year!

By Dwaipayan Sengupta
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Top 10 most anticipated AAA games coming in 2024

Top 10 most anticipated AAA games coming in 2024

While 2023 saw the release of some great AAA games, such as Hogwarts Legacy, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, and Resident Evil 4 (Remake), 2024 is expected to bring some of the most anticipated AAA titles. Some of the major game studios like Square Enix, Ninja Theory, and Ubisoft are preparing to release their games next year. 

So, if you thought this year was good in terms of AAA releases, we'd recommend taking a look at some of the most anticipated AAA games that will be released in 2024.

Top 10 most anticipated AAA games coming in 2024

Below, we have counted down the top 10 AAA titles that coming in hot in 2024. Check them out right below!

10. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl

  • Expected release: Q1 2024
  • Developer: GSC Game World
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Image via GSC Game World

Coming in as the fourth iteration of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl is one of the most anticipated AAA games that is expected to be released in 2024. Developed by Ukrainian game developer GSC Game World, it is a first-person shooter that was to be released way back in 2012. However, it was canceled in the same year of its intended release.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl showed up again in 2018 and the development was restarted, this time powered by Nvidia's Unreal Engine 5. It was again scheduled for release in 2022, though the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia delayed it further. So, fans have been eagerly waiting for the game to finally release next year.

9. Tekken 8

  • Expected release: January 26, 2024
  • Developer: Bandai Namco Studios Inc.
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Image via Bandai Namco

The Tekken franchise is one of the most popular franchises when it comes to fighting-genre games with its last iteration released back in 2015. So, the fact that Bandai Namco is releasing the next Tekken version, Tekken 8, after almost a decade makes the game one of the most anticipated AAA titles of 2024.

As the game will be powered by Nvidia's Unreal Engine 5, players can expect amazing visuals, refined movement and fighting mechanics, and other such advancements.

8. Black Myth: Wukong

  • Expected release: August 20, 2024
  • Developer: Game Science
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Image via Game Science

Based on "Journey to the West", one of the Four Great Classical Novels in Chinese literature, Black Myth: Wukong is an action-RPG game title. The game is expected to give a glimpse of a part of Chinese mythology, putting players into the shoes of the legendary Monkey King to explore an open world. 

Back in August 2020, when the Chinese developer Game Science released a 13-minute video, containing pre-alpha gameplay, it garnered over 2 million views in the first 24 hours. This shows the level of anticipation for Black Myth: Wukong as players prepare to dive into the world of Chinese mythology.

7. Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown

  • Expected release: January 18, 2024
  • Developer: Ubisoft Montpellier
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Image via Ubisoft

If you are a '90s kid and have not heard about the Prince of Persia game series, you must be joking! It was one of the most popular game franchises in the market with its last iteration, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, releasing way back in 2010. So, you can understand the anticipation when Ubisoft announced the release of the next POP game in the series, Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, earlier this year.

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown will be a 2.5D side-scrolling action-adventure title that will put players into the shoes of Sargon, the protagonist of the title. The game is expected to retain some features from its predecessors such as the combat system and movements, which in turn, will surely excite veteran gamers who have grown up playing POP titles like The Sands of Time, Warrior Within, and The Two Thrones.

6. The Wolf Among Us 2

  • Expected release: 2024
  • Developer: Telltale Games
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Image via TellTale Games

The Wolf Among Us 2 will be the second iteration of The Wolf Among Us video game series from Telltale Games. It will be the sequel to the initial title that was released in 2013, taking off only six months after the events of its predecessor. So, fans who have already completed the first TWAU game will finally get to immerse themselves in the quirky world again in the coming year.

Although the game was scheduled for a release this year only, Telltale delayed it to prevent burnout and crunch at the studio, according to reports. However, there is no specific date or timeline set for the release yet.

5. Avowed

  • Expected release: 2024
  • Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
Image via Obsidian Entertainment

Game developer Obsidian Entertainment is known for its RPG games and Avowed is their next big project that will come to fruition in 2024. It is a first-person shooter that will take players on a mystical journey through Eora, a location that was first introduced in the Pillars of Eternity franchise.

So, players can expect a fast-paced gaming experience with a mix of fantasy and real-world combat systems, involving magical spells and guns. Although the developer has not provided any specific release date for Avowed, we expect the game to be released in mid-2024 or at the end.

4. Marvel's Wolverine

  • Expected release: 2024
  • Developer: Insomniac Games
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After the acquisition of Insomniac Games by Sony back in 2019, the studio has become a major player in the gaming industry, bringing high-rated games like Marvel's Spider-Man and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. Now, the developer is working on a AAA title with Marvel's uber-popular character Wolverine. The company announced the game at the PlayStation Showcase event in 2021 with a short teaser, featuring Wolverine himself.

Now, the exciting part is not that Insomniac Games is developing the Wolverine game. The main excitement about it is that the developer could likely release the game as early as Fall 2024. However, we would not recommend getting your hopes high until we get a confirmation from Insomniac Games on the same.

3. Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

  • Expected release: 2024
  • Developer: Ninja Theory
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Image via Ninja Theory

Senua's Sage: Hellblade II is the sequel to the award-winning AAA title, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, which was released in 2017. Now, Ninja Theory, the developer behind the original title, is back with the second iteration of the game series, which is expected to come out sometime in 2024.

It would be a single-player, action-adventure title that is expected to feature stunning visuals, thanks to Ninja Theory's photogrammetry efforts. The company stated that it scanned real-world costumes to recreate them for the game in a 2021 development update to fans. Hence, you can understand the anticipation behind Senua's Sage: Hellblade II.

2. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

  • Expected release: February 29, 2024
  • Developer: Square Enix
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Image via Square Enix

The Final Fantasy VII game from 1997 essentially coined the term AAA when it was released at the time. Banking on the popularity of the retro title, Square Enix released the Final Fantasy VII Remake in 2020 as the first iteration of a planned trilogy. The Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is the second title in the planned trilogy that is set to be released on February 29, 2024.

Taking place right after the final events of its predecessor, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth would be a direct sequel to Final Fantasy VII Remake. So, you can understand the hype and anticipation surrounding it.

1. Star Wars Outlaws

  • Expected release: 2024
  • Developer: Ubisoft Massive Entertainment
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Image via Ubisoft

Taking the #1 spot on our list of the most anticipated AAA games of 2024 has to be the "first-ever open-world Star Wars game", Star Wars Outlaws. Set in the uber-popular Star Wars universe, it will be a single-player action-adventure game with Kay Vess, a relentless outlaw, as the protagonist.Taking place during the period between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Star Wars Outlaws will feature stealth and open combat mechanisms, vehicle combat, as well as space combat. 

While players "attempt one of the biggest heists the Outer Rim has ever seen" as Kay Vess, they will come across familiar planets from the Star Wars universe. Additionally, the developers will include a never-before-seen location from the said universe, the Moon of Toshara, which is inspired by Tanzania's Savannah landscape.

So, these are the top 10 most anticipated AAA-Games that are coming in 2024. Which one of these are you eagerly waiting for? 

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