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WorthPlaying's Most Anticipated Games of 2024 - Countdown, 20-11

by Judy on Jan. 23, 2024 @ 1:30 a.m. PST

After much deliberation, voting and tallying, we have finally completed our list of top 20 most promising games for 2024. We have revealed the honorable mentions, and today, we're revealing the titles ranked 11-20, so come back tomorrow for the top 10. Head on over for the results!

20. Saga: Emerald Beyond (Switch, PS5, PS4, PC)

Cody Medellin: The SaGa games are the oddballs of the Square Enix lineup. The freeform storytelling makes it an RPG sandbox of sorts, as the setting may be fixed but the journey can go to very unexpected places. The latest entry promises six main protagonists, 17 worlds, and the chance of mixing and matching all of those combinations in each playthrough. It's just enough to make it anticipated for someone who wants to give the series a shot and wants to use this title as a starting point.

Read more WP impressions about Saga: Emerald Beyond

19. Elden Ring - Shadow of the Erdtree DLC (PS5, PS4, XSX, XOne, PC)

Chris "Atom" DeAngelus: In some ways, Elden Ring DLC is all you need to say to explain why this is anticipated. FromSoft's biggest and most popular game to date has players chomping at the bit to venture back into the world, and even with the details being scarce, there's nothing more that needs to be said. It's more Elden Ring.

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18. Skull and Bones (PS5, XSX, PC)

Adam Pavlacka: It's been nearly a decade since Skull and Bones was first announced. The game has had six different release dates and very average feedback from customer betas. Relative to other titles, Ubisoft's PR department has been downright subdued when it comes to promotion. Despite all of that, I can't help but be excited by a brand-new pirate game, especially one that can trace its lineage to Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. Give me open seas, awesome water physics, and some good cannonball combat, and I'll be one happy camper. I'm trusting you here, Ubisoft. Let's see if all those iterations paid off.

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17. Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater (PS5, XSX, PC)

Tony "OUberLord" Mitera: Fans of the Metal Gear series haven't gotten anything since 2018's release of Survive — if you don't ignore that problematic game and go back to 2015's Phantom Pain. Delta is a remake of 2004's Snake Eater, which was arguably one of the best entries the series has had. It'll also be the first Metal Gear game to be released since the departure of long-time designer Hideo Kojima. It's a remake and not a brand-new entry, but I'm curious how the series will be handled without him going forward, and Delta may still answer some of those questions.

Read more WP impressions about Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater

16. Alone in the Dark (PS5, XSX, PC)

Redmond Carolipio: I'm admittedly smitten with both of the lead actors in this game, David Harbour and Jodie Comer. However, Alone in the Dark has always struck me as a title that begged for a reimagining, but I didn't know it was going to go to this level. I'm getting some Resident Evil remake vibes with the modern look, but I want to see how the game leans into character performance to provide some actual horror. This game looks creepy as hell.

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15. Persona 3 Reload (PS5, PS4, XSX, XOne, PC)

Andreas Salmen: If you've read any of our Persona 5 reviews, P5 and P5 Royal were both my first Persona games and some of my favorite games of all time. Persona 3: Reload feels like a remake made for me — and everyone else who started with P5 and still needs to work their way back to P3. It's great to be able to experience the starting point of the series as we know it today — but remade for a post-Persona 5 world with the standards and features that fans expect in 2024. I'm eager to give it a try when it releases in less than a week.

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14. Exodus (PS5, XSX, PC)

Rainier Van Autrijve: Sci-fi, action/adventure and RPG — that combination is my Achilles heel. Little is known about Exodus, but it has me excited to no end. While Archetype Entertainment is a brand-new developer, it consists of former devs from 343 Industries (the Mass Effect and Halo inspirations are obvious), BioWare, EA and Naughty Dog, so they have the know-how to pull off something special. Oh yeah, the game has Matthew McConaughey! All right, all right, all right!

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13. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 (PS5, XSX, PC)

Andreas Salmen: While I'm no Warhammer fanboy, I enjoy their games, especially Vermintide and Darktide. It's my only connection to the franchise, but it's strong enough to be excited about the Space Marine sequel. Brutal, story-driven combat? Check! Full online co-op for three friends? Check! Now, all it has to do is play great, and my Warhammer Online game sessions will be alive and well throughout 2024.

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12. Tekken 8 (PS5, XSX, PC)

Redmond Carolipio: I feel like fighting games have quietly reached another level of artistry and fun while people have been ogling all of the open-world adventure fare, and it was only a matter of time before Tekken would make its presence felt. First off, it just looks fantastic, but hearing the designers talk about wanting to reward aggression — and implementing some new stuff to foster that — is also intriguing. There's also enough continuous story looming in there as well.

Read more WP impressions about Tekken 8

11. Hollow Knight: Silksong (Switch, PS5, PS4, XSX, PC)

Chris "Atom" DeAngelus: Hollow Knight is one of the finest Metroidvanias ever made, mixing up engaging platforming and blistering boss fights with an absolutely absurd amount of content. The sequel, starring popular fan favorite Hornet, has been in development for years. It originally started as a DLC for the first game before becoming a fully-fledged sequel. Hornet's unique needle-and-thread gameplay has the potential to make Silksong even better than the original, and the long wait has only made the anticipation build.

Read more WP impressions about Hollow Knight: Silksong

UPDATE (Jan. 24, 2024): Looking for honorable mentions and titles #10-1? Look no further!

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