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Here are our picks for the most anticipated upcoming PC games of 2024 [Update]

PC gaming is no longer seen as a dying industry. The rise of digital stores, combined with some excellent games from huge publishers down to small indie teams, has made the PC platform a very viable place to make games.

In 2024, we are looking forward to playing a ton of great PC titles, some of which were supposed to be released last year. Our list includes quite a few strategy titles in many different styles, a genre that has proven itself highly successful on the PC platform.

We will mention that most of our games on the Xbox 2024 list are planned for a PC release as well. We didn't want to duplicate our Xbox list for our most anticipated PC games, so we picked some more upcoming titles, many of which will be released either exclusively for PC or will likely be the prime platform for that game.

Update: June 16 —We have added the PC version of God of War Ragnarök and the remake of Silent Hill 2 to the list, updated release dates for a number of games, and also removed two games that have either been released or have been delayed.

Frostpunk 2 - July 25, 2024

  • Developer: 11 Bit Studios
  • Publisher: 11 Bit Studios
  • What's it about: In a post-apocalypse world that's been frozen in arctic temperatures, a city still needs to expand and build just to survive.
  • Why we want to play it: City builders have received a new lease on life lately, and this very different take on the genre looks incredible, and we hope it plays just as well.

Stormgate - July 30, 2024 (Early Access)

  • Developer: Frost Giant Studios
  • Publisher: Frost Giant Studios
  • What's it about: Earth has to fight demonic-like alien threats with big units like mechs and even robot dogs.
  • Why we want to play it: Former Starcraft developers at Blizzard form Frost Giant Studios to make a three-faction RTS game that looks an awful lot like what we would imagine StarCraft III might be like. You won't have long to check out this free-to-play game.

Age of Mythology: Retold - September 4, 2024

  • Developer: World's Edge
  • Publisher: Microsoft
  • What's it about: You will go on a truly epic quest to battle enemies and monsters from several different mythological pantheons in this remake of Ensemble Studio's spin-off of the Age of Empires series.
  • Why we want to play it: The enhanced editions of the three previous Age of Empires series have been very successful, and it looks like this new version of Age of Mythology, with revamped graphics and new single and multiplayer features, could be even better.

God of War Ragnarök - September 19, 2024

  • Developer: Santa Monica Studio and Jetpack Interactive
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • What's it about: Kratos and his now teenage son Atreus have to work together to try to stop the Norse mythology event, Ragnarök, otherwise known as the end of the world.
  • Why we want to play it: PC players will finally be able to check out this award-winning third-person action game that previously launched for the PlayStation 4 and 5 consoles in 2022. It will also include the Valhalla DLC pack.

Ara: History Untold - September 24, 2024

  • Developer: Oxide Games
  • Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
  • What's it about: You control your "civilization" from the beginning until the present, unlocking new tech, new challenges, and more.
  • Why we want to play it: Oxide Games has a number of people who worked on the Civilization strategy games, and they want to expand that 4x gameplay in new directions, including support for crafting and more.

MechWarrior 5: Clans - October 3, 2024

  • Developer: Piranha Games
  • Publisher: Piranha Games
  • What's it about: The Smoke Jaguar clan is ready to go to war against the tyrants of the Inner Sphere with their big, big mechs to handle the job.
  • Why we want to play it: After releasing MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries several years ago, Piranha Games will launch a more linear single-player game with some updated Unreal Engine 5 graphics.

Diablo IV: Vessel of Hatred - October 8, 2024

  • Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
  • What's it about: Mephisto has some evil, demonic plans for Sanctuary, and it's up to you to stop them. It will require you to visit a previously unseen region called Nahantu.
  • Why we want to play it: Blizzard had a big hit on its hands with Diablo IV in 2023, and it looks like it will continue to give players even more monsters to slay in the first expansion pack for the game in 2024.

Silent Hill 2 Remake - October 8, 2024

  • Developer: Bloober Team
  • Publisher: Konami
  • What's it about: A man heads to the mysterious town of Silent Hill after getting a message from who he thinks is his dead wife.
  • Why we want to play it: Developer Bloober Team is doing a full remake of one of the most acclaimed survival horror games of all time, and the gameplay graphics do look impressive.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 - November 19, 2024

  • Developer: Asobo Studio
  • Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
  • What's it about: It's time to get on board your plane and fly around the world, but this time you can participate in different aviation jobs.
  • Why we want to play it: In addition to updated graphics and aviation physics, this update to the 2020 revival of Microsoft Flight Simulator will let you assume different roles, like air rescue, private charter flight, and much more.

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 - TBD 2024

  • Developer: The Chinese Room
  • Publisher: Paradox Interactive
  • What's it about: Vampires are out and about in modern-day Seattle, and you have to deal with the various clans of the Kindred.
  • Why we want to play it: Here's another game that's been a long time coming, but with the new developer The Chinese Room, this game looks like it's finally coming together to become the sequel to the Vampire: The Masquerade RPG title.

Tempest Rising - TBD 2024

  • Developer: 3D Realms
  • Publisher: THQ Nordic
  • What's it about: In the near future, the Global Defense Forces have to fight off the Tempest Dynasty faction before they take over the world.
  • Why we want to play it: Much like how Stormgate is a homage to Starcraft, this game has heavy influences from the Command and Conquer series of RTS games. We just hope this game is as fun to play as those classic C&C games.

That's our list of our most anticipated PC games of 2024. Again, we will be updating this list every so often as more games are announced and other games get release dates.

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