30 Best PC games coming in 2024: Hades 2, Sunkissed City, Hollow Knight: Silksong, and more

 (Alamy / PA)
(Alamy / PA)

With more than 14,000 games plopped on Steam last year, keeping track of new releases can be tough for even the most ardent PC gamers.

That’s why we’ve compiled this list of the 30 most eye-catching new titles arriving in the coming months.

While we can’t clear your backlog of unplayed games, we can point you to the good stuff that should be on every self-respecting gamer’s wishlist. If you’re lucky, you may even get around to playing some of these games by, say, 2026.

Our full rundown: PC games to watch out for in 2024

From major console ports to idiosyncratic indies, here’s what’s coming to PC this year.

  • Helldivers 2 (February 8)

  • Pacific Drive (February 22)

  • Nightingale (February 22)

  • Life By You (March 5)

  • Alone in the Dark (March 20)

  • Horizon Forbidden West (March 21)

  • Dragon’s Dogma 2 (March 22)

  • Manor Lords (April 26)

  • Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 (May 21)

  • Hades 2 (April-June 2024)

  • Reka (April-June 2024)

  • Black Myth: Wukong (August 20)

  • Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl (September 5)

  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 (September 9)

  • Tiny Glade (Summer)

  • Ara: History Untold (Autumn)

  • Avowed (Autumn)

  • Sunkissed City (Oct-Dec)

  • Hyper Light Breaker (TBA)

  • Little Nightmares 3 (TBA)

  • Hollow Knight: Silksong (TBA)

  • Flock (TBA)

  • Thank Goodness You’re Here (TBA)

  • The Plucky Squire (TBA)

  • Dragon Age Dreadwolf (TBA)

  • Field of Mistria (TBA)

  • Star Wars Outlaws (TBA)

  • Until Dawn (TBA)

  • Ark 2 (TBA)

  • Clockwork Revolution (TBA)


Nightingale (Inflexion Games)
Nightingale (Inflexion Games)

February got off to a bang thanks to a trio of exciting releases. First up, Alien bug-blasting co-op shooter Helldivers 2 took us starship trekkin’ across the universe. Then, we were bundled into a knackered station wagon for a paranormal road trip in Pacific Drive.

Finally, there’s the cosmic terror of Nightingale. Survival-crafting games are the hottest trend in gaming right now thanks to the massive success of Valheim, Rust, Palworld, and the Ark series. Nightingale, a dimension-jumping adventure steeped in Lovecraftian horror, is next to join the pack.


Dragon's Dogma 2 (Capcom)
Dragon's Dogma 2 (Capcom)

If games were paired with alcoholic drinks, then Dragon’s Dogma 2 would come with an ornate goblet of mead. What’s that you say? You’ve completed Witcher 3 several times. Pfft, you can never slay enough griffins – at least not in Capcom’s book. In Dragon’s Dogma 2 you can play as a humanoid cat, which is all you really need to know.

If you’ve room left for more epic combat, then Sony’s Horizon Forbidden West leaps from PlayStation to PC on March 21. Last but not least, Life By You will attempt to usurp The Sims 4 as everyone’s favourite life-simulation game.


Manor Lords (Slavic Magic)
Manor Lords (Slavic Magic)

Transporting players to the Middle Ages, Manor Lords is all about building and defending your very own rural township. Be prepared to swap your pitchfork for a blade, as your hamlet is prone to invasions. Will you butcher your enemies or try your hand at diplomacy? Whatever you decide, just don’t spare that annoying lutist.


Hades 2 (Supergiant Games)
Hades 2 (Supergiant Games)

If we’re lucky, we’ll get dragged to hell and beyond come spring. The direct sequel to one of the best indies in recent memory, Hades 2 is on the way – and PC gamers will get it first in early access. Returning players can expect a mix of familiar and fresh ingredients, including a new female lead battling her way through more mischievous Greek deities. If you die, you start afresh, but the ribbing you get from the all-seeing gods makes it all worthwhile.


Black Myth: Wukong (Game Science)
Black Myth: Wukong (Game Science)

The releases rev up in the hotter months with the arrival of three would-be blockbusters. Starting in August, you’ll hone your combat skills to see off a legion of gnarly creatures, each more wretched than the last, in Black Myth: Wukong. They won’t back down easy in this punishingly hard Souls-like steeped in Chinese mythology.

In September, Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl will stomp onto PCs and Xbox, roughly 14 years after it was first announced. The game asks: what if a second disaster had occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, this one unleashing a wave of mutants, monsters and other ghastly oddities? Any normal person would run for the hills, of course. But, you’ll play as a Stalker seeking their fortune among the valuable artifacts hidden in the disaster zone. If your geiger counter doesn’t fail you, your ticker might.

Finally, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 will leave a trail of slaughtered aliens in its wake when it descends on to PCs and consoles in early September. Though Warhammer’s super soldiers predate Halo and Gears of War, the new game will look familiar to anyone who’s played those hallowed franchises.


Avowed (Obsidian)
Avowed (Obsidian)

One of the great things about playing on PC is you get the best of both worlds: exclusives that no-one else can play and an increasing array of console games. So it goes in autumn with the release of two huge Xbox titles in Avowed, and Ara: History Untold.

The former is a fantasy RPG that looks like a more colourful take on Skyrim. Only here, you wield guns, spells, or swords, often at the same time. While Ara puts you in charge of your own civilisation in a centuries-spanning historical strategy game. Like a godly DJ, you can mash up historical monuments on the decks, putting the Eiffel Tower next to the pyramids in your post-modern utopia.


Sunkissed City (Mr. Podunkian)
Sunkissed City (Mr. Podunkian)

Alas, we’re still waiting to learn the ETAs for a string of glorious indies. Leaving behind the pixel art of Hyper Light Drifter, its successor Hyper Light Breaker comes off as a neon-drenched Breath of the Wild. Meanwhile, The Plucky Squire is like flipping through a pop-up _ anthology, where Paper Mario-style visuals meet WarioWare-style mini-games.

Hollow Knight Silksong (Team Cherry)
Hollow Knight Silksong (Team Cherry)

Elsewhere, Hollow Knight: Silksong is the sequel to the beloved 2017 game. Sharing the same sensibilities as classic Tim Burton films, this whimsically dark platformer takes place inside a labyrinthine world filled with hidden secrets. It’s what gamers have taken to calling a Metroidvania, a portmanteau for a genre that echoes Metroid and Castlevania games.

Last but not least, Sunkissed City is the new life-sim from Stardew Valley co-developer Arthur “Mr. Pondunkian” Lee. Swapping the bucolic charm of the farm for big city life, the new cozy game sees players restoring a metropolis to its former glory.