Upcoming Xbox games: Best new Xbox Series X|S games for 2024, and beyond

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Ever since Microsoft launched its flagship Xbox Series X|S consoles, it has gone beyond the call of duty to provide the video game community with an endless stream of exceptional and entertaining titles. Whether it’s a AAA blockbuster action epic or an artistically rich indie adventure, the Xbox Series X|S’s gigantic games library has something for everyone. A library that will continue to grow in 2024 and beyond with lots of new Xbox games.

As there are so many Xbox games being developed, it can seem like a Herculean task to keep track of them all. So, we have decided to take up this arduous mission to catalog and highlight all the best upcoming Xbox games, with some of the biggest and most intriguing upcoming AAA and indie games coming soon for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S.

With this list, you will be able to more easily keep a close eye on your most anticipated titles’ release dates and grab the next potentially best Xbox games as soon as they come out.

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Alone in the Dark (January 16, 2024)

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Alone in the Dark, one of the progenitors of the survival horror genre, will soon be reimagined for Xbox Series X|S with a new third-person horror game. Set during the 1920s, you play as either Emily Hartwood, a young woman looking for her missing uncle, or Edward Carnby, a detective who Emily hired to aid her in her search.

Their investigation will be a dark and terrifying affair, as they must make their way through a decrepit, haunted estate called Derceto Manor. It is filled with diabolical death traps, ravenous monsters, and a sinister history that is best left untold.

Alone in the Dark

Alone in the Dark

The genre-defining Alone in the Dark franchise returns in a brand new, terrifying installment. Play as two protagonists as they traverse the haunted halls of the Derceto Manor to solve a sinister mystery.

Pre-order at: Xbox

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown (January 18, 2024)

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Ubisoft’s Prince of Persia franchise returns to its 2D side-scrolling roots with Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown. This new Metroidvania take on the series will have you play as Sargan, a Persian warrior journeying the cursed lands of Mount Qaf to rescue Prince Ghassan. 

All the classic staples of Prince of Persia gameplay are here including platforming, puzzle-solving, sword-fighting, and the ability to manipulate the sands of time.  

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown

Relive the side-scrolling roots of the Prince of Persia series in the franchise's newest entry - Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown. Manipulate the Sands of Time to traverse precarious platforming levels, master intricate combo attacks to defeat challenging enemies, and confront gigantic and monstrous bosses.

Buy at: Amazon | Xbox | Best Buy | Walmart

Palworld (January 19, 2024)

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Palworld is an open-world survival MMO with elements of third-person shooters and monster-catching games. Set in a colorful yet dangerous world, you survive by befriending mysterious creatures dubbed “Pals.” Together you will explore the land, farm for resources by building factories, and battle evil poachers who want to kidnap Pals and sell them off for profit.

Lil’ Guardsman (January 23, 2024)

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Lil' Guardsman is a adventure puzzle game developed by Hillstop Studios and published by Versus Evil. Become a guard and decide who shall be granted entry into your kingdom in Lil' Guardsman. Interrogate over 100 characters including humans, elves, goblins, cyclopes, and more fantastical creatures, and judge if they are worthy of passing through or be sent to the dungeon for trespassing. 

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy (January 25, 2024)

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The Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy is a collection of Capcom's visual novel series, Ace Attorney. This collection features Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice. 

These game largely focus on Apollo Justice, a new protagonist that fights for justice in the courtroom as a lawyer alongside the series' iconic protagonist, Phoenix Wright. Together, they will expose corruption in the justice system and prove the innocence of their clients.

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy

Object accusations and prove your client's innocence in heart-pounding court cases as the righteous Apollo Justice in Capcom's Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy. 

Buy at: Xbox

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth (January 26, 2024)

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Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth is the 8th mainline title in SEGA’s Like a Dragon franchise. Like the previous entry, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, it will once again be a turn-based RPG starring the series' new protagonist Ichiban Kasuga. However, this time he will be sharing the lead role with his predecessor, Kazuma Kiryu.

Their journey will take them outside of Japan and into the blistering hot countries of Hawaii and beyond to uncover sinister conspiracies and learn important life-lessons along the way.

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth

Ichiban Kasuga and Kazuma Kiryu team up to take on the criminal underbelly of Hawaii in the insane and dramatic JRPG adventure — Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth. Form a party of quirky characters, learn Jobs with powerful abilities, and fight outlandish villains in turn-based battles.

Pre-order at: Amazon | Xbox | Best Buy | Walmart

Tekken 8 (January 26, 2024)

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Tekken 8 is the next mainline entry of Bandai Namco’s flagship fighting game franchise, Tekken. It will feature a large roster of 32 playable fighters, an expanded combat system, and an epic story mode that will continue the ongoing blood feud storyline between the series' protagonists Kazuya Mishima and his estranged son, Jin Kazama.

Tekken 8

Tekken 8

Break the chains of fate and get ready for the next battle in Tekken 8. Challenge the strongest fighters in a dramatic single-player story or take on your friends in local or online 1v1 matches.

Pre-order at: Amazon | Xbox | Best Buy | Walmart

Persona 3 Reload (February 2, 2024)

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Persona 3, the game that helped reinvent Atlus' popular Persona series into what it is today will soon be getting a remake in the form of Persona 3 Reload. This new iteration of Persona 3 retells the story of the SEES group's efforts to investigate the mysterious Dark Hour but now with a revamped combat system, a remastered soundtrack, overhauled graphics, and more.

Persona 3 Reload

Persona 3 Reload

Delve into the heart of a dark, alternate dimension and forge unbreakable bonds to help you solve the mystery of the Dark Hour in Persona 3 Reload.

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Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League (February 2, 2024)

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Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is an upcoming third-person action-adventure game developed by Rocksteady, the developers behind the critically acclaimed Batman Arkham series. The Earth is under attack by unknown alien invaders, and Earth’s greatest heroes, the Justice League, have suddenly switched sides and are doing the invaders’ bidding.

With no choice, government official Amanda Waller assembles Task Force X (a.k.a. the Suicide Squad), a group made of supervillains consisting of Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, King Shark, and Harley Quinn to carry out an impossible mission – stop the alien invasion and kill the Justice League.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

Assemble a dastardly crew of killers to save the Earth from an alien invasion and a brainwashed Justice League in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.

Pre-order at: Amazon | Xbox | Best Buy | Walmart

Alisa: Developer's Cut (February 6, 2024)

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Alisa: Developer's Cut is an indie survival horror game inspired by classic 3D horror games of the 1990s like the Resident Evil PlayStation One trilogy and Silent Hill 1. You play as Alisa, an Elite Royal Agent tracking down a notorious thief who is hiding out in an old mansion in the middle of nowhere. 

Alisa's pursuit takes a turn for the worst once she gets there as this mansion is haunted by living dolls and other horrifying creatures ripped straight out of a person's worst nightmares...

Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden (February 13, 2024)

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Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden is an action-RPG developed by DONTNOD Entertainment and published by Focus Entertainment. You play as Antea Duarte and Red mac Raith, a pair of lovers and ghost-hunters known as the ‘Banishers’, sworn to protect the living from evil spirits and ghosts. 

During their last ghost hunt, the mission went south and Antea was mortally wounded as a result. Now she has become of the dreaded specters she despises. To bring Antea back to the land of the living, the pair must embark on a journey to find the means to do so while protecting innocent folk from supernatural threats.

Tomb Raider I-III Remastered (February 14, 2024)

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Re-live the debut adventures of the iconic treasure hunter, Lara Croft in Tomb Raider I-III Remastered. This collection remasters the Tomb Raiders 1,2, and 3 with enhanced graphics, introduces a plethora of quality-of-life improvements, and challenges players with new levels never seen before in the original versions.

Tomb Raider I-III Remastered 

Tomb Raider I-III Remastered 

Celebrate Lara Craft's debut adventures from the PlayStation One with new graphical improvements and never-before-seen challenges in Tomb Raider I-III Remastered.

Pre-order at: Xbox

Open Roads (February 22, 2024)

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Open Roads is a narrative adventure game developed by Open Roads Team and published by Annapurna Interactive. One day, a young woman named Tess Devine and her mother Opal, discover a cache of long-forgotten notes and letters hidden away in their home’s attic. What’s interesting about these notes is that they hint at ancient secrets regarding Tess’ family and treasure buried near the Canadian border.

With their curiosity piqued, Tess and Opal pack their bags and go a road trip to uncover this mystery. Along the way, they will discover memories best left forgotten and learn truths about each other.

Octopath Traveler 2 (February 24, 2024)

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Octopath Traveler 2, the sequel to Square Enix's sleeper hit JRPG, is coming to Xbox consoles. Play as eight travelers within the land of Solistia, and witness their dramatic tales unfold as they fight overwhelming odds in a cruel world to achieve their goals.

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake (February 28, 2024)

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The critically-acclaimed action-adventure game Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, is getting an unexpected remake in 2024. For those unfamiliar with the original, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons follows the adventures of two brothers on a quest to save their father from a terminal illness.

Take control of both brothers and guide them on their emotionally gripping journey solo or with a friend in the two-player co-op mode.

Unicorn Overlord (March 8, 2024)

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Unicorn Overlord is an upcoming tactical-JRPG developed by Vanillaware and published by Atlus. You play as prince Alain and you are on a quest to restore your kingdom after a tragic event brought it to ruin. Explore the rich lands of Fevrith, gather an army of mighty heroes, and earn renown among the nations by achieving victories in grand battles.

Dragon's Dogma 2 (March 22, 2024)

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Dragon’s Dogma 2 is the long-awaited sequel to Capcom’s cult action-RPG, Dragon’s Dogma. Players once again take on the role of The Arisen, a mortal cursed by an ancient dragon and forced to wander the land for eternity until they defeat the dragon that ruined their life.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 will build upon the foundation of its predecessor with an improved combat system, a bigger fantasy world to explore, and the return of the Pawn System where players can create AI-driven party members to aid them in battle.

Dragon's Dogma 2

Dragon's Dogma 2

Rise above your cursed fate and set off on high adventures to save the world from the evil Dragon in Dragon’s Dogma 2. Explore a fantastical world filled with conflict, learn powerful Vocations to become a mighty warrior, and recruit a party of Pawns to help you defeat giant monsters.

Pre-order: Amazon | Xbox

South Park: Snow Day! (March 26, 2024)

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South Park: Snow Day! is a co-op action-adventure game developed by Question and published by THQ Nordic. South Park has been completely engulfed in a massive blizzard and as a result — school has been canceled school for the kids. 

Not wasting this opportunity, the iconic kids of South Park such as Stan, Kyle, Cartman, Kenny, New Kid (a.k.a. the player) and more decide to celebrate snow day with a mock-up LARP battle for the ages. Little do the kids know that their silly little game will become grander in scope as they will need to save South Park from being destroyed by an endless winter storm.

South Park: Snow Day!

South Park: Snow Day!

Prepare for the ultimate snowball fight in South Park: Snow Day! Take on the iconic characters of South Park alone or bring your friends along in 4-player co-op to quadruple the snowy carnage.

Buy at: Xbox

Lightyear Frontier (March 2024)

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Lightyear Frontier is a resource-management game where you travel to a world at the edge of universe to cultivate your own farm. Start your new life as an off-world farmer with three of your friends to grow alien crops, build a home, and tame the wildlife of this peaceful planet.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes (April 23, 2024)

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Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is an upcoming JRPG developed by Rabbit and Bear Studios and published by 505 Games. The game takes place on Allraan, a continent that is currently being torn apart by the tyrannical Galdean Empire, which is searching for ancient artifacts to increase their military might and conquer the land.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes' story will chronicle the journey of a young imperial officer named Seign Kesling, and Nowa, a young warrior from a remote village on the outskirts of Allraan. As the fires of war rage, these two friends will be forced into a bitter conflict where their beliefs and ideologies will be put to the ultimate test.

Tales of Kenzera: ZAU (April 23, 2024)

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Tales of Kenzera: ZAU is a metroidvania side-scroller developed by Surgent Studios and published by EA Originals. You play as Zau, a young shaman on a journey to bring his father back to life by making a deal with the God of Death. Now imbued with cosmic powers, Zau must travel the land and prove his strength to three godlike beings to save his father while learning valuable life lessons along the way.

Death Relives (Q1 2024)

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Death Relives is a first-person survival-horror game created and published by Nyctophile Studios. You play as Adrian, a young man trying to uncover the unresolved mystery behind his mother’s death. He discovers that his mother was kidnapped by a cult and sacrificed to appease an ancient Aztec god named Xipe Totec.  

Just as he learned the truth, Adrian’s presence had detected by Xipe Totec and the bloodthirsty god does not take kindly to intruders. Now Adrian must find a way to escape the wrath of Xipe Totec alive and put an end to Xipe’s reign of terror.

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