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STALKER 2, Call of Duty, and 10 more highly anticipated video games

STALKER 2, Call of Duty, and 10 more highly anticipated video games These games will be released in 2024 and 2025 (collage: RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

In the world of computer games, there is always room for expectation and anticipation of new masterpieces. Soon, we will see a lot of projects that promise to change our understanding of gameplay and graphics.

RBC-Ukraine reveals 12 games to be released in the coming year.

Once Human

Release date: July 9, 2024

Fans of post-apocalypse and hardcore survival, this game is for you.

Once Human is an upcoming computer game that throws you into the epicenter of a collapsing world. Former friends have turned into terrible enemies, and the survivors are fighting each other for scarce resources, shelter, and very existence in a merciless dystopia.

But you are not just a human - you are a meta-human. In addition to the fight for survival, you will have to take care of your health, satisfy your hunger, and find clean drinking water to stay alive.

STALKER 2, Call of Duty, and 10 more highly anticipated video gamesOnce Human (photo: Starry Studio)

Black Myth: Wukong

Release date: August 20, 2024

Fans of Souls-style games should pay attention to Black Myth: Wukong. This upcoming action role-playing game takes you to the fantastic world of Chinese folklore.

In the role of the Destined One (also known as the Monkey King), you will have to travel through harsh lands and fight even harsher enemies in search of the truth behind a long-forgotten legend.

It sounds quite vague and mysterious, but with dynamic melee combat soaked in magic and many unique abilities available to the Destined One, Black Myth: Wukong promises to be a hardcore game.

STALKER 2, Call of Duty, and 10 more highly anticipated video gamesBlack Myth: Wukong (photo: Game Science)

Star Wars Outlaws

Release date: August 30, 2024

The first truly open Star Wars universe. It takes place between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. It stars a new character reminiscent of Han Solo.

You play as Kay Wess, an adventurer who shows promise from the dark underworld of the galaxy. Naturally, she soon finds herself involved in a showdown between dangerous criminal syndicates. The original story of the game will take you through the familiar Star Wars planets, as well as completely new ones.

Star Wars Outlaws promises a diverse approach to combat, fateful decisions, and intense space battles. It can be a truly brilliant game.

STALKER 2, Call of Duty, and 10 more highly anticipated video gamesStar Wars Outlaws (photo: Ubisoft)

STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl

Release date: September 5, 2024

The fourth game of the STALKER series from the Ukrainian studio GSC Game World, Heart of Chornobyl, will once again send you to the exclusion zone around the infamous nuclear power plant. You will have to fight for survival, battle mutants, and overcome dangerous radioactive anomalies.

The first game in the series, released in 2007, told the story of a collective mind created by seven connected scientists. So one can only wonder what new threats the developers have come up with this time.

The Heart of Chornobyl is an open-world first-person shooter developed on Unreal Engine 5. Thanks to the use of the latest graphics technologies, including ray tracing, the game should look simply stunning.

STALKER 2, Call of Duty, and 10 more highly anticipated video gamesSTALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl (photo: GSC Game World)

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6

Release date: October 25, 2024

The Call of Duty giant, now owned by Microsoft, is back with its annual game this year in the form of Call of Duty: Black Ops 6, which will be available on Game Pass on day one.

Co-creators Treyarch and Raven Software call the single-player campaign, which is always available online (obviously through continuous texture streaming), a "spy action game" set in the early 1990s. The game will feature such historical figures as Saddam Hussein, George W. Bush, and Margaret Thatcher.

The main innovation of the gameplay is Omnimovement, which will allow players to sprint, slide, and dive in any direction. This should further enhance the action movie atmosphere that the game is aiming for.

As expected, the game will offer a wide range of multiplayer modes, as well as the classic Zombies mode for the loyal fans of the Call of Duty series. The game will be released on 25 October, and you might want to free up some space on your disc in advance - the file size exceeds 300 GB!

STALKER 2, Call of Duty, and 10 more highly anticipated video gamesCall of Duty: Black Ops 6 (photo: Steam)

Silent Hill 2

Release date: October 8, 2024

The long-awaited remake of Silent Hill 2, probably exclusive to PS5, is also coming to PC on 8 October. This is Konami's first attempt at a remake in its long-running survival horror series.

Get ready to step back into the shoes of James Sunderland, a tormented man investigating a mysterious letter allegedly sent to him by his late ex-wife. He will have to fight various terrifying enemies and iconic villains.

If you missed its initial release on PS2 and Xbox in 2001, Bloober Team's Silent Hill 2 is a blood-curdling horror worth experiencing in 2024.

STALKER 2, Call of Duty, and 10 more highly anticipated video gamesSilent Hill 2 (photo: Konami)

Indiana Jones and the Great Circle

Release: second half of 2024

Finally, the name of the new Indiana Jones game from the creators of Wolfenstein is known. Indiana Jones and the Great Circle is an upcoming computer game that many of us have dreamed of since childhood.

It is a first-person action-adventure game where Indy is back in business, and his trusty whip will help him get out of the most difficult situations.

STALKER 2, Call of Duty, and 10 more highly anticipated video gamesIndiana Jones and the Great Circle (photo: Xbox Game Studios)

Kingdom Come: Deliverance 2

Release: second half of 2024

Even more medieval role-playing splendor awaits us in Kingdom Come: Deliverance 2. Warhorse Studios will once again send us to 15th-century Bohemia, where our hero Indřich will continue to avenge his family. But this time, the stakes have increased significantly in almost every way.

The shown trailers demonstrate a dynamic first-person combat with excellent graphics. Warhorse promises many hours of cinematic cutscenes in this large-scale RPG for an even deeper immersion in the story.

STALKER 2, Call of Duty, and 10 more highly anticipated video gamesKingdom Come: Deliverance 2 (photo: Charlie Intel)

Civilization 7

Release: 2025

Although the exact release date has not yet been announced, we are looking forward to the continuation of one of the best series of games in the 4X genre! Firaxis Games has officially confirmed the development of Civilization 7.

Eight years have passed since the release of the last installment of this legendary strategy game. So it's no surprise that even a short teaser trailer makes us think feverishly about all the possibilities that Civilization 7, which is expected to be released in 2025, has to offer.

STALKER 2, Call of Duty, and 10 more highly anticipated video gamesCivilization 7 (photo: 2K Games)

Grand Theft Auto VI

Release: Autumn 2025

Grand Theft Auto VI (GTA 6) is one of the most anticipated games from Rockstar Games. Officially announced on 4 February 2022, the game is currently under active development. The first trailer, released in early December 2023, confirms that the game will be set in Leonidas, a fictional state resembling Florida, where everyone's favorite city, Vice City, will return.

The trailer features the main characters, Lucia and Jason, who resemble modern-day Bonnie and Clyde. The game promises a huge, detailed world with swamps, islands, and urban areas reminiscent of the Florida Keys and the Everglades.

The game is expected to be released on consoles first, followed by a PC version in a few months.

STALKER 2, Call of Duty, and 10 more highly anticipated video gamesGrand Theft Auto VI (photo: Bloomberg)

Fable 4

Release: 2025

Fable 4 is the long-awaited continuation of the favorite Fable game series. The development of the game was accompanied by a series of cinematic trailers that demonstrate a unique combination of humor and fantasy.

Fable 4 will continue the traditions of the role-playing game series, including character creation and a morality system that affects the plot and the world around it. Players will be able to fight with swords, perform magic, and interact with a world full of eccentric characters and creatures.

Although specific gameplay details are scarce, the trailers hint at a return to the series' roots with a modern twist, promising a rich and immersive experience for new players and long-time fans alike.

STALKER 2, Call of Duty, and 10 more highly anticipated video gamesFable 4 (photo: Playground Games)

Jurassic Park: Survival

Release: 2025

The game takes place a day after the events of the original 1993 Jurassic Park film. This is a first-person survival shooter in which you have to take on the role of InGen scientist Dr Maya Joshi, who was abandoned when Dr Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) flew away in a helicopter.

Although games based on movies are often unsuccessful, even 30 years after the film's release, the idea of Jurassic Park: Survival is exciting.

STALKER 2, Call of Duty, and 10 more highly anticipated video gamesJurassic Park: Survival (photo: GameSpew)

Sources: Stuff, GamesRadar, and IGN.