Upcoming PC games 2024: Best new titles coming to Steam and your Windows PC

Prison Architect 2 (September 3, 2024)

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Prison Architect 2 is a prison management simulator developed by Double Eleven and published by Paradox Interactive. You play as the head of a prison and your job is to rehabilitate the worst criminals on Earth and prevent them from escaping.

This game will feature the same management gameplay of the original Prison Architect but now refined with new mechanics, a new 3D art style, and more devious criminals that will use every trick in the book to break out of prison.

Prison Architect 2 | Coming soon to Steam

Prison Architect 2 | Coming soon to Steam

Run a maximum security prison and keep criminal scum locked away in Prison Architect 2, the long-awaited sequel to 2019's hit prison management sim, Prison Architect. 

Age of Mythology: Retold (September 4, 2024)

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Age of Mythology: Retold is an upcoming remaster of Age of Mythology, a spin-off of the legendary Age of Empires franchise. Unlike the mainline Real-Time Strategy games which has the player command armies based on real-life historical figures, Age of Mythology takes a more mythological approach.

Take command of soldiers, monsters and legendary heroes of Greek, Egypt, Norse, and Atlantean myth and wage war in an epic single-player campaign or defeat your rivals in online multiplayer skirmishes that support up to 12 players.

Age of Mythology: Retold | Coming soon to Steam

Age of Mythology: Retold | Coming soon to Steam

Call upon the powers of the gods to destroy your enemies in world-shattering battles in Age of Mythology: Retold. This definitive edition of the RTS classic will feature remastered graphics, an engaging 50-mission single-player campaign, enhanced multiplayer, and a new Arena of the Gods challenge mode.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl (September 5, 2024)

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In this post-apocalyptic open-world FPS game, players take on the role of a S.T.A.L.K.E.R (Scavengers, Trespassers, Adventurers, Loners, Killers, Explorers and Robbers), who has entered the huge Chornobyl Exclusion Zone. Here there are powerful items to acquire, dangerous mutants to fight off, and warring factions to be warry of. 

One of the things that makes STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl so compelling is that the decisions you make throughout the course of the story affect what happens. You can also explore in any way you see fit as this is a nonlinear adventure. STALKER 2 is expected to launch by December 2023.

STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl | $60 at Steam (GreenManGaming)

STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl | $60 at Steam (GreenManGaming)

In the year 2006, a second explosion has caused more dangers to appear in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone. You must fight off dangerous mutants and navigate warring areas in this open-world FPS survival game.

Ace Attorney Investigations Collection (September 6, 2024)

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Ace Attorney Investigations Collection is a bundle containing Ace Attorney's entire Ace Attorney Investigations spin-off series. In this games, you play as Miles Edgeworth, a famous prosecutor who strived to prove criminals guilty of their crimes in the mainline games.

Unlike the main Ace Attorney games which had most of the action in the courtroom, Ace Attorney Investigations will have you investigating crime scenes in thorough detail. You need to employ deduction skills and logic to uncover evidence and eye-witness accounts in order to solve tough cases that not even the best detectives or prosecutors can crack.

Ace Attorney Investigations Collection | Coming soon to Steam

Ace Attorney Investigations Collection | Coming soon to Steam

Step into the shoes of famed prosecutor Miles Edgeworth and gather clues to bring dastardly villains to justice in the Ace Attorney Investigation series, now remastered for modern platforms.

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 (September 9, 2024)

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Warhammer fans and those who love a good hack-n-slash are eagerly looking forward to the release of Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2. This is a third-person shooter that centers on taking down Tyranid hordes while playing as a brutal Space Marine. You'll be sent off to various planets with different missions to accomplish. 

In addition to guns, players have access to various weapons which they can use to mutilate dangerous enemies in quick succession. Work to acquire new items, level up, and save mankind from imminent doom. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 releases some time in 2023.

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 | Coming soon to GreenManGaming (Steam)

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 | Coming soon to GreenManGaming (Steam)

Mankind is in trouble, faced with dangerous alien forces and it's up to powerful Space Marines to save the day. Take down ferocious enemies and bosses while growing stronger and exploring the sci-fi world. 

Throne & Liberty (September 17, 2024)

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Throne & Liberty is a free-to-play MMORPG set in the world of Solisium. In this game, players can explore a vast world filled with ancient mysteries, transform into animals to traverse grand environments, and take part in gigantic battles where they will face armies of enemies.

Throne & Liberty | Coming soon to Steam

Throne & Liberty | Coming soon to Steam

Become an adventurer and tour the world of Solisium to earn riches, slay horrific monsters, and even become a king or queen in the free-to-play MMORPG, Throne & Liberty.

Dead Rising Deluxe Remaster (September 19, 2024)

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Capcom's fan-favorite sandbox zombie action game, Dead Rising, is coming back with a fresh coat of paint and quality-of-life improvements as Dead Rising Deluxe Remaster. Follow the misadventures of freelance journalist Frank West as he hacks and slashes his way through a megamall filled with zombies and psychopaths to uncover a conspiracy and rescue helpless survivors within a three-day day limit.

Dead Rising Digital Deluxe Remaster | $49.99 at Steam

Dead Rising Digital Deluxe Remaster | $49.99 at Steam

Capcom's classic 2006 zombie action game is coming back and is being enhanced with RE-Engine-empowered graphics, improved controls, and quality-of-life features to make the core gameplay smoother than ever.

Enotria: The Last Song (September 19, 2024)

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Enotria: The Last Song is a Soulslike that takes place in a bright world inspired by Italian mythology. Play as the Maskless One and embark on a dangerous journey to destroy evildoers corrupting the land with an unworldly known as Canovaccio and save the world from eternal ruin.

Enotria: The Last Song | Coming to Steam

Enotria: The Last Song | Coming to Steam

Cut through a land of darkness and restore light to the world in Enotria: The Last Song. Customize your playstyle by donning the masks of enemies, explore a sunlit world filled with mysteries, and use the power of Ardore to reshape reality, overcome obstacles and defeat challenging bosses.

God of War Ragnarök (September 19, 2024)

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The critically-acclaimed single-player action-adventure game, God of War Ragnarök will at long last being coming to PC along with the Valhalla DLC, unlocked frame rates, and NVIDIA DLSS 3.7, AMD FSR 3.1, Intel XeSS 1.3 support.

Help Kratos and his son Atreus on their journey through the Nine Realms for answers and a way to stop Ragnarök, an prophesied apocalypse that will bring about the end of the world.

God of War Ragnarök | Coming soon to Steam

God of War Ragnarök | Coming soon to Steam

Wield the Blades of Chaos and take on monsters and gods of Norse mythology in the hit sequel to 2018's God of War, God of War Ragnarök.

Frostpunk 2 (September 20, 2024)

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Frostpunk 2 is a highly anticipated follow-up to Frostpunk, a smash-hit survival-strategy game where you are in charge of a city that's struggling to survive amid a harsh eternal winter. Supplies are running scarce and tensions among the people are high so it is your job to make sure your town endures the ongoing storm by any means necessary.

Frostpunk 2 | Coming soon to GreenManGaming (Steam)

Frostpunk 2 | Coming soon to GreenManGaming (Steam)

Take on the role of the leader of a crumbling city and save it from being consumed by winter storms and human greed in Frostpunk 2.

Ara: History Untold (September 24, 2024)

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Ara: History Untold is a 4X strategy game developed by Oxide Games and published by Xbox Game Studios. You are the leader of a nation and your goal is to guide your people through the ages and raise them up to become the greatest civilization on Earth. You will cultivate farmlands, create wondrous forms of art, engage in diplomacy, and defend your nation from invading rivals.

Ara: History Untold | Coming soon to Steam

Ara: History Untold | Coming soon to Steam

Take up leadership as the ruler of a nation and lead it to a golden age of prosperity in Ara: History Untold. Will you be a peace-loving country that makes friends with your neighbours or will you become a tyrannical kingdom on conquering the world?

Alexander Cope

Alexander Cope is a gaming veteran of 30-plus years, primarily covering PC and Xbox games here on Windows Central. Gaming since the 8-bit era, Alexander's expertise revolves around gaming guides and news, with a particular focus on Japanese titles from the likes of Elden Ring to Final Fantasy. Alexander is always on deck to help our readers conquer the industry's most difficult games — when he can pry himself away from Monster Hunter that is! 

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