January was a busy month for gamers; that’s a fact. With so many game releases, people are wondering if there’s anything left for the rest of the year. But worry not. February 2024 is also stacked with great titles.
No matter if you’re a casual gamer or someone who wants to build a career in gaming, the games that are arriving in February will rock your world. While some titles promise to be hidden gems, others might not live up to the hype. Anyhow, let’s take a look at the most anticipated games in the second month of the year 2024.
1. Skull and Bones
Let’s start our review with a classic – Skull and Bones! The long-anticipated release of Skull and Bones, brought to you by Ubisoft, will hit the gaming seas on February 16, 2024. This descendant of Assassin’s Creed Black Flag has been a patient wait for gamers as it was delayed a couple of times.
Skull and Bones is an action-adventure game that invites players to experience naval combat and all its action. As a pirate captain sailing the waters of the Indian Ocean during the golden age of piracy, you’re in for a swashbuckling adventure. Even though the game is perfect for those who love longcut scenes and exciting storylines, this game is actually quite slow.
Graphically, Skull and Bones is nothing short of a masterpiece. The water physics and dynamic weather conditions create an immersive experience that will have you come back for more. The overall opinion, Skull and Bones has the potential to go far, offering a pirate experience like no other. As always, you have to pay for the full version, but that’s just for those who want to get every bit of this game under their hands.
Available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC, Skull and Bones is easily playable, and many will enjoy it; that’s a guarantee.
2. Helldrivers 2
Sequel alert! Helldivers 2 is here to amp up the cooperative shooter game in third-person style. No more top-down views, no. This time, you’re able to get right into the action. What really sets this game apart is its dystopian theme with amazing graphics.
In that light, there’s a massive sci-fi universe, randomly generated maps, and a bunch of alien threats to deal with. The State of Play trailer gives you a taste of the action where there are plenty of mechas, aliens, and space diving; oh my, what a treat!
But, as with any other game, looks are important. Helldivers 2 is visually quite impressive; the dev team surely made this game perfect. Expect lighting effects and explosions that will make your gaming experience quite interesting and fun. On top of that, this game features a lot of modes, so you can always shift to something new and challenging.
3. Granblue Fantasy: Relink
Granblue Fantasy: Relink was released on February 1st for PlayStation 4, 5, and PC. Cygames again showcases how they make games as this Action RPG is a blend of the beloved “Tales of” series for solo play and echoes of “Genshin Impact/Monster Hunter” for multiplayer action.
The game begins in the celestial continent of Zegagrande, featuring engaging characters and quite an interesting story. Even if you’re new to the Granblue Fantasy world, this game provides a welcoming entry point, offering insights into characters’ backgrounds akin to the storytelling charm of Final Fantasy 16.
This game introduces an amazing cast of 18 playable characters, each with a unique talent tree. Gameplay is focusing on elemental affinities, demanding strategy and skill, especially in boss battles. So, you’ll have to gear up if you want to battle some hotheads.
As you progress into the endgame content, multiplayer quests bring heightened challenges, which makes players want to form competitive teams. This mode promises an exciting experience that’ll keep you hooked for hours. Even better, Granblue Fantasy: Relink is rich with impressive art, captivating staging, and a soundtrack by Nobuo Uematsu. If you’re a fan of RPGs, this game is a must-play, offering a journey through a fantastical world filled with excitement.
4. Maria vs. Donkey Kong
This puzzle platformer brings a fresh take on the timeless rivalry, combining smart puzzles with exciting platforming action. In this game, players can control either Mario or Donkey Kong, each with their own cool abilities. The story is a mix of nostalgia and modern twists, set in a world filled with inventive challenges that you have to overcome. As always, Mario is on a mission to stop Donkey Kong’s mischievous plans, adding charm and a touch of nostalgia to the gameplay.
Visually, expect crisp graphics that pay homage to the series’ roots while also putting an accent on the modern trends. The Nintendo Switch brings the characters and worlds to life with smooth animations and a playful art style.
The game offers various levels with unique puzzles and challenges, introducing new mechanics and power-ups for added excitement. ‘Mario vs. Donkey Kong’ is exclusive to the Nintendo Switch, making the most of the console’s capabilities. Nintendo, known for engaging with fans, often takes feedback to heart, ensuring a connection between developers and players.
5. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
Following its Early Access debut, “Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League” from Rocksteady Studios has officially launched on PlayStation 5, PC, and Xbox Series X/S since February 2nd.
In this thrilling game, players command Suicide Squad members, including Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark, on a high-stakes mission in the open world of Metropolis. The city is in chaos as the Justice League falls under the control of the sinister Brainiac, leading the Squad to take down corrupted versions of iconic heroes. We can all agree that the story surely is impressive, especially for DC fans.
Graphically impressive, the game features detailed, realistic art and a huge cityscape. Character models stay true to their comic book origins. Yes, you heard it right; there’s no joking around with the cosmetics. Key features include single-player and co-op multiplayer modes. Players can switch characters in single-player mode or team up in multiplayer for added excitement.
Early feedback has been mixed, and the studio’s reluctance to provide game keys to specialized media raises concerns, suggesting caution before diving into this Suicide Squad adventure.
Let’s check out Nightingale, a cool game by Inflexion Games that’s all about surviving and exploring with friends. It’s this mix of Victorian-era tech and magical Fae stuff, set in an alternate world where humans got a massive power boost in the 1500s. But things got tricky when some portals messed up, blocking off the last city, Nightingale. That’s where you come in.
Nightingale isn’t your typical survival deal, it’s much more. You get to roam different Fae kingdoms, each with its own vibe. You can explore lush forests with goblins or fiery wastelands with elementals. And the cool part? You decide how to explore them; there’s nothing that can stop or limit you.
And, in case you feel like building epic stuff, go be a master builder. Or if magic and exploring are more your thing, grab a wand and start exploring the unknown. Nightingale lets you choose your goals and play the game the way you want. Something like an open-ended play.
Survival is part of the game too. You’ll gather resources, hunt for food, and build shelters to stay alive. Craft magical tools, unlock spells, and maybe even make friends with mythical creatures; it’s pretty enchanting! Even though Nightingale is still in Early Access, it’s already polished and full of content. They keep adding new things, like chests that pop up randomly, adding more challenge and fun.
7. Last Epoch
Last Epoch, an Action RPG from Eleventh Hour Games, is dropping the full version on February 21st after hanging out in early access for about 4 years. If Diablo 4 didn’t quite scratch that gaming itch, maybe give Last Epoch a spin.
Now, the game enrolls into a pretty cool story about time travel. You’re on a mission to fix a messed-up future by jumping back into the past; sounds like a wild ride, right? Graphically, Last Epoch looks detailed and nice, even if it’s not quite on Diablo 4’s level. You’ll explore all kinds of places, from ancient forests to future dystopian cities.
Here’s the fun part. Last Epoch lets you tweak and improve your character’s abilities in different ways. And the crafting system? It’s unique and gives you lots of control over your gear. No need for a Ph.D. – they made it easy to understand.
As of now, Last Epoch is PC-only, but they’ve hinted at maybe bringing it to consoles later. So, if you’re up for an Action RPG with a cool time-travel twist, Last Epoch might just be your next gaming obsession.
Granblue Fantasy: Relink brings RPG excitement, while Suicide Squad adds chaos with corrupted heroes. Helldivers 2 amps up co-op shooting, Skull and Bones sails into high-seas adventures, and Mario vs. Donkey Kong revives a classic rivalry. Nightingale offers magical survival crafting, and Last Epoch brings an action-packed RPG with time-travel twists.
So, if you ever thought that you’d get bored, think twice! All these games deserve a try, even if you’re not a fan of a particular type and style. Trust us, it’s worth trying!