After a January with some incredibly well-received titles and even a record-breaking PC launch, we now enter February, a month that is frankly stacked. From action-adventure to multiplayer titles, strategy offerings to RPGs, indies to puzzlers, the second month of 2024 is not to be missed. So let’s dive into a new installment of Games To Look For to see what February has to offer for gamers around the world.
Granblue Fantasy: Relink (PC, PS4, PS5) – Feb. 1
The month begins with a game that JRPG fans are undoubtedly looking forward to for a long time. Granblue Fantasy: Relink takes players to the Zegagrande Skydom, a rich and wide aerial world filled to the brim with exciting possibilities and overwhelmed by a dangerous and deadly invading force. Needless to say, there is much to enjoy in this promising action-RPG.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League (PC, PS5, Xbox Series) – Feb. 2
One of the biggest releases coming out this month, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is Rocksteady’s long-awaited return to the Arkhamverse. Abandoning the single-player focus to give us a bombastic co-op experience, we finally take on the role of the bad guys as we must defeat the Justice League.
Persona 3 Reload (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series) – Feb. 2
Atlus seems to be on a bit of a roll lately, and while we wait for the debut of Metaphor: ReFantazio, we can get busy with a return to Persona 3. Persona 3 Reload comes with new story scenes, character voice-overs and more for returning fans, and gives those who haven’t yet had the chance to play the genre-defining RPG a chance to visit it for the first time.
Foamstars (PS4, PS5) – Feb. 6
What happens when you replace Splatoon’s paint with bubbles? Well, you get Foamstars. The latest title from Square Enix is a multiplayer title in which two teams use unique characters to claim the most territory in an evolving and chaotic arena. With multiple game modes on offer, eight launch characters and even free access if you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber, there are many reasons to get excited about this colorful competitive project.
Helldivers 2 (PC, PS5) – Feb. 8
Are you contributing? If ever there was a game that reminded us of Starship Troopers, it would be Helldivers 2. Arrowhead Game Studios brings us plenty of sci-fi action at the beginning of the month as we track down as many alien threats as possible and make them boom.
Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden (PC, PS5, Xbox Series) – Feb. 13
Settlers in a new land are plagued by a terrifying curse, and it’s up to you as Banisher to make sure these ghosts don’t harm the community. Since this action-RPG comes from Don’t Nod, we can expect an in-depth story with many consequences for our actions, as well as lots of creepy ghosts to fight against and an interesting location to explore.
Ultros (PC, PS4, PS5) – Feb. 13
While not for everyone, the Hotline Miami games certainly carved their own niche among the broader gaming community, and much of that was due to their trippy visuals. The designer behind many of those visuals is now back with a futuristic Metroidvania/garden simulator in Ultros. If you want to get psyched in February, look no further.
Solium Infernum (PC) – Feb. 14
If you’re a fan of grand strategy or just want a good reason to mess around with your friends, Solium Infernum might be the game for you. Pitting the rulers of hell against each other, you must use your wits and demonic power to place yourself on the throne of Pandemonium.
Skull and Bones (PC, PS5, Xbox Series) – Feb. 16
Could this game finally see the light of day? Most of us won’t believe Skull and Bones has come out until we play it, but it seems Ubisoft is finally ready to take us to the high seas in the pirate game we’ve waited years for.
Mario vs. Donkey Kong (Switch) – Feb. 16
Donkey Kong alone has stolen all the mini-Mario toys from their factory, and as someone who is likely to change quite a bit of this merchandise, Mario is not about to let him get away. Pursue Donkey Kong through more than 100 puzzle-based levels in this return to a classic Mario title.
Pacific Drive (PC, PS4, PS5) – Feb. 22
In Pacific Drive, you find yourself alone in a surreal imagination of the Pacific Northwest. With only your car as your companion, you must gather resources and avoid the supernatural dangers that await you in the Olympic Exclusion Zone. Each trip to the Zone brings new challenges, but with risk also comes reward, usually in the form of an upgrade for your car.
Nightingale (PC) – Feb. 22
Stranded in a strange realm, one much different from our own after a portal collapses behind you, you will have to learn to survive in the Faewild in hopes of becoming a Realmwalker. Nightingale is an Early Access launch, but for fans of single-player and co-op survival, it looks to bring much of the collecting, crafting and building that the genre is so famous for.
Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch) – Feb. 28
Disney has green-lighted remasters of several Star Wars video games over the years, and February sees the next expansion in this fold. Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster gives the iconic action FPS a new lick of paint and improved performance, while retaining the signature boomer shooter style of gameplay that made it a fan favorite in the first place.
Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth (PS5) – Feb. 29
Perhaps the biggest launch of the entire month, Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth will continue to tell the story of Cloud Strife and his allies as they work to save the world from the dangerous and formidable Sephiroth. This second installment of the remake of Square Enix’s long and critically acclaimed RPG takes the gang to new locations to take on new opponents and some returning faces, all on top of introducing a series of new mechanics and gameplay features that aim to significantly enhance the Final Fantasy VII experience.
And there we have it, another GTLF in the books. Be sure to come back in a month to see what March 2024 brings for gamers of all shapes and sizes.