PC Gaming Show honors Stalker 2 as most wanted PC game of 2024

PC Gamer today held a special PC Gaming Show called Most Wanted. This event reveals the “Most Wanted” PC games for the upcoming years, as voted on by a panel of industry veterans. According to PC Gamer’s Council, the most anticipated game of 2024 is GSC Game World’s Stalker 2: Heart of Chornobyl. Other games that made it onto the 25-game list include Hades II, the as-yet unannounced Grand Theft Auto VI, Hollow Knight: Silksong, Tekken 8 and Dragon’s Dogma 2.

To celebrate the award, GSC Game World revealed a story trailer for Stalker 2, which is due to release sometime in Q1 2024. Evgeniy Grygorovych, CEO of GSC Game World and director of Stalker 2, gave a message to fans upon receiving the top honors. He thanked fans for their trust and patience, and also thanked the members of the development team for their work on the game during the war in Ukraine. He said the game is now a national product “aiming to convey Ukraine’s unbreakable spirit to the world.”

The PC Gaming Show’s voting council includes such recognizable names as Sid Meier, Brenda Romero and Tim Schafer. The games on the list spanned multiple genres, including horror, adventure games, multiplayer titles and life sim games. Here’s the complete list of 25 games:

  1. Stalker 2: Heart of Chornobyl
  2. Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree
  3. Hades 2
  4. Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth
  5. Helldivers 2
  6. Pacific Drive
  7. Haunted Chocolatier
  8. Homeworld 3
  9. Path of Exile 2
  10. Marathon
  11. Hollow Knight: Silksong
  12. Tekken 8
  13. Grand Theft Auto 6
  14. Gloomwood
  15. Frostpunk 2
  16. Dragon’s Dogma 2
  17. Avowed
  18. Menace
  19. Skate Story
  20. Star Wars Outlaws
  21. Harold Halibut
  22. Persona 3 Reload
  23. Holstin
  24. Sword of the Sea
  25. Still Wakes the Deep

In addition to the 25 games on the main list, PC Gamer also showed several trailers and game announcements. The games trailers included soulslike Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn, RTS Songs of Silence and strategy deckbuilder Ironhive. We also got reveals of a new Vampire clan in Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines 2 and a new adventure mode in Dwarf Fortress.

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