New Video Game Releases in Week 1 of January 1, 2024

Happy New Year! 2024! Here’s the list of new video game releases in week 1 of January 1, 2024. With this being the first week of the year, when everyone’s on holiday, there really aren’t any most popular video games released this week. Time to once more catch up on that backlog during the holiday! 😀

Only a few new games in this 1st January 2024 week. Remember, often the new video game releases this week will have a demo / prologue available for you to try before you buy.

The new video game releases this week are:

Monday January 1, 2024 Game Releases

  • Nothing

Tuesday January 2, 2024 Game Releases

  • Drug Lords (PC)
  • Neon Fantasy: Rodents (PC)
  • Pacific Minesweeper (PC, Linux) — Note: Free game.
  • Search All – Flies (PC)

Wednesday January 3, 2024 Game Releases

  • Beer Run (PC)
  • Groove that Goob (PC, Mac)
  • Mooselutions (PC, Mac)
  • Niels Penguin Adventure (PC, Mac, Linux)
  • Underground Secret (PC)

Thursday January 4, 2024 Game Releases

  • Bullring (PC)
  • FourthMotion (PC)
  • Ghost Hunters (PC)
  • Merge Circus (PC)
  • Micro Machines: Mini Challenge Mayhem (PC VR, Meta Quest)
  • My Friend The Spider (PC) — Note: Free game.
  • Skeleton Rebellion (PC)
  • Sleeping with Sakuya Izayoi (PC) — Note: Free game.
  • The Spy Who Shot Me (Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X) — Note: A comedy retro FPS inspired by N64/PS1 classic shooters of the 90s like GoldenEye 007. Also available on PC via Steam.
  • VR TKA Surgery Simulator (PC; VR)
The spy who shot me™ – Trailer
Micro Machines: Mini Challenge Mayhem | Official Pre-order Trailer

Friday January 5, 2024 Game Releases

  • Above the Hill (PC)
  • Airborne (PC)
  • Arcade Game Zone (Switch)
  • Astra Hunter Zosma (PC) — Note: Free game.
  • Backrooms: Eight Levels (PC)
  • Boaty Tanks 2 (PC)
  • Bulldozer Tycoon: Construction Simulator (Switch)
  • Esports Godfather Origin (PC) — Note: Free game.
  • Frontline: World At War (PC)
  • Forest Fantasy (PC)
  • Grim’s Gambit (PC, Mac) — Note: Free game.
  • Guts ‘n Grunts (PC, Mac, Xbox One, Xbox Series X)
  • Kick B*stards (PC)
  • MechaJourney (PC)
  • Portal: Revolution MOD (PC, Linux) — Note: Free mod, requires the base game.
  • Project XSTING (PC)
  • Shivering Stone (Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X)
  • Simple CEO (PC)
  • siXide (PC)
  • Skirmish Squad (PC)
  • The Balls (PC)
  • The Holyburn Witches (PC, Mac)
  • The Night is Grey (PC, Mac)
  • Tiny Jukebox (PC)
  • Trash Bandits (PC)
Guts ‘n Grunts Trailer (Run N’ Gun like a Contra and Turrican)

Saturday January 6, 2024 Game Releases

  • Adventure Trip: Amazing World 3 – Collector’s Edition (PC)
  • Glimpse (PC, Mac, Linux)
  • PolyZen Drive (PC, Mac)
  • Snow Folks (PC)
  • Winter Memories (PC) — Note: Mature-only rated title.

Sunday January 7, 2024 Game Releases

  • Deer God – Steam Early Access (PC)
  • Ragdoll Wreckage: Zombie Farts (PC)
  • Yokai City (PC)

Free PC / Mac / Linux / Steam Deck Games in January 2024

  • Epic Games Store: [1st] Escape Academy, [rest week] The annual free DAILY Christmas Holiday Mystery Game Promotion continues in this New Year’s week!
  • Amazon Prime Gaming: Asteroids: Recharged, A Tiny Sticker Tale, Kombinera, Aground, SeaOrama: World of Shipping, Akka Arrh, Deathloop, Orten was the Case, Caverns of Mars: Recharged.
  • Good Old Games: Destroy All Humans! Clone Carnage, Flashout 3D: Enhanced Edition, Gravewood High, Bullet Runner: The First Slaughter, Bloody Hell, The Feast, Yu Crossing Animals, Kao the Kangaroo – Yooka Laylee X Kao the Kangaroo DLC & other DLC’s + the GOG Free Games Collection.
  • Steam: Temtem: Showdown, Phantom Galaxies, Stranger Z, Telo, Manquin, Planet S, Minute, The Paper Trials, Farlight 84, Hardest Game Ever, The Riflemen, Lavalamp, Soccer Kids Alpha, BloodDome Classic, Spiritle, Apeiron.
  • Apple Arcade (iOS, Mac, Apple TV): Unannounced [these are last month’s games] Sonic Dream Team, Disney Dreamlight Valley: Arcade Edition, Puzzle & Dragons Story, Turmoil+.

Free Mobile Games in January 2024

  • Apple Arcade (iOS, Mac, Apple TV): Unannounced. [Last month’s games] Sonic Dream Team (exclusive!), Disney Dreamlight Valley: Arcade Edition, Puzzle & Dragons Story, Turmoil+.
  • Netflix Games (iOS, Android, Tablets): Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition (includes Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas), Football Manager 2024 Mobile, Storyteller, Word Trails, Bloons TD 6, Farming Simulator 23, Oxenfree, Oxenfree II: Lost Signals, Netflix Stories: Love is Blind + Sonic Prime Dash, TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge, Tomb Raider Reloaded, Death’s Door, Dead Cells, Twelve Minutes, Immortality, World of Goo Remastered, Terra Nil, Cut The Rope Daily, Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon, Poinpy, The Queen’s Gambit Chess, Before Your Eyes, Shatter Remastered, Laya’s Horizon, Lucky Luna, LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed, Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story, Asphalt Xtreme, Stranger Things: 1984, Stranger Things 3: The Game, Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales, Shadow and Bone: Enter the Fold, Narcos: Cartel Wars Unlimited, Transformers Forged to Fight, SpongeBob: Get Cooking, Into the Breach, Valiant Hearts: Coming Home, Spiritfarer, Teeter (Up) Remastered, Dust & Neon, Moonlighter, Desta: The Memories Between, Reigns: Three Kingdoms, Into the Dead 2: Unleashed, Relic Hunters: Rebels, Rival Pirates, Dragon up, Highwater, Kentucky Route Zero, Raji: An Ancient Epic, Scriptic: Crime Stories, This is a True Story, Bowling Ballers, Shooting Hoops, Skies of Chaos, Arcanium: Rise of Akhan, Card Blast, Exploding Kittens, Vikings: Valhalla, Dominoes Cafe, Mahjong Solitaire, Solitaire, Wonderputt Forever, CoComelon: Play with JJ, Hello Kitty and Friends: Happiness Parade, Heads Up!, Nailed It! Baking Bash, Ghost Detective, Knittens, Krispee Street, Puzzle Gods, Slayaway Camp 2: Netflix & Kill, Wild Things: Animal Adventures, Dungeon Boss: Respawned, Dungeon Dwarves, Mighty Quest Rogue Palace, Cats & Soup, Country Friends, Flutter Butterflies, Too Hot to Handle: Love Is a Game, Too Hot To Handle 2, Townsmen: A Kingdom Rebuilt, Vineyard Valley. [68+ games in total]
  • Netflix Games (iOS, Android, Tablets) in 2024: [Jan 4th] Money Heist: Ultimate Choice, [April 30th] Braid: Anniversary Edition + Rebel Moon Part 3 (2024 Video Game), Squid Game (2024 Video Game), Hades, Monument Valley 1 & 2, Sonic Mania Plus, Cozy Grove: Camp Spirit, Game Dev Tycoon, FashionVerse, Chicken Run: Eggstraction, The Dragon Prince: Xadia, Dumb Ways to Survive, Harmonium: The Musical, Katana Zero, Netflix Stories: Virgin River, Paper Trail, The Rise Of The Golden Idol. [90 more games in development at Netflix]
Come Play With Us | New Games Coming in 2024 | Netflix

Free Xbox Series X | S / Xbox One Games in January 2024

  • Xbox Game Pass: [3rd] Close to the Sun, Sea of Thieves: Season 10 Update, Dead by Daylight: Chucky DLC, Hello Neighbor 2: Anniversary Update, [4th] Hell Let Loose, [9th] Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Figment, [11th] Super Mega Baseball 4, We Happy Few, [16th] Resident Evil 2 Remake, Those Who Remain, [18th] Turnip Boy Robs A Bank.
  • Xbox Game Pass – Leaving Soon: [5th] Grand Theft Auto V, [15th] Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden, MotoGP 22, Garden Story.
  • Xbox Game Pass Core (formerly Games with Gold): Chivalry II, Totally Reliable Delivery Service + Among Us, Astroneer, Celeste, Dead Cells, Descenders, Dishonored 2, DOOM Eternal – Standard Edition, Fable Anniversary, Fallout 4, Fallout 76, Firewatch, Forza Horizon 4 – Standard Edition, Gang Beasts, Gears 5 – Game of the Year Edition, Golf with your Friends, Grounded, Halo 5: Guardians, Halo Wars 2, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Human Fall Flat, INSIDE, LIMBO, Ori & the Will of the Wisps, Overcooked! 2, Payday 2: Crimewave Edition, Powerwash Simulator, Psychonauts 2, Slay the Spire, Spiritfarer: Farewell Edition, Stardew Valley, State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition, Superliminal, The Elder Scrolls Online, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, Unpacking, Vampire Survivors. [38 games, will be updated 2-3 times a year]
  • Xbox Game Pass games in 2024: Persona 3 Reload, Open Roads, Lightyear Frontier, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, Manor Lords, 33 Immortals, Another Crab’s Treasure, ARK 2, Avowed, Dungeons of Hinterberg, Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn, Little Kitty Big City, Flock, Magical Delicacy, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024, Pigeon Simulator, Replaced, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2, STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl, Still Wakes The Deep, Towerborne, and more! (Watch the video here-under for gameplay for them all!)
EVERY Game Announced For Xbox Game Pass In 2024 (So Far)

Free PlayStation 5 / 4 Games in January 2024

  • PlayStation Plus Essential: [from the 2nd] A Plague Tale: Requiem (PS5), Evil West (PS4, PS5), Nobody Saves the World (PS4, PS5), Warframe: Syrinx Collection (PS4, PS5).
  • PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium: Unannounced. Last month’s games were: [19th] Grand Theft Auto V, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin, Moto GP23, Metal: Hellsinger, Salt and Sacrifice, Moonscars, Mega Man 11 (PS4-only), Gigabash, Grime, Tinykin, Prodeus, Shadowrun Returns, Shadowrun: Dragonfall – Director’s Cut, Shadowrun: Hong Kong – Extended Edition (available on both PS5 & PS4 unless otherwise indicated).
  • PlayStation Plus Premium’s PlayStation Classics: Unannounced. Last month’s games were: [19th] Mega Man Legacy Collection (PS4), Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 (PS4), Thrillville (PSP), Thrillville: Off the Rails (PS2), Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (PS1).
PlayStation Plus Monthly Games – January 2024 – PS4 & PS5

Free Switch Games in January 2024

Nintendo of Japan reveals Jet Force Gemini and GoldenEye 007 coming to Nintendo Online soon

Note: You need to claim each free weekly / monthly featured game ASAP in order to add it to your game system’s account before it disappears.

What video games will you be playing this week? Any of these?