When Netflix Games launched back in 2021, it was touted as the platform’s next big move.
It further solidified this move as a long-term initiative when it released Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition. It’s safe to say the video streaming platform knew just what people wanted, and it delivered.
For 2024, Netflix Games has just announced 16 new titles slated to arrive on the platform this year.
Here’s what you can expect in 2024:
1. Braid, Anniversary Edition
Coming to mobile exclusively for Netflix subscribers (as well as consoles and PC), Braid is an award-winning puzzle platformer that’s been reimagined and updated for modern hardware.
The premise is rather simple, but extremely engaging: Journey from a house in the city to different worlds and solve puzzles to rescue an abducted princess.
2. Chicken Run: Eggstraction
Brought to you by Aardman, the makers of the Chicken Run films, Chicken Run: Eggstraction is a real time, top-down heist game that combines squad-based infiltration with high-octane, chaotic escapes.
The game’s setting takes place after the events of the latest film, Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget. You’ll have to rescue chickens and bring them back to Chicken Island.
3. Cozy Grove: Camp Spirit
If there was one way to describe Cozy Grove, it would sound something like Animal Crossing, but more chill and a little haunted.
With the sequel, Cozy Grove: Camp Spirit, coming to Netflix, you play as a Spirit Scout on a haunted island. Once again, you’ll befriend and assist a variety of ghostly bears. But with Camp Spirit, you’ll get to enjoy new activities, as well as meet new furry companions with their own stories and abilities.
4. The Dragon Prince: Xadia
This hero-based cooperative action RPG is based on the Netflix animated series, The Dragon Prince.
Explore the world of Xadia with heroes from the series itself and team up in co-op missions to fight iconic Dragon Prince villains. Of course, you’ll still get all the heart, humour, and high stakes that the series has to offer.
5. Dumb Ways to Survive
Based on the wildly popular survival-based mobile game Dumb Ways To Die, Dumb Ways To Survive goes the opposite direction.
The premise behind the game is very simple, much like its predecessor. You play the same characters, but instead of looking for ways to die, you must navigate your way out of danger in order to survive.
6. Game Dev Tycoon
Game Dev Tycoon puts you in the shoes of a game developer in the 1980s.
Much like other tycoon-based games, you’ll have to work your way up from a budding startup to a successful, profitable business. Research new technologies, create best-selling games, and gain worldwide fans. Exclusive for the Netflix edition is the ability to develop games based on some of your favourite films and TV shows.
Exclusive to iOS for Netflix subscribers, Hades is a critically acclaimed rogue-like dungeon crawler game.
You play as Zagreus, the prince of the Underworld. Defy the god of the underworld by hacking and slashing your way out. But you’ll never get the same experience twice. In fact, you could be playing the game for hundreds of hours and still be discovering new character builds and story events.
8. Harmonium: The Musical
Harmonium: The Musical is an interactive sign language musical and adventure/narrative game that follows 10-year-old Filipina-American musician, Melody Macato.
She’s pulled into a musical and visual wonderland called Harmonium, but she needs to make it home in time for an upcoming show she’s putting on for her friends. The only way to do that, however, is to face Cacophony, who can only be defeated with a masterpiece symphony.
9. Katana ZERO
In this critically acclaimed neo-noir action-platformer, you’ve got to smash, dash, and manipulate time to unravel your past.
Not your average platformer, the game actually weaves an intricate story riddled with plot twists to add to the already exciting action.
10. Monument Valley 1 & 2
If you’ve got a thing for fantastical architecture and impossible geometry, Monument Valley 1 and 2 might just be what you’re looking for.
In the game, you’re tasked with guiding the silent Princess Ida through mysterious monuments, uncovering hidden paths and optical illusions along the way. But beware, you also have to outsmart the enigmatic Crow People.
11. Netflix Stories: Virgin River
Immerse yourself in the charming northern California town of Virgin River, where you’ll get to explore storylines similar to the Netflix series of the same name.
With Netflix Stories, you can turn passive viewing into an interactive experience, deciding the flow of the story yourself.
12. Paper Trail
Fold your way through a diverse, populated paper universe in this top-down puzzle adventure about leaving home.
As you progress through the game, new gameplay opportunities emerge, enhanced by the folding mechanics. If you like fun and engaging characters, coupled with beautiful worlds to explore, give this game a go.
13. The Rise Of The Golden Idol
Follow the adventures of a relic hunter, set on discovering a powerful artifact that has the ability to reshape the world.
Set 300 years after the events of The Case Of The Golden Idol, you’ll be able to interact with a range of characters, including convicts and chat show hosts. Each one of them will play a role in uncovering a centuries-long mystery.
14. Rebel Moon Video Game (title not yet announced)
Choose your rebel as you fight in this four-player co-op action game.
The setting takes place after the events of Rebel Moon — Part One: A Child of Fire and Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver.
15. Sonic Mania Plus
Coming exclusively to Netfix Games and on mobile for the first time, Sonic Mania Plus is the ultimate celebration of the past and future.
With multiple playable characters (Sonic, Tails, Knuckles), each with their own special abilities, you can relive the Sonic of the past with exciting new twists on classic zones.
16. Squid Game (title not yet announced)
Set in the universe of Squid Game, you’ll be able to compete against other players in a series of deadly games. But of course, all you care about is that grand prize.
There are currently 88 titles available on Netflix Games, with over 90 still under development
Of the 16 new titles that have just been announced, none have a confirmed release date at the time of writing.
On the flip side, if you’re the type to enjoy games offline and in the real world, we’ve listed out some throwback childhood games you can play with simple household items.