Best Games of 2024 so far (Updated June 2024)

Check out our handpicked list of best games of 2024 so far till the current month. These games cover all genres from Shooters, RPG, Open Worlds, Strategy, Multiplayer etc. All of these are available on PC, Steam, Xbox, Playstation and more. This post is updated every month, so make sure to bookmark it.

Best Games of 2024 so far (Updated Upto June 2024)

In this article, we will cover the top best games of 2024 so far till the current time of year. These games set high standards with stunning visuals, gripping stories, and groundbreaking gameplay. Whether you love action, RPGs, or shooters, you will find something here. The games covered are from January 2024 to June 2024 (and it will be updated every month) and most of these are available on all major platfroms like PC, Steam, Xbox, Playstation and Nintendo Switch.


#15

X Defiant

FPS, Multiplayer, Free to Play

XDefiant is a new, free first-person shooter from Ubisoft. Released in May 2024 for PlayStation 5, Windows, and Xbox Series X/S, it offers a fast, competitive experience. You can choose from various factions inspired by Ubisoft’s other popular titles. The game focuses on matches like Domination and Escort, featuring a quick time-to-kill (TTK) that requires fast reflexes and constant action.

XDefiant stands out with its mix of elements from different Ubisoft franchises. Each character class, or Defiant, has unique abilities tied to games like Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon or Splinter Cell. This adds strategic depth. The game has well-designed maps and a nostalgic touch for fans. However, it is still working on weapon balance and game modes. Despite this, XDefiant offers a fresh take on the FPS genre and is worth trying for those seeking a fast, competitive shooter with a unique twist.


#14

Prince of Persia The Lost Crown

Action Platformer, Metroidvania

Another title from Ubisoft, it brings back another great chapter in Prince of Persia Series, in a new Metroidvania adventure category. The Prince navigates a 2D side-scrolling world, filled with swings, climbs, and leaps across dangerous landscapes. Players must master enemy patterns and use new skills in dynamic combat.

The story features a new protagonist, Sargon, on a quest to find the Lost Crown. As Sargon explores Mount Qaf, players uncover secrets and face challenges that emphasize exploration and movement. This game drops the rewind mechanic and uses traditional checkpoints, enhancing the Metroidvania experience with acrobatics and combat. Fans of the series and the Metroidvania genre will enjoy this new adventure.


#13

Banishers Ghosts of New Eden

Action RPG

Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden is an action RPG from Don’t Nod, released on February 2024, for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Windows. You play as Red, a fiery Scotsman, and Antea, a ghost hunter. Their unique abilities help you fight spectral enemies and uncover the mysteries of New Eden, a growing North American settlement.

The story follows Red and Antea, a couple bound by tragedy. It explores themes of love, loss, and acceptance. Players switch between the physical and spectral planes to gain combat advantages and solve puzzles. The game uses supernatural elements to explore grief and moving on, creating a unique and memorable experience for RPG and action-adventure fans.


#12

Pacific Drive

Racing Survival

Pacific Drive is a single-player survival game by Ironwood Studios. You control a beat-up station wagon and navigate a desolate and mysterious region of the Pacific Northwest. Death isn’t the end here. You can retreat to a safe haven, repair your car, and craft upgrades before venturing back into the unknown.

Pacific Drive combines survival resource management with tense roguelike gameplay. You’ll explore a procedurally generated world, scavenging for resources to keep your car running and yourself alive. The story unfolds through cryptic messages and environmental clues, adding mystery. You’ll need to manage your car’s fuel, battery life, and tires, making strategic decisions about what to collect. The bond you form with your car sets this game apart, evolving it from a simple vehicle into a vital companion in a hostile world.


#11

Like A Dragon Infinite Wealth

Adventure, Role Playing

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth is the new sequel to Yakuza: Like a Dragon, came out in January of this year. This turn-based RPG follows Ichiban Kasuga’s journey, mixing classic combat with RPG style. Expect powerful weapon skills, tactical party setups, and impressive special attacks.

Infinite Wealth expands the story with a global crime tale, going beyond Japan’s streets. It aims to improve gameplay, fixing past issues, while keeping deep strategy. The game’s appeal lies in its humor, touching moments, and action-packed scenes, offering a lively world and memorable characters. Wield bats, share laughs, and start another exciting adventure in the Like a Dragon series.


#10

Persona 3 Reload

Story RPG

Persona 3 Reload is a 2024 remake of the classic RPG, Persona 3. It blends exploring dungeons with simulating social life. You play as a high school student during the day and a powerful Persona user at night. This updated version features new graphics that match the latest Persona style, making characters and places look better. The turn-based combat has been upgraded with mechanics from Persona 5, making fights smoother and easier to understand.

The game’s story explores deep themes like life and loss, offering a heartfelt narrative with quests to fight monsters. Persona 3 Reload is unique for mixing time management and social dynamics in a dark RPG world. Whether you’re a fan revisiting a beloved classic or new to the series, you’ll be drawn into an exciting story and gameplay experience, Making its spot in our list of Best Games of 2024.


#9

Enshrouded

Action RPG

Enshrouded, an action-RPG survival game by Keen Games, launch in January 2024 on Windows, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S. You explore a vast, high-fantasy world, gathering resources, crafting tools, and battling the elements to survive. Combat is key, offering melee, ranged, and magical options with a customizable skill tree. Explore diverse landscapes from forests to mountains, uncovering puzzles and secrets.

The game focuses on unraveling the mysteries of the perilous “Shroud” region. Build intricate bases and settlements using robust building mechanics. Encounter a variety of creatures, friendly and hostile. Experience freedom with a unique glider mechanic for exploration, appealing to solo adventurers and co-op fans. Enshrouded promises depth, exploration, and mystery in a beautifully crafted world for gamers looking for an immersive survival RPG experience upon its release later this year.


#8

Senua’s Saga Hellblade II

Action Horror

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II launched on May 2024. It follows Senua, a Celtic warrior fighting inner demons in 9th century Iceland. Ninja Theory develops the game, published by Xbox Game Studios. It’s an action-adventure with a strong story and intense combat. Players become Senua, exploring a Norse-inspired world with tough fights and tricky puzzles. The game stays in third-person, focusing on cinematic action and challenges that mirror Senua’s distorted reality.

Key to the game is Senua’s battle with psychosis, shown through eerie voices and strange visions. This makes the game more immersive, mixing psychological horror with its mythological story. Hellblade II stands out with its amazing visuals and realistic sound, promising a journey that explores mental illness and strength. It builds on its last game’s success to deliver a gripping adventure that will stay with players.


#7

Manor Lords

Real-Time Strategy

Manor Lords launched on April 2024. It’s a single-player game that mixes medieval city-building with real-time strategy. Players become medieval lords and grow a small village into a bustling town. The game stresses careful resource management, complex production chains, and meeting villagers’ needs. As your settlement grows, markets, farms, and workshops thrive with activity.

Manor Lords skips a linear story but immerses players in medieval town management challenges. Its detail stands out: intricate production chains need strategic planning, and villagers have unique needs. Real-time tactical battles add depth and strategy. It focuses on realistic growth, not quick expansion. It’s for gamers who love methodical, detailed play. Whether you’re a city-building pro or a fan of medieval times, Manor Lords offers a deep dive into medieval town management.


#6

Tekken 8

Fighting Action

Tekken 8 launches on January 2024, for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. It’s the newest game in the popular Tekken series, designed for longtime fans and newcomers. Focused on fighting, Tekken 8 improves gameplay with precise controls and a wide range of characters. New players get better tutorials and a strong training mode, while experienced fighters can explore complex combos and strategy.

In the story mode, Tekken 8 continues the Mishima saga with familiar faces and new characters, offering a dramatic story. The game adds new mechanics like the “Heat” system for buffs and special moves, and the “Special Style” system lets players customize their fighting styles. Tekken 8 updates classic gameplay and adds new features, making it great for both series fans and newcomers who love intense fighting action.


#5

Hades 2

Top-Down Action Rogue-Like

Next in our Best Games of 2024 list is where Supergiant Games brings sequel to their best selling game. Hades 2, returns players to its thrilling roguelike world. Players control Princess Melinoë, armed with powerful weapons to explore changing dungeons in the underworld. Each escape brings new challenges with random levels and dynamic combat. Players unlock skills from Olympian gods.

Hades 2 builds on Greek mythology. Princess aims to rescue her mother from the Titan of Time. New features include a world map with paths and bigger areas to explore. Players upgrade in a hub world and ally with gods and underworld beings. Hades 2 keeps beloved features and adds new ones. With Protagonist’s skills and focus on exploring, it promises a richer story and larger world. For fans of action and Greek myth, Hades 2 is a must-play in 2024. Supergiant Games promises another great underworld adventure.


#4

Palworld

Adventure RPG

Palworld, a game by Pocketpair, mixes survival, crafting, and creature collection in an exciting open-world. You play as a monster tamer in a world full of Pals, cute creatures essential to gameplay. Yes, it is Pokemon like game with Guns.

In Palworld, you’ll journey through a survival sandbox. Gathering resources, building bases, and exploring vast landscapes are key. What makes Palworld special is its Pals: these creatures aren’t just pets but crucial tools. Pal-wolves help gather resources, while Pal-dragons act as mobile furnaces, each serving unique roles.

Pals can be ridden for exploration, trained for combat, and given tasks in your base. This dynamic system adds depth to survival and crafting. While Palworld’s story is okay, the game focuses on exploring and discovering its imaginative world. With its mix of creature taming and tough survival challenges, Palworld offers a truly unique adventure.


#3

Helldivers 2

Shooter, Multiplayer

Helldivers 2 launched in February 2024 for PlayStation 5 and Windows. It’s a fast-paced third-person co-op shooter set on Super Earth. Players team up to fight bugs and cyborgs, relying on teamwork and strategy to complete missions. Friendly fire adds humor, leading to chaotic moments.

The game focuses on cooperative play, allowing teams to tackle missions together with friends or through random matchmaking. Players can customize their experience with a variety of weapons, armor, and abilities earned through gameplay, not micro-transactions.

Helldivers 2 stands out for its challenge and humor, emphasizing communication and coordination among players. It’s a great choice for fans of action-packed shooters that prioritize teamwork over individual skill. If you enjoy games that mix laughs with intense gameplay, Helldivers 2 is a must-try.


#2

Dragon’s Dogma 2

Action RPG, Role Playing

Capcom released Dragon’s Dogma 2 in 2024, plunging players into a lively fantasy world full of action and strategy. The game’s combat system is robust, letting players use heavy weapons or master magic. A standout feature is the Pawn system, where players recruit AI companions to help in battles against tough enemies. Exploration is key, offering hidden treasures and tough quests across an open world.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 focuses more on immersive world-building than surprising plot twists. Its high fantasy setting comes alive with great visuals and a captivating soundtrack. Players uncover the world’s secrets through NPC interactions and mysterious lore, piecing together a bigger story as they play.

Mechanically, the game blends action-packed combat with strategic depth. Players can climb large enemies to find weak spots, gaining advantages. The Pawn system adds depth, with AI companions influencing strategic choices. Overall, Dragon’s Dogma 2 promises RPG fans a thrilling experience with challenging combat, vast exploration, and innovative gameplay in a rich fantasy world.


#1

Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree

Action RPG, Open World

Currently on Top of our Best Games of 2024 List is “Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree”, released on June 21st, 2024, is a downloadable expansion for the Legendary Action RPG Elden Ring. It is a DLC for existing game but at same time, its big enough to be called a game on its own. The expansion dives deeper into Elden Ring’s mysterious lore, revealing more about the Elden Ring and the Erdtree while introducing new characters with complex motivations.

One standout feature is the addition of the Shadow Realm, a twisted reflection of the Lands Between. Here, players face enhanced familiar foes and entirely new monstrous enemies. Combat remains challenging yet rewarding, featuring new weapon options like agile katanas and tough boss battles that test players’ skills.

Shadow of the Erdtree offers a more compact world compared to the sprawling Elden Ring, packed with secrets and opportunities for exploration. It also enhances the storytelling with a clearer narrative that connects events and characters more explicitly. While newcomers might want to start with the base game, Shadow of the Erdtree solidifies Elden Ring’s reputation as a standout in the RPG genre. This is a true must-play for all gamers.


Beyond the Best Games of 2024

As we reflect on the first half of 2024, one thing is clear: gaming continues to evolve, delivering experiences that thrill and inspire. Whether you’re a seasoned gamer or just diving into the world of interactive entertainment, these games showcase the best of what this year has offered so far. Stay tuned as we eagerly anticipate what the rest of 2024 holds for gaming enthusiasts worldwide.

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