Are you looking to play a new game on your PC? We’ve highlighted the best PC games you should check out in 2024. The list is sorted by the date, with the latest game on top.
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Best PC Games 2024
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown
Action Platformer | PC, PlayStation, Xbox | Jan 18
Prince of Persia is returning to its roots with a brand new 2.5D side-scrolling action platformer that has garnered positive previews since its announcement a few months back. As Sargon, the player must sharpen their sword-wielding skills as well as make use of the franchise’s staple time-warping powers to perform deadly combos, defeat time-corrupted enemies, solve tricky puzzles, and save the actual Prince of Persia while he is at it.
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
Genre: FPS | Release Date: Dec 7, 2023
Based on James Cameron’s smash hit movie series, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is Ubisoft’s latest attempt at adapting the popular sci-fi world to video games. Players will take on the role of a Na’vi, who is tasked to protect Pandora from the RDA.
The game aims to present a beautiful and lush world to explore, craft new gear, upgrade skills, and use Na’vi’s incredible strength and agility to your advantage. And yes, players will be able to soar the skies by bonding with a banshee and also use it for aerial combat against the RDA.
Alan Wake 2
Genre: Horror I Release Date: Oct 27
Another hotly anticipated title this year is Remedy’s long-awaited sequel, Alan Wake 2.
The titular writer, still trapped in a nightmarish alternate reality, tries to retain his sanity as he once again attempts to escape his mental prison. Meanwhile, FBI agent Saga Anderson is dealing with a string of ritualistic murders that threaten the small town of Bright Falls.
With two separate realities seemingly interconnected and affecting the worlds around them, Alan Wake 2 offers a horrifying new tale that promises to be as dark and psychedelic as the original.
Genre: Racing I Release Date: Oct 10
After Starfield, Xbox users can look forward to another massive exclusive on the platform: Forza Motorsport.
Developed by long-time Forza developers Turn 10 Studio, the game features over 500 vehicles and 20 thrilling tracks to burn rubber on. Each race will offer unique weather conditions and driving challenges to master, ensuring that every lap and every victory is earned.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
Genre: RPG | Release Date: Sep 26 I Platform: PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S
Phantom Liberty is the first DLC for CD Projekt Red’s highly acclaimed Cyberpunk 2077, and it invites players on a high-stakes mission of espionage and deceit to save the NUSA President. Along with Keanu Reeves, who returns once again to reprise his role as Johnny Silverhand, Phantom Liberty also stars Idris Elba as Solomon Reed.
Unlike the original game, the DLC will be released exclusively on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S.
Immortals of Aveum
Genre: FPS | Release Date: August 22 I Plats: PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S
It’s been a while since we have received a big, big-budget first-person shooter, and Ascendant Studios hopes to fill that void with Immortals of Aveum.
This first-person “magic shooter” tells the story of Jak (played by ‘Never Have I Ever’s Darren Barnet), who joins an elite order of battlemages to save the world from going kaput. As the world rages from an Everwar, Jak must uncover mysterious secrets and master the three forces of magic to protect himself and those on the right side of the war (whichever that is). The Unreal Engine 5-powered game will be released for PC, Xbox Series X/S and PS5.
Baldur’s Gate 3
Genre: RPG | Release Date: August 3 (Dec 8 for Xbox) I Plats: PC, PS5, Xbox
With 12 classes and 11 races to choose from, both offering 46 subclasses and 31 subraces, respectively, and around 600 spells, an engaging D&D 5e ruleset-based turn-based combat, engaging story, and 4-player co-op, Larlan Studios’ Baldur Gate 3 seems to be the RPG to watch out for this year.
The game has been available as Early Access for a long time, with the full game finally available this month on PC. The PS5 version will launch a little later, on September 6, 2023, while the Xbox version is scheduled for release sometime next year.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Genre: Action Adventure I Release Date: July 26 I Platforms: PC
Ratchet and Clank is making its debut on the PC platform with Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, an excellent action-adventure game that was both a commercial and critical success when released on the PS5 in 2021. Rift Apart picks up right after the events of PS4’s Ratchet and Clank, although you don’t necessarily need to play the first game to enjoy this one. All you need to know is that you will be facing all sorts of weird enemies, and you will have a distinct collection of even weirder weapons to dispatch them off. The PC port brings platform-specific features like unlocked frame rates, ray-tracing, ultrawide support, and more.
Genre: Action I Release Date: July 25 I Platforms: PC, PS, Xbox
Gunfire Games’ Remnant: From the Ashes was a sleeper hit by all accounts, providing fans of the Souls genre a loot-and-shoot experience, and that too in co-op. Remnant 2 looks to build on the ideas introduced in the first game while expanding the gameplay and offering highly requested quality-of-life features.
Jagged Alliance 3
Genre: RTS I Release Date: July 14 I Platforms: PC
Sequel to 1999’s classic, Jagged Alliance 3 promises yet another engrossing tactical role-playing strategy game. You will be commanding a small army of Grand Chien, a nation rich with natural resources thrown into chaos after the elected president goes missing and a paramilitary force known as The Legion tries to seize control.
The President’s family has pooled all of their resources to hire a group of mercenaries who are tasked with finding the President and saving the nation while they are at it. As players, you will learn to master turn-based combat, upgrade your forces, control territory, train the locals to pick up arms and defend against enemy forces as they brute force their way in.
Genre: Shooter I Release Date: July 14 I Platforms: PC, PS, Xbox
We aren’t getting a new Dino Crisis anytime soon, but publisher Capcom hopes Exoprimal might scratch that itch. This third-person shooter pits you and a couple of your friends against a never-ending horde of dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures while equipping you with a cutting-edge exosuit that should be able to take the beasts head-on.
Oxenfree II: Lost Signals
Genre: Horror I Release Date: July 12 I Platforms: PC, PS, Xbox, Switch
If you have never heard of Oxenfree, do yourself a favour and get the original as soon as possible. It’s a peculiar horror game mixed with a coming-of-age saga, and easily one of the genre’s finest. With the sequel, Night School Studios, with the backing of Netflix Games, look to offer a polished narrative experience, with the choice-based gameplay, dynamic conversations, and environmental puzzles seeped in stunning artwork.
Genre: ARPG I Release Date: June 6 I Platforms: PC, PS, Xbox
Blizzard’s latest entry into its nearly thirty-year-old franchise invites you back to Hell for an endless slaughter of evil demons, countless abilities to master, and massive dungeons to loot and conquer. According to reviews, there is not much to the story, although it seems like it’s a marked improvement from Diablo 3 (which isn’t saying much). That said, while the game doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel, the improvements to the combat, looting and visuals still make for a fresh take on the iconic franchise. You can read our review round-up here.
Dead Island 2
Genre: Action I Release Date: April 21 I Platforms: PC, PS, Xbox
The long-delayed sequel to 2011’s popular zombie fest is finally upon us. Published by Deep Silver and developed by Dambuster Studios, Dead Island 2 promises a stylish, vibrant, gore-drenched Los Angeles to explore and cut through hordes of zombies with unique weapons and abilities.
Resident Evil 4 Remake
Genre: Action I Release Date: March 23 I Platforms: PC, PS, Xbox
Hailed as the best the horror genre has to offer, Resident Evil 4 is a genre classic that inspired many horror games after its original release in 2005. Capcom, in its relentless pursuit of remaking its classics, is giving the same treatment to Resident Evil 4.
But unlike its previous attempts that largely updated the visuals and added a few new features here and there, this remake is built from the ground up and will feature new stories and a few surprises. This is undoubtedly this month’s most anticipated release and will be a treat for horror fans.
Octopath Traveller II
Genre: JRPG I Release Date: Feb 24 I Platforms: PC, PS, Xbox, Switch
Octopath Traveller II is the sequel to 2018’s highly acclaimed RPG and is a must-play for fans of the genre. It borrows many original designs and gameplay elements but tells a brand-new story, so you don’t necessarily have to play the first game to understand what’s happening. The series is known for its retro pixel art and 3D graphics and engaging turn-based combat.
Genre: Horror I Release Date: Jan 27 I Platforms: PC, PS, Xbox
Dead Space is often cited as one of the finest horror games ever made, so for EA to attempt to remake the game was controversial in and of itself. You don’t dare touch a classic unless you can do it justice – and to EA’s credit, they nailed it.
The Dead Space remake stays true to the core formula of the original, providing spine-chilling thrills and incredibly satisfying gameplay, now with updated visuals that run smoothly. Being a remake built from the ground up, the developers have also made significant changes to modernize the game. Still, it remarkably doesn’t remove anything from what made the original game unique. We hope to get a remake of Dead Space 2 (but please skip the third instalment) and a modern continuation of the classic horror franchise.
Genre: Adventure I Release Date: Jan 25 I Platforms: PC, Xbox
Tango Gameworks are usually known to develop weird but stylistic horror games, so it took everyone by surprise when they shadow-dropped Hi-Fi Rush, a bright, rhythm-based action-adventure for Xbox and PC. And the thoroughly excellent game only accelerated its hype, garnering terrific reviews from critics and fans.
Hi-Fi Rush’s super flashy, almost-anime-like visuals are incorporated into a rhythm-based gameplay mechanic approaching the genre with a fresh perspective. Almost everything in the game, from your character, your robot companion, to the objects in the background, moves to a specific rhythm – match that when in combat. You can pull off stylish moves and killer combos while scoring high on the grading system.
But if you are not into rhythm games at all, the game is extremely forgiving and doesn’t require you to play the game in any specific way to progress. Hi-Fi Rush is one of the finest games to release this year, and it’s one game that should be on your must-play list, and the fact that it’s available for free on GamePass on Xbox and PC is the perfect gateway to trying out the game.
Mufaddal Fakhruddin has been writing about games and technology for the past 15 years. He has lost count as to how many reviews he has written over the years, but he is sure headphone reviews make up at least 70% of that.