Enter the world of top-notch gaming as we reveal the list of the ten most playable games released in January 2024. This carefully chosen collection features gripping quests, masterful strategy games, and compelling storylines that have players all across the world captivated.
From heart-pounding action sequences to mentally challenging tasks, these games are the epitome of gaming creativity.
1. Hogwarts Legacy
When Hogwarts Legacy debuted in February 2023, it was a very anticipated yet extremely contentious game. Rowling is the author of the Harry Potter series and the Wizarding World IP, which serves as the basis for the game. It has now become one of the most popular games in India and across the world.
2. DOTA 2
Valve is the developer of the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game Dota 2. It is the sequel to Defense of the Ancients, a stand-alone game that is a Warcraft III update. In the fantasy-style game Dota 2, two teams of five players compete.
3. Apex Legends
Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale-hero shooter game created by Respawn Entertainment. It was released in February 2019 for the PlayStation 4, Windows, and Xbox One; in March 2021 for the Nintendo Switch; and in March 2022 for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.
4. PUBG: Battlegrounds
The battle royale game PUBG: Battlegrounds, formerly known as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, was created by PUBG Studios and released by Krafton. The game is based on earlier mods made by Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene for other games, and it was evolved into a standalone game under Greene’s creative supervision.
The game was inspired by the Japanese film Battle Royale (2000). It is the PUBG Universe series’ first game.
5. Call of Duty (MW3, WZ, MW2)
Activision launched the Call of Duty video game series and media franchise in 2003. Initially, Infinity Ward produced the games, followed by Treyarch and Sledgehammer Games. Several developers created a number of portable and spin-off games. On November 10, 2023, the most recent game, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III, was made available.
Rust’s goal is to use items that you’ve stolen or obtained to survive in the woods. In order to avoid dying, players must effectively control their thirst, hunger, and health. Because the game is only multiplayer, other players pose the most threat to the player even if there are aggressive creatures like wolves and bears.
7. Rocket League
Rocket League, which has up to eight players allocated to each of the two sides, is described as “soccer, but with rocket-powered cars.”
During a match, players use their rocket-powered vehicles to knock balls into their opponents’ goals and win points. The game has both local and online multiplayer and single-player options, as well as cross-platform play across all versions.
8. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The imaginary fantasy setting of this game is derived on Slavic folklore. In the game, players take control of Geralt of Rivia, a hired monster slayer known as a Witcher, who sets out to find his adopted daughter, who is evading the supernatural Wild Hunt.
Gamers utilize magic and weapons to combat the various threats in the game, engage in conversation with non-player characters, and finish missions to earn experience points and gold. These resources are then used to upgrade Geralt’s skills and buy new equipment.
9. Baldur’s Gate 3
Belgian game developer Larian Studios is the publisher of the 2023 role-playing game Baldur’s Gate 3. Based on the tabletop fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, the game is the third major entry in the Baldur’s Gate series.
Critics praised Baldur’s Gate 3 for its story, playability, and overall production value. It received several Game of the Year honors.
The near-future first-person tactical hero shooter Valorant is team-based. One of the Agents—characters based on many nations and cultures—that players can choose from is played by them. Players are paired with an offensive or defensive team in the primary game mode; each team consists of five players.