12 best single-player games to play in 2024

Sourav Banik
some single-player games to play in 2024

The range of good single-player games is increasing every year, setting new standards for the audience as well as the studios. Whether you are looking for something new or to revisit a classic, these are the 12 best single-player games for you to play in 2024.

The combination of a great story, charming characters, and in many cases stunning visuals can lead to an excellent single-player game. As the name suggests, these games feature a story or campaign of a series of events of a particular length and come in various genres.

Whether you want to explore history or go on a peaceful adventure, there are plenty of single-player games available for you — and many more are coming this year, too.

For now, these are the 12 best single-player games to play in 2024 for Nintendo, PC, PlayStation, and Xbox.

Alan Wake 2

Alan Wake in Alan Wake 2
Alan Wake 2 splits your time across two main characters.

A monstrous sequel well worth the 13-year wait, Alan Wake 2 should be on the list of everyone’s best single-player games of 2024. With a captivating storyline and realistic gameplay, the sequel will keep you hooked throughout while yearning for more at the end.

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon

A screenshot from the game Armored Core 6
This game was released in August 2023.

Yet another game that was worth the wait, Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon breathed new life into the dormant franchise with fan-favorite mechanized combat. FromSoftware blew away players with brand-new visuals and gameplay after being announced at The Game Awards 2022.

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora

a character from Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
Frontiers of Pandora was released in December 2023.

Ubisoft’s Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora was an underrated release last year, failing to build hype at launch, but doesn’t take away the fact how faithfully it recreates and enhances the franchise. The spirit of the game feels right and runs parallelly with James Cameron’s movies, so much so that it’s canon.

You play as a Na’vi in first-person view with the objective of taking down the RDA. With a beautiful open world and a great storyline, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is worthy of an entry in the list of the best single-player games to play in 2024.

Baldur’s Gate 3

Baldur's Gate fanfiction Astarion
Baldur’s Gate 3’s eccentric cast won the hearts of gamers worldwide.

Winner of The Game Awards 2023, Baldur’s Gate 3 hands down is one of the best games to play not just in 2024 but years down the line. Adapting D&D 5E rules, Baldur’s Gate 3 offers everything a diehard RPG fan could hope for – adventure, romance, choices, a rich storyline, unforgettable characters, and a lot more.

Sure it does take longer than usual to beat the game, but you will cherish the time you spend in Baldur’s Gate 3 — no wonder it won Dexerto’s 2023 Game of the Year as well!

Cyberpunk 2077

Idris Elba as Solomon Reed in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
Idris Elba is the celebrity companion in Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty.

If you have looked down upon Cyberpunk 2077 in the past, now is the time to pick it back up and enjoy the awesomeness the game has to offer. The drop of Update 2.0 and Phantom Liberty expansion resurrected the franchise, with showers of love from all over the world.

The performance is better than ever and with massive improvements all over, a return to the Night City is definitely worth it in 2024.

Elden Ring

tarnished overlooking the lands between in elden ring
Everyone should dive into this utterly fascinating experience at least once offered by Elden Ring.

Elden Ring was announced as 2022’s Game of the Year at The Game Awards and is completely justified. This advanced souls-like is class-apart in terms of gameplay, design, and soundtracks. It’s a spiritual successor to the Dark Souls series and is full of difficult battles, hulking bosses, and a hauntingly beautiful world begging to be explored.

Some of the factors that make Elden Ring one of the best single-player games you can play in 2024 are its lore, different character classes and abilities, numerous ways to approach challenges, and plenty more – and the new DLC is here, too.

Final Fantasy XVI

Clive Rosfield from Final Fantasy XVI

What makes Final Fantasy XVI one of the best single-player games to play in 2024 is it’s one-of-a-kind, completely living up to the name of the franchise. It’s an action RPG that features some of the best combat, an engaging storyline, and a versatile cast of voice actors.

God of War: Ragnarok

God of War Ragnarok Raven Tree
Atreus is all-grown-up in God of War Ragnarok.

The hype for God of War: Ragnarok’s release reached a fever pitch in 2022, and the game became the fastest-selling first-party PlayStation game ever. Reuniting players with an older Atreus and an even more deadly Kratos, Ragnarok won Dexerto’s Game of the Year award in 2022.

The events of Ragnarok follow on from the 2018 reboot, and the game weaves a tale of grief, betrayal, and acceptance that makes it one of the best PlayStation exclusives to play in 2024. With the recent release of the Valhalla DLC, Ragnarok continues to be one of the best single-player games out there since its release back in 2022.

Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Legacy Hippogriff
One of the most popular releases in 2023.

Hogwarts Legacy was among the most anticipated releases in 2023. Set in the magical world of Hogwarts and 100 years before the timeline of Harry Potter’s saga, this game can easily engross you for countless hours.

Explorationspells, and adorable beasts are available in plenty and also feature a vast open world for you to experience. Hogwarts Legacy has all the magic, mystery, and charm for it to be one of the best single-player games to play in 2024 and beyond.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

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Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is the long-awaited sequel to Insomniac’s Marvel’s Spider-Man.

The stellar sequel from Insomniac Games was one of the most anticipated releases of 2023, following up on the events of the earlier games. In Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, you go up against some of the most iconic villains from comics, while web-swinging more fluidly across both cities.

It’s a must-play single-player game in 2024 if you’re eager to know what’s next in Peter and Miles’ lives or if you’re simply a Spider-Man fan in general.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom
Tears of the Kingdom is already a massive hit with fans.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom came really close to winning Dexerto’s Game of the Year! It is a perfect sequel to Breath of the Wild in every aspect, starting from gameplay quality to an enticing story, you’ve got it all.

With a plethora of content to explore, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is one of the best single-player games to play in 2024 if you have a Nintendo Switch.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

geralt kneeling at blood stain in witcher 3
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was released in May 2015.

Although it might be a relatively old game in 2024, it doesn’t deny the fact of how gorgeous and engaging The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s story and gameplay is — plus it got a huge next-gen upgrade in 2022.

Several aspects like camera angles, graphics, and more have been enhanced and it might be the best time to give this game another playthrough to experience the latest additions.

Although there were a few hiccups after the release, things have become much more stable after a couple of updates for a smooth enough experience.

So, there you have it — these are the ten best single-player games that you can play in 2024. Be sure to check out our gaming page to keep updated with all the latest news.

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