2024 Game Award Contenders: Final Fantasy in the Lead

2024's gaming scene heats up with the rise of Palworld and Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, contenders for Game of the Year.

As the first quarter of 2024 comes to a close, it’s time to look back at the top 10 highest-rated games released so far this year. The video game industry has been undergoing significant changes, with studios facing mass layoffs. Despite this, the backlog of anticipated games for Nintendo Switch, PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S users is already building up. One notable game that made waves in the gaming community is Palworld, which sold over 8 million copies in its first week.

Leading Contenders for Game of the Year

Among the standout titles this year are Arrowhead Studios’ Helldivers 2 and Pocketpair’s Palworld. Both games have become smash hits and are in the running for the prestigious Game of the Year award. It’s worth mentioning that 2024 has a lot in store for gamers, including the highly anticipated ‘Mario Vs. Donkey Kong,’ ‘MLB: The Show 24,’ and the remake of ‘Final Fantasy VII Rebirth’.

The Best Games of 2024 So Far

  1. Palworld
  2. Helldivers 2
  3. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
  4. Mario Vs. Donkey Kong
  5. MLB: The Show 24

According to STACKER, 2023 was a monumental year for the gaming industry, marked by the release of games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2.

A Look Ahead

The list of highly anticipated games for the rest of 2024 is extensive, with a promising lineup that includes ‘Recon’ and other exciting titles. It’s safe to say that as the year progresses, more games will be vying for the top spot.

From Worst to Best: Ranking the Games of 2024

If we were to rank the games released so far this year, here are the top 10:

  1. Palworld
  2. Helldivers 2
  3. Infinite Wealth
  4. Dragon’s Dogma 2
  5. A Forgotten Record Breaker
  6. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
  7. Mario Vs. Donkey Kong
  8. MLB: The Show 24
  9. ‘Recon’
  10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

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