Whether created by a premier gaming publisher or an indie game, there are a few games that rise to the top and become true household names. These rockstar games generally have something new or creative that appeals to gamers, though they can also be nods to previous games by the same titles.
Are you ready for the most exciting triple-a titles? Wait no longer. We’ve listed the top ones below!
What are AAA Games?
AAA is a classification given to games made by mid or major publishers – essentially gaming blockbusters. You’ll be able to tell when you are playing triple-A titles, not just from who the publishers are, but from the game being of much higher quality as many AAA games will have higher budgets compared to other titles.
Best Triple-A Games of 2024
Are you an avid gamer who appreciates the craftsmanship of a great game? You’re in the right place because we’ve listed 15 of the best triple-A games this year.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
The second installation of Call of Duty Modern Warfare has captured the attention of many gamers. If you’ve previously played the game’s predecessors, you already know that this game has the perspective of a first-person shooter. Since the initial release of COD, it has already been part of the top AAA games, and for all the right reasons.
As first-person shooters in this game, you will encounter a global campaign that includes special operations and Task Force 141 in the storyline. Apart from that, COD Modern Warfare II has the best visuals for an FPS PC game. This amazing triple AAA game is available for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC gamers.
Gotham Knights are one of the most anticipated games to be released this year. Its plot is centered on protecting Gotham City after Batman’s death. In this role-playing game, the following exciting characters are expected to keep Gotham safe: Robin, Batgirl, Nightwing, and Red Hood.
You can choose to save the city either in solo or co-op mode. In addition, this is an open-world game where you are expected not only to stop crime but also to straighten-out cops and unravel the hidden truths of Gotham City. With all that said, this is a AAA title worth checking out.
God of War: Ragnarok
God of War: Ragnarok is arguably the best action and adventure game of all the games. If you enjoyed God of War, the original game, you’d surely find Ragnarok even more enjoyable.
In Ragnarok, you’ll find the father and son tandem venturing through the nine realms in hopes of learning more about the prophecy of a tremendous and possibly world-ending battle.
This amazing game delivers the best visuals, enemies, and plot points that will leave you on the edge of your seat. How will the father-son duo handle their nemesis, and what will be the outcome of the predicted battle? You’ve got to find out for yourself.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction
Are you looking for a triple-A game that you can play with your friends? You better check out Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction. This is a multiplayer cooperative game that requires tactical skills and team collaboration. (You can play this in solo mode, though!)
In this shooting game, you have 20 character options. Each of them has a set of skills and weapons unique to them. Extraction offers its gamers 12 distinct and interesting maps that can help you with your tactical strategies or confuse you.
The best part about this game is your enemy, the Archæans. Ever-evolving aliens that will challenge you every step of the way.
Elden Ring is a role-playing game that enables you to create your own character. For one, you are free to choose what they look like. In addition, you can mix and match different weapons they use and the armor they wear.
You can also endow them with magic skills to help you throughout the game. This game is set in the Lands Between, where you can meet and play with friends and strangers. You’ll have a fantastic time while the story unfolds throughout this good game.
Microsoft Flight Simulator
This is the best game when it comes to flight simulation. The Microsoft Flight Simulator lets you fly planes, helicopters, and other aerial vehicles. You even have a variety of airports and thrilling missions in the game. This is a very good game that has improved since its first release. You can get the 40th-anniversary edition on Steam.
Ghost of Tsushima
This is an action-adventure AAA game that’s available on PS4 and PS5. The story of this game is centered on obtaining freedom for the land of Tsushima. You will be equipped with the many known weapons of Japan, such as the Katana.
In this game, you will face several enemies while you travel through the island. Your face-to-face, stealth, and tactical skills will be tested as you try to accomplish the missions.
The Ghost of Tsushima has stellar graphics and a fantastic story. You will miss out on something great if you don’t check this game out.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Thanks to the influx of sales of the Nintendo Switch this year, it is no surprise Animal Crossing: New Horizons makes itself into this list. Since being released on March 20th, 2020, it has quickly become the second best-selling video game on the console (after Mario Kart 8 Deluxe).
In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you will play as a customizable character who has purchased a deserted island. The game plays out in an open-ended fashion, and the challenges you face are nonlinear, making the experience stress accessible and very enjoyable to play for hours and hours.
The aim of New Horizons, for those new to Animal Crossing, is essential to build your own community. You will explore, gather, craft items, and even catch fish or insects, all essential to survive and progress your island colonies.
The Last of Us Part II
The Last of Us Part II, is the awaited sequel to the 2013 title The Last Of Us. Like the first, Part II is a PlayStation exclusive, but that doesn’t mean we all haven’t seen or heard of this title. The Last of Us Part II hit a record in the US of being the third highest-grossing game in PlayStation history! If that’s not reason enough for this title to be on this list, I don’t know what is.
Released June 19th, 2020, this sequel is set 5 years after the events of The Last of Us in a post-apocalyptic world. You play as 2 characters whose stories are intertwined – Ellie and Abby. Ellie, you might remember from the first installment, she’s the young girl Joel is tasked with escorting across the United States in an attempt to create a cure. This time, as a 19-year-old, she seeks revenge. On who? Well, Abbey.
This third-person survival horror is one of the best games released in 2020. The story is engaging, the jump scares terrifying, and the universe immersive. Well worth at least one playthrough.
Watched Dogs: Legion
Watch Dogs: Legion is a sequel to Watch Dogs 2 and the franchise’s third installment. Released October 29th, 2020, this title quickly became the most downloaded game the week it was released, beating even FIFA 2021. This is no surprise given the amazing graphics it has and, of course, being launched on the next generation of consoles PS5 and Xbox Series X/S on release.
In this installment, you’ll find yourself immersed in a near-futuristic dystopian London with many more technological advancements following the events of Watch Dogs 2. Legion uses elements similar to the previous titles but introduces multiple playable characters, each with unique skills and backgrounds.
I’ve never been one for Watch Dogs, but the futuristic London depicted in this game does create such a gripping atmosphere. You can also play a 4-player cooperative and complete missions with friends or wander around the sites of this beautiful city.
Final Fantasy XV
Amateur or pro, old or young. Gamers all over the world are familiar with the Final Fantasy series. This is one of the most well-known AAA titles in the gaming industry today.
This open-world action game mixes weapons and magic you can use during battles with enemies you encounter. Final Fantasy is wonderfully made, from its graphics to its core storyline. Heck, you’ll enjoy any of the Final Fantasy installations released.
Moreover, everyone is excited for the 2023 release of the 16th installment of this marvelous AAA game.
Released May 26th, 2020, Minecraft dungeons held a special place in my heart this year. It was released during the start of the Coronavirus pandemic and helped me escape from this year.
My article about streaming Minecraft Dungeonsalso the first article I ever wrote for the Stream Scheme website, which has led to amazing achievements for me. It may not have done as well as Microsoft and Mojang had intended, but for me, it stands as one of the best games I’ve played this year.
Minecraft Dungeons is a dungeon crawler and Mojang’s first venture in this game genre. For fans of other popular dungeon crawlers, such as Diablo, it holds up to the genre as the mechanics are similar: loot ranging from common to epic, treasure goblins (or, in this case, treasure pigs), and merchants stationed at base camp for trading.
It pleases fans of both genres by implementing those same mechanics while sticking to the blocky aesthetics we’ve all come to love.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
The twelfth installment to the AC series is here, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Launched alongside the release of Next-gen consoles, this sequel has definitely made its impact. It’s always a tough spot to be in, being the first game released on the latest console, but Valhalla seems to be sitting right with fans.
There were no reasons to define which console you buy based on this title when it was released on November 10th, 2020, thanks to the PS4 copy coming with a free upgrade to the PS5 version on console release 2 days later.
In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, you will find yourself in the Viking era of 873AD, the mists of the invasion of Britain. You’ll play as Eivor, a Viking raider, as you lead your fellow Vikings into battle. One of the most interesting mechanics in Valhalla is you can decide your gender.
Not only that, but you can customize other character features such as; hair, warpaint, clothing, armor, and tattoos. In Valhalla, you can be the Viking you want to be!
Superhero games have always been cool. From Spiderman on PS1 to batman Arkham knight, there is always room on the shelf for the next set of vigilante(s). Marvel’s Avengers is no different.
Released on September 4th, 2020, Avengers hasn’t received its expected sales – 5 million predicted to be sold by now, but less than 3 million copies have been purchased across off platforms.
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
This year, we were blessed by Activision with a long-awaited sequel to the Crash Bandicoot franchise. Almost 22 years after the previous title, October 2nd, 2020 brought us this amazing title, It’s About Time… literally!
Crash Bandicoot 4 follows on from the 1998 success Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, which is equally nostalgic and exciting as the original installments. How can a brand-new game feel nostalgic? Well, when a title has developed itself for as long as Crash Bandicoot has, it’s hard not to feel nostalgic about any revisit.
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, places you in control of 5 playable characters as they travel the multiverse and try to seal all time-space disruptions. This sequel also introduces some new mechanics to the game, such as the use of powers provided by Quantum Masks, which can alter levels and help overcome obstacles.
Usually, when a sequel comes out this many years on, it is not exactly well-received. This title, however, really is a worthy addition to the franchise. Available on PS4 and Xbox One, It’s About Time you play this game!
There you have it! Those are the best AAA games of 2022. You’ll get the best and most amazing gaming experience in terms of PC gaming. Stunning graphics, compelling storylines, and sometimes an overarching story! What more can you ask for? Go on and have a blast placing the best PC games of today.