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Game Informer's Top Scoring Reviews Of 2024

by Game Informer Editorial on Mar 01, 2024 at 12:00 PM
Introduction

Each year, the Game Informer staff reviews a ton of games, but only a select few earn the highest scores. While you can find our full list of reviews here, we know that some people are just looking for the best of the best, so we've gathered our top-scoring reviews of 2024 right here. Whether you're talking hotly anticipated blockbusters like Final Fantasy VII Rebirth and Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth or surprise hits like Helldivers 2 and Balatro, we have you covered with all the must-play games we've reviewed in 2024. 

Be sure to bookmark this page and check back frequently, as we'll continue updating this page as more titles earn review scores on the top end of our review scale!

9.5
9.5

Balatro

Balatro is an engrossing and entertaining deckbuilding roguelike and one of the best games of the year. Read review

Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, iOS, Android
Release Date: February 20, 2024 (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC), TBA (iOS, Android)

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown

Gameplay is king, and this Prince of Persia understands that. Read review

Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Release Date:

9
9

Asgard's Wrath 2

As the showcase piece for the Meta Quest 3, Asgard's Wrath 2 stands out in a sea of virtual reality titles available on the market today, offering an experience rarely seen in the medium. Read review

Platforms: Quest 3, Quest 2
Release Date:

Children of the Sun

Children of the Sun is a prime example of an experience born from a straightforward premise and then iterated for the right amount of time before it loses its charm. Read review

Platforms: PC
Release Date:

Dragon's Dogma 2

Dragon’s Dogma 2 captures the spirit of the original without sanding down the edges of what made it excellent. Read review

Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC
Release Date:

Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 swaps the top-down perspective for third-person while maintaining the frenetic, ballistic loop of crash-landing on hostile planets, completing difficult missions, and extracting against all odds. Read review

Platforms: PlayStation 5, PC
Release Date:

8.75
8.75

Botany Manor

You don't need a green thumb to enjoy Botany Manor's clever puzzle-solving and serene, whimsical atmosphere. Read review

Platforms: Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Release Date:

Persona 3 Reload

Even with some outdated and repetitive elements inherited through the 18-year-old structure of the original, Persona 3 Reload is one of the best entries in one of the most acclaimed modern role-playing franchises in video games. Read review

Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date:

8.5
8.5

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy succeeds with everything it sets out to do, bringing three great games to modern consoles in their most approachable forms to date. Read review

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Release Date:

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

Read review

Platforms: PlayStation 5
Release Date:

Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth

Parts of Infinite Wealth are the best in the entire series, a new watermark going forward. And some are the worst. It's complicated.   Read review

Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date:

MLB The Show 24

While it isn’t a hyper-creative leap forward, MLB The Show 24 finds a new swing by tethering style and strategy to baseball’s fundamentals. Read review

Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch
Release Date:

Unicorn Overlord

Vanillaware's tactical RPG is a rewarding high fantasy epic, and minor frustrations in the late-game battles aren't enough to derail the fun. Read review

Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Switch
Release Date:

WWE 2K24

2K's yearly WWE offering may not bowl over diehard players in the broad sense, but its incremental updates and continued polish make it the strongest contender since the franchise's comeback. Read review

Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date:

 

For more of our top reviews from recent years, head to the links below.

Products In This Article

Asgard's Wrath 2cover

Asgard's Wrath 2

Platform:
Quest 3, Quest 2
Release Date:
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crowncover

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown

Platform:
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Release Date:
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogycover

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy

Platform:
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Release Date:
Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealthcover

Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth

Platform:
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date:
Persona 3 Reloadcover

Persona 3 Reload

Platform:
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date:
Helldivers 2cover

Helldivers 2

Platform:
PlayStation 5, PC
Release Date:
Balatrocover

Balatro

Platform:
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, iOS, Android
Release Date:
February 20, 2024 (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC), 
TBA (iOS, Android)
Final Fantasy VII Rebirthcover

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

Platform:
PlayStation 5
Release Date: