2023 has been an incredible year for video games, with a diverse range of titles across all genres capturing the imagination of players worldwide. From immersive open-world adventures to mind-blowing action-RPGs, there’s something for everyone in this year’s stellar lineup. Here’s a look at some of the most critically acclaimed and fan-favorite games of 2023 so far:
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
(Developed by Respawn Entertainment, Published by Electronic Arts)
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor continues the captivating journey of Cal Kestis, a Jedi Padawan struggling to survive in the aftermath of Order 66. With refined combat mechanics, stunning visuals, and an engrossing narrative, Survivor has captivated both Star Wars fans and gamers alike.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
(Developed and Published by CD Projekt Red)
Phantom Liberty marks a significant expansion to Cyberpunk 2077, taking players back to the neon-drenched streets of Night City as they embark on a new adventure with V, the game’s protagonist. The expansion promises enhanced gameplay, new characters, and an intriguing storyline that delves deeper into the world of Cyberpunk.
Alan Wake 2
(Developed by Remedy Entertainment, Published by Epic Games)
Thirteen years after the original’s release, Alan Wake makes a triumphant return with a sequel that promises to be even more terrifying and suspenseful than its predecessor. With Remedy’s signature blend of psychological horror and action-adventure gameplay, Alan Wake 2 is sure to keep players on the edge of their seats.
(Developed and Published by Nintendo)
After nearly a decade of waiting, fans of Nintendo’s adorable and strategic Pikmin franchise finally got their hands on Pikmin 4. The game introduces new gameplay mechanics, charming environments, and a fresh batch of Pikmin to command, making it a delightful sequel that has charmed critics and players alike.
(Developed and Published by Blizzard Entertainment)
The long-awaited return of the iconic Diablo franchise, Diablo IV, delivers a dark and gritty action-RPG experience that harkens back to the series’ roots. With a vast open world to explore, a diverse cast of classes to choose from, and a captivating narrative, Diablo IV has captivated fans of the genre and newcomers alike.
Baldur’s Gate 3
(Developed and Published by Larian Studios)
Baldur’s Gate 3 continues the legacy of the beloved Baldur’s Gate series, bringing the world of Faerûn to life with stunning visuals and deep, engaging gameplay. Players can create their own custom characters, explore a vast open world, and engage in tactical turn-based combat, making Baldur’s Gate 3 a must-play for fans of RPGs.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage
(Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Published by Ubisoft)
Assassin’s Creed Mirage takes players back to the franchise’s roots, set in the vibrant and bustling city of Baghdad during the Golden Age of Islam. The game promises to deliver a more focused and streamlined experience, with a strong emphasis on stealth and parkour, harkening back to the early days of the series.
These are just a few of the many incredible video games released in 2023 so far. With a continued stream of new releases on the horizon, this year is shaping up to be one of the most memorable in gaming history.