Are you ready for the ultimate gaming experience in 2023? Look no further, as we have compiled a list of the year’s 10 most highly anticipated games. From heart-pumping action to mind-bending puzzles, these games will surely keep you on edge. From new installments in beloved franchises to entirely new worlds to explore, there’s something for every type of gamer on this list. Get ready to mark your calendars and clear your schedules because these games are not to be missed.
The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is one of the most highly-anticipated games of 2023. This addition to the Zelda franchise promises to be one of the biggest and most immersive games yet. Players will take on the role of Link as he sets out on a journey to restore peace to the kingdom by recovering the stolen Tears of the Kingdom. The game will feature an open-world environment for players to explore, with new weapons, abilities, and enemies to encounter along the way.
The game will feature an all-new combat system allowing players to use various weapons and abilities to defeat enemies in real-time battles. The game will also feature new puzzles and challenges for players to solve and recent boss battles that test players’ skills and reflexes. The game will also feature a deep and engaging story that will keep players hooked from start to finish.
Expected Drop: May 12, 2023
Dead Space is a game of 2023 that needs no introduction. Horror and fantasy mix in an eclectic cocktail will send chills down players’ spines. This survival horror game series is back and promises to be even more terrifying than before. Players will take on the role of an engineer stranded on a mining spaceship overrun by deadly creatures. The game features an all-new storyline that will keep players on the edge of their seats as they fight to survive.
Expected Drop: January 27, 2023
Baldur’s Gate 3
After the success of Divinity, The Original Sin 2, Baldur’s Gate, was a title that has not received much love in the past several years. The developers have decided to open it up to early access on steam here, working closely with its fanbase to deliver much-needed fixes and content. This game is a must-have for any RPG fan and those who enjoy rich stories and complex characters. Cast spells, support your party, and become a one-person D&D phenomenon, all in the comfort of your gaming chair.
Expected Drop: Early Access
Yes, the creators of the Elder Scrolls and Fallout series have finally come together to create an entirely new universe; Starfield. The game takes place in a brand-new, never-before-seen world that promises to be vast and immersive. Players will take on the role of a character who must navigate this new world filled with danger and adventure.
The game will feature an open-world environment for players to explore, with new weapons, abilities, and enemies to encounter along the way. The game will also feature a deep and engaging story that will keep players hooked from start to finish. Players will be free to choose their path and make choices that will affect the story and the world around them.
There is a big ask; let’s hope the devs are ready to deliver.
Expected Drop: Delayed from Nov 2022
A new simulation and management game. Players will take on the role of a park manager and will be responsible for creating and maintaining a theme park. Players will have to build rides, attractions, and facilities, hire staff, and manage the park’s finances to ensure it runs smoothly and becomes successful.
The game will also feature a campaign mode where players have to complete different challenges and a sandbox mode where players can build and manage their park without restrictions.
Expected Drop: TBD 2023
Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth
Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is a herald to all FF fans, a remake of the iconic 1997 role-playing game Final Fantasy 7. Players will take on the role of Cloud Strife, a former elite soldier unit Shinra member who joins a rebellion against the corporation to save the planet from destruction. The game promises to be a faithful recreation of the original game, with improved graphics and gameplay.
Whether you are playing FF7 for the first time or re-living the nostalgia of better times, this will surely not disappoint.
Expected Drop: FF7 Rebirth promise to be the 2nd part of the original remake, but the date is TBD.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage
Assasin’s Creed Mirage will be a trust test of Ubisoft’s ability to listen to its player base. After creating Odyssey and Valhalla and announcing an open-world RPG, the fanbase was extremely confused about the direction of one of the most extensive AAA-rated series in the world. Mirage promises to return to the series’ roots, back when Altair and Ezio ruled the globe and rooftops of the ancient and medieval world.
The fans have spoken, RPG out, stealth in.
Expected Drop: TBD 2023
Street Fighter 6
The highly-anticipated Street Fighter 6, a continuation of the beloved franchise, will hit shelves in 2023. Players can expect to experience the classic gameplay that the series is known for and new modes such as World Tour and Battle Hub. World Tour offers a compelling single-player story, while Battle Hub enhances player interaction and communication. Get ready for “Your Moment. Your Fight”.
Street Fighter 6 introduces a new gameplay element called the “Drive” system. This feature is represented by a bar under the characters’ health meters. It allows players to utilize special abilities that consume the Drive bars. Each character starts with six Drive bars, which are depleted when using Drive abilities, blocking attacks, or taking damage from a Punish Counter, Drive Impact, or Super move.
Expected Drop: June 2, 2023 (leaked by Wiki)
Final Fantasy 16
If the second part of the FF7 remake wasn’t enough, the series is never there to disappoint the loyal and growing fanbase.
Final Fantasy XVI is set in the world of Valisthea, a place where six nations hold power through their possession of magical Crystals and Dominants, who are human hosts for each nation’s Eikon as a mysterious illness known as the Blight spreads and threatens the land, tensions between the nation’s increase. The story follows Clive Rosfield, the protector of his younger brother Joshua. After watching his kingdom fall apart, Clive sets out on a mission of vengeance, determined to take down the powerful and dangerous Eikon, Ifrit.
With recurring elements and a new story alike, there is something here for everyone.
Expected Drop: June 22, 2023
Fire Emblem – Engage
Fire emblem is one of the anticipate and iconic series in the turn-based genre, complete with recruitable characters and dynasties.
A long time ago, to defeat the Fell Dragon, multiple kingdoms joined forces with heroes from other realms to contain this formidable enemy. But after millennia, the seal has become fragile, and the Fell Dragon is on the brink of resurgence. You will take on the role of a Divine Dragon, utilizing intricate strategies and extensive customization options as you embark on a journey to gather Emblem Rings and restore tranquility to the land of Elyos.
Enjoy customization, new class systems, and the ability to merge appearances in this highly expected title.
Expected Drop: January 20, 2023