The past two years have been difficult for the video game industry. Indeed, the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted development, leading to the postponement of several flagship titles. A situation that makes 2023 an excellent vintage with many releases. Here are all the great games
computer coming in 2023.
Fire Emblem Engage (Nintendo Switch)
Release date: January 20
The first big video game of 2023 is a flagship title. Engage is the sequel to Three Housesreleased in 2019, a massive RPG in which players could spend more than 100 hours without exploring everything. Three Houses was critically acclaimed and Engagedshould regain the scale and magic of its predecessor.
Forspoken (PS5, PC)
Release date: January 24
Reactions to the demo Forspoken were mixed, with compliments and criticism. But it deserves all our attention since it is a new achievement of Square Enix.Forspoken was developed by creators of Final Fantasy 15, which is obvious when you see the action in real time. The game will launch on PC and PS5, where it will be console-exclusive for at least two years.
Hogwarts Legacy: Hogwarts Legacy (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
Release date: February 10
This RPG in the Harry Potter universe was first announced in 2020 with an expected release date of 2021. It was later delayed to 2022 and then 2023. Its latest release date is February 10. The concept is enticing: a great open-world game that takes place in the most famous school of sorcery. The PS4 and Xbox One versions of Hogwarts Legacy will be released on April 4, while the Switch version will be available on July 25.
Horizon Call of the Mountain (PSVR 2)
Release date: February 22
This year, Sony will focus on virtual reality with its headset
and eye-catching content. The Japanese firm relies in particular on Horizon Call of the Mountaina virtual reality spin-off ofHorizon Zero Dawn and D’Horizon Forbidden West. You will play as Ryas, a member of the Carja tribe who hunts with a bow. Call of the Mountain will launch with the PlayStation VR2 on February 22.
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
Release date: March 3
Wo Long: Fallen Dynastywas developed by Team Ninja, the team behind the famous Ninja Gaiden and the even more famous franchise nioh. Wo Long is set in the Three Kingdoms era of Chinese history, around 220 AD, and features many fantastic beasts to battle. As niohit seems to be inspired by Dark Souls.
Resident Evil 4 Remake (PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
Release date: March 24
After the resounding success of Resident Evil 2 Remake, Capcom puts the cover back. Originally released in 2005 exclusively on the GameCube, Resident Evil 4 is the most acclaimed title in the illustrious franchise. If you have never played Resident Evil 4and if Capcom knew how to do for this game what it did for Resident Evil 2it will certainly be a must-have title.
Crime Boss: Rockay City (PC, PS5, Xbox Series X|S)
Release date: March 28
We know Rockstar is developing Grand Theft Auto 6but it’s still a long way off. Crime Boss: Rockay City, from 505 Games, is clearly inspired by GTA, and could well fill the void while waiting for the release of the next installment in the saga. It’s a first-person game about the turf wars in Florida in the 1990s. Many personalities participated in its casting: Michael Madson (Kill Bill) plays Travis Barker, and the secondary cast includes Kim Basinger , Danny Trejo, Chuck Norris and Vanilla Ice.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch)
Release date: May 12
The Legend of Zeldais one of the most renowned franchises, and Breath of the Wildreleased in 2017 is unquestionably one of the best games of all time. Nintendo has a habit of delaying Zeldas. Tears of the Kingdom has already been pushed back once so hopefully the May 12 date will stick.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
Release date: May 26
Developed by Rocksteady, the studio behind the trilogy Arkham, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League features four members of the Suicide Squad (Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang and King Shark) and includes Kevin Conroy’s last recorded performance as Batman.
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Street Fighter 6 (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
Release date: June 2
street fighter 6is the franchise’s first major title since 2016, so we’re expecting significantly improved graphics. There will also be five new characters. Also on the menu is a solo adventure mode and live commentary. But most of all, the Street Fighter series is built on its solid, over-engineered combat system that’s simple enough for beginners to have fun with, yet deep enough for the most seasoned fighters to spend years mastering. If this balance has been respected, this game should be a real hit.
Diablo 4 (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
Release date: June 6
The least we can say is that Diablo 4 was long overdue. Announced in 2019, it was largely delayed by the pandemic.
Final Fantasy 16 (PS5)
Release date: June 22
The fact that Final Fantasy coming to a new generation of consoles is reason enough to make this game a major cultural event. (It will be exclusive to the PS5 until the end of the year). It could also be the first of two big releasesFinal Fantasy of this year, with the continuation of Final Fantasy 7 Remake which could, but is unlikely, happen during the holiday season.
Hollow Knight: Silksong (Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
Release date: first half of 2023
Released in 2017, Hollow Knight was hailed as one of the best Metroid games. With the 2023 edition, indie developer Team Cherry has overhauled everything. You will play as a different character, a boss fought in the original game, but the core gameplay remains the same.
Redfall (PC, Xbox Series X|S)
Release date: First half of 2023
red falllooks like a mix of death loop and of The Last of Us. The action takes place in Redfall, a fictional town in Massachusetts that was doing well until a group of vampires took over and cut it off from the outside world. As in The Last of Usyou will explore a city full of relics, but the game takes place in a more eccentric atmosphere, similar to that of death loop. Not surprising knowing that red fall is developed by Arkane Austin, a sister studio to the creators of death loopArkane Lyon.
Forza Motorsport (Xbox Series X|S, PC)
Release date: second half of 2023
Forza Horizonbrought the open-world exploration of the automotive franchise to the Xbox Series X|S. In 2023, Forza Motorsport operates a return to the origins of driving simulation. This game will be closer to Gran Turismo 7, released on PS5 last year, swapping open roads for circuits. A little more finesse and professionalism in perspective.
Starfield (Xbox Series X|S, PC)
Release date: first half of 2023
Originally slated for release on November 11, 2022, Starfieldwas pushed back to the first half of 2023 “. This title, from the Bethesda studio to which we owe Skyrim and Fallout 4, will feature 1,000 planets to explore. If it lives up to expectations, it could well be one of the standout titles of 2023 and beyond.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC)
Release date: 2023
Ubisoft is taking an unusual approach with Assassin’s Creed Mirage. After years of “bigger is better”, Ubisoft has downsized the game and is trying the opposite approach. During the presentation ofAssassin’s Creed Miragethe publisher touted a “ shorter and more narrative game than the last installments of the series“. The action takes place in Baghdad in the 9th century, a few decades before Valhalla, and features Basim, who played a secondary role in this game.
Lies of P (PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S)
Release date: 2023
Lies of Pis an RPG that takes up the story of Pinocchio immersed in a typical universe Dark Souls. The objective is to find Geppetto by fighting his way through a hostile city.
Spider Man 2 (PS5)
Release date: Fall 2023
the Spiderman of 2018 scored an 8.7 on Metacritic and topped Arkham City to become the best-selling superhero game of all time. Spider Man 2 will launch in late 2023, exclusively on PS5, and will feature Peter Parker and Miles Morales. Spider-Men will have to combine their powers in this game to take on Venom.
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