2023 can easily be counted as one of the best years for gaming, as a lot of highly anticipated titles are bound to release this year. From old titles getting overhauled to new titles that are expected to push the gaming boundaries to their limits, this year is expected to bring happiness to many gamer fellows.
Cities Skylines 2
Cities Skylines 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to the much-beloved city-building simulation game Cities Skylines. Prepare to embark on a journey where you have the power to shape your dream Metropolis from the ground up.
Release Date: October 24, 2023
Platforms: PC, PS5, XSX, XSS
Just like its predecessor, Cities Skylines 2 is a single-player City-building simulation. Players engage themselves in urban planning by managing various elements of the city, including its budget, health, traffic, public services, taxation, etc. Cities Skylines 2 is bound to release on October 24th, 2023, promising improved performance on consoles and way better mechanics overall.
The game can easily be included in one of the best games coming out in 2023 as Cities Skylines 2 provides a city-building simulation like no other. The game will feature an extensive city-building toolkit, realistic simulations like public behavior, traffic flow, public transportation, etc, advanced modding support, and will receive active development and updates.
2023 is also not letting down racing game fans, as Forza has promised a new release this year. Get ready to rev your engines and experience the thrill of high-speed racing in the new Forza Motorsport 2023.
Release Date: October 10, 2023
Platforms: PC, XSX, XSS
Being the thirteenth main installment in the Forza series, Forza Motorsport will be released as a reboot for the titular sub-series promising more immersive and superior graphics than its predecessors. The game will feature more than 500 cars and 800 upgrades, which is definitely something to look forward to.
Forza Motorsport (2023) will feature realistic racing gameplay, a huge car collection that will include more than five hundred cars to choose from. The game will have stunning visuals and vast multiplayer with tons of competitive features. Forza has always pushed the racing games boundary to its limits, and this year seems like no exception either.
Remnant is a third-person souls-like action RPG developed by Gunfire Games. This game can easily be counted as one of the most highly anticipated titles of 2023.
Release Date: July 25, 2023
Platforms: PC, PS5, XSX, XSS
Like its predecessor, Remnant 2 is a third-person shooter souls-like game. The game offers players to choose different classes at the beginning, such as the Gunslinger, Ex-Cultist, Challenger, and Hunter classes. Each class features its own specific perks and skills and totally changes the gameplay accordingly. The game requires players to go through a lot of challenging gameplay, like defeating very challenging mini-bosses and bosses, to clear the game.
Remnant 2 will feature a very unique blend of genres that will combine elements of third-person action, shooter gameplay, and procedural generation. The game also lets players choose between solo and co-op modes where they can explore the world of Remnant 2 either alone or with their friends. The game’s Post-apocalyptic setting and lore are a complete work of art. Remnant 2 also features very challenging gameplay and tough boss fights which makes the gameplay very similar to other amazing souls-like titles and easily makes it one of the best games coming out in 2023.
Alan Wake 2
Remedy Entertainment has been making efforts to release Alan Wake 2 for quite some time but now, with the assistance of Epic Games, the wait is almost over, as Alan Wake 2 is bound to release this year.
Release Date: October 17, 2023
Platforms: PC, PS5, XSX, XSS
Alan Wake 2 promises a full-fledged immersive horror story experience. The game follows the story of a horror writer named “Alan Wake” when he finds himself lost in an alternate dimension for thirteen years. Players play as Alan Wake himself or Saga Anderson in two separate single-player stories which can be played in any order according to the choice of the player. The game can easily be considered one of the best upcoming horror games of 2023.
Alan Wake 2’s unique gameplay mechanics, amazingly done atmospheric setting, extremely engaging storytelling with well-thought character backgrounds, and beautiful cinematic presentation easily make this game one of the best horror games coming out in 2023.
Payday series has always captivated gamers with its unique blend of first-person shooting and heist simulation. With a huge fanbase and reputation for addictive gameplay, Payday has become an essential name in the co-op gaming scene.
Release Date: September 21, 2023
Platforms: PC, PS5, PS4, XSX, XB1
Being the third installment in the popular Payday series, Payday 3 is sure to catch the eye of many gamers who love co-op FPS experiences. The developers(Overkill Software) have set the game to take place right from the end of Payday 2, where all the Gang members part ways, but something remotivates the gang to pursue their criminal lifestyle. The game will primarily take place in New York, and they say it will have more depth in gameplay, such as featuring more advanced surveillance and the rise of Cryptocurrency.
Just like the older Payday titles, Payday 3 will also feature the classic co-op heist gameplay which never fails to cure boredom. The game will also feature tons of character progressions and customizations which will allow players to unlock new abilities of their choice and personalize their characters. The game will also feature tons of updates and support that will help the game stay fresh and exciting.
Mortal Kombat 1
Since 1992, the Mortal Kombat series has captivated gamers with its one-of-a-kind fighting mechanics, iconic characters, and extremely gory gameplay. The series has come a long way since its initial release and has improved drastically over time.
Release Date: September 19, 2023
Platforms: PC, PS5, XSX, Nintendo Switch
NetherRealm Studios confirmed the release date of Mortal Kombat 1 on September 19, 2023. Here’s the official announcement trailer for Mortal Kombat 1(2023):
The game is said to be a reboot of the series and is set in the timeline created by Liu Kang himself when he attained godhood. The game is available for preorder, promising a few perks to anyone who preorders. The perks are as follows:
- Kombat Pack. Jean-Claude Van Damme Johnny Cage Skin. Six new playable characters. Five new Kameo Fighters.
- Early access on September 14, 2023.
- 1,250 Dragon Krystals.
Mortal Kombat 1’s distinct gory fighting mechanics, and hyper-realistic graphics combined with the amazing new featured story and character developments easily make this game one of the best fighting games to be released in 2023.
Developed by Insomniac Games, Spider-Man offers an exciting and immersive gaming experience to its players. From thrilling combat to a one-of-a-kind free-roam experience, Spider-Man has it all.
Release Date: October 20, 2023
Sony’s biggest release expected this year would definitely be none other than Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. The game will continue the story of Peter Parker just from where its prequel Spider-Man 1 left. Furthermore, developers confirmed to introduce Venom into the game, which certainly will spice things up a bit. The developers called the game “darker” than the prequel, which leaves us with a lot of curiosity.
Spider-Man 2 will offer players immersive open-world gameplay, an engaging storyline where the story continues from where it left off in Spider-Man 1. The fluid combat style of Spider-Man 2 is also something no one can overlook. Apart from this, the game also introduces Miles Morales into the game where players will be able to enjoy playing as him.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage
Developed by Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed lets players journey through history with the help of immersive storytelling, breath-taking visuals, and flawless stealth-based gameplay.
Release Date: October 12, 2023
Platforms: PC, PS5, PS4, XSX, XB1
Being the thirteenth major installment in the Assassin’s Creed series, Assassin’s Creed Mirage brings Ubisoft’s popular franchise back to its more classic stealth-based roots. Additionally, Assassin’s Creed Mirage removes the RPG element that had been introduced to the series a few titles prior. This game takes place in ninth-century Baghdad, twenty years before the events of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. They say the game will have 15-20 hours of story playtime, making its story significantly shorter than its recent predecessors like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage is definitely one of the most highly anticipated titles of 2023 as Assassin’s Creed Mirage brings the old roots of Assassin’s Creed back to life, which include the stealthy gameplay, engaging storytelling, the classic Assassins and Templar order that were abandoned since Assassin’s Creed Origins. This news has excited all Assassin’s Creed fans and made them eager for its release.
Another one of the best and most hyped games coming out in 2023 is Starfield. Starfield is an action RPG developed by Bethesda Studios, the creators of the well-renowned Elder Scrolls series. The game has been a source of hype for gamers since its initial announcement during Bethesda’s E3 presentation in 2018.
Release Date: September 6, 2023
Platforms: PC, XSX, XSS
Starfield’s gameplay features an open world in the form of an area between the Milky Way galaxy where players can land on more than 1000 planets and an unspecified number of moons and space stations. The gameplay is literally what every Sci-Fi gaming fan has ever dreamt of and has left gamers impatient for its release.
Just knowing that Bethesda has developed Starfield already creates a lot of high expectations from the game. The game will feature a true Sci-fi RPG experience with a huge open world where players will not only be able to explore cities but whole planets and moons. Furthermore, the game is promised to have an engaging story. The amazing one of a kind open world experience combined with the engaging story easily makes this game one of the best games coming out in 2023.
Silent Hill 2 Remake
Silent Hill lets players step into the life of protagonists as they journey through desolate towns, face their greatest fears, and confront fearsome creatures born from their own nightmares. This game has always been on the must-play list of every horror games fan.
Release Date: September 29, 2023
Platforms: PC, PS5
Silent Hill 2 Remake is an upcoming horror game published by Konami and developed by Bloober Team. Here’s the official tweet from Konami regarding Silent Hill 2:
Discover the story behind the remake of SILENT HILL 2 with a developer interview exclusive to PlayStation Blog. Let us know what you think in the comments! #SilentHill https://t.co/KSUNKTX0bF
— Konami (@Konami) October 20, 2022
The game is a remake of the Original 2001 Silent Hill 2 horror game. This game will be the first major installment in the Silent Hill series since Silent Hill: Downpour(2012). Being a remake of one of the best horror games of all time, this game has surely caught the eye of gamers worldwide and made them impatient for its release.
Silent Hill 2 Remake promises enhanced gameplay and visuals to the legendary Silent Hill 2(2001) game. The original game has been regarded as one of the best horror games of all time, so its remake has made the passionate fanbase of the game eager for its release. The game will still feature all the horror aspects that the original had but better and enhanced versions of it.