The year 2023 looks downright chaotic when it comes to all new video game releases. Now from the very earliest months of the year to the usually-busy holiday season, 2023 is bringing some of the biggest games we’ve seen across Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, and all PC platforms.
Much of this busy nature in the new year is boosted up by the fact that 2022 saw numerous video games get delayed, this means that there have been many titles that were once upon a time slated to release in 2022 are now going to get released in the year 2023. Now while it’s all but sure that a few more delays which will come about for games slated in 2023, and even if a few titles do get released in 2024, then this year should still be pretty significant as we have gotten to see since the launch of PlayStation 5 along with the Xbox Series X/S.
Even though it’s hard to narrow down which video games should be worth keeping an eye on in the year 2023, and now that there is buzz about these amazing games nexusofgaming.com is looking forward to giving their reviews on them as soon as they’re released.
No doubt Capcom has been killing it over the past few years with the Resident Evil series, and its new remake of Resident Evil 4 looks no different. Now while it’s a pretty big task to remake a game which is widely considered one of the best of all time, what Capcom has been able to show off so far of this new version of RE4 no doubt looks promising. And assuming that the Resident Evil 4 Remake can reach the same heights as the last Resident Evil remakes, this could be one of the year’s best games.
The Legend of Zelda – Tears of the Kingdom
A new Zelda game is always best known for its excitement, and Nintendo’s track record with the series speaks for itself. The Legend of Zelda – Tears of the Kingdom may be one of the all-time most highly-anticipated Nintendo games. However, this title is even more unique than all the games out there because it is the direct new part to Breath of the Wild, a game that got numerous awards when it got launched alongside the Switch in 2017.
Nintendo has been quiet about the sequel, offering little information about what to expect from the gameplay and narrative. We know that at least there will be parts of the game that will take place in the skies over Hyrule, that has many gamers talking about a connection to Skyward Sword. Whatever the case, expectations are amazingly high for the game, and it’s great to see that an end to the wait is finally going to be over soon!
The Dead Space new remake is very much in a sweet spot for this new year, as its the first major multi platform release of the year. It’s also got a fervent fanbase behind it to serve as its foundation, and it will most likely release just after tepid reactions to the Dead Space kind of The Callisto Protocol game which in many ways, made so many gamers around the globe hungrier for Dead Space.
Video games such as Dead Space usually face a narrower path for success outside of its diehard horror fans, but with this being an all new remake, it’s poised to rope in new and old fans. Dead Space exists on a very short list of video games which are no doubt really scary and nerve-wracking if played in the way it has been intended. It is based on our hands-on experience with the remake of this video game, and the remake looks to capitalize on iys potential even more so than the original did.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
Marvel’s notorious Spider-Man 2 is no doubt one of the most anticipated games of 2023 as no one has ever tackled Spidey as well in a video game like the Insomniac Games. The gameplay is top-notch, and the storytelling is right on point with the Web-Head’s strongest cinematic outings. And with Miles Morales working directly alongside our very own Peter Parker, Venom and the black suit being introduced, and also Kraven as a possible antagonist, this has the most anticipated potential to be one of the best Marvel video games of 2023.
It’s been a long time, but Bethesda Game Studios’ most anticipated RPG Starfield is now finally set to get released in the first half of 2023. And as Bethesda’s first proper single-player RPG ever since 2015’s Fallout 4, the excitement and anticipation for Starfield are pretty high. Not to mention, Xbox itself needs a killer app for its platforms after the year 2022 left the brand devoid of any notable first-party releases. Sure, it’s hard to know if Starfield will end up living up to its incredible expectations, however it’s quite clear that this is the video game which every Xbox fan is circling on their calendar in 2023.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
Another exciting video game release for 2023 iw Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League as it comes from Rocksteady Studios, the developer who paved the way for modern superhero games. The game maker hasn’t really released a game in eight years, but now, they’re coming back with a violent, M-rated co-op game starring fan favorites such as Killer Shark and of course Harley Quinn, and where you fight the Justice League!
Not only is it a creative idea to introduce the Justice League to players as villains, but at the same time, there’s also the added layer of having to battle Kevin Conroy’s Batman, who players grew attached to in the Arkham games. With Rocksteady’s amazing gameplay, a compelling and unique premise, and an incredible cast of characters, Suicide Squad will help out an already incredible year for superhero games.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
When Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order got released back in 2019, it had finally proved to many of its Star Wars fans around the world that EA had the potential of releasing fantastic games which are said to be set within this universe. Now not only did Fallen Order’s story, combat, along with its characters, quickly resonate with Star Wars fans, but at the same time it resulted in being one of the best video games for the year it was released. And now, Respawn Entertainment seems to be looking to improve upon everything which made Fallen Order so great with Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. And now while Survivor may be releasing to much higher expectations, and what we’ve seen of the game so far points that it should very much live up to the enormous hype it has created.
Diablo 3 was released back in 2012, so it’s been over more than a decade now that there should be a new, mainline Diablo game be released. The game Diablo Immortal was far from a solution to the IP’s lengthy break although it did have its merits outside of the monetization system, however, at the same time, Diablo 4 is coming early this year to revive its hardcore fanbase from their drought.
The game is now meant to be a bleaker take on the Diablo video game experience more akin to Diablo 2, the new Diablo 4 isn’t just falling back to its well-known wins and is trying to build on those with new, with interesting features as well as decisions which modernize this formula. So if Diablo 3 is any indication of how long one of these games can go for, gamers might be playing Diablo 4 long after the new year’s best-of awards have gone out and after 2024’s lists of most amazing games start going up.
Alan Wake 2
Alan Wake 2 may still be one of the most slept-on games heading into the new. While part of this is simply as the game’s developer Remedy Entertainment has kept much of the project under the covers ever since first announcing it back in the year 2021, the OG Alan Wake is no doubt a game which never reached widespread commercial acclaim.
Even with this, the video game’s enthusiastic fans have been waiting patiently for a sequel to come about for more than a decade, and now, the producers are ready to make good on those years of long requests. Also with a larger emphasis on horror and a narrative which could potentially end up crossing over with Control, Alan Wake 2 could very well be one of Remedy’s most ambitious games ever.
Final Fantasy XVI
With the divisive Final Fantasy XV, the Square Enix looks to be returning back to its roots with Final Fantasy XVI. Now not only is the next entry in the long-running RPG company is looking to target heavily into a classic fantasy setting, however, at the same time it seems to be placing a larger emphasis on the Final Fantasy iconography which has been infamously seen in the series for decades. And now with Final Fantasy XIV’s notorious director Naoki Yoshida also producing Final Fantasy XVI, and this is now shaping up to be one of the best entries which the series has had probably in a long time.