To compose FandomWire’s list of the most anticipated games of 2023, we have looked ahead at the release schedule for the coming year and chosen five titles which we quite simply cannot wait to get our hands on. 2022 was a pretty great year for gaming, seeing releases such as God of War: Ragnarok and Elden Ring, so 2023 has quite a lot to live up to.
As any gaming fan will already be aware, video game release dates have a tendency to fluctuate due to production delays etc, therefore it is not a guarantee that all of the games listed below will launch in 2023. Additionally, with how secretive the gaming industry is when it comes to titles being worked on, there are likely some big releases dropping in 2023 that we don’t yet know about at the time of writing.
With all of that said, listed below are our most anticipated games of 2023:
Although we are excited about the following titles, they weren’t quite able to do enough to make it onto the list of our top five most anticipated games of 2023. However, we still wanted to give them a brief shout-out, given that many of them still look really cool:
Deliver Us Mars
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
Dead Island 2
Robocop: Rogue City
Skull and Bones
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn
Alan Wake 2
Assassin’s Creed Mirage
Avatar: Frontier of Pandora
Crime Boss: Rockay City
5. Dead Space Remake
Whilst we at FandomWire really enjoyed The Callisto Protocol, there were many others who did not; claiming that the game never lived up to the fact that it was a spiritual successor to the iconic Dead Space. If you are in that camp, then the upcoming Dead Space remake from EA Motive may be the title that you have been waiting for.
We cannot wait to re-explore the USG Ishimura once again as Isaac Clarke, taking in all of the incredibly detailed horrors that await us. The original Dead Space is one of the greatest survival horror games ever made and this remake is without a doubt, one of our most anticipated games of 2023.
4. Resident Evil 4 Remake
Speaking of cool upcoming remakes, the Resident Evil 4 Remake from Capcom undoubtedly earns a place on the list of our most anticipated games of 2023. Partly due to how great the Resident Evil 2 remake was and partly because the original Resident Evil 4 is one of the best survival horror games ever released.
The reveal trailer for this remake shows a more detailed Leon Kennedy exploring a decidedly darker-looking village than the one which we all remember so fondly. The blend of nostalgic locations and story-beats blended with modern day graphics and lighting seems like a recipe for success. It is almost a guarantee that the Resident Evil 4 Remake will be great and that is why it is one of our most anticipated games of 2023.
3. Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League
Not only is Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League the first game developed by Rocksteady since Arkham Knight released in 2015, the upcoming DC title also features one of the final performances of Batman by the late, great Kevin Conroy. The bittersweetness of that fact alone is enough to earn this game a spot on our most anticipated games of 2023 list.
Beyond just featuring the character of the caped crusader and that iconic voice though, this game also looks as though it will capitalise on the greatest combat elements of the Arkham series and will hopefully somewhat make up for the complete misfire that was Gotham Knights.
2. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
Another exciting upcoming sequel based on a comic book character is Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. This follow up to both Insomniac’s fantastic take on the webhead from 2018, as well as the brilliant Spider-Man: Miles Morales is likely one of the most anticipated games of 2023 for many gamers, as well as many comic book fans.
The idea of playing as two different, equally awesome versions of Spider-Man is exciting and it will also be very interesting to see where the plot goes following the revelations from the end of the previous game. The hype for this one is very real!
If all goes according to plan, Starfield could be the game which No Man’s Sky promised that it would be at launch. Add to that the fact that this is the first new IP from Bethesda Game Studios in over twenty-five years and that this is one of the first huge titles to be released by Bethesda after they were acquired by Microsoft in a deal which shook the entirety of the gaming industry and it should be fairly clear why Starfield is at the top of our list of the most anticipated games of 2023.
There is a great deal riding on this game’s success, particularly for Bethesda. The back to back failures of Fallout 4, The Elder Scrolls Online and, Fallout 76 has led many fans to lose faith in the once beloved studio, meaning that Starfield could be make-or-break for a lot of consumers out there. The success or failure of Starfield’s release will also likely set the precedent going forward for games Bethesda games released in partnership with Microsoft.
Hopefully though, all goes well with the launch and Starfield is the triumph that Bethesda fans have been waiting for. We have already seen what the talented studio can do in the fantasy genre through The Elder Scrolls games and many are excited to see what they can do with the science fiction themes present in Starfield.
And that is our list of the 5 most anticipated games of 2023. What do you make of our picks? Are there any other video games releasing in 2023 that you feel should have made the list? Let us know in the comments section down below.