If you’re looking for the next big PC game (or want to see what’s coming before investing in a new platform), here are the best games coming in 2023 and beyond.
1. The Last of Us Part I – March 3, 2023
After staying away from gaming for a few years, I bought a PS4 in 2014. It came with a free copy of The Last of Us Remastered, a game I know little about besides its critical acclaim. Less than a week later, I stare at my TV with my mouth open as I process the game’s stunning final hour. So that’s what video games can do, I thought. My once narrow view of the medium as an escape from life was torn like a golf club to a skull.
CONTENT Still the best Great for the price Accessibility after the fact
A lot has changed regarding video games since the release of The Last of Us Part I, Sony’s new PS5 remake of the PS3 classic that received a PS4 upgrade. While that was a revelation in itself in 2014, the developers have injected the coveted gore into everything from God of War to Tomb Raider. Eight years after I first played the remaster, returning to PS5 glory feels like going back to 1985’s Super Mario Bros. While many of the games I play today have their DNA, it will always be zero patience.
The Last of Us Part I proves that the brutal action game Naughty Dog is a timeless classic that hasn’t aged a day. However, that’s mainly because Sony wouldn’t let that happen, as evidenced by the largely redundant remake that doesn’t improve significantly on the game’s very modern (and much cheaper) remake of 2014. Nonetheless, the project is once again pushing the industry forward meaningfully: by raising the bar for gaming accessibility past, present, and future.
2. Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty – March 3, 2023
Coming from Team Ninja’s recent smash hit with the Nioh title, Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty seems influenced by the Souls formula, albeit with a heavy dose of fantastical.
3. WWE 2K23 – March 17, 2023
Jump into the My Time is Now queue as John Cena graces the cover of WWE 2K23. Overall the franchise has been a bit shaky, but we’re enjoying WWE 2K22 and hope things continue to move in the right direction. Expect to see all your current and former WWE wrestlers in this game, packed with all your favorite game modes and ring side antics.
4. Resident Evil 4 — March 24, 2023
Presented as a remake of the 2005 original, Resident Evil 4 aims to re-imagine Leon Kennedy’s grueling adventure in search of the President’s missing daughter. It will not play like other Resident Evil games because the arch enemies are not zombies but infected villagers who are as scary as the undead.
The game will follow in the footsteps of the Resident Evil 2 remake and tell the same story with enhanced gameplay and 4K visuals for modern consoles. It starts in March 2023.