gus avatar

Tears of the Kingdom without a doubt so far. Enjoyed every second of it.

Honorable mentions are Hi-Fi Rush, RE4 Remake, Diablo 4 - even Jedi Survivor (especially if it didn't run like shit).

And I fully expect Starfield, Spiderman 2, and Baldur's Gate 3 to give TOTK a run for its money. Honestly a great year for gaming despite some shitty PC ports.

Dangdoggo avatar

Has to be Street Fighter 6 for me but as a long time lover of the series I can't help but feel they delivered extremely hard on this one. But from a sheer "oh wow" point of view TotK is outrageous like man what a game. I just like clickity stickity action.


100% TOTK

Gur814 avatar

Tears of the Kingdom is in the running for my favorite game of all time... So I'm gonna say Tears of the Kingdom.


Kingdom Come: Deliverance.
Stay patient dudes.


I still have to get into this game. Played like the first few hours and just never came back to it, but always hear great things about it.

ultrasquid avatar

I haven't played many games that have came out this year, so Pizza Tower wins by default. I may pick up TotK sometime in the future if I can get it used or on sale, but for now I don't really intend on playing it, especially not at full price.

However, my favorite game that I've discovered this year has definitely been Ultrakill. Its the most fun FPS game I've played (not saying much, since most FPS games are pretty terrible nowadays, but still its a really good game).

luz avatar

TotK for sure. I'm expecting Armored Core 6 to be my answer for the second half of the year; FromSoft has just been consistently so good.


I was beyond stoked when that AC6 announcement dropped. I never thought that FromSoft was going to revisit it after striking it big in their Souls-game era. I enjoyed the Dark Souls games well enough, but I can't wait to see them apply what they've learned back to my favorite series from them.

Kaldo avatar

I purchased it in november last year so it's technically not 2023 but I have to give it a mention because it's been receiving massive high quality updates ever since and it's one of my favorite games atm - Against the Storm. Really charming and well designed, stable without any major bugs, active communicative devs... It's an indie game done right.


Midnight suns. Shame it's shorter and less replayable than other tactical games whilst the DLCs are pure cash grab but the base game is great

Grimlo9ic avatar

Toss-up between Street Fighter 6 and Diablo 4!

Both are excellent, really. No game is perfect but I've enjoyed my time with these two so far.

My ROG Ally arrived earlier this week as well, and I gotta say, being to play these games in handheld form ups the novelty a bit - leading to even more playtime.


I've been LOVING SF6. It's the first fighting game that has ever truly clicked with me.

I really need to pick up Diablo 4, but I'm spoiled by Diablo 3 on the Switch for portable play while my wife watches TV. I'd love to get D4 on the Steam Deck, but the setup seems a bit intimidating, and I'd worry that future updates would break it.

Grimlo9ic avatar

Yeah I've installed Bnet on the Steam Deck using Lutris and I agree it's not a very intuitive process. Lutris does its best but there are still some things you will have to look up.

There's another script that's rising in popularity, NonSteamLaunchers, which aims to automate this process for you. I haven't tried it but the people who have, have said that it's easy. I'd suggest giving it a try.

D4 on gamepad is VERY playable. I'm glad Blizzard learned from their experience of releasing D3 on consoles and implemented those on D4. Obviously MnK is still faster for some actions, particularly inventory management, but you can really play the game without feeling like you're hampering yourself.

Newby, avatar

Jedi Survivor


For me it is clearly Fire Emblem engage. I finished a maddening run and some challange runs and still have a lot fun with the game. But i haven't purchased that much games this year. Only Forspoken, with was fun and Persona 4 golden that I haven't finished yet.

woomy_boy avatar

mother 4 (i am delulu)

Wit avatar

Still haven't gotten around to playing anything that released this year, but I'm sure Atelier Ryza 3 is great and I'm looking foward to playing it. Just need to play the 2nd game first.

majorgator13 avatar

Currently mind blown by turbo overkill. Haven't had an single player FPS experience this engaging in ages.

Poopfeast420 avatar

Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin was released on Steam this year, so I guess that one. It has a ton of flaws, but even then, the combat just carries it. Compared to this and Nioh, Wo Long was a total disappointment for me.

I haven't actually played many games that were actually released this year.

c4 avatar

Gotta be between God of War: Ragnarok and Resident Evil 4.

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