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Top 5 Anticipated Video Games of 2023

Now we’re onto the final anticipating list for 2023. And it’s video games which is always a harder list for me to do. I need to get good at buying video games when I want to play them. And I’m not bad at that and I rarely buy video games because I rarely make time for them. But there are some already in my collection that I want to play. So most likely I won’t get to any of these new ones, but some older ones like God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn (both of them), Witcher III, and Elden Ring are all on my too play list. But what’s coming out in 2023 that looks good?

Top 5 Anticipated Video Games of 2023

5. Hogwarts Legacy

I’m interested in this one, though my interesting in Harry Potter stuff is fading some, hence why it’s #5. But it’s an action role playing game, that sounds un to me. I’m hoping that it’s a good combination of some stuff we know, or at least familiar places, and then a lot of new stuff. I dislike it when a game just retreads what we’ve already know. If it’s a new story in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, I’m much more interested in that.

4. Starfield

When it’s described as being like “Skyrim in space” I’m interested in it. Though, that’s another game that I need to play more of, Skyrim. But Starfield definitely sounds interesting for that reason. An expansive game where you can explore, so side quests and still have a main mission to do is what I like. Hopefully they give you enough push to keep going on the main quest so that I don’t forget it.

Star Wars Jedi Survivor
Image Source: Electronic Arts

3. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

It’s a Star Wars game, and I do want to play a Star Wars game. But because it is Star Wars, I also want it to be a really strong and interesting game. I don’t want the IP just slapped on something okay. So the last one I heard solid things about but I didn’t jump into that one, yet. I might at some point in time. But if Survivor gets really good reviews, it might be my first Star Wars game beyond Lego Star Wars.

2. OXENFREE II: Lost Signals

Oxenfree is a small indie game where you can compare what you did versus what other people did. It’s not that complex in what it does, but the story it gave was a ton of fun. It reminded me of Stranger Things, Life is Strange, and Locke & Key all rolled into one. So more in that world, I’m definitely interested in what it might be doing.

1. Diablo IV

I’ve had a lot of fun with Diablo III. The initial release was rough for that one as they tried to balance everything. But when I came back to it recently I had a lot of fun with it. It’s one that I should play more of. And more Diablo, a new story and a new game, that sounds like it should be fun again. I like the look grinding that you do and generally just the simple game play, but engaging game play that it offers. It’s like a fantasy Borderlands for me, a lot of fun, and one that’s easy to pick-up or put down when I need to.

Diablo IV
Image Source: Blizzard Entertainment

Honorable Mention

Honestly, not too many honorable mentions. My interest is limited. If another Power Star Golf game came out I’d be all over that. Or a new Need for Speed, I’ll keep an eye out for something like that.

Street Fighter 6 is up there because I like that type of game. It’s good for sitting down with friends. I haven’t played any of the Legend of Zelda stuff, but I’m sure my wife will be interested in that. Though, she like me often has trouble finding time to play games. So she still needs to do more Breath of the Wild.

Redfall is probably worth an honorable mention for me as well. Protecting a small town or saving a small town from vampires, I’m definitely interested in something like that. Or maybe Baldur’s Gate III just to finally play a Baldur’s Gate game which do look like a lot of fun.

What are you looking forward to playing in 2023?

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