Game News Steam games of 2023 you can’t miss
On the Steam platform, the year 2023 promises to be rich in ambitious new features. Here is a selection of games not to be missed.
Naturally, Starfield is one of the biggest expectations of 2023. It’s the next big video game from Bethesda, which should do more than all its predecessors: evidenced by the 250,000 lines of written dialogue and its system of persuasion, a map eight times greater than that of Skyrim, its 1,000 explorable planets or even the largest base city ever created by Bethesda. The game takes us to a futuristic universe, especially in the most remote confines of space, far from our dear blue planet.
- Release date: First semester 2023
ONE PIECE ODYSSEY
The new game One Piece will take the form of a J-RPG in which Luffy and his friends will have to get out of a bad situation. Fortunately, they know how to get by and above all, they know how to play fists particularly well. Adventure perk: You’ll be able to switch characters on the fly to explore Waford in depth. Each character will have its own specificities which will be used in the environments: Luffy will be able to extend to reach places that are unreachable for others, Zoro will be able to cut through obstacles, Chopper will slip into narrow passages and Francky will simply build bridges.
- Release date: January 12, 2023
Forspoken is an action role-playing game from Square Enix that takes place in the heart of Athia, a world as splendid as it is dangerous. Frey Holland, played by actress Ella Balinska (Charlie’s Angels), tries to survive in these hostile lands using her powers. That “reckless, cunning, purposeless young woman in life” resides in New York before being transported to “a land where dreams and nightmares suddenly seem to come to life“.
- Release date: January 24, 2023
New Dead Space (2023) is an update to the taste of the license which made its debut in October 2008. We recall that this is a survival-horror in which Isaac Clarke, an engineer, is trapped with other of his colleagues in a drifting spacecraft, the USG Ishimura. This surface breaker vessel is a sordid place infested with infernal creatures. The small squad that Isaac is part of will have to find a way to escape this hell populated by protean monsters called “necromorphs”.
- Release date: January 27, 2023
Hogwarts Legacy: Hogwarts Legacy
In the long-awaited Hogwarts Legacy: Hogwarts Legacy, you play as a student at the end of the 19th century. The player will have the luxury of choosing his house thanks to the Sorting Hat, among which Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff. A direction that will determine part of the adventure since depending on this membership, the room that will serve as the main base for the hero or heroine will differ. The goal of our little lucky guy will therefore be to follow the traditional courses of Hogwarts, to progress as a wizard but also and above all to fight against the rebellion of the goblins.
- Release date: Feb 10. 2023
Like a Dragon: Ishin!
Like a Dragon: Ishin! it’s a hyper-paced action title whose first video on PS5 showed up at State of Play. It is actually a remake of Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin!, a game released in Japan on February 22, 2014 on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. The action takes place in 1860 and our hero is called Sakamoto Ryoma “a true historical personality to whom we owe the end of the shogunate and the radical reform of Japan.”
- Release date: Feb 21. 2023
Atomic Heart, it’s a shooter game with the first Russian inspiration, very inspired by several video game tenors that we’ve been hearing about since 2018 already. The game has been in development for many years, we even learned recently that the screenwriter had been working on the script for about seven years. Mundfish, a Russian studio is at the origin of this project which is still quite expected. We follow the story of a KGB agent sent to investigate a mysterious factory in the heart of the Soviet Union between the 1930s and 1960s; the subtlety is that it is an alternative world where technology is particularly advanced, robots and supernatural powers in support.
- Release date: February 21
The Day Before
The Day Before is an action/adventure MMORPG that will set its setting in an America plunged into the pandemic while bloodthirsty infected have appeared. The last survivors fight to get their hands on resources to survive. In this TPS you will have to search for the origin of this pandemic while surviving.
- Release date: March 1, 2023
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty this is the next game developed by the Team Ninja teams, a studio that you know of course for being already at the origin of the Nioh. Naturally, the game quickly presents itself as a Souls-like game. Some players were already able to get their hands on a demo of the game at the end of September. It was therefore an opportunity to discover the beginnings of a game with demanding gameplay and a progression similar to that of Nioh. The title will take us to the heart of feudal China, in the shoes of an unnamed warrior.
SEASON: A letter to the future
Already seen several times, Season: A letter to the future is the next game from the creators of Darwin Project. You will take part in a bicycle trip to photograph the last moments of cultures doomed to disappear. This promises a peaceful and poetic experience.
- Release date: 1st quarter 2023
The Last Case of Benedict Fox
Little revelation of the summer, The Last Case of Benedict Fox is a metroidvania that plants its setting in a visibly haunted mansion. Benedict, a “self-proclaimed” detective and bonded to a demonic companion, slashes a whole bunch of creatures in side-scrolling settings. Behind The Last Case of Benedict Fox, we find Plot Twist, a young Polish studio that claims to be experienced in the field of independent video games.
Planet of Lana
In the poetic world of Planet of Lana, it will generally be a question of solving puzzles – difficult ones say – and of using our reflexes to survive in the face of dangerous situations according to the different landscapes. We compare it to a Limbo or an Inside with a hint of Ori. The player embodies Lana, a young girl, traveling an alien planet in search of her sister. This one is accompanied by Mui, a kind of cat.
- Release date: 2nd quarter 2023
Developed by Sad Cat Studios and Coat Sink, REPLACED is a retro-futuristic 2.5D sci-fi action-platformer that caught the eye last summer. You play as REACH – an artificial intelligence trapped in a human body against its own will. More precisely, it is a cinematic platformer, with very neat pixel-art, with stunning light and movement effects. It offers a deep and engaging dystopian story set in the 80s, in an alternate dimension.
Lies Of P
Lies of P is a Souls-like action game that will immerse you in a dark universe inspired by the tale of Pinocchio. The title caused a sensation at the last gamescom. You play as a mechanical doll evolving in the morbid and inhuman city of Krat, who will have to lie to become a little boy. Your choices and your lies will influence your story and the end of the game. Developed by Round8 Studio, the game borrows from Bloodborne and Bioshock to create a game close to From Software’s productions.