What are the most anticipated PS5 and PS4 games of 2023? Publications like Push Square sound like a broken record every January, when they proudly declare the next 12 months in gaming to be the best ever. However, in this instance, it could potentially be true: the lineup is looking extraordinary. Obviously there’s always the potential for delays, but right now we’re looking at a literal avalanche of games.
With the New Year now here, we had to compile a list of our 60 most anticipated titles, and you’ll find that below. Please do keep in mind that if we’d have included everything we’d be here until 2024, so this is more of a curated list of the cream of the crop. We’d love it if you stuck around until the end of this article to vote for your most wanted – and we’ve even included an Other category for those remaining releases we missed off.
Without further ado, then, let’s dig into this veritable feast of forthcoming PlayStation software…
Alan Wake II (PS5)
A sequel 13 years in the making, Alan Wake is finally back for a pure survival horror adventure from Remedy. It's unclear how much of the original game will play a part, but after references in Control, the book writer will finally pen his next novel. Or he'll have to deal with the monsters at his doorstep. The latter seems more likely.
Arc Raiders (PS5)
A free-to-play co-op shooter about fending off a mechanised alien threat? While Arc Raiders sounds like the most video gamey video game ever, its impressive debut trailer has us pumped. The visuals look top-notch, and the gameplay seemingly combines traditional shooting with more over-the-top, physics-based antics. This will be one to watch.
Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon (PS5)
FromSoftware is returning to its roots with mecha sequel Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon – only this time it has the unprecedented success of Elden Ring fuelling it. Practically guaranteed to be the most popular entry in the long-running series, it’ll be interesting to see whether the Japanese developer’s new-found fame helps this hardcore robot tinkering sequel to resonate with mainstream players.
Assassin's Creed Mirage (PS5)
After a couple of sprawling RPGs from Assassin’s Creed, the upcoming Mirage is being billed as a return to the classic stealth gameplay from earlier entries. Set in Baghdad, it means you can expect more orchestrated Black Box missions, where your goal is to think creatively about how to solve each objective.
Atomic Heart (PS5)
Atomic Heart is one of those games that looks almost too good to be true. The first title out of developer Mundfish, there's a visual and gameplay quality to it that you'd only expect out of the biggest AAA studios. Yet Mundfish is very much indie. Atomic Heart could be really good — the key word being could — but we'll remain skeptical until we have played it for ourselves.
Please note that some external links on this page are affiliate links, which means if you click them and make a purchase we may receive a small percentage of the sale. Please read our FTC Disclosure for more information.
Blue Protocol (PS5)
The success of Genshin Impact has left other publishers itching for a similarly sized hit, and while Blue Protocol from Amazon Games and Bandai Namco isn’t a one-to-one clone, it’s clearly gunning for the same audience. Playable both solo or in co-op, this free-to-play RPG has real pedigree behind it.
Bomb Rush Cyberfunk (PS5)
A Jet Set Radio sequel in all but name, Bomb Rush Cyberfunk looks very promising. You'll explore open urban environments, pulling off tasty tricks and tagging your territory with expressive graffiti. With music provided by Hideki Naganuma and disciplines such as skateboarding, BMX, and inline skating, this could well be a Dreamcast-era delight.
Company of Heroes 3 (PS5)
Company of Heroes 3 marks the series' debut on PlayStation, so we can finally learn what it's all about. Published by SEGA and developed by Relic, this is a real-time strategy game about commanding WWII troops around the battlefield. With new controls built with console players in mind, here's hoping this'll be that rare thing — an RTS that's fun to play on a pad.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty (PS5)
Cyberpunk 2077, on a PS5 at least, is good again. It’s also more popular than it’s ever been, with Netflix’s excellent anime adaptation attracting new crowds to Night City. Idris Elba will star in this enormous expansion, which will be the game’s one-and-only major DLC add-on.
Dead Island 2 (PS5)
Another game on this list that's been delayed more times than it's likely to receive in review ratings, 2023 looks set to finally see the release of Dead Island 2. To be fair, the footage that's been released since the recent re-unveiling has looked pretty good, so this could be a good open world to switch your brain off for. It's Dying Light 2 with guns, which already sounds better than what Techland managed.
Dead Space (PS5)
Something's gone seriously wrong if the Dead Space remake isn't scoring a 9/10 when PS5 reviews drop in late January; this is one of the best survival horror games around, making for an easy sell to fans of the genre. EA Motive looks to have lovingly recreated the USG Ishimura in beautiful 4K, and then expanded where it can with new sections to the ship and a talking protagonist. Dead Space on PS5 will be excellent, there's surely no doubting that.
Destiny 2: Lightfall (PS5)
Bungie continues its journey to what is pitched as the end of Destiny 2 as we know it in the upcoming Lightfall DLC. You should expect the usual: another fantastic campaign, more weapons to wield, and a boatload of players repeating the phrase: "I should probably try and get back into Destiny."
Diablo 4 (PS5)
The king of dungeon crawlers is set to make a grand return in 2023. Its predecessor is somewhat divisive for its deviation from the bleak tone of fan-favourite Diablo 2, but this new entry looks to return to that darker style. We've already gone hands-on with Diablo 4, and we came away impressed by the punchy combat, gorgeous visuals, and addictive progression. Definitely one to watch out for.
Dinosaurs attack in their dozens in this PvPvE experiment from Capcom, in which you’ll form uneasy alliances with opposing teams in order to fend off prehistoric threats. Armed with exosuits and futuristic combat gear, it’s hard to predict whether this will be a hit, but facing off against unthinkable hordes of triceratops certainly give it a fighting chance.
Fantavision 202X (PS5)
The legendary PS2 launch title FantaVision returns in a PSVR2 reimagining, where your objective is to catch and combo fireworks in a therapeutic puzzler. Expect tried and tested gameplay with added immersion, all courtesy of Sony’s new-gen headset.
Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse (PS5)
Formerly a Nintendo Wii exclusive, cameras are your primary combat option in this remastered version of Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse. In a year bursting with survival horror re-releases, this may be one of the lower profile revivals, but fans of the genre will want to keep it firmly within their viewfinders.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth (PS5)
It's difficult to say definitively whether Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will release in 2023, with Square Enix only handing it a "Winter" release window. If it does squeeze in before the year's end, though, then we have another fantastic RPG on our hands. Continuing the story of Cloud Strife, the protagonist will leave Midgar for new locations in the second part of the Final Fantasy VII Remake saga.
Final Fantasy XVI (PS5)
As long as Square Enix doesn't muck it up, Final Fantasy XVI is another Game of the Year 2023 contender. Arriving with a good amount of excitement off the back of a lot of promising footage — both in-game and cutscenes — the journey of Clive Rosfield is one we're greatly anticipating.
Firewall Ultra (PS5)
Its community was small, but Firewall Zero Hour was a much-loved tactical first-person shooter for PSVR. Developer First Contact kept the game alive with a series of major post-launch updates, and now it's finally moving onto a sequel with Firewall Ultra. Launching day and date with PSVR2, this will take full advantage of the new tech to deliver an immersive multiplayer experience.
Finally ready for release, Square Enix launches its PS5 console exclusive Forspoken to praise attributed to those magical traversal abilities and combat powers. You can only tell so much in a preview, but if you can get over the constant attitude and swearing from protagonist Frey Holland, then Forspoken will be one to look out for.
Eyuden chronicle and suikoden remasters are missing.
Deliver Us Mars?
Gonna be an expensive year
@Ashkorsair @LazyLombax They're our most anticipated PS5, PS4 games. It's not meant to be an exhaustive list of every single 2023 title.
So Silksong confirmed for 2023? Great!
9 of 10 times when japanese people talk about release windows and say Winter they talk about January-March of next year so yeah I think there is no chance FF7 releases in the FFXVI year but it doesn't matter, pretty excited for both games.
Not sure if it's coming to playstation but system shock remake is definitely a must play for me
There's a good 20 or so games I'm looking forward to but the 5 I'm really hyped for...
1. Spider-Man 2
2. Like a Dragon: The Man Who Erased His Name
3. Like a Dragon: Ishin!
4. Assassin's Creed Mirage
5. Tekken 8
Definitely that Harry Potter game for me
One of the hardest pick 5 polls by far
2023's release schedule is ridiculous. I can't remember the last time one year was packed with so many games I'm excited about.
Final Fantasy XVI is the big one for me, but I also can't wait for Trails into Reverie, Azure, and the Like a Dragon games. Got high hopes for Cyberpunk 2077's expansion as well.
Granblue Fantasy: Relink is well worth a shout too, but it's somehow missing from this list. That's what I get for going on holiday when this was written, I suppose...
Edit: Oh, and Diablo 4...and Street Fighter 6! Like I say, ridiculous.
I have a list of around fifteen games I already have my eye on, many are remakes/remasters: Dead Space, Like a Dragon: Ishin! Resi 4 & Project Zero IV.
As for original games, I'm most looking forward to: Final Fantasy XVI, Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty & Hollow Knight: Silksong
A lot of amazing games coming this year.its gonna be another amazing year for PlayStation.word up son
June is going to absolutely demolish my social life if both SF6 and Final Fantasy XVI stick the landing. Then there's the two Trails games, Like A Dragon Ishin, Persona 3&4, Spider-Man 2...
Yup its going to be a strong year no doubt.
Looking forward to Hogwarts Legacy, Spider-man 2 and perhaps Hollow Knight (if not too difficult), Season, and The Wolf Among Us 2.
how is Stellar Blade not on here?
I think 2023 will be an amazing gaming year.
With many of these sequels and remakes I think we know what we’re getting, don’t mean this in negative way. Not the one I’m most looking forward to but probably one I’m most curious about is Pragmata. Most looking forward to I selected were Spidey, Hogwarts, FF16, Cyberpunk dlc, and RE4.
@TheEnygma I would also like to know.
So if you like RPGs and sci-fi, it's perfect for you. SONY should reboot S.O.C.O.M. I miss a decent shooter.
Street Fighter 6 and Sea of Stars are my most anticipated. I don't think Alan Wake 2 will come out next year, nor FF7rebirth.
I know the list isn't exhaustive but it's surprising Tekken 8 isn't on here. Seems more likely than some of the others, even if it doesn't have a launch window.
2022 was a more interesting gaming year for me. There's not as much on that list I'm too excited for. Armored Core maybe.
@TheEnygma Yeah. Kind of a strange omission, especially since the Skull & Bones entry said they just included it for a round 60, so the much better-looking Stellar Blade would make more sense. My best guess is they simply forgot.
Good year, I guess.
I'm only picking up Persona 4 Golden as of now; I was going to pick up Hogwarts Legacy as well, but since there seem to be major features missing.. I'm just going to wait out on that one.
@ShogunRok I can't wait to hear games have underperformed because it's way to much for me its the first time I have to say I'm going to skip a few games.
Its to much and I don't feel like going insane to play everything I almost finally finished Rachet and Clank such a fantastic game.
My favorite local gaming store just closed I didn't even need to do a down-payment to get my games there the end of era and the end of playing so much games.
Wait. A good list, however a significant amount of these mentioned aren't even confirmed or likely coming in 2023.
Star Wars Jedi Survivor I want this game now.
Hogwarts Legacy This actually looks better every time they show anything of it, I started off not really fussed about a Wizarding World game, and now I'm thinking I'll buy it on release if it's reported as working properly. I didn't even know it'd be open world at first. Oof, it looks really good now.
Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League This will be fun, and I imagine it will have infitinitly less annoying dialogue than Saints Row and Forspoken, somehow! I think it will actually be genuinely funny, maybe a sleeper gem like GotG where that game actually worked better than the movies and more people should definitely play it!
Spider Man 2 will we get to bite off some heads?
Assassin's Creed Mirage interesting to see what they do with this title
Alan Wake II Survival Horror is not my thing, but I really want to see where they take the story. Alan Wake ended with the single most fantastic, memorable, and yet utterly stupid and pretentious line of dialogue ever, and I absolutely loved it 😁
Lies of P Looks kind of interesting
I've relegated Forspoken from one of my most anticipated when it was announced to one I'm not that bothered about now, having not even liked the first 10 minutes of the demo. All I liked was the bound sword combat. The world didn't even look that interesting, unfortunately I truly hope people love it, but it leaves me feeling empty at the moment.
Phew, big year, and that's just some of the titles, proabably.
@KundaliniRising333 You could count the number of games that might not make 2023 on our list on one hand. The vast majority are this year for certain.
For me it’s all about burning shores dlc for Horizon! Secondly Spider-Man 2 and then il take a bit of resi 4, silent hill 2 and call of the mountain. Busy year indeed, I’d of picked ten if you’d let me 🤤
Everything I’m looking forward to the most to play this year:
1. Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
3. Jedi: Survivor
4. Spider-man 2
@LiamCroft gotcha. The one that really stood out was Armored Core. I suspect we won't be seeing that until late 2024 at the earliest. And FF rebirth will likely be early 2024 so as not to overshadow ff16 during holiday sales push
@LiamCroft Fair, but Deliver us the Moon was such a popular gem that it’s hard to not call Deliver us Mars highly anticipated.
Really looking forward to Robocop Rogue City. Teyon did an amazing job with Terminator Resistance.
@KundaliniRising333 The Armored Core 6 announcement trailer had 2023 at the end of it.
That looks amazing
Well hell yah
Ah man sooooo many games I'm looking forward to, in no particular order
The Wolf Among Us 2
Silent Hill 2
And hopefully we might see Broken Roads as well, which is on my list, hopefully that lives up to my hype.
Off the top of my head these are the six I’m most looking forward to in order of release dates:
1. Wanted: Dead
2. Dead Island 2
3. Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
4. Stellar Blade
5. The Wolf Among Us 2
6. Rise of the Ronin (2024)
All I will say is thank god for second and third parties! In my opinion Sony are victims of their own success and playing it way too safe with their studio output these days. Everything feels so generic, formulaic and predictable now. Not interested in yet another Marvel, Last of Us, Horizon, GT or GOW game.
Am I the only one who would much rather experience Ragnorok in Valkyrie Elysium as opposed to playing GOWR?
As a 38 year old I think I’m craving more original and unique experiences. Returnal convinced me that next-gen had arrived and pushed me to upgrade to a PS5. I feel that Sony’s first party games are extremely well-polished but not offering anything new. I don’t blame them for what they’re doing as the figures don’t lie and the majority of the market is happy to lap up more of the same.
Be that as it may I really miss the PS3 and PS4 era where Sony tried different things on smaller budgets via Japan Studio including the likes of Tokyo Jungle, Gravity Rush, and Everybody’s Golf. Hopefully Sony have something novel up their sleeve. I will credit them for making Stellar Blade and Rise of the Ronin console exclusive.
I’m also tempted to try PSVR2 in a few years when the price and games available are lot more appealing. In the meantime, very grateful to third parties and indies for keeping me satiated!
Trimming it to just five options is hard, especially when I’ve already preordered four titles already!
I can’t wait to know more about Pragmata.
I'm looking forward to 🤞
It looks like 2023 is going to bring some serious lost time to gaming. It was hard only to pick five on that list.
@astro911 I miss the PS3 sony as well. Sony is a lot more fun when they are behind. At least third parties look to bring it this year. I didn’t like Forbidden west. I was not a big fan of TLOU2. And GT7 is the most boring GT ive played. And i have no interest in GOW Ragnarok. Soider-man 2 looks ok but I just can’t be bothered to be excited about. But over on the Xbox its even worse. I think it just the age of gaming we live in. I find myself doing a lot more retro gaming these days. Being 43 I find that i realy need games to be more than just pretty graphics and story. I want to “play“ games.
My first baby is due on March 31st. Figures that 2023 is stacked! I'll try to finish Forspoken and Wo Long before that and if I'm lucky I might be able to play FFXVI, Stellar Blade, RE4, and Spiderman 2. I'm thinking I probably only have a most an hour a day if that.
Hollow Knight 2
Spider man 2
agh but I'm interested in 19 games... and I feel like most of them are releasing since they got delayed and have a release date.
I think we need a sony presentation soon. Feels like it's just spidey 2 and that's it.
I’m surprised that Wild Hearts isn’t being hyped more. It’s really being pushed in Japan, I’ve seen a lot of marketing for it already over the last couple of months.
Looks a like a potentially great Monster Hunter clone, and if they can simplify the oblique Monster Hunter systems then I think it could be a big hit.
I am looking forward to a lot of games this year
Come to me ifrit 🔥🔥
I was about to say, what about starfield. But then I remembered
@LiamCroft you’re not anticipating Deliver Us Mars!? 😮
@Darude84 I rest my case….
@GymratAmarillo For those in the northern hemisphere, winter doesn’t start until December 21st and doesn’t end until March 20th
@LazyLombax yup and they said next winter that's why the game is in this list BUT that for them means from the beginning of January of 2024 to the end of march 2024
My five must-plays are easily Hogwarts Legacy, Jedi Survivor, Suicide Squad, Spidey 2…and Zelda over on Switch!
I'm considering a class action lawsuit against you guys for not including Stellar Blade 🙂 it's a PlayStation exclusive and it's being published by Sony! 😅
Didn't mention Stellar Blade. Highly looking forward to that one.
@Juanalf My very first thought as well!
Let's play a drinking game. You have to drink a fifth of vodka every time one of these games PS is hyping up, gets mediocre reviews. Start prepping your liver now.
Is blue protocol solo with co op like Genshin impact? I was hoping for mmorpg.
Who are the characters in the banner?
I see resident evil on the right, Spiderman in the middle. Who is on the left?
My most anticipated games for next year:
1. Wo long
4. Diablo 4
5. Final fantasy 16
All the games I voted for are on the 0% and 1%.
The fact that PlayStation only has a first party in Spider-man on that list and is sure to announce at least two games for 2023 (I’d have thought right? Fractions gotta come eventually this year!) in combination with the sheer amount of other games coming out is MAD.
Gonna be a busy year:
Company of heroes 3
Cyberpunk 2077 expansion and Starfield are the games I'm looking forward to most.
slams fists on the table
ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING SILENT HILL.
Silksong is no.1 for me (even if I'll probably end up playing it on switch).
Armoured Core VI, Resi 4, SF6 and Sea of Stars fill out the rest of my top 5 picks.
If Judas releases this year (highly unlikely I know) then that would take sea of Stars spot and Tekken 8 could take Resi 4's and I'd fit Stellar Blade in somewhere!
Outside of the realm of playstation Tears of the Kingdom would of course take a spot and IF Avowed launched (like Judas, highly unlikely) then that too would take a spot.
I'am mostly excited about psvr2. Though, at the moment I am only really interested in call of the mountain and resident evil village. The cinematic trailer of Behemoth looks enticing, but the actual game could be far from that. I am still hoping that there are a few more exciting announcements concerning psvr2 titles in the pipeline. But who knows, maybe I am buying this peripheral for two games ?
Other than that Pragmata peaked my interest, but the trailer has not told me anything about the gameplay. I never played FF7 before the remake, which I liked a lot. I might pull the trigger on FF7 Rebirth.
But, whenever I play a flat game, I always think how much better it would be in VR. With PSVR2 it seems possible to match the visuals of the flat version. Therefore I am really hoping that PSVR2 will take off and there will be many flat games also fully playable in PSVR2, even if the adaptation is relatively simple like resident evil 7 or hitman 3. If that is going to happen, those are likely the titles I would be interested in.
Betting over half of these don't release in 2023. This is the way
Way too many games to play in 2023.
2. Street Fighter 6
3. Diablo IV
4. FF Pixel Remaster 4-6 on Switch
5. Possibly FFVII Rebirth
6. Spider-Man 2
7. Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
8. Jedi Survivor
Just too dang much.
Of them all Tears of the Kingdom is my number 1, followed by FFXVI.
No way I can justify these all at release at full price. I’m gonna have to prioritize.
Zelda, SF6, FFXVI, and Rebirth (if it makes it into 2023) are day ones. Everything else I’ll wait for their first price drops to pickup.
Lollipop Chainsaw remake.
@F1at8mot0 I agree with everything you said, especially about playing games rather than watching some pretty story unfold. To be honest my backlog across PS3, PS4 and Vita will last me a lifetime so maybe it’s a blessing in disguise there aren’t so many titles coming out to add to the pile.
Only one game there for me, RE4.
What about Stellar Blade?? That combat looks smoooooooth.
I'm really looking forward to Final Fantasy XVI, the Like A Dragon games, the Cyberpunk DLC, and despite not really liking the first one - Alan Wake II. I really think they can nail the sequel.
Fortunately, while the list of looks absolutely bonkers, there are only few games which interest me:
1. Layers of Fear
2. Marvel's Spider-Man 2
3. Oxenfree II: Lost Signals
4. Resident Evil 4
5. The Wolf Among Us 2
This is good, though, because I finally caved in and bought Elden Ring (DLC in 2023?), and with The Witcher 3 PS5 port just released and my backlog from 2022, I think I'm covered for the whole year.
This is an awesome year for gaming!
Really hyped up for :-
1. Hogwarts Legacy
2. Spider-Man 2
3. Stars Wars Fallen Order
6. Resident Evil 4
And then the Suicide Squad game is coming out too.
Also Tekken 8!
2023 is definitely gonna be a very packed year! I'm looking forward to most of what @VivianXD2464 listed, plus FF16, SpongeBob Cosmic Shake, and a few other games.
@KidBoruto i forgot about Cosmic Shake! Really excited about that too! I loved the previous SB game
@VivianXD2464 I still have yet to play my physical copy of Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated, but I've heard nothing but good things!
Planning to play it later in January, after I beat the LEGO Harry Potter Collection.
Tap here to load 79 comments
Leave A Comment
Hold on there, you need to login to post a comment...