2023 Best Year New Games Poll
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All throughout 2023, we saw plenty of people asking whether the year would go down as one of the best ever periods for new game releases. Indeed, it was an objectively stacked 12 months — and we're not even thinking about non-PlayStation platforms when we write that.

Just to very quicky recap (in case you've already forgotten!), 2023 gave us a selection that included Baldur's Gate 3, Alan Wake 2, Marvel's Spider-Man 2. Final Fantasy 16, Resident Evil 4, Street Fighter 6, Lies of P, Dead Space, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, Like a Dragon Gaiden, Diablo 4, Hogwarts Legacy, Cocoon, and many more.

The sheer quality on display has led to some heated Game of the Year debates — and not just on Push Square! It's difficult to think of another year that's had so many genuine GOTY nominees.

And so we simply have to ask: was 2023 truly GOATed? Make your judgment in our poll, and then explain yourself in the comments section below.

Was 2023 one of the best ever years for new game releases? (1,179 votes)

  1. It was the best year there's ever been12%
  2. Yes, it was one of the best49%
  3. Maybe, it really was a great year18%
  4. Nah, there have been better years14%
  5. No, it wasn't even close to the best7%