2023 has already been an incredible year for games no matter what current-gen console you own, and the great thing is we are only halfway through. The likes of Marvel's Spider-Man 2, Alan Wake 2, Starfield, and Super Mario Bros. Wonder are all slated for the second half of the year — special shoutout also for Baldur's Gate 3 — meaning the overall Game of the Year vote could be a complete bloodbath. Best of luck to Geoff Keighley at The Game Awards in December.
However, to commemorate what has already been a fantastic year for PS5, PS4 owners, we shared our favourite games of 2023 so far, and then turned the question over to you. What are your favourite PS5, PS4 games of 2023 so far? Those votes are now in, so we're excited to reveal your top 10 list.
10. Dead Island 2 - 56 votes (2% of total votes)
9. Octopath Traveler II - 57 votes (2%)
8. Street Fighter 6 - 95 votes (4%)
7. Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores - 126 votes (5%)
6. Dead Space - 146 votes (6%)
5. Diablo 4 - 225 votes (9%)
The Push Square community apparently loves its loot a lot more than it lets on, making Diablo 4 its fifth favourite game of 2023 to date. With an addictive gameplay loop and a huge amount of quests to complete, there's almost an endless number of ways you can take your character build; different skills, abilities, and weapons offer so much customisation. And with Blizzard planning post-launch support for years to come, Diablo 4 will likely stay downloaded onto your PS5 SSD for just as long.
4. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor - 231 votes (9%)
Following up on the already excellent Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, developer Respawn Entertainment took pretty much everything to the next level in Survivor. Bigger worlds to explore, more story and characters, extra lightsaber abilities and stances. You name it, the studio more than likely did it. There are too many memorable set pieces and gameplay sequences to count on two hands, making it one of the most viscerally incredible games of 2023 so far. It's one title that's likely to stay near the top of many top 10 lists come the end of the year.
3. Hogwarts Legacy - 269 votes (10%)
The Harry Potter simulator fans had been dreaming of for literal decades finally released earlier this year, and it's gone on to be a huge hit — both sales-wise and critically. Given the chance to create your own student at Hogwarts, you guide your character through their fifth year at the school of witchcraft and wizardry, attending classes and uncovering a plot to upend the world before the days of Voldermort. With tons of customisation, a vast open world to explore, and so many spells to learn, it really is a Harry Potter dream come true.
2. Resident Evil 4 - 396 votes (15%)
Now considered one of the greatest remakes of all time, Resident Evil 4 is a masterpiece all over again as it modernises the Nintendo Gamecube classic with updated controls and more content. Leon S. Kennedy's trek through the remote Spanish village has never been more terrifying, and spectacular visuals put all those gruesome deaths in 4K. It was a sublime experience in 2005, and now the same can be said all over again 18 years later: Resident Evil 4 is incredible.
1. Final Fantasy XVI - 547 votes (21%)
Who knows whether recency bias is playing a small part in the vote, but the Push Square community has selected Final Fantasy XVI as its favourite PS5, PS4 game of 2023 so far. With fantastic combat, utterly absurd cutscenes, and boss battles on the grandest scale of all, the highs of Square Enix's latest game are so incredibly high that they have won you over. It's likely to be a Game of the Year contender overall in another six months' time, with an interesting story carrying you through 50 hours of action.
Do you agree with the Push Square community's top 10 PS5, PS4 games of 2023 so far, or has something been missed? Share your thoughts in the comments below.