The Biggest, Hottest Games for 2023

by Intel Gaming |

Baldur’s Gate 3

Set in the beloved Dungeons & Dragons universe, Baldur’s Gate 3 is the long, long awaited sequel to its 2000 predecessor, and it’s fair to say there is a palpable sense of anticipation for the August launch. Yes, it’s an RPG; yes, you are going to team up with some badass characters; and yes, you are probably going to disappear into the vast expanse of the Forgotten Realms for quite some time. Don’t use up all your vacation days before the summer.

Buy Act 1 of Baldur’s Gate 3 on Steam Early Access

Diablo IV

Set to release in June, the newest entry in the outrageously popular franchise, Diablo IV, is staking its claim to the summer RPG crown. It’s the first fully-fledged Diablo game since 2012, so once again the hype meter has buried the needle. In the game’s newest incarnation, slavering beasts, efficient violence and spectacular sorcery meet on open-world hellscapes for the first time, with the addition of PvP elements alongside fan favorite features from past games. There’s always important work to do in hell.

Pre-purchase Diablo IV


Thanks to the pedigree of the Bethesda team behind Starfield (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4 are among their creations), and the recent delay in the game’s release, there will be a lot of people holding their breath until Starfield finally comes out at some point in 2023. It’s a space opera RPG on a vast scale, and if the gameplay we’ve seen so far is anything to go by, it looks set to deliver style, atmosphere, and adventure in spades as players strive to unravel the galactic mysteries of humankind.

Wishlist Starfield on Steam


Open-world survival romp Nightingale is set to serve up solo and co-op PvE adventures in fantasy realms beyond our own. The world is lush, the crafting engrossing, and the dangerous beasties have very sharp teeth, requiring players to wield a range of combat skills to survive. Players fall into the parallel realms straight from the 19th century, so there are shotguns, gas lamps, and plenty of florid costumes to take the edge off the horror when otherworldly monsters come for your throat.

Wishlist Nightingale on Steam

PayDay 3

Co-op shooters will get a serious shot in the arm with the release of PayDay 3 in 2023. It’s a full decade since the game’s predecessor reared its masked head, so there are plenty of PayDay aficionados super hyped to unleash high-octane heist action and make their escape through a hailstorm of carnage. Details are thin on the ground at this stage, but fan enthusiasm is anything but. Expect this to blow up.

Wishlist PayDay 3 on Steam


Announced at The Game Awards in December 2022, narrative first-person shooter Judas is the first game from Bioshock creator Kevin Levine since 2014, so its pedigree is irreproachable. The teaser trailer set pulses racing with its intriguing world building and unsettling character design, and expectations are justifiably high Expect a deeply original adventure on a disintegrating starship that won’t quickly be forgotten when the game launches later in 2023.

Wishlist Judas on Steam

Crime Boss: Rockay City

With its all-star cast of actors and neon-soaked cityscapes, Crime Boss: Rockay City is an action shooter playable in solo or co-op that looks set to satisfyingly scratch players’ GTA itch when it releases in March. Channeling 90s cool, from the soundtrack to the fashions, the game serves up thievery, turf wars, and revenge to immerse players in a gritty life of high-stakes crime. Buckle up — this is going to be one hell of a ride.

Pre-purchase Crime Boss: Rockay City on Epic Store