The biggest 2023 video games still to come

The most anticipated game releases in the second half of 2023.

Breathing room isn’t something 2023’s video game release calendar is willing to offer. We’re barely finding time to balance Tears of the Kingdom exploration with Diablo 4 dungeon dives and Steam Next Fest demos, yet the games keep on coming. The second half of 2023 is stacked with major releases across PC, Switch, PlayStation and Xbox. Not sure what to look forward to in the next sixth months? Here are the biggest 2023 video games still to come.

The biggest 2023 video games still to come

Exoprimal

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© Capcom
  • July 14
  • PC, PlayStation, Xbox

Futuristic mech suits clash with hordes of interdimensional dinosaurs in this unusual co-operative third person action game from Capcom. Strap on your exosuit of choice and secure some allies as you fight back raptors, tyrannosaurs, and more.

Pikmin 4

  • July 21
  • Switch

Collect and lead a troupe of tiny plant pals around an alien world to repair your spaceship and blast off once more. Pikmin 4 introduces night time outings, an underground realm, and an adorable not-quite-dog companion called Oatchi.

Remnant 2

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© Gunfire Games
  • July 25
  • PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S

Humanity’s survivors face off against monstrous enemies and godlike creatures in this challenging third-person shooter. Dive into the fray solo or team up with two other friends in the sequel to Remnant: From the Ashes.

The Expanse: A Telltale Series

  • July 27
  • PC, PlayStation, Xbox

Immerse yourself in the world of The Expanse sci-fi TV series with a story that explores the backstory of the immensely popular Camina Drummer. On a hunt to secure an unknown treasure, your decisions will impact the fate of your crew and the solar system as a whole.

Immortals of Aveum

  • August 22
  • PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S

A blockbuster singleplayer first-person shooter, in this economy? Immortals of Avium promises to be something magical, literally. Shooting in this world is done with spells, wielded in the hopes of ending an eternal war which has torn a physical gash in the world. Mix together different colors of magic in fast-paced combat against arcane enemies of all sizes.

Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon

  • August 26
  • PC, PlayStation, Xbox

Elden Ring developer FromSoftware finally returns to its mech combat series. Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon will let you assemble and adapt your mech as needed to conquer omni-directional battles against your mechanical foes.

Baldur’s Gate 3

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© Larian
  • August 31
  • PC, PS5

Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios imbues magical new life into the seminal fantasy series. Baldur’s Gate 3 will literally get into your head. Or at least your character's. A Mind Flayer parasite has been embedded within your brain, granting new powers but also the promise of a grizzly end if you can’t find a way to remove it in your journeys across the Dungeons & Dragons realm.

Starfield

  • September 6
  • PC, Xbox Series X/S

The open-world sci-fi RPG epic finally arrives this summer, and it promises more than 1000 worlds to explore. Customize your character’s past and abilities, then use your skills to navigate a vast cosmos and the many factions fighting for control over it. Learn some of Starfield's more unusual aspects here.

Mortal Kombat 1

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© NetherRealm
  • September 19
  • PC, Switch, PS5, Xbox Series X/S

A new universe awaits in Mortal Kombat 1, but don’t worry – everyone still wants to beat the life out of each other in this brutal fighting game. The story features new takes on classic characters, while the gameplay introduces Kameo support characters who can be called in to lend a hand mid-fight.

Detective Pikachu Returns

  • October 6
  • Switch

An electric yellow mouse with a penchant for coffee? It could only be Detective Pikachu Returns. The talking Pokémon and his human companion Tim Goodman must piece together mysterious events taking place in Ryme City, a place where Pokémon and people live together.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage

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© Ubisoft
  • October 12
  • PC, PlayStation, Xbox

Set in Baghdad during the Golden Age of Islam, Assassin’s Creed Mirage looks to the series’ origins for inspiration with a tighter, more focused approach. The story follows Basim, a young thief who finds himself initiated into an ancient order of assassins and raised to do their bidding.

Lords of the Fallen

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© HEXWORKS
  • October 13
  • PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S

A reboot and sequel in one, Lords of the Fallen brings a dual-world twist to the soulslike action-RPG format. The living world of Axiom overlaps Umbral, the realm of the dead. Both are filled with monstrous creatures and grueling boss encounters ready to rend you limb from limb.

Alan Wake 2

  • October 17
  • PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S

The titular beleaguered writer returns in this survival horror sequel, but this time he’s not alone. Alan Wake 2 introduces a new lead character in Saga Anderson, an FBI agent investigating events in the town of Bright Falls. Each character’s story can be played in either order, and they even take place in two different worlds.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

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© Insomniac
  • October 20
  • PS5

Peter Parker and Miles Morales both star in this next web-slinging story from developer Insomniac. Villains entering the mix here include Venom, Kraven the Hunter, and The Lizard, the former of which seems to have merged with Parker in the opening stages of the game.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder

  • October 20
  • Switch

No, you’re not dreaming – Mario really did just turn into an elephant. This new 2D Super Mario Bros. game introduces wonder flowers which dramatically adjust the levels and characters in entertaining ways. It supports local co-op for up to four and features Mario, Peach, Luigi, Toad, Daisy, and Yoshi as playable characters.

Cities: Skylines 2

  • October 24
  • PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S

Expand your city-building dreams. Cities: Skylines 2 promises to significantly up the scale of its metropolises while also expanding the fine details you can dive into when tinkering. Quality of life improvements like new dual-road mapping tools will be included, but there will also be new environmental disasters to contend with as well.

Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name

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© Ryu Ga Gotoku
  • November 9
  • PC, PlayStation, Xbox

Kazuma Kiryu faked his own death and abandoned his family name. But thanks to the work of a mysterious figure, his time out of the spotlight is at an end. Hand-to-hand brawling in Kiryu’s signature Yakuza style returns alongside new “Agent” moves which take down his enemies swiftly and decisively. Put both to use in a story which travels between Osaka and Yokohama.

Persona 5 Tactica

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© Atlus
  • November 17
  • PC, Switch, PlayStation, Xbox

The Phantom Thieves return again in a new spinoff tactical RPG which takes place in a medieval-inspired world. Maneuver your team in grid-based combat to outposition your opponents and unleash Triple Threat takedowns from three characters at once.

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora

  • December 7
  • PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S

The world of Pandora is yours to explore in this first-person action adventure from Ubisoft. Built for next-gen consoles, the open world is set in the environmentally rich western frontier of the planet. As a Na’Vi kidnapped by a militaristic corporation at a young age, you must rediscover your connection to the land and help protect it from the company’s advances.

Sonic Superstars

  • Fall 2023
  • PC, Switch, PlayStation, Xbox

Sonic, Tails, Amy, and Knuckles return in this brand new 2D adventure. High-speed side-scrolling action pairs with a new 3D look and entertainingly fresh power ups. Sonic Superstars will support co-op play for up to four players at once.

Hollow Knight: Silksong

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© Team Cherry
  • 2023
  • PC, Switch, PlayStation, Xbox

Hollow Knight: Silksong may have been delayed from its initial release window, but there’s still hope that the highly anticipated metroidvania sequel will arrive before the year is out. It stars a new (yet no less buggy) protagonist called Hornet who comes with her own moves for combat and exploration.

The Talos Principle 2

  • 2023
  • PC, PlayStation, Xbox

Serious Sam developer Croteam returns to the captivating world of their philosophical Portal-like puzzler. New puzzle elements teased include gravity-defying gadgets, body-swapping between robot frames, and rotating pathways. More than enough to give our gray matter a tune up as we stumble through to solutions.

What games are you most looking forward to in the second half of 2023? Whatever you're planning to play, pair it with HyperX gaming gear to enhance your enjoyment and in-game skills.

Associate Editor

Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video games stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at henry@moonrock.biz, or catch him on Twitter.

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