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The Best Games Of 2023 So Far | GI Show

by Alex Van Aken on Jul 06, 2023 at 04:40 PM

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In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, hosts Alex Van Aken and Marcus Stewart determine the best games of 2023 (their favorites, actually, but "best games" is better SEO) by looking back through Game Informer's 2023 video game release schedule. Obvious picks are The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, and Resident Evil 4 (Remake), however we also highlight lesser-known standouts like Friends Vs Friends, A Space for the Unbound, and Terra Nil. 

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The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple PodcastsSpotify, or your favorite podcast app.

Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion:

00:00:00 - Intro

00:02:42 - Discussion Introduction: 2023 Six Months in Review

00:05:17 - 2023 So Far: Games We Have and Haven't Played

01:43:22 - Housekeeping

Products In This Article

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdomcover

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Platform:
Switch
Release Date:
Final Fantasy XVIcover

Final Fantasy XVI

Platform:
PlayStation 5, PC
Release Date:
June 22, 2023 (PlayStation 5), 
TBA (PC)
Resident Evil 4 (Remake)cover

Resident Evil 4 (Remake)

Platform:
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation VR2, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS
Release Date:
March 24, 2023 (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PC), 
December 20, 2023 (Mac, iOS), 
December 8, 2023 (PlayStation VR2)
Diablo IVcover

Diablo IV

Platform:
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date:
Street Fighter 6cover

Street Fighter 6

Platform:
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PC
Release Date:
Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demoncover

Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon

Platform:
Switch
Release Date:
A Space for the Unboundcover

A Space for the Unbound

Platform:
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Release Date:
Dredgecover

Dredge

Platform:
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Release Date:
Dead Space (Remake)cover

Dead Space (Remake)

Platform:
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC
Release Date:
Star Wars Jedi: Survivorcover

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Platform:
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date:
April 28, 2023 (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC), 
TBA (PlayStation 4, Xbox One)