The results are in, and we’ve counted down the 20 most anticipated PS5 and PS4 games of 2023, as voted by you. push square the community
The poll was published last week, under our giant List of the 60 most anticipated PS5, PS4 games of 2023. We keep saying it, but the year ahead is actually ridiculously full!
Around 9000 votes were cast, and users could choose up to five different games.
Without further ado, let’s jump right into it — starting with number 20. We also included votes per game, and overall vote percentage.
20. Wolves Among Us 2 – 124 votes (1%)
19. Abandoned – 124 votes (1%)
18. Wo Long: The Fallen Dynasty – 127 votes (2%)
17. Hollow Knight: Silksong – 130 votes (2%)
16. Horizon: Call of the Mountain – 132 votes (2%)
15. Dead Island 2 – 160 votes (2%)
14. Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty (DLC) – 201 votes (2%)
13. Alan Wake II – 231 votes (3%)
12. Diablo 4 – 240 votes (3%)
11. Suicide Squad: Beat the Justice League – 271 votes (3%)
Blubber Team’s remake of the PS2 classic was officially announced late last year after a flurry of rumors and speculation. We just have to go to a cinematic reveal trailer, but that’s not necessarily a problem, is it? Assuming the developer sticks as closely as possible to the original — which, allegedly, is exactly what it’s doing — then we should have an easy win.
The second horror remake on this list, Dead Space just managed to edge out Silent Hill 2 to claim ninth place. Billed as another faithful return to a beloved title, The Original Trials and Tribulations of Isaac Clarke will no doubt look fantastic on PS5, hopefully upping the scare factor. Again, an easy win as long as everything goes to plan for EA Motive. And it’s out in a few weeks!
You may not agree with our decision to include expansion in these polls, but the results speak for themselves. The bottom line is that a lot of people will be looking forward to Aloy’s next adventure if they enjoyed Horizon Forbidden West – and there’s nothing wrong with that! Additionally, Burning Shores is exclusive to the PS5, which suggests that Guerrilla Games will as a matter of fact Push the technical capabilities of its engine. As if the base game doesn’t look awesome enough.
Assassin’s Creed’s enduring popularity reignited. Ubisoft’s franchise has had its ups and downs, but with Mirage promising a return to a more traditional Assassin’s Creed sandbox — stealth and, you know, actual carnage — we can understand the hype. Oddly enough, we’ve actually got to see Mirage in action — we were almost certain it would get a gameplay trailer by the end of last year — but then again, outside of a vague ‘2023’, it’s not even in the title. Still a release window. Soon.
Look, before starting in the comments, we know That Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is likely to be released in 2023… well, no. thinbut Somewhat impossible. Did Square Enix announce it too soon? Honestly, probably not — it’s building on the back of Final Fantasy VII Remake , after all — but we could easily see it changing in 2024. Still, it’s no surprise that Rebirth made this list. It certainly wasn’t perfect, but the remake had some great high points that suggest its sequel could be very special indeed.
Final Fantasy XVI is a lot more solid than Final Fantasy VII Rebirth right now, so we’re not surprised to see it out front. With an action RPG due out in June, Final Fantasy’s future isn’t too far off – and we’re already feeling the hype. Based on the footage we’ve seen so far, there’s a lot of potential here, as the series returns to its medieval fantasy roots and melts our eyes with stunning visual effects. All we need now is some uncut gameplay to kick our excitement into overdrive.
Bloody hell, you love your horror game remakes, don’t you? This is the third of its kind in the top 10!
One of the most influential games ever made is back, and it’s… well, it’s a remake. After Capcom’s remake of Resident Evil 2, there’s absolutely no reason to doubt the developer’s ability. Resident Evil 4 could be the definitive reimagining of an all-time classic, and that’s definitely something to get excited about. The best part, though? The wait will be over before you know it, with Capcom sticking to its March 24th release date.
only to force Reese, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor claimed his spot in the top 3. This sequel to 2019’s Fallen Order promises to refine a formula that already worked so well in the first game. Protagonist Cal Kestis is back to planet-hop around the galaxy, when he’s not slaughtering the local wildlife, he engages in deadly lightsaber duels. More immersive combat will be key to Survivor’s success, and we’re expecting some really cool sci-fi settings.
Pulling comfortably into second place is Hogwarts Legacy – a title often referred to as a “dream”. Harry Potter Sports by our esteemed editor Sammy Barker. It’s easy to see why a dedicated Potterhead would be excited for this release, as it basically lets you live the life of a Hogwarts student. You are adept at creating your own character. Delve into your favorite types of magic, and, of course, the school’s many mysteries. If it all comes together, Hogwarts Legacy is going to be an absolute blast.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is a close second — as expected! The original Marvel’s Spider-Man was an instant smash hit on the PS4, and pseudo-sequel Miles Morales wasn’t far behind. Insomniac Games has proven itself to be one of Sony’s best PlayStation studios, and we can’t imagine a world where the team leaves for this PS5 exclusive. Recently confirmed for a Q3 2023 launch, Spider-Man 2 will likely be PlayStation’s biggest hitter of the year, no doubt amassing some insane sales figures following a massive marketing campaign. It likely won’t be long until we see the web-slinging heroes in action.
So there you have it — these are Push Square Readers’ Most Anticipated Games of 2023. Are you happy with the order? Would you change anything around? Let us know how excited you are for next year in the comments section below.
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