2023 has officially arrived, and that means we are finally in the year (fingers crossed) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Starfield, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, and so many more fantastic games will be released. However, we’re very curious to see which 2023 game you are most excited for.
Do you think Final Fantasy 16 deserves the top spot? Or is your top pick Diablo IV, Street Fighter 6, or Hollow Knight: Silksong? We’ve selected 45 of the
What Is a Face-Off?
Like the name suggests, a Face-Off pits two things against one another and you decide which one is the superior of the two. In this case, you are voting to determine which 2023 game you are most excited for. It’s possible to see certain games multiple times, so you can keep voting for your favorites to ensure they get ranked higher than the rest. IGN’s resident team of gaming experts pre-selected 45 of the biggest 2023 games for you to choose from. These get randomly paired up and each time you pick a winner, it’s tracked.
How Is the Winner Determined?
When voting ends on December 19, we tally up the total number of “wins” and “losses” each game has, and create a ranked list based on your choices that will be revealed on December 20. The game that won the most matchups will be crowned the “winner,” and in the event of a tied number of “wins,” the game with the least “losses” will take the top spot. If you continue to keep voting for your favorite game, they’ll have a better chance of ranking high on the list. You can vote as many times as you want until the Face-Off closes.
How Do I Know When I’ve Clicked Through Everything?
It’s difficult to know when you’ve seen every 2023 game included because they are matched randomly and there are so many possible match-ups. Playing until you vote for all your favorites or ensuring that certain games don’t get in the winner’s circle are different options you can take with a Face-Off. By deciding the winner throughout all these match-ups, you’re ensuring that your picks for your most-anticipated video games in 2023 will have a fighting chance to reach the top of the list.
Which 2023 Video Games Have Been Included?
The list of the biggest 2023 video games included in this Face-Off has been decided by IGN staff, and we’ve tried to include the most popular games and those our audience has been most excited for. If you’d like to learn more about each of these games, you can check out our breakdown of all of these 2023 games.
We do want to note that we’ve only included games with officially announced 2023 release dates/windows, so that means games like Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora (2023-2024) and Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (planned for “Next Winter”), for example, have not been included as they may fall into 2024. We’ve also chosen to omit games that have already been released in Early Access and are expected to have their full release in 2023, including Baldur’s Gate 3 and Disney Dreamlight Valley.