50 Xbox Series X|S games to look forward to in 2023

50 Xbox Series X|S games to look forward to in 2023

So, without further ado, here’s a look at what we have to look forward to over the next twelve months. Let’s jump in!

Persona 4 Golden (Xbox Series X|S)

Persona 4 Golden (Xbox Series X|S)

Publisher: Atlus Persona Team / Developer: Atlus Persona Team

Release date: 19 January 2023 (USA)

2012’s RPG masterpiece, Persona 4 Golden, is coming to Xbox consoles on January 19 via Game Pass, along with persona 3 portable, and it’s worth highlighting here, as it’s really a question of whether this or the incredible Persona 5 Royal is the true pinnacle of this amazing series. Anyway, what we’re saying is that this is a can’t-miss RPG, a smooth, stylish and highly addictive collision of fantastic turn-based combat, brilliant characters, stylish graphics and a blistering soundtrack, a game that hits you in the feels in a way only Persona can. We can’t wait to come back to Inaba and experience the whole thing all over again in just a few weeks.

  • Release date: 19 January 2023
  • Xbox Game Pass? Yes
Monster Hunter Rise (Xbox Series X|S)

Monster Hunter Rise (Xbox Series X|S)

Publisher: Capcom / Developer: Capcom

Release date: 20 January 2023 (USA)

Capcom’s incredible action RPG, Monster Hunter Rise, is finally roaring onto Xbox consoles in January 2023, and we’re excited to fire back in it, especially since this is the first time we’ve seen it run silky smooth. 4K/60FPS. For those who may have been agonizing over whether or not they want to try Capcom’s series, Rise really is a fantastic place to start. It’s much more newcomer-friendly in its opening hours, taking the time to explain the newly streamlined core mechanics, has a fun narrative, tons of side quests and cosmetics, and introduces a handful of excellent new combat and traversal elements, such as Wirebug, which makes the action at the heart of it all feels better than ever. Yep, if you’ve ever been on the fence, this is it the Monster Hunter to get you started, and we reckon that once you get into the groove of what this series has to offer, it’s almost impossible to stop. Check out the game’s launch trailer to get yourself in the monster-slaying mood!

  • Release date: 20January 2023
  • Xbox Game Pass? Yes
Dead Space (Xbox Series X|S)

Dead Space (Xbox Series X|S)

Publisher: EA / Developer: EA theme

Release date: 27 January 2023 (USA) / 27 January 2023 (United Kingdom/EU)

One of the great horror games of all time is getting a big fancy flippin’ remake, and it’s coming very, very soon. OH MY GOD! To say we’re excited to get our hands on this revamp of Isaac Clarke’s original adventure is something of an understatement, and all the gameplay we’ve seen of Dead Space so far suggests an experience that seems to be giving us a vision of USG Ishimura , and everything that goes on inside her warped interior, which is going to blow our tiny minds. We’re ready and waiting to dress up, boot up, and get back to hacking and stomping the limbs of some Necromorphs, baby!

  • Release date: 27 January 2023
  • Xbox Game Pass? no
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Bring Us Mars (Xbox Series X|S)

Bring Us Mars (Xbox Series X|S)

Publisher: Frontier Developments / Developer: KeokeN Interactive

Release date: 2 February 2023 (USA)

The sequel to 2018’s excellent Deliver us the Moon, Deliver us Mars looks set to be another top-notch piece of adventure/puzzle. Set a decade after the events of the original game, this time players take on the role of Earth’s youngest astronaut, Kathy Johanson, as she travels to Mars on a high-stakes mission to retrieve lost colony ships. Expect plenty of cleverly confusing and exciting physical challenges based around the harsh environment of the Martian surface, all wrapped up in what is sure to be a highly absorbing sci-fi tale.

  • Release date: February 2 2023
  • Xbox Game Pass? no
Hogwarts Legacy (Xbox Series X|S)

Hogwarts Legacy (Xbox Series X|S)

Publisher: Warner Bros / Developer: Avalanche Studios

Release date: 10 February 2023 (USA) / 10 February 2023 (United Kingdom/EU)

Harry Potter fans. The time has come. Hogwarts’ legacy is almost here and as far as we know this game is rightfully controversial given the current circumstances regarding the views of the Harry Potter creator, there’s no doubt that many will be counting down the days until its release. What we’ve seen of the Warner Bros action adventure so far is certainly impressive graphically, and the opportunity for longtime Potter nuts to create their own wizard and attend classes at Hogwarts while improving their magical abilities, taming beasts and taking on adventurous quests will guaranteed to see this title fly off the shelves when it finally arrives.

  • Release date: 10 February 2023
  • Xbox Game Pass? no
Wild Hearts (Xbox Series X|S)

Wild Hearts (Xbox Series X|S)

Publisher: EA / Developer: Koei Tecmo

Release date: 16 February 2023 (USA)

So, if you find that Monster Hunter Rise isn’t your jam, but you’re still eager to scratch that Monster Hunter itch, maybe Wild Hearts will be more up your alley? This is a brand new game from the team behind the Dynasty Warriors series, and it’s being published under the EA Originals brand, so the publisher clearly has confidence in it! Releasing in February, you’ll be able to go it alone or team up with friends to conquer fearsome beasts as you explore a fantasy medieval Japan. This game has gone a bit under the radar so far (it was revealed quite late actually), but it looks like it’s going to be a great addition to the Xbox in the near future.

  • Release date: 16 February 2023
  • Xbox Game Pass? Yes
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Atomic Heart (Xbox Series X|S)

Atomic Heart (Xbox Series X|S)

Publisher: Mouthfish / Developer: Mouthfish

Release date: 21 February 2023 (United Kingdom/EU)

Mundfish’s Atomic Heart got a brand new gameplay trailer at The Game Awards 2022, and it’s got us super hyped to finally get our hands on this alternate reality FPS. Set in a future where the Soviet Union has flourished, Atomic Heart tells the story of a broken dystopia where advanced artificial intelligence once served humanity, before turning against their masters and going on a killing spree. It’s now up to you to figure out what went wrong, and to do that you’ll need to familiarize yourself with Bioshock-esque elemental/telekinetic abilities and a deep melee system reminiscent of Techland’s heavy-hitting brand of violence. . All these forces then sit together with direct FPS action that looks flashy and violent from what we have been shown so far. With a huge world to explore and a story that should be packed full of surprises, we’re ready and waiting to dive in.

  • Release date: 21 February 2023
  • Xbox Game Pass? Yes
Like A Dragon: Ishin!  (Xbox Series X|S)

Like A Dragon: Ishin!  (Xbox Series X|S)

Publisher: Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio / Developer: Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio

Release date: 21 February 2023 (USA)

A very flashy remake of the 2014 Japan-only PlayStation game, Like A Dragon: Ishin! sees the Like A Dragon series paired with Unreal Engine 4, making for a historical epic that looks absolutely incredible. Seriously, check out the trailer, it looks crazy. Telling the story of the end of the Samurai era, players take on the role of Sakamoto Ryomo, a real-life figure, as he…well…as he uses fancy sword techniques and a red-hot big gun to do what we expect him to do do it in a Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio joint, kick the living crap out of thousands of thugs and bosses and henchmen and lo and behold, there’s a tiger! Quickly hit that man in the face with some dog food and steal his underwear! We expect a lot of mayhem here, crazy violence mixed with a surprisingly emotional and completely epic story. This studio never lets us down.

  • Release date: 21 February 2023
  • Xbox Game Pass? no
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Destiny 2: Lightfall (Xbox Series X|S)

Destiny 2: Lightfall (Xbox Series X|S)

Publisher: Bungie / Developer: Bungie

Release date: 28 February 2023 (USA)

Yep. More Destiny 2. This time, guardians, we go to Neptune where a metropolis “unlike any you’ve explored in Destiny 2” waiting. In this massive new installment of DLC, join the Cloud Striders in a life-or-death battle against the Shadow Legion, as you work to prevent destruction in the technologically advanced secret city of Neomuna – all of which sounds absolutely exhausting. With a whole new batch of narrative campaign goodness, a new raid and, we’re sure, loads of new weapons, cosmetics and so on, Lightfall looks and sounds just as good as the six pieces of D2 DLC that have preceded it. We can’t wait to get back to the action.

  • Release date: February 28 2023
  • Xbox Game Pass? no
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty (Xbox Series X|S)

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty (Xbox Series X|S)

Publisher: Koei Tecmo / Developer: Koei Tecmo

Release date: March 3, 2023 (USA)

Team Ninja returns to the hack and slash battle in March 2023 with the phenomenal looking Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty. Seriously, have you seen the trailer yet? You must go and see it. This looks set to be a superb piece of action gaming from the creators of the fantastic Nioh series, a dark fantasy tale that sees players step into the role of a nameless warrior as he cuts a bloody swath through the demons that plague this alternate version of the late Han Dynasty. Expect tons of weapons and upgrades, powerful magical spells and the ability to summon divine beasts to aid you as you slaughter your enemies in some absolutely glorious locations. There are shades of Nioh here, of course, but we also get heavy Sekiro vibes, all very good news for fans of fast-paced action experiences backed by epic narratives, sweeping scores and all that goodness. Oh yes.

  • Release date: March 3 2023
  • Xbox Game Pass? Yes

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