New PC games from 2023: last year's upcoming releases

Baldur's Gate 3 companions - Jaheira standing in the sunlight
(Image credit: Larian Studios)

That's it; 2023 has come and gone. It was an intense year of major new PC games nearly every month along with plenty of highs and lows for the industry itself. While we got to play more amazing games than in several years prior, it came with relentless layoffs for the people who make games.

Down below you'll find a refresher on tons of PC game launch dates from the year. Remind yourself what you missed that needs to stay on your backlog for next year or look back at the games you didn't even remember you played. We're heading into the new year with a list of new PC games in 2024, so catch up with new releases there.

Best of the best

Baldur's Gate 3 - Jaheira with a glowing green sword looks ready for battle

(Image credit: Larian Studios)

2024 games: Upcoming releases
Best PC games: All-time favorites
Free PC games: Freebie fest
Best FPS games: Finest gunplay
Best MMOs: Massive worlds
Best RPGs: Grand adventures

While we might be closing out the year, we're in the age of game delays no matter what month it is. Even as we move into 2024, it'll be no surprise if some of the remaining games on the schedule get their release dates knocked back for some extra polish. If they're lucky, it'll just be one delay. Not all of them are lucky.

Still, while release dates are always tentative nowadays, 2023  shaped up to be a huge year—particularly for RPGs: June launched us into a frenzy of demonslaying in Diablo 4, Baldur's Gate 3 emerged from early access its August full release, and Starfield's sent us spaceward to kick off September.

Here was are full schedule of all the new games that released in 2023:

2023 Games: January

Biggest January 2023 games

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Persona 3 Portable | January 19
Another treasured Persona RPG arrives at last on PC. Gather your fellow teens, grab your Evoker (which is not at all a gun), and face the terror of the Dark Hour.

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<a href="https://www.pcgamer.com/forspoken-review/" data-link-merchant="pcgamer.com"">Forspoken | January 24
A Square Enix open-world RPG from a new studio of Final Fantasy veterans. As Frey Holland, displaced New Yorker and fledgling sorcerer, adventure across a fantasy world with the greatest magic of all: parkour.

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<a href="https://www.pcgamer.com/deadspace-review/" data-link-merchant="pcgamer.com"">Dead Space | January 27
The Motive remake of the much-loved space horror shooter from 2008. A faithful recreation: severing alien limbs with a plasma cutter remains gruesomely enjoyable and the physics puzzles and no-HUD approach of the original both remain.

All January 2023 game release dates

  • January 6 — We Are The Caretakers - Afrofuturist strategy RPG (Steam)
  • January 12 — One Piece Odyssey - JRPG for the pirate anime (Steam)
  • January 12 — Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider - Ninja platformer (Steam)
  • January 19 — Persona 3 Portable - The PC port of the JRPG arrives (Steam)
  • January 19 — Tortuga: A Pirate's Tale - Turn-based piratical strategy (Epic)
  • January 24 — Forspoken - Magical parkour adventure (Steam)
  • January 24 — Mahokenshi - Samurai fantasy deckbuilder (Steam)
  • January 25 — Hi-Fi Rush - Rhythm-based action-adventure (Steam)
  • January 27 — Dead Space - Motive's space horror remake (Steam)
  • January 31 — Inkulinati (Early Access) - Medieval animal strategy (Steam)
  • January 31 — Warhammer AoS: Soul Arena - Wahammer autobattler (Steam)
  • January 31 — Season: A letter to the future - Bicycle roadtrip (Steam)
  • January 31 — Superfuse (Early Access) - Dystopian superhero ARPG (Steam)

2023 Games: February

Biggest February 2023 games

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<a href="https://www.pcgamer.com/company-of-heroes-3-review/" data-link-merchant="pcgamer.com"">Company of Heroes 3 | February 23
Realtime strategy marches back to the battlefield with Relic's hallmark WWII series. Use army customization to fine-tune your forces with specialist units, while a Dynamic Campaign Map ensures you never fight the same war twice in the Mediterranean theatre.

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<a href="https://www.pcgamer.com/kerbal-space-program-2-release-date-multiplayer-everything-we-know/" data-link-merchant="pcgamer.com"">Kerbal Space Program 2 | February 24 (Early Access)
Your favorite little green astronauts are back, and they've got their sights set on distant stars. Master new technologies to establish space colonies, orbital installations, and—eventually—achieve interstellar travel.

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<a href="https://www.pcgamer.com/destiny-2-lightfall-review/" data-link-merchant="pcgamer.com"">Destiny 2: Lightfall | February 28
Destiny tries cyberpunk on for size in its latest expansion. Master new Darkness abilities with Strand powers while exploring a futuristic city on Neptune's moons. But based on the name, keep your fingers crossed for our favorite big orb.

All February 2023 game release dates

  • February 2 — Deliver Us Mars - Story driven space mystery (Steam)
  • February 2 — Perish - Grisly shooter in Classical Purgatory (Steam)
  • February 2 — Tails: The Backbone Preludes - Raccoon noir (Steam)
  • February 3 — SpellForce: Conquest of Eo - Fantasy strategy RPG (Steam)
  • February 10 — Hogwarts Legacy - Wizarding world RPG (Steam)
  • February 14 — Blanc - Cute monochrome co-op adventure (Steam)
  • February 14 — Wanted: Dead - Cyberpunk zombie hack and slash (Steam)
  • February 15 — Pharaoh: A New Era - Classic city-builder remake (Steam)
  • February 15 — Returnal - PlayStation roguelike shooter hits PC (Steam)
  • February 17 — Gigantosaurus: Dino Kart - Welcome... to Jurassic Kart (Steam)
  • February 17 — The Settlers: New Allies - Ubisoft's RTS city-builder
  • February 17 — Wild Hearts - A monster hunting game from EA (Steam)
  • February 20 — Atomic Heart - Sci-fi Soviet shooter (Steam)
  • February 20 — My Dream Setup - Better desk builder (Steam)
  • February 21 — Akka Arrh - Psychedelic arcade shooter (Steam)
  • February 21 — Like a Dragon: Ishin! - Yakuza samurai-era AU (Steam)
  • February 22 — Digimon World: Next Order - Digimon duo RPG (Steam)
  • February 22 — The Light Brigade - Roguelike VR with magic guns (Steam)
  • February 22 — Redemption Reapers - Dark fantasy tactics (Steam)
  • February 23 — Blood Bowl 3 - Fantasy football with goblins and gore (Steam)
  • February 23 — Chef Life: A Restaurant Simulator - Restaurant sim (Steam)
  • February 23 — Company of Heroes 3 - WW2 Mediterranean RTS (Steam)
  • February 23 — Sons of the Forest (Early Access) - Horror survival (Steam)
  • February 24 — Kerbal Space Program 2 (Early Access) - NASA sim (Steam)
  • February 24 — Octopath Traveler 2 - Square Enix JRPG sequel (Steam)
  • February 24 — The Pale Beyond - Antarctic expedition survival sim (Steam)
  • February 28 — Destiny 2: Lightfall - Destiny does cyberpunk (Steam)
  • February 28 — Dungeons of Aether - Rivals of Aether cave crawler (Steam)
  • February 28 — Scars Above - Body horror space adventure (Steam)

2023 Games: March

Biggest March 2023 games

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<a href="https://www.pcgamer.com/wo-long-fallen-dynasty-review/" data-link-merchant="pcgamer.com"">Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty | March 3
The Nioh devs from Team Ninja bring some Three Kingdoms flavor to their action RPG craft. Wield weapons and wizardry in tense dark fantasy combat across demon-infested imperial China.

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<a href="https://www.pcgamer.com/resident-evil-4-remake-review/" data-link-merchant="pcgamer.com"">Resident Evil 4 | March 24
Welcome, stranger: Leon Kennedy's European Vacation gets a modern reimagining. Track the President's daughter to solve a bioweapon mystery, and relive Resident Evil's finest hour of spin kicks and amateur harpooning.

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<a href="https://www.pcgamer.com/the-last-of-us-part-1-review/" data-link-merchant="pcgamer.com"">The Last of Us Part 1 | March 28
The remake of a landmark Sad Dad Simulator finally arrives on PC. With the power of prestige storytelling, survive a country's worth of third-person shooting in your trek across an America ravaged by fungal zombie apocalypse. You'll have to supply your own Pedro Pascal, though.

All March 2023 game release dates

  • March 2 — Patch Quest - Creature-catching roguelike bullet hell (Steam)
  • March 3 — Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty - Three Kingdoms ARPG (Steam)
  • March 7 — Outlanders - Pacifist city builder with cozy cel shading (Steam)
  • March 8 — Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse - Wii remaster (Steam)
  • March 9 — Clash: Artifacts of Chaos - Weirdpunk brawler (Steam)
  • March 9 — Hellscreen (Early Access) - Boomer shooter with rearview (Steam)
  • March 9 — The Last Spell - Tactical roguelike for wizard disarmament (Steam)
  • March 9 — Master Plan Tycoon - Resource management simulator (Steam)
  • March 14 — The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure - New Trails entry (Steam)
  • March 14 — Terminal Velocity: Boosted Edition - Classic shareware (Steam)
  • March 15 — Mortal Sin (Early Access) - Grungy horror roguelike (Steam)
  • March 21 — Deceive Inc. - Gadget-heavy spy-vs-spy PVP (Steam)
  • March 21 — Tchia - Open-world adventure with animal body-hopping (Epic)
  • March 22 — Have a Nice Death - 2D tiny grim reaper soulslike (Steam)
  • March 23 — Storyteller - Extremely interactive fiction (Steam)
  • March 24 — Resident Evil 4 - Mr. Kennedy's big day out, again (Steam)
  • March 28 — Crime Boss: Rockay City - FPS with celebrity crime cameos (Epic)
  • March 28 — Last of Us Part 1 - Remastered Naughty Dog hit (Steam)
  • March 28 — Terra Nil - Reverse city-builder (Steam)
  • March 29 — Gripper - Cyberpunk bullet hell on motorcycle (Steam)
  • March 30 — Dredge - Sinister fishing sim with sea horrors (Steam)
  • March 30 — The Great War: Western Front - WWI RTS (Steam)
  • March 30 — Ravenbound - Norse open-world reincarnation roguelike (Steam)

2023 Games: April

Biggest April 2023 games

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<a href="https://www.pcgamer.com/minecraft-legends-review/" data-link-merchant="pcgamer.com"">Minecraft Legends | April 18
Mojang and Blackbird Interactive have teamed up to create an action RTS game based on Minecraft lore. Go solo, co-op, or even PvP while directing armies of creepers, skeletons, and other new creatures.

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<a href="https://www.pcgamer.com/dead-island-2-review/" data-link-merchant="pcgamer.com"">Dead Island 2 | April 21
The long-in-the-works sequel to 2011's resort apocalypse is finally launching this spring. Deep Silver is bringing back zombie-slaying FPS action and apparently a bit more grim humor up its sleeve than the original.

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<a href="https://www.pcgamer.com/honkai-star-rail-review/" data-link-merchant="pcgamer.com"">Honkai: Star Rail | April 27
Genshin Impact's developers are headed to space with another gacha game, this time a turn-based sci-fi adventure. As with Genshin, expect elemental magic and lots of characters to optimize your party with.

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<a href="https://www.pcgamer.com/star-wars-jedi-survivor-review/" data-link-merchant="pcgamer.com"">Star Wars Jedi: Survivor | April 28
It's dark days for lone Jedi Cal Kestis. Hunted by the Empire across known space, Cal's got a bigger bag of tricks to help him Jedi: Survive—new fighting styles, new friends, and a newfound talent for taming lizards all feature in this Star Wars sequel.

All April 2023 game release dates

  • April 1 — Crab Champions (Early Access) - Crab-person shooter (Steam)
  • April 4 — Meet Your Maker - Post-apocalyptic PvP base-builder (Steam)
  • April 4 — Road 96: Mile 0 - Prequel to the procgen roadtrip (Steam)
  • April 6 — Everspace 2 - Open-world exploration-heavy space shooter (Steam)
  • April 6 — Ravenswatch (Early Access) - Folk heroes action roguelike (Steam)
  • April 11 — Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened - Holmes cracks Cthulhu (Steam)
  • April 11 — Tron: Identity - Grid-based visual novel (Steam)
  • April 12 — Ghostware: Arena of the Dead (Early Access) - Arena FPS (Steam)
  • April 12 — Wartales - Turn-based Mount & Blade (Steam)
  • April 13 — Boundary (Early Access) - Zero-g astronaut deathmatch (Steam)
  • April 13 — Fabledom (Early Access) - Cozy fantasy management sim (Steam)
  • April 13 — Shardpunk: Verminfall - Steampunk turn-based tactics (Steam)
  • April 18 — Desktop Dungeons: Rewind - Browser roguelike remaster (Steam)
  • April 18 — God of Rock - Rhythm-based 2D fighter (Steam)
  • April 18 — The Mageseeker: A League of Legends story - Sylas ARPG (Steam)
  • April 18 — Minecraft Legends - An action strategy spinoff (Steam)
  • April 19 — Moons of Darsalon - Lemmings-like rescue platformer (Steam)
  • April 19 — Teslagrad 2 - Electrifying puzzle platformer sequel (Steam)
  • April 20 — Otxo - Hotline Miami meets a monochrome roguelike (Steam)
  • April 20 — Stray Blade - Soulslike with El Dorado flavor (Steam)
  • April 21 — Dead Island 2 - Zombie survival RPG infects California (Epic)
  • April 24 — Shadows of Doubt (Early Access) - Voxel noir sandbox (Steam)
  • April 25 — Afterimage - Colorful dreamlike metroidvania (Steam)
  • April 25 — Roots of Pacha - Stone Age Stardew Valley (Steam)
  • April 25 — Stranded: Alien Dawn - Space settlement survival sim (Steam)
  • April 25 — Strayed Lights - Gorgeous glowy Souls-like adventure (Steam)
  • April 26 — Cassette Beasts - Pokemon-like with monster fusion (Steam)
  • April 26 — Desta: The Memories Between - Dreamy sport roguelike (Steam)
  • April 26 — Honkai: Star Rail - Turn-based sci fi gacha (Epic)
  • April 27 — ArcRunner - incredibly neon cyberpunk co-op roguelite (Steam)
  • April 27 — Ash of Gods: The Way - Story-driven fantasy card-battler (Steam)
  • April 27 — Bramble: the Mountain King - Nordic horror platformer (Steam)
  • April 27 — The Last Case of Benedict Fox - Eldritch metroidvania (Steam)
  • April 27 — Live A Live - Remake of classic SquareEnix RPG (Steam)
  • April 27 — Mail Time - A cozy platforming adventure (Steam)
  • April 27 — Omega Strikers - 3v3 hero-based Windjammers (Steam)
  • April 28 — Star Wars Jedi: Survivor - Cal Lightsaber's middle chapter (Steam)

2023 Games: May

Biggest May 2023 release dates

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<a href="https://www.pcgamer.com/redfall-review/" data-link-merchant="pcgamer.com"">Redfall | May 2
An open world, vampire-slaying co-op shooter from the devs behind Dishonored. Battle cultists, fight vampire gods on the psychic plane, and rid Redfall of its blood-sucker infestation.

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<a href="https://www.pcgamer.com/darkest-dungeon-2-review/" data-link-merchant="pcgamer.com"">Darkest Dungeon 2 | May 8
Everyone's favorite doomed dungeon-crawlers return in a roguelike roadtrip through a worldwide eldritch apocalypse. New 3D graphics, battle mechanics, and hero affinities bring all kinds of new joys and plenty more new horrors.

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<a href="https://www.pcgamer.com/system-shock-remake-review/" data-link-merchant="pcgamer.com"">System Shock | May 30
Return to Citadel Station in the modern reimagining of the 1994 classic, and relive the FPS that helped cement the immersive sim as one of the most-loved, worst-named genres.

All May 2023 release dates

  • May 2 — Age of Wonders 4 - Fantasy 4X with tactical battles (Steam)
  • May 2 — Redfall - Co-op open-world vampire shooter (Steam)
  • May 3 — Ravenlok - Action adventure fairytale (Epic)
  • May 4 — Bare Butt Boxing (Early Access) - Physics-y butt punching (Steam)
  • May 8 — Cook Serve Forever (Early Access) - Frantic chef adventure (Steam)
  • May 8 — Darkest Dungeon 2 - Grueling eldritch roguelike sequel (Steam)
  • May 9 — Torchlight: Infinite - Action RPG leaving early access (Steam)
  • May 9 — Voidtrain (Early Access) - Survival on interdimensional trains (Steam)
  • May 16 — Humanity - Spectral shiba crowd control puzzler (Steam)
  • May 16 HROT - Soviet-era boomer shooter (Steam)
  • May 17 — Ghostlore - Diablo-like set in Southeast Asian folklore (Steam)
  • May 17 — Greedventory - Grisly mouse-centric pixel art RPG (Steam)
  • May 18Firmament - New puzzle adventure from Myst devs (Steam)
  • May 22 — Inkbound (Early Access) - Storybook tactics roguelike  (Steam)
  • May 23 — After Us - Surreal post-human puzzler (Steam)
  • May 23 — Convergence: A LoL Story - Riot's Ekko platformer spinoff (Steam)
  • May 23 — Miasma Chronicles - post-apocalyptic tactics RPG (Steam)
  • May 23 — Planet of Lana - Sci-fi puzzle adventure (Steam)
  • May 23 — Star Trek: Resurgence - Adventure games: the final frontier (Epic)
  • May 23 — Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun - Astartes boomer shooter (Steam)
  • May 25Diluvian Winds (Early Access) - Walrus lighthouse keeping (Steam)
  • May 25 — Dynopunk - Tech repair sim in cyberpunk dino-city (Steam)
  • May 25 — Landlord's Super - 1980s construction sim satire (Steam)
  • May 25 — Lord of the Rings: Gollum - Sneaky jewelry collection sim (Steam)
  • May 29 — Return - Stylish eerie scifi side-scroller (Steam)
  • May 30 — Everdream Valley - A cozy farm sim with animal transformation (Steam)
  • May 30 — Return to Grace - '60s scifi adventure with AI god (Epic)
  • May 30 — System Shock - Remake of the classic immersive sim (Steam)
  • May 31 — Decarnation - phantasmagorical 2D horror (Steam)
  • May 31 — Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection - DS RPG ports (Steam)

2023 Games: June

Biggest June 2023 release dates

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<a href="https://www.pcgamer.com/street-fighter-6-review/" data-link-merchant="pcgamer.com"">Street Fighter 6 | June 2
It's a new age for Street Fighter: new approachable control styles, new custom fighter singleplayer experiences, new dive gauge mechanics. And most importantly, for Ryu, a new beard.

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<a href="https://www.pcgamer.com/diablo-4-review-in-progress/" data-link-merchant="pcgamer.com"">Diablo 4 | June 6
All aboard the Hell train, folks: we've got loot to hoard. Return to the legendary ARPG series and mulch mounds of demons across an open world as one of five classic classes. Maybe as a bear, if you're a druid.

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<a href="https://www.pcgamer.com/mask-of-the-rose-review/" data-link-merchant="pcgamer.com"">Mask of the Rose | June 8
Descend once more into the chthonic metropolis of Fallen London—and maybe find romance? In Failbetter's dating sim/murder mystery/census-taking simulator, meet a gothic undercity's worth of colorful characters: some cloaked, some tentacled. Some, assuredly both.

All June 2023 release dates

  • June 1 — Killer Frequency - First-person '80s slasher adventure (Steam)
  • June 2 — Street Fighter 6 - Ryu Ryu Ryu Ryu Ryu Ryu (Steam)
  • June 2 — We Love Katamari Reroll+ - Rollemup remaster (Steam)
  • June 6 — Amnesia: The Bunker - WWI sequel to hallmark horror (Steam)
  • June 6 — Diablo 4 - The long-awaited action RPG sequel (Battle.net)
  • June 8 — Harmony: The Fall of Reverie - Choice-driven visual novel (Steam)
  • June 8 — Mask of the Rose - Fallen London's 'sort-of' dating sim (Steam)
  • June 8Riders Republic - Ubisoft's downhill sports wildlife reserve (Steam)
  • June 9 — Greyhill Incident - LGM-shootin' horror FPS (Steam)
  • June 10 — Frogsong - Amphibious action RPG (Steam)
  • June 10 — Smushi Come Home - Tiny mushroom adventure (Steam)
  • June 13 — Dordogne - Gorgeous watercolor childhood adventure (Steam)
  • June 14 — Oblivion Override - Cyborg Dead Cells (Steam)
  • June 15 — Fall of Porcupine - Emotional adventure game (Steam)
  • June 15 — Layers of Fear - More horror from Bloober Team (Steam)
  • June 16 — Park Beyond - Tycoon simulator of the rollercoaster type (Steam)
  • June 20 — Aliens: Dark Descent - Xenomorph-slaying squad RTS (Steam)
  • June 22 — Bookwalker: Thief of Tales - Noir turn-based tactics (Steam)
  • June 22 — Dr. Fetus' Mean Meat Machine - Meat Boy match game (Steam)
  • June 22 — Feed All Monsters - Grid-based puzzles (Steam)
  • June 22Forever Skies (Early Access) - Post-apoc airship survival (Steam)
  • June 22 — Mars First Logistics (Early Access) - Rover design antics (Steam)
  • June 22 — Nova Lands - A friendly-looking Factorio-like (Steam)
  • June 26 — Kingdom Eighties - Base-building Stranger Things teens (Steam)
  • June 27 — Sludge Life 2 - First-person spraying (Steam)
  • June 27 — Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life - Harvest Moon redux (Steam)
  • June 27 — Yomi 2 - Street Fighter in card form (Steam)
  • June 28 — Pekoe - Cat-owned teashop sim (Steam)
  • June 28 — SlavicPunk: Oldtimer - Polish cyberpunk isometric shooter (Steam)
  • June 30 — Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective - Poltergeist puzzler port (Steam)

2023 Games: July

Biggest July 2023 release dates

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Exoprimal | July 14
Take a breather, Monster Hunter: Capcom's offering another venue for tussling with t-rexes, now in class-based exosuit flavor. After all, who hasn't wanted to suit up like Iron Man and plunge guns blazing into a waterfall of frenzied dromaeosaurs? Right? Wait, where are you going? Why are you calling the emergency numb—

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<a href="https://www.pcgamer.com/jagged-alliance-3-review/" data-link-merchant="pcgamer.com"">Jagged Alliance 3 | July 14
Make way for mercs! Counter a paramilitary coup with some colorful paramilitaries of your own when the beloved tactics franchise returns. Recruit, loot, and shoot your way to a restored Grand Chien.

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<a href="https://www.pcgamer.com/remnant-2-review/" data-link-merchant="pcgamer.com"">Remnant 2 | July 25
Remnant: From the Ashes was a surprise hit, finally delivering on our long-held dream of a Dark Souls with guns. In the sequel, embark on another jaunt across worlds as one of humanity's gunslinging protectors in an interdimensional post-apocalypse.

All July 2023 release dates

  • July 12 — Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals - indie horror sequel (Steam)
  • July 13 — Gravity Circuit - Legally non-actionable Mega Man-like (Steam)
  • July 14 — Exoprimal - Co-op mechsuit dino shooter (Steam)
  • July 14 — Invector: Rhythm Galaxy - Rhythm-based space cruise (Steam)
  • July 14 — Jagged Alliance 3 - Turn-based merc tactics return (Steam)
  • July 17 — Sticky Business - Sticker shop simulator (Steam)
  • July 18 — Ember Knights - Roguelike with lots of item combos (Steam)
  • July 18 — My Friendly Neighborhood - Sesame Street horror FPS (Steam)
  • July 18Viewfinder - Trippy perspective-based puzzles (Steam)
  • July 18 — Xenonauts 2 - Classic X-COM-inspired tactics (Steam)
  • July 19 Let's! Revolution! - Roguelite puzzle game (Steam)
  • July 20 — Frank and Drake - Rotoscoped modern gothic (Steam)
  • July 20 — Homeseek - Post-apocalyptic city-builder (Steam)
  • July 20 Lakeburg Legacies - City sim meets dating sim (Steam)
  • July 20 — Punch Club 2: Fast Forward - Future fighter life sim (Steam)
  • July 21 — Crime O'Clock - Hidden object crime-busting (Steam)
  • July 25 — Crimson Tactics (Early Access) - FF Tactics plus ponies (Steam)
  • July 25 — Remnant 2 - Dark-Souls-with-guns sequel (Steam)
  • July 26 — Let's School - School headmaster management sim (Steam)
  • July 26Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart - Prized platformer's PC debut (Steam)
  • July 26 — Xuan-Yuan Sword: Mists Beyond The Mountains - RPG remaster (Steam)
  • July 27 — Arcadian Atlas - Isometric turn-based tactics (Steam)
  • July 27 — Deadlink - Cyberpunk robot roguelike FPS (Steam)
  • July 27The Expanse: A Telltale Series - Ballad of Belter bosmang (Epic)
  • July 31 — F1 Manager 2023 - Speedy racecar management sim (Steam)
  • July 31 — Venba - A narrative cooking puzzle about family (Steam)

2023 Games: August

Biggest August 2023 release dates

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<a href="https://www.pcgamer.com/baldur-s-gate-3/" data-link-merchant="pcgamer.com"">Baldur's Gate 3 | August 3
After twenty years, we're heading back to the favorite city of the Forgotten Realms. After an acclaimed early access run, The Baldur's Gate series gets its turn-based rebirth courtesy of the Divinity devs at Larian.

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Blasphemous 2 | August 24
The sequel to the widely-celebrated Souls-like side scroller, featuring a new world of Gothic grotesquery. There's always work to be done for the Penitent One.

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<a href="https://www.pcgamer.com/armored-core-6-fires-of-rubicon-review/" data-link-merchant="pcgamer.com"">Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon | August 25
Pack up your greatswords and break out the robots. It's finally happening: at long last, FromSoft is back in the mech business, and it's bringing all the lessons learned while achieving action RPG acclaim. Now we just have to see whether Souls fans have the patience for AC customization.

All August 2023 release dates

  • August 3 — Baldur's Gate 3 - Larian's take on the classic RPG series (Steam)
  • August 4Super Space Club - Colorful arcade space shooter (Steam)
  • August 8 — I Am Future (Early Access) - Ruined rooftop base-builder (Steam)
  • August 9 — 30XX - Megaman X roguelike overhaul (Steam)
  • August 10 — Atlas Fallen - Monster Hunter meets righteous deicide (Steam)
  • August 10 — Banchou Tactics - High school delinquent tactics RPG (Steam)
  • August 10 — Lifeless Moon - Sci-fi adventure (Steam)
  • August 10 — Sengoku Dynasty (Early Access) - feudal Japan survival (Steam)
  • August 10 — Stray Gods - RPG musical about modern Greek gods (Steam)
  • August 10 — Tales & Tactics - Roguelike by Slay the Spire modders (Steam)
  • August 15 — Hammerwatch 2 - Open world hack-and-slash sequel (Steam)
  • August 15 — Moving Out 2 - Packing party game sequel (Steam)
  • August 16 — The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood - Narrative tarot (Steam)
  • August 16 — En Garde - Comedy sword fighting (Steam)
  • August 17 — Book of Hours - Combat-free occult librarian RPG (Steam)
  • August 17Gord - Dark fantasy settlement builder (Steam)
  • August 17 — Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew - Tactics, ahoy (Steam)
  • August 18 — Bomb Rush Cyberfunk - Jet Set Successor (Steam)
  • August 21 — Jumplight Odyssey (Early Access) - FTL meets Rimworld (Steam)
  • August 21 — Six Ages 2: Lights Going Out - Clan survival sim (Steam)
  • August 21 — Whisker Squadron: Survivor - Star Fox-style roguelite (Steam)
  • August 22 — Fort Solis - Mars scifi thriller story (Steam)
  • August 22 — Immortals of Aveum - EA-published magic FPS (Steam)
  • August 22 — WrestleQuest - 80's pro wrestling meets retro RPG (Steam)
  • August 24 — Blasphemous 2 - Brutal Metroidvania sequel (Steam)
  • August 25 — Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon - From's robot return (Steam)
  • August 28 — Untamed Tactics - Tactics RPG with anthropoid animals (Steam)
  • August 29 — Daymare: 1994 Sandcastle - Third-person horror (Steam)
  • August 29 — Sea of Stars - Classic-style turn-based RPG (Steam)
  • August 29 — Under the Waves - Subaquatic psychological story (Steam)
  • August 31Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy - fantasy puzzler (Steam)

2023 Games: September

Biggest September 2023 release dates

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<a href="https://www.pcgamer.com/starfield-review/" data-link-merchant="pcgamer.com"">Starfield | September 6
By god, they put a Skyrim in space. Bethesda's slipped their terrestrial confines to ply their open world RPG trade across the final frontier. A thousand planets, fully customizable spaceships, fish hallucinogens—Todd Howard and the gang are making big promises. Can Starfield deliver?

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Mortal Kombat 1 | September 19
Is it already time for another Mortal Kombat timeline reset? Liu Kang says yes, and he's got the godly powers to prove it. Mortal Kombat enters a new era with new Kameo assist fighters to freshen up your fighting experience.

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<a href="https://www.pcgamer.com/payday-3-review/" data-link-merchant="pcgamer.com"">Payday 3 | September 21
Perhaps the only good reason to ever wear a clown mask, Payday returns for high-risk, high casualty rate co-op crime. Make sure someone brings extra body bags.

All September 2023 release dates

  • September 5 — Chants of Sennaar - Linguistic puzzle adventure (Steam)
  • September 5 — Rune Factory 3 Special - Fantasy Harvest Moon port (Steam)
  • September 6 — Starfield - Bethesda's new original space RPG (Steam)
  • September 8 — Fae Farm - Farm sim with extra fairies (Steam)
  • September 8 — Synced - Match-based roguelike looter shooter (Steam)
  • September 12 — Eternights - Post-apoc hack-and-slash dating sim (Steam)
  • September 13Gunbrella - Metroidvania with lead-pumping parasol (Steam)
  • September 14 — AK-xolotl - Bullet hell roguelike with AR amphibians (Steam)
  • September 14 — The Crew: Motorfest - Ubisoft's open-Hawaii racer (Epic)
  • September 14 — Dune: Spice Wars - 4X on Arrakis (Steam)
  • September 14 — Pathfinder: Gallowspire Survivors (Early Access - Steam)
  • September 14 — Railroads & Catacombs - Darkest Dungeon on rails (Steam)
  • September 14 — Ugly - Braid-ish psychological puzzle platformer (Steam)
  • September 15 — Wandering Sword - Wuxia tactics RPG (Steam)
  • September 19 — Lies of P - Bloodborne, but you play Pinocchio (Steam)
  • September 19 — Mortal Kombat 1 - Liu Kang's cool new timeline (Steam)
  • September 20 — Moonstone Island - Creature catching farm sim (Steam)
  • September 20 — Party Animals - Gang Beasts as beasts (Steam)
  • September 20 — Warhaven - Medieval team PvP (Steam)
  • September 20 — Witchfire (Early Access) - Wizardly roguelike FPS (Epic)
  • September 21 — Astrea: Six-Sided Oracles - Deck-building dice roguelike (Steam)
  • September 21 — Payday 3 - Clown-masked crime co-op (Steam)
  • September 21 — Super Adventure Hand - a hands-on puzzler (Steam)
  • September 25 — Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - Cyberpunk xpac (Steam)
  • September 26 — El Paso, Elsewhere - Neo-noir slowmo shooter (Steam)
  • September 26 — Mineko's Night Market - Cats and crafting sim (Steam)
  • September 26 — Paleo Pines - Dino-based farm sim (Steam)
  • September 27 — Fortune's Run - Deus Ex in space (Steam)
  • September 29 — Cocoon - World-hopping puzzle adventure (Steam)
  • September 29 — Saleblazers (Early Access) - Shopkeep survival (Steam)

2023 Games: October

Biggest October 2023 release dates

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<a href="https://www.pcgamer.com/assassins-creed-mirage-review/" data-link-merchant="pcgamer.com"">Assassin's Creed Mirage | October 5
Seems Ubisoft's grown nostalgic for the age when Assassin's Creed had a few more assassins (and creeds thereof). In Mirage, become the most lethal man in Baghdad as the series returns to form.

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Cities: Skylines 2 | October 24
It hasn't been long since Cities: Skylines set the current standard for city builders, but it never hurts to cement your place on the throne. The sequel touts new levels of city simulation, promising unprecedented creativity in urban planning—at least until you have to figure out traffic, anyway.

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<a href="https://www.pcgamer.com/alan-wake-2-review/" data-link-merchant="pcgamer.com"">Alan Wake 2 | October 27
After cementing their own combined cinematic universe in Control, Remedy is revisiting their wretched little man as they make their survival horror debut. Yeah, Alan's been trapped in a pocket dimension of psychological torment for ten years, but I'm sure it'll be fine.

All October 2023 release dates

2023 Games: November

Biggest November 2023 release dates

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Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name | November 8
After an absence from the series formerly known as Yakuza, our beloved himbo Kazuma Kiryu is back in a secret agent side adventure—although apparently we're not allowed to call him that.

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<a href="https://www.pcgamer.com/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-3-2023-review/" data-link-merchant="pcgamer.com"">Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 | November 10
Helmed by Sledgehammer Games, the latest in frustratingly-named Call of Duty games with a return to nonsense mobility and a heaping of map nostalgia.

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Persona 5 Tactica | November 10
Enlisted to aid in an interdimensional revolution, the Phantom Thieves go grid-based in a Persona 5 tactics spinoff.

All November 2023 release dates

2023 Games: December

Biggest December 2023 release dates

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<a href="https://www.pcgamer.com/everything-we-know-about-avatar-frontiers-of-pandora-ubisofts-foray-into-the-movies-world/" data-link-merchant="pcgamer.com"">Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora | December 7
I could write here about how Frontiers of Pandora is a story about fighting against encroachment as an outsider caught between two worlds, but yknow. It's Far Cry and you're an alien.

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Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader | December 7
In the grim darkness of the 41st millennium, there is only war. Luckily for us, there are also cool freebooters. In this CRPG from the Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Devs, explore the distant reaches of the Imperium as one of its piratical Rogue Traders.

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<a href="https://www.pcgamer.com/house-flipper-2-review/" data-link-merchant="pcgamer.com"" target="_blank">House Flipper 2 | December 14
The titan of job simulation returns for demolishing, mopping, spackling, bricklaying, interior designing, and whatever other beautifying you'll do while restoring and selling virtual homes. Can't do much worse than the landlords I know. Zing.

All December 2023 release dates

2023 Games: Delayed to 2024

Games delayed to 2024 and beyond

  • Ad Infernum - Immersive sim horror in demonic gas station (Steam)
  • Alliance of the Sacred Suns - 4X Space Strategy (Steam)
  • Anger Foot - Kick-heavy FPS (Steam)
  • Ark 2 - More dinosaurs, plus Vin Diesel (Steam)
  • Ascent of Ashes (Early Access) - dystopic colony sim (Steam)
  • Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden - 1600s RPG (Steam)
  • Beyond These Stars - City builder on a space whale (Steam)
  • Blue Protocol - Online anime action RPG (Steam)
  • Bounty Star - Mech combat meets farmsteading (Steam)
  • Botany Manor - Plant-tending walking simulator (Steam)
  • Breachway - Space dogfight deckbuilder (Steam)
  • Capes - turn-based superhero tactics (Steam)
  • Cart Life - Street vendor life sim (Steam)
  • Chrono Odyssey - Fantasy MMO
  • Corpus Edax - Immersive sim with punchy physics (Steam)
  • Creature Keeper - Real-time combat creature collector (Steam)
  • Crimson Desert - Singleplayer RPG from Black Desert devs
  • Critter Cove (Early Access) - Castaway Animal Crossing (Steam)
  • Depersonalization - Eldritch anime RPG (Steam)
  • Diesel Legacy: The Brazen Age - Steampunk 2v2 2D fighter (Steam)
  • Distant Bloom - cozy alien planet exploration and restoration (Steam)
  • Earth from Another Sun - Open world galactic scifi sandbox (Steam)
  • Echo Generation - 80s voxel adventure with turn-based combat (Steam)
  • Edge of Sanity - 2D lovecraftian survival horror (Steam)
  • Enshrouded (Early Access) - Valheim with more polygons (Steam)
  • Europa - A Studio Ghibli-inspired platforming adventure (Steam)
  • Everywhere - A vague metaverse dream from GTA producers
  • Felvidek - Monochrome medieval RPG (Steam)
  • Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth - The next chapter of the FF7 remake
  • Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn - Soulslike for musket fans (Steam)
  • Flock - Co-op sky-shepherding and bird-shearing (Steam)
  • Frostpunk 2 - Grim, snowy city management (Steam)
  • Galacticare - "Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor" simulator (Steam)
  • Goblin Stone - Turn-based roguelike RPG, but as goblins (Steam)
  • Granblue Fantasy: Relink - Mobile megahit's action co-op (Steam)
  • Harold Halibut - Claymation space story (Steam)
  • Helldivers 2 - Third-person starship troopin' (Steam)
  • Homeworld 3 - Sci-fi space RTS classic revival (Steam)
  • Hyper Light Breaker (Early Access) - Hyper Light Drifter co-op sequel (Steam)
  • I Am Jesus Christ - First Person Savior (Steam)
  • Iron Meat - Gnarly Contra-like side-scroller (Steam)
  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space - Asymmetrical horror throwback (Steam)
  • Light Odyssey - Top-down boss rush Souls-like (Steam)
  • Lightyear Frontier (Early Access) - Chill farming sim with mechs (Steam)
  • Lil' Guardsman - If Papers, Please was Adventure Time (Steam)
  • Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP - Remake of the zombie hack-n-slash
  • Lysfanga - Time clone action tactics (Steam)
  • Men of War 2 - WWII RTS with co-op (Steam)
  • Metal Slug Tactics - classic run-n-gun goes tactics RPG (Steam)
  • Mika and The Witch's Mountain - Zelda meets Kiki's Delivery Service (Steam)
  • NAIAD - Vibrant underwater exploration as a sea nymph (Steam)
  • Nemire - Undead army tactics RPG (Steam)
  • Nighthawks - A vampire RPG from adventure game veterans (Steam)
  • Nightingale - Crafting survival RPG in the Fae Realms (Steam)
  • Off the Grid - Blomkamp Battle Royale
  • Pacific Drive - Driving survival roguelite in paranormal PNW (Steam)
  • Palworld - Open-world survival with gun-toting Pokemon (Steam)
  • Pepper Grinder - 2D drill-based burrowing platformer (Steam)
  • The Plucky Squire - Colorful storybook escape adventure (Steam)
  • Pragmata - Outerspace action adventure (Steam)
  • Promenade - Cute cartoon platformer (Steam)
  • QubiQuest: Castle Craft - Voxel-based castle building and defense (Steam)
  • Replaced - Sci-fi action platformer (Steam)
  • Reveil - First-person puzzle thriller (Steam)
  • R-Type Tactics I - II Cosmos - Tactics spinoff of side-scroll shooter (Steam)
  • Ruffy and the Riverside - Colorful character platformer (Steam
  • She Dreams Elsewhere - Retro-surreal adventure RPG (Steam)
  • Skate Story - Chill skateboarding through atmospheric underworld (Steam)
  • Skull & Bones - Ubisoft Pirating RPG
  • Solium Infernum - Grand strategy in Hell (Steam)
  • Songs of Conquest - Turn-based fantasy strategy RPG (Steam)
  • Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley - Moominverse adventure game (Steam)
  • Stellar Blade - Flashy scifi hack-and-slash
  • Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League - Co-op cape killing (Steam)
  • Surviving Deponia - More Deponia, now a colony sim (Steam)
  • Stalker 2: Heart of Chornobyl - The Zone awaits (Steam)
  • Tempest Rising - Archetypal base-building RTS (Steam)
  • Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown - Open world driving in Hong Kong (Steam)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 - Astartes action sequel (Steam)
  • Witchbrook - Wizarding school life sim (Steam)
  • Wrath: Aeon of Ruin - Quake-like retro shooter (Steam)
  • Wrestle Story - turn-based pro wrestling RPG (Steam)
  • Zoria: Age of Shattering - Fantasy tactics RPG (Steam)
Lauren Morton
Associate Editor

Lauren started writing for PC Gamer as a freelancer in 2017 while chasing the Dark Souls fashion police and accepted her role as Associate Editor in 2021, now serving as the self-appointed chief cozy games enjoyer. She originally started her career in game development and is still fascinated by how games tick in the modding and speedrunning scenes. She likes long books, longer RPGs, has strong feelings about farmlife sims, and can't stop playing co-op crafting games.

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