The must-play video games of winter 2023

With an incredible three months ahead, here are the biggest new games you need to have on your radar

Winter is officially here, and there's a blizzard of new releases set to blanket your spare time... 

A new action-adventure game from the former Final Fantasy 15 developer, Forspoken stars Frey Holland – a young woman who finds herself transported from New York City to the fantasy world of Athia.


Release date: January 24, 2023
Platform(s): PS5, PC

The long-dormant sci-fi horror series is getting a revival in 2023, with developer Motive working on a full Dead Space remake of the 2008 original. 

Dead Space Remake

Release date: January 27, 2023
Platform(s): PS5, PC, Xbox Series X/S

Create and customize your own fifth-year student and become a late entrant to Hogwarts during the 1800s, battling evil forces as you attempt to attend classes to refine your magical abilities.

Hogwarts Legacy

Release date: February 10, 2023
Platform(s): PS5, PC, Xbox Series X/S

A PSVR 2 system seller. This visually stunning virtual reality game will tell a standalone story set parallel to the events of Horizon Zero Dawn.

Horizon Call of the Mountain

Release date: February 10, 2023
Platform(s): PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S

A potential breakout hit of 2023. It has steadily earned itself a cult following thanks to phenomenal gameplay trailers showcasing an experience that looks an awful lot like BioShock.

Atomic Heart

Release date: February 10, 2023
Platform(s): PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S

This open-world survival game is currently the second most wishlisted game on Steam. An MMO from developer Fntastic, it's set in a post-pandemic America overrun by flesh-hungry infected.

The Day Before

Release date: March 1, 2023
Platform(s): PC

Cal Kestis returns as a fully fledged Jedi Master, in this sequel than picks up five years after the events of the best-selling Star Wars game in the US. 

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Release date: March 17, 2023
Platform(s): PC, PS5, Xbox Series X
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