From challenging, gratifying sequels to engaging, innovative originals, these are the top interactive titles that climbed to the top in 2023.
Best Video Games
1. God of War Ragnarok
God of War Ragnarok is a great climax to the Norse saga, elevating Kratos and Atreus to a level of storytelling that a few can match. It is an action-adventure game released by Sony Interactive Entertainment and developed by Santa Monica Studio. It was released globally on November 9, 2023, for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, marking the series’ first cross-gen release. It is the series’ ninth installment, the ninth chronologically, and the sequel to 2018’s God of War.
2. Elden Ring
Elden Ring is a 2023 action role-playing game published by Bandai Namco Entertainment and developed by FromSoftware. Elden Ring’s universe is packed with magic, miracles, and demi-gods. The game takes place in the Lands Between, where demi-gods reign over various regions as a result of battles and events that resulted in the destruction of the titular Elden Ring.
Stray is a 2023 adventure game released by Annapurna Interactive and created by Blue Twelve Studio. The plot revolves around a stray cat who falls within a walled city populated by robots, machines, and mutant microbes and sets out to return to the surface with the assistance of a drone companion, B-12. The game is shown from a third-person perspective. The player moves around the world by leaping across platforms and climbing atop obstacles, and he can interact with them to open up new paths.
4. Horizon Forbidden West
Horizon Forbidden West is a 2023 action role-playing game released by Sony Interactive Entertainment and developed by Guerrilla Games. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic version of the Western United States recuperating from the consequences of an extinction event triggered by a rogue robot swarm and is the sequel to 2017’s Horizon Zero Dawn. The player can explore the open environment and fulfill tasks by fighting hostile machine creatures with ranged and melee weaponry.
5. Marvel Snap
Marvel Snap is a digital collectible card game created by Second Dinner and released by Nuverse. The game covers a variety of Marvel characters from the Marvel Universe. Each player has a deck of 12 cards. Each card features a Marvel superhero, as well as a cost, power level, and possibly a special ability.