December 10, 2023


Enhance your play

Best new games to look forward to

There are plenty of incredible games coming to PC this year and beyond. From upcoming triple-A games to highly hyped gems, there’s plenty to look forward to, whatever your gaming passion.

Whatever your platform of choice – Steam, Epic, Ubisoft Connect or Origin, there are loads of new PC games to add to your wishlist as well. These new games include bleeding-edge titles with ray tracing capabilities, as well as updates to your favourite RPGs, shooters and co-op masterpieces.


The following is a hand-picked selection of games we’ve seen and are excited about. We’re sure you will be too.

Sherlock Holmes The Awakened

  • Release date: 11 April 2023
  • Type: Action adventure puzzle game
  • Publisher: Frogwares
  • See it on Steam

This is Sherlock Holmes with a difference. This is a full remake and rewrite of the original game from 2006 that’s being crafted from the ground up to run in Unreal Engine 4.

Frogwares says “Sherlock Holmes The Awakened is a Cthulhu meets Sherlock Holmes detective horror adventure. The game acts as a continuation of young Sherlock’s story with Holmes and Watson undertaking their first major case together. “

Dead Island 2

Dead Island 2 is finally coming and it looks like a rip-roaring romp of zombie-slaying chaos. As you can imagine there’s going to be all sorts of brutal combat, with exploding zombie faces and gory mess.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

  • Release date: 28 April 2023
  • Type: Sci-fi action adventure
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • See it on Steam

Picking up five years after the events of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, this game continues the story of Cal Kestis in a game that promises galaxy-spanning adventures with all the usual cinematic combat and good times.


  • Release date: 2 May 2023
  • Type: FPS/Action-adventure
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • See it on Steam

Redfall is an open-world co-op FPS that sees you battling vampires and adventuring your way around a world lovingly crafted by the award-winning team behind Prey and Dishonored. So you can imagine that that’s going to be like.

The Outlast Trials

  • Release date: 18 May 2023
  • Type: Survival Horror
  • Publisher: Red Barrels
  • See it on Steam

If you played and enjoyed the horrific thrills of Outlast and Outlast 2, then buckle up for more. The Outlast Trials is a survival horror that you can play alone or with up to four other people. Set during the Cold War in a place of distrust, fear, and violence you’re thrust into a world where people are being subjected to brainwashing and mind control. All sorts of terror ensue.

Skull & Bones

Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag proved incredibly popular and spiked interest in pirating based-shenanigans on the high seas. Since then, we’ve seen Sea of Thieves and the hilarity of Blackwake but Ubisoft’s Skull & Bones is making waves in the build-up to launch.

The latest trailer shows the customisation options for the ships and all sorts of unbridled chaos too.

Become the pirate captain you’ve always wanted to be and battle on the high seas on your own or with up to five other players. Grease the gangplank and ready the mainsail, this is surely going to be a glorious grog-swilling romp.

Ubisoft has announced that it’s pushing back the release date of Skull and Bones to give it some more polish.

Street Fighter 6

  • Release date: 2 June 2023
  • Type: Arcade fighter
  • Publisher: CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
  • See it on Steam

With Street Fighter 6 Capcom is seemingly trying to re-invigorate the series. At launch, there will be 18 characters to fight with including classics like Ryu, Chun-Li, Luke, Jamie, Kimberly and more. But this latest outing in the series there’s also going to be a fully-fledged single-player campaign. Plenty to keep fans happy.

Dead Matter

  • Release date: June 2023
  • Type: Zombie shooter
  • Publisher: QI Games
  • See it on Steam

Dead Matter is in the very early stages but appears to be an interesting concept that takes the Escape From Tarkov gameplay style and throws it into a zombie-infested world. This should certainly make for some interesting and intense gaming and a fresh twist on the zombie genre.

Diablo 4

  • Release date: 6 June 2023
  • Type: Action
  • Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
  • See official site

Diablo 4 has been in the works for quite some time. Now we’re seeing a tease of more to come. Diablo 4 will feature fully customisable characters and classes that include a druid, barbarian, sorceress, rogue and necromancer.


Starfield was teased by Bethesda in June 2018 as the first new franchise in 25 years. But that’s not the exciting part, Starfield is set to be a space-based RPG with plenty of glorious fun in the depths of space. Beyond that, we don’t know much other than we’re excited. It is now available to wishlist on Steam though but the release date is marked as “coming soon” which changed from 2023 suggesting we might be waiting longer than hoped.

The Front

  • Release date: TBA
  • Type: Open world survival
  • Publisher: Samar Studio
  • See it on Steam

The Front appears to be a survival sim with a difference. This will seemingly start out like any other game, with players chopping down trees to build, but ends up with fighting zombies and clowns then crafting insane military bases to engage in tank battles. We’re not sure what’s going on with this one but it certainly looks special.

Cities: Skylines 2

  • Release date: Coming soon
  • Type: City builder
  • Publisher: Paradox Interactive
  • See it on Steam

The next outing in Cities: Skylines series promises to be “revolutionary” and will allow gamers to “build any kind of city they can imagine and follow its growth from a humble village to a bustling metropolis”. If you enjoy city builders and have fond memories of the first game then you’ll no doubt love this one.

Forza Motorsport

Five years after the release of Forza Motorsport 7 the next game in the franchise is appearing. This is essentially Forza Motorsport 8 but by another name. Fans of the series will be pleased to hear that several tracks are making a comeback including Maple Valley, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps and Laguna Seca Raceway. The new Motorsport release is also promising dynamic lighting and weather conditions as well, so that should keep things interesting.

Ark 2

  • Release date: 2023
  • Type: Open world survival
  • Publisher: Studio Wildcard
  • See it on Steam

ARK 2 is pitched as a “definitive next-gen survival experience”. It’s a follow-on from Ark: Survival Evolved and stars Vin Diesel fighting for survival in a primal world filled with dinosaurs and danger.

Payday 3

One of the most intense co-op shooters we’ve played is finally getting a new sequel. Payday 3 is a high-octane. co-op heist experience where you’re robbing banks (and more) with friends. If it’s anything like the last two games, it should be a blast.

Dark and Darker

  • Release date: Q4 2023
  • Type: PVP Dungeon Crawler
  • Publisher: Ironmace
  • See it on Steam

Dark and Darker is pitched as an “unforgiving” hardcore fantasy game which brings the Escape From Tarkov loot logic to the dungeons where you’re fighting so survive and to keep your gear too.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is making a return with a promise of being “one of the biggest seamless open-worlds to date.” – a blend of horror, FPS and atmospheric sim, it’s also said to have an epic story with multiple endings. Awesome stuff.

The latest gameplay shows a staggeringly beautiful view of a horrific world. You’ll have over thirty weapons at your disposal, to deal with all manner of horrifying mutated monsters and there’s a multiplayer too. The good news is this one will be included on Game Pass from launch.

The Crew Motorfest

The next outing in The Crew series will drop drivers into the new open world inspired by the Hawaiian island of O’ahu. The Crew Motorfest is set to be a celebration of the best of car culture with a vibe that’s very similar to Forza Horizon and that’s no bad thing.

Blight: Survival

  • Release date: “soon”
  • Type: Medieval souls-like horror
  • Publisher: Haenir Studio
  • See it on Steam

“Blight: Survival is a 4-player co-op action-horror roguelite set in the unforgiving no man’s land between two desperate states at a ceaseless war. “

Medieval times were already pretty rough, but what if people in those times also had to deal with zombies? That seems the premise of Blight: Survival and we love it.

Star Trek: Resurgence

Former Telltale Games developers are crafting a narrative adventure game in the Star Trek universe. Set in the era of Star Trek: The Next Generation it’s bound to appeal to Star Trek fans.

State of Decay 3

  • Release date: TBA
  • Type: Zombie shooter
  • Publisher: Xbox Games Studios
  • See official site

State of Decay 3 has been revealed, though we’re only really seeing a tease of it at the moment. Still we’re pleased to see another outing in the series is on the horizon.


  • Release date: TBA
  • Type: Open world survival
  • Publisher: Inflexion Games
  • See it on Steam

Nightingale is set to be a stunning open-world adventure with mysterious lands and weird and wonderful creatures. This game promises “endless adventures” thanks to the procedural generation of the realms you’re exploring and co-op gameplay too.

The First Descendant

  • Release date: Coming soon
  • Type: Looter shooter
  • Publisher: NEXON Games Co., Ltd.
  • See it on Steam

The First Descendant is a third-person cooperative action RPG shooter that puts you in the shoes of a special breed of people with special powers. With these powers, they’re fighting invaders and protecting humans.

Warhammer 40,000: SPACE MARINE 2

Another Warhammer game in the pipeline. This time you’ll be taking on the role of a Space Marine, holding off the horrors of the galaxy in epic battles. The latest trailer shows off the Defenders of Mankind and loads of combat with skeletons, demons and all manner of other monsters.


Gord is a single-player, adventure-strategy game that’s inspired by Slavic folklore rich with eerie forbidden lands and mythical creatures. Your mission will be to grow a settlement and keep it safe in this harsh world.

Perfect Dark

The original Perfect Dark has a special place in the hearts of gamers who can still remember Goldeneye 007 fondly. It was a great game for that era and we’re excited to see it returning.

The Expanse: A Telltale Series

Telltale Games is working with Deck Nine, creators of Life is Strange: True Colors on a game set in The Expanse universe. Set before the TV series, you’ll be playing Camina Drummer (voiced by actress Cara Gee from the show) and dealing with mutiny, treasure hunts and more.

The Outer Worlds 2

The sequel to the superb space-based RPG The Outer Worlds has been teased. We have no details on when it’ll be available but we’re excited!

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 is the follow up to 2017’s fantastic Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. A psychological action-adventure with a rich and dark story that was essentially a dive into insanity via Viking Hell. The first game was utterly sublime, so we’re expecting more of the same from the sequel. This time it’s exclusive for PC and Xbox Series X.

Hellblade 2 tech was shown off at GDC 2023 demoing the Unreal Engine 5 tech and meta-human visuals. It’s going to be amazing if this tease is anything to go by.

Transformers: Reactivate

Decepticons are threatening to cause harm to Earth and humans have reactivated Autobots to protect them. This is an up to four-player action game by Splash Damage that’s going into beta in 2023. Beyond that we know very little.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2

The follow-up to 2004’s awesome Vampire: The Masquerade – The Bloodlines is coming in 2021. The previous game was an utter RPG masterpiece packed full of vampires, dark alleyways and rich characters. The new game is written by the same creative genius behind that game, so we’re expecting more of the same here.

Sadly it’s not looking good for this game at the moment after Paradox Interactive pulled Hardsuit Labs from the development and has postponed pre-orders.

Death Stranding 2

  • Release date: TBA
  • Type: Action-adventure
  • Publisher: 505 Games

Death Stranding 2 is returning. It was shown off at The Game Awards with an appropriately vague trailer which nicely teased the project and confirmed the return of Norman Reedus as Sam Porter Bridges.

Last Man Sitting

  • Release date: TBA
  • Type: Early access Battle Royale
  • Publisher: PixelPizza Games
  • See it on Steam

Last Man Sitting is probably the most ridiculous Battle Royale game you’re ever likely to see. Smartly dressed sit in green office chairs armed to the teeth. Shotguns, ragdoll psychics and a slippery floor are bound to make for plenty of shenanigans and much hilarity.

Elder Scrolls fans have been waiting impatiently for a sequel to Skyrim for what might seem like forever. Now we finally have proof that The Elder Scrolls VI is coming at some point, we just don’t know much beyond that. Exciting times lie ahead though.

Manor Lord

  • Release date: TBA
  • Type: Medieval strategy
  • Publisher: Slavic Magic
  • See it on Steam

Manor Lords is an indie medieval strategy game with “realistic” city building, battles and the promise of a full building freedom which should be thoroughly enjoyable.

Everything is medieval too. Youll need oxen to plough the fields, you’ll have to herd sheep and fight battles too. Looks like fun.

Alan Wake 2

Alan Wake 2 is being teased and we’re beyond excited. It looks like the new addition to the series lives up to the classic Remedy Entertainment masterpiece with an intense atmospheric experience and a wonderful psychological story too.

Crysis 4

Crytek has announced that it’s working on Crysis 4. It’s in the early stages of development at the moment but is promising to be “a truly next-gen shooter”. What that means we’ll have to wait and see.

Project 007

If you enjoy Bond, then this is bound to thrill. From the creators of the Hitman series is coming a James Bond game which is said to feature not only a “…wholly original Bond story” but an origin one at that. Count us in.

Kingpin: Reloaded

If, like us, you’re old enough to remember 1999’s Kingpin: Life of Crime, then you might be pleased to hear that the controversial game is getting a remaster later this year. This reboot will add 4K and ultrawide support, as well as rebalanced gameplay, yet keeps the same classic aesthetic. We’re looking forward to reliving the hazy days.

Splinter Cell Remake

  • Release date: TBC
  • Type: Action Stealth
  • Publisher: Ubisoft

A Splinter Cell Remake is in development. It’s early days, but if you’ve been waiting to jump back into the shoes of Sam Fisher then this is bound to get you excited. We certainly are!