2023 is going to be a great year for games. We compiled a list of some of the most popular games coming to Xbox this year, including new, up-and-coming titles as well as sequels and remakes of old favorites. We also marked which games are set to be available with an Xbox Game Pass, the subscription service that allows players to access a variety of games for a low monthly fee.
Though the Harry Potter franchise has produced many games with varying levels of success, Potterheads everywhere have high hopes for Hogwarts Legacy.
Like a Dragon: Ishin!
Part of the Yakuza franchise, this action-packed game will transport players back in time to the days of the Tokugawa shogunate.
Resident Evil 4
A remake of the 2005 Resident Evil 4, this new installment of the horror franchise is expected to follow the original while offering improved graphics and more control styles.
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty (Game Pass)
Real-life, historical events meet supernatural monsters and demons in Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty. This action role-playing game is a dark fantasy set in the Chinese Three Kingdoms period.
Part of a series of WWE games spanning over two decades, 2K23 will focus on Survivor Series WarGames.
Minecraft: Legends (Game Pass)
A spin-off of the best selling game in history, Minecraft: Legends is an action strategy game that will feature both competitive and cooperative gameplay.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
This highly anticipated game from the Star Wars franchise has protagonist Cal Kestis still on the run from the Empire.
Dead Island 2
This action role-playing game will take place in open-world San Francisco and Los Angeles, which have both been quarantined due to the zombie outbreak.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
Play as Harley Quinn, Deadshot, King Shark, or Captain Boomerang (alone or with friends) in this delightful romp through the beloved DC universe.
Redfall (Game Pass)
Choose from four different characters, each with unique abilities, to shoot vampire and human enemies alike. Redfall is an open-world game that will feature both single player and cooperative multiplayer gameplay.
Street Fighter 6
In addition to combat, this installment of the Street Fighter franchise will allow players to explore the world in single player story mode.
Choose from five different character classes—Barbarian, Sorceress, Druid, Necromancer, and Rogue, in the fourth installment of the Diablo series.
Starfield (Game Pass)
Explore space in the year 2330 with this action role-playing game from the creators of The Elder Scrolls.
Exact Date Not Confirmed
Though the following games are currently set to be released some time in 2023, games often get delayed for months or even years for various reasons. Keep that in mind as you peruse the following titles.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
Crouch and crawl your way through Middle Earth as everyone’s favorite Hobbit. Check it out on Steam.
Forza Motorsport (Game Pass)
The stunning visuals promised in this racing game has players anxiously waiting to get behind the wheel.
Hollow Knight: Silksong (Game Pass)
Following its award-winning predecessor, this platformer will have players facing over 165 different enemies throughout a haunted kingdom.
Age of Empires IV (Game Pass)
This real-time strategy game has been out on PC since 2021 but will make its way to Xbox consoles in 2023.
Lies of P (Game Pass)
This dark fantasy is based on Pinocchio’s quest to become a real boy and will take place in 19th century France. Check it out on Steam.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage
The 13th installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise is said to be a shorter game (15 to 20 hours) and takes place during the Islamic Golden Age.
Replaced (Game Pass)
A pixel art platformer set in a dystopian world inspired by the 1980’s, you’ll play as an AI trapped in the body of a human. Check it out on Steam.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl (Game Pass)
That’s not a typo—developer GSC Game World is using the Ukrainian spelling of Chornobyl for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, a survival horror game that has been delayed due to the ongoing war in Ukraine.
Whether you have an Xbox Game Pass to try a variety of games or plan on purchasing a few selected releases, there’s a lot of exciting games coming to Xbox in 2023. What Xbox games are you looking forward to this year? If you have an Xbox and want to try streaming from it, you can use Streamlabs Console to apply overlays, alerts, and more for a truly professional-looking stream—no PC required.