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TIME Magazine's top 10 best video games of 2023

TIME Magazine's top 10 best video games of 2023 The best video games of 2023 according to TIME magazine (collage: RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

The editors of the American magazine TIME have summarized the results of 2023 by compiling a list of the ten best games. The leader was the horror game Alan Wake 2, and the top was closed by the fishing adventure game Dredge.

Alan Wake 2

Alan Wake, a writer imprisoned in a nightmare beyond our world, writes a dark novel in an attempt to change the reality around him and escape from prison. Fleeing the horror of the darkness that haunts him, Wake tries to keep his sanity and defeat the devil on his turf.

Anderson and Wake are two heroes who follow different paths in two separate realities, but deep down they are connected by something they cannot understand: through their actions and deeds they reflect each other, influencing the worlds around them.

Taking its cue from a horror novel, otherworldly forces of darkness infiltrate Bright Falls, poisoning the souls of the locals and threatening the loved ones of Wake and Anderson. Light is the weapon and refuge of those fighting the darkness.

TIME Magazine's top 10 best video games of 2023

Alan Wake 2 (photo: IGN)

Baldur's Gate 3

The great earthly kingdom of Feyrun is under siege. The population is enslaved and infected by the Mind Eaters. Will you resist or accept the mysterious power that begins to awaken inside you?

Play as original characters or create your own hero and immerse yourself in a dynamic story that takes shape with every roll of the dice.

Join forces with a company of interesting characters and join them in plundering, fighting dangerous enemies, and enjoying love affairs in the Forgotten Realms and beyond. Roll the dice and use your skills and your opponents' weaknesses in dynamic tactical battles.

TIME Magazine's top 10 best video games of 2023

Baldur's Gate 3 (photo: Steam)

Marvel's Spider-Man 2.

The Spider-Men, Peter Parker, and Miles Morales return in a spectacular new adventure from the critically acclaimed MARVEL Spider-Man franchise for PS5.

Swing, jump, and use your new spider wings to navigate the New York City of the Marvel world, switching between Peter Parker and Miles Morales in an instant. Live different stories, gain new amazing powers, and stop the legendary villain Viva from destroying their lives, the city, and those they love.

TIME Magazine's top 10 best video games of 2023

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 (photo: Push Square)

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

The game takes place sometime after the end of the previous part. At the end of Breath of the Wild, Link defeats the villain Ganon and saves Zelda.

In the sequel, the story repeats itself. While exploring the catacombs under the castle, Link and Zelda accidentally awaken an ancient evil. The princess disappears again, and the protagonist wakes up on an island floating above the kingdom of Hyrule. Link sets out to rescue Zelda and deal with Ganon.

TIME Magazine's top 10 best video games of 2023

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (photo: Eurogamer)

Resident Evil 4

Meet the complete re-release of the legendary 2005 survival horror game Resident Evil 4.

Six years after the events that took place in Raccoon City in Resident Evil 2, Leon Kennedy, who was then alive, travels to a remote European village to investigate the disappearance of the daughter of the US president. What he finds there is unlike anything he has ever encountered before.

Every aspect of the classic game has been updated for the current generation, from modern graphics and controls to a reimagined story that may surprise even die-hard fans of the original game.

TIME Magazine's top 10 best video games of 2023Resident Evil 4 (photo: Steam)

Dead Space

The classic sci-fi survival horror game returns in a completely redesigned form to offer a deeper immersive experience.

Isaac Clarke is an ordinary engineer who has to repair a huge mining ship, the USG Ishimura but finds that something has gone wrong. The ship's crew has been killed, and Nicole, Isaac's lover, is lost somewhere on board.

Now alone and armed with only his engineering tools and skills, Isaac races to find Nicole while the nightmarish secret of what happened aboard the Ishimura unfolds around him. Trapped with hostile creatures called necromorphs, Isaac must fight for survival.TIME Magazine's top 10 best video games of 2023

Dead Space (photo: Electronic Arts)

Super Mario Bros. Wonder

Super Mario Bros. Wonder is a side-scrolling platformer. As in the previous installments of the series, the player's goal is to get his character to the end of the level, avoiding enemies (such as Goombas and piranhas) and overcoming obstacles.

In addition to classic power-ups such as the Fire Flower and the Star, new ones have been added to the game: a fruit that turns the hero into an elephant, a flower that allows you to create bubbles that immobilize enemies, a mushroom that gives the player armor in the form of a drill, and a "miracle flower" that can change the design of the level causing various effects.

One of the innovations is the badges, which give the player various privileges that are unlocked throughout the game. They are divided into three categories: action icons that give the character an additional active ability, power-up icons that add a passive ability, and expert icons that give the character advanced skills.

TIME Magazine's top 10 best video games of 2023

Super Mario Bros. Wonder (PlayUA)

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

The action takes place five years after the events described in STAR WARS Jedi: The Fallen Order. Imperial troops are chasing Cal - he must always be one step ahead. In addition, he has a heavy burden on his shoulders: he is one of the last Jedi in the galaxy.

Jedi: Survivor features legendary Star Wars stories, worlds, and characters, as well as exciting battles just like in Jedi: Fallen Order.

TIME Magazine's top 10 best video games of 2023

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (photo: Steam)

Diablo IV.

The game takes place in the world of the Diablo Sanctuary after the events of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls. The cultists have summoned the main antagonist and Mephisto's daughter, Lilith. After the events of the previous games, the forces of demons and angels were depleted, allowing her to establish power in the Sanctuary.

Before the events of the game, Lilith and the angel Inarius had created the kingdom of Sanctuary to provide themselves with a place of refuge. This relationship between the demon and the angel led to the birth of the Nephalem, a powerful race to which the protagonist belongs.

The inhabitants of the Sanctuary believe that this power will draw attention to their sanctuary, and as a result, the residents talk about their destruction. Lilith, not wanting her children to be killed, destroyed everyone who opposed her, forcing Inarius to banish her into the void.

STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor is designed to be played on new-generation hardware. An incredible immersion in the Star Wars universe awaits you.

TIME Magazine's top 10 best video games of 2023

Diablo IV (photo: WIRED)


Take the helm of a fishing trawler and set sail on islands lost in the middle of nowhere to discover what lies at the bottom of the waters surrounding them. Sell your catch to the locals and complete quests to learn about the difficult past of these places.

Equip your ship with advanced equipment to catch fish from the depths and sail to distant lands. But keep an eye on the time: you will not be pleased with uninvited guests who may come on board under the cover of night.

TIME Magazine's top 10 best video games of 2023

Dredge (photo: Steam)

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