10 Best PC Games of 2023

Here are the 10 best PC games of 2023, including quick links to their official pages.

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For many, PC is still the best option when it comes to gaming because of the control it affords players in terms of graphics and performance. That’s not to mention many games support mods. If you’re looking for something new, these are the Top 10 best PC games of 2023.

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10. Baldur’s Gate 3

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Image via Larian Studios

The winner of the best game of the year at the Game Awards Show 2023 truly deserves the title. Although it’s available on various platforms, we all know that it was specifically designed for PCs, as most top-down cRPGs are. The best thing about having Baldur’s Gate 3 on a PC is its high hardware scalability, which allows you to run it on all sorts of setups, even modest ones.

If you’ve never played a Baldur’s Gate game or a Larian game, then you should expect enormous world-building and amazing stories that unfold through extremely well-flashed-out characters. The gameplay is dynamic, responding to each and every action you make, while the tactical combat is highly interactive, using dice rolls, spells, and various skills.

9. Hogwarts Legacy

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Image via Warner Bros. Games

If you ever wanted to interact with the characters from the Harry Potter universe in an open-world setting, then look no further than Hogwarts Legacy. Although this title had a fair share of issues at launch, I can honestly say it has some of the best spell-casting abilities and magical storytelling among all other fantasy genre games that have been released in 2023.

One of the best aspects of playing Hogwarts Legacy on PC is access to the modding community. In just one year, it created over a thousand mods for the game that allow you to change almost every single aspect of gameplay to your liking.

8. Resident Evil 4 Remake

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It’s no secret that the original Resident Evil 4 is a masterpiece of a game. But the remake from this year is just as good, if not better, due to improved graphics and controls. It also introduces some new twists to its story and some fresh overall content, so it’s not a carbon copy of the original game. Although the targeting in Resident Evil 4 Remake is still not as perfect as many players would like it to be, the PC version of the game is definitely an improvement. All these upgrades make up for one of the best game remakes ever released.

7. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

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If you loved Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and missed that experience, then be sure to check out the sequel: Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. It offers the same fun gameplay, but this time the combat has been substantially improved after the developer introduced a new stance system. Although the game has suffered some performance issues on consoles, the PC version is fantastic and runs really smoothly on recommended settings.

6. Starfield

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Bethesda Softworks may not have the most appealing graphic design in their games, but they always deliver considerable depth when it comes to dialogue options and an abundance of creative questlines. On top of that, the game offers a massive space to explore and an opportunity to construct your own planetary bases.

Although Starfield has all the trademark Bethesda drawbacks, the modding community always manages to bring it up to the highest possible level. And everyone knows that playing Bethesda games without mods is a sacrilege.

5. Dead Space Remake

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Not all fans of the original Dead Space game welcomed the inclusion of voice acting for the game’s main protagonist Isaac. But other than that, Dead Space Remake is a remarkable achievement, enhancing the gameplay experience to its maximum potential with great attention to detail. The new game is completely free of the dreadful loading screens, and although some players noticed that the overall difficulty of the game has been slightly reduced, it manages to preserve its terrifying atmosphere all the way through to the end.

4. Alan Wake 2

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Here’s another sequel that shifts its focus toward to more survival horror than the more action-oriented original. But the story in Alan Wake 2 is much more straight-forward than in the first game, while there’s an option to choose one of the two main protagonists, each of whom has its own storyline and a world to discover. Although some players weren’t happy with the changes in combat, which may feel a bit slow, the sequel has much wider story arc and thus more engaging gameplay overall.

3. Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty

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Image via CD Projekt

CD Projekt Red may have fully recovered after a disastrous launch of Cyberpunk 2077 with the release of Phantom Liberty. It introduces a brand-new area called Dogtown, as well as a plethora of various gameplay innovations, including redesigned skill trees and perks, revamped cyberware, a new capacity system, combat AI improvements, UI and UX improvements, and several crafting system changes. I highly recommend checking out this expansion, especially for players who’ve been burned by that sad launch back in 2020.

2. Diablo 4

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After the monumental success of Diablo 3, the next installment has quickly become one of the most anticipated games of the year. Finally, after more than a decade, Diablo 4 has arrived, mostly to positive reviews. It definitely is a very different game than its predecessor, with a much darker art style and a revamped combat system. The progression system is much more complex in Diablo 4, requiring players to really think ahead. This game feels much closer to Diablo 2 than Diablo 3, although it combines elements from both of them, including a much more engaging main storyline.

1. Mortal Kombat 1

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Mortal Kombat is one of the most popular fighting video game franchises in history. After Mortal Kombat 11, developer NetherRealm decided to start from scratch and introduce a whole new timeline in the shape of Mortal Kombat 1. The revamped roster adds a slew of well-established characters from the past, and the biggest innovation is the Kameo system, which gives you another fighter capable of jumping in, landing attacks, and jumping out. They can even do fatalities and more. This opens up new possibilities for extended combos, which definitely add a whole new level of dynamic to an already fantastic fighting game.

But that’s it for my list of the 10 best PC games of 2023. Stay tuned for more PC game reviews and top lists right here at GameSkinny.

About the author

Serhii Patskan

Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin.