Looking for some great gifts for Christmas? How about some fantastic games? We’ve picked a bunch of fresh releases that you simply cannot miss.

We’re pretty sure you’ll be pleased with these regardless of whether you’re planning on getting some presents for your loved ones or just yourself.

Survival horrors, fighting and sports games, etc. – as you can see below, our list is quite diverse genre-wise. You should totally find something fun for yourself. Let’s take a look, shall we?

GameReleaseGenreTrailer
Alan Wake 2 2023-10-27 Horror
Resident Evil 4 Remake 2023-03-24 Horror
Baldur's Gate 3 2020-10-06 RPG
Project Zomboid 2013-11-08 Indie
Lies of P 2023-09-19 Survival Horror
Hi-Fi RUSH 2023-01-25 Rhythm & Action
EA SPORTS FC 24 2023-09-29 Sports
Mortal Kombat 1 2023-09-19 Fighting
Diablo IV 2023-06-05
Street Fighter 6 2023-06-02 Fighting

Alan Wake 2

Release date:2023-10-27
Genre:Survival Horror
Developer:Remedy Entertainment

Once a spooky action-adventure game, now a full-blown survival horror.

The long-awaited sequel to one of Remedy’s most famous franchises, Alan Wake 2 returns even creepier than ever before.

The titular character ended up in an alternate dimension, where he’s been trapped thirteen years. To escape this hellish realm he concocts a plan which involves writing a horror story about an FBI agent by the name of Saga Anderson. And so you get to play as both of these characters, each with a separate storyline.

The game once again makes use of a pretty interesting combat mechanic where you have to weaken the enemies with flashlight in order for them to become susceptible to firearms. Additionally, there are detective elements in Saga’s segments. All in all, it’s a great survival horror. If you’re a fan of the genre, you’re in for quite a treat.

Key features
  • Two separate storylines
  • You can play as Alan or Saga
  • Once again you need to weaken your enemies using your trusty flashlight
  • The game even received a dialogue system

Resident Evil 4

Release date:2023-03-24
Genre:Horror
Developer:Capcom Development Division 1

Capcom is really enjoying its successful streak of Resident Evil remakes.

RE4 is a yet another triumph, a fantastic re-imagining of one of the greatest video games of all time.

The developers made the oldie super modern, super pretty, and super spooky. New additions to the gameplay (including melee combat and knives that wear off over time) and refreshed story are welcome additions even for those who are revisiting Resident Evil 4 and not playing it for the first time.

Most of the elements and the general plot remain, though. You play as Leon Kennedy, once a rookie cop, now an agent sent to rescue the daughter of the president of the United States. She’s been kidnapped by an evil cult lurking somewhere in Spain and it’s up to you to stop their evil machinations. RE4 Remake is fantastic, a great gift for all survival horror fans.

Key features
  • A fantastic remake of a survival horror classic
  • Various new additions to the gameplay
  • Great graphics and a much creepier atmosphere
  • You can parry chainsaws with knives

Baldur's Gate 3

Release date:2023-08-03
Genre:RPG
Developer:Larian Studios

Larian Studios’ latest magnum opus took the gaming world by storm.

No wonder: Baldur’s Gate 3 is easily one of the greatest role-playing games ever released, period.

Divided into three acts, the campaign will take you to a variety of locations in the Forgotten Realms. And the freedom you get is something else. You can complete quests in pretty much any order you want and there are usually a couple ways to get things done. You can kill off anyone you wish and this won’t prevent you from completing the game. The attention to detail in this game is simply astounding.

If you’re looking for a fantastic present for an RPG fan, you can’t go wrong with Baldur’s Gate 3. Just make sure they don’t have it already.

Key features
  • One of the best role-playing games of all time
  • It gives you an incredible degree of freedom
  • Turn-based combat, as opposed to the real-time one featured in the previous installments in the series
  • Ten different companions to recruit

Project Zomboid

Release date:2013-11-08
Genre:Indie
Developer:The Indie Stone

It seems that the zombie apocalypse theme is still popular these days, even if there are less games featuring the living dead.

Project Zomboid is one of the best, but beware: it’s excruciatingly difficult!

It’s less about killing the undead and more about trying to survive. This is going to be incredibly difficult, as the hazards include stuff like hunger, illnesses, changing seasons, and so on. You need to outmaneuver deadly hordes, loot buildings for supplies, and keep a low profile so that your hiding spot remains undetected. While this seems rather straightforward, it certainly isn’t and dying here is not a matter of if, but when.

Project Zomboid also offers a local 4-player split-screen cooperative mode and modding support. It’s an Early Access game, which means it’s still in active development, but it’s already big and the features that are expected to be released in the future will make PZ even greater. Grab it especially if you love zombies and hardcore survival.

Key features
  • A punishing and excruciatingly difficult survival game
  • You won’t survive for too long
  • You have to worry not just about zombies, but also harsh conditions
  • It definitely took some cues from The Sims

Lies of P

Release date:2023-09-19
Genre:Soulslike & action
Developer:Neowiz Games

We bet you didn’t expect the classic story of Pinocchio getting turned into a soulslike game.

Lies of P takes you to the decaying city of Krat, ravaged by a strange disease and crawling with all sorts of monstrosities and deranged inhabitants. You, as Pinocchio, need to find your creator, Gepetto, who might have an idea on how to stop the puppet rebellion.

Aside from the Dark Souls-inspired gameplay which has you use a wide variety of weapons and some interesting gadgets, including a flamethrower, there’s the lying mechanic. You can either tell folks the harsh truth or comforting lies and the decisions you make during the game have an impact on the ending. So, which path will you take?

Key features
  • It’s like Dark Souls, but with Pinocchio as the player character
  • You need to find Geppetto in order to find a way to save the city of Krat
  • You can get a flamethrower here
  • Three different endings based on how much you lie over the course of the game

Hi-Fi Rush

Release date:2023-01-25
Genre:Rhythm & Action
Developer:Tango Gameworks

If rebelling against an evil mega corporation in the rhythm of the background beat sounds fun, then you should totally grab Hi-Fi Rush, one of the most unique action games around.

The protagonist, Chi, embarks on his quest against the aforementioned evil mega corporation which implanted him with an experimental device. This gizmo lets him perceive the world around him as if it was synchronized with the music. So, what you get here is a rhythm-based action-adventure title.

Naturally, you can ignore the whole musical stuff, but it’s better not to, as it really helps (and it’s the whole point). Hi-Fi Rush boasts a strikingly vibrant visual style in addition to a fantastic soundtrack featuring various well-known artists, such as Nine Inch Nails. If you’re into more unusual stuff, grab it. You shouldn’t be disappointed!

Key features
  • It’s a rhythm-based action game, simple as
  • Excellent soundtrack rich with licensed tracks
  • Everything here moves to the beat of the music
  • Vibrant, colorful art style

EA SPORTS FC 24

Release date:2023-09-29
Genre:Sports
Developer:EA Vancouver & Romania

The first sequel to the FIFA series, EA Sports FC 24 no longer has the support of this organization.

That didn’t stop EA from making another game, however, and it doesn’t mean it doesn’t contain any licensed content, such as player likenesses and real-life teams.

And yeah, it features over 19,000 players, 700 teams, 30 leagues, and more than 300 partners – all fully licensed, to boot. The HyperMotionV technology is there to guarantee the most authentic player motion ever seen in a video game. The Ultimate Team mode now features women in addition to men and lets you have players of both genders in your team.

Cross-play is also supported, meaning that gamers owning PCs, PlayStation 5, or Xbox Series X/S can play together without any hassle. In general, EA Sports FC 24 is a fun sports simulator that you might want to check out if you’re a football fan.

Key features
  • The first game in the series without FIFA in its title
  • It still features tons of licenses, though
  • Women players in the Ultimate Team mode
  • Cross-play is available, too

Mortal Kombat 1

Release date:2023-09-19
Genre:Fighting
Developer:NetherRealm Studios

Reboots aren’t always done right, but Mortal Kombat 1 is definitely not one of the bad ones.

Feeling both fresh and familiar, it once again proves to be the king of fighting games.

One of the most interesting additions to the franchise are Invasions which turn MK into a…board game! Throw in a pinch of RPG elements and you get a mode you’ll be revisiting often, especially now that there’s a fresh board released every six weeks or so. Neat, huh?

Naturally, this doesn’t mean all the classic modes are gone. So, you get stuff like Towers and good old multiplayer duels, the Story mode is also back. If you’re into gory stuff and extremely violent fatalities, you’ll find Mortal Kombat 1 to be a real treat.

Key features
  • Second reboot of the Mortal Kombat universe
  • Board game mechanics in the Invasions mode
  • Fatalities are gory as always
  • Excellent in the multiplayer mode

Diablo 4

Release date:2023-06-05
Genre:Action
Developer:Blizzard Entertainment

The fourth installment in the series, Diablo IV pits you against the daughter of Mephisto, Lillith, summoned by her loyal followers.

And since the forces of both angels and demons have been significantly weakened, she was able to put her plans in motion. Your goal is to stop her, of course.

As usual, this involves the traditional gameplay loop the series is famous for: getting more powerful weapons and gear by defeating more and more difficult enemies. You can choose from one of the five different character classes, each with unique abilities and gameplay. There are five regions that you can explore in addition to procedurally-generated dungeons, a staple of the series.

Diablo IV features an open world and you can explore any of the regions as you see fit; their difficulty scales to the player’s level. Since the game requires you to be always online, you will be able to encounter other players during your adventures, including PVP and boss events. All in all, it’s a spectacular hack and slash experience and a release that seems much better than Diablo III. It will receive an expansion pack, Vessel of Hatred, in late 2024.

Key features
  • Five different character classes to pick from
  • Lillith as the new main villain
  • Various different lands to explore
  • Open-world gameplay

Street Fighter 6

Release date:2023-06-02
Genre:Fighting
Developer:Capcom

If you need a good fighting game, but somewhat “nicer” than Mortal Kombat and without its goriness and brutality, well, Street Fighter will be your jam for sure.

The sixth main installment in the series packs quite a punch and is a good contender for the title of the best fighting game of 2023.

Street Fighter 6 is based around three primary gameplay modes: World Tour, Fighting Ground, and Battle Hub. World Tour is a robust single-player campaign where you can create your avatar, explore Metro City, and learn new moves under the tutelage of the Masters. Fighting Ground is the traditional collection of various game types, including training matches and local or online battles. The Battle Hub lets you compete with others via a special lobby and even play some Capcom classics on arcade machines.

With a complex and unique fighting system, 18 different fighters, and a wide variety of gameplay options, Street Fighter 6 is a title you can’t go wrong with.

Key features
  • Various different gameplay modes
  • 18 fighters to choose from
  • Excellent multiplayer
  • An excellent addition to a classic fighting franchise

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