At the start of this week, we asked the Push Square community to share the PS5, PS4 games they’re most hyped about for the rest of 2023. After 8,000 votes, it’s now time to reveal the results in the form of a top 10 countdown. Every game listed is either already confirmed to launch in the next six months with a solid release date, or has at least committed to the window. Here are your most anticipated PS5, PS4 games for the rest of 2023.
10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 — 217 votes (3% of total votes)
9. Gotham Knights — 314 votes (4%)
8. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion — 314 votes (4%)
7. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition — 339 votes (4%)
6. A Plague Tale: Requiem — 407 votes (5%)
It turns out there actually are PlayStation fans looking forward to the remake of Naughty Dog masterpiece The Last of Us! While it hasn’t placed as high as a new entry in the series more than likely would, The Last of Us: Part I can still be considered an anticipated title for PS5 fanatics. Side-by-side comparisons have already proven just how much of an upgrade this will be over the PS3 original, and with gameplay mechanics taken from The Last of Us: Part II, Sony is onto a winner. Even if some devout fans say they won’t buy it. Knock a couple of quid off the asking price and the remake will find its way into their collection before too long.
4. Stray — 526 votes (7%)
We’ve had to wait a little while to play it, but Stray is right around the corner, and the best part is PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium members won’t have to pay a penny to play — it’s included in your subscription! While that may be a big reason why so many of you are excited to role play as a cat, it also helps that the game has looked smashing in pre-release footage. Exploring a world dominated by robots, you’ll explore and fight your way to unravel a mystery at the heart of the neon-lit city you inhabit. Whiskers at the ready: we’ll be playing Stray in less than two weeks.
Looks like we’ve got a lot of Dead Space fans on the site because The Callisto Protocol, the very latest game from the creator of the survival horror classic, is the first title to make the podium. Everything we’ve seen from the title so far has been gory and horrifying, which is exactly what you want if you’re looking to capture that audience all over again. Taking up the role of protagonist Jacob Lee, we’ll need to survive an alien invasion aboard a prison colony orbiting one of Jupiter’s moons. Survival horror fans are chomping at the bit for this one, so let’s hope it delivers in early December.
As the only title in your top 10 without a confirmed release date at the time of writing, let’s hope Hogwarts Legacy does make it out this year because it takes the runner-up spot. Harry Potter boffins have waited too long for a witchcraft and wizardry simulator of reasonable quality to come along, and so a lot of hope and expectation is being put into the game out of Avalanche Software. Will it deliver? We can only hope and pray it does for now, but a State of Play event gives us confidence it’ll be worth playing. Either way, it looks like a lot of you want to take the trip to Hogwarts and never leave.
Thank god Sony confirmed God of War Ragnarok will indeed be releasing this November because the sequel from Santa Monica Studio ran away with the vote and then some. The return of Kratos and Atreus is what excites you the most for the rest of the year, and who can blame you? After God of War on PS4 positioned itself as one of the console’s greatest ever games, we’ve all been hotly anticipating the follow-up — and conclusion — to the Norse arc of Kratos’ story. While it is admittedly little, everything we’ve seen so far from God of War Ragnarok points towards it being another stellar PS5, PS4 exclusive. Your hype is well placed.
How does your top 10 list of the PS5, PS4 games you’re most excited about for the rest of 2023 compare to the Push Square community’s overall picks? Share your thoughts in the comments below.