As the gaming industry continues to evolve, the Fall season remains a critical and exciting period for both gamers and developers alike. With its strategic timing close to holidays and popular shopping events like Black Friday, Fall has earned its reputation as a prime selling season for games. And this year, 2023, is shaping up to be no exception. The Fall lineup boasts an impressive array of diverse and high-quality titles, catering to a wide range of gaming preferences. From the highly anticipated Xbox console-exclusive Starfield to the thrilling PlayStation-exclusive Spider-Man 2, there’s something to captivate every gamer’s interest.
Players can look forward to immersive RPGs, intense fighting games, gripping action adventures, spine-chilling horror experiences, captivating platformers, and so much more. The variety and depth of the Fall 2023 game releases promise to make it a standout season, with offerings that will surely strike a chord with gamers of all tastes.
Whether you’re a fan of grand, sprawling worlds or prefer action-packed gameplay, Fall 2023 has got you covered. It’s bound to be a home run season filled with excitement, enjoyment, and unforgettable gaming experiences.
1. Starfield (September 6)
Mark your calendars for September 6, as that’s when the highly-anticipated Starfield will finally hit the gaming world! Developed by Bethesda, the masterminds behind Skyrim and Fallout, Starfield marks their first new IP in decades, taking players on an epic journey into the cosmos to explore the mysteries of the universe. This space-faring adventure promises intense character creation, an intricate skill system, and the signature Bethesda-style factions that immerse players in a galaxy where space exploration has dwindled. However, the Constellation faction remains steadfast in their quest for answers among the stars, and that’s where players step in as the hero of the tale.
As with any Bethesda game, players can expect the freedom to venture off the beaten path and get lost in this captivating, expansive universe. Whether you’re drawn to unraveling the main quest or simply enjoying the breathtaking wonders of the cosmos, Starfield offers a captivating experience for both PC and Xbox Series X/S players. The stars are calling, and your journey begins on September 6!
2. Mortal Kombat 1
Prepare for a thrilling new chapter in the Mortal Kombat universe, as Mortal Kombat 1 brings us into a realm shaped by Fire God Liu Kang. This recreated universe offers a more peaceful setting, but an unforeseen threat arises, setting the stage for epic battles in this highly-anticipated fighting game. One of the standout features is the Kameo Fighter system, a game-changer in the fighting game genre. It allows players to pair their main fighter with a secondary character, opening up exciting possibilities for dynamic gameplay systems.
But that’s not all! Mortal Kombat 1 is not shying away from its tradition of thrilling crossovers. The first Kombat Pack of DLC characters boasts an exciting lineup, with popular characters like Omni-Man, Homelander, and Peacemaker joining the epic roster. Fans are eagerly awaiting the game’s release on September 19, available on PC, PS5, Switch, and Xbox Series X/S. With its improved mechanics and captivating narrative, Mortal Kombat 1 is set to deliver an electrifying experience that will keep players on the edge of their seats.
3. Lies of P
Lies of P stands out as a Soulslike game that draws comparisons to the iconic Bloodborne, a testament to its captivating gameplay and atmosphere. Set in the unique Belle Epoque period, the game features a wide array of weapons and a crafting system that adds depth to the experience. Players embark on an unforgettable journey as Pinocchio, seeking to become a real boy by finding his creator, Geppetto, in the mysterious city of Krat. Adding to its intrigue, Lies of P introduces a Lying System, where players must make decisions based on truth and lies, influencing the outcomes and leading to multiple endings.
While it may share some similarities with Bloodborne, Lies of P has its own distinct identity that sets it apart. With a gripping narrative and innovative mechanics, players are in for an unforgettable adventure. The game is set to launch on September 19, available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. Fans of Soulslike games and those looking for a unique twist on a classic tale will undoubtedly be drawn to the enchanting world of Lies of P.
4. Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077 has undergone significant improvements through constant updates and patches, but the upcoming Phantom Liberty DLC is set to revolutionize the game even further. Players can look forward to a brand-new story centered around a previously inaccessible location, the New United States president, and the character Solomon Reed portrayed by Idris Elba.
Excitingly, the core elements of the game are receiving complete overhauls. Cybernetics, skill trees, the police system, NPCs, and more will be revamped, providing a fresh and dynamic gameplay experience. With these changes, players who previously explored the world of Cyberpunk 2077 will find themselves effectively playing two distinct games when they dive into the DLC.
5. Forza Motorsport
Forza Motorsport fans are in for a treat with the upcoming release, as the franchise continues to impress with its latest installment. While the core racing experience remains true to its roots, this iteration is packed with an abundance of content and improvements that set it apart. Players can look forward to an astonishing lineup of over 500 vehicles, each with 800+ upgrades to fine-tune their performance. The visual quality is taken to new heights with real-time ray tracing, making the game a visual spectacle. Furthermore, the damage and dirt build-up models have been enhanced, adding a new level of realism and immersion to the races.
One of the standout features is the definitive track life and weather effects, which create dynamic and challenging race conditions. From scorching heat to torrential rain, each race promises to be a thrilling experience that keeps players on their toes. Set to release on October 10 for PC and Xbox Series X/S, Forza Motorsport is poised to be one of the most stunning games of the year.
6. Assassin’s Creed Mirage
Assassin’s Creed Mirage brings a fresh approach to the franchise by blending classic action-adventure elements with the engine used in recent AC RPGs. This combination provides a unique experience that will surely captivate fans. While it pays homage to the beloved Ezio trilogy with its gameplay, players will notice some differences due to the shared engine. Set in the mesmerizing city of Baghdad, players step into the shoes of Basim, who was introduced in AC Valhalla. The game delves into Basim’s past, shedding light on his journey to becoming part of the Hidden Ones and confronting his inner demons. The recreation and sandbox of Baghdad are highly promising, immersing players in a captivating historical setting.
The gameplay presentation and style are direct and concise, adding to the overall appeal of the game. This fusion of past and future themes enriches the core storyline and creates a compelling narrative experience. Assassin’s Creed Mirage is slated for release on October 12, offering an adventure that spans multiple platforms, including PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
7. Alan Wake 2
The highly anticipated Alan Wake 2 takes the franchise to new depths as it shifts from an action-adventure title to a survival horror experience. Players will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in two captivating stories: one following Alan Wake and the other centered around Saga Anderson, a “fictional” FBI character created by Wake. The game’s unique storytelling approach, coupled with survival-based gameplay, detective elements, the innovative Mind Place mechanic, and a dynamic dialogue tree system, promises to deliver a thrilling and immersive experience. Alan Wake 2 is set to meet the sky-high expectations of fans, and it’s clear that it’s prepared to leave a lasting impression on players.
With its spooky and suspenseful atmosphere, players may find themselves wanting to keep the lights on as they embark on this chilling adventure. Alan Wake 2 is slated for release on October 17, making its debut on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S platforms.