33 New Upcoming Action Games 2023 – Gameranx

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Next year is going to be big…
2022 has already proven to be a big year for gaming, and we’re only halfway done with it! We got big exclusives and releases coming out from now until December and it’s going to be awesome! But, if you’re already looking for what will release next year? We got you covered there too.
Disclaimer: The Day Before was removed from this list.
Welcome to the world of Wanted: Dead, where you are Lt. Hannah Stone, who happens to be part of an elite squad in the Hong Kong police department known as the Zombie Unit.
But don’t let the name fool you, their missions is to figure out and take down a large corporate conspiracy that is trying to control the city and its people.
To figure out the truth, you’ll have to go through leagues of mercenaries, gangs, and even former military, all with a brutal mix of martial arts, weapons, and guns to strike them down with. Weave through combat how you will and finish people off with over 50 brutal moves. It’s your job to find the truth, so do that.
Why is Minecraft Legends starting off this list? Because it’s Minecraft! It’s already made like a zillion dollars and is now the best-selling game of ALL TIME, does it really need to “expand itself” anymore than it already has? We don’t think so, and neither should you.
Regardless, the game will focus on a “new yet familiar world” and have you taking more of an action RPG approach this time around instead of just “building everything you ever wanted”. You’ll get to traverse the world and seek out allies both expected and unexpected as you wander around and figure out the mysteries of where you are.
It’s not meant to be deep, but it might be fun, so why not?
The Lord of the Rings has had a pretty good record as of late with their video games, and with The Lord of the Rings: Return of Moria, they’re aiming to do that while further expanding the lore of the books.
Because in this game, you’ll be summoned to the Misty Mountains by none other than Gimli himself (aka, best dwarf ever!). After the events of LOTR, you’re on a mission to reclaim the kingdom of Moria for the dwarven race, and enjoy the spoils of the conquest.
The mountain realm will be procedurally generated, ensuring that no two playthroughs are the same. So when the time comes, take back your kingdom.
You’re going to see quite a few remakes on this list, and for good reason…there’s a lot of them being made, ok? Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake is starting off this list because this is the one that arguably might not get done in 2023, and we’re not really sure just how much we can fairly expect from it.
After all, the Prince of Persia franchise has had its ups and downs over the years. The modern games weren’t all bad, but they weren’t all good either, and don’t get us started on the live-action movie…
Ubisoft could surprise us though, and the original game was a trendsetter, maybe it can be again?
Where Winds Meet is an action RPG with a martial arts twist set in 10th-century China, it’ll also be an open-world title, so you’ll be exploring the ancient land on your journey.
You’ll come across China as a swordsman at a time of great division. Monsters roam the land, war has divided its people, and you will be the catalyst for the change coming. But, what kind of change will be yours to decide.
Whether you keep your sword or learn various martial arts, your actions will affect the nation. So fight for honor, or fight for glory. The path is yours to take.
The Aliens franchise is another series that has tried to adapt to the realm of video games as best it can, and so far…it’s done pretty well…overall. Isolation was the best game in that line, but with Aliens Dark Descent, you’ll have a new take on the franchise that will test your limits.
Because you will be in command of a group of marines dispatched to a moon to take down the Xenomorphs that are there. But they aren’t the only threat that you’ll have to deal with, as there are rogue operatives there trying to defeat you, as well as new monster threats.
You’ll need to build up your squad and command them with precision if you’re going to make it out alive.
Here’s a remake that honestly surprised a lot of people when it was announced. Lollipop Chainsaw remake is the…wait for it…remake of the cult classic game made by Suda 51 and James Gunn. Yeah, you didn’t know James Gunn worked on this, did you? Well, he did!
Anyway, the game focuses on a cheerleader named Juliet who armed with a chainsaw and the decapitated head of her boyfriend (who is still alive…) she must go and stop a zombie outbreak in her hometown.
The game was over the top and violent before, so now just imagine what the remake will be like with all these fancy new graphics?
Ghostbusters seems to be bouncing back in pop culture. Afterlife was a hit, and now, they’re getting a new multiplayer game via Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed.
In the title, you’ll play as a team of four Ghostbusters who go to a variety of locations in order to catch the ghost that haunts the place. The asymmetrical multiplayer maps and gameplay will keep things fresh as you build up your team so you’ll truly be afraid of no ghosts.
When you’ve acquired some victories, you’ll get some special cosmetic items and gear to showcase just how great you are. Just remember…don’t cross the streams.
There’s been a lot of mystery around The Division Heartland, as we know it’ll take place within The Division universe, but what is the game truly about? Well, we now know that it’ll take place in Silver Creek, a place that has come under attack from hostile forces.
Now, you’ll have to go and make a stand with your fellow members of The Division in order to take back this place and show the “heartland of America” will not be taken over so easily.
No doubt there will be all sorts of missions for you to do in the game, so be ready as they’re going to be doing some closed tests that you might just get to be a part of!
The Lords of the Fallen is a reboot slash follow-up to 2014’s Lords of the Fallen. This soulslike action RPG was a hit with fans of dark fantasy and brutal combat alike. So, it’s pretty exciting news that a new instalment of the game is set to launch at some point next year. The Lords of the Fallen will build on the themes of the original game, with the action taking place in the dual realms of the living and the dead. Traversing these deadly worlds as Dark Crusaders will be a core component of the gameplay, so there’ll be plenty of action to be had fighting off monsters in the bowels of these parallel lands. The Lords of the Fallen will also have online co-op functionality, meaning players can bring a companion on their journey through the hellish realms that await.
And now, for something completely different!
In the universe of Hyenas, the Earth is gone and the rich elite have done everything they can to take over Mars and throw the rest of humanity in a massive slum. You are part of a group of thieves known as the Hyenas. Your job? Take everything back with maximum carnage.
You’ll go and rob their homes and places of storage in epic Zero-G fights that’ll have you doing all sorts of crazy things. You won’t be alone though, your “pack” will be trying to get everything they can, but so will other packs of Hyenas!
So rob the rich so you can live like you should.
Scars Above is a new third-person action shooter that looks like it’ll satisfy those who love their sci-fi. Set in an unknown, mysterious alien world, the game focuses on survival and problem-solving. As protagonist Dr Kate Ward, players must explore a strange exoplanet and discover what happened to the rest of their crew. Scars Above will have plenty of thrilling enemy encounters and boss fights, but there’s also plenty of exploration-based action to be found in this game. Crafting weapons and gadgets and learning how to fight, survive and understand the new life discovered in this hostile new environment will be key parts of the experience. With a richly designed world full of creepy new creatures to deal with, Scars Above should prove a hit with those who love a mysterious storyline in amongst their action.
There’s certainly a lot of action to be had in Dead Island 2. The zombie apocalypse has never looked so exciting, or brutal. Recent revealed and heading our way in February, the action in this instalment of the Dead Island franchise will take players to the sunny climes of Los Angeles, San Fransisco and another as-yet undisclosed location. Surviving and thriving during a zombie outbreak is no mean feat, of course, so players will be able to explore the playstyles and storylines of six different characters during their gameplay. Action-wise, there’ll be a heavier focus on melee combat, with the promise of more gore and gruesome ways to off the undead than ever before. Definitely, one for fans of life or death action to look up next year.
The upcoming new expansion for Destiny 2 looks set to introduce plenty of action-packed content into the game. Lightfall is described as “the end of all things” and is designed to kick the game’s storyline and action up a notch when it releases in February. Players will be able to explore the new, Neptune-based city of Neomuna, home to terrifying Tormentors and brave Cloud Striders. In addition, the game will see new encounters with enemy forces throughout the new neon city, meaning it’ll be down to players to protect this new reality. With new raids, dungeons and challenges to be had, Destiny 2 Lightfall will bring plenty of combat, exploration and exhilaration for players when it launches.
The original Robocop movies were some of the coolest (and most 80s) things around, and even to this day, RoboCop remains an icon. So much so that a new video game is coming from the franchise via RoboCop: Rogue City.
In the game, you will indeed play as officer Alex Murphy, who must try and save the city of Detroit from the crime and corruption that is befalling it. With complete freedom, you’ll wander the streets and decide how to fulfill your prime directive. You must be careful though, because if you go to far, you’ll become the very thing you’re trying to defeat.
Just so you know, you’ll be paying more than a dollar for this game.
Journey to the West is one of the most important stories ever told, and influenced media across all walks of life, including video games. Black Myth Wukong is an attempt to tell a story across that entire universe, starring the one and only Sun Wukong, the Monkey King.
You’ll be able to wield his mighty staff and magic as you go up against the great darkness that permeates the land. As well as interact with a series of very unique characters as you try and achieve your ultimate goal of godhood.
Will you be a worthy person to wield the power of the Monkey King? You’ll find out next year.
Yes, this is the game with Vin Diesel in it, we don’t get it either but let’s just roll with it, ok?
In Ark 2, you awaken on a strange planet full of contradictions. Such as humans and dinosaurs working together with strange futuristic technology at your fingertips.
Now, you’ll need to figure out how you got there, the history of this planet and what all led to this, and team up with legendary heroes (including Vin Diesel) in order to find out the truth and survive.
The original ARK game was massive in scope and insane in what you could do with it. This one seems to want to make things even more insane.
Have you ever wondered who would win in a fight between dinosaurs and mech suit humans? Well…you’re about to find out! Because in Exoprimal, you’ll be part of a team of exosuited human beings who are indeed going to go pick a fight with some dinosaurs.
Each exosuit has a different class and abilities for you to experience, and as a result, you’ll want to try them all out before you make your selection with your team to ensure that you have what it takes to survive.
Work as a team in PVP and PVE events, do what you can to stop the dinosaur menace, and to prove you’re better than your friends!
This game was delayed until 2023 for honestly very good reasons. But once STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl comes out though, it’ll continue to grow and expand the Stalker universe in some very fun ways. You’ll play the role of a lone Stalker in the Exclusion Zone that has suffered yet another incident.
Now, you’re going to make your way through the zone, try and collect things of value, and survive the deadly monsters and anomalies that have appeared.
The deep story has a variety of paths for you to take. So make sure you’re comfortable with where you go.
What do we actually know about State of Decay 3? Not as much as you might think. The game was announced in 2020, but since then…? We haven’t gotten any major new details, or even small new details! Seriously, we’re flying blind here and that’s not how it’s supposed to go, ok?
Yes, we know that the game will be set in another zombie-filled landscape and that it’ll be your job to go and stop the zombies and try to make a life for yourself. They even have the tagline of “Together We Survive”, possibly hinting at a community system like with State of Decay 2.
But until they reveal more…we’re only guessing.
Oh look! Another super delayed title that was supposed to be out this year, but will be out in 2023. We won’t see more of those on this list…
The game focuses on a young woman named Frey, she’s a New Yorker who gets taken from her home and dropped into the fantasy realm of Athia. Obviously, she wants to get home, but to do so, she must go through this unique land and develop the magical abilities that she now somehow has to make it back.
Square Enix seems very high on this game, so hopefully when it comes out…it’ll be worth it.
The massive umbrellas that is Bethesda is making quite a few things right now, and one of them is Redfall via Arkane.
In the game, you’ll be in Redfall, Massachusetts, a town that has been taken over by vampires who have literally blocked out the sun and made it so you have no contact with the outside world.
So now, you have to go and fight back against the vampire threat, and figure out why they’re here, how they did what they did, and what you have to do in order to get rid of them for good. You and your friends can jump in and jump out of each other’s campaigns so you can take on the vampire threat alone or in a squad.
Are you ready to take back Redfall?
Payday 2 doesn’t get enough credit for what it did. It was a heist game that had a lot of freedom, flexibility, and the ability to do all sorts of missions with all sorts of characters. Now, with the upcoming Payday 3, you’ll be able to do even MORE in a “living, breathing city” that you can rob to your heart’s content.
There’s still a lot we don’t know about the game, but whether you play it alone or with your co-op pals, you’ll need to do what it takes to get the job done. Then load up and go and do the next job. Crime pays when you succeed after all.
Much like the movie it’s based on, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora has been a long-time coming, and it remains to be seen whether it’s worth our time. Also, it’s supposed to come out in 2022 to coincide with the new movie “The Way of Water”, but it doesn’t have a specific date attached as of yet…so let’s just say it might not make it and leave it at that, ok?
In the game, you will play as a Na’vi (LISTEN!!!!) and explore a part of Pandora that hasn’t been viewed in the movies as of yet. You’ll be able to fight, fly, and explore in a game that is trying to be as expansive as the movies.
Is it a sin to put Diablo IV so low on this list? We honestly don’t think so, and for some very good reasons. Not the least of which was Diablo Immortal. Yeah, Blizzard had the “mindset” to make that game before this one, and based on how that game is basically a microtransaction prison…we’re not going to show any mercy to this one.
Now, we’re not saying that Diablo III wasn’t a good game for the most part, but it did infuriate the fanbase many times with its decisions on classes, gameplay mechanics, and more. There are a LOT of fans who want Diablo IV to be great, but frankly, we can’t guarantee them that it will be, and for that, we are sorry.
The original Resident Evil 4 was one of the best games of the franchise when it came out, and is still a torch bearer in various ways due to how it handled the combat, the story, and its characters like Leon S. Kennedy and Ada Wong.
But now, to the surprise of almost no one, the game is coming back with a remake like 2 & 3 before it. The game will feature not just improved graphics, but a story that is different in part than before, and more than likely the gameplay will be more in tune with the recent remakes than the original title.
Whether a certain “President’s daughter” is as annoying as before is TBD.
Here’s one of MANY games that were supposed to come out in 2022, but instead got pushed back to 2023. Oh well.
Suicide Squad Kill The Justice League is the latest form Rocksteady Games, and they’ve been working on this for a WHILE after the events of Arkham Knight. Long story short, Starro the Conqueror has come and taken over the planet…by taking over the Justice League. As a result, the Suicide Squad have been hired to go and kill the members in order to “save the world”.
…what could possibly go wrong with that?
A lot, obviously, but at the very least you’ll have fun controlling Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang and King Shark as you do it.
In the realm of Final Fantasy XVI, the Mothercrystals are a source of power and pride amongst its people, and by using the powers of these crystals, peace has been obtained…for a time at least.
But with the Blight threatening all, and darkness already taking the life of a key person in the realm of Rosaria, Clive Rosfield is going to go on a dark mission of revenge to not just avenge that whom he lost, but to get the destiny of his people back, and away from the crystals.
The game promises to be darker and more intense than any Final Fantasy game that has come before it. So be prepared for not just massive battles, but a tone that is different. Whether it works or not we can’t say, but we can say that we’re very interested.
The original Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order game was one of those titles that took everyone by surprise. Seriously, no one really saw this game coming in terms of its deep story, fun use of combat/Lightsaber mechanics, and more.
While we don’t know much about Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, we do know that the game will take place a decade after the original title, and will again feature Cal Kestis in his attempts to save the Jedi Order and bring down the Inquisitors and Vader.
From the reveal trailer, we see that he loses his lightsaber, and apparently seeks help from a “man in a bancta tank”. But who is this man, what new abilities with Cal get to use in the new game? What new ties to Star Wars lore will we have? We can’t wait to find out.
Our Top 5 is very much filled with games that might not have the most information just yet, but have the promise to be some of the best titles around, and that’s what Bethesda is making us hold onto with Starfield, a whole lot of promise…and possibly not much else.
Seriously, we know so little about Starfield that it hurts, because gamers WANT to know more about this game. It’s meant to be the “next big thing” in RPG gaming, especially with the massive universe we’re allegedly going to get to explore.
Bethesda is known and praised for its hits and very few misses (See: Fallout 76), so many are putting faith in what Starfield will be. But until we actually get the game…we’ll just be looking at the stars.
We’re sure some of you are going to be made that Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is not on the top of this list. Especially given the near-masterpiece that Final Fantasy VII Remake was when it came out a little while back. But there’s a simple reason why we can’t put it higher than 3 (and trust us, we could’ve put it lower), and that’s that we honestly can’t guarantee that the game will arrive next year!
Yes, they announced it for “Winter 2023”, but that means less than nothing, especially considering how long Remake was delayed before it FINALLY came out.
Still, with Final Fantasy VII Rebirth delving deeper into the familiar yet new story, more time with Sephiroth, and it all running on the PS5? Yeah, this will be a treat for FF fans as a whole.
When a good game comes around, you KNOW it’s a good game, or a great one, or even a legendary title that everyone should play because it’s just how the world should be. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 by Insomniac Games was that title in many ways for many people.
The game kind of was announced out of nowhere, and was meant to be “Marvel’s answer to Batman”, and it was for the most part. Insomniac delved deep into Spider-Man’s roster and made sure that the game FELT like one where Spider-Man was actually swinging around New York, with a very large New York to swing around at that!
The game is actually coming to PC later this year, and the promise of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 with more story, more Miles, and VENOM!?!? Yeah, this will be good.
You could calls us “Nintendo fanboys” for putting this one at the top spot, but there’s a reason BOTW 2 is going to be the most-anticipated game next year. Simply put, we’ve been waiting for over 5 years to get this title!
Most gamers, and critics, knew that when BOTW 2 was confirmed, it could arguably be even better than the original. The table was set, now they just had to capitalize. And not unlike BOTW, they are taking their SWEET TIME making this game into a potential future masterpiece.
We’ve seen clips and glimpses and teases, but we need a trailer and a release date for this game soon. And if it somehow gets out of 2023? Heads will seriously roll.
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