The Most Anticipated Game of 2023: IGN’s Readers Have Spoken

2023 is nicely underway at this level, and with it comes the promise of one other yr of (hopefully) spectacular video games that may make us snort, cry, and simply have the very best outdated time. As it stands (earlier than delays begin piling in), we now have such potential classics as The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Starfield, and so many extra video games to stay up for. However, which recreation are you most excited for? Over the previous week, we requested IGN’s viewers to tell us which video games they can not wait to play, and the outcomes are in.

After 1000’s and 1000’s of battles with matchups like Star Wars Jedi: Survivor vs Final Fantasy 16 and Dead Space Remake vs Resident Evil 4 Remake, the most-anticipated 2023 recreation, in response to you, has been determined. Who took the highest spot? Drum roll please…

Yes, in what you might name a bit of an upset contemplating the behemoth that’s The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 has taken the final word prize by profitable 65,038 of its 79,160 battles. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 seems to be the massive PlayStation unique on the horizon and everybody loves that pleasant neighborhood spider. This entry additionally appears to ramp issues up much more by bringing Peter Parker and Miles Morales collectively to face Venom.

The battle, which was one of the closest and largest in Face-Off historical past, noticed Marvel’s Spider-Man 2’s 82.2% win proportion be sufficient to take down The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s 82.1% win proportion. Yes, the margin between victory and defeat was lower than 1,000 votes.

Now, defeat was in all probability too harsh a phrase because the hype for the sequel to 2017’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild couldn’t be increased forward of its May 12, 2023, launch date. We nonetheless do not know a lot about Tears of the Kingdom, but it surely appears to take Link to the skies to discover floating islands above Hyrule and convey us again to the world first launched in a recreation we ranked on the very high of our record of the highest 100 video games of all time.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor took third place with a 80.4% win proportion and earned sufficient votes to carry off Starfield and Hogwarts Legacy within the high 5. It’s attention-grabbing to notice that three of the highest 5 video games are console-exclusives, and the opposite two are from two of the preferred IPs on the earth in Star Wars and Harry Potter.

Rounding out the highest 10 have been some extra large hitters, together with Final Fantasy 16, Resident Evil 4 Remake, Dead Space Remake, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, and Diablo IV.

On the opposite facet of the spectrum, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre claimed the underside spot with a 23.6% win proportion. We do not have a agency launch date for the sport primarily based on the 1974 movie, however our first impressions with the 3v4 PvP recreation have been optimistic and we stated it was an awesome match with the license.

Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon, a spin-off within the Bayonetta franchise, positioned proper above The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and was surpassed by Kerbel Space Program 2, Company of Heroes 3, Minecraft Legends, Homeworld 3, Payday 3, Sons of the Forest, Ark 2, and The Expanse: A Telltale Series.

Many of these video games are spin-offs or sequels to widespread franchises and, whereas they will not be on the high of the record, they may probably be nicely value a glance. Sons of the Forest is one specifically to maintain a watch out for as our latest unique preview stated it “couldn’t solely present an enormous leap ahead for the collection, however the survival recreation style as a complete.”

Are you questioning the place your most anticipated 2023 recreation landed, like perhaps Hades 2? (It took spot #13!) For all of the rankings, you’ll be able to take a look at the total record of the place all 45 2023 video games that competed within the Face-Off ended up.

For extra, take a look at what you’ll be able to count on in 2023 from PlayStation, Nintendo, and Xbox, in addition to our have a look at the largest films and TV exhibits additionally coming later this yr.

Adam Bankhurst is a information author for IGN. You can observe him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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