2023 has been one of the best years in gaming in quite some time. Every year always offers a ton of great games, but the stars aligned in 2023 to bring us all sorts of stellar titles. The competition was more fierce than ever in 2023, but the gang at EDGE took on the difficult task of wading through titles to pick their favorites of the year.

We often refer to EDGE magazine as having the toughest critics around, and their scores and reviews garner a lot of attention when they’re shared. If EDGE puts their stamp of approval on something, you know it’s definitely worth your time. Below, you can see which games EDGE thinks are deserving of your attention in multiple categories, including Game of the Year.

Playstation Game of the Year:

3: Marvel’s Spider Man 2

2: Season: A Letter To The Future

1: Humanity

Xbox Game of the Year:

3: Forza Motorsport

2: Hi-Fi Rush

1: Planet of Lana

Nintendo Game of the Year:

3: Pikmin 4

2: Super Mario Bros Wonder

1: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

PC Game of the Year:

3: Darkest Dungeon 2

2: Counter Strike 2

1: Baldur’s Gate 3

Mobile Game of the Year:

3: Laya’s Horizon

2: Subpar Pool

1: Finity

VR Game of the Year:

3: Synapse

2: Horizon: Call of the Mountain

1: Humanity

Best Visual Design:

3: Cocoon

2: The Invincible

1: Alan Wake 2

Best Audio Design:

3: Hi-Fi Rush

2: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

1: Alan Wake 2

Best Performance:

3: MJ Deans (A Highland Song)

2: David Harewood (Alan Wake 2)

1: Neil Newbon (Baldur’s Gate 3)

Best Hardware:

3: PSVR 2

2: Steam Deck OLED

1: Quest 3

Publisher of the Year:

3: Devolver

2: Capcom

1: Nintendo

Studio of the Year:

3: Remedy

2: Geometric Interactive

1: Larian Studios

Best Games of the Year:

10: Counter-Strike 2

9: A Highland Song

8: Street Fighter 6

7: Chants of Sennaar

6: Alan Wake 2

5: Cocoon

4: Humanity

3: Super Mario Bros. Wonder

2: Baldur’s Gate 3

1: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

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6M ago

Nintendo really did have an incredible year this year. They earned that top publisher award.

If this was the last year before a new console, it may be the least coasting they've done for a console's final year.


6M ago


I dunno. I don't expect the new console to arrive before holiday 2024 so we're still having one year ahead of us.

That's a good point. We could get a Switch 2 in December and nearly a year of leftovers and remakes until then. Hopefully Nintendo gives us at least a few things to be excited about.