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2023 games you FORGOT about: The Best Games Ever Show

Remember when we had a new Zelda — A NEW ZELDA — and everyone forgot about it within a week?

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So much STUFF game out in 2023 - we had The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, a new Baldur's Gate 3, a Skyrim sequel which introduced such innovations to the series as Guns and Boring. I'm talking about Starfield. And you knew that, but I have to spell it out in the body text because a certain tech giant has taken wordplay, nuance, and creativity out onto the back porch and shot them all in the head as a sacrifice to the god of Endless Growth. Which doesn't exist. The god, or the concept. Heh! We even got a sequel to Dead Island (it was called Dead Island 2).

Some of the very best games frankly of all time came out last year. Outrageously, though, many of them came and went with minimal fanfare, because within DAYS of their release, the news and hype cycle was onto the next thing. Whether that was yet another huge, record-breaking franchise entry or a team getting laid off after having made one. Yes, for the games industry, last year ruled and sucked in equal measure. It truly was the best of times and the worst of times.

Anyway, the point is, there were so many amazing games coming out last year that you've forgotten most of them. And of those games you forgot, which is the best? Let's find out by asking our panel, Rebecca Jones, Connor Makar, and Alex Donaldson. They're experts, honest. They like video games for a living.

Watch the video version of The Best Games Ever Show here:

This is the video. You should watch it, you get to see everyone's lovely faces as they react to Connor's nonsense.Watch on YouTube

Listen to the audio version of The Best Games Ever Show here:

This is the audio. You should listen to it, that way you don't have to see our faces as they react to Connor's nonsense.

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    Jim Trinca

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    Jim is obsessed with Assassin’s Creed and Star Trek. He’s been in the games industry for over a decade, having been a freelance writer and video producer for loads of companies you’ve heard of (and loads that you haven’t). In his spare time he tends to an ungrateful cat.