Top 10 best PC games you need to play in 2023

Gamers, assemble! Here are the best AAA games for PC in 2023 based on the average of critics and user ratings. The list includes different PC game types/genres like action, adventure, RPGs, etc with breathtaking graphics and immersive storylines, worlds, and gameplay. We have added the Metacritic scores for your perusal. And if you want to jump straight to the game you like, find the download links to stores like Steam and Epic after every contender. You can also check their system requirements on these two sites.

Top 10 PC games in 2023

NameMetacritic ratingWhere to download
Baldur’s Gate 396Steam
Hi-Fi Rush89Steam
Alan Wake 289Epic Games Store
Dead Space Remake87Steam
Resident Evil 493Steam
Armoured Core VI86Steam
Lies of P80Steam
Street Fighter 692Steam
Mortal Kombat 183Steam
Remnant 280Steam

Baldur’s Gate 3

Baldur’s Gate 3 is a tabletop role-playing game (RPG) like Dungeons and Dragons. It was developed and published by Larian Studios. It is a high-fantasy world comprising warriors (Lae’zel), warlocks (Wyll), elves, vampires (Astarion), and human wizards (Gale). You have to protect the world from mind-controlling parasites and Absolute, a god trying to take over Sword Coast.

  • Genre: RPG
  • Metascore: 96 | User Score: 8.9 (Metacritic rating)
  • You can download it from Steam

Hi-Fi Rush

This one’s unique in its design. It is also fun how Chai, the protagonist fights in rhythm. You also get to enjoy the rhythm while playing it. Our hero is on a mission to take on Vandelay Technologies, the evil corporation that also made the cybernetic tweak on Chai. While most games these days are dark and grim in their setting, this one’s bright and joyful. It is developed by Tango Gameworks and published by Bethesda Softworks.

  • Genre: Rhythm platform game
  • Metascore: 89 | User Score: 8.9 (Metacritic rating) 
  • You can download it from Steam

Alan Wake 2

Alan Wake 2 is a survival horror game involving the titular Alan Wake and FBI agent Saga Anderson. You can play as either of them and find the truth behind mysterious incidents in the town. You also have to fight and save yourself from creatures and a cult with ties to a supernatural force called Dark Presence. It is developed by Remedy Entertainment.

Alan Wake 2
  • Genre: Survival horror
  • Metascore: 89 | User Score: 8.7 (Metacritic rating) 
  • You can download it from Epic Games

Dead Space Remake

In Dead Space Remake, you play as an engineer named Isaac Clarke who has been sent to an interplanetary mining ship called USG Ishimura. He is there to find and fix what’s the problem with the ship that has gone silent. He also aims to reduce its crew members, including his girlfriend Nicole Brennan. But, he has to take down the hostile alien creatures called Necromorphs and find the unbeknownst mystery with the ship. It is developed by Motive Studios.

  • Genre: Survival Horror, Shooting
  • Metascore: 87 | User Score: 8.8 (Metacritic rating) 
  • You can download it from Steam

Resident Evil 4

The popular zombie shooting game franchise is back. Resident Evil 4 involves our lead character, Leon S. Kennedy, a government agent who has been tasked with securing the US President’s daughter from a cult. The cult has taken her to a village in Spain. Their sinister plan involves converting her to a powerful bioweapon using a parasite. This same mind-controlling parasite has been used on the villagers. The infected turn into zombie-like creatures. So, he has to kill and avoid zombies while trying to get close to the target. It is developed by Capcom.

  • Genre: Zombie shooting, Action
  • Metascore: 93 | User Score: 7.9 (Metacritic rating) 
  • You can download it from Steam

Armoured Core VI

Armoured Core is the name of a giant robot that you would pilot. You are a cybernetic human C4-621. You are part of a future generation of humans who have achieved interstellar travel. You are from a Rubicon-3 planet and you are on a mission to capture a revolutionary energy source called Coral. There are opposing factions and enemies you have to take down in this pursuit. It is developed by FromSoftware Inc.

  • Genre: Mecha fighting, shooting, adventure
  • Metascore: 86 | User Score: 8.0 (Metacritic rating) 
  • You can download it from Steam

Lies of P

Lies of P is a twisted take on the classic story of Pinocchio. He wakes up in a city overrun by puppets. He has to find out why and how to stop this. He has to find his creator, the alchemist named Mr. Geppetto. The story shows the perils of the superpower known as Lying. It’s an adventure that tells you the Pinocchio story like never before. It is co-developed by Neowiz Games and Round 8 Studio.

  • Genre: Action-adventure, Role-Playing, Fighting
  • Metascore: 80 | User Score: 8.3 (Metacritic rating) 
  • You can download it from Steam

      Street Fighter 6

      You can choose to customize your player avatar and take part in the World Tour. It would be like an open world wherein you can engage in bouts with people on the street. The onlookers will crowd around to witness your fight. You would also encounter the popular 18 characters of the franchise including Luke, Ken, Mr Bison, Chun Li, Ryu, Blanka, and Marisa. Battle it out and earn reward points, vitality, and level up. You can also play simple 1vs1 or online fights in game modes like Fighting Ground and Battle Hub. It is developed by Capcom.

      • Genre: Fighting
      • Metascore: 92 | User Score: 7.0 (Metacritic rating) 
      • You can download it from Steam

      Mortal Kombat 1

      Welcome to the world of brutal fatalities and fighters with supernatural capabilities. You can play as Liu Kang and go on a Story Mode fighting the evil forces of Shao Khan and Outworld. You are the warrior between Outworld and Earthrealm. You can also take on opponents in a Tower Mode. But, if you want more adventure than action, you can indulge in the Invasions Mode, a top-down RPG. It is co-developed by NetherRealm Studios, Shiver Entertainment, QLOC, and Saber Interactive. Since it is published by Warner Bros. Games, you get new playable characters from the WB movies and shows.

      • Genre: Fighting
      • Metascore: 83 | User Score: 7.4 (Metacritic rating) 
      • You can download it from Steam

      Remnant 2

      Remnant 2 is a post-apocalyptic action RPG wherein you play as a survivor who is trying to defend and fight against the evil race of tree-based monsters called The Root. You can explore and use the environment to your advantage in this combat. Find artefacts and use them to arm yourself in the best way possible. You can even bring a doggo as your companion in the fight. It is developed by Gunfire Games.

      • Genre: Action, Adventure, RPG
      • Metascore: 80 | User Score: 6.9 (Metacritic rating) 
      • You can download it from Steam


          What is the heaviest game on PC 2023?

          ARC: Survival Evolved (Steam) is the heaviest of the lot at 250+ GB in size. It is not a new game though. Of the games released in 2023, Star Wars Jedi Survivor (Steam) is the heaviest at 155GB download size. Very close to it is Baldur’s Gate 3 at 150GB. 

          What are some free games released in 2023?

          You can play Warlander (Steam), Warhaven (Steam), and Disney Speedstorm (Steam) for free. These were released in 2023.

          What are some best PC games for beginners?

          Genshin Impact (Epic), Call of Duty Warzone 2 (Steam), Fortnite and Valorant are some free games you can try as a beginner. If you can shell out some money, Portal 1 (Steam), Stardew Valley (Steam) and GTA V (Steam) are good games to start as a newbie.

          What are some best PC games for hardcore gamers?

          You can check out any of the games mentioned in our list above, like Baldur’s Gate 3.

          What are some best PC games for families?

          Team Sonic Racing (Steam) and Rocket League (Epic) are some fun games you can play with your family and friends. However, you can also try FIFA or any other multiplayer games.

          Which game genres are the most popular on PC?

          The most popular PC game genres are Action (Platform, Fighting), Action-Adventure, First-Person Shooters, RPG, and Strategy games.

          What are the most popular gaming platforms and services for PC gamers?

          Steam, Epic Games Store, and GOG are the most popular platforms to buy, rent, download, and engage with PC games.