Following two years of false starts, 2023 looks to be the proper beginning of the PS5-Xbox Series generation, as Unreal Engine 5 support builds and an increasing number of developers drop support for Sony and Microsoft’s last-gen consoles. Starfield, Spider-Man 2, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, and Final Fantasy 16 are only a handful of games built exclusively for new hardware, though PS4, Xbox One, and especially Switch owners have plenty to look forward to as
The first free PlayStation Plus games and the first free Xbox Live Gold games of 2023 have been revealed. This week, both Sony revealed the free games coming to PS Plus next month and Microsoft revealed the free games coming to Xbox Live Gold next month. Both announcements were made around the same time, and one has been received very warmly while the other has been heavily criticized. If you’ve been paying attention to the
Microsoft has announced that the Xbox Games with Gold for January 2023 are Iris Fall and Autonauts.
As detailed on Xbox Wire, all Xbox Live Gold members and those subscribed to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will get access to these two games when they arrive next month.
Iris Fall will become available on January 1 and will stick around until January 31, and Autonauts will come a bit later on January 16 but will stay
You may have noticed that Polygon didn’t do an analysis of what Xbox Live’s Games With Gold program offered in 2022, like it did for PlayStation Plus Essential. Honestly, it’s because expectations of that catalog are now so low — and Microsoft doesn’t seem interested in beating them — that it’s just not worthwhile.
Bagging on these games, the majority of which were small-scale titles, largely anonymous when they launched, or launched a decade ago,
This is an undeniably strong start to the year, with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order arriving just head of Respawn’s sequel. We were massively impressed with this character action game when it first launched, describing it in no uncertain terms as “one of the best Star Wars games ever”. There’s been some crackers in the sci-fi series over the years, so that’s high praise.
Axiom Verge 2 arrives with a similar acclaim: it’s the successor
The latest free game on the Epic Games Store is an underrated Metroidvania game that first launched a little over a year ago. Even though Christmas has now come and gone, Epic Games is still in the process of giving out a number of free titles to close out 2022. And while today’s free offer likely doesn’t match up to yesterday’s giveaway, which was Death Stranding, it’s still a title that Epic Games Store
As one of the biggest games of the year, God Of War Ragnarok will no doubt have found itself on plenty of Christmas lists.
After critical acclaim and huge launch sales, its performance at The Game Awards – where it won in more categories than any other title – came as no surprise.
But never mind its storytelling and graphical prowess, Ragnarok – the latest in a franchise dating back 17 years – was perhaps
If you just bought a PlayStation 5, there are a bunch of great games for you to play on that console. Since its release in late 2020, dozens of must-play games have appeared, including several console-exclusive games that you won’t be able to play anywhere else.
If you don’t have the cash to spend on a PS5, don’t worry. Due to the continued difficulty of finding PS5s in stock, Sony has released PS4 versions of
January 2023’s PlayStation Plus Essential games have seemingly been revealed ahead of an official announcement.
Dealabs user billbil-kun, who has been accurately leaking the PlayStation Plus line-ups almost every month since September 2021, has published what they claim to be the new titles coming to the service next month.
January’s PlayStation Plus games will reportedly be Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (PS5/PS4), Fallout 76 (PS4) and Axiom Verge 2 (PS5/PS4). They’ll be available to