While January and February saw a huge incline in game releases thanks to delays from last year, March, in comparison, looks a little slim as a result. But that doesn’t mean it’s devoid of any major releases. Let’s take a look at the best games that are releasing in March 2023.
Capcom is coming out with the remake of Resident Evil 4 this month, a game that has been routinely classified as the best the genre has to offer. However, the developers have said that they will make some huge changes to the formula and hope to upend the fans’ expectations, which makes the release all the more exciting. It’s almost a given that the remake will be a solid title given Capcom’s track record with re-releasing their old catalogue of games, so it should definitely be on your list if you are a horror fan.
Another big title to look out for is Team Ninja’s Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty. The developers behind games like the popular Ninja Gaiden and Nioh series are giving the Souls genre another shot. If the Metacritic score is anything to go by, Wo Long is off to a flying start and has been well-received by critics and fans alike.
Check out our list below for the best games that are releasing in March 2023 for PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch
Top games you should play in March 2023
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty
Genre: Action-Adventure | Release Date: March 3, 2023 | Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S (& GamePass) | PEGI: 16
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is the newest entry into the ever-growing Souls genre and is developed by Team Ninja, who successfully made their name with another Souls game with the Nioh series. The game is a dark fantasy action RPG where players fight off deadly creatures and enemy soldiers using swordplay based on Chinese martial arts.
The game has already been released to great applause from fans and critics alike and currently sits at 81% Metacritic score. The game is available on both old-gen and next-gen platforms, as well as on Xbox GamePass. However, if you plan to play the game on PC, you might want to hold off for a few patches to roll in, as the PC version is reportedly quite buggy and unoptimized.
Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania
Genre: Rouglike | Release Date: March 6, 2023 | Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch | PEGI: 16
Return to Castlevania is the latest expansion to Motion Twin’s incredibly good and you-must-play roguelike action RPG, Dead Cells. This time around, the game is venturing into the gothic world of Castlevania with a brand new storyline, new outfits, three new bosses, 14 new weapons, new enemies, and a cool visual aesthetic.
Genre: Strategy, Simulation | Release Date: March 16, 2023 | Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X/S | PEGI: 12
Anno 1800 was first released back in 2019 on PC, and this year, developer Ubisoft is finally releasing a next-gen port of its popular strategy/simulation game on the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. The game has you navigating the ever-evolving technological landscape of the 19th century while managing the malicious political arena on the side as you build your empire all over the world. To celebrate the launch of the game on next-gen platforms, Ubisoft will be offering a free trial from March 16-23 for those interested in trying the game before they make a purchase.
Genre: Sports | Release Date: March 17, 2023 | Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S | PEGI: 16
Are you ready to ruuummmmble? 2K Games is back again with the yearly instalment of its WWE 2K series. New this year are better graphics and a bigger roster of WWE superstars like Roman Reigns, Code Rhodes, Ronda Rousey, Brock Lesnar, and Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Genre: JRPG | Release Date: March 23, 2023 | Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch | PEGI: N/A
Koei Tecmo’s popular JRPG is getting a third instalment with Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key (quite a mouthful, innit?). The game features a vast open world to explore with multiple maps connected seamlessly together, eleven party members (some old and some new), and a brand new ‘Key’ system, which will have different types and effects that can be used in exploration, synthesis and combat.
Resident Evil 4 Remake
Genre: JRPG | Release Date: March 24, 2023 | Platforms: PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, and PSVR2 | PEGI: 12
Hailed as the best the horror genre has to offer, Resident Evil 4 is a genre classic that inspired many horror games after its original release in 2005. Capcom, in its relentless pursuit of remaking its classics, is giving the same treatment to Resident Evil 4. But unlike its previous attempts that largely updated the visuals and added a few new features here and there, this remake is built from the ground up and will feature new stories and a few surprises. This is undoubtedly this month’s most anticipated release and will be a treat for horror fans out there.
Diablo 4 Open Beta
Genre: Action-RPG | Release Date: March 27, 2023 | Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox | PEGI: 16
Blizzard’s hotly anticipated action RPG, Diablo 4, is nearing release, and the developers are organizing an open beta to give players a taste of what’s to come. There will be two open betas: the first will be available for those who pre-order the game, which will run from March 17 to March 20, while an all-inclusive open beta will run from March 24-27, 2023. The beta will be available on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox platforms.
Crime Boss: Rockay City
Genre: 4-player Co-op FPS | Release Date: March 28, 2023 | Platforms: PC (Epic Games), PS5, Xbox Series X/S | PEGI: N/A
The star-studded Crime Boss: Rockay City from developers InGame Studios is a 4-player PVE co-op multiplayer shooter that has you organizing heists in the 90s-stylized Rockay City. The game features big 90s action stars like Travis Baker, Michael Rooker, Kim Basinger, Danny Glover, Damion Poitier, Danny Trejo, Vanilla Ice, and Chuck Norris.
The Last of Us (PC)
Genre: Action-Adventure | Release Date: March 28, 2023 | Platform: PC | PEGI: 19
Naughty Dog’s highly acclaimed post-apocalyptic action adventure is finally seeing a PC release. The timing is just about perfect, as the TV Show adaptation on HBO has found tremendous success. The PC version feature higher-res textures, more resolution support, an improved photo mode, new accessibility options, difficulty customizations and more.
Mufaddal Fakhruddin has been writing about games and technology for the past 15 years. He has lost count as to how many reviews he has written over the years, but he is sure headphone reviews make up at least 70% of that.