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Modern gamers are extremely lucky. There are many full worlds available for us to explore. You can explore massive fantasy worlds with dragons, magic, and space odysseys that are full of discoveries. There are many exploration games out there, but we have 15 new ones that you could enjoy in 2023.
- Capcom Developer
- Capcom Publisher
- Release: 2023
One of the most mysterious on this list Pragmata The gameplay details have been kept very private. The trailer was released in 2020, and it has been delayed by a short apology video. This space adventure promises to be action-packed. Pragmata It takes place in a futuristic dystopian future on the moon. While the game will be centered on storytelling, it will also feature futuristic tech. It looks almost exactly like New York City, but something terrible has occurred. The trailer shows that the two main characters are the only people we can see. There’s a holographic cat, so it should be a good time.
#14 Black Myth: Wukong
- Game Science developer
- Publisher: Game Science
- Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Microsoft Windows
- Release: 2023
Game Science, a Chinese indie developer, created this website. Black Myth: Wakong is an action-RPG starring – well, it’s a mystery. We don’t know much about the plot, but we do know it is based upon a 16th Century Chinese novel. Journey to the West. A couple of gameplay trailers show us the kind of action to look forward too. A humanoid monkey plays the role of an iron-stiffened, magical staff. As you travel the land in search of knowledge and strength, you’ll encounter many enemies.
You will also have unique abilities. The gameplay trailer shows our main character turning into a golden Cicada to fly around. That’s one way to explore. You can also expand your staff to make an entire army of soldiers or freeze enemies. These are just a few of the many cool features that make this game so great.
#13 Lightyear Frontier
- Developer: FRAME BREAK, Amplifier Game Invest
- Publisher: Amplifier Game Invest, FRAME BREAK
- Spring 2023
Lightyear Frontier This game is one-part farm simulator, one-part alien world exploration. You will be an unnamed explorer who settles on an alien planet to make it your home. You can make farming fun and exciting with a clever mech suit. The crops are unique too, so it’s another nice twist on a farming simulation game. Plant, harvest, protect and manage your crops from the weather, hungry critters, and other hazards that may exist in the world. These critters are very cute.
When your farm runs smoothly, the exploration begins. You can explore the rest of the planet from your little corner of the earth. While there will be plenty to see, the planet also has a mysterious past. Explore the ruins of an old civilization to find out their history. There are many things to look forward to, whether you farm or explore on your own.
#12 Stray blade
- Point Blank Games Developer
- Publisher: 505 games
- Release: 2023
In Stray Blade, you play an unnamed “Adventurer,” who had finally found the legendary land of Acrea the Lost Valley. And then, I died. Boji, your new companion, brings you back to life. You find that Acrea is not possible to leave. You will travel through the war-torn valley to find balance and collect combat skills, while Boji gathers lore. If you die in battle, Boji can bring you back. You can make change by doing what you want. You can win or lose, but when you return to a place, your past actions will make a difference. This allows you to experience a constantly changing environment. These environments are breathtaking. There are many things to see in this area, from ancient cities to lush forests and freezing caves. Keep an eye on Stray Blade!
#11 Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
- Developer: Insomnia Gaming
- Platforms 5
- Release: 2023
New York City may be the city you’ve always wanted to see. Only if you can do so in style. You can be Spider-Man in this action-packed, open-world PS5 exclusive. You can choose to play as Miles Morales or Peter Parker, and explore the city by foot or via the web. As you move from building to building, crime will be dealt with using your superhero abilities and the environment. Like the beloved character, the setting is an important part of the story. So use your head to defeat the bad guys. Spider-Man fans will be thrilled to meet the villain, Venom will be your challenge in 2023.
- Developer: ONE-O-ONE
- Publisher: META Publishing
- Platforms, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
Your environment has never been more important than it is now Aftermath. This psychological horror survival game makes everyday items crucial in a post disaster urban environment. Charlie is an astronaut who crashes back to Earth. Her once familiar city is now fragmented and deserted, and she has lost her home to an alien invasion. Charlie is on a mission to find her daughter, even though an invisible enemy is following her.
As with survival games, it is important to maintain your health, stamina as well as your sanity and hunger/thirst in order to continue to survive. While you are searching for Sammy the daughter, it is important to be aware of what’s around you. This familiar, but tangled, city is worth exploring. You can also create blueprints for useful equipment, gather materials and make the tools you need to survive.
- Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
- Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
- Release: First Half of 2023
Starfield As a customizable space explorer, you will travel beyond the Solar System. As a Constellation member, you can choose to play as a first-person or third-person viewpoint. Many interesting things can be found in the Settled Systems. They allow you to explore places as far as 50 lightyears from our Solar System. You’ll encounter large alien creatures, and decide if you are a friend or foe. You will also find minerals and other resources on the way.
When you encounter pirates, the game becomes more like a first-person shooter. You can switch weapons during battle by using the game-pausing menu. You can do a lot of fighting and watching to keep everyone happy. If you’re a fan of Star WarsYou are tired of the same old stories and want to hear new ones? Then keep your eyes peeled for Starfield Next year.
#8 ARK 2.
- Developer: Studio Wildcard, Grove Street Games
- Publisher: Studio Wildcard
- Release: 2023
This is the sequel Survival Evolved: ARKYou will need to survive on a planet full of invasive prehistoric species. You play Vin Diesel’s character, Santiago, as he does everything in his power to protect his daughter, Meeka, from harm. The game is described as a survival sandbox, where the entire world is your oyster. You can create your weapon parts in any of the millions of ways you like. Your weapons can be used to combat other peoples. You can now use your weapons to fight against the other inhabitants of the world. ARK 2 This is the ability of hiding your face and smell to avoid being spotted by predators. Of course, it wouldn’t be an action game without melee attacks and even parkour. It is also beautiful. There are many waterfalls and lush forests to explore. You will find plenty of things to do and be hard-pressed to get bored. If you’re looking for more structure in life, there are many world events that you can participate in.
#7 S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl
- Developer: GSC Game World
- Publisher: GSC Game World
- Release: 2023
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl This is a mix of several cool things. It’s a horror survival game that is played as a first-person shooter and features strong sci-fi tropes and themes. This game will take you to a postapocalyptic Chornobyl Exclusion Area, which is heavily affected by strange anomalies. You can explore the open-world area searching for food and weapons. There will be many enemies to defeat, along with other human foes. Far more terrifying are the anomalies: invisible “bubbles” suspended in the air that will explode you into a million tiny pieces if you run into one. It seems like a good idea to throw objects in front of you to check for them. You will be horrified to see the terrifying monsters that you’ll find in the old labs.
It was originally scheduled for release in December 2021. However, the ongoing war in Ukraine has delayed its launch date. It appears that the developers plan to release the game in 2023, despite the difficult circumstances.
#6 The Invincible
- Developer: Starward Industries
- Publisher: 11 bit studios
- Platforms, Windows, PS5, Xbox Series X
- Release: 2023
You will love this space adventure for those who are interested in hard sci-fi elements. The Invincible. Based on the novel by Polish futurologist, Stanisław Lem, this game takes you to the planet Regis III. Yasna is an astrobiologist who becomes desperate to find missing crewmates after an exploratory mission. You will use atompunk technology to unravel the mystery. Your choices will affect your future gameplay. When you interact with robots and other humans, for example, you can decide if you want to make a new enemy or an ally.
Exploration is the key to this game. The game is played from the first-person viewpoint. You navigate the sandy terrain, tunnels and surface labs. Because you’re searching for your crew on a totally new planet, there’s a lot of observing. What are the robots doing on this planet? Which plant life can you spot? But you’re not alone, so watch your back!
#5 Hollow Knight Silksong
- Cherry Team Developer
- Cherry Publishing Team
- Platforms: Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
- Release: 2023
The popular sequel Hollow KnightExplore a new world with. Silksong: Hollow Knight Metroidvania: Action-adventure Metroidvania with beautiful 2D environments, and an original orchestral music. After Hornet has been captured and taken to another world, you will play as Hornet, the warrior princess. As she travels towards her goal, she will pass through misty marshes, large, gilded settlements, coral forests and many other places. She will also learn how to make weapons that can be used against a variety new enemies. She will be able to perform acrobatic fighting sequences on the platforms she is exploring. The game is not only about fighting but also involves solving mysteries and completing quests. Fans of the first game won’t want to miss this!
#4 The Fold: Intrgression
- Developer: Audvyr Studio
- Fulqrum Publishing
- Platforms for PC
The Fold: Ingression The film is a Lovecraftian horror-comedy and Viking love child. It’s delightfully creepy. A novice Norwegian exterminator named Amund is sent to work in a country church. You find yourself wandering the grounds of the Eikherad stave Church, which is beautiful and old. You will be woken up by the Viking-age secrets that lie within the grounds. While each day brings new discoveries, the whole area is constantly changing. You may find new places, but parts of the old ones will be altered enough to make it seem like you are losing your mind. However, you may also be experiencing an ancient power. You might find it more dangerous than your sanity allows.
This is the first game in a series that feature ancient worlds inspired by Norwegian lore and H. P. Lovecraft’s stories. How will you survive when the ancient ones stare at you? You can experience the horror thriller tone of the game by playing from the first-person viewpoint. So, if you’re a fan of Lovecraftian horror, be on the lookout for this one!
#3 The Legend of Zelda – Tears of the Kingdom
- Developer: Nintendo EPD
- Publisher: Nintendo
- Platforms: Nintendo Switch
- Publication: May 12, 2023
Yes, we have included a game on this list that currently does not have a name, but it’s one to look out for! The sequel The Legend of Zelda – Breath of the Wild The project has been in development since 2017, and was originally scheduled to be released in 2022. The trailer gives us all the information we need to be excited, even though not much is known about the plot. You can soar through the clouds and explore stunning floating islands and cities in this action-adventure single-player game. The trailer shows us ancient temples and golden fields, along with some potential rocky enemies. In the background, there is a creepy maelstrom of black and purple tendrils that leads to a dark castle rising from the ground. What awaits you in this castle in the sky! Find out next year!
- Developer: Luminous Productions
- Square Enix Publisher
- Platforms: Microsoft Windows 5, 5
- Released January 24, 2023
If you’ve ever dreamed of being whisked away from your normal life to a magical realm, then you should play Forspoken. Frey is a normal New Yorker until she is pulled into Athia’s magical land. Cuff, Frey’s sentient bracelet friend, gives her the ability to cast a wide range of spells. A mysterious event known as the Break has decimated once prosperous land. It corrupts all living things when it touches them. But Frey is immune.
This third-person adventure game is open-world. Frey plays the role of Frey and learns more about the curse. Cuff will guide you as you cast many spells to defeat dragons and other beasts. You won’t be forced to walk around either. Frey can use magic-enhanced parkour as a way to both run and fight in the world. Frey can leap off a cliff to fly down to safety, so there’s no stopping you.
#1 Kerbal Space Programme 2
- Intercept Games Squad developer
- Private Division Publisher
- Platforms: Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
- Released: 2023
Kerbal Space Program 2 This is the eagerly awaited sequel to the incredible space flight simulation game. Kerbal Space Program. The release date was delayed several times due to various reasons. However, 2023 is likely to be the year of the epic game. This sandbox sandbox allows for interstellar free rein! While you build your own space program from the ground up, including your ship’s parts and fuel types. With the aim of creating a sustainable environment for your colony, you can also create colonies on orbit and planet surfaces. Additionally, you can now build ships to fly to planets that were created specifically for the game. There will be many problem-solving opportunities, but the game is yours to explore. Find what works and what doesn’t. Get as far and as often as you like.