This year represented one of the most difficult game of the year discussions we’ve had in some time; 2023 was overflowing with fantastic games. But our opinions are not the only ones (you can read Game Informer’s top 2023 10 list right here). For a few weeks, beginning November 17, we ran a poll online, and readers sent their top five favorite games of 2023. We used ranked positional voting – the Borda count method – to gather the results below. If you have opinions on your opinions, leave us a comment below! But you can’t be mad at us. This is all you.

  1. Cities: Skylines II
  2. Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp
  3. Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
  4. Darkest Dungeon II
  5. The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie
  6. Honkai: Star Rail
  7. Like A Dragon: Ishin
  8. Destiny 2: Lightfall
  9. The Talos Principle II
  10. Blasphemous 2
  1. Jusant
  2. Star Ocean: The Second Story R
  3. Atomic Heart
  4. RoboCop: Rogue City
  5. Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty
  6. Forza Motorsport
  7. The Jackbox Party Pack 10
  8. Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name
  9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III
  10. Lords of the Fallen
  1. Dead Island 2
  2. Fire Emblem Engage
  3. Dredge
  4. Oxenfree II: Lost Signals
  5. Dave The Diver
  6. Cocoon
  7. Assassin’s Creed Mirage
  8. Mortal Kombat 1
  9. Octopath Traveler II
  10. Pikmin 4
  1. Super Mario RPG
  2. Street Fighter 6
  3. Hi-Fi Rush
  4. Armored Core VI Fires of Rubicon
  5. Sea of Stars
  6. Lies of P
  7. Dead Space (Remake)
  8. Diablo IV
  9. Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
  10. Starfield
  1. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
  2. Super Mario Bros. Wonder
  3. Remnant II
  4. Final Fantasy XVI
  5. Hogwarts Legacy
  6. Resident Evil 4 (Remake)
  7. Alan Wake 2
  8. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  9. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  10. Baldur’s Gate 3