13 new adventure games coming in 2023


Adventure games are by definition meant to be adventurous in their essence. To take a person on a ride they will remember, and in 2023 there are several games that make a difference.

#13 The Wolf Among Us 2

2014 – The Wolf Among Us
  • Developer: Telltale Games, AdHoc Studio
  • Publisher: Telltale Games, Athlon Games
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, X/S
  • Released: 2023

When TellTale Games was in its original heyday (before it collapsed and had to be reborn), they were adapting some of the best properties around, including The Walking Dead and Batman. But it was The Wolf Among Us that many thought was fun, because it felt like a play that fit the style of storytelling they were looking for.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Fables line of comics, The Wolf Among Us stars The Big Bad Wolf, aka Bigby, as he watches over Fabletown as a sheriff. But in this town, happy endings don’t happen and darkness is everywhere.

The Wolf Among Us 2 takes place six months after the first game and will force Bigby to face all new threats.

#12 The Invincible

  • Developer: Starward Industries, Starward Industries
  • Publisher: Starward Industries, 11 Bit Studios
  • Platforms: PC, X/S, PS5
  • Released: 2023

This should have been a simple mission of exploration and discovery, but things like this rarely go to plan, do they?

You play as Yasna, part of a crew tasked with exploring the planet of Regis III. The problem? Shortly after your journey begins, your crew disappears and now you must search for them on a planet that isn’t quite what it seems. You’ll make mind-boggling discoveries and face terrifying philosophical choices as you try to make sense of it all.

Who will you interact with? Who can you trust? What choices do you have to make? Get The Invincible as soon as it’s released and find out the truth for yourself.

#11 Cocoon

  • Developer: Geometric Interactive
  • Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
  • Platforms: PC, NS, XBO, X/S
  • Released: 2023

To be clear here, it’s not based on the 1980s movie of the same name. Just wanted to sort that out first.

But you should expect a rather unique adventure, as the person who helmed Cocoon is the same person who helped create Limbo and Inside, and anyone who played those games will know just how deep and dark those titles were.

In Cocoon, you play as an entity that must wear a special orb on its back, then literally jump to worlds within worlds in order to solve puzzles and unravel a cosmic mystery. There are a lot of entities and mysteries to uncover in this game, so be prepared.

#10 Coffee Talk: Episode 2 – Hibiscus and Butterfly

  • Developer: Toge Productions
  • Publisher: Toge Productions, Chorus Worldwide
  • Platforms: NS, XBO, PS4, PC
  • Released: 2023

The original Coffee Talk game was created at a time when we really couldn’t interact with each other. So any type of interaction would do. It challenged you to listen as a barista on a coffee show whose clientele wasn’t exactly human at times.

Coffee Talk: Episode 2 – Hibiscus & Butterfly continues this unique story by putting you back in the store and giving you all sorts of new and familiar faces to talk to while you serve them coffee.

The simulator is a mix of making drinks and helping people through conversations. Serve them the right drinks to warm their hearts and potentially change their lives!

#9 Chia

  • Developer: Awaceb
  • Publisher: Awaceb
  • Platforms: PS4, PS5, PC
  • Released: 2023

Inspired by the homeland of its creators, New Caledonia, Tchia takes you on a physics-driven adventure that will have you exploring an archipelago full of wonders.

Thanks to Tchia, you will be able to swim, boat, climb trees and simply explore the islands to see what each one has to contain. Plus, you’ll be able to use Tchia’s special ability to transfer her soul into animals and objects to use them to solve all kinds of puzzles!

As you’ll discover as you play, this brightly colored game is meant to invoke awe, wonder, and delight. So give it a try when it hits PlayStation and see it all for yourself!

#8 American Arcadia

American Arcadia
  • Developer: Out of the Blue Games
  • Publisher: Rawfury
  • Platforms: XBO, PS4, PC
  • Version: to be determined

To better compare it to something you might be familiar with, American Arcadia is a game that’s basically the video game version of The Truman Show. Because in this alternate version of the 70s world, you live in the city of Arcadia, which is the most watched city in the world.

And by “most watched,” we mean that its citizens are watched 24/7 and people don’t know about it. Also, if there is a “ratings drop” for some reason, people can die for it.

You play as two different characters trying to escape the reality they find themselves in, and you must do so through a variety of gameplay mechanics and “documentary-style” storytelling.

#7 The Last Night

  • Developer: Odd Tales
  • Publisher: Odd Tales
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Version: to be determined

If you were to read the general synopsis of The Last Night, you might actually be depressed. Because it’s a game about a young man named Charlie who lives in a futuristic cyberpunk world where people are defined by “what they consume” because they almost literally don’t want any of the worst manners.

However, you are unable to participate in these “pleasures”, and your life only becomes more difficult and interesting, as you try to take control of your destiny.

Explore the world of The Last Night, build key relationships and interactions, and see how the world changes based on what you do. Can you find your reason for living?

#6 Season: A letter to the future

  • Developer: Scavengers Studio
  • Publisher: Scavengers Studio
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5
  • Version: to be determined

Season: A Letter to the Future is a very different game. Mainly because it’s a cycling adventure title mixed with mystery and wonder due to the fact that a “cataclysm” is coming, and you have to collect people’s memories and knowledge in order to understand the stories of this world .

Each person you meet will unlock a new story, a new memory, and share key moments in their life worth recording. The more you get, the more you learn about everyone and the world, as well as what’s to come…and why it all ends in the first place.

#5 Lorelei and the laser eyes

Lorelei and the laser eyes
  • Developer: Simogo
  • Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
  • Platforms: NS, PC
  • Released: 2023

Besides having one of the weirdest video game titles of all time (and yes, that means something gives all the games unique names over the years), Lorelei and the Laser Eyes is a mystery wrapped in many other mysteries for you to solve…while trying to solve the mystery yourself.

The game’s dark “surreality” is going to throw you many different things for you to solve, including uncovering the true roles of the people you eat and how they all connect to the central mystery.

Will you be able to figure out how it all connects?

#4 Born From Dust

  • Developer: Red Thread Games
  • Publisher: Quantic Dream
  • Platforms: PC, X/S, PS5
  • Version: to be determined

If you’re up for something both different and colorful, then Dustborn is for you. Because this game is a story-driven title that will follow a band of misfits and outcasts who travel across a divided continent to transport a mysterious package from California to Nova Scotia.

Nothing wrong with that, is there? But there is a lot of depth in this title, and this “road trip” will open many paths that will show you the “power of words” and how much deeper your friends are than you think.

Each of you has special skills and abilities, and how you use them in the game is up to you. So take the journey, learn the truth about your crew, and see if it’s better on the other side.

#3 Quirks

  • Developer: 11 Bit Studios
  • Publisher: 11 Bit Studios
  • Platforms: PC
  • Version: to be determined

This one is a bit of a mental journey… you have been warned. The Alters is about a man who crash-landed on a planet and is all alone. To try to survive a key event that happens to him, he must create alternate versions of himself to literally help himself. But surely it can’t be that simple… can it…?

This title is about exploring the binary decisions you make that will change your life and set you on a different path, then facing them and wondering if “this is the real you”, all wrapped up in a backdrop of science. -fiction that will annoy you if you are not careful…

#2 The Expanse: A Revealing Series

  • Developer: Deck Nine, Telltale Games
  • Publisher: Telltale Games
  • Platforms: PS4, XBO, PC
  • Version: to be determined

Fans of the hit TV series will be thrilled that The Expanse: A Telltale Series is coming and will help extend the series lore even further.

The title actually serves as a prequel to the series as you’ll be playing as Camina Drummer aboard the ship known as Artemis where things start to go wrong and it’s up to you to try and find a way to get out of the situation and understand “what to do with the truth”.

As usual with TellTale Titles, your choices will not only affect the outcome of conversations, but also what happens next in the story.

#1 Shadows of Doubt

  • Developer: Cole Powered Games
  • Publisher: ColdPowered Games, Out of Print Software, Fireshine Games
  • Platforms: PC
  • Released: 2023

Welcome to a dark but hyper-industrialized version of the 1980s. In the game, you will play the role of a private detective who only earns money by solving cases, selling information and obtaining side jobs specials to help fill his coffers.

But when a serial killer comes to town, you just might hit the highest score yet. However, what you find along the way might be even more valuable than catching them.

The city of Shadows of Doubt is huge, and it’s 100% “alive” in that each person has a life, a job, a home, a purpose, and if you interact with them, so much the better! Otherwise, their life goes on.

Explore the city from top to bottom, find clues, secrets and tidbits that could advance the case and make your life even richer.

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