Fun Games Worth Playing in 2023

Whether you’re a casual or hardcore gamer, there’s never been a better time to revisit old titles which you’ve never played or try out some new ones. While 2022 was relatively quiet as far as blockbuster releases go, the gaming industry is revving up to launch some big games this year.

At the same time, many casual games for mobile devices are expected to make their debut. So, whatever your gaming preferences are, it will be easy to find something to keep you entertained. Keep reading to learn about some of the best games worth playing in 2023.

Mind Sports Games

As some of the most popular games in the world, mind sports games are at the top of many people’s lists on how to have fun. People have traditionally played these games at brick-and-mortar establishments or at games nights with friends. However, it’s becoming increasingly common to play them online using websites like PokerStars, which feature a variety of titles. Some of the games available include live poker and Texas Hold ’em tournaments. Since most people are familiar with these variants, there’s no steep learning curve before getting started.

Texas Hold’em is hands down the most popular poker variant and is the version played in the World Series of Poker. It’s a classic that plays out in the following stages: pre-flop, flop, turn, and river. Your goal is to make the best five-card hand out of the seven available cards.  Other popular variants include Omaha, Seven-Card Stud, and Five-Card Draw.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom 

If you own a Nintendo Switch, you’ve probably spent hours exploring Hyrule while playing the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The hit game was released in 2017 to critical acclaim and quickly became a must-play title for gamers worldwide, with many purchasing a Switch specifically to play it.

Fast forward to 2023, and Nintendo’s preparing to drop the sequel to what many consider to be the greatest game of this generation. The highly anticipated Tears of the Kingdom is set to launch on May 12, 2023. Since Nintendo has only released a few teasers, there’s not a lot of information available on the upcoming title.

We know that Link will have some new tools, including the ability to reverse time, and the game will take place in the skies above Hyrule.

Monument Valley 2

This popular mobile game has been around for several years, and if you haven’t played it, this year is a good time to check it out. It combines a captivating story with relaxing gameplay that sees players completing puzzles to guide the characters through the game.

Studies have shown that video games can benefit the brain, and we wouldn’t be surprised if this stimulating game is among that group. The puzzles become increasingly difficult as you progress through the gameplay, but the calming music and stunning visuals ensure it never becomes overwhelming. So, if you’re looking for a unique puzzler, this is worth downloading.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Few games have acquired as loyal a following as Animal Crossing: New Horizons over the past several years. There’s so much to like about this game that drops players off on a deserted island and tasks them with developing it and attracting both residents and special guests.

This title gives you a lot of freedom to create your own experience. If you want to spend your days crafting items and searching for resources, you can do that. When you get island fever and want to explore the world beyond your shores, you can hop on a plane to visit the homes of friends who also play the game, or visit a remote destination to gather resources.

You will have goals to accomplish, too, such as helping find fossils to open a museum and finding locations for homes to attract new residents. The only limit is your imagination when playing this fun game.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Star Wars fans around the world have April 28, 2023, marked on their calendars because that’s the date Star Wars: Jedi Survivor is set to launch. The game picks up the story of Cal Kestis, ten years after Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith.

Cal connects with a small droid as players guide him through the latest chapter in a galaxy controlled by Order 66. You’ll have lightsabers and animal friends to help you along the way.



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