The Epic Games Store has a ton of great titles to choose from in 2023. These titles all range in their genre, as well as in their scope and scale compared to one another. In addition, there are many different types of games that will be made to suit many different types of players. Wondering what might be worth your time and which ones you might pass on? We have you covered with the 5 Best Games on Epic Games Store (January 2023).
Hades is a game that is based on Greek mythology. Players will play as the son of Hades and attempt to escape the underworld in this roguelike masterclass. Players will be able to upgrade their weapons and armor, as well as earn various skills in the game in order to make learning the levels easier as you go along. The game has a hack-and-slash style of gameplay that can become rather addicting the longer you play it.
This is a game that wants you to perform at your best, leading to multiple run-throughs of a level until you have achieved what you wanted. Players will be able to enjoy fast-paced yet smooth combat as they move from level to level. The game also features a rather killer soundtrack that will keep you going throughout your playtime. In short, Hades is a game that takes what is best about the roguelike genre and improves upon it in a way that feels smooth, responsive, and simply fun to play. Players should definitely pick this up on the Epic Games Store if they haven't already in 2023.
4. World War Z: Aftermath
World War Z: Aftermath is a game that has the player fighting against a horde of zombies. These aren't your typical slow-moving movie zombies. However, they are really fast and even have the captivity to work together sometimes. This makes them an absolute pain to deal with as you try and survive each level. Players will be able to use an assortment of weaponry in order to quell the zombie threat, but this game's gameplay loop is so strong it'll keep you returning for more.
There is a range of weapons that all range in their effectiveness for players to choose from. These include SMGs able to shred enemies up close or the more long-range options such as Sniper and Scout rifles. All of this adds up to make the act of surviving very fun throughout the game's runtime. If you haven't tried World War Z before, then now is a fantastic time to do so, as its DLC Aftermath was released not too long ago. This third-person shooter also includes a four-player coop so you can play with your friends. In short, this is one of the best games on the Epic Games Store in 2023.
3. God of War
God of War is an absolute epic of a game. Players will be playing as Kratos, yet we see him in quite a different light in this game. It can be seen throughout the game's promotional trailers just how different he has become. Once the god-slaying madman, now must learn how to settle down and become a father alongside his son Atreus. It is due in part to this relationship that the game's tone comes off so different from past entries in the series.
That is not a bad thing either, as there have been many improvements to not only Kratos's character but the gameplay as a whole. Using the Leviathan Axe to deal with his opponents is never not satisfying. Add to this a great story to boot, and you have the formula for what it's certainly a fantastic game. If you haven't explored this world before, then it's a great time to do so. Players will be able to grow with Kratos as he goes along this journey. In summation, God of War is one of the best games, from a narrative standpoint, that you can purchase on the Epic Games Store in 2023.
2. Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition
Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition includes the Frozen Wilds DLC. This DLC explores another one of the wild regions in the game with its own culture and things going on. Players will play as Aloy, a huntress who goes throughout her life trying to find out more about the world around her. It is with this backdrop that the game begins. We soon see that this world is far harsher than we initially anticipated and that Aloy is truly a strong character.
Players will be able to hunt and craft and survive in the wilds, all while fighting massive machines throughout the world. Doing so never gets tiresome and always feels like a challenge to the player. It is partially due to this that keeps the game feeling fresh even years later. The game also includes more challenging difficulty modes for players who want to really test themselves. In short, Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition is a fantastic way to experience the game in 2023, and you can do all of this and more within the Epic Games Store.
1. Dead Space
Dead Space is a game that has a lot riding on it. A remake of the classic game, it has a lot to live up to. Players will be able to experience the survival horror elements of this game as they move through its dank and dense levels. Players will be able to attack the various Necromorphs in various ways using their equipment. This soon becomes part of the gameplay loop as you are meant to attack certain limbs in the game. This, at the time, was a novel concept and has only been expanded upon in the remake.
The graphical fidelity at which you will be dissecting your opponents makes this game really visually stunning but in a gory way. One element of the game that certainly stands out is its lack of HUD elements. This means that players will have to pay attention to certain cues in order to ascertain what is going on. This really adds to the immersion of the gameplay and truly puts you in protagonist Isaac Clark's shoes. All in all, Dead Space is a game that was certainly worthy of the remake treatment, and we are so glad it received it, as it is one of the best games on the Epic Games Store to date.
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