10 Best NEW Games to Play In March 2023

February was a great month for gamers, with amazing titles seemingly released on a daily basis. Gamers were blown away by Hogwarts Legacy, which mostly delivered on all of the hype that followed it prior to its release. Entering March, gamers have had similar expectations, with announcements of new AAA titles seemingly overwhelming gamers. 

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Moreover, March combines remakes, fresh ideas, and games targeted at an old-school audience. Whether it’s a remake of classics like Resident Evil 4, or a sports game like PGA or WWE, March has it all. Let’s dive into the 10 best new games that you should play in March 2023.   

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty 

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  • Release date: March 3, 2023 
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox 

Team Ninja, the creators behind the two Nioh games, a souls-like game with fast-paced action and ruthless enemies, is looking to create a successor. Enter Wo Long, a game that rewards high-risk moves through its Morale Rank system. You will be traveling through China in 184 AD and will be taking on hulking monsters and soldiers using sword fighting inspired by kung-fu movies. Be prepared to put your skills to the test in this challenging, fast-paced game if you wish to shape the future of the Three Kingdoms.     

Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania 

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  • Release date: March 6, 2023 
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch 

The new installment in the indie gem Dead Cells is actually a DLC that introduces elements from the popular Castlevania franchise. Richter Belmont and Alucard will be in the game, along with Dracula’s entire castle. Veterans of the game need to be ready to master new weapons and enemy types, but they’ll also feel right at home since the mechanics and some iconic enemies remained the same. For reference, there are 51 additional tracks; imagine how many other goodies the team packed into this DLC.  

The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure 

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  • Release date: March 14, 2023
  • Platforms: PS4, Switch, PC 

For JRPG fans, especially the Legend of Heroes fans and loyals, the conclusion of the Crossbell arc has finally reached us. Trails to Azure is arguably the best game in the installment and a must-play for those that have been following the story so far. For newcomers, the game offers old-school RPG elements, great tactical battles, a compelling story, and amazing tunes. If this will be your first dive into the Legend of Heroes saga, what better way than to do it with Trails to Azure. Keep in mind that the game will run to 60+ hours, so make sure you have time to set aside for this March gem.    

WWE 2K23 

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  • Release date: March 17, 2023 
  • Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC 

Wrestling fans were probably eagerly awaiting the new installment in the WWE series. Last year’s game saw a lot of rehaul of gaming mechanics, and the new one builds on those efforts, refining gameplay elements and polishing some bugs and annoying features. This time around, in the Showcase mode, you will take on the role of John Cena to relive his greatest battles inside the cage.  

Tchia 

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  • Release date: March 21, 2023 
  • Platforms: PS5, PS4, and PC 

Have you ever wanted to play as a character that has the ability to soul jump? If so, Tchia, an open-world adventure set in a beautiful archipelago, has you covered. The main character, Tchia, a charismatic girl, embarks on a journey to save her fathers from the evil ruler. The unique selling point of the game is the puzzles, as well as, secrets you can uncover by soul jumping. PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium owners get the game as a day-one release free of charge.  

EA Sports PGA Tour 

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  • Release date: March 24, 2023 
  • Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC 

Long time no see EA Sports! A comeback from the iconic game studio with yet another golfing installment in the PGA Tour after an eight-year layoff has golfing fans sitting on the edge of their seats. With 30 golf courses and unrivaled realism, the game promises to offer tons of fun. To faithfully recreate the golfing courses, developers used drone scans to recreate every detail from the fields.  

Resident Evil 4 Remake 

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  • Release date: March 24, 2023 
  • Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC 

If you have time for only one game this month, make sure it’s the complete ground-up remake of the classic Resident Evil 4. The reimaging of this cult third-person horror game for modern platforms is something you have to experience. The atmosphere is grizzly, the sounds eerie, and the gunplay adrenaline-inducing. If you would like to find out what we think of the game, read our review here.  

MLB The Show 23 

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  • Release date: March 28, 2023 
  • Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Switch 

The Show 23 will be the 18th installment in the series and is looking to offer gameplay and quality-of-life improvements. The biggest addition to the series is the Storylines mode, where new and old fans of baseball will be able to learn about the historical players of the game. There will be videos and gameplay elements to introduce this new mode. Xbox Game Pass owners will receive the game as a day-one release completely free.  

Crime Boss: Rockay City 

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  • Release date: March 28, 2023 
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation, Xbox 

A game that features Chuck Noris, Danny Glover, and Danny Trejo, to mention a few, must be a hit video game, right? That remains to be seen, but Rockay City will be a cooperative shooter where your goal is to perform heists, take over territory, and eliminate characters in Florida in the 90s. The game will allow you to have your own 4-man crew, bringing co-op modes in which you and your friends can undertake turf wars together.  

The Great War: Western Front 

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  • Release date: March 30, 2023 
  • Platforms: PC    

Generals and strategists among you are in for a treat with Western Front, a game that will mix tactical battles with turn-based strategy elements to create logistical challenges for you and your army. The game is set on WWI’s Western Front, where you will fight in the trenches as Axis or Allies attempting to win the war for your side. A unique element is that after each battle, the game zooms back to show the wider picture, allowing you to play turn-based strategic battles through research, troop deployment, and resource allocation.  

Notable mentions 

March is jam-packed with gaming goodies and candidates for game of the year. Along the ten we listed above, here are some notable mentions worth considering if you have the time:  

The Last of Us Part 1 (PC); Sifu (XBX/S, XB1); System Shock (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1); The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution (PSVR2); The Settlers: New Allies (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch); DC’s Justice League: Cosmic Chaos (PC, PS5, PS4, XBX/S, XB1, Switch); Oni: Road to the Mightiest Oni (PC, PS5, PS4, Switch); Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon (Switch). 

Conclusion 

There you have it, the ten best games in March 2023, that are definitely worth your time. If we had to recommend only one to play, then it should be Resident Evil 4 Remake, a potential game of the year (GOTY) candidate, if not, you’ll still have a lot of fun playing it. Enjoy!  

Dino Kurbegović is a project coordinator and an investor and technology enthusiast with years of experience in managing complex projects. His journey into content writing began in 2014, covering finance, investing, crypto, technology and complex technical topics.

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