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The year 2023 is coming to an end and it's time to take a look at the new games of the year. In this list you will find five games that could perhaps even make it to Game of the Year with their Metacritic score.

On December 7th, 2023 we will find out which title made it to Game of the Year 2023. The candidates are not yet known, but we have taken a look at the current ratings on Metacritic (via ) and present you on this list five games that could at least make it to the candidate with their score.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Genre : Open-world action-adventure | Developer : Nintendo | Platform : Nintendo Switch | Release date : May 12, 2023 | Metacritic : 96

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the successor to Breath of the Wild and the second game in the popular Zelda series, which offers you an open world.

Unlike its predecessor, in Tears of the Kingdom, you not only explore the surface of Hyrule, but also an ancient civilization in the sky and the mysterious underground. You embark on a mission to uncover the truth behind the catastrophe that plunged the kingdom into chaos.

With a Metacritic of 96 and a large fanbase, the game definitely has a chance of becoming a good candidate for Game of the Year 2023.

Baldur's Gate 3

Genre : Role Playing | Developer : Larian Studios | Platform : PC, PS5, Xbox | Release date : August 3, 2023 | Metacritic : 96

The fact that Baldur's Gate 3 is also a very good candidate for Game of the Year probably doesn't surprise anyone, even without taking into account the Metacritic of 96.

The role-playing game has been everywhere since its release in August and delights players not only with its concept, but also with the possibilities it offers.

Above all, the interactions with NPCs and romances with your companions, as well as the decision-making options and the overall charm of the game, make this title a big hit.

In Baldur's Gate 3 you put your group together to experience your very own story. You face the struggle of resisting a mind-flayer parasite in your mind, or you surrender to power and corruption and become the ultimate evil.

Super Mario Bros Wonder

Genre : Jump 'n' Run | Developer : Nintendo | Platform : Nintendo Switch | Release date : October 20, 2023 | Metacritic : 93

Super Mario Bros. Wonder hasn't been out for long, but with a Metacritic of 93, it could definitely be considered a candidate for Game of the Year 2023.

It's hardly surprising that a game by Mario and his friends is so well received. After all, the cheerful plumber has been delighting the video game community and several generations in various adventures for years.

Fans actually had to wait a whole 11 years for a really new 2D offshoot of the jump-n-run series. This perhaps explains why Super Mario Bros. Wonder has such a high Metacritic score just four days after its release.

However, this title also offers some new power-ups, such as the elephant fruit, the soap bubble flower or the drill mushrooms, making the game a new experience for old fans too.

Resident Evil 4 Remake

Genre : Action-Adventure, Horror | Developer : Capcom | Platform : PC, PS5/PS4, Xbox | Release date : March 23, 2023 | Metacritic : 93

The remake of Resident Evil 4 also made it onto this list with a Metacritic score of 93 and the potential to be a candidate for Game of the Year.

The original title, which was released in 2005, was able to prove itself among the other games in the series and is considered a legendary part by many fans. So it's no surprise that the remake was so well received.

Of course the game has been improved graphically, but the story is no different from the original title. However, more elaborate dialogues, more readable background information and connections offer a more intensive gaming experience than almost 20 years ago.

Street Fighter 6

Genre : Fighting Game | Developers : Capcom, BANDAI NAMCO | Platform : PC, PS5/PS4, Xbox | Release date : June 2, 2023 | Metacritic : 92

Street Fighter 6 has a Metacritic of 92, putting it just behind the previous games on the list, but whether a fighting game can hold its own as Game of the Year is rather questionable.

Nevertheless, it should not be ignored. Because it's a pretty high score for a fighting game. The game also celebrated a fairly successful release with over 2 million players .

Street Fighter 6 is the latest part of a well-known and popular series and aims to offer you a highly developed fighting system with three different control types (classic, modern and dynamic). In addition, you will now receive real-time commentary during your fights, which should offer the feeling of a live broadcast.