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The 20 best games of 2023

From blockbuster button-mashers to profound indie gems

‘Stardew Valley’ creator Eric Barone discusses his life in music, concert tour, and ‘Haunted Chocolatier’

The indie developer's 'Stardew' soundtrack is getting an orchestral treatment in 2024

How ‘Baldur’s Gate 3’ got narrator Amelia Tyler through “very dark times”

Everyone’s favourite part of the hit fantasy game explains why its success means more to her than most

‘Call of Duty’ games ranked – what’s the best Call of Duty of all time?

We've answered the call of duty to rank all 19 of Activision's 'CoD' games from worst to best

‘Avatar: Frontiers Of Pandora’ puts a ‘Far Cry’ twist on James Cameron’s epic

Ubisoft's take on the Na'vi is shaping up to be a breathtaking yet familiar adventure

How Bryan Intihar made a video game masterpiece in ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man 2’

We meet the creative director behind 2023’s most anticipated (and acclaimed) superhero game

The making of ‘Alan Wake 2’’s “pop songs for weirdos”

Sam Lake and Fried Music tell NME how poetry and a mysterious songwriting camp resulted in seven end-of-chapter tracks for Remedy Entertainment's highly-anticipated horror sequel

How ‘Endless Dungeon’ creates “cosmic cowboy vibes” with singer Lera Lynn

The Americana singer-songwriter swaps the grit of 'True Detective' for a frantic shootout set in space

Here are some of the best upcoming games we saw at Gamescom 2023

From indie gems to big-budget blockbusters, we found a lot of fantastic upcoming games to be excited for

‘Phantom Liberty’ is a stunning swan song for ‘Cyberpunk 2077’

A futuristic spy thriller with robots, double-crossing, and Idris Elba. What's not to love?