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5 Best Games of February 2023

February is looking to kick the year into high gear, with plenty of hotly anticipated releases. On that note, here are the 5 best games of February 2023. Oh, and we won’t make you click through five pages to look at the entire list.

5 Best Games of February 2023

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Like a Dragon: Ishin!

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Players will be able to draw their blade, load their revolver, and join the revolution with the release of Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio and SEGA’s Like a Dragon: Ishin!

Set in 1860s Kyo, players will follow the story of Sakamoto Ryoma as they venture to Kyoto to find their father’s killer. The area is divided between the hospitality district Fushimi, the red light district Gion, the bustling Rakunai, the deserted Rakugai, and the perilous Mukurogai.

Like a Dragon: Ishin! will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on February 17 as part of the Digital Deluxe Edition, and February 21 for the regular edition.

Octopath Traveler II

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Eight travelers hailing from different regions will come together for a grand adventure with the release of ACQUIRE and Square Enix’s Octopath Traveler II.

Taking place in Solistia, each of the eight travelers in this title have a unique set of Path Actions. These can be used to battle townspeople, obtain items, and take others along in their travels. For fans of the original, the HD-2D graphics will make their return.

Octopath Traveler II will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC on February 24.

Blood Bowl III

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Based on the official rules of the latest edition of the board gameCyanide and Nacon are bringing Blood Bowl 3 to the gridiron.

This title serves as a fantasy version of American footall, albeit with the ability to main, injure, or kill the opposition and reduce the number of players on the field. Races include black orcs, chaos chosen, imperial nobility, nurgle, and humans.

Blood Bowl III will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on February 23. Not that the release date of the Nintendo Switch version is still to be announced, but is still slated for 2023.

Hogwarts Legacy

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Developed by Avalanche and published by WB Games, the Wizarding World enters the world of video games with the release of Hogwarts Legacy.

In this title, players can attend classes at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry including Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Herbology, and Potions. To truly immerse players in its world, characters can also use various magical spells, brew potions, and master combat abilities.

Hogwarts Legacy will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on February 10. The release date for the Nintendo Switch version of the game will be revealed at a later date.

Atomic Heart

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An FPS with action RPG elements, the world of Mundfish and Focus Entertainment’s Atomic Heart is set to launch this month.

Taking place in the Soviet Union in an alternate 1955, players will take control of a mentally unstable KGB special agent called P-3. Learning that machines have gone rogue and are bioengineering strange experiments, it’s up to players to fight back.

Atomic Heart will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on February 21.

Casey Scheld

Casey Scheld has more than 15 years of experience in the gaming industry as a community manager, social media director, event specialist, and (of course) gaming editor. He has previously worked with gaming start-ups like Raptr, publishers like Konami, and roller derby girls at PAX West (check out Jam City Rollergirls)! Gamers Heroes is a passion project for him, giving him a chance to tap into the underground side of gaming. He is all too eager to give these lesser-known heroes of the indie space the attention they so rightly deserve, seeking out the next gem and sharing it with the world. Previously making appearances at events like CES, GDC, and (the late) E3, he is all too happy to seek out the next big thing. For those that want to talk shop, send over a tip, or get an easy win in a fighting game of their choosing, be sure to check out his social media channels below.

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