Arguably one of the most popular genres in gaming and 2023 saw some of the highest-rated releases in a decade. This Best Christmas Gifts For Gamers 2023 article covers the incredible RPG video games we’ve played this year, the perfect gift.
2023 has been an incredible year for gaming, with hundreds of titles to choose from. How is somebody supposed to figure out what to buy and what to play? Enter Gamers Heroes’ Holiday Buyer’s Guide 2023 – a chance to see what the experts have to say about what the best the year has to offer.
Our Best Christmas Gifts For Gamers 2023 for RPG video games will set players off on the journey of a lifetime – all without that nasty holiday travel.*
Baldur’s Gate 3
Dungeons & Dragons DMs will be able to take their campaigns to the world of video games with Larian Studios’ Baldur’s Gate 3.
Variety is the spice of life here; with friends in tow, players can explore an open world where the word “linear” is non-existent. Players can take on any quest in any sequence, with more than one approach available at any given time. Note that decisions all have consequences throughout its rich story.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is nothing short of a masterpiece. The story is incredible, the world gorgeous and immersive, voice-over and writing of the highest quality, an amazing soundtrack, everything comes together in near perfect harmony. It’s not only the best RPG of the year, it’s the RPG of a generation.Baldur’s Gate 3 Review, Blaine Smith
Baldur’s Gate 3 is available for the PlayStation 5 and PC via Steam and GOG. Purchasing options can be found on the official Baldur’s Gate 3 website.
Sea of Stars
While Sabotage Studio’s Sea of Stars has been deemed a retro-styled RPG, this adventure can best be described as a love letter to the genre.
As players follow the story of Valere and Zale, they’ll be able to use the power of the sun and moon through a rich turn-based combat system that emphasizes deep strategy. To add to its authenticity, Yasunori Mitsuda lent his talents to the soundtrack – he worked on a little-known title called Chrono Trigger.
Sea of Stars sets itself apart with its unique look, relaxing vibes, engaging gameplay. Not only is it a great indie RPG, but it currently sits at the top of my indie GOTY list.Sea of Stars Review, Johnny Hurricane
Sea of Stars is available for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Purchasing options can be found on the official Sea of Stars website.
An adventure years in the making, the far reaches of the galaxy await with the release of Bethesda Game Studios’ Starfield.
Players will be able to explore the Settled Systems as they scan planets, install laboratories at outposts, commandeer spaceships with its modular ship customization system, and do countless other things. Much like the Fallout and The Elder Scrolls titles, players will be able to truly get lost in the far reaches of space.
Simply put, Starfield is Bethesda’s greatest-ever RPG. The living, breathing universe they have created is one of the most impressive in the gaming space and the sound effects and musical score push the immersion to near perfection. If only I could stop speaking to the back of NPC’s heads.Starfield Review, Blaine Smith
Starfield is available for the Xbox Series X|S and PC. Purchasing options can be found on the official Starfield website.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
A new spy-thriller adventure, CD PROJEKT RED worked overtime to make sure Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty fulfilled everyone’s neon-drenched dreams.
Set in Dogtown, players will be able to immerse themselves in a new story where players will have countless secrets and opportunities to explore. Of course, players will have the tools they need; one can create their own playstyle with a new skill tree and countless pieces of new tech, cyberware, vehicles, and weapons.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty is a tale of redemption in its purest form. No rubbish, no corpo spin, dedication, passion, and determination to deliver on promises made long ago. The team at CD Projekt Red may have taken a rough road to get here, but now they can rest easy. Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty is finally, the game we all hoped it would be.Cyberpunk 2077 Review, Blaine Smith
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty is available for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Purchasing options can be found on the official Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty website.
Looking for shopping advice on 2023 video games in genres like shooters, sports, fighting, strategy, or something out of the ordinary? Stay tuned for additional Gamers Heroes Holiday Buyer’s Guide 2023 entries in the coming days!