2023 is almost at an end, and as we look back on an absolutely fantastic year for game releases, it's time to face the difficult task of crowning the best. We should note, however, that 2023 has been a devastating year for the talented people who bring us these experiences, with layoffs and studio closures all over the global industry. For those people, we hope 2024 brings happier news.
This one's super simple: nominate a game that released on any platform from Jan 01, 2023 to now as the best game this year, and tell us why you think that. No need to write a full-length review (though if you'd like to, go for it!) but do at least make a case: a minimum of 100 words or 40 seconds of video, and a maximum of as long as you like!
Totally fine to nominate the same game as someone else for this one, we'll just consider it another vote of confidence. The ten best and/or most-upvoted submissions will get $5 apiece, and be considered alongside the answers we got last time we asked this question as we produce Just About's definitive list of the best games of 2023. We can't wait to hear what you think!