Canadian Gaming Excellence in 2023: Showcasing some of The Best Games of the Year

Canada has long been a powerhouse in video game development, and 2023 is no exception. From gripping narratives to innovative gameplay, Canadian game developers have delivered diverse experiences that captivate players worldwide. Here's a roundup of the best games made in Canada in 2023.

Assassin's Creed Mirage

Assassin's Creed Mirage

Assassin's Creed Mirage is a masterful blend of nostalgia and innovation. Returning to the franchise's stealth-focused roots, the game introduces compelling new elements that make it a worthy addition to the Assassin's Creed series. Historical accuracy, outstanding voice acting, and a balanced game length make it a must-play for long-time fans and newcomers. The protagonist Basim's intriguing journey leaves players eager for more. Check out our review

Assassin’s Creed Mirage for PC, PlayStation, Xbox, & More | Ubisoft (CA)
Official Site. In Assassin’s Creed Mirage, you are Basim, a cunning street thief with nightmarish visions seeking answers and justice. Available now on PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, EPIC and Amazon Luna.
Cobalt Core

Cobalt Core

Cobalt Core takes center stage with its innovative gameplay, diverse mechanics, and high replay value. The game seamlessly combines rogue-like, deckbuilder, and shmup genres, offering a refreshing take on hybrid gaming. The learning curve is profound, yet the characters' humour and relatability create an engaging experience. With a straightforward learning process, players will immerse themselves in a world that begs for exploration. The only thing missing? It's a multiplayer mode that fans hope the developers will consider. Check out our Review

Cobalt Core on Steam
A sci-fi roguelike deckbuilder with a deep new single-axis spin on tactics games! Dodge missiles, line up your cannons, and blast ’em out of the sky... Then get to the bottom of these time loops, before it’s too late!

Depowerball

DepowerBall invites players into a fast-paced competition where they walk the fine line between glory and despair. Players' "Depower" rivals feed the mighty Dragon Queen in three intense rounds and secure victory. The game's fast-paced action, strategic decision-making, and unpredictable twists keep players on their toes, requiring adaptability to emerge victorious.

DepowerBall on Steam
DepowerBall is a competitive dragon-feeding party platformer. Be the first to feed the Dragon Queen and score points to win three rounds. As you win rounds, the other players will even the odds by taking away your powers, forcing you to adapt your strategy...or get left behind.
Fae Farm

Fae Farm

Fae Farm delivers a charming experience for fans of farm simulations, engaging narratives, and romanceable characters. Despite minor quality-of-life issues, the game's enchanting ambiance, newbie-friendly combat, and captivating world of Azoria make it a must-play adventure for any cozy gamer. Check out our Review

Fae Farm on Steam
Escape to the magical life of your dreams in Fae Farm, a farm sim RPG for 1-4 players. Craft, cultivate, and decorate to grow your homestead, and use spells to explore the enchanted island of Azoria!
Goodbye Volcano High

Goodbye Volcano High

Goodbye Volcano High takes players on a story-driven, choice-based cinematic adventure about personal growth, acceptance, and the power of community. The emotional, high-stakes teenage narrative adventure explores self-discovery and the decision of how to live life to the fullest when time is limited.

Goodbye Volcano High on Steam
Goodbye Volcano High is a cinematic narrative adventure about love, change, and the end of the world. Guide Fang through their final year of high school as they try to make things right before time is up.
The Outlast Trials

The Outlast Trials

The Outlast Trials from Red Barrels promises a spine-chilling survival horror multiplayer experience. Set to haunt gaming platforms worldwide on March 5, 2024, this game is a highly anticipated addition to the Outlast franchise. Available on various platforms, it's sure to deliver an unparalleled horror experience for eager gamers.

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Red Barrels invites you to experience mind-numbing terror, this time with friends. Whether you go through the trials alone or in teams, if you survive long enough and complete the therapy, Murkoff will happily let you leave… but will you be the same?
Slay The Princess

Slay the Princess

Slay the Princess appeals to fans of visual novels and unique narrative adventures. This indie graphic novel offers psychological intrigue and surreal horror that will linger in players' minds long after completion. Highly recommended, it's a must-play for those seeking a captivating and thought-provoking gaming experience. Check out our Review

Slay the Princess on Steam
You’re here to slay the princess. Don’t believe her lies.
Ravenlok

Ravenlok

Ravenlok distinguishes itself with its incredible visual style, presenting a unique take on a fantasy world using voxel-art graphics. A cult-classic indie title, Ravenlok offers a quick take-on-action RPG, perfect for those looking for a shorter adventure in a year filled with lengthy game releases. It proves that big things indeed come in small packages. Check out our Review

Ravenlok | Xbox
Ravenlok’s life takes a turn for the unexpected.
Sea of Stars

Sea of Stars

Sea of Stars by Sabotage Studios is a testament to the developer's excellence. Drawing inspiration from the best RPGs of the SNES era, the game captures the pacing and heart of classic titles while delivering a compelling and innovative experience. It's a must-play for fans of The Messenger, Chrono Trigger, and quality RPGs.

Sea of Stars on Steam
Sea of Stars is a turn-based RPG inspired by the classics. It tells the story of two Children of the Solstice who will combine the powers of the sun and moon to perform Eclipse Magic, the only force capable of fending off the monstrous creations of the evil alchemist known as The Fleshmancer.
Venba

Venba

Venba stands out for its refreshing approach to social commentary. This indie game explores the immigrant experience and human connection through the preparation of meals. Offering valuable insights, it showcases the potential of interactive narratives to address meaningful topics and resonate with players on a deeper level. Check out our Review

Venba on Steam
Venba is a short narrative cooking game, where you play as an Indian mom, who immigrates to Canada with her family in the 1980s. Players will cook various dishes and restore lost recipes, hold branching conversations and explore in this story about family, love, loss and more.

In 2023, Canada continues to be a powerhouse in the gaming industry, producing titles that entertain, challenge, and inspire players worldwide. These games showcase the diversity and creativity of Canadian game developers, solidifying their place in the global gaming landscape.