FROW's Favourite Video Games So Far for 2023 🎮



We have something exciting for you. Introducing… FROW Gaming! This new segment will keep you up to date with all the exciting things happening in the gaming world- from new releases and gaming news to events and throwbacks. 

Can you believe half of the year has already gone… *Pikachu shocked face*! Whether you're a casual gamer or someone with the sickest setup, we’re sure there will be a game you might’ve missed featured in this roundup. So let's get into FROW’s fave games of the year so far.

Hi-Fi Rush (PC / Xbox X) - £23.99+

This is *the* game that's going to amp up your gaming experience to the next level! Picture yourself diving into an awesome retro world, where the beats and visuals both hit hard, you’ll be transported straight to the dancefloor. Navigate through levels and dodge obstacles to show off your mad skills. The soundtrack is so irresistibly catchy, it won't get out of your head. Collect dope outfits and challenge your crew to some intense dance battles. Hi-Fi Rush is the virtual party you don't wanna miss.

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Dead Space Remake (PS5 / PC / Xbox X/S) - £44.99+

January didn’t give us too many games but what it did give us was a sick remake of the classic 2008 sci-fi survival horror game, Dead Space. Step into the shoes of the badass engineer Isaac Clarke once again with improved epic graphics and fresh gameplay. Get ready to chop off some limbs and get scared sh*tless. This is a huge dub for fans of the franchise! 

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Spongebob Squarepants: The Cosmic Shake (PC / PS4 / Xbox One / Switch) - £22.84+

Sucker for nostalgia? Dive into the vibrant and exhilarating world of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake as Nickelodeon's iconic character takes centre stage. Brace yourself for an adrenaline-fueled journey through intricately designed realms, travelling between different wish worlds to get bikini bottom back to normal. With an arsenal of thrilling challenges and a star-studded cast of beloved characters, this game promises an immersive experience like no other. Prepare to unleash your gaming skills and join SpongeBob on a cosmic adventure that will leave you hooked from start to finish. 

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Sons Of The Forest (PC) - £24.99

In this highly anticipated game, you will find yourself stranded in a harrowing forest teeming with unimaginable horrors. Armed with limited resources and your wits, you need to navigate the treacherous landscape, uncovering dark secrets while fending off grotesque creatures lurking in the shadows. This game immerses you in a spine-chilling atmosphere, challenging your survival instincts and testing your every decision. With its stunning visuals and immersive gameplay mechanics, Sons of the Forest promises to keep you on the edge of your seat, questioning your every move as you fight for your life. 

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Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe (Switch) - £49.99

Whilst playing Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, you embark on a whimsical adventure as you guide Kirby and his friends through colorful levels and imaginative landscapes. With its delightful art style, charming characters, and enjoyable cooperative gameplay, the game offers a nostalgic experience that will captivate you and make you physically go “🥺”. Whether you're a fan of the Kirby series or new to the franchise, the joyful and accessible gameplay mechanics are sure to bring you hours of entertainment.

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Atomic Hearts (PC / PS4 / PS5 / Xbox One / Xbox X/S) - £54.99+

Immerse yourself in an alternate reality of the Soviet Union era with Atomic Heart. This first-person action RPG combines elements of horror, science fiction, and a compelling narrative to deliver an immersive experience. With its striking visuals, atmospheric setting, and intense combat, you'll embark on a thought-provoking journey that explores themes of technology, mystery, and macabre. Prepare for an unconventional gaming adventure that will keep you engaged and enthralled throughout.

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Minecraft Legends (PC / PS4 / PS5 / Xbox One / Xbox X/S / Switch) - £34.99+

Embark on a journey of boundless creativity and exploration with Minecraft Legends. Within its vast and dynamic world, you are invited to unleash your imagination and shape your own unique experiences. With its iconic blocky visuals, endless possibilities, and a passionate community, Minecraft Legends offers you the ultimate platform to craft your own adventures, build awe-inspiring creations, and delve into a world where the only limit is your imagination.

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Dead Island 2 (PC / PS4 / PS5 / Xbox One / Xbox X/S) - £59.99+

Prepare to embark on a harrowing journey through a zombie-infested California in Dead Island 2. Set against a sun-soaked backdrop, this immersive game thrusts players into a post-apocalyptic world where survival is paramount. As you navigate through the decaying streets, scavenge for supplies, and face off against hordes of the undead, Dead Island 2 offers a thrilling and intense experience that will test your resourcefulness and resilience. Brace yourself for a visceral and atmospheric adventure where every step forward could be your last in this fight for survival against a relentless and gruesome threat.

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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (PC / PS5 / Xbox X/S) - £69.99

Explore the uncharted territories of the Star Wars universe in Jedi: Survivor, a captivating video game that unravels the story of a lone Jedi's struggle for survival. Cameron Monaghan is back playing as Cal Kestis (a win for everyone). It is set amidst the aftermath of the Clone Wars, this immersive experience takes you on a journey filled with intense gameplay and a narrative focused on resilience and inner strength. Brace yourself for an adrenaline-fueled adventure that delves into the grittier side of the Jedi's path, offering a fresh perspective on their untold tales of survival in a galaxy far, far away. 

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The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom (Switch) - £47.99

Embark on an epic adventure filled with hope and redemption in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Set in the beloved world of Hyrule, this immersive experience follows the legendary hero on a quest to restore peace and vanquish darkness. With its captivating storyline, breathtaking visuals, and engaging gameplay, Tears of the Kingdom offers a heartfelt journey that explores themes of courage, friendship, and the enduring power of hope. Brace yourself for a heroic odyssey that will ignite your imagination and leave you yearning for more enchanting tales from the realm of Hyrule.

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The Outlast Trials (PC - Early Access) - £24.99

Prepare to be immersed in a chilling world of psychological horror with The Outlast Trials video game. Set in the sinister Cold War era, this gripping experience thrusts players into a harrowing experiment where survival is the ultimate test. With its atmospheric setting, nerve-wracking gameplay, and twisted narrative, The Outlast Trials delivers an intense and unsettling journey that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Brace yourself for a bone-chilling descent into darkness as you uncover the secrets of the trials and fight to maintain your sanity in this heart-pounding battle for survival.

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Street Fighter 6 (PC / PS4 /PS5 / Xbox One / Xbox X/S) - £49.99

Get ready to unleash your fighting spirit in Street Fighter 6, the highly anticipated next instalment in the legendary video game franchise. With its iconic roster of characters, dynamic combat mechanics, and stunning visuals, Street Fighter 6 promises to deliver a fresh and exhilarating experience for fans and newcomers alike. Brace yourself for intense battles, strategic gameplay, and a vibrant world of competitive fighting that will push your skills to the limit. Step into the ring and prepare to make your mark in the next chapter of this beloved series that continues to redefine the fighting game genre.

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Diablo 4 (PC / PS4 / PS5 / Xbox One / Xbox X/S) - £69.99

Enter a world shrouded in darkness and redemption as you embark on an unforgettable journey in Diablo 4. This immersive instalment invites you to become the orchestrator of your own destiny. Brace yourself for a symphony of visceral combat, haunting lore, and stunning visuals, as you navigate a treacherous path towards salvation. Diablo 4 offers an unparalleled experience where your choices and actions will shape the fate of a world teetering on the brink of destruction. Prepare to be captivated by the irresistible allure of darkness and embark on an epic odyssey that will test your strength, courage, and resolve.

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Final Fantasy XVI (PC / PS5) - £64.99

In Final Fantasy XVI, you delve into a captivating journey set in a richly detailed fantasy world. With a focus on compelling storytelling and complex characters, the game immerses you in an experience filled with intricate political conflicts and intense battles against formidable adversaries. Final Fantasy 16 blends classic elements with fresh innovations, delivering an engaging role-playing adventure for fans of the renowned franchise.

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Phew..... That was a lot. Let us know over on our Twitter if we've missed any of your faves or if you’re going to pick up one of these, GL HF!

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