The video games of February 2023

A brief recap, release dates, and trailers for some of the biggest (and smallest) video games of February 2023.
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It’s safe to say January 2023 was a mixed bag when it came to the big-budget releases but there were plenty of excellent indies and a few remakes and ports to scratch any nostalgic itch. That said, here are some of our picks for the video games of February 2023 with their latest gameplay trailers below (with one extra from the end of January thrown in as it’s a transformative console port):

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition (31/01/23)

Xbox One/Xbox Series/Xbox Cloud Gaming

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is now available across Xbox platforms. Enjoy a new way to play this much-loved game on console including optimizations for playing with a controller and new tutorials to get you into the fun quickly. Explore all the original campaigns and the best-selling expansions like never before. With over 200 hours of gameplay and 1,000 years of human history, improved experiences await. Head online to challenge other players in your quest for world domination with 35 different Civilizations.

Fashion Police Squad (02/03/23)

PS4/PS5/Xbox One/Xbox Series/Nintendo Switch

Calling all officers! I’ve got a Fashion Crime in Progress and I’m mobilizing all Fashion Police Squad members. Grab your Belt of Justice and your Tailormade Sewing Machine, we’ve got some Fashion Justice to dispense! Fashion Police Squad is a humorous Retro FPS where you fight against fashion crime using attire enhancing weaponry. Clean the streets of socks in sandals as Sergeant Des, and experience a single-player story full of fabulous characters, dazzling encounters, and fierce runway shows!

Hogwarts Legacy (10/02/23)

PS4/PS5/Xbox One/Xbox Series/Nintendo Switch/PC

Experience Hogwarts in the 1800s. Your character is a student who holds the key to an ancient secret that threatens to tear the wizarding world apart. Make allies, battle Dark wizards, and ultimately decide the fate of the wizarding world. Your legacy is what you make of it. Live the Unwritten.

Atomic Heart (21/02/23)

PS4/PS5/Xbox One/Xbox Series/PC

In a mad and sublime utopian world, take part in explosive encounters. Adapt your fighting style to each opponent, use your environment and upgrade your equipment to fulfil your mission. If you want to reach the truth, you’ll have to pay in blood.

Like a Dragon: Ishin! (21/03/23)

PS4/PS5/Xbox One/Xbox Series/PC

Centuries of peace are coming to an end. Across the nation, factions assemble in anticipation of civil war. Imperial loyalists unite under the banner of “sonno joui” — revere the Emperor, expel the barbarians. They fight to overthrow Japan’s military dictatorship and shut its borders to foreign influence. Meanwhile, the ruling government, the Bakufu, has assigned special police forces to maintain order—provided they can manage to coexist without drawing blades on one another. And in the capital city of Kyo, a man who will change the course of history seeks justice… and revenge.

Company of Heroes 3 (23/03/23)

PC (PS5/Xbox Series later)

The legendary strategy franchise is back! Company of Heroes 3 is the ultimate package of action, tactics and strategy. Take charge in the heat of real-time battle, then command as a General guiding the overall campaign where every decision matters. Overwhelm your opponents with four unique factions and all new international Battlegroups. Command ground, air and naval forces and build supply lines to crush enemy advances on the new Dynamic Campaign Map – no two playthroughs are ever alike! Play at your own pace across campaign and skirmish modes before diving into blistering multiplayer action. Discover the untold stories of a stunning Mediterranean theatre, featuring next generation destructible environments, all powered by Relic’s proprietary Essence Engine.


PS4/PS5/Nintendo Switch/PC

This brand-new entry in the OCTOPATH TRAVELER series takes the series’ HD-2D graphics, a fusion of retro pixel art and 3DCG, to even greater heights. In the world of Solistia, eight new travelers venture forth into an exciting new era. Where will you go? What will you do? Whose tale will you bring to life? Every path is yours to take. Embark on an adventure all your own.

Scars Above (28/02/23)

PS4/PS5/Xbox One/Xbox Series/PC

A colossal and enigmatic alien structure appears in Earth’s orbit and stuns the entire world; humanity names it ‘The Metahedron’. The Sentient Contact Assessment and Response team (SCAR) – consisting of scientists and engineers – is sent to investigate. Things don’t go as planned and the Metahedron hauls the team across space onto a mysterious extrasolar planet. Playing the role of Dr Kate Ward – a SCAR member – who wakes up dazed, alone in a strange, hostile environment. Determined to survive, you set out to find your crew and unravel the mystery behind what’s happened.

Obviously, there are way more picks for the video games of February 2023 to consider so let us know in the comments below what you’re looking forward to.

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