Top 8 Game Releases in June 2023


The past few months have been packed with exciting game releases and contenders for the title of “Game of the Year.” If you were hoping for a break from the highly anticipated releases in June, think again! The first half of 2023 is ending on a high note with the launch of long-awaited sequels, new chapters in beloved franchises, and HD remakes of cherished classics.

June kicks off with the release of Diablo 4, a classic action-RPG adventure from Blizzard. This sequel takes you on a dark and tragic journey through a world full of secrets and allows you to choose from different playable classes. But the adventure doesn’t end there – Blizzard has plans to support Diablo IV with seasonal content for years to come.

Towards the end of June, Final Fantasy 16 will make its debut. It’s been seven years since the mainline series introduced a new numbered entry, and Final Fantasy 16 brings a significant departure from its predecessors. This time, the franchise delves deep into action territory, combining magical spellcasting with intense melee combat. 

Additionally, Final Fantasy 16 aims to tell a mature story of war, sacrifice, and freedom in a world shaped by powerful crystals.

Apart from these major releases, there are also new motorsport games, unique indie titles, and thrilling tactical battles against alien organisms that have no respect for personal space. All in all, June promises a diverse range of gaming experiences to look forward to. Here is how the list goes…

#1 The Elder Scrolls: Necrom

Release Date: 5 June 2023 (PC) | 20 June 2023 (PlayStation and Xbox)

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

This month, a new part of The Elder Scrolls Online called Necrom will be released. It is a darker and more serious adventure compared to the previous parts. This expansion adds a new class called Arcanist to the game. It also brings a gloomy story about the realm of Apocrypha, which is full of secrets belonging to the evil Hermaeus Mora.

Just like other expansions in The Elder Scrolls Online, Necrom continues the main story of the game and gives players new quests and areas to explore. This time, you’ll get to visit the Telvanni Peninsula and the dark region of Morrowind. So, players, get ready for a gothic and dramatic experience that will not disappoint you.

#2 Diablo 4

Release Date: 6 June 2023

Platform(s): PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Unleashing Hell in an Epic Gaming Experience

Diablo 4 is another game full of dark and dramatic elements. It’s a highly anticipated sequel where players will once again explore the depths of hell. Demons are everywhere, and the power of the wicked Lilith is growing stronger. 

To defeat these dark forces, players can go on their own or team up with others to venture through dangerous dungeons. They’ll fight evil creatures, collect valuable items, and face enormous bosses in order to survive.

This adventure is a continuous battle that never ends. In the months after its release, several battle passes will be available. Each pass will offer about 80 hours of gameplay where players can explore dungeons, level up their characters, and face various challenges. If you take your time and be careful in your fight against the darkness, you might make it to the end of this thrilling tale.

#3 Harmony: The Fall of Reverie

Release Date: 8 June 2023 (PC and Switch) | 22 June 2023 (Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5)

Platform(s): PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC, Nintendo Switch

Harmony: The Fall of Reverie is the newest game from Don’t Nod, the creator of popular narrative games like Life is Strange: Vampyr. Harmony focuses on storytelling and has a whimsical style. 

The game follows a woman named Polly who discovers that she can communicate with a special realm called Reverie. Reverie determines what people aspire to: things like glory, happiness, chaos, power, connections, and truth.

Polly uses her newfound ability to help put an end to the control of a huge company called MK. This company is manipulating people’s emotions to take over an entire town. With everyone’s future at risk, it’s up to you to use Polly’s powers to change destiny and create a better world.

#4 Park Beyond

Release Date: 16 June 2023

Platform(s): PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC

If you loved playing RollerCoaster Tycoon when you were younger, you should pay attention to the upcoming game called Park Beyond. It’s a modern version of the classic theme park simulator genre. While many gameplay mechanics will be familiar to you, there are some unique changes that make it stand out.

Craft Unbelievable Roller Coasters in the Ultimate Amusement Park Experience

The main feature of this game is the ability to make each ride or stall in your park more exciting and extraordinary. You can “impossify” them, which means making them bigger and adding new and thrilling elements. For example, you can add a real Kraken to a swinging ride. The excitement keeps increasing as you build your park, allowing you to create brighter and more enjoyable parks with each level.

#5 Final Fantasy 16

Release Date: 22 June 2023

Platform(s): PlayStation 5

Final Fantasy 16, the newest addition to the beloved anthology series, is generating significant excitement as an upcoming game release. This time, you’ll play as Clive Rosfield, a regular human who becomes involved in a war that involves six factions fighting over powerful Crystals. There are also human warriors called Dominants who can transform into mighty Eikon gods.

Clive must learn to use the power of these Eikons as he navigates through dark times. He takes on the role of the First Shield of Rosaria in order to protect his brother and their crumbling kingdom.

Final Fantasy 16 is a fresh take on the beloved franchise, focusing on real-time action combat and more modern gameplay mechanics. If you haven’t connected with previous Final Fantasy games, this one might be worth trying out.

#6 Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life

Release Date: 27 June 2023

Platform(s): PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC, Nintendo Switch

For those seeking a cosy and heartwarming experience among the game releases in June, Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life is sure to bring delight. Despite its slightly confusing title, this upcoming game is actually a remastered version of Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life, a beloved farming simulator from the GameCube and PlayStation 2 era.

In this adventure, just like in other Story of Seasons games, you will immerse yourself in the joys of tending to farm animals, cultivating crops, forming relationships with your neighbours, and enjoying a peaceful and fulfilling life. This game has earned its status as a classic, and with updated graphics, it is poised to attract a brand-new audience of enthusiastic players.

#7 AEW Fight Forever

Release Date: 29 June 2023

Platform(s): PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, Nintendo Switch

EW Fight Forever introduces intergender matches

AEW Fight Forever, the very first video game based on the real-life AEW wrestling promotion, is set to be released for PC and consoles in June 2023. Fans won’t have to wait much longer! 

This wrestling simulator features a unique style and allows you to play as various AEW stars like Chris Jericho, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks, and more. You can engage in one-on-one battles or team-based matches, earning points as you defeat your opponents.

What sets this game apart is that it includes intergender matches, which is a rare feature in wrestling adaptations. In addition to these special match types, you can also enjoy mini-games within Fight Forever. 

These mini-games include baseball mini-matches and what appears to be a rhythm-based dancing game. Overall, there’s plenty of fun and variety to experience in this exciting wrestling game.

#8 Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

Release Date: 30 June 2023

Platform(s): PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch

The underrated Nintendo DS gem, Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, is being remastered for PC and last-generation consoles and will be available this month. This version of the game will feature high-definition graphics, an unlockable art gallery, and two soundtracks – the original and a rearranged version. If you haven’t played Ghost Trick before, now is the perfect opportunity.

In this peculiar adventure game, you play as Sissel, a stylish man who has lost both his identity and his life. As a ghost, Sissel can enter a strange dream world where he can possess objects to navigate through different stages. 

His ultimate goal is to unravel the mystery of his own murder and save a woman named Lynne, who is constantly in danger in various complex scenarios. It’s a captivating premise that makes Ghost Trick stand out as one of the most innovative game releases of its time.