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Fantasy Football: 2023 Video Game Edition (Part 2) [SyrupArcade Cast 9]

Here are the games we think will score among the best of 2023 [SyrupCast 280]


Back in January, MobileSyrup created a ‘Fantasy Football’ league-like draft for 2023 video game releases.

Dean Daley, Brad Shankar, Chris Brown and Steve Vegvari contributed to the list of fantasy selections. Here’s how it worked: in January, we were given the chance to select three games we felt would be among the year’s top-scoring on OpenCritic.

This time, we selected two more games for a total of five titles for each participant. Points will then be awarded or deducted for every percentage point each pick falls above or below a 70 on OpenCritic. By the end of the year, we’ll only look at the top four games, ditching the least impressive score for each person’s collection of titles.

Below is the complete list:

Dean Daley

Brad Shankar

  • Cocoon (September 29th)
  • Final Fantasy XVI (already released)
  • Resident Evil 4 (already released)
  • Sea of Stars (August 29th)
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder (October 20th)

Steve Vegvari

  • Forza Motorsport (October 10th)
  • Hollow Knight: Silksong (TBA 2023)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (October 20th)
  • Mortal Kombat (September 19th)
  • Starfield (September 6th)

Chris Brown

Tune in to the latest episode of the SyrupArcade Cast to learn why we picked these titles and who might have the top chance of winning this year’s draft.

Check out the last episode of the Syrup Arcade Cast, where we talked about Summer Game Fest and the Xbox Games Showcase. 

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