Recently, Sony posted a new blog to celebrate the fact that more and more PS5 consoles are becoming available around the world. The post also included a trailer called “Live from PS5”, in which we get to see various PS5 franchises and games celebrated. It’s clear that the PS5 is still very much doing well; sales are strong, games are plentiful, and PSVR 2 is bringing new dimensions to the experience as well. With that in mind, March 2023 is going to be another strong month for the console, so let’s take a look at the biggest PS5 games in March 2023.
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty (March 3rd)
From the developers of Nioh and Ninja Gaiden comes this Chinese-set hack-and-slash Soulslike. Described as a “dark fantasy Three Kingdoms action RPG”, Wo Long revolves around a player-created character who must battle their way through demons and monsters in a dark fantasy reimagining of Chinese history. Just like Nioh, you’ll cut your way through swathes of enemies, looting them and upgrading yourself as you explore settings based on classical Chinese history and mythology.
Clash: Artifacts of Chaos (March 9th)
Clash: Artifacts of Chaos is the third game in the long-running Zeno Clash series. Just like previous games, it’ll revolve around melee combat, although this game shifts the perspective from first-person to third-person, making it more like a spiritual successor to brawlers like Final Fight. Rather curiously, the game will also feature a dice-rolling minigame that can change the conditions before each fight, and it’ll all take place in a semi-open world environment that’s apparently inspired by Bloodborne.
Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse (March 9th)
Survival horror aficionados should take note of this one. The original Mask of the Lunar Eclipse was released in Japan back in 2008 for the Wii, and it never saw the light of day outside that country…until now. This version is a remaster that updates the visuals and gameplay while still keeping the spirit of the original. You can also look forward to new unlockable costumes, provided you can see them while you’re hiding from terrifying ghosts behind your sofa.
Monster Energy Supercross 6 (March 9th)
Milestone once again returns to the world of the Monster Energy Supercross championship, this time with a revamped career mode and plenty more features. The new Supercross Park area promises to offer locations “connected by Supercross circuits and motocross tracks” which you can practise on, working on your stunts and riding techniques. If you’re a motocross fan and you like Milestone’s previous efforts in this area, Supercross 6 promises to be another solid instalment.
Anno 1800 (March 16th)
Ubisoft’s city-builder has been available on PC for a few years now, but it’s finally making its way to PS5 in March. The core gameplay is exactly what you’d expect from the Anno series; this is a game of trading, diplomacy, and expansion, so you’ll need to make sure all your trade routes are operating at maximum capacity if you want to make the most of your infrastructure. If you’re a more viscerally-minded gamer, this one might not be for you, but strategy fans should be looking forward to this.
WWE 2K23 (March 17th)
The WWE 2K series’ fortunes have been somewhat mixed. As a spiritual successor to the SmackDown! series of yore, WWE 2K is pretty much the only wrestling game you can play right now if you want authenticity and verisimilitude, but instalments haven’t always been high-quality. Thankfully, last year’s WWE 2K22 addressed this issue somewhat; it wasn’t perfect, but it was a lot better than WWE 2K20. Hopefully, WWE 2K23 continues the new run of form and doesn’t slip back into old habits.
EA Sports PGA Tour (March 24th)
Finally, EA returns to its PGA Tour golfing series, which has lain dormant since 2015. This new game doesn’t bear any particular golfer’s name, but it will allow you to play as plenty of different tour golfers across 30 licensed tracks. You can take part in famous tournaments like the Masters, the US Open, and the PGA Championship, engaging with new gameplay mechanics like the Pure Strike system, which promises to take into account the individual strengths and weaknesses of each golfer.
Resident Evil 4 Remake (March 24th)
Capcom’s upcoming Resident Evil 4 remake has a lot to prove. The original Resident Evil 4 is one of the most beloved action-horror games of all time; in many people’s minds, it’s superior to iconic games like Dead Space, so it’s important for Capcom to make sure it gets the remake right. It sounds like Resident Evil 4 will be quite a different beast in this new incarnation, with an increased emphasis on horror, a moodier and more tense atmosphere, and expanded roles for supporting cast members Luis and Ashley.
Crime Boss: Rockay City (March 28th)
Despite its rather off-putting name, Crime Boss: Rockay City looks pretty promising. It’s got a star-studded cast including the likes of Michael Madsen, Kim Basinger, and Danny Trejo, not to mention Danny Glover and Chuck Norris (and Vanilla Ice, but that’s by the by). Described by developer InGame Studios as a “first-person shooter heist game”, Crime Boss will be playable solo or with your buddies, and it looks like it’s going to take on Starbreeze for Payday’s crown, although there may be more of a story focus in this one. We’ll have to wait and see.