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Adam Cole's Top 10 Games of 2023

The Panama City Playboy might be sidelined with a nasty ankle injury, but that's more time to play video games. ADAAAAM!

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Adam Cole is a professional wrestler working for All Elite Wrestling. This past August in London at Wembley Stadium, he main evented the highest paid attendance show in pro wrestling history. You can often find him playing games on Twitch where he goes by TheCHUGS.

10. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Insomniac has knocked it out of the park on every entry of Spider Man, & Spider Man 2 is no different! I LOVE what they have done with this entry, and I’ve never had more fun not using fast travel!

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9. Alan Wake II

This game felt so fresh in so many different ways. An amazing & gripping psychological horror that will stick with me for a really long time!

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8. Sea of Stars

This is easily one of the best turn based RPG’s I’ve played in a long time! It managed to fill me with nostalgia, excitement, wonder, & happiness! The original story, awesome art style & characters, AMAZING soundtrack…I could go on & on!

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7. Super Mario Bros Wonder

This is my favorite side scrolling Mario game since Super Mario World! It seems like so much love and care went into every animation…and the fact that every single Wonder Seed I collected had a different gimmick to it was amazing. An absolute joy to play!

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6. Final Fantasy XVI

Final Fantasy 7 is one of my favorite games of all time. A big reason for that is the characters. FF16 managed to make me care about these characters the same way! The more “mature” approach to Final Fantasy was a gamble, and I think it absolutely paid off! Amazing entry in the FF franchise!

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5. Super Mario RPG Remake

The original Super Mario RPG is one of my favorite SNES games of all time. Never in a million years did I think they would remake it, but 2023 continues to surprise us! This Remake was a love letter to one of my fav RPG experiences of all time, and it made me fall in love all over again!

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4. Resident Evil 4 Remake

The original RE4 is cherished & it should be! The expectation for this game was very very high, and it more than succeeded! It captures so much of the originals charm, while also introducing more modern ideas! Every single time I pick up and play this game time just flys by…I think I like RE4 Remake even more than the original! Excellent game!

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3. Blasphemous II

Ok Top 3 time! We start with the incredible Blasphemous 2! I love a good “metroidvania” & this game is easily Top 3 “metroidvania” of all time for me! The creepy art style, awesome crisp combat, and a world you want to search every single corner of. I put a LOT of time into this game this year, and I loved every second!

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2. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

If Breath of the Wild was a home run, then Tears of the Kingdom is a grand slam. This captured my imagination more than any other game this year. The massive world, amazing physics system, AMAZING story…I really cannot say enough good things about TOTK. May go down as my favorite Zelda of all time.

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1. Lies of P

So I love the “Souls” series. One of my fav genres of all time. And if you would have told me From Software made this game, I wouldn’t have batted an eye. This studio created the best non From Software “Souls game” of all time in my opinion! The gameplay is smooth, sharp, and exciting. The story is polished and intriguing. The original ideas are amazing and continue to push this genre into cool new directions. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this game, and for me, it’s my Game of the Year for 2023!

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