It is always interesting to see what games developers enjoy themselves. Owlcat, which just successfully launched its new RPG Warhammer 40k: Rogue Trader, shared the top titles that their staff played in 2023.

Owlcat devs share favorite games they played in 2023, including BG3, Cyberpunk 2077, and Dishonored

Owlcat Games posted the “top games that our dear owlcats played this year” on X (formerly Twitter), adding that while “we’re in love with our games, however, to make it fair, we decided not to add them.” It is also worth noting that some titles on the list were released before 2023.

Baldur’s Gate 3, one of this year’s biggest hits from fellow RPG creators at Larian Studios, ranked 1st. Not only did it smash the charts on Steam and receive recognition from millions of players around the world, but it also won Game of the Year awards at the Golden Joystick Awards and The Game Awards.

The second-favorite game that Owlcat developers played this year was Cyberpunk 2077. In 2023, CD Projekt finally managed to win back players’ trust by releasing a massive update for the base game and successfully launching the Phantom Liberty expansion. The latter has already sold over 4.3 million copies,

Other 2023 releases on Owlcat’s list include Remedy’s award-winning survival horror title Alan Wake 2 (#4), Avalanche Software’s global bestseller Hogwarts Legacy (#6), and Mundfish’s shooter Atomic Heart (#10).

The full top 10 can be seen below:

  1. Baldur’s Gate 3
  2. Cyberpunk 2077
  3. Disco Elysium
  4. It Takes Two / Alan Wake 2
  5. Elden Ring
  6. Hogwarts Legacy
  7. Stray
  8. Dishonored
  9. Dishonored 2 / Half-Life: Alyx / God of War Ragnarok / Dragon Age
  10. Atomic Heart / XCOM 2

2023 was also a successful year for Owlcat Games. On December 7, the studio released Rogue Trader, a complex RPG set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Despite many bugs and other technical issues, the game peaked at over 46.7k concurrent players on Steam and became one of the top-grossing titles on the platform upon its launch.

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