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  • Writer's pictureAlex Orona

Best Free Games of 2023

With 2023 closed, it’s a good time to reflect on some of the things that stood out in gaming. After combing the annals of Steam, we have found the best freebies of the last year. Let’s get into it. 


  • Postmouse



Postmouse is a 3D Platformer where you play as a mouse being suddenly forced to deliver the mail. Explore the forest and meet all your animal neighbors as you try to find the recipients of the letters. It’s adorable, heart warming and overall well animated. It does have a short run time with some bugginess, but it’s got tons of heart and charm to spare. 


  • The Finals


A combat based game show where you and a group of friends steal bags of cash from safes posted all over the playing field. Unfortunately, you aren’t the only team trying to grab the cash and bank it for themselves. With lots of gunplay and fully destructible environments, no one match is ever the same. 




  • An Arcade Full of Cats

A simple game of finding all the cats in a single image, but with a funny story pulling it all together. Cats were interjected at key moments in history to make a more cat friendly timeline, but the cats never wanted to leave, so it’s up to you to find them and bring them home. A pleasant handful of puzzles that do well as perfect bite sized puzzles to entertain you throughout your day. 



  • Pineapple On Pizza



To explain this game is to ruin this game. It’s a first person exploration game where you experience the culture of a volcanic Polynesian island and its inhabitants in a fairly barebones and clever way. See this through to the end for a good chuckle. 




  • SkyIsland

SkyIsland is a tilt shifted action adventure like a simplified diablo or Zelda. You get three different melee weapons and a bow and arrow to help Pino fix his broken plane, defeat monsters and return home. It’s well animated with some anime influences and well designed boss battles. Definitely worth picking up. 




  • The Murder of Sonic The Hedgehog

This was originally an April Fool’s joke but ended up being such a lovely visual novel whodunit murder mystery. Sonic and his friends get on a murder mystery dinner party train for a fun birthday party, but there ends up being something more sinister afoot. It’s funny in all the right ways while still making for an interesting premise. 


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