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The Besties: Besties 2023 GOTY Spectacular - Part One

An illustration of a white trophy with four black figures. One is lifting the bottom of the trophy, another is waving from the top, another is climbing the handle, and the last figure is standing next to it with its arms outstretched. The background is gold. There is a light yellow light shining out from the trophy. Above it says, “The Besties” in black serif font with an orange laurel on either side.

IT BEGINNETH ANEW. Join us for the first half of our annual Game of the Year determination, in which sixteen of the year’s top titles (including four listener picks!) square off to see who moves on to the finals! There’s at least one decision in here that we’re sure to catch flak for, so, hey! Let’s get this over with.

Games discussed: Baldur’s Gate 3, Chants of Sennaar, Alan Wake 2, Armored Core 6, Dredge, Dave the Diver, Blasphemous 2, Sea of Stars, Resident Evil 4 Remake, Spider-Man 2, Connections, Cocoon, Lies of P, Super Mario Wonder, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty

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