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  • Writer's pictureMajid Alhusseini

11 Arab Video Game You Need to Play in 2023

Updated: Nov 15, 2023

Get ready to dive into the vibrant world of Arab video games as we enter 2023. Arab developers have been making significant strides in the gaming industry, offering unique and captivating experiences that showcase their talent and creativity. In this article, we present eleven must-play Arab video games that deserve your attention and promise to deliver unforgettable gaming experiences. From immersive narratives to stunning visuals, these games represent the best of Arab gaming and deserve a spot in your gaming library this year.

Unearthed/ Al-Rikaz

Unearthed is an episodic action-adventure video game developed by Saudi Arabian game developer Semaphore and published by parent company Semanoor International. The story revolves around Arab fortune hunter Faris Jawad and his archaeologist sister Dania receive a call to visit Morocco they embark on an exotic adventure throughout the Middle East on the trail of the famous Muslim explorer Ibn Battuta. The trail would not be clear however as Faris would have to overcome an unholy alliance of a militia leader, a weapons dealer, and a wealthy antiquities smuggler who are after the same goal.

Abu Khashem

Developed and published by Saudi developer Moving Dimensions, Abo Khashem is a comedic role-playing game, where after awaking in the middle of nowhere with amnesia, you try to piece together what happened to you. With your trusty lizard companion, the two of you must uncover a massive conspiracy involving a powerful monolith. Along the way, you will purchase properties, manage and hire staff, decorate your homes, gain influence, bond with Shukman the lizard, explore dangerous dungeons, and customize your own fighting style!


This Indie game is developed by Saudi developer Retro Games. In this epic quest, you must reach the end by going through black holes. You avoid all the traps, solve all the mind-bending puzzles and escape from the powerful bosses.

Chickens Madness

Developed by Vikong, Chickens Madness gives you the ultimate power of being and behaving like a chicken in a very unique set of party games against your friends.


Badiya is an open-world survival RPG video game set in the WWI-era desert lands developed by Saudi developer Semaphore. The title refers to two different games with the same settings and content Badiya challenges you to brave the sands, take part in wars, ply the spice routes, or hunt for treasure as you strive to fulfill your ambitions.

Partition Hero

In this funny casual game, you manage your very own restaurant by providing your customers with the privacy level they demand. Place partitions between tables to prevent the nosy guys from bothering the couples while enjoying a romantic dinner. The light-hearted game was commissioned by developed by the Saudi YouTube channel Saudi Gamer.


Embarking on its journey from mobile phones to the immersive world of PS4™, the highly acclaimed game, HAJWALA, has captured the hearts of gamers in the Arabian Gulf. Developed by Rababa Games out of Saudi Arabia, this adrenaline-pumping game showcases a unique blend of stunts and drifting, allowing players to experience the thrill of the region's distinctive style.

Sticks & Bones

Developed by Bold Statment Games, this interactive short story takes players on a thrilling journey filled with excitement and unexpected twists. The protagonist, a brave and charming pirate, possesses a remarkable ability to gracefully navigate away from trouble. With his cunning wit and resourcefulness, he effortlessly overcomes various challenges encountered along the way.

The game offers an engaging blend of interactive elements, combining quick time events and diverse game mechanics. Players will experience different perspectives, switching between thrilling 3rd person action sequences and intriguing 2.5D gameplay segments. Each situation presents unique gameplay mechanics, ensuring a dynamic and immersive experience.

Khignts of the light

Immerse yourself in a medieval Middle Eastern action-adventure role-playing game inspired by The Witcher and Mount & Blade. Relive a crucial 7th-century battle in Iraq with two playable characters, intense combat, and strategic troop command. Explore stunning landscapes, make crucial choices, and lead your forces to victory. Egyptian developer is behind Knights of Light.

The Reunion

the story centers around two characters: Abu Walid, the father, and his son, Walid. When Walid mysteriously disappears, Abu Walid embarks on a perilous journey through a dark forest teeming with monstrous creatures like snakes and bears, as well as mysterious phenomena. Your mission is to navigate this treacherous forest and locate Walid by calling out to him, facing unknown dangers, and unraveling the secrets of the enchanted woods.

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