Top 10 Best Video Games of 2022

As technology continues to evolve, video games have become an increasingly important form of entertainment. With each passing year, game developers push the boundaries of what is possible, creating new and exciting gaming experiences that captivate players around the world. The year 2022 was no exception. From blockbuster franchises to indie darlings, there was something for everyone in the lineup of video games.

To help you find the most exciting releases, with the help of voters we've compiled a list of the top ten best video games of 2022. The list includes games across a variety of genres, from action-packed shooters to immersive role-playing games. These games are sure to keep you entertained for hours on end, whether you're a hardcore gamer or just looking for a fun way to pass the time.
The Top Ten
1 Elden Ring

This is the best game ever! Any idiot who hates Elden Ring cannot beat it. Love the Radagon fight, although the Beast could use some help.

GOTY if not greatest game of all time! I have never sank more hours into a game like Elden Ring! This game is utterly amazing!

Best game of all time.

2 Pokémon Legends: Arceus

After multiple years of making very good, but never really incredible games, Game Freak finally made what I may call a masterpiece. There are issues in this game that maybe Scarlet and Violet will fix to create the ultimate pokemon experience, but other than that, the ambiance, the exploration, the new mechanics for catching pokemons, as well as the noble fights, all make this game stand above the rest of the franchise.

I Just love pokemon, so when This came out I saved all my money just to play this! Worth the wait the the fun!

I'm a pokemon fan and I was hyped by this. Love it

I loved the style this game went for. A little empty, but better than SV, I say.

3 Kirby and the Forgotten Land

What I find so great about Kirby and the Forgotten Land, is that even though it is the first 3D Kirby game, it is at is core just like every Kirby games, but despite that, it still manages to be an incredible adventure that stands out from the rest of the franchise. The game looks and sounds absolutely incredible, the copy abilities works very well in 3D, the bosses are amazing, the levels are amazing, and I love the completionist experience of that game, since there is so much to do, and it's all fun. Maybe a future indie game, Sonic Frontiers or Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will overtrone, but for now, Kirby and the Forgotten Land is my favorite game of 2022.

Have not personally played it but from the gameplay I've seen on YouTube and Twitch it's a cute and amusing game from the looks of it.

4 Sonic Frontiers

Sonic has finally succeeded in getting a good game. The characterization is amazing, showing the series isn't staying stagnant.

I have played quite a big part of that game by now, and I must say this game is really excellent. I will tell more about my thoughts on this game on my 2022 retrospective though.

This game is very good I have it and It's brilliant!

5 Horizon Forbidden West
6 Dying Light 2 Stay Human
7 God of War Ragnarök

Absolute masterpiece, in my opinion. Great mix of gameplay, visuals, story, music, and character development. I still can't get over how many good scenes there are in this game. People call it a "movie game" because it has a lot of cutscenes, but that's just straight-up wrong. A "movie game" is Death Stranding.

God of War Ragnarök is as good as it's predecessor from 2018. Santa Monica Studios keeps pumping out masterpieces!

8 Splatoon 3
9 WWE 2K22

I've quite enjoyed the game and I plan on playing it a ton more! Wish I had others to play with but hey I love the this game.

I Definitely enjoyed playing this game! 10/10!

Better than 2k20

10 Gran Turismo 7

I played Gran Turismo 5, and it's a great game. I'm sure Gran Turismo 7 will be great too.

The Newcomers

? Marvel’s Midnight Suns
The Contenders
11 Xenoblade Chronicles 3
12 Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

How is this not #1 what

Despite the addition to the sequels it is still one of the best releases of 2022

13 Life is Strange: Remastered Collection
14 Stray

Far better than I expected. Very original and memorable, making a big impression despite its short playtime.

15 Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

This is a game I am very mixed about with many things I wished were better and many things I absolutely love. I also should mention I don't mind the glitches that much and think the game has more fundamental issues. More info on my thoughts in my 2022 video games retrospective, but yeah.

16 Mario Strikers: Battle League

Ok! Add this game to the list of games that I love that are somewhat depressing to talk about. So, I really like this game. Top tier animations, nice gameplay with lots of depth... I just wish it had more content, and I'm somewhat tired of every Nintendo multiplayer focused games on the Swith ever, to lack content. They will add new characters and stadium later on but that's not really what I'm looking for.

It's looked pretty cool from gameplay videos and I really plan on optioning it this winter

17 Bayonetta 3

This is the Kingdom Hearts 3 of the Bayonetta series. A long awaited game that turned out to be a poorly written disappointment.

18 Sonic Origins

Like Sonic Colors Ultimate, Sonic Origins is a rerelease of a Sonic games that is unpolished and could have been better, but just like Colors Ultimate, I still love it despite that and have good reasons too, and at least it is way less embarassing than Colors Ultimate. I love the coin system of that game, and how it allows to play the game with infinite lives and retry special stages, the menus look cool, we have amazing animated cutscenes that were added for the game, the drop dash was added to Sonic's moveset which is great, we get some cool content like videos and artwork, and the mission mode gives you content that wasn't in the original games. I just wish there were some adjustment here and there.

19 PAC-MAN World Re-PAC

This is very interesting remake of a pretty damn good platformer. Trying to get the best score possible in those games is quite entertaining, and it's a great platformer overall, and while I never played the original, I have heard a lot about it, and a lot seems to have changed for the better.

20 Poppy Playtime

I have not played it, but I have seen the walkthrough and the detail and thought put into this game is tremendous and the story, oh the story is great. It may not be kid appropriate, but it still is a fantastic game.

21 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

My favorite Call of Duty game.

The campaign is awesome

22 Grid Legends
23 Rune Factory 5
24 Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series

The fact a new generation now able to play those cult classics is amazing, and that includes me! I really loved playing those two games!

25 The King of Fighters XV
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