Within a couple of days, 2022 will be over. A new dawn beckons us for a fresh new year’s start. While 2023 will awe us with its spectacular upcoming video games, now is the perfect time to take a look back at some of the best video games of 2022.
You may or may not agree with our list, however, we can agree on one thing though. 2022 blessed us with some of the best video games EVER! Without any further delay, let us dive in.
Note: The game genre divisions here are not strict. We categorized them according to their major gameplay element.
Best Role-Playing Video Game of 2022
In 2022, Elden Ring became the ultimate winner of the highest award by claiming the Game of the Year Award! It strongly contended with God of War Ragnarök and won!
Developed by FromSoftware, Elden Ring is an action role-playing video game. With its mesmerizing story, captivating open-world environment, and mystifying secrets to unravel, Elden Rings delivers a once-in-a-lifetime gameplay experience!
Tasked with collecting the broken fragments of the Elden Ring, players embark on an unknown venture to become the supreme Elden Lord. The gloomy caves, baffling catacombs, frightening dungeons, gripping monsters, lethal world bosses, and stunning landscapes, all seamlessly merge together in the world of Lands Between in Elden Ring.
Can you overpower the all-powerful demigods and be the Elden Lord?
Elden Ring Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.
Best Action Video Game of 2022
God of War Ragnarök vigorously competed with Elden Ring at Game Awards 2022. Even though it did not manage to claim the ultimate GOTY award, it did manage to win the highest number of game awards!
Developed by Santa Monica Studio, God of War Ragnarök is a state-of-the-art action-adventure video game. The game takes its inspiration from Norse Mythology and is the super hit sequel to the critically acclaimed 2018’s God of War. Players assume the role of the iconic character, Kratos. Moreover, players also control Atreus (son of Kratos).
Get ready to embark on an incredible adventure and explore all of the nine realms of Norse mythology. While on your way, you will encounter lethal enemies, brutal bosses, and deadly opponents!
As a father-son duo, can you dare to take on endless hordes of enemies and bring Norse Mythology to its conclusion?
God of War Ragnarök Platforms: PS4, PS5
Best Adventure Video Game of 2022
Horizon Forbidden West is an action-adventure jaw-dropping sequel to the critically acclaimed Horizon Zero Dawn. Developed by Guerilla Games, Horizon Forbidden West is set in a treacherously beautiful post-apocalyptic world of the Western United States.
The game takes players on a breathtaking adventure toward the mysterious western frontier to discover the source of a mysterious plague. The western frontier is ravaged by killing machines and deadly robots. The ensuing events take a turn for the worst when players discover that these creatures are being used as mounts by local groups.
Incorporating elements of role-playing, players assume the character of Aloy the hunter who undertakes this epic quest and travels through lush green jungles, lofty mountains, dry deserts, ruined cities, as well as underwater areas!
Can you successfully find the source and bring an end to this mess?
Horizon Forbidden West Platforms: PS4, PS5
Best Horror Video Game of 2022
They say that fear has many faces and rumor has it that Scorn features all of them!
Developed by Ebb Software, Scorn is a top-notch nerve-racking survival horror video game. The game delivers spine-chilling terrifying gameplay visuals and is definitely not intended for the weak of heart gamers.
Scorn features a very distressing game story where the whole gameplay is delivered in a deadly silent narrative. Players are practically left at the mercy of Scorn’s alienated world. The game features an intricated system of interconnected mazes filled with dread and unknown secrets. The world of Scorn is overrun by disgusting and gruesome monsters lurking in dark corners.
With no clues on how to make sense of your estranged surrounding and limited ammunition, how will you make it out alive while being parasite-infected at the same time?
Scorn Platforms: PC, Xbox Series X|S
Best Survival Video Game of 2022
Controlling the game protagonist, Aiden, you arrive at Villedor in search of your lost sister. You find that the last survivors at Villedor have been split into factions such as PeaceKeepers, Survivors, and Renegades.
Dying Light 2 gives players complete freedom in determining their fate. Interact with locals, develop relationships, and undertake quests, all the while keeping an eye on the lookout for your sister. And when it gets dark, twisted lurking creatures come out of their hiding dens!
How long can you stay human in Dying Light 2?
Dying Light 2 Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Switch
Best Sports Video Game of 2022
FIFA 22 introduces HyperMotion Technology to render a more natural football playing style. However, before you start the game, you do need to know the rules of the football game. Without knowing the game rules, no matter what you do, you will lose every match!
Do you have enough skills to make your favorite team win in hyped-up football matches? How about a re-match between Argentina and France?
FIFA 22 Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, and Stadia
This is our list of the best video games of 2022. Do you have some other suggestions? If yes, then why? Let us know in the comments below!