10. Evil Dead: The Game
If there’s a game based on one of the biggest horror classics, the rules clearly state you can’t do a Best of the Year list without it on it. Play as one of the survivors (Ash or Mia Allen, for example) or as a demon in a wicked battle of wits. Evil Dead: The Game is cheesy and a little janky, but it’s also a lot of fun for fans of the films.
9.Horizon Forbidden West
2022 really has been a great year for sequels, whether it’s films or video games. Horizon Forbidden West hasn’t quite maintained its buzz and momentum like Elden Ring, but it’s a worthy entry on this list, thanks to its breathtaking visuals and immersive gameplay.
8. A Plague Tale: Requiem
The highly-anticipated sequel to 2019’s A Plague Tale: Innocence, A Plague Tale: Requiem did not disappoint. With plenty of improvements to the stealthy gameplay, Requiem expands of the story of Amicia and Hugo with devastating results. We’ll be thinking of this one for a long time, even if Hugo and Amicia’s story might have come to an end for now.
7. The Quarry
I’ll be the first to admit that games like The Quarry aren’t for everyone with the choice-based gameplay, but it’s hard not to be enamoured by the game’s 80s aesthetic. With a fantastic cast that includes Jurassic World’s Justice Smith, The Quarry is a fun throwback to the slashers of the 1980s from Supermassive Games.
6. The Callisto Protocol
Reminiscent of the Dead Space series of video games, The Callisto Protocol is a wonderfully gory and tense gaming experience. There are hints of The Last Of Us and even Alien: Isolation but the kill animations are gleefully violent, but it’s really the environments that put The Callisto Protocol on this list.
Whoever thought to make an entire game from the point of view of a regular cat should be rewarded heavily. Stray, in which you play as a tabby cat, proved to be a huge success among gamers and received acclaim from critics too and why wouldn’t it? The adventures of a cat in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic world is a winner in my book.
And the award for most rewarding, disturbing, confusing and overall addictive game goes to… Sam Barlow’s Immortality! Make your way through hundreds of clips to discover the story of actress Marissa Marcel, who disappeared after appearing in only three films, none of which saw the light of day.
3. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
It’s been a great year for Star Wars fans. Not only did we get one of the best TV shows of the year in Andor, we also witnessed the return of both Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen in Obi-Wan Kenobi as two iconic characters. But Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga might just be the best piece of Star Wars entertainment in 2022.
2. God of War: Ragnarok
It’s been a great year for Star Wars fans. Not only did we get one of the best TV shows of the year in Andor, we also witnessed the return of both Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen in Obi-Wan Kenobi as two iconic characters. But Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga might just be the best piece of Star Wars entertainment in 2022.It was tough picking between Elden Ring and God of War: Ragnarok for best of the year. One is a difficult, relentless game that offers no mercy and the other is a deeply emotional and cinematic sequel. Kratos and Atreus do their best to stop Ragnarok and defeat Odin, but their journey leads them to unexpected places.
1. Elden Ring
It was crowned Game of the Year, so of course, Elden Ring is our number one game of the year. It’s a brutal, unforgiving, but fully immersive gaming experience. While the difficulty of the game drew some criticism, most players and critics alike were mesmerised by the vast, beautiful open world of the game.