Games of the Year 2022: The Final List
Here it is, the final ranked list of every video game I played this year that I found interesting enough to write about!
- Elden Ring
- Xenoblade Chronicles 3
- FFXIV Endwalker
- Citizen Sleeper
- Marvel Snap
- The Stanley Parable Ultra Deluxe
- Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
- Horizon Forbidden West
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge
- Pokémon Legends: Arceus
- Chrono Cross: Radical Dreamers Edition
- Cult of the Lamb
- Neon White
- Halo Infinite
- Vampire Survivors
- Gotham Knights
- Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin
- Playdate Season 1
- Cyberpunk 2077
- Forza Horizon 5 Hot Wheels DLC
- Triangle Strategy
- Mario Strikers: Battle League
- Multiversus Pre-Season
- LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
- Nobody Saves the World
- God of War Ragnarök
- Splatoon 3
- Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
- Shovel Knight Dig
- Total War: Warhammer 3
Looking back at the year, there are a few games I would move around in hindsight. But, part of the fun of doing a list like this and building it as I go is that I don't allow myself to do that.
That being said, the one game I want to give a special shout-out here is Vampire Survivors. When I initially ranked that game, I was really only ranking the early access version. Me and my family got back around to playing the full release version in early December and it's just such a fantastic game now. It was always good, but now it's great. I was tempted to change the current ranked version to "early access" and write another post about the 1.0 release, but ultimately didn't. It gets this little blurb instead!
There are also a few games I'm still actively playing but not ready to rank. That cutoff always happens at some point in December. The way I handle it is to make those games eligible for ranking on next year's list instead. They're typically the first games I add to the list in the new year.
Well, there you have it. The full 2022 year ranked. It was a really solid year for video games.
Expect one last post in this series before the end of the year as a wrap-up!