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!

  1. Elden Ring
  2. Xenoblade Chronicles 3
  3. FFXIV Endwalker
  4. Citizen Sleeper
  5. Marvel Snap
  6. The Stanley Parable Ultra Deluxe
  7. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
  8. Horizon Forbidden West
  9. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge
  10. Pokémon Legends: Arceus
  11. Chrono Cross: Radical Dreamers Edition
  12. Cult of the Lamb
  13. Neon White
  14. Halo Infinite
  15. Vampire Survivors
  16. Gotham Knights
  17. Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin
  18. Playdate Season 1
  19. Immortality
  20. Cyberpunk 2077
  21. Forza Horizon 5 Hot Wheels DLC
  22. Triangle Strategy
  23. Mario Strikers: Battle League
  24. Multiversus Pre-Season
  25. Stray
  26. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  27. Nobody Saves the World
  28. Unpacking
  29. God of War Ragnarök
  30. Kaichu
  31. Tinykin
  32. Splatoon 3
  33. Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
  34. Shovel Knight Dig
  35. Total War: Warhammer 3
  36. Tunic
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!


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