The Five Best Games of 2022… According to Their Ratings
doWhat are the best games so far this year? This is the question that many are asking after the launches of Elden Ring and Horizon Forbidden West, two of the biggest candidates for GOTY in 2022. Undoubtedly, Guerrilla Games and FromSoftware have created two marvelous works. So much so that it is difficult to say which is the best, as long as we do it from a subjective point of view.
If we refer to the ratings and ratings of specialized media and users (Metacritic), things change. Ignoring in passing the best games of the year which are not new, that is to say which have landed on a new platform (God of War, for example) the thing is like this:
SNK vs. CAPCOM: Card Fighter’s Clash: 85 rating
We could have left it out, as it was originally released in November 1999, but we found it so curious that it appeared, that we decided to leave it. SNK vs CAPCOM: Card Fighter’s Clash is a Neo Geo title that has reappeared on Nintendo Switch. Thanks to a card system, it allows us to face our favorite characters from each franchise in combat without too many animations and effects.
OlliOlli World: 87 rating
We skipped Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection for a similar reason to God of War. In this case, because it is a pack in the form of a remaster. Coming back to the topic at hand, OlliOlli World enchanted locals and foreigners alike with its big personality, friendly staging and amazing gameplay.
Total War: WARHAMMER III: footnote 87
Great strategy game. Something more niche, no less valuable. Total War is one of the oldest strategy franchises around. It is a very complete experience with a long course and very solid foundations. Total War: Warhammer III combines the wonderful gameplay of Total War with the ever-rich Warhammer universe. Lots of Lore, very tactical battles and an incomparable experience. good game
Horizon Forbidden West: 88 ratings
Courtesy of God of War (93 points after launch on PC) the second best game of 2022. The work of Guerrilla Games has won over locals and foreigners alike. Many users argue, in fact, that it is better than Elden Ring. Could be. Aloy’s adventure is epic and graphically wonderful. I won’t be the only one to say which is better. Not today.
Elden Ring: 97 notes
For many, one of the best games in history. For many others, the best version of FromSoftware. For the rest, a must for souls. In some cases, a game that doesn’t make them particularly funny. In all cases, beyond everyone’s personal opinion, it’s undeniable: Elden Ring is a real great game. All inclusive, it will be the GOTY of 2022 except for a major surprise. Its impact was absolute and the media catalogs it as a work of art.
Other notable titles
There will be those who will be surprised (or not) not to see games like Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the top. He’s not that far off, having accumulated a rating of 93 points, but he’s a bit far from the other big contenders. In fact, it is in 19th place, although between Elden Ring (for example) is repeated up to 3 times depending on the platform. Other notable titles are Strange Horticulture, Infernax and Retro Bowl.
Just after, we find Pokémon Legends: Arceus, a game tied on points with the PlayStation 4 version of Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream. to find Lost Ark, one of the biggest releases of 2022 in terms of numbersyou have to go up to number 23. SIFU, WindJammers 2 or The King of Fighters XV are the other best rated games.