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Best 2022 games, so far

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This year has been nothing but a stellar year for video game enthusiasts, with consecutive bangers being released left, right, and center. And yes, although not all games are created equal, it’s evident that this year has the potential to be one of the greatest in terms of video game releases.اضافة اعلان

So, let us talk about some of the best games released in 2022 so far.


Horizon Forbidden West
Platform: PS4, PS5

Horizon Forbidden West (HFW) has shown the world how big open-world titles can still be engaging and full of life. It has also gone out of its way to show us how sequels can surpass the quality of its predecessors.

With one point of interest after the other, HFW makes its players want nothing more than to explore every nook and cranny available across its vast world. With stellar movement options, such as the familiar glider that feels reminiscent of 2017’s Breath of the Wild, fluid combat mechanics that have only improved since the release of the prequel, and an engaging story line that has the power to pull on your heartstrings, HFW has rightfully claimed the title of one of the best releases of the year.


Destiny 2: The Witch Queen
Platforms: PS4, Google Stadia, Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox One, PS5, Microsoft Windows

Yes, this game was released five years ago, and if you have heard of, or played it, you probably already know what it’s all about.

However, with the release of its latest expansion, The Witch Queen, the game deserves nothing more than to be played. This expansion features the best campaign the series has seen, with moments that rival some of the greats like The Halo series and The Doom series.

From start to finish, The Witch Queen is a brilliantly creative take on gothic sci-fi, with a plot to match. The best part is that it allows you to disregard as much of the massively multiplayer online role-playing game — commonly known as MMORPG — grind as you desire.

With graphics and gameplay that only gets better as the years pass, satisfactory and competitive player versus player (PVP) and player versus environment (PVE), and the unparalleled feeling of firing the plethora of guns the game has — The Witch Queen has definitely made an impact upon its expansion release this past February.


Vampire Survivors
Platforms:  Android, macOS, Microsoft Windows, Linux

If you take one look at Vampire Survivors you would probably think this list has just lost any credibility it had. You would, unfortunately, be wrong.

In theory, this game has no business being as good as it is. With clear visual inspiration from the Castlevania series, the game is simple. You choose one of the many characters who start with a set “ability” and are thrown into a map that seems to almost loop endlessly (it doesn’t) and you, well, walk.

The only controls available are the ones that move your character. As you move, you automatically “attack” things close to around you — that is the gist of it.

The longer you play, the crazier it gets, with swarms of enemies that are absurdly large. The game is so simple, yet has such an addictive tempo.

If you have not already, you need to check it out, and trust us — it will surpass whatever expectations you might have.


Elden Ring
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

Everyone has heard of this game, there is no need to assume otherwise at this point. If you read the article we previously published about it, you already know that we truly believe this will be the game of the year.

There has not been a single game, at least in a while, that has made us feel an iota of what Elden Ring managed to make us feel. If you take the amount of life that you might see in HFW’s world, it honestly does not compare to the amount of life the world Miyazaki created holds.

There are not enough good things to say about Elden Ring, and having already invested 90 hours into it so far, there truly is not a contender on this list that rivals the bang-for-your-buck that Elden Ring provides.

There are a ton of other titles that deserve your time, or at least worth checking out, from Pokémon Legends: Arceus, OlliOlli World, or even Doki Doki Ragnarok (That last one is a doozy).


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