Games of the Year 2022

We are at the start of a brand new year and every year, we publish our Game of the Year article in which the Gaming Respawners pick our personal favorite games of the year. We explain why these games performed so well for us. 2022 saw some huge successes, as well as certain games that were thought to be a hit, but didn’t. Additionally, there were games that seemed to come out of thin air and were surprisingly hit games. Join us today and find out whether any of our games are similar to yours in the Gaming Respawn’s Game of the Year 2022.

Kyle Moffat

“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

As of the writing time at the time of writing, I’ve never played all of the important releases of 2022; The God of War: Ragnarok is a Christmas gift. But, I’ve been amazed by some games I’ve played during 2022. Sonic Frontiers and Kirby and the Forgotten Land are honorable reviews, but I’ve loved my time playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.

Like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in 2019, MW2 has revived it as a Call of Duty franchise for me. The campaign, multiplayer, and Warzone has attracted my attention due to the major differences in each of the modes. Naturally, this makes the game even more playable.

The MW2‘s campaign features a wide assortment of missions, which require stealth, intense action, and explosives! Mechanical mechanics are adapted out of Warzone as an unorthodox, but well-liked move. Of course, icons like Soap and Ghost return are a major plus. In terms of multiplayer, although the maps are certainly somewhat disappointing (although as an avid Formula 1 fan, I enjoy Crown Raceway) however, I don’t have any other major issues. The gameplay is smooth, every gun is a viable option and the gold-colored camos keep fans of both intrigued. In the case of Warzone it’s essentially the same as Warzone, but with an updated map however, if it’s not broken, don’t fix it.

It’s true that the reboot of MW2 reboot isn’t entirely innovative, but it’s engaging, constant, and captivating.

Daniel Garcia-Montes

God of War: Ragnarok

Another time I’m experiencing another year in which I didn’t play any new games but rather revisited some older titles of my own (Mass Effect Trilogy, and Dragon’s Dogma), and I also played games that I’d planned to play prior (Aragami 2, and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order) Therefore, by default, I must play the single new game I’ve played this year as my standard Game of the Year of 2022. This award is awarded to God of War: Ragnarok. In all honesty, even if I’d played the other games that came out this year that I was interested in specifically Stray as well as Evil West (and maybe Elden Ring) I think I’d go for God of War: Ragnarok as my choice for my GOT because it’s that great. I’m sure none of them will be able to compete with this one.

Based on the popularity of the previous God of War game, Ragnarok got the same basic gameplay as the previous game and continued from there, bringing us much of the same content that made the first game so enjoyable and making improvements to many of the aspects that were not quite perfect. For instance, the first game featured a number of fights between bosses that were repeated against various Trolls and Ancients while Ragnarok offers an array of more diverse bosses as well as regular enemies. The collectibles and missions are more enjoyable and the story is more interesting and more enjoyable too. Nothing else to say about it. Sony Santa Monica just keeps hitting home runs in their games.

Rob Browne

High on Life

My top choice for a GOTY movie is “High On Life.”. I was excited since the time it was first released, and it lives up to the hype and more. It’s a raunchy drug-inducing, alien-killing hilarious rollercoaster ride through space…and I’m in it for every moment of it.

I was captivated from the very beginning, and left every stone unturned, taking in every inch of its vividly colored worlds I was determined to not miss any kind of funny, expletive-filled joke or fart-related pun. I’m sure to be back to continue my Easter egg hunts and secret hints. WUBALUBA DUB DUB I LOVE YOU!!

Tasha Quinn

A Plague Tale: Requiem

For the majority of us, it’s been an incredibly quiet one for gamers. We’ve seen a couple of major hits through the years, including Elden Ring and God of War: Ragnarok both of which will be popular choices for each player’s individual Game of the year. While I thoroughly enjoyed both of the above games, my favorite is The Plague Tale Requiem.

A Plague Tale Requiem occurs shortly after what transpired in the initial game and lets us take on the role of Amicia de Rune as she goes on a mission to safeguard her big brother Hugo to save Hugo from being the carrier of Prima Macula, a very rare blood condition which, when awakened it creates massive proportions of a plaque.

Amicia along with Hugo have grown as characters as well as siblings, and their bond is the main focus of the gameplay. Gameplay has improved from the initial game, including projectiles made of the alchemy of the first game while providing new methods of play – aggressive, prudent, or opportunist. an ability tree that unlocks according to the path you take.

So, what was it that made The Plague Tale Requiem memorable for me?

Simply put, that’s what I felt after playing the game. I’ve always appreciated games that have strong stories which are why Requiem certainly fits into this section for me. It was a dark and grueling story filled with loss and struggle However, there were some bright spots in which the duo of brothers and sisters were truly content. This tense mix of lows and highs kept me glued when I wanted the de Rune brothers to be successful and win, and it was something I would keep contemplating long after the credits had ended.

Michael Smith

Elden Ring

I’m sure that you’ve all been told an account of the way Elden Ring has been the very first souls game that they loved, how much they liked it, how difficult it was, how amazing the story is, and so on. It’s true, and I’ll say the same thing applies to me and I’m the cliche that you’ve read about in Reddit as well as Twitter. When I played the game for the first time back in October, I found myself addicted, and the more time I spent in The Lands Between, the more I realized the hype surrounding the game’s pre-release, and all the praise that it’s received since its launch. The multiplayer component also surprised me with how great it was. Exploring various PvP-based builds to fight in the Main Academy Gate and co-op boss fights with randoms is pure fun and adds depth to the fantastic single-player experience.

Beyond Elden Ring The YuGiOh! Master Duel was another big game for me, and was a pleasant surprise to kick off the year. A decent option to be a part of the world’s most loved card game, one of the main drawbacks is the grind as well as the monetization of the new cards.

For games that fight It was an interesting year. While it started off by releasing The King of Fighters XV and followed up in the form of DNF Duel as well as MultiVersus The second portion of 2022 has kind of been a waiting period in the case of Street Fighter 6, especially after two closed Betas and the announcement day of June 20, 2023, making the game more popular.

Anthony Pamias

Pokemon Violet or Scarlet

It’s a bit difficult to choose a game that is the best of the year for me. I’d prefer Final Fantasy VII Remake as I played it last year, but I’m not able to. Also, it’s an odd choice with two Pokemon video games: Pokemon Legends: Arceus and Pokemon Scarlet/Violet. However, I’ll have selected the latter one. It could be also that in these games I did my best not to look at spoilers, and instead was enthralled when they were released so that I could fully experience all they offered me. One issue I have with the latest Pokemon game is the fact that players can only get the famous Pokemon in the final game when defeating it, and they don’t appear until meeting The Elite Four, but it does not detract from the overall experience.

Pokémon Scarlet/Violet is one of the best storytelling from Game Freak in a long time (I believe it’s been that it’s been since The Black/White Game because it was the only time that I really enjoyed the storyline that I enjoyed so thoroughly). The game the release of Scarlet/Violet, it’s the first open-world game where the player can advance through any order they wish (well up to the point that you’ve to complete further in the Titan storyline in order to unlock your legendary riding Pokemon’s capabilities to advance, such as the fact that you aren’t able to take on in the Ghost and Ice Gyms until you have the ability to climb or glide to conquer them). It’s enjoyable to decide how I would like to play. Additionally, I like the fact that there are no random battles between trainers, and you can only initiate them by speaking to trainers (well this is the time you must complete the required ones, like those in Ghost or Electric Gyms to name a few).

However, there are some things I’d like to include on the pros and cons list, such as the fact that you aren’t able to enter the homes of people to speak to them or get items or Pokemon and how there are more stores. I haven’t used them in any way however it didn’t stop me from finding things along my adventures through the game.

It is possible to spend lots of hours working on the Pokedex to get the legendaries and shiny hunt. I made an effort not to repeat myself as overall, the latest Pokémon Games are entertaining and entertaining.

These are our top games of the year 2022. Are you happy with our selections? What would be your preferred game? Tell us via the comment section below.

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