There have been plenty of new video game releases in 2022 so far, but these 20 stand out as the highest rated.
It’s true that 2022 has seen too many video games originally planned to be delayed, with their release dates pushed back to 2023 and beyond. But despite this, 2022 has also seen its fair share of high-quality new game releases. In fact, there have been plenty of new game releases that have garnered widespread positive reviews from fans and critics alike, ensuring fans of all genres have something fresh to play this year.
Review aggregate site OpenCritic keeps a list of all the year’s highest-rated new game releases. We’ve trimmed it down to remove remasters, remakes, DLC, and improved ports from existing games, focusing entirely on the new 2022 releases.
Here are the 20 highest-rated video games of 2022 so far.
Best Video Games of 2022 So Far
To no one’s surprise, Elden Ring FromSoftware currently holds the top spot with an impressive 95 rating. Elden Ring gained near-universal acclaim when it first launched earlier this year, with the game not only as one of the highest-rated games of 2022, but also one of the highest-rated games made to date. Read also : Ryan Fitzpatrick joins Amazon Prime Video as a studio analyst. Elden Ring has been credited with successfully converting the Dark Souls formula to an open world setting, and for making important quality of life improvements to that formula.
Joining the Elden Ring in 90 or more clubs is a diverse selection of games. The puzzle game Freshly Frosted, in which players are tasked with making conveyor belts and frosting donuts, has an impressive rating of 91. NORCO’s point-and-click adventure game has 90, as does Neon White, a unique first-person shooter game where players must use cards to perform special actions.
The 80s had some famous games, including some of the biggest new game releases of the year. The PlayStation exclusive Horizon Forbidden West has a rating of 88, as does the Nintendo Switch exclusive JRPG Xenoblade Chronicles 3.
Needless to say, there have been plenty of new video game releases for 2022 that have received high praise from critics, so anyone who needs something new to play should consider checking out these games.
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