Best Games of 2022 You Should Not Miss Out On
Greetings and a Happy New Year to all our readers and followers! Apart from the typical health and wealth clichés, we want to wish you a lot of great moments all through 2023, achieving new High scores, unlocking your most desired items and multiple GGs to add to your record!
As we look back at 2022, we came up with the idea to compile a list of the “Best Games of 2022 You Should Not Miss Out On”, but with that we absolutely do NOT mean to forget about these titles, but rather to check out if you are missing any of them in your Steam games collection, and possibly add them to it now!
We have prepared a list of some game titles that in our opinion you should definitely bring into the New Year with you, before we start focusing on the newest and upcoming games that 2023 is going to bring us! And to sweeten the deal even further we will offer these titles (as well as many others) at exclusive prices in our promotion this weekend (13.01.23 – 16.01.23), so make sure to stroll to our YUPLAY store and take advantage of the sale!
So, are you ready to have a look at our picks? Let’s go!
Elden Ring – The one we simply cannot miss out on a list for Best games of 2022.
Welcome to the festivity of war, Champion! Do you feel worthy to travel the Path of the Lord and slay anything that comes along the way that this massive world puts in front of you? Even the slightest drop of hesitation would mean certain death, as there are no victors that stray from their destiny. It probably is no coincidence that this exact title rumbled the world of gaming in 2022 and took the Best game of the year, as well as Best Game direction and Best RPG title.
It really does display a rank of its own when it comes to immersion and craftsmanship, so is should not come as surprise that it gets enlisted on here. Take on this amazing journey through George R. R. Martin’s fantasy and see if you got what it takes to topple this imaginative and combinative challenge-packed game. But remember sudden death is always just around the corner with this one, so you would need massive endurance and strength as you focus all the skills you may have from other “Souls” titles. One thing is certain you should give your best and hope it is enough!
Norco – A parallel reality noir experience in pixels.
Starting our list with one of the most praised Pixelart titles that has astonished gamers with its impressive world and beauty! A game that has gathered such great stats and rates it would be a crime to not have it on the list.
A textual-based point-and-click adventure title with a deep story, amazing retro-looking graphics paired with a modern twist that captivated the mind as well as the heart of gamers all over the world. It had such strong impact on reviewers that many of them were ready to point to it as “Game of the year” even back at March 22.
It explores the stories of people in an alternate version of Norco Louisiana, and more specifically Kay, who is looking to find her brother – Blake, after the tragic and mysterious death of their mother. You unravel various details as you go through the game’s quests and experience a very surreal world that shows what could be…but thankfully isn’t reality! The game raises many questions about ethics, morals and the human psyche along the journey getting you to think of worldly matters while playing! A modern masterpiece of gaming and storytelling that you should absolutely check out in case it slipped your radar last year!
Tunic – the isometric delight you absolutely must treat yourself with.
Another magnificent March 22 release title that we want to point your attention to is the charming isometric view action game Tunic, with its vast and masterfully crafted worlds, looking so incredibly well. You take the role of an anthropomorphic fox as it traverses magical lands that all get encompassed in an strange language consisting of symbols that you should decode in order to solve the multiple puzzles you have to go through.
The more you explore, the better equipped you become to stand against the ever growing in power enemies you must defeat in your progression. It truly brings a new shiny suit to the, a bit neglected, isometric genre and stands tall in our list as a must-have title for you to enjoy in 2023.
An interesting fact here is that this game combines elements from games such as Zelda and Dark Souls in one so if you are looking for a melancholic experience with adventure motives that is pleasing to the eye, whilst at the same time giving you a tough challenge that would never become too obvious and clear, then this is the game for you! Maybe it is because of the bright and cheerful aesthetic that transforms into darker and more dreadful one as you progress deeper, well it is up to you to find out!
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – The hit that would tingle your spidey senses.
Let’s have a look at a undisputable hit from 2022 now, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is one of our favourite picks not only because of the beloved franchise it represents, but also due to its stunning graphics and performance that pushes the limits of gaming a step further into a vivid and imaginative alternate worlds of the MCU.
As the new Spider-Man, fan-favourite Miles is taking the mantle and path of his mentor Peter Parker and goes on to protect Harlem from the ongoing feuds between the Roxxon Energy Corporation and the Underground crime gangs led by Tinkerer. You go through the cityscapes of a Christmasy New York setting in an open world style, taking up various challenges apart of the main storyline and interacting with multiple characters on your way. As you learn new maneuvers and unlock useful gadgets, you encounter both sides of the conflict and must protect the civilians as best as you can.
Will you be able to save the day? Are you going to be able to balance between the daily life of a young teenager and his secretive hero identity? There’s just one way to find out, and that surely includes a lot of situations to use your Spider sense!
A Plague tale: Requiem – A lesson in sequel making.
Are you ready to embark on an exciting and viciously dangerous journey through spectacular sights and brutally devastated locations of ruins? A Plague tale: Requiem offers you just that experience, an amazingly crafted survival horror stealthy and action-packed adventure game that simply looks breathtakingly. The long-awaited sequel to A Plague tale: Innocence (2019) got to market in late 2022 and it absolutely left us speechless with its high-quality and photorealistic graphics, as well as captivating story continuation that the series offers.
Saving your loved ones has never been as important as the plunder and destruction in this fictional medieval France happens among settlements and the deadly foes encounters that you must overcome. This time the progression system has been expanded on and the more you lean towards a specific play style the more abilities you open up in order to become even more proficient in stealth or direct combat.
A true masterpiece that we recommend to anyone interested to dive deep in the mystical alchemist arts of survival.
Evil West – The Wild West title you never expected to be so drastic.
The next entry in our list gets gruesome right from the start as the Old West becomes quite vicious and vampire-filled. Get a piece of the action alone or in co-op multiplayer as you vanquish the hordes of bloodsuckers that have taken over the in-game world. With its crisp visuals, intense action and fast-paced battles it surely is an impressive feat of last year’s roster that we simply can’t overlook.
Get ready to cleanse the frontiers and turn into a Wild West superhero hunter, equipped with some of the most creative tools you could use to devour through the monstrous and menacing creatures that have overtaken America. It truly is a title in which myths and legends become a reality, but as stated in the game “Evil does not sleep, but it bleeds”, and boy, oh boy does it bleed a lot!
Make sure to give this one a good look as it promises to keep your senses alert to the maximum, as you never know what lurks just around the corner.
Neon White – Get ready for a speedy journey from heaven all the way down to hell.
Another impressive release of 2022 was the FPS speedrunning title Neon White that offers a dynamic fast-paced and card-based mechanic that certainly is worthy to note and release steam to. You fill the role of a Neon assassin that usually gets sent to resolve heavenly matters that could not be sorted with otherwise normal means. It could be offing demons or chasing rogue angels, no matter the task you always need to get the job done in a swift and precise manner.
The unique cards mechanic is what stands out with this one, each track you go on requires you to use cards in order to go further and reach your target, overcoming obstacles and gateways no other creature of god would attempt. It is similar to a roller-coaster ride but with multiple guns at your disposal. “Designed by freaks for freaks” stands as such a good slogan for this game, that we got no further comments.
Uncharted: Legacy of thieves Collection – The definitive Uncharted Experience.
To finish off our list of notable games, we chose the combined adventures of Nathan Drake & Chloe Frazer in a bundle, not only because it is an already quite established franchise with lots and lots of support by fans, but also due to the fact that it is not very often we get such a treasured piece which both veterans and newcomers would enjoy alike. Even if you are familiar with the narrative and story, you are still getting the ultimately improved experience. Experience the chases, puzzles and every other aspect that the acclaimed series has got to offer with stunning visuals, greater framerate and optimized loading time.
Dive deep into the deep jungles, escape all the deadly traps, avoid any unnecessary mercenary attention and reach for the unique goods if you dare. The thrill is guaranteed with these refined and enhanced versions of the beloved stories. We are sure you are going to have a blast all throughout both of the adrenaline soaked parts.
So, what is your opinion about our list, the gaming industry in 2022? We would love to hear what your highlights are! Is it the indie scene with its more experimental approach or do you bet on the grands? Either way, you could take advantage of both segments in our weekend-long promotion, so head on to our YUPLAY store for these and many other Steam titles that you can acquire at bargain prices!
Until next time dear readers, when we would start exploring what 2023 has got awaiting for us all! Having in mind what new titles are coming (wink-wink) it surely is going to be a glorious one, packed with a plethora of new outstanding entries in all of the genres.