Best Video games launched in 2022

2022 has come and nearly gone, bringing with it a lot of video games. 

The year saw some highly-anticipated new entries into many of our favourite big series.

It also saw a lot of indie games that delighted us, and mobile games that sucked away hours of our time.

Presented in alphabetical order, here are The Washington Post’s picks for the 10 best video games of 2022.

Elden Ring The most anticipated title of the year not only exceeded expectations in quality and sales, it became a cultural phenomenon.

It was filled with memorable characters like Radahn, who learned gravitational magic just so his favorite horse could support his titanic body.

God of War Ragnarok “God of War Ragnarok” had a high bar to meet after the success of 2018’s series reboot, and it handily surpassed it. 

The campaign is full of surprises and raw, poignant moments that dive even further into the complicated father-son relationship between Kratos and Atreus. 

The main story is one of the best told in games to date, and even still, the side quests rival it in quality.