2022 was long and tumultuous for video games. The year where countless major blockbuster games had their releases pushed out into 2023 was the same one where we somehow got two open-world Pokemon games. Yes, Pokemon Legends: Arceus was a 2022 game.
At several points throughout the year, it was easy to think there were absolutely no big games coming out but looking back, it’s the year that gave us Elden Ring, Horizon Forbidden West, and God of War Ragnarok. More importantly, the void left by AAA games gave several incredible, smaller games the spotlight they rightly deserved.