The 10 best PlayStation games of 2022

The last console The generation got off to a rough start thanks to a deadly mix of hardware shortages, predatory resellers, and a lack of compelling launch titles. But two years later, the PlayStation 5 is finally hitting its stride with a year full of must-have games that finally show the console’s full potential. From long-awaited sequels to inventive new titles, this year’s best PlayStation games appeal to a wide range of gamers – and most of them aren’t playable anywhere else.

Here are the 10 best PlayStation games of 2022.

ten. Ghostwire: Tokyo

Based on Japanese legends and set in an alternate Tokyo under the onslaught of supernatural invaders from the spirit world, Ghostwire: Tokyo is an odd PlayStation gem that looks set to become a cult classic. Unusually for a first-person game, it doesn’t focus on gunplay but rather magical abilities fueled by expressive hand movements. The two protagonists – a mystical adept and a spirit – have some good banter, but the real star of the show is Tokyo itself, full of secrets and beautiful to behold.

9. Gran Turismo 7

Gran Turismo 7 is one of the best racing games ever made.Digital polyphony

Racing games are a bit of a niche genre, but Gran Turismo 7 is so good that even car haters should consider getting in. It’s impossible to ignore how breathtakingly beautiful Gran Turismo 7 that is, and that’s before you even get behind the wheel. The maneuverability of its massive number of cars is nothing short of amazing, and there’s an almost overwhelming amount of content to wade through.

8. Destiny 2: The Witch Queen

The Witch Queen sets a new standard for Destiny 2 extensions, providing one of the highest points in the series so far. Destiny 2The lore-rich story isn’t always easy to parse without an explanatory video article, but The Witch Queen delivers a great story that manages to pull the disparate threads of the Destiny universe into something cohesive and engaging. It’s packed with engaging locations and memorable fights, both throughout the main campaign and the new raid. In short, it is a treat for Destiny 2 diehards, and it’s worth starting from square one just to reach it if you’re new to the game.

seven. rollerdrome

rollerdrome presents a powerful mix of sports and combat.Roll7

It’s hard to think of two things that go together worse than roller skates and rocket launchers, but somehow, rollerdrome makes it work. Both extreme sports and gladiator fights, rollerdrome is an absurdly fun high-speed spectacle that tests your ability to think on your feet (or wheels) as much as it tests your reflexes. Add in a phenomenal soundtrack, breathtaking art, and a surprisingly interesting story, and you have one of the biggest cult hits of the year.

6. The Last of Us Part I

Whether or not it’s a 2013 remake The last of us was justified, it is difficult to dispute the results. The Last of Us Part I doesn’t alter the already excellent story of the original, but updates everything with astonishing skill. From its sound design to its immaculate graphics, The Last of Us Part I is a captivating technical showcase that lives up to its captivating history.

Like other recent releases of the first game, it’s packed with new accessibility options and its gameplay benefits from 10 years of innovation over the original. In short, it’s the best way to play one of the most acclaimed games of all time.

5. Stranger from Heaven: Final Fantasy Origin

As puzzling as his story is, Stranger from Heaven: Final Fantasy Origin is one of the best action games of the year.Square-Enix

When Square Enix announced it was coming back for a retelling of the original Final Fantasy, that’s probably not what anyone had in mind. stranger from paradise had perhaps the best marketing campaign ever, with each new trailer introducing more absurd elements than the last (Limp Bizkit? Frank Sinatra?!).

When Origin of Final Fantasy and its growling meathead protagonist arrived, it was every bit as bizarre as it looked, but also had one of the best combat systems of the year, offering unlimited potential to define your playstyle.

4. Forbidden Horizon West

Forbidden Horizon West is one of the most beautiful games of all time, showing off everything the PlayStation 5 is capable of in the right hands. It fills the strange and captivating world established in Horizon Zero Dawn while expanding on the excellent combat that made the original a success. Thanks to a sprawling suite of accessibility options, it’s also a game that caters to a much wider range of players than the typical AAA fare.

3. Wander

WanderThe feline protagonist of easily won over gamers this year.BlueTwelve Studio

Everyone wants to be a cat, like in 2022 Wander proves. This PS5 adventure was brought to life on the paws of its lovable protagonist, but that’s far from the only thing it has going for it. The game’s robot-filled world is beautifully detailed and full of nooks and crannies to explore with your feline agility. A great soundtrack and an audio design cement Wander as one of the most enjoyable gaming experiences of the year.

2. God of War Ragnarok

God of the war2018’s transformation from an aggro hack-and-slash franchise into a mythological family drama couldn’t have been more surprising. God of War Ragnarok shows that the reboot’s success was no fluke, with even more thrilling battles and a grander story. This time around there are more varied environments and enemies, with a larger cast to liven up Kratos and Atreus’ quest.

1. Ring of Elden

There is simply no match for Ring of Elden in terms of scale and wonder.From software

FromSoftware has released hit after hit for over a decade, but has reached new levels of success with Ring of Elden. A game of unimaginable scope, it still manages to fill its beautiful, decaying world with surprises around every corner. Ring of Elden is a masterclass in world building and free exploration, allowing players to set their own pace and style of play – as long as they’re up for a major challenge.

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