The 10 best games of 2022

Whether offering fast cars or loaded guns, these are our favorite games like the Grand Theft Auto series

Votes have been cast, arguments had, and now GamesRadar+ is ready to reveal its pick of the best games of 2022

We've spent the past few weeks debating, and now we're ready to celebrate the 10 best games of the year...

An instantly memorable open-world reinvention of one of the most iconic RPG formulas. The game's far from perfect, but the important changes are so refreshing.

10. Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Platform(s): Switch

A historical narrative-driven game focused on choice-driven storytelling, wrapped in a gorgeous painterly art style. We can't get enough of its drop-dead gorgeous watercolor art style.

9. Pentiment

Platform(s): PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One

This sequel expands its XCOM-esque strategy concept, delivering a fresh take on the formula by ditching the grid and loosening the turn-based elements to create battles with more freedom.

8. Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope

Platform(s): Switch

Perhaps the most ambitious JRPG ever made. More than any entry before it, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 truly earns its daunting runtime, and fully leverages its gargantuan world.

7. Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Platform(s): Switch

The pixel graphics and easy-to-digest premise of this bullet hell hide behind them a complexly layered system of weapon upgrades, pathing decisions, and other choices.

6. Vampire Survivors

Platform(s): PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Android, iOS

Sam Barlow's latest, and suitably his greatest, take on the FMV genre. A brilliant headf**k that'll have you scrubbing through footage thinking you've lost your mind.

5. Immortality

Platform(s): PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Android, iOS

This supreme sequel builds on the baseline open world that Guerrilla created and imbues it with much more personality and soul. Combat also gets a welcome upgrade.

4. Horizon Forbidden West

Platform(s): PS5, PS4

The way Stray captures the movements and behaviors of your average cat is a joy, with elements like scratching rugs and knocking objects off tables seamlessly entwined with a lovely narrative.

3. Stray

Platform(s): PC, PS5, PS4

Thanks to upgrades to its satisfying combat, smart puzzle solving, and some lovely side quests, it can be argued that Ragnarok actually betters its predecessor in many ways.

2. God of War Ragnarok

Platform(s): PS5/PS4

FromSoftware builds masterfully on the foundations it established for Bloodborne, Dark Souls, and Sekiro – expanding them into a sprawling, ambitiously-structured open world.

1. Elden Ring

Platform(s): PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One
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