The time to vote for Game of the Year has finally arrived. It doesn’t feel like we’ve almost passed 365 days which are considered phenomenal for the gaming industry this year. Feeling more special compared to previous years, 2022 deserves to be named as one of the best years the gaming industry has ever had outside of the pandemic that has indeed haunted and affected the industry we love.
How come? During this 12 month period, gamers have not only been served with a myriad of new franchises that are just about to build popularity, but also the latest series of giant franchises that have been highly anticipated. Especially with several names that managed to appear so stunning, especially in terms of the courage to take risks and the attention to detail. Needless to say, this year has been one of the most complete and sweetest years for gamers as a community. So, who deserves the title as the best? Here are our picks.
In order to make a more objective and fair assessment, JagatPlay will divide it into various categories based on genres and various basic elements that make up a game. We’ve also included the reasons for the selection to provide a clearer picture of why these games managed to win in each of the existing categories.
So, which games are included in JagatPlay’s Best Games of 2022 category? Here we go:
Changing a standard formula into a game that is completely different from both the gameplay and the characterization of the iconic characters in it is an achievement in itself. Take it higher to a new level through a sequel series? This achievement was achieved by Sony Santa Monica with God of War Ragnarok. It contains one of the best few first hours in any video game, wrapping up the story of the ending of Norse mythology with a surprisingly personal story where Kratos and Atreus are the focus, with now expanded exploration and increasingly satisfying fighting sensations. What Sony Santa Monica managed to achieve with it deserves thumbs up.
Does this game need to get a remaster or not? Moreover, with the full AAA price that he pegged, this one question really deserves to be asked. But one thing that cannot be denied is the fact that Naughty Dog did a fantastic job with The Last of Us Part I. The modernization of the engine uses the foundation of Part II as a basis, making the atmosphere and detailed emotions for many of its iconic scenes now projected much more perfectly. Seeing the reactions and minor expressions that appear in each character during dialogue helps build a stronger atmosphere and provides a better context. You can now tell how angry or sad Ellie is just by how flushed her cheeks are when she reacts, for example. A remake that deserves thumbs up, especially with the variety of accessibility options it offers to facilitate gamers with disabilities who can now enjoy it more optimally.