Top 10 Best Games of 2022 You May Have Missed So Far

Just like that, we’re kind of a quarter of the way to 2022. Three months, poof, gone in an instant. Luckily, we’ve been spoiled with a plethora of excellent titles from indie developers and major AAA studios. We all feasted on Horizon Forbidden West, Elden Ring and Kirby and the Forgotten Land, but what about the games you may have missed in favor of these.

That’s what this post hopes to help you with. As we enter a three-month period of relative calm in terms of new releases, there’s no better time to go back and discover those hidden gems you may have missed amidst the chaos. Here’s our pick of the 10 best games in 2022 so far that you might have missed.

FAR: changing tides

PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch

Among all of February’s massive hit titles came FAR: Changing Tides. A sequel to FAR: Lone Sails, the game reverses the problem of the first game – a dry ocean – leaving players with an often abundance of wet things to try and navigate while solving different puzzles.

It’s only a few hours long and the gameplay is pretty straightforward as you watch your little boat sail by on the screen, but it’s a nice little relaxing experience for those looking for some calm on the water after bumping into the head against a certain Fell Omen named Margit one too many times.

nobody saves the world

PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch

Nobody Saves the World is the latest title from the developers behind the Guacamelee! series. This time around, players take control of Nobody – a character who can take on many different forms and in doing so can alter the abilities available to them.

This opens up a ton of different ways to tackle the game’s various obstacles. It mixes it all up with a wacky world where over-the-top enemies and abilities feel right at home.

The game lasts around 15-20 hours, depending on how keen you are to see all it has to offer, and best of all, it’s on Xbox Game Pass!

OlliOlli World

PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch

best games 2022 you may have missed so far

Skateboard games have really dwindled in quantity over the past decade. The Tony Hawk series has more or less died a sad death, and while a new Skate game is in development, it’s the series’ first entry in nearly a decade. However, there have been a few smaller titles that have tried to revive the genre, and OlliOlli World is one that is a stark reminder of just how awesome skateboarding games can be.

Players will need to flip, grind, and battle their way through the world of Radlandia, encountering quirky characters on their way to complete different challenges posed with each level. With great character customization, tricks, and skating style, there’s a lot to love about OlliOlli World, especially when it comes to its more difficult levels.

young souls

PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, Stadia

Despite releasing in early March, Young Souls hasn’t received as warm a reception as we’d expect. Blending the 2D brawler genre with a story-rich ARPG, Young Souls follows the story of rebellious twins as they fight to save their adoptive father.

It’s a modernization of a classic, working genre, providing a short but sweet distraction. Young Souls is a weekend game you’ll have fun with whether you play it solo or with a friend in co-op.

Triangle Strategy

Nintendo Switch

best games 2022 you may have missed so far

If you were an Octopath Traveler fan in 2017, then Triangle Strategy should already be in your library or, at the very least, at the top of your “To Buy” list. Reinventing the “tactical” genre in its beautiful HD-2D, Triangle Strategy follows the plot of three nations fighting for control of dwindling resources like salt and iron. You are there to decide what military and political moves your nation should adopt, and ultimately suffer the consequences – or revel in your successes.

There’s a lot of dialogue to read here, especially at the beginning, but it’s all part of Triangle Strategy’s story theater and only enriches the decisions you make and their consequences. The tactical-style combat is just as engaging as it’s always been, and you’ll really need to plan your moves if you want to prevail in the game’s trickier later stages.

Tunic

Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X|S

In my review of Tunic, I considered it “an ode to old school instruction manuals”. It might not be the flashiest way to describe a game in 2022, but it’s that love for how instruction manuals were back in the ‘old days’ that makes gameplay so special. Tunic such a mysterious joy.

You play as a little fox dressed in a green tunic who wakes up on a beach. With no dialogue, no real waypoint system, or quest log, you’re left to explore the world and figure out where you’re supposed to go and do once you’re there. The game’s instruction manual is there to teach you the basics, but take a closer look and you’ll find little clues to puzzles and hidden mechanics scrawled in the corners or patterns on the pages.

It’s a really fascinating little game, and a challenge to boot. The tunic has to be played to be truly appreciated, and once you reach its end-game content, the developer takes the whole “hidden secrets” element to a whole new level.

Go play Tunic, it’s on Game Pass!

Weird West

PC, PS4, Xbox One

best games 2022 you may have missed so far

Many games give you decisions and pass them around to impact gameplay and how things play out. Weird West pokes fun at this “illusion of choice” and instead makes any logical approach to a problem or story goal a viable option you can explore.

The game lets you follow different heroes as they try to uncover the weird and wonderful mysteries of the Wild West. Every choice you make changes the world and the way things will play out, and despite a few bugs that are hard to ignore – but could be fixed with patches – Weird West is positioning itself as one of the most unique ARPGs you can play. play in 2022.

Oh, and you guessed it, it’s on Game Pass, so you have nothing to lose by trying!

Moss: Book II

PSVR

Chances are, you probably didn’t bother picking up Moss: Book II for the same reason I immediately regretted reviewing it – the nightmarish spaghetti-junction of wires, cables, and connectors. necessary for your PlayStation VR to be operational. your living room or play space again.

Outdated VR technology aside, Moss: Book II is a stark reminder that Polyarc Digital knows how to make a really good VR title. One that doesn’t need you to wave your arms wildly, or bend over and duck around your living room, putting on your TV, your ornaments… your pets? in danger in the process. It’s all about sitting, sometimes you have to peek over a wall to check for a collectible or another route for the Quill titular mouse to reach its goal.

With a new set of weapons and abilities that Quill can use, and a slightly longer runtime than its predecessor, Moss: Book II is a perfect way to say goodbye to your PSVR. It might be an ordeal to put everything back together, but it’s worth it, if only to watch Quill do a little celebratory dance again.

Warhammer 3 Total War

computer

best games 2022 you may have missed so far

Total War: Warhammer III is a must-have game for fans of the series, bringing together the gameplay of Total War RTS with the world of Warhammer for one more epic campaign.

There’s a narrative hook here that’s sure to keep fans playing throughout and once that’s done, there’s full multiplayer with its own innovations and tweaks to deliver a highly replayable experience.

Considering it came out right in the middle of February, chances are you’ve overlooked it in favor of some of the upcoming AAA blockbusters like Horizon Forbidden West or Elden Ring. Now that you’ve had a few months of relative calm, there’s no better time to see what you’ve been missing.

coromone

computer

The monster tamer genre has long been dominated by Pokemon. It’s an irrefutable fact that the series does its best, but there have been so few attempts to wrest its crown from it that even Nintendo’s prized possession has felt somewhat stagnant in innovation for a while now.

Enter Coromon, a GBA-era inspired title that doesn’t hide its inspirations. With eye-catching visuals and designs and some small quality-of-life improvements like the “Potential” system that provides extra depth for team building, and difficulty options to help tailor the experience to your skill level. skill, there’s a lot to like here if you just need more monster catching and battling action.

That being said, it seems a bit too linear when it comes to the different types of Coromon, and beware of Titan battles, as they can be a bit boring given how squishy this enemy type is.

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