One thing is clear: the future of video games is guaranteed for the next few years. It’s hard to believe, but we’re almost at the end of 2022! That means there have been plenty of new video game releases to keep us entertained this year. This article will look at some of the best games that have come out so far.
2022: A Great Year for Games
In 2022, video games aren’t just about racking up points and getting the most kills. As games become more cinematic and immersive, their stories become more complex and engaging.
Because, let’s be honest, there’s nothing worse than a video game with a terrible ending. Even after all the strategy and planning you make to beat the final boss, seeing all that work traded off for a dull, underwhelming resolution can be infuriating.
Luckily, the titles on this list only feature well-written narratives that draw players in and keep them hooked until the very end. They also stay with people long after beating the game, making a valuable impact that few other games could.
We’re over halfway into 2022, and we’ve seen some fantastic video games released. Here are some of the best video games of the year so far.
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe is a first-person narrative video game released in April this year. It’s a remastered and expanded version of the original 2013 game, The Stanley Parable.
The game begins when the protagonist, Stanley, wakes up at his desk to find his office abandoned. A narrator suddenly chimes in, describing Stanley’s every choice as he stumbles around, looking for signs of life.
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe is a unique and innovative game that allows players to make choices that affect the story’s outcome. Something slightly different happens when you think you’re getting the hang of the game. It contains endless possibilities, too: either a specific door won’t open, the narrator tells you something different, or you’re suddenly floating. Additionally, it’s one of the funniest games on the list.
This title has received critical acclaim from many video game publications. If you’re looking for an enjoyable and thought-provoking gaming experience, this is something you should check out.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
Like The Stanley Parable, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is best known for its comedic dialogue. With a knock-out cast including Wanda Sykes, Will Arnett, and Andy Samberg all making some hilarious appearances, it’s no wonder the game is so funny.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is a spin-off of the popular Borderlands series, making it perfect for fans of that franchise or for anyone who enjoys an excellent action-adventure game. In fact, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is a board game played by the Borderlands characters.
In one scene, a piece of popcorn falls onto the board, which becomes a mission for players. They have to destroy the massive popcorn to be able to continue exploring. Little meta easter eggs like these make gamers want to come back for more – that and the epic gameplay with outrageous weapons.
Stray is a beautiful, atmospheric game that follows a cat on a journey back to its family. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic, cyberpunk city run by robots. To get back home, the cat navigates through the city and makes friends along the way, avoiding vicious, flesh-eating bugs and solving puzzles.
Like other titles on this list, Stray has a unique sense of humor, almost like an inside joke for cat people. Players must perform feline activities like scratching furniture and knocking things over to advance further in the game.
The game’s visuals are stunning, and the soundtrack is haunting and eerie. Stray is a unique and memorable game that will stay with players long after they finish it.
Norco is set in a small town outside New Orleans. The protagonist must find her brother, who has gone missing and unravel a fascinating story filled with mystery and magical realism in the process.
Norco won many awards, including the Tribeca Film Festival’s Best Game category. This comes as no surprise because, besides having a solid team with the Geography of Robots, the developers also had advice from big names, including Metal Gear Solid’s Hideo Kojima and Candyman’s Nia DaCosta.
Lauded for its poignant yet powerful dialogue, pixel art graphics, and innovative gameplay, Norco has a lot to offer. It’s an excellent choice for gamers who love an element of cinema.