The line between console and PC got even blurrier in 2022, with the Steam Deck making the platform a popular portable option. So our picks for PC Game of the Year 2022? Yeah, they’re not all the sorts of games you’re used to seeing make the platform their preferred home. Read on for our selections. (And tell us your personal favorites in the comments!)
These awards represent the consensus of the Siliconera staff. For more of the year’s award selections, check out our Game of the Year 2022 archive.
Winner: I Was A Teenage Exocolonist
If you’re a good fit for Exocolonist‘s hyper-online writing style, you’ll love digging into the visual novel’s dozens of hours of conversations and nearly 30 endings. It certainly has a point of view and isn’t afraid to preach about it. Still, we think its merits far outweigh its flaws, and it’s worth your time and attention. That earns it our PC Game of the Year 2022 award!
Cult of the Lamb
Publisher Devolver Digital’s catalog is so chock-full of games with style and attitude that sometimes it’s tough to keep up! But Cult of the Lamb, from developer Massive Monster, still manages to stand out. Engaging mechanics! A signature character! Its particular charms have developed it a, well, cult following, and with good reason.
Horror adventure Signalis crafts narrative moments with clear influence from other tales in the genre, but does it with its own personality and style. And it rewards playing through again and again, revealing new secrets as you further explore its world. For more on the game’s particular charms, read Kazuma’s review.
What are your PC Game of the Year 2022 selections? Let us know in the comments! And stay tuned for more of Siliconera’s GotY 2022 awards, including our overall top selection.