Genre-defining releases have been seen at something of a slower pace this console generation. In 2022, though, a few heavy hitters joined the lineup, giving players deeper, more polished experiences that truly feel new and modern. So what’s our PlayStation Game of the Year 2022? Read on to find out.
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.
PlayStation Game of the Year 2022: Elden Ring
You probably don’t need us to tell you about Elden Ring, undoubtedly the most-talked-about game of the year. (At least any more than we already have!) It feeds the cravings that From Software instilled in players with its previous games, and its limitless ways to approach the world makes each play feel unique. Congratulations, Elden Ring!
Tactics Ogre Reborn
A game that’s essentially the same as it was the last two times? How high we rate Reborn says a lot about just how well the original formula holds up. That said, this isn’t the original formula, tweaking a few ingredients here and there to make for a refined and subtly different experience. It’s still very much a classic sort of tactical RPG without a lot of modern conveniences, but it puts the best foot forward for its generation.
Horizon: Forbidden West
The sequel to early 2017’s second-best open-world action-adventure game mostly about fighting rampant past tech? Yeah, it did a lot to polish its ideas and deliver a larger and more vibrant experience to PlayStation fans this year. It feels great to move around its world, and the narrative works well enough to keep you pushing westward.
What are your PlayStation Game of the Year 2022 selections? Let us know in the comments! And stay tuned for more of Siliconera’s GotY 2022 awards.